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Annunox
Annunox
Yesterday

Electric ducted reverse cycle (heating & cooling)-all zones?

Electric ducted reverse cycle (heating & cooling)-all zones?

Hi All, Our current 16 year old ducted gas heating is broken and needs an urgent replacement and appreciate any advise from the industry experts to make a decision for…

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Annunox
May 26, 2024 11:06 am
Chippo 52
Chippo 52
21 May

Nectre mark 2

Nectre mark 2

I have a Nectre Mk2 wood fire recently installed, the flue rises approx 700mm before entering an existing brick chimney via a 45 degree elbow with approx 400mm connection…

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2067
Chippo 52
May 21, 2024 7:24 pm
Ramjet
Ramjet
15 May

Concrete slab solar assessment Canberra

Concrete slab solar assessment Canberra

Hi Im having trouble getting anyone to provide useful advice on going for an insulated slab North facing extension. I had Lighthouse group do the energy assessment last…

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Ramjet
May 15, 2024 11:12 am
Callifo
Callifo
2 May

Brick vents to cool the structure and release heat

Brick vents to cool the structure and release heat

Shade the brick with large eves. Since going to minimum of 600mm eaves on my build, I've noticed much improved cooling off the house after hot summer days. Can see the…

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Callifo
May 02, 2024 5:35 pm
KnockItDown
KnockItDown
29 April

Best electric hot water system in 2024?

Best electric hot water system in 2024?

For our new build in NSW we opted for a heat pump with a 315L storage tank. Early days yet as we only moved in 6 weeks ago. Haven't run out out of hot water though. Ours…

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KnockItDown
Apr 29, 2024 7:57 am
KnockItDown
aussieta
aussieta
16 April

Help me understand this Hot Water System

Help me understand this Hot Water System

the sun master is the solar heating to "warm" the water in the tank the S26 is your hot water system which will heat the water (25 degrees?) so with both turned on you…

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aussieta
Apr 16, 2024 6:21 am
aussieta

Our 6m high Cathedral ceiling has 0 insulation, just plaster, wrap and tiles as far as I can tell. Wife likes the exposed beams, I hate the $600 per month heating bill,…

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gwicks56
Apr 07, 2024 11:20 am
Juranimal
Juranimal
29 March

Evaporative ducted cooling + flat roof

Evaporative ducted cooling + flat roof

Hi There I'm designing and upgrade to my dog boarding kennels which will have a pitched roof without a ceiling cavity . Being kennels the ducting can be run inside as it…

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Juranimal
Mar 29, 2024 4:02 pm
Gramps32
Gramps32
25 March

Removal of Vulcan Hydronic Fan convector

Removal of Vulcan Hydronic Fan convector

Can you post photos of heating units and central boiler

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Gramps32
Mar 25, 2024 6:41 pm
Mmg
Mmg
7 March

Roof ventilation

Roof ventilation

Thank you

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Mmg
Mar 07, 2024 8:39 pm
Guyver
Guyver
28 February

Air-Conditioning Installers/Suppliers NSW Central Coast

Air-Conditioning Installers/Suppliers NSW Central Coast

Anybody know any good and reasonably priced Air conditioning contractors/companies that could install a ducted air conditioning system in the Central Coast NSW for a small…

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Guyver
Feb 28, 2024 1:23 pm
olmeri
olmeri
25 February

How to exhaust heat from closed in veranda

How to exhaust heat from closed in veranda

There may be answers here but can't find anything. I have a closed in veranda, four windows. North facing, just had sunblock blinds installed. A bit cooler (actually…

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olmeri
Feb 25, 2024 1:48 pm
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konsjo50
Feb 24, 2024 2:46 pm
Dave Nisbet
Dave Nisbet
14 February

Hydronic heating service & repairs Melbourne

Hydronic heating service & repairs Melbourne

Does anyone have a suggestion for a good hydronic in slab heating speacialist who may be able to help me with an existing system and wether or not it may need a seperator…

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Dave Nisbet
Feb 14, 2024 1:57 pm
michaelyoni64
michaelyoni64
21 January

Ceiling insulation batts distance

Ceiling insulation batts distance

Found the answer. The recommended distance is ....

