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Beazley77
Sep 04, 2016 11:32 am
Beazley77
lookbothways
lookbothways
1 September 2016

Which wood heater

Which wood heater

Anyone in the market for a wood heater we went into BBQ galore (Hobart store) and they have 20 % off, managed to save $675 off the price of a new Saxon Mahogany, they will…

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lookbothways
Sep 01, 2016 6:31 pm
AJW
AJW
12 August 2016

Install heating/cooling during build or wait and see?

Install heating/cooling during build or wait and see?

You will find that with gas price increases that reverse cycle is now becoming pretty much the norm, with running costs equal or lower to gas. Only problem with reverse…

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AJW
Aug 12, 2016 12:03 pm
Bels
Bels
9 August 2016

Tstat8 Bacnet Thermostat - BravoControls

Tstat8 Bacnet Thermostat - BravoControls

Apart from the shameless plug of your own product, this is probably on the overkill for the average homeowner who's looking for a controller to drive either a gas ducted…

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Bels
Aug 09, 2016 11:57 pm
Bels
Bels
8 August 2016

Plumbing question

Plumbing question

Try asking a plumber you're chummy with if he'll tell you what you'd need to co=mply with otherwise try the Plumbing Body in your state. You could also try contacting…

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Bels
Aug 08, 2016 10:32 pm
PHL
PHL
7 August 2016

Tile heating

Tile heating

I make tile heating with this company http://www.gairsolutions.com After 2 years have no problem!

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PHL
Aug 07, 2016 6:54 pm
podgydog2
podgydog2
16 July 2016

Gas Log Fires

Gas Log Fires
1, 2

We to are currently building and looking at installing the Regency GF900L. At a cost of $7500 I am a little worried about reliability after reading the above comments, I…

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podgydog2
Jul 16, 2016 10:43 pm
Bels
Bels
14 July 2016

sorted thanks

sorted thanks

I'm not a plumber myself but my understanding of the regs in relation to condensate drainage is that it must be discharged to a drain point if by not doing so it causes a…

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Bels
Jul 14, 2016 8:57 pm
turbopsi
turbopsi
8 July 2016

Neo 1.6 combustion heater burning too quick.

Neo 1.6 combustion heater burning too quick.

This website is also great recourse in regards to PE wood heaters. Here's one example that may help you. http://www.hearth.com/talk/threads/paci ... st-2056552

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turbopsi
Jul 08, 2016 4:23 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
8 July 2016

Foundations

Foundations

Stepped footings. Stewie

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Stewie D
Jul 08, 2016 8:24 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
7 July 2016

Flue gas fireplace

Flue gas fireplace

That would also depend on the model you choose and where you want to place it. Most these days require gas fireplaces to be flued anyway. To take it up through the second…

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Stewie D
Jul 07, 2016 6:17 pm
jamiewmelb
jamiewmelb
5 July 2016

Honeywell Lyric Unit

Honeywell Lyric Unit

Hi I have purchased from Ebay a Honeywell Lyric unit, and replaced the original Honeywell controller. Does anyone in Melbourne know how to set one of these up correctly…

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jamiewmelb
Jul 05, 2016 12:34 am
gaweleczek
gaweleczek
30 June 2016

In wall insulation

In wall insulation

ddarroch, great answer. I'm about to pick a builder and most of them offer ceiling insulation batts only and they say wall insulation batts are not going to help much. I'm…

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gaweleczek
Jun 30, 2016 10:58 pm
bashworth
bashworth
29 June 2016

Share your ideas about Green housing

Share your ideas about Green housing

i have had built 2 'Green Houses' since arriving in Australia. To me the key issues are: Good Orientation (for passive Solar) No bigger than you need Rightsizing the…

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bashworth
Jun 29, 2016 2:44 pm
bashworth
AJW
AJW
25 June 2016

Ducted heating zone control

Ducted heating zone control

The contract has specific mention except the brand and 2 zones as standard. And in our selections doco it talks about the zones but no mention of how they planned to zone.…

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AJW
Jun 25, 2016 9:00 pm
DTRiemer
DTRiemer
24 June 2016

Recommendation to good Air Con installers in Melbourne SE?

