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olmeri
olmeri
Yesterday

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 2:48 pm
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konsjo50
Feb 24, 2024 3:46 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 2:57 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 8:17 pm
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orionnebula
Jan 07, 2024 10:48 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 11:10 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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boxhill
Dec 24, 2023 10:31 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 10:15 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 8:29 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 11:13 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 11:18 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 10:25 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 3:00 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 2:48 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 4:15 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 4:06 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 4:34 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 8:56 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 6:18 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 4:30 pm
Pulse
Pulse
20 July 2023

Help me understand this Hot Water System

Help me understand this Hot Water System

The time to heat is purely a function of the distance between the hws and the faucet. There are many options for hot water, you can also have a circulating circuit of hot…

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Pulse
Jul 20, 2023 11:49 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 12:30 pm
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 11:47 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 5:07 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 12:14 pm
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 8:54 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 9:12 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 8:49 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 9:18 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 12:54 pm
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 8:44 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 9:32 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 12:40 pm
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 3:37 pm
Yosief
Yosief
4 December 2022

Cooling system

Cooling system

Thank you Bashworth

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Yosief
Dec 04, 2022 11:17 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 10:43 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 2:12 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 10:12 am
TD80
TD80
14 November 2022

Roof insulation and ceiling condensation

Roof insulation and ceiling condensation

Sorry for the late reply, I was expecting to be emailed if any replies came and didn't so assumed there was none! I don't know for sure but the sales contracts here in…

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TD80
Nov 14, 2022 7:24 pm
Mike71
Mike71
10 November 2022

Brivis Evaporative Cooling blowing insects through vents

Brivis Evaporative Cooling blowing insects through vents

A bit of an old thread, but still relevant. We just turned our Brivis cooler (new unit installed last year) on for the first time in months as the weather warmed up after…

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Mike71
Nov 10, 2022 1:44 pm
Zoe77
Zoe77
3 November 2022

Roof Insulation Material Check

Roof Insulation Material Check

Thanks for the info, I figured it's going to need to be replaced and yes, I've heard it's a real pain in the butt in all aspects, oh well.

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Zoe77
Nov 03, 2022 5:30 pm
alexp79
alexp79
21 October 2022

Brick vs cladding

Brick vs cladding

Visually, during pre-plastering inspection, see if there is any gaps or abnormalities (e.g. damaged/wet/torn batts).

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alexp79
Oct 21, 2022 4:14 pm
mdees1
mdees1
8 October 2022

In Slab ducted heating

In Slab ducted heating

So I recently bought a place in Melbourne where a section of the house has A ducted heating system under/within the slab. Unfortunately it is very bad and the ducts fill…

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mdees1
Oct 08, 2022 6:44 pm

Hi all I recently had a small studio office built by Aarons Outdoor. It comes "raw", so you have to paint the exterior and finish the interior yourself (this keeps down…

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IncredibleBulk
Sep 23, 2022 9:33 am
Noname
Noname
20 September 2022

Metricon refrigerated Heating/cooling

Metricon refrigerated Heating/cooling

A kidney and your first born. Have you read any news articles about metricon in the last 6 months? I'd reccomend you do. As to heating/cooling, builders gouge on this…

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Noname
Sep 20, 2022 8:43 am
Blufires
Blufires
7 September 2022

Ceiling Heating and Cooling System

Ceiling Heating and Cooling System

In Brisbane in summer the temperature is about 33 degrees and the humidity is about 70%. So the dew point temperature would be around 27 degrees. If your ceiling cooling…

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Blufires
Sep 07, 2022 2:50 pm

I bought a brick veneer house recently that I was told (by the owner's ex-husband who had no financial interest in the property - divorced 30 years ago) was built in the…

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Blufires
Sep 07, 2022 2:38 pm
Blufires
Blufires
7 September 2022

Roof insulation and Anticon blanket

Roof insulation and Anticon blanket

For compliance with NCC section J (energy efficiency), you need R3.7 total if you're going for a simple DTS compliance method. That includes everything from the inside to…

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Blufires
Sep 07, 2022 2:10 pm

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