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michaelyoni64
Jan 21, 2024 7:17 pm
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orionnebula
Jan 07, 2024 9:48 am
basKT_case
basKT_case
1 January

Help removing ceiling vents

Help removing ceiling vents

Glad I could help! 😁

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basKT_case
Jan 01, 2024 10:10 am
boxhill
boxhill
24 December 2023

Seeking feedback: Exhaust fan for home office

Seeking feedback: Exhaust fan for home office

My home office is hot with computer equipment running virtually 18 hours a day. When it gets unbearably warm I simply step out of my door into the living area which is…

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5455
boxhill
Dec 24, 2023 9:31 am
boxhill
boxhill
boxhill
24 December 2023

Can I install sarking on the inside of an existing roof?

Can I install sarking on the inside of an existing roof?

I have a 2 year old house with colorbond roof. When I moved in I thought summer will be hot and thought of installing an inline fan system. I have the standard anticon,…

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boxhill
Dec 24, 2023 9:15 am
boxhill
Pulse
Pulse
20 December 2023

Nitrogen gas left in the compressor, is it normal practice

Nitrogen gas left in the compressor, is it normal practice

you need a fridgie to answer but I would think you vac the whole system then add gas if you have a leak, unless it is new install with the gas already loaded, in that case…

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Pulse
Dec 20, 2023 7:29 pm
gwicks56
gwicks56
15 December 2023

Hydronic in screed -> insulation underneath necessary or no?

Hydronic in screed -> insulation underneath necessary or no?

Currently renovating, and our main lounge is 5m x 10m, with a cathedral roof peaking at 6.5m high. Currently have tiles on concrete slab. Room is very hard to heat. I am…

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gwicks56
Dec 15, 2023 10:13 am
newbie85
newbie85
11 December 2023

Replacing wall insulation

Replacing wall insulation

Hi all, Just wondering if anyone had suggestions on installing/replacing wall insulation on an external wall which doesn't have wrap, our miners cottage being constructed…

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newbie85
Dec 11, 2023 10:18 am
ponzutwo
ponzutwo
27 November 2023

Opinion about Ceiling Moisture

Opinion about Ceiling Moisture

these look like missing batts. Go up and take a look. But yeah moisure meter is a completely different tool

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ponzutwo
Nov 27, 2023 9:25 am
Mex
Mex
26 November 2023

Advice please

Advice please

This is the external unit of an evaporative cooling unit in an apartment block. Wondering if it is the calcium in the water that has caused the damage and if it is…

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Mex
Nov 26, 2023 2:00 pm
stonesthrow
stonesthrow
3 November 2023

How hot/cold does a sunroom get?

How hot/cold does a sunroom get?

Depends how much direct sun it gets. Is there any shading (eaves or trees)? If the sun hits a window directly it doesn't matter too much if it's double or single…

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stonesthrow
Nov 03, 2023 1:48 pm
Iknow
Iknow
29 September 2023

No Air Gap for Sisalation Paper

No Air Gap for Sisalation Paper

Use 50mm rockwool fibre insulation if it concerns you that much.

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Iknow
Sep 29, 2023 3:15 am
Iknow
Iknow
29 September 2023

High indoor relative humidty in colder / rainy seasons

High indoor relative humidty in colder / rainy seasons

To begin with what happens in Qld. is different as to what happens in Vic. Qld has higher humidity to begin with whereas Vic is drier When assessing humidity from area to…

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Iknow
Sep 29, 2023 3:06 am
stonesthrow
stonesthrow
14 September 2023

Making a hallway airtight

Making a hallway airtight

That's one of the problems with ducted. I don't think you have much of an option.

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stonesthrow
Sep 14, 2023 3:34 pm
Pulse
Pulse
4 September 2023

Newly Installed Aircon Not Sitting Flush with the Wall

Newly Installed Aircon Not Sitting Flush with the Wall

The unit normally clips into a metal plate screwed to the wall, either plate is not flush, or unit not hooked in and could be hanging from the pipes partly, either might…

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Pulse
Sep 04, 2023 7:56 pm

Hi all, My first post, we are building a house and can’t decide the layout of the lounge room. We have a large N/W facing window and are wanting to have a wood slow…

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PeteW
Aug 18, 2023 5:18 pm
cashcow1968
cashcow1968
27 July 2023

Benson Air Conditioners

Benson Air Conditioners

I had pretty much one of the first if not the first to have a Benson 17.5kw Ducted System installed when the company first started way back in Feb 2002. I remember even…

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cashcow1968
Jul 27, 2023 3:30 pm

Hey guys building a new place through a volume builder and just wondering if i should complain to the site supervisor as we just had plasterboard installed. Looks like…

