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bg100
bg100
7 December

Evaporative cooling

Evaporative cooling

The evaporative cooling effect only works well in dry air, therefore any humid areas i.e the coastal fringe are not ideal. It is why evap units are found west of the…

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bg100
Dec 07, 2017 10:33 pm
ianjel
ianjel
7 December

Melbourne Evaporative Cooling or do we Upgrade?

Melbourne Evaporative Cooling or do we Upgrade?

I am also on the same page and building roughly the same house size. Been reading posts here re evaporative and refrigerated cooling. Also doing some research on their…

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ianjel
Dec 07, 2017 8:50 pm
IamSAM
IamSAM
6 December

Ceiling fan with light recs

Ceiling fan with light recs

A good way is to visit a store at check out the fittings. There is so much option and price range too. The economy brand is MERCATOR while HUNTER is premium. The features…

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IamSAM
Dec 06, 2017 4:35 pm
IamSAM

Hi We noticed that the air-con ducts have been installed very closed to the fan light. We are not happy with the resresults and we think the ducts should have been…

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Jane Wilson
Dec 05, 2017 9:54 am
mboy
mboy
4 December

Ducted: Gas Heating vs RC Aircon vs Gas+Addon Cooling

Ducted: Gas Heating vs RC Aircon vs Gas+Addon Cooling

Thanks bashworth. If I assume correctly, your retirement unit is smaller in size compared to a double storey; and therefore the smaller reverse cycle splits. These are…

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mboy
Dec 04, 2017 11:01 pm
arcadelt
arcadelt
3 December

Are all insulations made equal?

Are all insulations made equal?

The R-rating is certified, so there should be no difference in thermal performance of two brands with the same rating. Longevity might be a different issue and it might be…

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arcadelt
Dec 03, 2017 8:46 pm
HyperionX
HyperionX
2 December

Ducted aircon after handover? Single story house

Ducted aircon after handover? Single story house

How easy is it to self-install most of it on a scale of 1-10? Are you quite handy already? I'm contemplating doing the same to save a few thousand and learn how it's done…

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HyperionX
Dec 02, 2017 11:06 am
HyperionX
parawolf
parawolf
30 November

(MEL) Retrofit of inverter AC system

(MEL) Retrofit of inverter AC system

So got a second quote - basically the same fit out, but a 12.5kW Mitsubishi Electric System vs the 14kW (13.5?) above. But the rough quote after property inspection, was…

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parawolf
Nov 30, 2017 9:25 am
alexp79
alexp79
29 November

Insulation Installation guidlines

Insulation Installation guidlines

Depends on what type of insulation you are using. For glasswool type, I guess the most efficient installation would be via blow-in (e.g. check Jet Stream MAX by Knauf),…

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alexp79
Nov 29, 2017 12:41 am

Hi, we’ve got a daikin ducted aircon with two zones. Since yesterday, it’s playing up and I’m not sure where to look first. The aircon turns off and when I want…

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karcher.cc
Nov 24, 2017 4:40 pm
Jammo05
Jammo05
17 November

Sisalation required on new build

Sisalation required on new build

The Brickies have layed the first course of bricks and I have been advised that sisalation isn't required is this common practice ? I have been told by the builder this…

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Jammo05
Nov 17, 2017 12:03 pm
brucefil2011
brucefil2011
12 November

Insulation Rating vs Whirly-birds

Insulation Rating vs Whirly-birds

look up odyssey see more at hoffmangoldwithporterdavis.wordpress.com

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brucefil2011
Nov 12, 2017 11:13 am
RC56
RC56
4 November

Evaporative cooling vs Split system

Evaporative cooling vs Split system
1, 2

Very well explained.. Thanks. It was good to read a bit of the history to this ongoing issue.

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RC56
Nov 04, 2017 5:56 pm
reno_nomad
reno_nomad
27 October

Cooling a two-storey house with a skillion roof

Cooling a two-storey house with a skillion roof

Thank you for the link. Very informative. I might even give them a call to see if they have a rep locally who could come and provide some advice. Thanks again!

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reno_nomad
Oct 27, 2017 10:01 am
Joker
Joker
18 October

Daikin and Escea: Some Advice, and a plea for help

Daikin and Escea: Some Advice, and a plea for help

Ring escea to get a few names, or get a name from a retail business.

