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amazing_venice
amazing_venice
1 December 2010

Evaporative cooling to ground floor of double storey

Evaporative cooling to ground floor of double storey

Hey snhouse! Thx for your reply.... Yes, as I've said before in another post "I'll build you a house and you'll be thankful for what I give you!!!" downside to the big…

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amazing_venice
Dec 01, 2010 4:53 pm
amazing_venice
buildingwest
buildingwest
2 December 2010

Sarking for the Roof - To have or not to have?

Sarking for the Roof - To have or not to have?

Hi, Thanks for the comments everyone. I have now signed the variation to include sarking under the roof for the home, garage and porch areas. Michelle

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buildingwest
Dec 02, 2010 11:11 pm
renobeginner
renobeginner
5 December 2010

honeywell heating/cooling ducted (uni aire) help anyone?

honeywell heating/cooling ducted (uni aire) help anyone?

Hi OUr new house has honeywell heating and cooling (ducted). We have always had evaportative so I am a complete novice on this. It has a Honeywell brochure, but the…

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renobeginner
Dec 05, 2010 3:04 pm
S&M
S&M
6 December 2010

evap cooloing swap to refridgerated?

evap cooloing swap to refridgerated?

i guess il see how i go i might end up being happy with the evap

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S&M
Dec 06, 2010 4:55 pm
S&M
Fridgy
Fridgy
8 December 2010

Actron - ESP/ESP Plus - Run/Upfront Cost

Actron - ESP/ESP Plus - Run/Upfront Cost

To go to an ESP+ there can not be any constant zones. There must be a zone motor on everything. To rectify sensing problems extra sensors can be fitted. Actron Air are…

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Fridgy
Dec 08, 2010 2:25 pm
carlo
carlo
10 December 2010

Removal & Reinstalling Solar Hot Water System

Removal & Reinstalling Solar Hot Water System

We have installed solar hot water system (3 panels) only begining of last year. Due to change of family circumstances, we are knocking down our existing single storey…

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carlo
Dec 10, 2010 3:49 pm
countrylife
countrylife
11 December 2010

masonary fireplaces

masonary fireplaces

Sounds like a great idea. I'm sure that spot would be a popular place. I love the idea of an internal chimney wall to keep all the heat inside. The masonry heaters have…

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countrylife
Dec 11, 2010 1:59 pm
dymonite69
dymonite69
12 December 2010

Tears in wall sarking - problem?

Tears in wall sarking - problem?

Don't say they forgot or imply they won't do it. Just mention 'that I can see that your brickie ran out of time fixing that sarking' or ask 'when do you think is the best…

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dymonite69
Dec 12, 2010 2:22 pm
dymonite69
dymonite69
dymonite69
12 December 2010

Wall-wrap/sarking

Wall-wrap/sarking

Foil in wall keeps house cooler in summer. It also provides a vapour seal so air movement is reduced and improves function of batts in winter. It also prevents…

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dymonite69
Dec 12, 2010 2:28 pm
dymonite69
piscean
piscean
18 December 2010

Removal & re-installing split system a/c

Removal & re-installing split system a/c

It wouldn't be worth it for a 7 yr old LG. By the time you pay someone to remove and re-install it, fix up the wall etc I'd say you could get a new one installed for the…

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piscean
Dec 18, 2010 11:49 am
B STAR
B STAR
20 December 2010

Aircond not cold enough...what could be the problem?

Aircond not cold enough...what could be the problem?

i did miss your point about it tripping out. This is not right as already stated. Sort this out first. Perhaps you may have more than one issue to sort out.

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B STAR
Dec 20, 2010 3:15 pm
RoofPlum66
RoofPlum66
22 December 2010

Improving roof insulation

Improving roof insulation

Dymonite So your saying stay away from hips so not to disturb appox 1 metre ,stay 3 coures from top ridges Thats a complete waste of time and a mission in its self…

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RoofPlum66
Dec 22, 2010 12:28 am
theyetti
theyetti
22 December 2010

Supply and installation cost for split system air con

Supply and installation cost for split system air con

10kW is a one seriously large split system, if you're using it to cool more than one room or space I'd be concerned about effective air distribution throughout the area…

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theyetti
Dec 22, 2010 11:51 pm
multitaskingmummy
multitaskingmummy
26 December 2010

Tripping the circuit breaker problem with window s/s

Tripping the circuit breaker problem with window s/s

Hi We have a 10 year old Window Split System unit which has started tripping the circuit breaker within 20 minutes of being turned on.... just in time for Summer! My…

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multitaskingmummy
Dec 26, 2010 10:31 pm
Japonica26
Japonica26
28 December 2010

Difference between higher end and lower end evap systems...

Difference between higher end and lower end evap systems...

Maybe go with the evap and put a couple of split systems in as well - main bedroom and living area? I went out on Friday and bought a 3kW portable…

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Japonica26
Dec 28, 2010 6:51 pm
gpierce
gpierce
30 December 2010

Portable air con's?