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david6509
Jun 15, 2023 11:30 am
Holeighrh
Holeighrh
7 June 2023

Radiant or Convection Wood Fire

Radiant or Convection Wood Fire

We are tossing up between a Jarrahdale radiant wood fire (the Pioneer) and a convection wood fire (Innovator or Countryman) but cannot decide on which type of wood fire is…

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Holeighrh
Jun 07, 2023 10:47 pm
anna123456
anna123456
2 April 2023

Approprate venting for Colorbond Roof

Approprate venting for Colorbond Roof

Thank you Pulse, I thought we did the right things; external shutters on all windows down all day, west side of the house nearly completely in the shadow of the large two…

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anna123456
Apr 02, 2023 4:07 pm
stonesthrow
stonesthrow
24 March 2023

Lightbridge “low E” glazing as an upgrade

Lightbridge “low E” glazing as an upgrade

What are the u-values of your double glazed windows? There can be very poor double glazed windows. You should be aiming for a u value at least under 3 (ideally around…

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stonesthrow
Mar 24, 2023 11:14 am
sifntdaz
sifntdaz
22 March 2023

Airsmart custom RA grille

Airsmart custom RA grille

i have the standard version and don't have any issue with the noise.

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sifntdaz
Mar 22, 2023 7:54 am
Ardo
Ardo
4 March 2023

ducting install is expensive?

ducting install is expensive?

Lifting a large item into a roof space, moving a large item around your property to its location, running copper piping, blow out, vacdown, running electrical wiring and…

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Ardo
Mar 04, 2023 8:12 pm
Neosdad
Neosdad
1 March 2023

What is normal humidity in sub floor

What is normal humidity in sub floor

At the concrete subfloor, it is essential to use a digital hygrometer that needs at least 24 hours to set up. At that time, the reading humidity of sub floor should not be…

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Neosdad
Mar 01, 2023 7:49 am
Pulse
Pulse
17 February 2023

Ceiling and Home Insulation

Ceiling and Home Insulation

Thermal camera would help

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Pulse
Feb 17, 2023 8:18 pm
strannik
strannik
17 January 2023

New build energy rating

New build energy rating

go through your paperwork. we had our energy efficiency report/certificate along with all the paperwork that came from certifiers when the building approval was…

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strannik
Jan 17, 2023 11:54 am
cobey61
cobey61
11 January 2023

Air tightness: one or two building wraps?

Air tightness: one or two building wraps?

Sorry to hijack thread: If you use both an external wrap and an internal wrap plus services cavity (as described in the first post), what will be the total thickness of…

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cobey61
Jan 11, 2023 7:44 am
sunrays
sunrays
8 January 2023

Brivis ICE Add-On Cooling

Brivis ICE Add-On Cooling

how did you go? I am thinking of getting Brivis ICE add on.

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sunrays
Jan 08, 2023 8:32 pm
Althom
Althom
24 December 2022

Heat Pump HWS - Perth, WA

Heat Pump HWS - Perth, WA

We've currently got a 160 litre gas HWS. Thinking about looking at a heat pump system. Anyone with any experience of one who could give me their impressions and an idea of…

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Althom
Dec 24, 2022 11:40 am
Althom
strannik
strannik
16 December 2022

Inline fan under whirlybird

Inline fan under whirlybird

those are there so that the colder air comes in via the eaves, while the WB sucks the hot air out. tbh you'd be better off either putting more WBs on, and/or…

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strannik
Dec 16, 2022 2:37 pm
Yosief
Yosief
4 December 2022

Cooling system

Cooling system

Thank you Bashworth

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Yosief
Dec 04, 2022 10:17 pm

Hi all, im looking for some ideas to clad the ceiling of an old 1930's warehouse. The timber rafters are spaced at 900mm and support an old asbestos roof, so i am…

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oldbrowndog
Dec 03, 2022 9:43 pm
Pulse
Pulse
26 November 2022

Painting Foilboard

Painting Foilboard

The foil outer surface does not reflect the heat, the inner shiny surface is a poor emitter of heat, that is how it works, so the inner surface keeps heat out. Reflective…

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Pulse
Nov 26, 2022 1:12 pm
strannik
strannik
16 November 2022

Storage water heater vs instant

Storage water heater vs instant

it's not something that makes financial sense to future proof, unless it will be impossible to run new circuits in your garage for whatever reason. it will probably be…

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strannik
Nov 16, 2022 9:12 am

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