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marshi
marshi
15 June 2017

Evaporative aircon brand

Evaporative aircon brand

Hi we are currently getting quotes for our evaporative aircon and are trying to decide which brand mainly between brivis and Braemar. We currently have a Braemar at our…

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marshi
Jun 15, 2017 1:20 pm
Joker
Joker
13 June 2017

Ducted AC & separate Gas Heating. Worthwhile having both?

Ducted AC & separate Gas Heating. Worthwhile having both?

Got ducted actron add on air con and ducted 6 star gas heating, works efficiently, also solar, gas hot water, and micro inverter panel solar panels, use heating 3 times…

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Joker
Jun 13, 2017 1:17 pm
Bels
Bels
5 June 2017

How much emphasis should you put into your R Value?

How much emphasis should you put into your R Value?

It depends on whether your ceiling space is insulated or ventilated. On a stinking hot day the heat in a ceiling would permeate into the ducts resulting in the system…

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Bels
Jun 05, 2017 11:34 pm
Bels
Bels
5 June 2017

Heating & Cooling Dilemma

Heating & Cooling Dilemma

Generally, industrial meat slicers have a range of different features, therefore it is very important to consider carefully before purchasing your target model. The first…

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Bels
Jun 05, 2017 11:31 pm
Navyguywandell
Navyguywandell
30 May 2017

Insulation Question

Insulation Question

well I'm trying to get the floor as temp. stable as possible. From what I understand, The higher the R value the better. I was going to use two layers of R-30 between the…

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Navyguywandell
May 30, 2017 12:36 pm
Joker
Joker
26 May 2017

Gas Log Fire

Gas Log Fire

With the cannon it ran for 15 years before I sold the house without any breakdown, even with a warranty I wouldn't buy a unreliable product. Sent from my Redmi 4 using Tapatalk

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Joker
May 26, 2017 7:22 pm
Joker
Joker
13 May 2017

Ducted ac question gas under doors

Ducted ac question gas under doors

Also the best ac installed poorly will be a poor performer, installation and ac quality are both of equal importance. Sent from my Redmi 4 using Tapatalk

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Joker
May 13, 2017 8:27 pm
olgasturlu
olgasturlu
12 May 2017

Turboheat - Ducted Heating for Wood Fires

Turboheat - Ducted Heating for Wood Fires

We will be building our new home hopefully later this year. It will be on 2 acres in the Ballarat Region and we are looking at our heating options. There is no natural gas…

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olgasturlu
May 12, 2017 4:09 pm
alexp79
alexp79
5 May 2017

Knauf Comfortboard

Knauf Comfortboard

If Knauf costs more than $100 per sq m, then BioPCM will be a better choice. But still quite expensive. my calcs show $14K for 150 sq m with 2.4 m ceilings for BioPCM.

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alexp79
May 05, 2017 8:33 pm
jai.m
jai.m
1 May 2017

Bonaire Navigator - zoning

Bonaire Navigator - zoning

Your remote should have zone indicator. Mostly 3 and 4 will be of no use. There will be common area (which is living room) and you may not be able to control. Two zones…

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jai.m
May 01, 2017 9:55 pm
1960sModernistHome
1960sModernistHome
30 April 2017

Fans: Haiku or Aeratron?

Fans: Haiku or Aeratron?

We have a 1300mm Haiku in our main bedroom in bamboo/black. It's fabulous. The quietest and most effective fan I have ever encountered. But it comes at a cost - about $1000 each.

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1960sModernistHome
Apr 30, 2017 8:25 am
1960sModernistHome
Ting Ting
Ting Ting
29 April 2017

Refrigerated cooling

Refrigerated 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
allatonce
allatonce
19 April 2017

Fireplace Installation/masonry construction - tradie needed

Fireplace 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
grinder
15 April 2017

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
grinder
grinder
grinder
15 April 2017

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
grinder
Joker
Joker
13 April 2017

Refrigerated air con quote

Refrigerated 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
Bels
Bels
10 April 2017

Ducted heating/cooling return air location

Ducted heating/cooling return air location

Location of the return atmosphere will depend upon your installer.You may make a 1" gap beneath bedroom door for atmosphere to reunite by without whistling from every…

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Bels
Apr 10, 2017 10:50 pm
Bels
Bels
4 April 2017

Floor insulation supports.

Floor insulation supports.

How can it move repairing floor sheeting? Can a few mm bow out the sheet of flat too much? I guess it would depend on fixing centers and sheet…

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Bels
Apr 04, 2017 11:18 pm
voz
voz
27 March 2017

Ducted aircon through builder

Ducted 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
dolphinblu
26 March 2017

Josh's house/ CSR house

Josh'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
faykis
26 March 2017

Compensating for bad aspects on small block

Compensating 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
faykis
azide
azide
22 March 2017

West facing wall with an elevated neighbour

West 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
ajayshekar
22 March 2017

Actron Air-Thoughts/Reviews from People who already have it

Actron Air-Thoughts/Reviews from People who already have it
1, 2, 3

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
Bels
10 March 2017

Cooling/heating with Whole house fans / home Economisers

Cooling/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
GLO
9 March 2017

Daikin outside air system

Daikin 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
Bels
5 March 2017

Heating a 7 star house

Heating 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
philbert83
5 March 2017

Reverse Cycle AC and solar

Reverse 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
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gaweleczek
Mar 03, 2017 8:30 pm
Chunny
Chunny
20 February 2017

Old Brivis MK1 ducted heating unit

Old 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
Chunny
goody59
goody59
13 February 2017

How to cool down garage

How 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
goody59
cat_dunc
cat_dunc
12 February 2017

Daikin 20kW Premium Inverter

Daikin 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
cat_dunc
Georgina3677
Georgina3677
9 February 2017

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
waxinggibbous
waxinggibbous
8 February 2017

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
waxinggibbous
rsanand
rsanand
7 February 2017

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
planeguy
7 February 2017

Roof - insulated panels noise

Roof - 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
goody59
Hillsbuilds
Hillsbuilds
5 February 2017

NNW facing windows no eaves

NNW 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
buildingonup
20 January 2017

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
Wendylovespets
Wendylovespets
14 January 2017

Skylights and Evap Air system

Skylights and Evap Air system

Thanks for the info! Very helpful.

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Wendylovespets
Jan 14, 2017 2:13 pm
DanielSmith1
DanielSmith1
10 January 2017

add on air conditioner to ducted heating?

add on air conditioner to ducted heating?
1, 2

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
mrsmack
7 January 2017

Evaporative cooling and roller blind not allowing air flow

Evaporative 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
DanielSmith1
5 January 2017

air conditioner sizing

air 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
smnb
25 December 2016

Low emissions fireplace wood heater

Low 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
TashPaul
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
TashPaul
Ethan Lewis
Ethan Lewis
20 December 2016

Solar hot water recommendation.

Solar hot water recommendation.
1, 2

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
1960sModernistHome
7 December 2016

Recirculating Hot Water Service

Recirculating 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
1960sModernistHome
Bels
Bels
7 December 2016

Roof Insulation: Cellulose Fibre or Glasswool Batts

Roof 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
logiteche
1 December 2016

Roller Shutter Colour Combination

Roller 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
DanielSmith1
30 November 2016

Ducted air or 3 split air

Ducted 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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