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justgav
justgav
10 July 2010

Garage Ceiling Insulation

Garage Ceiling Insulation

Hi, Thanks for your reply. The "ceiling" is exposed so you can see the floorboards above. So I guess the options are open! The house is double brick downstairs with a…

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justgav
Jul 10, 2010 10:03 am
Murrawee
Murrawee
10 July 2010

earth cooling pipe/cool cupboard?

earth cooling pipe/cool cupboard?

We had one of these in the house I grew up in. I don't think we really appreciated it but we used it to store pumpkins and home made things like jam etc. The Magazine…

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Murrawee
Jul 10, 2010 4:41 pm
macca2042
macca2042
11 July 2010

Heating and cooling with M...!

Heating and cooling with M...!

personally, im thinking the same thing atleast with the cooling, you are better off going with the standard ducted heating and if need be just add a seperate heater for…

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macca2042
Jul 11, 2010 8:45 pm
Holdfast
Holdfast
12 July 2010

Bonaire (Vulcan) B5 Ducted Heating Unit - Restarting

Bonaire (Vulcan) B5 Ducted Heating Unit - Restarting

Thanks Kid81. I've booked a service call. No power to touch pad at all. This time I'll watch.

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Holdfast
Jul 12, 2010 3:46 pm
lost_sheep
lost_sheep
13 July 2010

Choosing a single phase a/c

Choosing a single phase a/c

I think I have decided to have Daikin ducted reverse cycle. Are they good in making one phase ducted R/C though, if…

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lost_sheep
Jul 13, 2010 9:30 pm
clueless2009
clueless2009
13 July 2010

Installing Extra Points with Evap Cooling

Installing Extra Points with Evap Cooling

no worries, thats why everyone here in this forum for :)

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clueless2009
Jul 13, 2010 10:58 pm
Jeffsy
Jeffsy
14 July 2010

evap unit colour with Jasper roof

evap unit colour with Jasper roof

I didn't have your problem having a Woodland Grey roof, but this is what I know of with the different manufacturers... Brivis have a chocolate colour - I think it is a…

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Jeffsy
Jul 14, 2010 3:38 am
thirsty
thirsty
16 July 2010

Raking Ceilings - How to heat/cool

Raking Ceilings - How to heat/cool

thirsty, JayW often posts on here. He's the JayW associated with the Rural end of the company. Don't think there are many others on here…

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thirsty
Jul 16, 2010 4:24 am
thirsty
D200 Doug
D200 Doug
16 July 2010

Kool wall polystyrene cladding ( Photos )

Kool wall polystyrene cladding ( Photos )

Yep the system comes with a sealant sort of a silicon rubber compound,, it is easy to apply

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D200 Doug
Jul 16, 2010 3:34 pm
julw
julw
17 July 2010

Ceiling to floor level gas ducted heating query

Ceiling to floor level gas ducted heating query

Has anyone successfully moved / changed ceiling ducts for gas heating through the wall cavity to floor level?

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julw
Jul 17, 2010 10:13 am
hcooper
hcooper
20 July 2010

Passive solar house -

Passive solar house -

Have you looked at Sola-Mate? We're in the Victorian bush and I think it's the answer to our prayers, still need a little backup heating and cooling but it makes total…

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hcooper
Jul 20, 2010 8:51 pm
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
21 July 2010

How to keep running costs of ducted heating down?

How to keep running costs of ducted heating down?

Does your thermostat have a timer function? I recently had to replace our thermostat, so i got a programmable one for about $80 (cost price because the heating guy said…

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chrisandkate
Jul 21, 2010 11:56 am
Fridgy
Fridgy
21 July 2010

CONFUSED - Invertor or Gas/Electric ????

CONFUSED - Invertor or Gas/Electric ????

Just me being pedantic But the Actron Air uses a digital scroll compressor not an inverter compressor. The Scroll Compressor uses an unloader to control capacity. The…

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Fridgy
Jul 21, 2010 4:49 pm
mimaranda
mimaranda
21 July 2010

Wood Fired Cooking Stove Tasmania

Wood Fired Cooking Stove Tasmania

Can't offer anything helpful but very interested to see how you go as am thinking of doing the same when I build in Tassie. Good luck! :D

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mimaranda
Jul 21, 2010 8:46 pm
parawolf
parawolf
23 July 2010

Insulating the Uninsulated

Insulating the Uninsulated

All good stuff - many thanks.

