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IceMan
IceMan
7 October 2010

Panasonic vs Fujitsu

Panasonic vs Fujitsu

http://panasonic.com.au/products/detail ... ectID=5767 He's talking bollocks... "Vertical and Horizontal Airflow Direction Control Vertical and horizontal air flow…

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IceMan
Oct 07, 2010 9:29 am
IceMan
Elizabeth
Elizabeth
7 October 2010

6+ Star Energy Rated Homes

6+ Star Energy Rated Homes
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I agree with you Dymonite about increasing pressure for plant increases rather than trading credits. The other good thing about green power is that the price alone forces…

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Elizabeth
Oct 07, 2010 2:54 pm
cmooring
cmooring
8 October 2010

Choosing an Evaporative Cooler

Choosing an Evaporative Cooler

I'll second that. My Mum has a Brivis and has lived in her house for approx 5 years with no dramas at all. We looked at various options when we decided to get an evap…

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cmooring
Oct 08, 2010 12:29 am
cmooring
karbern
karbern
8 October 2010

Intelligent Air in WA

Intelligent Air in WA

anyone in WA done their cooling/heating system with Intelligent air? or any reviews? http://www.intelligentlife.net.au/gen-i ... n/overview thanks...

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karbern
Oct 08, 2010 4:37 pm
AJW
AJW
11 October 2010

Relocating Gas ducted heater

Relocating Gas ducted heater

Hi, Im moving to an old house with no heating and as i'm demolishing my current house would like to take the ducted heater with me to install in…

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AJW
Oct 11, 2010 7:08 pm
FireFox
FireFox
14 October 2010

Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems - EIFS

Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems - EIFS
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found another company as we are finally looking to use this system for our 30m2 extension http://www.rendex.net.au/wallsystems/default.aspx Prestige Wall Systems

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FireFox
Oct 14, 2010 9:12 am
FireFox
B STAR
B STAR
14 October 2010

Noisy return air

Noisy return air

boat man why is it important to have 6meters of duct. Doesn't this just simply fix the problem by increasing resistance and thus reducing the airflow before it comes to…

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B STAR
Oct 14, 2010 1:47 pm
Trinia
Trinia
14 October 2010

Air conditioning - first floor of double story home

Air conditioning - first floor of double story home

Consider also how you intend to use them... are all 4 bedrooms going to be used at the same time? Or will it be mainly 1 or 2 in use and the others occasionally used?…

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Trinia
Oct 14, 2010 3:46 pm
Trinia
MrT49
MrT49
22 October 2010

Solarhart Water Heating Issues

Solarhart Water Heating Issues

I don't know why your tank isn't filling automatically. I have a solarhart hws and it has a 10 year warranty. You might want to check if yours has the same and if so if…

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MrT49
Oct 22, 2010 12:23 am
Student Learning
Student Learning
22 October 2010

Insulation in General

Insulation in General

Hi, I'd like to know how I could apply insulation to the floors of a new multi-storey steel extension. Is there anywhere online where I could find detailed drawings…

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Student Learning
Oct 22, 2010 7:31 pm
Perkeleh
Perkeleh
23 October 2010

Problem with temporary heating-fan

Problem with temporary heating-fan

Hi! I have a problem with a heating unit I bought this summer. It's an 1980 Heylo K15 diesel burner, wich is used to warm up buildings under construction / garages etc.…

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Perkeleh
Oct 23, 2010 1:49 am
Steveo
Steveo
23 October 2010

Gas Powered AirCon (GPAC) - any users?

Gas Powered AirCon (GPAC) - any users?

I have seen these units integrate both heating and hot water as well as cooling. They still use electricity though. Very expensive and…

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Steveo
Oct 23, 2010 10:50 am
Steveo
Oracle_Aus
Oracle_Aus
25 October 2010

Insulation advise - please help

Insulation advise - please help

Thank you guys truly appreciate your advise.

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Oracle_Aus
Oct 25, 2010 8:35 am
Machiars
Machiars
25 October 2010

Installation "rules" for the outdoor unit

Installation "rules" for the outdoor unit

I don't know about rules, but the one at my olds place is bolted to the concrete. I assume it has to be attached as the fan can produce a fair bit of movement.

