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kexkez
kexkez
27 July 2013

Forum Terms of Use

Forum Terms of Use

It seems we have a number of threads where members find it difficult to agree to disagree without starting a slanging match and being rude. Regardless of who starts this…

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kexkez
Jul 27, 2013 4:29 pm
kexkez

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 10:43 am
Bels
Bels
20 August

Actron Ducted Air Conditioning

Actron Ducted Air Conditioning

Hello I'll just reply here as I don't think it requires a PM and could be helpful to others with the same issue. I'd contact the installer and just get them back to…

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Bels
Aug 20, 2017 4:56 pm

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 3:02 pm
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 1:31 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 9:30 am
paparazi257
paparazi257
3 August

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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paparazi257
Aug 03, 2017 6:39 pm
paparazi257
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 9:51 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 8:11 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 9:22 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 9:45 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 10:33 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 7:16 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 5:16 pm
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alexp79
Jul 10, 2017 4:41 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 1:45 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 1:25 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 10:09 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 10:37 pm

Evaporative Cooling - Melbourne

Evaporative Cooling - Melbourne

Anyone knows of reliable repair person for coolers?

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cosmoskramer
Jun 23, 2017 2:44 pm

Bolton

Bolton

We went with evaporating cooling but have got fan in all rooms and living room. Melbourne warm doesnt last that long. hahahaha

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danevechild
Jun 22, 2017 9:13 am
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 6:43 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 12:25 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 1:20 pm
Joker
Joker
13 June

Ducted AC & separate Gas Heating. Worthwhile having both?

Ducted AC & separate Gas Heating. Worthwhile having both?

Got ducted actron add on air con and ducted 6 star gas heating, works efficiently, also solar, gas hot water, and micro inverter panel solar panels, use heating 3 times…

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Joker
Jun 13, 2017 1:17 pm
Bels
Bels
5 June

How much emphasis should you put into your R Value?

How much emphasis should you put into your R Value?

It depends on whether your ceiling space is insulated or ventilated. On a stinking hot day the heat in a ceiling would permeate into the ducts resulting in the system…

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Bels
Jun 05, 2017 11:34 pm
Bels
Bels
5 June

Heating & Cooling Dilemma

Heating & Cooling Dilemma

Generally, industrial meat slicers have a range of different features, therefore it is very important to consider carefully before purchasing your target model. The first…

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Bels
Jun 05, 2017 11:31 pm

Insulation Question

Insulation Question

well I'm trying to get the floor as temp. stable as possible. From what I understand, The higher the R value the better. I was going to use two layers of R-30 between the…

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Navyguywandell
May 30, 2017 12:36 pm
Joker
Joker
26 May

Gas Log Fire

Gas Log Fire

With the cannon it ran for 15 years before I sold the house without any breakdown, even with a warranty I wouldn't buy a unreliable product. Sent from my Redmi 4 using Tapatalk

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Joker
May 26, 2017 7:22 pm
Joker
Joker
13 May

Ducted ac question gas under doors

Ducted ac question gas under doors

Also the best ac installed poorly will be a poor performer, installation and ac quality are both of equal importance. Sent from my Redmi 4 using Tapatalk

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Joker
May 13, 2017 8:27 pm

Turboheat - Ducted Heating for Wood Fires

Turboheat - Ducted Heating for Wood Fires

We will be building our new home hopefully later this year. It will be on 2 acres in the Ballarat Region and we are looking at our heating options. There is no natural gas…

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olgasturlu
May 12, 2017 4:09 pm
alexp79
alexp79
5 May

Knauf Comfortboard

Knauf Comfortboard

If Knauf costs more than $100 per sq m, then BioPCM will be a better choice. But still quite expensive. my calcs show $14K for 150 sq m with 2.4 m ceilings for BioPCM.

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alexp79
May 05, 2017 8:33 pm
jai.m
jai.m
1 May

Bonaire Navigator - zoning

Bonaire Navigator - zoning

Your remote should have zone indicator. Mostly 3 and 4 will be of no use. There will be common area (which is living room) and you may not be able to control. Two zones…

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jai.m
May 01, 2017 9:55 pm

Fans: Haiku or Aeratron?

Fans: Haiku or Aeratron?

We have a 1300mm Haiku in our main bedroom in bamboo/black. It's fabulous. The quietest and most effective fan I have ever encountered. But it comes at a cost - about $1000 each.