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parawolf
Jul 23, 2010 11:15 am
Brad75
Brad75
23 July 2010

Air-Con advice Add On or something else

Air-Con advice Add On or something else

I would recomend a actronair add on cooling system to your heater and i left out you can't change the fan speed with the add on units fan spped is always high so that the…

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Brad75
Jul 23, 2010 11:03 pm
dymonite69
dymonite69
25 July 2010

Addon Cooling to Central Gas Heating

Addon Cooling to Central Gas Heating

The heater should stop the fan when thermostat setting is reached. Overspeccing heater or cooler is inefficient. In most mixed climates heating uses more energy than…

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dymonite69
Jul 25, 2010 3:36 pm
dymonite69
IceMan
IceMan
25 July 2010

Another which ducted air con to use thread

Another which ducted air con to use thread
1, 2

Guys, very very amateur question about ducted air conditioner system. Is it true that if we…

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IceMan
Jul 25, 2010 9:28 pm
IceMan
fanman
fanman
26 July 2010

low profile ceiling fans

low profile ceiling fans

The shortest fan I know of is a brand called Hunter that has a model called a "Low Profile". You can check out it's specs at:

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fanman
Jul 26, 2010 4:56 pm
fanman
fanman
26 July 2010

Ceiling fan shaft...how long?

Ceiling fan shaft...how long?

If you cut the rods to 30cm then you could use 1 rod to do 3 fans - but you've probably already thought of this.

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fanman
Jul 26, 2010 5:06 pm
fanman
fanman
26 July 2010

Ceiling Fans with Bright Fluro- Any suggestions?

Ceiling Fans with Bright Fluro- Any suggestions?

This one has a 26W compact fluoro which gives more light than a 100W halogen BUT they come with the Daylight lamps which are the cold, blueish colour that you didn't like.…

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fanman
Jul 26, 2010 5:16 pm
fanman
fanman
26 July 2010

Ceiling fans

Ceiling fans

I concur completely with all that dymonite69 wrote in this thread. Numbers of blades is far less important than the other factors listed so thoroughly in that post. If…

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fanman
Jul 26, 2010 5:39 pm
suprok
suprok
26 July 2010

Can anyone recommend an A/C installer - western suburbs Melb

Can anyone recommend an A/C installer - western suburbs Melb

Hi Jazz, I used the guys from http://www.superiorheatingandcooling.com.au in Werribee to source my Daikin for my last house - my brother (who…

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suprok
Jul 26, 2010 6:27 pm
dymonite69
dymonite69
27 July 2010

Is sarking necessary with Colorbond roof?

Is sarking necessary with Colorbond roof?
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Rubbish you can put sisalation under any roof. I have just lined my colourbond shed with it. Anticon is just sisalation with a continuous layer of fibreglass attached.

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dymonite69
Jul 27, 2010 4:41 pm
dymonite69
dymonite69
dymonite69
30 July 2010

Location of Heating/Cooling Vents

Location of Heating/Cooling Vents

The cold air will eventually get to the windows but you don't want it rushing past. Rate of convective transfer is increased by the flow of the gas or liquid. Cooling a…

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dymonite69
Jul 30, 2010 7:38 am
dymonite69
ozwrangler
ozwrangler
30 July 2010

Cleaning ashes from wood heater?

Cleaning ashes from wood heater?

Hearth rug +shovel (smaller one for fireplace). Then any dust you can shake off rug outside. Used this for a coal-fired stove in UK + wood fire in OZ.

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ozwrangler
Jul 30, 2010 6:04 pm
dadandsue
dadandsue
30 July 2010

Ducted vs split aircond

Ducted vs split aircond

A house like yours could adequately be done with a 15kw single phase ducted syste, with zoning. In QLD that would cost about $10,000-$12,000 Other wise split systems will…

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dadandsue
Jul 30, 2010 6:56 pm
IceMan
IceMan
31 July 2010

Actron ducted quote....fair?

Actron ducted quote....fair?

Nothing wrong with that either...

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IceMan
Jul 31, 2010 6:05 am
IceMan
alfaromeo69
alfaromeo69
31 July 2010

Brivis Central Heating not working

Brivis Central Heating not working

Hi guys, I have a Brivis 2PW 15 installed by a friend of mine, that I purchased off ebay. Its about 4 years old. The day installed, hooked up turned on and worked fine.…

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alfaromeo69
Jul 31, 2010 11:09 am
E1109
E1109
3 August 2010

Aircon replacement - keep the compressor?

Aircon replacement - keep the compressor?

1. Pick up the old unit. 2. Put in boot of car or tray of ute. 3. Go to the tip. 4. Ease it into the big hole. 5. Done. Mixing old and new components on a low dollar…

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E1109
Aug 03, 2010 8:19 pm
E1109
IceMan
IceMan
4 August 2010

"Midea" air conditioners - any good?

"Midea" air conditioners - any good?

