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Refrigerated coolingRefrigerated 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
AvaG
28 April
Fans: Haiku or Aeratron?Fans: Haiku or Aeratron?

I should say most DC fans would suit except for the nest feature!

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AvaG
Apr 28, 2017 1:15 am

Have a look at this pic. There should be 2 of these or something similar installed in your duct work

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Bels
Apr 26, 2017 1:28 am
LouiseJ
25 April
Soundproofing questionSoundproofing 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
19 April
Fireplace Installation/masonry construction - tradie neededFireplace 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
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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
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grinder
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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
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grinder
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14 April
How much emphasis should you put into your R Value?How much emphasis should you put into your R Value?

Now I installed R6 gold battens on the roof it makes a difference about 6 degrees in Autunm now I have to remove the plaster and do walls not sure of the r value but it…

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grinder
Apr 14, 2017 4:21 pm
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Joker
13 April
Refrigerated air con quoteRefrigerated 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
13 April
Actron Ducted Air ConditioningActron Ducted Air Conditioning

In Victoria near Melbourne, and got to say, actron add on air con 17kw, with solar works magnificently, easy cools most of my house, use 3 of 4 zones and electric bills…

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Joker
Apr 13, 2017 12:42 pm
Joker
13 April
Ducted aircon after handover? Single story houseDucted 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
10 April
Ducted heating/cooling return air locationDucted heating/cooling return air location

Location of the return air would be dependent on your installer. You can leave a 1" gap under bedroom door for air to return by without whistling out of every crack and…

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Bels
Apr 10, 2017 10:50 pm
Bels
4 April
Floor insulation supports.Floor insulation supports.

Just be mindful of what material you get your saddle brackets folded out of to ensure you don't have any issues with dissimilar metals reacting with each other (i.e.…

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Bels
Apr 04, 2017 11:18 pm
voz
27 March
Ducted aircon through builderDucted 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
26 March
Josh's house/ CSR houseJosh'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
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26 March
Compensating for bad aspects on small blockCompensating 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
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azide
22 March
West facing wall with an elevated neighbourWest 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
22 March
Actron Air-Thoughts/Reviews from People who already have itActron Air-Thoughts/Reviews from People who already have it
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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
10 March
Cooling/heating with Whole house fans / home EconomisersCooling/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
GLO
9 March
Daikin outside air systemDaikin outside air system

Great thread, I am thinking (possibly overthinking) about this topic for a 2 storey home! 1. Extraction of hot air, using the AC return Duct (a.k.a Home Economiser) 2.…

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GLO
Mar 09, 2017 9:54 pm
Bels
5 March
Heating a 7 star houseHeating a 7 star house

For a seven star house , you'd need some very unique authentic that berber families in the high atlas mountains of Morocco during the cold winter use to warm up their…

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Bels
Mar 05, 2017 9:41 pm
philbert83
5 March
Reverse Cycle AC and solarReverse Cycle AC and solar

Hi all I'm also toying with this idea, although my current position is that it probably doesn't quite work out. Given now the export rate for solar is a paltry 7c/kWh you…

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philbert83
Mar 05, 2017 4:19 pm
Chunny
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20 February
Old Brivis MK1 ducted heating unitOld Brivis MK1 ducted heating unit

Hello All, Does anyone have any info on this heating system. I'm in a rented place and the heating is working fine but the ducting is very confusing. There are 5 ducts…

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Chunny
Feb 20, 2017 11:36 am
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goody59
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13 February
How to cool down garageHow to cool down garage

It has a brush type seal top and sides and a bottom of door rubber seal too. Thanks for the input.

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goody59
Feb 13, 2017 7:55 am
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cat_dunc
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12 February
Daikin 20kW Premium InverterDaikin 20kW Premium Inverter

Oh yes the Actron sales person did say that. Thank you for reminding me!

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cat_dunc
Feb 12, 2017 10:20 pm
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Georgina3677
9 February
Evaporative cooling or split system?Evaporative cooling or split system?

The big plus for evaporative air conditioning for me is that it gives a complete change of home air about every two minutes so if cooking cabbage or other nasty smelling…

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Georgina3677
Feb 09, 2017 2:25 pm
Christoshizz
8 February
Hydronic Heating - Which Brand to Choose?Hydronic Heating - Which Brand to Choose?
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Hoping to restart this thread. Interesting speaking to various installers the different opinions you get. It seems to be there are 2 camps (Bosch resellers vs the rest).…

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Christoshizz
Feb 08, 2017 7:55 pm
waxinggibbous
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8 February
Roofing inulation.Roofing inulation.

For my roofing renovation I am planning to go with cedar roofs. I don't have much idea about the cooling or insulation benefits of different kinds of roofing. My husband…

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waxinggibbous
Feb 08, 2017 8:00 am
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rsanand
7 February
Old House - Attic Insulation - Asbestos?Old House - Attic Insulation - Asbestos?

Did you test it , it is very likely to be natural matter, I don't think its Asbestos. Asbestos is harmful if you inhale.

