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Entilzha
Entilzha
24 April

Passive shading NW Facing glass doors

Passive shading NW Facing glass doors

Thanks. ill look at as many options as i can - plenty of time before next summer - will see how it goes through winter first to get a feel of winter light and warmth from…

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Entilzha
Apr 24, 2018 10:31 am
faykis
faykis
26 March 2017

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
Dani_84
Dani_84
3 May 2016

Circulating heat from combustion fireplace

Circulating heat from combustion fireplace
1, 2

Thanks alot for your reply, you are absolutely right about the cost over a 20 year mortgage, I doubt the cost would add much more to our repayments and never really…

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Dani_84
May 03, 2016 8:41 pm
bpratt
bpratt
23 April 2016

Roof vent thread

Roof vent thread

I can't honestly tell you because this was a new build, so no previous experience here with it. If you do get two, ensure that you have plenty of spots under the eaves so…

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bpratt
Apr 23, 2016 9:43 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
12 April 2016

Light vs Dark roof temperatures

Light vs Dark roof temperatures

I'd be interested to see the difference between three light coloured roofs of the same type eg Colorbond surfmist - one without sarking, one with and the third with a…

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Stewie D
Apr 12, 2016 4:04 pm
barnes
barnes
30 March 2016

PPR (polypropylene pipes)

PPR (polypropylene pipes)

Thanks for your help guys. I have decided to order everything including piping and heating panels from overseas. It'll save me the hassle of finding it here and paying…

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barnes
Mar 30, 2016 4:46 pm
Havocthemighty
Havocthemighty
27 March 2016

Solar systems and Ducted air/heating systems

Solar systems and Ducted air/heating systems

http://www.suntraksolar.com.au/ these guys have an extremely good reputation in the solar industry there abit more pricey but if you buy a cheap crappy solar system you…

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Havocthemighty
Mar 27, 2016 6:53 pm
Johnnojack1
Johnnojack1
24 January 2016

Sound proofing the bedroom

Sound proofing the bedroom

To cut the noise of a toilet filling in the next room you could build a second brick wall. Only joking, but what will work is to simply turn down the toilet cistern tap so…

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Johnnojack1
Jan 24, 2016 10:04 pm
Philip_J
Philip_J
22 August 2015

Reverse cycle Vs Evap + Gas heating

Reverse cycle Vs Evap + Gas heating

Ohh, naturally I meant I'll be using evap cooling coupled with gas ducted heating. I too will be having a fire, albeit a free standing wood heater version. Good job on…

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Philip_J
Aug 22, 2015 10:20 am
AJW
AJW
26 July 2015

Different kinds of sarking?

Different kinds of sarking?

So, the white sarking may be heat reflective, but they figure that wasn't needed under the weatherboards. In the end though, it probably comes…

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AJW
Jul 26, 2015 11:16 pm
claypot
claypot
12 July 2015

Wall wrap for brick veneer

Wall wrap for brick veneer

Cheers John, some great info there. Cleared a couple of things up for me. Good point with the brickies. Most of the large volume builders here in Adelaide seem to use a…

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claypot
Jul 12, 2015 7:28 am
Beetaloo
Beetaloo
11 June 2015

Insulation batts per meter

Insulation batts per meter

Use the left over batts in your house roof or save them for your next build project. The $ value for one bag of batts is only about $60 to $90 One can have the same…

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Beetaloo
Jun 11, 2015 1:16 pm
Beetaloo
carmania
carmania
9 June 2015

Split System Location in a Room?

Split System Location in a Room?

Thanks 1960sModernistHome, I am getting the A/C installers here next week and value your view. Regards Andrew

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carmania
Jun 09, 2015 11:55 pm
claypot
claypot
27 May 2015

Wood fired Hydronic radiators vs hot air transfer kit?

Wood fired Hydronic radiators vs hot air transfer kit?

We have a wood stove with Hydronic radiators on our acreage and it is the best thing ever. If you do it and are prepared to cut the timber I would…

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claypot
May 27, 2015 4:43 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
13 February 2015

insulation density

insulation density

It always irks me when they dont put material properties up BTW R2.0 is a…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Feb 13, 2015 9:24 am
StructuralBIMGuy
kassan1973
kassan1973
11 October 2014

Ducted gas heat with integrated cooling - Braemer or Brivis?

Ducted gas heat with integrated cooling - Braemer or Brivis?

HI , We have had a Brivis 18kw add on air etc. 7 years old and has never missed a beat, gets a big workout over summer is zoned and 24 sq living house. Dean

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kassan1973
Oct 11, 2014 6:19 pm
BJ88
BJ88
6 September 2014

Air conditioning placement

Air conditioning placement

If space is limited you may have issues, roof mounting may be the go and should not cost too much more if they are small units. Like mentioned the issue is the hot air…

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BJ88
Sep 06, 2014 10:37 pm
BJ88
Crazyk
Crazyk
21 July 2014

Rusty fan blades on ActronAir A/C unit

Rusty fan blades on ActronAir A/C unit

I agree with Bels to some degree. The unit will still function no problems, but you will loose some minor efficiency. Why? Well because the corrosion will cause extra drag…

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Crazyk
Jul 21, 2014 9:16 pm
Crazyk
namiradaki
namiradaki
27 March 2014

Under floor heating --where does the thermostat go?

