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AndyPaulRiley
AndyPaulRiley
8 November

Wall Venting and Insulation

Wall Venting and Insulation

Hello there, Any help would be much appreciated. I'm renovating a unit (brick veneer) in Melbourne. The old walls (please see picture) had vents into the cavity and no…

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AndyPaulRiley
Nov 08, 2018 7:32 pm

Hello there, Any help would be much appreciated. I'm renovating a unit (brick veneer) in Melbourne. The old walls (please see picture) had vents into the cavity and no…

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AndyPaulRiley
Nov 08, 2018 7:31 pm

This is seemingly an old thread, but I'll add my two cents. well, bought the kit at Home Depot and followed instructions but…

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Venosi
Nov 02, 2018 12:17 am
Venosi
kks
kks
29 October

No sarking...should I do something else??

No sarking...should I do something else??

It makes you want to tear your hair out, seeing Australian builders skimping a few miserable dollars on the tender by neglecting efficiency essentials such as sarking and…

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kks
Oct 29, 2018 6:17 pm

Vibrating floor when AC is on

Vibrating floor when AC is on

Hi, I have this problem with my rental property, while my place gets built. Apparently some contracts offer as an extra option what previous poster has mentioned. We had…

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chocolate_addict
Oct 22, 2018 7:23 pm
isabellamia
isabellamia
6 October

Underfloor insulation: best batts?

Underfloor insulation: best batts?

My suggestion is It is also known as polyester wool insulation material. They are available in several different density and thickness. In fact, polyester wool is a half…

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isabellamia
Oct 06, 2018 5:29 pm
Melbournevic
Melbournevic
27 September

Actron Ducted Air Conditioning

Actron Ducted Air Conditioning
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Thanks Bels and Alex for the information, very helpful. Will check out the link also.

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Melbournevic
Sep 27, 2018 3:49 pm
LeonK
LeonK
22 September

Bio Ethanol Fireplace

Bio Ethanol Fireplace
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My family is using Planika ethanol fireplace () for years and we are very satisfied! The ethanol last for a couple of months depends how often you…

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LeonK
Sep 22, 2018 7:38 am
hotfeet
hotfeet
19 September

GreenBee heat pump

GreenBee heat pump

Thank you very much, Narrabeen123. Will do

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hotfeet
Sep 19, 2018 8:22 am
ligongl
ligongl
3 September

Insulating 7 Start + new house

Insulating 7 Start + new house
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Thank you algernon and alexp79, very informative response as usual. I shall seek to have separate slabs for alfresco and porch. Sorry CheeseNWine, for hijacking your tread!

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ligongl
Sep 03, 2018 4:29 pm
alexp79
alexp79
29 August

Hydronic heating

Hydronic heating

Search for Luxry heating i guess they are one of the best suppliers

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alexp79
Aug 29, 2018 2:17 am
GLO
GLO
25 August

Fans: Haiku or Aeratron?

Fans: Haiku or Aeratron?

How’s the Haiku holding up? Do you have the sensor version?

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GLO
Aug 25, 2018 9:27 pm
alexp79
alexp79
25 August

Builder wants Bonaire I want Actron

Builder wants Bonaire I want Actron

Better go for Daikin, the world's number one air-conditioning company. If you are looking for the most advanced technology and cutting edge quality, this is the way to go.

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alexp79
Aug 25, 2018 2:06 am
Ozshaz
Ozshaz
19 August

Evaporative cooling

Evaporative cooling

Thanks Mrs_W ! I am also looking for an installer for the Brivis L66. Looks like you were happy with Dale Air so will have a look into it. Also was your 4 Bedroom house ?…

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Ozshaz
Aug 19, 2018 7:12 pm
duke
duke
19 August

Intelligent Life Gen III ac system

Intelligent Life Gen III ac system

I wonder if they offer upgrade on the controllers and associated items aka brains of the a/c to the advantage air systems especially they worked out of the same place before.