Portable air con's?

Don't waste you're time on the consumer ones you can get at HN and BL. These are the only ones that really work, have used them many times to cool computer rooms when the…

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gpierce
Dec 30, 2010 9:33 am
buildingwest
buildingwest
30 December 2010

Can someone explain multizone heating to me.

Can someone explain multizone heating to me.

Hi, I have added zoned heating into my new home. You will find that most of the additional cost is due to the fact that the heating until will also need to be upgraded to…

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buildingwest
Dec 30, 2010 5:59 pm
J & C
J & C
30 December 2010

Cost Comparison of Refrigerated cooling Installation

Cost Comparison of Refrigerated cooling Installation

Thanks to everyone that have posted their comments. Cheers, J & C

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J & C
Dec 30, 2010 7:25 pm
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J & C
Dec 30, 2010 7:26 pm
bashworth
bashworth
3 January 2011

ducting heat around the house

ducting heat around the house

Not sure whether you are planning open fires or woodheaters. For open fires with a brick chimney just make sure the brickwork is good quality and exposed on the upper…

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bashworth
Jan 03, 2011 9:47 pm
bashworth
MagicMuppetMan
MagicMuppetMan
6 January 2011

Bonaire unit outside, LA Cool in roof = Air con not working

Bonaire unit outside, LA Cool in roof = Air con not working

Jess, In certain circumstances different brands can be combined with interface cards. This is rare with Japanese manufacturers as they have their electronics built to…

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MagicMuppetMan
Jan 06, 2011 9:24 pm
MagicMuppetMan
MagicMuppetMan
6 January 2011

ducted ref cooling and gas heating - vents in ceiling -

ducted ref cooling and gas heating - vents in ceiling -

It sounds like you have a gas and "add-on" cooling system. There should be a filter on the return air grille (where the air is drawn back to the unit). Ensure this is…

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MagicMuppetMan
Jan 06, 2011 10:10 pm
MagicMuppetMan
MagicMuppetMan
6 January 2011

Zoning advice for air conditioning my home

Zoning advice for air conditioning my home

As dymonite has explained inverter or digital scroll units (as Actron utilises) varies the output of the compressor to reduce energy costs by reducing input/output power…

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MagicMuppetMan
Jan 06, 2011 10:35 pm
MagicMuppetMan
MagicMuppetMan
6 January 2011

Professionally cleaning Heating/Cooling ducts

Professionally cleaning Heating/Cooling ducts

So long as your ducted gas system has a filter on the return air and is cleaned (the filter) on a regular basis you should be fine

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MagicMuppetMan
Jan 06, 2011 11:11 pm
MagicMuppetMan
MagicMuppetMan
6 January 2011

Beaemar GDH with Braemar add on cooling......Good System???

Beaemar GDH with Braemar add on cooling......Good System???

IMO Braemar has it - personal opinion! Being able to set different temperatures in different zones counts for me (newer models)

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MagicMuppetMan
Jan 06, 2011 11:26 pm
MagicMuppetMan
MagicMuppetMan
6 January 2011

Daikin Hybrid Wall Mounted....

Daikin Hybrid Wall Mounted....

Temp control on wall mounted (Infra Red control) is via return air temp. I'd go inverter any day. Noise I cannot advise on but look at sound power levels NOT sound…

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MagicMuppetMan
Jan 06, 2011 11:48 pm
Brenchik
Brenchik
7 January 2011

Gas fireplace installer needed, Adelaide

Gas fireplace installer needed, Adelaide

Can anyone recommend a builder that could construct a "zero clearance" box (made of gyprock) for our gas fireplace? Finding such a person becomes almost impossible. We are…

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Brenchik
Jan 07, 2011 9:04 pm
MagicMuppetMan
MagicMuppetMan
7 January 2011

Which R value insulation for Sydney?

Which R value insulation for Sydney?

Bear in mind how they measured the floor area. If they have measured around the external part of your house they will need less batts thn actually required. Years and…

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MagicMuppetMan
Jan 07, 2011 9:07 pm
MagicMuppetMan
MagicMuppetMan
7 January 2011

Help with roof and ceiling insulation please.

Help with roof and ceiling insulation please.

Anticon as Lungy has suggested is ideal for metal roofs. Anti Condensation meaning the 'sweat' from condensation under the sheeting does not enter the roof cavity. That…

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MagicMuppetMan
Jan 07, 2011 10:12 pm
just Erin
just Erin
9 January 2011

Evaporative Cooling

Evaporative Cooling

Use the "search" function... you'll find these threads... and many many many more ;) viewtopic.php?f=20&t=41088&hilit=evaporative+cooling

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just Erin
Jan 09, 2011 10:55 pm
just Erin
BenPrin
BenPrin
10 January 2011

GDH with add on cooling or reverse cycle system.

GDH with add on cooling or reverse cycle system.

