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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 6:16 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 6:39 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 7:27 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 5:41 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 8:38 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 7:04 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 7:56 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 7:05 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 12:09 pm
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 9:19 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 5:32 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 1:37 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 4:29 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 7:23 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 08, 2010 12:12 am
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 3:25 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 9:14 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 9:33 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 11:38 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 5:37 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 6:43 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 11:11 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 1:02 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 10:08 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 5:59 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 4:36 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 12:39 pm
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 10:22 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 1:40 pm
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 9:00 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 03, 2010 12:20 am
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 2:53 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 06, 2010 12:46 am
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 10:53 pm
Hantu
Hantu
7 September 2010

Zoning in Ducted Heating

Zoning in Ducted Heating
1, 2

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 9:54 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 3:18 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 10:55 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 12:12 pm
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 1:44 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 8:36 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 11:21 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 11:52 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 3:54 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 1:04 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 9:59 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 7:47 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 11:54 am


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