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duke
Aug 19, 2018 10:58 am
meowys
meowys
15 August

Ducted heating floor vents (first floor)

Ducted heating floor vents (first floor)

We are having ducted cooling in the first storey ceiling and ducted cooling/ heating in the ground floor ceiling, except we are considering to have floor discharge…

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meowys
Aug 15, 2018 11:28 pm
stoff17
stoff17
14 August

Please help. Need advice

Please help. Need advice

Yeah very true. Thank you so much for your input, it’s really helped. I just wanted to hear all this from a neutral and not just the sale pitch from supplier. What I…

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stoff17
Aug 14, 2018 11:58 pm
pechnik
pechnik
22 July

Fireplace

Fireplace

Glassceramics is the best variant. Also you can use tempered glass. But there is a risk -glass can burst. As for copper, you can use any finishing materials with the…

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pechnik
Jul 22, 2018 11:43 pm

Ducted Split System / Electronic heating and cooling costs

Ducted Split System / Electronic heating and cooling costs

It will not cost you a fortune. Unlike resistance heat, which uses electric elements to generate heat, a minisplit heat pump (MSHP) moves heat from one location to…

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Hfranco2018
Jul 17, 2018 5:06 am
Hfranco2018
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Hfranco2018
Jul 12, 2018 4:06 am
Hfranco2018
lynnlee
lynnlee
8 July

In built wood fireplace

In built wood fireplace

I definitely would not put a tv above it. The heat over time... mmmmm ?

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lynnlee
Jul 08, 2018 3:14 am
Harpies
Harpies
7 July

Wood fireplace

Wood fireplace

Probably if you go to the website of the manfacturer/distributor you will find a manual to tell you what you want. I have an Arrow heater with 3 speed fan and the…

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Harpies
Jul 07, 2018 8:25 am
Bels
Bels
4 July

Hydronic heating

Hydronic heating

And metro Melbourne doesn't get down cold enough that we have issues with pipes bursting after a freeze over. :) Sometimes it's better to take some advice with a grain of salt.

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Bels
Jul 04, 2018 11:08 pm
Bels
Bels
29 June

Radius for AC gas piping

Radius for AC gas piping

Firstly, start documenting everything including a timeline of events. See here https://www.accc.gov.au/consumers/consu ... guarantees This outlines your rights and where…

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Bels
Jun 29, 2018 8:15 pm
ddarroch
ddarroch
27 June

Solar system

Solar system

You'll probably get better advice concerning solar over at Whirlpool's Green Tech Forum, https://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum/143 I think you get better bang for your…

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ddarroch
Jun 27, 2018 8:11 pm
ddarroch
ddarroch
27 June

What is the best heating systems?

What is the best heating systems?

+1000! Nice one arcadelt. Free & easy too.

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ddarroch
Jun 27, 2018 7:56 pm
Bels
Bels
24 June

Help me Brainstrust: Ecobee4 Compatability

Help me Brainstrust: Ecobee4 Compatability

There are some models of Actron Air which allow connection of standard thermostats/smart thermostats to control the unit over the proprietary Actron controller. You'd…

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Bels
Jun 24, 2018 7:50 pm
Bels
Bels
22 June

Evaporative cooling vs Split system

Evaporative cooling vs Split system
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Get the best services for air conditioning in Geelong at the most affordable prices. Whether your air conditioner repair or servicing, our technicians…

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Bels
Jun 22, 2018 2:30 am
alexp79
alexp79
11 June

Confusion on quotes

Confusion on quotes

If you want real zoning, you would need to have an intake in each of your zones and therefore you would have to use split system instead of ducted HVAC. You can mini-split…

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alexp79
Jun 11, 2018 7:17 pm
grinder
grinder
11 June

External wall insulation

External wall insulation

Thanks i am always for new products

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grinder
Jun 11, 2018 5:11 pm
grinder
Amish
Amish
6 June

Insulation

Insulation

From what i was told, you'll have issues getting anything post R2.5 in through the man-hole, i upgraded mine from R2.5 to R4.1 and had a thermofoil blanket installed with…

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Amish
Jun 06, 2018 9:12 pm
Aitch
Aitch
27 May

Buy a mini split

Buy a mini split

Yeah I will get in contact with them. Ducted qoutes were in the order of 11 to 15k depending on size, brand, number of vents, zoning, etc for anyone interested.

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Aitch
May 27, 2018 9:41 am

Brick Selection

Brick Selection

Has anyone built with Jarrah bricks.. would love some pics!