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1960sModernistHome
Apr 30, 2017 8:25 am
1960sModernistHome
Ting Ting
Ting Ting
29 April

Refrigerated cooling

Refrigerated cooling

They will have to upgrade your ducks to are larger size to take heating and Cooling. You may also need to upgrade your heater. We paid $9652. for Brivis add on…

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Ting Ting
Apr 29, 2017 7:23 pm
LouiseJ
LouiseJ
25 April

Soundproofing question

Soundproofing question

I've just bought a new house with carpeted bedrooms upstairs and a large rumpus room underneath that I'm turning into my bedroom. The layout is perfect for privacy as my…

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LouiseJ
Apr 25, 2017 11:08 am
allatonce
allatonce
19 April

Fireplace Installation/masonry construction - tradie needed

Fireplace Installation/masonry construction - tradie needed

Hello, I'm looking to put an inbuilt fireplace into a new home build. This is a wood burning fire, with ducting to 3 rooms. We masonry will need to be build around the…

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allatonce
Apr 19, 2017 11:22 am
grinder
grinder
15 April

reverse cycle air duct systems?

reverse cycle air duct systems?

Cureently looking at removing my gas heating ducts and evaporative cooling and replacing with air duct reverse cycle air con system but I do not know the subject all that…

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grinder
Apr 15, 2017 11:18 pm
grinder
grinder
grinder
15 April

Retrofit tiled roof insulation?

Retrofit tiled roof insulation?

Yes Sisalation though not exactly since it goes before the tiles go in place . But I remember having a chat with someone in Thomastown about retrofitting and he said there…

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grinder
Apr 15, 2017 11:01 pm
grinder
Joker
Joker
13 April

Refrigerated air con quote

Refrigerated air con quote

Seems very expensive by quite a long way. Sent from my Redmi 4 using Tapatalk

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Joker
Apr 13, 2017 9:09 pm
Joker
Joker
13 April

Ducted aircon after handover? Single story house

Ducted aircon after handover? Single story house

Generally you get considerably lower prices with down lights by doing after handover, and many do air con heating after as saving 10% and getting a better system are both…

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Joker
Apr 13, 2017 12:23 pm
Bels
Bels
10 April

Ducted heating/cooling return air location

Ducted heating/cooling return air location

Location of the return atmosphere will depend upon your installer.You may make a 1" gap beneath bedroom door for atmosphere to reunite by without whistling from every…

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Bels
Apr 10, 2017 10:50 pm
Bels
Bels
4 April

Floor insulation supports.

Floor insulation supports.

How can it move repairing floor sheeting? Can a few mm bow out the sheet of flat too much? I guess it would depend on fixing centers and sheet…

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Bels
Apr 04, 2017 11:18 pm
voz
voz
27 March

Ducted aircon through builder

Ducted aircon through builder

Hi All, I'm contemplating on whether to include Ducted AC in my package with Eden Brae Homes or not. They have quoted $11,614 for Single Storey house (22 sq) - 12.4KW, 2…

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voz
Mar 27, 2017 10:25 pm
dolphinblu
dolphinblu
26 March

Josh's house/ CSR house

Josh's house/ CSR house

I have been a couple of times. I have taken small groups to have a look on Sustainable House Day (Sept). Feedback is always positive. I think CSR House if a great…

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dolphinblu
Mar 26, 2017 4:24 pm
faykis
faykis
26 March

Compensating for bad aspects on small block

Compensating for bad aspects on small block

Hi mykro we are in the same situation. Im wondering would you be able to post your first plan and the one you redesigned?

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faykis
Mar 26, 2017 6:01 am
faykis
azide
azide
22 March

West facing wall with an elevated neighbour

West facing wall with an elevated neighbour

Thanks heaps for your reply. Regarding privacy, I did check the windows and they are not exactly in line of sight so all is good but I will still check when their frame is up.

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azide
Mar 22, 2017 8:02 pm
ajayshekar
ajayshekar
22 March

Actron Air-Thoughts/Reviews from People who already have it

Actron Air-Thoughts/Reviews from People who already have it
1, 2, 3

Renman, just saw your post. Yes, I have selected to upgrade to esp+ ultima. Haven't started the build yet. So can't say how the system is.

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ajayshekar
Mar 22, 2017 7:17 am
Bels
Bels
10 March

Cooling/heating with Whole house fans / home Economisers

Cooling/heating with Whole house fans / home Economisers

No not exactly. The thread I'm thinking of had a link to a ventilator system installed in your ceiling space that popped out through a couple of removed tiles. I can't…

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Bels
Mar 10, 2017 8:01 pm


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