Under floor heating --where does the thermostat go?

Hi ChrisE, Not sure what floor heating product you purchased, so I'll explain how it works with our product (Livella Heating Systems), which will most likely work for…

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namiradaki
Mar 27, 2014 8:41 am
Fleb
Fleb
12 March 2014

Help! Wood heater reviews/efficiency comparisons?

Help! Wood heater reviews/efficiency comparisons?

I spent a bit of time looking for high efficient heaters (have a look at my blog) and we ended up going a Lopi Flush Hybrid heater which i think is around 70%…

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Fleb
Mar 12, 2014 3:58 pm
Pulpo
Pulpo
24 December 2013

underfloor heating

underfloor heating

Insulate under the slab as well. Just run some pex pipe in the slab. The house needs heat with concrete floors. Good luck Pulpo

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Pulpo
Dec 24, 2013 9:48 am
Fleb
Fleb
8 December 2013

Colorbond roof - insulating blanket questions..

Colorbond roof - insulating blanket questions..

I would suggest getting at least the foil under the colourbond to help stop condensation running and dripping in your roof space. Know one person who had the issue where…

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Fleb
Dec 08, 2013 1:08 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
7 August 2013

Gas log fire external wall flue, new build Adelaide

Gas log fire external wall flue, new build Adelaide

You are correct in that some of those reviews are far from positive. In our upcoming build we are probably going for the Jetmaster or even better the Heat n' Glo gas log…

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Stewie D
Aug 07, 2013 9:30 am
wannabehomebuilder
wannabehomebuilder
26 June 2013

Hydronic Heating - Adelaide

Hydronic Heating - Adelaide

Hi, We are about to build in Adelaide and would like to have floor heating. We are hoping to have a polished concrete floor, and I would love to hear how your system has…

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wannabehomebuilder
Jun 26, 2013 9:28 pm
wannabehomebuilder
deluxes
deluxes
26 June 2013

Recommend A/C installers in Adelaide

Recommend A/C installers in Adelaide

Wow, I'm interested by this.... I wanted ducted gas heating, but having lived with Evaporative cooling in a previous house - would never want it again, so reverse cycle…

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deluxes
Jun 26, 2013 5:11 pm
deluxes

Confused...we are Having approached a recognised National retailer via two of their branches we got two different design reccomendations. Ducted Gas heating One system…

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Miss Mia
Jun 13, 2013 10:44 pm
claypot
claypot
28 December 2012

Samsung and LG 15.5Kw single phase power input?

Samsung and LG 15.5Kw single phase power input?

No sooner had I posted, and got a reply from LG. "Dear Thank you for your enquiry to LG Electronics regarding our Air Conditioners. The maximum running current of the…

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claypot
Dec 28, 2012 10:53 am
AJW
AJW
22 December 2012

Instructions for replacing pads on brivis advance

Instructions for replacing pads on brivis advance

Hi all, I was wondering if anyone has a brivis advance and managed to remove the pads. I removed the top screws but can't lift the top off due…

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AJW
Dec 22, 2012 7:31 am
bounderee
bounderee
17 October 2012

Anyone replaced an evap air cond?

Anyone replaced an evap air cond?

Hi all, I have a Brivis system too, 5 outlets, installed about 2005, and I can say that it will give a temp diff of about 10 deg normally. As advised I leave all the…

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bounderee
Oct 17, 2012 3:11 pm
babygirl03
babygirl03
10 October 2012

Your hydronic gas bill

Your hydronic gas bill

Anyone willing to share how their winter bill was like? We currently have ducted reverse cycle. However, have plans to put in hydronic heating for our alteration /…

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babygirl03
Oct 10, 2012 8:53 pm
Pepsi_Drinker
Pepsi_Drinker
24 August 2012

A/C Configuration with Multi-Split Unit

A/C Configuration with Multi-Split Unit

We're considering the air conditioning for our new build .............. The home is typical of the newer "open plan" designs consisting of.............. 1) Kitchen /…

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Pepsi_Drinker
Aug 24, 2012 10:19 am
Pepsi_Drinker
Pulpo
Pulpo
5 August 2012

Where can I buy gas hydronic parts for DIY?

Where can I buy gas hydronic parts for DIY?

Not sure exactly what you are after. Yep underfloor heating in the UK or the rest of Europe very standard. Very competitive in pricing. Simply log onto ebay and should…

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Pulpo
Aug 05, 2012 12:49 pm
ash3
ash3
9 July 2012

Attractive fireplace to replace old in wall a/c??