May I refer the honourable gentleman to post #…

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IceMan
Aug 04, 2010 4:32 am
IceMan
Spa Matz
Spa Matz
4 August 2010

Do ducted reverse cycle air con systems need regular service

Do ducted reverse cycle air con systems need regular service

Turns out one of the capacitors was blown in the main outdoor (2 fan) unit so that only one fan was running. It looked like both we running because one fan was creating…

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Spa Matz
Aug 04, 2010 12:37 pm
Kingspan Insulation
Kingspan Insulation
4 August 2010

Insulation/Condensation Steel Clad Building Tassie

Insulation/Condensation Steel Clad Building Tassie

Hi mimaranda, *This is the official registered user for Kingspan Insulation, manufacturers of Air-Cell Insulation products* Kingspan Air-Cell Insulbreak is definitely…

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Kingspan Insulation
Aug 04, 2010 3:29 pm
bonster
bonster
6 August 2010

Green Duc by Westaflex

Green Duc by Westaflex

Thanks for the link. I am in Melbourne, Ducting is for heating & cooling in single system, it is a new system.

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bonster
Aug 06, 2010 6:23 pm
cheltenham3192
cheltenham3192
7 August 2010

Brivis - modifying ducted gas heating and evap cooling

Brivis - modifying ducted gas heating and evap cooling

Thanks AJW. I searched their site for the model number and couldn't find such details. I also called them and they wouldn't tell me the capacity on the phone; instead…

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cheltenham3192
Aug 07, 2010 11:12 pm
dymonite69
dymonite69
8 August 2010

Ceiling Insulation in Perth - types/costs

Ceiling Insulation in Perth - types/costs

I once had some industry prices on this. Generally polystyrene boards > rockwool > fibreglass > polyester for the same R value Remember that R values from 1.5 to 6…

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dymonite69
Aug 08, 2010 2:25 pm
dymonite69
Brad75
Brad75
10 August 2010

Breamar TG5 Condensate Problems

Breamar TG5 Condensate Problems

On the board inside the heater there is a condensate cable un plug that cable and the problem should go away but i only do this to external heaters .

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Brad75
Aug 10, 2010 8:14 am
dymonite69
dymonite69
11 August 2010

Open metal roof in the tropics - insulation needed?

Open metal roof in the tropics - insulation needed?

The foil down recommendation used to confuse me as well. Being of high reflectivity, the foil is also of low emissivity. That means if you heat it up, very little…

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dymonite69
Aug 11, 2010 8:33 pm
dymonite69

I'm pretty sure ours is a Jetmaster (right of the tele) it was in our plans but don't see why you couldn't do it after as long as the gas point is there.…

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suh
Aug 12, 2010 10:38 am
suh
Fridgy
Fridgy
12 August 2010

Split System cost

Split System cost

Here Here! First and foremost I am a Fridgy. We come across so many systems that are short of refrigerant and more often than not they have been installed by an…

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Fridgy
Aug 12, 2010 4:37 pm
grinder
grinder
14 August 2010

Mantaining aircon tips?(Not ducted)

Mantaining aircon tips?(Not ducted)

How do you maintain your aircon? Do you clean it often I mean vents, air outlets grills and other parts? It is said to reduce performance if the unit is not maintained I…

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grinder
Aug 14, 2010 5:43 pm
grinder
IceMan
IceMan
15 August 2010

How does insulation effect air conditioning?

How does insulation effect air conditioning?

Chances are you'll save less than 10% by dropping to a 12.5Kw so why bother...???

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IceMan
Aug 15, 2010 10:11 pm
IceMan
Casa2
Casa2
16 August 2010

insulating double brick

insulating double brick

I think insulation is the wrong solution. Need to find out how the moisture is getting there. If it is cold walls causing condensation more ventilation is required.

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Casa2
Aug 16, 2010 12:02 am
paddy
paddy
18 August 2010

Actron airconditioning in Canberra

Actron airconditioning in Canberra

Hi there, I know this is a bit late. But how did you go with yours? Did you ending get Actron installed? A friend of mine recommended Southern Aircon…

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paddy
Aug 18, 2010 9:08 am
Fridgy
Fridgy
19 August 2010

Inverter a/c Vs fixed speed

Inverter a/c Vs fixed speed

We've done some math on this a couple of years ago. We found that the initial cost difference to go from a constant compressor to an inverter would take between 9 and 11…

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Fridgy
Aug 19, 2010 4:59 pm
E1109
E1109
21 August 2010

R/C Aircon and phases

R/C Aircon and phases

What brand and model of unit is it?

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E1109
Aug 21, 2010 3:36 pm
E1109
Ceebs
Ceebs
24 August 2010

Ducted heating - Return??

Ducted heating - Return??

Thanks Iceman, I thought as such. Ceebs

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Ceebs
Aug 24, 2010 11:39 am
holo
holo
24 August 2010

Your views appreciated on these quotes please.

Your views appreciated on these quotes please.

not Melbourne, Sydney. However thanks for the feedback on pricing.

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holo
Aug 24, 2010 9:22 pm
TDS
TDS
26 August 2010

Brivis supply and return duct work orientation for MX30ENXA

Brivis supply and return duct work orientation for MX30ENXA

Thanks Brad. Yes, I was told that it could be swapped, but because noone at brivis was willing to provide documents / tech sheets on the product, and some were quite rude…

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TDS
Aug 26, 2010 12:40 pm


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