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xquisite
xquisite
1 September 2010

How do I know how many kW I need for our ducted heater?

How do I know how many kW I need for our ducted heater?

That would be about right. We have a 20kW unit to heat about the same area as you and it works just fine so I'd think 28 would be overkill.

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xquisite
Sep 01, 2010 8:00 am
dymonite69
dymonite69
2 September 2010

How to prevent heating of roof in summer days?

How to prevent heating of roof in summer days?

Paint the roof with standard white paint. Put a layer of foil if possible beneath the roof facing an air gap. Heat reflective white paint is only marginally better than…

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dymonite69
Sep 02, 2010 11:20 pm
dymonite69
NcgQ
NcgQ
4 September 2010

Heating Too Low

Heating Too Low

Thanks for your reply. Is there a way you could confirm me…

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NcgQ
Sep 04, 2010 1:53 pm
AJW
AJW
5 September 2010

have you looked behind your return air vent/grille?

have you looked behind your return air vent/grille?

The picture shows what I would have expected. Wouldn't be too worried about it at all.

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AJW
Sep 05, 2010 11:46 pm
newlek
newlek
6 September 2010

Western orientation of solar hot water system

Western orientation of solar hot water system

Thanks for this suggestion. The calculator was easy to use and I estimate 16% loss of effectiveness annually. This will probably be sufficient for our requirements for…

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newlek
Sep 06, 2010 9:53 pm
Hantu
Hantu
7 September 2010

Zoning in Ducted Heating

Zoning in Ducted Heating
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Hi I have a question on Zoning as well. I want to have all bedrooms in one zone. however the house is two story and there is bedrooms upstairs and downstairs. if…

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Hantu
Sep 07, 2010 8:54 am
Ceebs
Ceebs
9 September 2010

Celing insulation - ballpark cost please

Celing insulation - ballpark cost please

Hubby stuck his head up in the ceiling when we looked at house and he thinks (???) that it already has insulation but can't remember for sure :roll: (he was looking at roof…

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Ceebs
Sep 09, 2010 2:18 pm
b0b555
b0b555
9 September 2010

Ducted Air Question

Ducted Air Question

There was another post after dymonite69's post, which has since been removed. I think it was posted to the wrong thread. Seemed unrelated and had acronyms all thru it.

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b0b555
Sep 09, 2010 9:55 pm
b0b555
Team PD
Team PD
10 September 2010

PD marina 42 or other 2 story 40+ sq home

PD marina 42 or other 2 story 40+ sq home

Hello Hantu, I understand your confusion and hope I can help you out. To answer your question, heating and cooling is house specific and is determined by our suppliers.…

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Team PD
Sep 10, 2010 11:12 am
Team PD
NcgQ
NcgQ
10 September 2010

Bonaire 30 vs Vulcan V430i

Bonaire 30 vs Vulcan V430i

Hi I need to know that Bonaire 30 is exactly the same unit as Vulcan V4 30i

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NcgQ
Sep 10, 2010 12:44 pm
melbguy_1973
melbguy_1973
11 September 2010

Brivis ducted heating takes about 2.5 hours to heat up.

Brivis ducted heating takes about 2.5 hours to heat up.

Thanks everyone for their posts, i got Brivis out to have a look at it and they adjusted the fan speed, which has improved the airflow through my ducts, it takes about 1…

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melbguy_1973
Sep 11, 2010 7:36 pm
Darth Teddy Bear
Darth Teddy Bear
13 September 2010

Actron pricing suggests they use gold plated accessories?

Actron pricing suggests they use gold plated accessories?

Hi Ancient Mariner, I am in contact with another installer now through the Actron regional rep and I hope to have a quote by Friday. I will look at one unit but I am not…

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Darth Teddy Bear
Sep 13, 2010 10:21 pm
Darth Teddy Bear
IceMan
IceMan
13 September 2010

Minimum roof cavity - ducted Air conditioning

Minimum roof cavity - ducted Air conditioning

Then it *might* be possible but it's a seriously small space and I certainly wouldn't want to do it... You need to leave access for servicing of the unit as well as…

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IceMan
Sep 13, 2010 10:52 pm
IceMan
jt72
jt72
14 September 2010

moving split system AC

moving split system AC

Cheers for the advice.....i might as well wait until a new one is needed.

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jt72
Sep 14, 2010 2:54 pm
Dray16
Dray16
15 September 2010

Mannix or RitePrice (SA)?

Mannix or RitePrice (SA)?

Thank you for sharing your experience. The sales reps from each company came over yesterday to give me a quote and like you, Mannix provided a cheaper quote but RitePrice…

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Dray16
Sep 15, 2010 12:04 pm
McReidy
McReidy
16 September 2010

Split System Inverter - What Size

Split System Inverter - What Size

If I have worked it out correctly based on the measurements above, the space to be heated/cooled is roughly 40m2 - which would require something…

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McReidy
Sep 16, 2010 8:59 am
McReidy
senses
senses
16 September 2010

Sterling Homes

Sterling Homes

okay, thanks for the advise. I'll visit Consumers affairs tom.