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Joker
Oct 18, 2017 11:29 pm
arcadelt
arcadelt
18 October

Opinion hydronic slab heating with engineered floorboards

Opinion hydronic slab heating with engineered floorboards

Most Australian builders have no experience with hydronic heating, full stop!

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arcadelt
Oct 18, 2017 10:01 pm
SharonC
SharonC
16 October

Recommended Daikin Installers Perth

Recommended Daikin Installers Perth

We are looking at putting a Daikin reverse cycle ducted air conditioner in our house in Perth, hills area. Any recommendations of good quality installers? Thanks.

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SharonC
Oct 16, 2017 12:12 am
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ilmessaggio
Oct 15, 2017 9:08 pm
danevechild
danevechild
9 October

Bolton

Bolton

Hi newhome17, We got the builder to put it in. They have got separate wiring for the ceiling fans.

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danevechild
Oct 09, 2017 8:56 am
ilmessaggio
ilmessaggio
9 October

Actron Ducted Air Conditioning

Actron Ducted Air Conditioning
1, 2

The thing about air conditioning is not so much the unit but the installation, in both quality of, and delivery. The efficiency is very much dependent on manner of…

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ilmessaggio
Oct 09, 2017 2:08 am
RTJE
RTJE
3 October

Air conditioning

Air conditioning

Which 14kw ducted air conditioning unit does Coral Homes install and is it worth the cost.

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RTJE
Oct 03, 2017 5:12 pm
Lurgen
Lurgen
2 October

Soundproofing question

Soundproofing question

Replacing those doors with proper solid-core units that seal well around the edges is an absolute must - our last place had fantastic insulation and soundproofing but was…

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Lurgen
Oct 02, 2017 1:22 pm
Lurgen
CC1987
CC1987
28 September

Anticon Installation - after colourbond roof is installed

Anticon Installation - after colourbond roof is installed

Awesome, so its ok to reuse the sheets then! Thanks! Another question I have is, the ceilings are scheduled to go in tomorrow and i think the anticon will be installed…

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CC1987
Sep 28, 2017 11:24 pm
ilmessaggio
ilmessaggio
13 September

Missing heating cooling vent after settlement

Missing heating cooling vent after settlement

another builder trying to pull a fast one The person with the money decides where they go so stand fast and if the builder asks as to what you would like done, as is…

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ilmessaggio
Sep 14, 2017 12:23 am
Jack Donaghey
Jack Donaghey
27 August

Actron Air conditioning ducting ESP Series vs Daikin

Actron Air conditioning ducting ESP Series vs Daikin
1, 2

Good discussion! Cheers guys. From the team at Accutemp Services -

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Jack Donaghey
Aug 27, 2017 10:02 pm
hughchuck
hughchuck
25 August

Adding Extra Heating Vent in Steel Duct

Adding Extra Heating Vent in Steel Duct

Hi, I have a steel heating duct that runs along my ground floor ceiling feeding my heating vents of my 1st floor of the house. I want to cut into it to feed a room on the…

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hughchuck
Aug 25, 2017 12:01 pm
mslodyczka
mslodyczka
23 August

Best place to buy glasswool?

Best place to buy glasswool?

Does anyone have recommendations for glass wool in Melbourne at good prices? Where would builders get their materials from and do you think they'd get a significant…

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mslodyczka
Aug 23, 2017 11:43 am

Building Inspector

Building Inspector

👋 hi, Is anyone able to recommend a good building inspector in Sydney NSW. I would like to use one through our entire build. Thanks 😊

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ObrienDayDream
Aug 20, 2017 4:02 pm
ObrienDayDream
Joker
Joker
16 August

Ducted heated air con

Ducted heated air con

Try to get the original air con butchers to get a more experienced installer out to your job, some one from another company who is honest and good, it will end up with a…

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Joker
Aug 16, 2017 2:31 pm
arcadelt
arcadelt
9 August

Insulating an existing enclosed bullnose verandah

Insulating an existing enclosed bullnose verandah

If the ceiling is lined, and you can remove the lining and there is a space, you can install batts. If there is no ceiling, then it's a bit more difficult, because you…

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arcadelt
Aug 09, 2017 10:30 am
AJW
AJW
2 August

Wanted: Daikin SkyFi

Wanted: Daikin SkyFi

Gather you actually mean SkyZone, as SkyFi is still in production, but not currently in stock due to supplier delays. In which case provided the WiFi part of the SkyZone…

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AJW
Aug 02, 2017 10:51 pm
stucutz
stucutz
31 July

Phase Change Materials - anyone used this?