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Machiars
Oct 25, 2010 11:34 am
Machiars
frankE
frankE
25 October 2010

Hydronic boiler replacement

Hydronic boiler replacement

I like the Lanbhorgini boiler from Hurlcon. Reasonable price too.

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frankE
Oct 25, 2010 12:56 pm
Brad75
Brad75
25 October 2010

Which is the Best Evaporative cooling system

Which is the Best Evaporative cooling system

Go Breezair or Braemar they are the best units on the market Brivis is a piece of shit the plastic casing will start cracking with in 5 years they are also very noisy and…

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Brad75
Oct 25, 2010 5:49 pm
frankE
frankE
28 October 2010

Geothermal ..... costs?

Geothermal ..... costs?

Well I hate to contradict myself, but my previous post may have been a tad optimistic. I went to hear a talk by the guys from GeoExchange last night. They said it is…

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frankE
Oct 28, 2010 8:31 pm
rosewood
rosewood
29 October 2010

Ducted A/C Vents

Ducted A/C Vents

well I finally got the installers to look into my creeking sound when my air con is running & they have agreed that the diffusers are making the noise from heat…

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rosewood
Oct 29, 2010 4:38 pm
rosewood
Captn Hoek
Captn Hoek
29 October 2010

Ducted gas heating - is this a joke???

Ducted gas heating - is this a joke???

old house heated just 1 room, new house the entire house, maybe there is your answer? Next up: the gas ducted heater I took apart did not look like energy efficiency…

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Captn Hoek
Oct 29, 2010 11:02 pm
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30 October 2010

Brivis air con control box - Need help!

Brivis air con control box - Need help!

My Brivis AD35 air con has developed a fault in the N-E1 control box (The one on the roof inside the unit) - a spider shorted out the Triac, and fried a resistor. (and…

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toc
Oct 30, 2010 10:58 am
Annie-
Annie-
1 November 2010

Clipsal fans

Clipsal fans

Thanks E1109 Haven;t heard alot about them. Thanks for putting my mind at easy!

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Annie-
Nov 01, 2010 7:41 pm
IceMan
IceMan
2 November 2010

Reverse Cycle Install

Reverse Cycle Install

Depends on a number of factors influencing ease of access and where you want the ducts run... Installers will like to do it in a single hit because no one ever wants to…

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IceMan
Nov 02, 2010 5:38 am
IceMan
mpcj
mpcj
3 November 2010

Too many vents.

Too many vents.

Generally ducted heating and evaporative cooling are two separate systems with obviously two separate units and therefore will have their own vents. The heating are…

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mpcj
Nov 03, 2010 9:43 pm
mpcj
Thudd
Thudd
8 November 2010

Heating, Cooling and Ventilation passive house

Heating, Cooling and Ventilation passive house
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FrankE, What do you mean by "going for broke" in relation to thermal mass? Does it mean you are trying to do things right from the get-go, or you're trying to add mass…

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Thudd
Nov 08, 2010 4:27 pm
TheOK
TheOK
8 November 2010

Issues with evaporative outlet pacement

Issues with evaporative outlet pacement

I'm not so sure it's fine, imo there isn't enough cross flow. Is there a valid reason why the installers didn't follow the plan?

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TheOK
Nov 08, 2010 6:43 pm
TheOK
ring09
ring09
9 November 2010

Buying Reverse Cycle Air con cheaper in Winter?

Buying Reverse Cycle Air con cheaper in Winter?

I would agree it is definately cheaper to get it done in Winter - not just for air cond but also most landscaping etc is cheaper in the winter, demand falls away and ppl…

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ring09
Nov 09, 2010 12:30 pm
ring09
Grommit7
Grommit7
9 November 2010

Advice please Noise and Sound insulation for reno home!!!

Advice please Noise and Sound insulation for reno home!!!

Welcome to Homeone & Oz... you need to identify where your noise is getting in. What type of construction are your walls? Brick veneer?…

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Grommit7
Nov 09, 2010 10:11 pm
mouse
mouse
12 November 2010

House orientation - alfresco area

House orientation - alfresco area

Thanks for the input, that's really helpful :D ...now to somehow get the cash to pay for it all...

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mouse
Nov 12, 2010 10:37 am
EmeryBB
EmeryBB
13 November 2010

Additional zone sensor - do we need them?

Additional zone sensor - do we need them?