Hi! I'll jump in here and ask when price IS an issue - it sounds like Reverse Cycle Split system/inverter systems might be the best bet? *I* am concerned more with AC…

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BenPrin
Jan 10, 2011 1:31 pm
BenPrin
Manuel
Manuel
10 January 2011

Insulation of cavity-filled brick building systems

Insulation of cavity-filled brick building systems

Hi Kylie, One of the thinnest insulation products that can deliver good performance is coming from Kingspan. I have no affiliation with them whatsoever but I have a good…

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Manuel
Jan 10, 2011 2:06 pm
Casa2
Casa2
11 January 2011

Heat reduction treatments for windows

Heat reduction treatments for windows

cleo, As dymonite has mentioned, you need to stop direct sunlight hitting your windows in the first place. You see a lot of units these days with sliding shutters, if you…

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Casa2
Jan 11, 2011 8:59 am
rusted_shut
rusted_shut
14 January 2011

Sub Floor Insulation in Brisbane - do I have to??

Sub Floor Insulation in Brisbane - do I have to??

You need to use an external hosting site such as photobucket for photos :) Who told you the floor needs to be insulated? Your energy report must…

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rusted_shut
Jan 14, 2011 7:45 am
1sthome
1sthome
14 January 2011

Approx cost of getting gas connected and installed?

Approx cost of getting gas connected and installed?

Got my gas connected this week. Took 2 blokes 7 hours. They had to locate the gas main on the other side of the street, dig down to it, bore under the road to my side then…

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1sthome
Jan 14, 2011 2:19 pm
stratastruggler
stratastruggler
15 January 2011

Ventilation between rooms

Ventilation between rooms

RE air in air out from dymonite69 I don't use a dryer anymore! Have gone back to the old clothes horse (am blessed with north facing rooms that help drying) So moisture…

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stratastruggler
Jan 15, 2011 3:13 pm
BuildlingPerth
BuildlingPerth
17 January 2011

Colorbond Roof E-vent

Colorbond Roof E-vent

We were going to get one installed as part of the build spec for a house but we chose not to go with that builder. We are building a metal roof house now and are…

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BuildlingPerth
Jan 17, 2011 11:16 am
BuildlingPerth
blueblueblue
blueblueblue
18 January 2011

Would you expose the wall or cover up with a fake door?

Would you expose the wall or cover up with a fake door?

It would frustrate me to no end having to slide a BIR door half a meter past a concealed void before accessing my robe. If the void is in the…

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blueblueblue
Jan 18, 2011 10:19 am
MagicMuppetMan
MagicMuppetMan
20 January 2011

Heating options for split level, help please

Heating options for split level, help please

You will naturally lose some heat up the stairs but nothing that wouldn't or shouldn't be factored in the sizing of the system. Heating systems are generally…

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MagicMuppetMan
Jan 20, 2011 8:48 pm
jassy
jassy
21 January 2011

Noisy Air Con

Noisy Air Con

That makes sense. The brand is Derby and it's a 15 kW system, model DO17. Sorry I haven't been back before - I didn't get an email to say I had some replies.

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jassy
Jan 21, 2011 9:10 pm
MagicMuppetMan
MagicMuppetMan
22 January 2011

How to use Evaporative Cooling in an effective Way

How to use Evaporative Cooling in an effective Way

It is very, very rare to zone an evaporative system as generally most damper motors to not have the torque to hold the volume and pressure of air from an evaporative…

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MagicMuppetMan
Jan 22, 2011 10:19 am
deb17
deb17
22 January 2011

Does evaporative aircon improve house value?

Does evaporative aircon improve house value?

I think you should definately put the Evap in. I have always had evaporative cooling, we had it in the last house we sold and it is a big selling point and I believe it…

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deb17
Jan 22, 2011 10:07 pm
dave-
dave-
23 January 2011

Universal Tile Ventilators

Universal Tile Ventilators

I read it on this forum somewhere that leaving a window upstairs cracked open a bit might help. So in a bedroom furtherst from the stairs, I've found on the 35deg days…

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dave-
Jan 23, 2011 9:34 am
Maton
Maton
28 January 2011

Brivis problem

Brivis problem

Hi guys, New to the forum but wanting to know if there are any techs which lurk around? :) Love for someone to answer me a couple of brivis technical queries if possible Cheers

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Maton
Jan 28, 2011 8:33 pm
E1109
E1109
28 January 2011

what could be wrong with my evap unit?

what could be wrong with my evap unit?

Welcome aboard. I had a new Bonaire evap unit…

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E1109
Jan 28, 2011 9:07 pm
E1109
Pulpo
Pulpo
29 January 2011

Hydronic heating

Hydronic heating
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Another good website is is http://www.solarsatisfaction.com.au Also the guy is happy to talk about the subject. I have installed the pipes…

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Pulpo
Jan 29, 2011 11:51 am
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GTI
Jan 29, 2011 11:51 pm

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