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rsanand
Feb 07, 2017 8:51 pm
planeguy
7 February
Roof - insulated panels noiseRoof - insulated panels noise

Considering going roof insulated panels for a new build such as ritek, trideck etc... We are having trouble finding info on noise properties of the systems. Firstly,…

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planeguy
Feb 07, 2017 2:59 pm

This one, no filter. The heating/cooling tech that came out after handover said if a filter mediun was added, the restriction would be too much. If I wanted it filtered,…

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goody59
Feb 05, 2017 11:52 am
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Hillsbuilds
5 February
NNW facing windows no eavesNNW facing windows no eaves

Thank you ddarroch, that's one tick to the list of solved problems!

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Hillsbuilds
Feb 05, 2017 6:47 am
buildingonup
20 January
Cleaning a Freestanding Fireplace Cleaning a Freestanding Fireplace

You've probably worked this out by now but we used to clean the inside glass with wet newspaper dipped in the ash of the fire and it comes up perfect!! Sounds odd but it works :)

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buildingonup
Jan 20, 2017 8:47 pm
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Wendylovespets
Jan 14, 2017 2:13 pm
DanielSmith1
10 January
add on air conditioner to ducted heating?add on air conditioner to ducted heating?
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According to me get the evaporative system as it cools fresh outside air and distribute it via ducting in your roof space throughout your home. Also it is the healthiest…

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DanielSmith1
Jan 10, 2017 6:46 pm
mrsmack
7 January
Evaporative cooling and roller blind not allowing air flowEvaporative cooling and roller blind not allowing air flow

Hi all, How do people deal with roller blinds and evaporative cooling? We had new blinds installed which are fantastic, however now they just get warped and 'suck' in to…

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mrsmack
Jan 07, 2017 7:06 am
DanielSmith1
5 January
air conditioner sizingair conditioner sizing

While choosing an air conditioner for your home look for some of these features — sleep settings, filter alerts, remote controls, energy-saving options, timers and noise…

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DanielSmith1
Jan 05, 2017 7:34 pm
smnb
25 December 2016
Low emissions fireplace wood heaterLow emissions fireplace wood heater

We are struggling to find a good inbuilt fireplace / wood heater with low emissions and good reviews.<br /> We need max 0.9g/kg emissions <br /><br />at the moment we are…

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smnb
Dec 25, 2016 8:34 am
TashPaul
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22 December 2016
Ugly hot water unit replacement options?Ugly hot water unit replacement options?

Cheapest way would be to enclose it somehow, like a slatted fence with a gate opening. I can't post a link to pics for some reason but just google 'enclose hot water…

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TashPaul
Dec 22, 2016 6:57 am
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Ethan Lewis
20 December 2016
Solar hot water recommendation. Solar hot water recommendation.
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I would recommend "Same Day Hot Water Service", who sells online of all brands and guaranteed cheapest pricing and deliver across Australia.

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Ethan Lewis
Dec 20, 2016 6:48 pm
1960sModernistHome
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7 December 2016
Recirculating Hot Water ServiceRecirculating Hot Water Service

Yeah builders often don't really know what they're talking about with electrical/mechanical stuff and don't like departing from their usual setup.

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1960sModernistHome
Dec 07, 2016 6:08 am
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Bels
7 December 2016
Roof Insulation: Cellulose Fibre or Glasswool BattsRoof Insulation: Cellulose Fibre or Glasswool Batts

You couldn't lift every 2nd or 3rd roof sheet to lay batts down? End of the day blow-in insulation is better than no insulation though any trades having to work in the…

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Bels
Dec 06, 2016 11:00 pm
logiteche
1 December 2016
Roller Shutter Colour CombinationRoller Shutter Colour Combination

Hi, We are about to order roller shutters for our upstairs windows (14 in total) and would value opinions. In order of importance, we're investing in the shutters to 1.…

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logiteche
Dec 01, 2016 11:59 am
DanielSmith1
30 November 2016
Ducted air or 3 split airDucted air or 3 split air

Ducted air conditioning: the system is concealed, usually within the roof space. Cool air travels through a system of ducts concealed within the roof and walls, into each…

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DanielSmith1
Nov 29, 2016 11:23 pm
Bels
27 November 2016
EarthwoolEarthwool

Either he's ignorant or just plain shady as he's aware it is and just doesn't want to do anything different or use something he probably doesn't use frequently. They're…

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Bels
Nov 27, 2016 2:21 am
kapish
24 November 2016
Acoustic insulation vs thermal insulationAcoustic insulation vs thermal insulation
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my home windows is insulated with the .i buyed it from soundbarrierfence. really great product!!!!!.now i lives in peaceful environment without any outer disturbance.the…

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kapish
Nov 24, 2016 6:01 pm
Oliver1989G
23 November 2016
Gyprock bulgingGyprock bulging

The only Insuallation you should be using is from CSR Bradford 2.5 or 3.0 ceiling batts / wall batts 4.0 + is ideal for accoustic reasoning but more expensive but highly…

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Oliver1989G
Nov 23, 2016 1:40 pm
gaweleczek
20 November 2016
Is AC vent in kitchen a good/bad idea?Is AC vent in kitchen a good/bad idea?

Hi @Bels, We will have a rangehood and it will vent out. Your reasoning makes sense to me and I will remove AC vent from the kitchen so in this way I will have 3 AC…

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gaweleczek
Nov 20, 2016 10:57 pm



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