Recommendation to good Air Con installers in Melbourne SE?

Too bad that you're looking for installers in Melbourne so I can't recommend https://newacunit.com/ located here in Chandler, AZ. They provide amazing installation…

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DTRiemer
Jun 24, 2016 3:26 pm
DTRiemer

Double storey house without eaves??

Double storey house without eaves??

We added eaves. Cost another $2000 but without it looked like a big cube and looked unfinished.

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Waldorf_Grange_Build
Jun 23, 2016 7:28 pm
Waldorf_Grange_Build
Craigasaurus
Craigasaurus
23 June 2016

Ceiling fans - bigger or more?

Ceiling fans - bigger or more?

I would go one in lounge area. Not in the kitchen as they get greasy. Maybe one over the dining. I would go bigger.

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Craigasaurus
Jun 23, 2016 5:12 pm
gaweleczek
gaweleczek
22 June 2016

West facing Master bedroom in Brisbane

West facing Master bedroom in Brisbane

Thanks for all the great answers! @oneJone, this is true, but another difference between Mel abd Bri is that during summar the nights are still pretty warm.

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gaweleczek
Jun 22, 2016 10:51 pm
EmeryBB
EmeryBB
20 June 2016

Brivis NC-6 installer parameter access configuration

Brivis NC-6 installer parameter access configuration

Call Brivis, they can run you through the procedures over the phone.

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EmeryBB
Jun 20, 2016 6:17 pm
DTRiemer
DTRiemer
16 June 2016

Cost of refrigerated cooling and heating

Cost of refrigerated cooling and heating

It may sound a bit expensive but I've seen much pricier refrigerated cooling and heating. My advise is to check out other available models/units near your location to make…

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DTRiemer
Jun 16, 2016 1:34 pm
DTRiemer
chuminh
chuminh
12 June 2016

Controller replacement for Braemar heating unit

Controller replacement for Braemar heating unit

HI, My new house has 2 Braemar heating units with add-on refrigerated cooling system (model Braemar THx430 for heating and U3521A/U30213A 20kw). They come with the…

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chuminh
Jun 12, 2016 10:11 pm
dbk
dbk
10 June 2016

wood heaters - inbuilt. for large area

wood heaters - inbuilt. for large area

i have basically decided that the bigger the firebox the better. So i am going the Masport i9000 as it seems to have the biggest firebox in the sense that it requires the…

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dbk
Jun 10, 2016 2:58 pm
Bels
Bels
6 June 2016

Most economical way to use Gas Convector Heater

Most economical way to use Gas Convector Heater

Everybody is different and everyone will have a different opinion on economical usage vs. comfort. What you should be asking yourself is, Have you approximated what the…

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Bels
Jun 06, 2016 11:21 pm
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lenarufus
Jun 06, 2016 12:09 pm
bzerk86
bzerk86
2 June 2016

Daikin Ducted Inverter - Doesn't Slow Down In Heat Mode

Daikin Ducted Inverter - Doesn't Slow Down In Heat Mode

Okay, I have been fortunate enough to have a Daikin tech on site. Turns out that this particular model of Three phase inverters will only modulate in cooling mode. The…

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bzerk86
Jun 02, 2016 8:17 pm

Multi headed splits. Can you install after build?

Multi headed splits. Can you install after build?

Good to see common sense prevailed... And good advice too by the way. If you want to know about electrical, air con or plumbing stuff it's best to ask a specialist,…

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1960sModernistHome
Jun 02, 2016 6:15 pm
1960sModernistHome
goody59
goody59
1 June 2016

Zoned ducted heating vs. closing vents

Zoned ducted heating vs. closing vents

From reading online I believe you can close a few room heating ceiling vents and room doors to those rooms and heat the rest of the house. It appears you need to have open…

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goody59
Jun 01, 2016 8:55 pm
goody59
First_Timer_Ray
First_Timer_Ray
31 May 2016

Gas log fire downstairs - effectiveness?

