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DanielSmith1
DanielSmith1
20 October 2016

heating and cooling system for Melbourne Weather

heating and cooling system for Melbourne Weather

Across Australia about 40% of energy is used for heating and cooling. This does not include heating hot water. The amount of energy your household uses will vary depending…

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DanielSmith1
Oct 20, 2016 8:51 pm
rosewood
rosewood
15 October 2016

need advice from air conditioning installers

need advice from air conditioning installers

If your air conditioner is installed accurately then it will give optimum cooling, but if not done properly then it won't give desired cooling effect. Poor installation…

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rosewood
Oct 15, 2016 11:12 am
rosewood
enviroflexinsulate
enviroflexinsulate
13 October 2016

Roof insulation (not ceiling)

Roof insulation (not ceiling)

Hello - there are plenty of options available when it comes to ceiling/roof /attic insulation in the form of batts, spray on, loose file or reflective. How did you end up…

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enviroflexinsulate
Oct 13, 2016 1:05 pm
enviroflexinsulate
sputterfly80
sputterfly80
7 October 2016

Ducted aircon with Plantation

Ducted aircon with Plantation

Yes we are building with plantation too and we are having our ducted air con installed after handover. Your sales consultant should've been able to go through this with…

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sputterfly80
Oct 07, 2016 1:26 am
DanielSmith1
DanielSmith1
5 October 2016

How to choose a split system air conditioner?

How to choose a split system air conditioner?

Everyone wants to have a energy-efficient and cost-effective system at his place. Air conditioning products of good brands have more benefits. They are energy efficient…

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DanielSmith1
Oct 05, 2016 10:06 pm
manoname
manoname
30 September 2016

Questions about interior insulation

Questions about interior insulation

Hello ! I am an industrial designer student and am working on a new project, but I am lacking some knowledge in insulation techniques... My goal is to create an objet…

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manoname
Sep 30, 2016 3:01 am
jeffabg77
jeffabg77
21 September 2016

Wet roof insulation

Wet roof insulation

Hi, I am extending my house with a skillion colorbond roof. The roof eaves have been left exposed for a month and the roof insulation between the colorbond and foil is…

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jeffabg77
Sep 21, 2016 7:03 pm
gaweleczek
gaweleczek
19 September 2016

Insulation - what else to do?

Insulation - what else to do?

Hi @Nightshade, Did you go for higher level of insulation? Did it make much difference on the first floor?

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gaweleczek
Sep 19, 2016 1:50 am
gaweleczek
gaweleczek
19 September 2016

New home insulation in Brisbane

New home insulation in Brisbane

Hi @pjk I hope you have finished your house already :). Can you share what level of insulation did you end up with and whether you are happy with your choice? I'm about to…

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gaweleczek
Sep 19, 2016 1:38 am
kevinpham02
kevinpham02
13 September 2016

Ceiling Fans........Which Brands

Ceiling Fans........Which Brands

Ceiling fans are wierd most of the brands you get are much of a muchness. I would more say the style determines the quality of it. Most of them come in…

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kevinpham02
Sep 13, 2016 12:16 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
12 September 2016

Air Con - Excessive Noise at Start-up (Daikin)

Air Con - Excessive Noise at Start-up (Daikin)

Working well - so if anyone has the same problem it might be the answer.

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Saint Mike
Sep 12, 2016 12:06 pm
Saint Mike
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Beazley77
Sep 04, 2016 12:32 pm
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 7:31 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 1:03 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 10, 2016 12:57 am
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 11:32 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 7:54 pm
podgydog2
podgydog2
16 July 2016

Gas Log Fires

Gas Log Fires
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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 11:43 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 9:57 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 5:23 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
8 July 2016

Foundations

Foundations

Stepped footings. Stewie

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Stewie D
Jul 08, 2016 9:24 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 7:17 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 1:34 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 11:58 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 3:44 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 10:00 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 4:26 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 8:28 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 6:12 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 11:51 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 7:17 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 2:34 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 11:11 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 3:58 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 07, 2016 12:21 am
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 9:17 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 7:15 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 9:55 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 1:53 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 12:43 pm
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 23, 2016 12:57 am
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 9:44 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 14, 2016 12:04 am
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 11:12 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 11:40 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 9:41 pm


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