Phase Change Materials - anyone used this?

Personally I see the material as just another way of selling/promoting insulation and a claim to provide a desirable solution at a cost. Any/ all insulation is a…

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stucutz
Jul 31, 2017 9:11 am
Bels
Bels
26 July

Hydronic Heating - Which Brand to Choose?

Hydronic Heating - Which Brand to Choose?
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

1, Yes you can get a combi boiler and use the second loop for domestic hot water. I do this at home. 2, From my experience, I'd say you still need panels upstairs though…

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Bels
Jul 26, 2017 10:22 pm
Aussiegirl
Aussiegirl
23 July

Anyone remember Braemar wood fired hot water?

Anyone remember Braemar wood fired hot water?

I don't know what the cost of importing these or if they comply with Australian regulations but this manufacturer in India has some very interesting wood fired hot water…

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Aussiegirl
Jul 23, 2017 10:45 am
supa007
supa007
22 July

New build on coastal SE QLD

New build on coastal SE QLD

Hi all, Just wondering if anyone can chime in on our new build. We are going to build on a block within meters from the beach in SE QLD. Our Brisbane based architect…

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supa007
Jul 22, 2017 11:33 am

Daikin Unit has Developed Fault

Daikin Unit has Developed Fault

I authorized them to go ahead. Indoor PCB still a delay......... Its Daikin part # 300556P If I can get one earlier that would be great. Where should I look??

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Wandin Valley
Jul 11, 2017 8:16 am
Wandin Valley
barkly
barkly
10 July

Mould on Colourbond Roof

Mould on Colourbond Roof

Peter, Not unusual for fungus on Colorbond roof. I have it on mine and we are about 300m from Port Philip Bay in Vic. I have a Technical Bulletin TB-27 made available…

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barkly
Jul 10, 2017 6:16 pm
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alexp79
Jul 10, 2017 5:41 pm
arcadelt
arcadelt
10 July

What size Ducted Heating System? Two completely quotes

What size Ducted Heating System? Two completely quotes

See if you can get your system zoned so that you are only heating areas that need it when they need it - air heats up very quickly, so those areas not on most of the time…

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arcadelt
Jul 10, 2017 2:45 pm
Bels
Bels
7 July

Air-Con on 3 phase

Air-Con on 3 phase

Before you splash out and outlay on a mains upgrade to 3 phase supply, just check that your induction cooktop doesn't also support single phase supply. The few I've…

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Bels
Jul 07, 2017 2:25 am
BrisJay
BrisJay
1 July

Ducted Aircon install

Ducted Aircon install

I was wondering if anyone has a recommendation for ducted aircon installers in Brisbane? I'm building two new houses side by side and my builder is happy for me to get my…

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BrisJay
Jul 01, 2017 11:09 am
Bels
Bels
27 June

Built in wardrobe ventilation

Built in wardrobe ventilation

It might help. Regarding the extent, it depends upon why you have got humidity issues from the wardrobes to start with.

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Bels
Jun 27, 2017 11:37 pm

Evaporative Cooling - Melbourne

Evaporative Cooling - Melbourne

Anyone knows of reliable repair person for coolers?

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cosmoskramer
Jun 23, 2017 3:44 pm
Sabba
Sabba
21 June

The Case of the Missing Insulation

The Case of the Missing Insulation

Well... I hope it serves as an example for other first timers. Don't trust a certificate. Definitely worth paying an independent inspector to go through the property with…

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Sabba
Jun 21, 2017 7:43 pm
Joker
Joker
19 June

How are you sizing up your AC system?

How are you sizing up your AC system?

I use 2 A/C Nikibi 3 phrases for a 10m x 3m room. It is quite ok. I agree with you that A/C system can be most effective in a large space. I think you should use the…

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Joker
Jun 19, 2017 10:28 pm

Ducted reverse cycle heating/cooling + smart thermostat

Ducted reverse cycle heating/cooling + smart thermostat

Found a solution for anyone who looks at this in the future. Some people have accessed the Daikin API and integrated it to Homebridge.

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burnertoasty
Jun 17, 2017 1:25 am
marshi
marshi
15 June

Evaporative aircon brand

Evaporative aircon brand

Hi we are currently getting quotes for our evaporative aircon and are trying to decide which brand mainly between brivis and Braemar. We currently have a Braemar at our…

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marshi
Jun 15, 2017 2:20 pm

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