Gas log fire downstairs - effectiveness?

Thanks HGMbuild - I found that one yesterday although the price may end up be a bit prohibitive ($12,000 for the unit alone) - I think it would be cheaper to have a ducted…

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First_Timer_Ray
May 31, 2016 12:53 pm
First_Timer_Ray
ddarroch
ddarroch
23 May 2016

Natural Gas v's Bottled Gas

Natural Gas v's Bottled Gas

I'd echo the other guys thoughts. Modern RC air cons are very efficient at heating between 3 & 5 times more efficient than standard electrical resistance heaters. So,…

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ddarroch
May 23, 2016 11:43 am
Shinners
Shinners
22 May 2016

Bio Ethanol Fireplace

Bio Ethanol Fireplace
1, 2

Hi all I have looked into gas, electric and biofuel (ethanol) for our new house (not built yet) and am having the same issues! with gas, it needs a flue etc and as we…

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Shinners
May 22, 2016 11:57 pm
Shinners

Help with Amp switches for Air conditioners

Help with Amp switches for Air conditioners

We can try it for better results. It can help out to have the best cooling product at your home.

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1960sModernistHome
May 15, 2016 8:44 am
1960sModernistHome
Loveguru
Loveguru
13 May 2016

Heating cooling for new build

Heating cooling for new build

Thanks for your suggestion for us. It build 39sqm double not for outlets and zones.

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Loveguru
May 13, 2016 11:04 pm
kassan1973
kassan1973
11 May 2016

Air Conditioning - Noise Reduction ?

Air Conditioning - Noise Reduction ?
1, 2

My own cinema room in home audio section 3 photos are very small compared to others i have seen.

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kassan1973
May 11, 2016 10:12 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
6 May 2016

Gas fireplaces

Gas fireplaces

Either/or. Just have insulation between the wall and the flue. Stewie

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Stewie D
May 06, 2016 10:40 am
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
MnT
MnT
21 April 2016

Double glaze windows and a warmer winter?

Double glaze windows and a warmer winter?

We built in a cool climate and used a polystyrene external walling system, double glazed Windows and PVC frames. Although all these products work quite well we found we…

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MnT
Apr 21, 2016 8:34 pm
MnT
enviroflexinsulate
enviroflexinsulate
21 April 2016

Insulation questions

Insulation questions

+1. Jarek is also a spammer lol.

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enviroflexinsulate
Apr 21, 2016 11:03 am
enviroflexinsulate
enviroflexinsulate
enviroflexinsulate
21 April 2016

Insulation(yeah plain topic, i know)

Insulation(yeah plain topic, i know)

Not a plain topic ;-) There is a big range of insulation to suit your needs, whether you are looking at thermal or acoustic properties. The number one thing to make sure…

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enviroflexinsulate
Apr 21, 2016 11:00 am
enviroflexinsulate
greengumby
greengumby
21 April 2016

Wood heater insert recommendation

Wood heater insert recommendation

Hi, Thinking of replacing an old open fire (brick surround) and putting in a wood heater. Didn't want it to be freestanding and was hoping with a surround it would look…

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greengumby
Apr 21, 2016 12:46 am
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
ckir
ckir
4 April 2016

Polyester insulation in Europe, USA and Canada

Polyester insulation in Europe, USA and Canada

Fibreglass batts are cheaper with a higher r-value per unit thickness. Or one goes with blown-in to deal with irregular shapes. If your insulation goal is to maximize…

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ckir
Apr 04, 2016 1:27 pm
deejay08
deejay08
31 March 2016

Comparing house energy star ratings and heating cost savings

Comparing house energy star ratings and heating cost savings

I did see it..I'm not an expert...obviously. Just trying to help with what I had.

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deejay08
Mar 31, 2016 8:02 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
Bels
Bels
28 March 2016

Removal and reinstall of split systems

Removal and reinstall of split systems

Decommissioning requires someone with a refrigerant handling licence to carry out the work. It doesn't have to be a full refrigeration mechanic/air con technician, a…

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Bels
Mar 28, 2016 6:10 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


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