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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 1:54 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 11:37 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 10:00 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 10:24 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 6:41 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 9:35 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 8:01 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 9:26 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 9:29 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 8:52 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 10:07 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 10:06 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 4:06 pm
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parawolf
Oct 06, 2010 11:53 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 4:31 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 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
toc
toc
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


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