Attractive fireplace to replace old in wall a/c??

Are you after a wood or gas fireplace? A hang on the wall fireplace in wood or gas does not exist unfortunately, however you could either push the fire through the wall…

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ash3
Jul 09, 2012 10:28 pm
rfrost
rfrost
21 June 2012

TurboHeat ducted combustion heating

TurboHeat ducted combustion heating

Does anyone have practical experience with the company "TurboHeat" http://www.turboheat.net.au They make a heat exchanger and ducted fan…

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rfrost
Jun 21, 2012 6:09 pm
bcullen
bcullen
23 April 2012

Fan for open fire

Fan for open fire

Hi I have a large open fireplace and am wondering if it is possible to fan force it? My idea is to insert a steel/galvanised pipe 35mm through the side brickwork with…

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bcullen
Apr 23, 2012 1:56 pm
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FireFox
Feb 20, 2012 5:44 pm
FireFox
James65
James65
18 December 2011

Foam panel insulation

Foam panel insulation

How do foam boards go in a fire? Isn't polystyrene rather flammable and give off extremely toxic fumes when burning? Happy to be proved wrong, just curious?

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James65
Dec 18, 2011 7:01 pm
Fridgy
Fridgy
12 December 2011

Full Ducted Or Ducted / Split Combo ?

Full Ducted Or Ducted / Split Combo ?

Have you considered the Actron Air ESP+. This is precisely what they are are made for. The ESP+ can run down to one outlet if you want and save a fortune in running costs.…

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Fridgy
Dec 12, 2011 10:04 am
AllyH
AllyH
7 December 2011

Ducted evaporative system with up to or more than 10 vents??

Ducted evaporative system with up to or more than 10 vents??

I was wondering what systems you woiuld recommend if we require up to ten vents? Ive had Bonaire before and was quite happy with them. What are your thoughts?? :)

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AllyH
Dec 07, 2011 6:52 pm
71monaro
71monaro
12 November 2011

Controller location.

Controller location.

Spoke to the installers and they told me for this set up that there is a temp sesnsor in the controller and in the return air path. So they can configure it for one of…

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71monaro
Nov 12, 2011 2:23 pm
lambchoppa
lambchoppa
20 September 2011

Solar heating & cooling is it worth it?

Solar heating & cooling is it worth it?

I have not installed it but they are good products and worth the spend. The other choices are http://www.hrv.com.au and http://www.sola-mate.com.au. You could also look at…

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lambchoppa
Sep 20, 2011 8:04 pm
aza0
aza0
23 July 2011

Solar reverse cycle - OPTIMAL ENERGY SOLUTIONS??

Solar reverse cycle - OPTIMAL ENERGY SOLUTIONS??

Hi all, Has anyone heard of these guys, know anything about there products or even better have one installed? It looks like a it would be a good product if it works as…

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aza0
Jul 23, 2011 5:49 pm
James65
James65
24 June 2011

How to size ac's for 6 star homes?

How to size ac's for 6 star homes?

The house is having R4.1 in the ceiling and R3.0 in the walls...not sure if its getting foil though...the builder is higher end so expect it will have foil. Decided to…

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James65
Jun 24, 2011 9:19 pm
AJW
AJW
9 June 2011

Ceiling insulation and downlights/LEDs

Ceiling insulation and downlights/LEDs

Brought some LED downlights earlier this week and asked the wholesaler about heat sheilds. Apparently they are still 100% very much a requirement as LED lights can and do…

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AJW
Jun 09, 2011 6:21 pm
Brad75
Brad75
29 May 2011

Braemar Heating Problem

Braemar Heating Problem

Gas supply turned off Ignition led damaged or disconnected Incorret gas supply pressure Incorrect burner pressure Incorrect spark gap OT3 open (located on burner…

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Brad75
May 29, 2011 12:10 am
Pepsi_Drinker
Pepsi_Drinker
11 April 2011

Reverse cycle air-con unit on the roof?

Reverse cycle air-con unit on the roof?

There are units that go IN the roof if you're having a regular pitched roof. They just use a "chimney" to exhaust the heat (cold) from the coil. P_D

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Pepsi_Drinker
Apr 11, 2011 11:25 pm
Pepsi_Drinker
MagicMuppetMan
MagicMuppetMan
26 February 2011

Your thoughts on Boral insulation

Your thoughts on Boral insulation

Check the R rating and material used - apart from that, irrelevant!

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MagicMuppetMan
Feb 26, 2011 9:16 pm
tstan
tstan
19 February 2011

Installation of truss/ceiling insulation

Installation of truss/ceiling insulation

Hi I used to work for an polyester insulation manufacturer, and they provide comprehensive information including technical data sheets on their website. They also provide…

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tstan
Feb 19, 2011 8:43 pm

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