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senses
Sep 16, 2010 6:47 pm
Ceebs
Ceebs
19 September 2010

Air con question please....

Air con question please....

Thanks heaps tomandkylie...... Yes, will take layout from flyer and find an aircon specialist to get educated and work out what is best for us. I think ceiling fans sound…

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Ceebs
Sep 19, 2010 10:54 am
AJW
AJW
20 September 2010

Replacing old cover

Replacing old cover

Hi, I have a rather dated air con unit on my wall and was wondering if there was any way I could just replace the cover to give it a more updated…

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AJW
Sep 20, 2010 12:54 am
cheltenham3192
cheltenham3192
20 September 2010

Natural gas patio heater brands and suppliers

Natural gas patio heater brands and suppliers

Went to Bunnings last Saturday. None in stock. Went to BBQ's Galore and they had one in their catalogue for about $350, and none on display (but one out the back in…

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cheltenham3192
Sep 20, 2010 10:37 pm
dymonite69
dymonite69
22 September 2010

Reduced efficiency when add-on cooling installed?

Reduced efficiency when add-on cooling installed?

RCAC sized ducts are midway between gas ducted and evap ducted and well insulated.

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dymonite69
Sep 22, 2010 9:00 pm
dymonite69
thirsty
thirsty
23 September 2010

Teco Brand

Teco Brand

Thanks Fridgy, I was in a shocker mood yesterday and thought it may have sounded that way on my reply. I appreciate your help :D

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thirsty
Sep 23, 2010 9:24 pm
thirsty
ESB
ESB
24 September 2010

Ducted Air - Fans or not fans??

Ducted Air - Fans or not fans??

We're having ducting through our house and also fans. I'm having fans in every room, including the media room. Actually, the only room I'm not putting one in is the…

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ESB
Sep 24, 2010 5:41 pm
ESB
alk
alk
26 September 2010

How Much for a Single Phase 40 amp Isolator for Air Con

How Much for a Single Phase 40 amp Isolator for Air Con

Talk to your electrician rather than the builder. 20amp isolator for air con (wiring from unit to switchboard as well) cost me $100 cash (with invoice though) at build…

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alk
Sep 26, 2010 8:35 am
alk
Jezzza
Jezzza
26 September 2010

Ducted heating unit positioning

Ducted heating unit positioning

Hello, can someone please assist me? I am in the process of building a home and plan to make it as energy efficient as possible.I have therefore investigated solar…

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Jezzza
Sep 26, 2010 7:01 pm
westy
westy
26 September 2010

Perth Summer Sun Angles and Associated Eaves Overhangs

Perth Summer Sun Angles and Associated Eaves Overhangs

It can get very hot in the morning here during summer so I would suggest keeping out as much direct sunlight in summer as you can. Try…

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westy
Sep 26, 2010 8:26 pm
westy
westy
westy
26 September 2010

Fujitsu ducted reverse cycle air con?

Fujitsu ducted reverse cycle air con?

We've had ours for about 4 years and love it. We don't have any zones cos we have a small house but find it very comfortable for both summer and winter and have not had…

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westy
Sep 26, 2010 8:29 pm
westy
ausdesign
ausdesign
27 September 2010

R value for timber stud external wall?

R value for timber stud external wall?

I would be looking to install R2.0 wall batts - esp if you're in the more temperate region of nsw. (sisalation has no bearing on the R value in your type of construction)

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ausdesign
Sep 27, 2010 7:52 pm
ausdesign
AJW
AJW
29 September 2010

Did I forget a conduit??!

Did I forget a conduit??!

Depends upon the…

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AJW
Sep 29, 2010 9:07 pm
Raleighfarm
Raleighfarm
2 October 2010

Advice please- Wall cavity insulation to reduce noise

Advice please- Wall cavity insulation to reduce noise

Are Pink SonoBatts a product that is as good as or better than the Acousti-Therm? This site lists a number of…

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Raleighfarm
Oct 02, 2010 9:06 pm
Raleighfarm
aLLaNNa1
aLLaNNa1
5 October 2010

Daikin Air Purifier

Daikin Air Purifier

Thanks anyway for your reply IceMan, I haven't pursued this topic any further because I bought one myself....

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aLLaNNa1
Oct 05, 2010 3:06 pm
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parawolf
Oct 06, 2010 10:53 am
dymonite69
dymonite69
6 October 2010

Reflective roof paint vs ceiling insulation

Reflective roof paint vs ceiling insulation

RFL is far more effective than a white roof. A white roof has additional benefit if you also want to keep the roof space cooler as well (e.g. occupied or using it for A/C…

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dymonite69
Oct 06, 2010 3:31 pm
dymonite69
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 8:29 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 1:54 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 07, 2010 11:29 pm
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 3:37 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 6:08 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 8:12 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 12:47 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 2:46 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 21, 2010 11:23 pm
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 6:31 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 12:49 am


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