Good on you B Star, now I got 1 more thing to tell my builder. ::lol::

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EmeryBB
Nov 13, 2010 12:02 am
vegasbaby
vegasbaby
16 November 2010

Electricity requirements for Aircon

Electricity requirements for Aircon

We had to put in 3 phase power for our house but we have put in ducted aircond a large unit. Also it was an old house - which had to service the…

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vegasbaby
Nov 16, 2010 9:56 am
bigger_room
bigger_room
16 November 2010

Insulation in 1910 weatherboard in Melbourne

Insulation in 1910 weatherboard in Melbourne

I have a few insulation questions. I want to make sure the job meets building regulations without any hassles ... I am re doing the insulation at the same time as re…

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bigger_room
Nov 16, 2010 11:14 pm
NewHomeowner09
NewHomeowner09
18 November 2010

ceiling fans with raked ceilings

ceiling fans with raked ceilings

I wouldn't worry about the ceiling as most new fans come with an adapter that will work with the ceiling. I would just make sure that you take your time with the assembly…

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NewHomeowner09
Nov 18, 2010 1:06 pm
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20 November 2010

Removing olf Evaporative air con. Hard?

Removing olf Evaporative air con. Hard?

I would like to install a second hand evap cooler to replace my old one, which is starting to breakdown constantly. Has anyone done this? How much work is involved in…

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Nov 20, 2010 8:05 pm
TheOK
TheOK
21 November 2010

Central Ducted Heating System Issue

Central Ducted Heating System Issue

Speak to the builder on Monday, in the mean time enjoy everything else.

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TheOK
Nov 21, 2010 12:22 am
TheOK
docker_rob
docker_rob
21 November 2010

Wall insulation options - Polyair or Glareshield

Wall insulation options - Polyair or Glareshield

Just looking at my options for Wall and Under tile roof insulation and have seen 2 similiar products that seem to be fairly popular and widely used One from Air-Cell…

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docker_rob
Nov 21, 2010 5:23 pm
docker_rob
MrsGreen
MrsGreen
22 November 2010

Fireplace - ethanol based

Fireplace - ethanol based

I think for looks they're a great alternative to an 8k (plus surrounds) built in- then again the 8k one we're looking at having doesn't have enough heat output for out…

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MrsGreen
Nov 22, 2010 11:37 pm
MrsGreen
MrsGreen
MrsGreen
23 November 2010

Any recommended installers in Perth?

Any recommended installers in Perth?

I'd go for something with room temperature control rather than the entire system personally. We had a daikin and the uneven cooling was annoying (although going from the…

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MrsGreen
Nov 23, 2010 12:01 am
MrsGreen
Trish
Trish
26 November 2010

Evaporative cooling bugging me... literally!

Evaporative cooling bugging me... literally!

We have a Coolbreeze unit installed, it was installed during winter this year. We have only used the unit 3 times and have had insects coming…

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Trish
Nov 26, 2010 7:21 pm
Trish
tim mitchell
tim mitchell
27 November 2010

Removing old Evaporative air con. Hard?

Removing old Evaporative air con. Hard?

as long as the dropper that the air con is sitting on is in good cond it is very easy to do. But older air con dropper sizes are different to modern ones. you may need to…

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tim mitchell
Nov 27, 2010 11:05 am
angel_watevr
angel_watevr
27 November 2010

Bonaire Integra VSM 65

Bonaire Integra VSM 65

For a 28 sq house, that model of Bonaire evaporative would be too small and would run over it's capacity. Did you check the VSL75 model for bigger houses?

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angel_watevr
Nov 27, 2010 10:19 pm
dongerbuilder
dongerbuilder
29 November 2010

Ceiling fan brands ventair

Ceiling fan brands ventair

Anyone had any experience with ventair ceiling fans? They are about $50-$80 cheaper per fan compared with the hunter pacifics. They do a 304 stainless for under $200 and…

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dongerbuilder
Nov 29, 2010 7:20 pm
Ceebs
Ceebs
29 November 2010

Daikin Hybrid Ducted System - any reviews?

Daikin Hybrid Ducted System - any reviews?

So they are cheaper than the inverted system ... does that mean they are not as good? What are the pros and cons? Would…

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Ceebs
Nov 29, 2010 8:23 pm
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

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