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Cass Row+4
May 26, 2018 12:05 pm
Cass Row+4
Aleks
Aleks
20 May

The Brivis Networker Wall Control

The Brivis Networker Wall Control

Hi the controller won’t switch from cooling to heating? I’ve tried the reset functions just can’t get the mode key to work? Any suggestions would be appreciated

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Aleks
May 20, 2018 8:46 pm
grinder
grinder
20 May

Variotherm Wall Heating/Cooling

Variotherm Wall Heating/Cooling

Looks like hydronic type pf heating there are various types out there easy enough to install provided youknow what you are doing but it is hard to get the parts togheter…

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grinder
May 20, 2018 11:12 am
grinder

One or two may recall an earlier thread of mine, , on designing your own home. Been in 3 months now and everything is working well. Part of the reason for going 2 storey…

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Harpies
May 13, 2018 8:57 pm
grinder
grinder
13 May

Closing out Air Vents

Closing out Air Vents

Yes but as you modifyyour environment you also have to think how i will affect you. Nothis is for ever

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grinder
May 13, 2018 4:55 pm
grinder
grinder
grinder
13 May

Air conditioning

Air conditioning

Daikin’s and type air conditioning systems offer superior performance, energy-efficiency, and comfort in stylish solutions conforming to all interior spaces and…

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grinder
May 13, 2018 4:43 pm
grinder

Installing Fans and putting Split AC

Installing Fans and putting Split AC

Iit’s definitely cheaper to use just your ceiling fan versus your mini split air conditioner. But we know that utilizing only a ceiling fan would still make it…

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Hfranco2018
May 10, 2018 3:31 am
Hfranco2018
alexp79
alexp79
10 May

To have gas or electricity ducted heating !!

To have gas or electricity ducted heating !!

Moreover, you can also have ducted mini-splits, if you really want.

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alexp79
May 10, 2018 1:59 am

Daikin ducted aircon playing up

Daikin ducted aircon playing up

Do you have user manual? if you don't have it The best advice is contact Daikin technical support.

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Hfranco2018
May 09, 2018 8:38 am
Hfranco2018

ACTRON AIR, ULTRA AIR and WISDOM HOMES

ACTRON AIR, ULTRA AIR and WISDOM HOMES

Hi Mark, I have had nil correspondence from your maintenance team on this issue since I put it up on this forum. If you have have any, please forward them to me please.…

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jayasooriah
May 08, 2018 2:10 pm
Bels
Bels
5 May

Temp control for wine room

Temp control for wine room

What you require is borderline outside the envelop what a split system for air conditioning is designed for. You may be better off using a dedicated wine cellar cooler…

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Bels
May 05, 2018 9:54 pm
alexp79
alexp79
5 May

Completely air tight homes?

Completely air tight homes?
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By the way, did you get a quote for your Zehnder HRV? Who supplies/installs them in Australia?

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alexp79
May 05, 2018 3:24 am

"Midea" air conditioners - any good?

"Midea" air conditioners - any good?

Product Code: MCHS-09AVH1 / MEHS-09AVH1 Product Code: MCHS-09PSH1 / MEHS-09PSH1 Product Code: MCHS-12PSH1 / MEHS-12PSH1

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Hfranco2018
May 03, 2018 8:22 am
Hfranco2018
Bels
Bels
2 May

Split Systems

Split Systems

We work in metric here in Australia mate... not everyone is going to be able to convert on the cuff. Wow you troll up a thread from 4 years ago, I'm sure the OP has has…

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Bels
May 02, 2018 11:06 pm
IamSAM
IamSAM
27 April

ACTRON Air-conditioning Upgrade

ACTRON Air-conditioning Upgrade

I have a similar variation (priced in Nov-17) at $4125 (includes GST). The variation includes wifi interface as well. The saving is not only due to number of controllable…

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IamSAM
Apr 27, 2018 5:02 pm
IamSAM
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 11:31 am
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
24 April

Braemar has ducted heater issue

Braemar has ducted heater issue

Have you approached Braemer - or the person who did the job ?

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Saint Mike
Apr 24, 2018 10:42 am
Saint Mike
Bels
Bels
17 April

When should the warranty of heating start counting ?

When should the warranty of heating start counting ?

Unless you had absolute junk equipment installed by the most incompetent installers with no idea between them and the system hasn't worked from day dot, what's to say that…

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Bels
Apr 17, 2018 11:28 pm

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