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dmo
dmo
5 June 2010

Ducted Heating Under a Slab?

Ducted Heating Under a Slab?

Thanks for all the great feedback! It sounds as though ducts under a slab fall in to the "too hard and expensive" basket, and that today's stronger fans with larger ducts…

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dmo
Jun 05, 2010 11:00 am
purpleninja
purpleninja
5 June 2010

Electrical - How much do external isolation switches cost?

Electrical - How much do external isolation switches cost?

...Could you give me an idea of how much you would charge if you were doing a similar piece of work for a customer,…

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purpleninja
Jun 05, 2010 9:30 pm
atlas
atlas
7 June 2010

Commercial style spiral metal ducting for Evap

Commercial style spiral metal ducting for Evap

Assuming it can be done. Does it need to be insulated, particularly in the external roof section? 8mm strong enough? Can it be zoned? TIA

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atlas
Jun 07, 2010 11:48 pm
ausdesign
ausdesign
8 June 2010

Garage Insulation

Garage Insulation

If the walls dividing the Garage to the dwelling are insulated I would spend the money elsewhere. The Garage, if necessary, can be vented by opening the roller door. If…

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ausdesign
Jun 08, 2010 11:50 am
ausdesign
rosewood
rosewood
10 June 2010

Heating your roof space and not your house

Heating your roof space and not your house

this is a interesting thread, it's been 12 months now since I had my new ducted air installed & still having alot of contracting noise from the duct vents. I got the…

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rosewood
Jun 10, 2010 1:06 pm
rosewood
candice.novak
candice.novak
12 June 2010

anyone heard of papercrete insulation

anyone heard of papercrete insulation

Thanks Dennis my builders have put it in the too hard basket ,maybe next house!

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candice.novak
Jun 12, 2010 3:45 pm
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dadandsue
Jun 14, 2010 2:05 pm
candice.novak
candice.novak
14 June 2010

URGENT cooling options advice please

URGENT cooling options advice please

Thanks Ice man I think we are going to have Daikin sized pipes (????) installed and hope we can afford by summer!

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candice.novak
Jun 14, 2010 7:58 pm
dymonite69
dymonite69
17 June 2010

gas ducted heating

gas ducted heating

Personally I would put one or two RCAC splits in. This would be your cheapest option in running costs. The only other alternative is replace the LPG heater with a wood…

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dymonite69
Jun 17, 2010 1:53 pm
dymonite69
aLLaNNa1
aLLaNNa1
17 June 2010

Is 12.5kW enough for us?

Is 12.5kW enough for us?

Yes they said that you can have one zone (i.e. master room) turned on at a minimum. I did get a couple of other quotes for a similar setup with other Daikin dealers as…

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aLLaNNa1
Jun 17, 2010 2:55 pm
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IceMan
Jun 18, 2010 8:05 am
IceMan
take2
take2
18 June 2010

Ducted Airconditioning

Ducted Airconditioning

We spent $15 000 on a dakin ducted a/c sorry don't know the spec's. If you are not sure if you are getting a good price take your plans to a couple of a/c installers and…

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take2
Jun 18, 2010 10:29 pm
take2
Fridgy
Fridgy
21 June 2010

LG Ducted Reverse Cycle

LG Ducted Reverse Cycle

I have had plenty of experience with LG There are much better manufacturers out there. If any manufacturer has to suck you in with a TV, BBQ, cashback or whatever....…

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Fridgy
Jun 21, 2010 4:29 pm
noremac
noremac
22 June 2010

AIRCELL - Up to 10 deg cooler with no AC

AIRCELL - Up to 10 deg cooler with no AC

- back off topic - i think the problem was 'its a self regulated industry' In the US they had a similar problem with people dieing , when iphones were at their peak ,…

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noremac
Jun 22, 2010 4:35 pm
Brad75
Brad75
22 June 2010

Your opinion on this installation PLEASE!

Your opinion on this installation PLEASE!

I'm a installer myself and by the look of those pics i would be ashamed to to leave a job looking like that even my apprentice would do a better job than that . Something…

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Brad75
Jun 22, 2010 10:50 pm
E1109
E1109
24 June 2010

Switching from Evap Cooling to Refridgerated Cooling

Switching from Evap Cooling to Refridgerated Cooling

Our old house in Alice Springs had both fitted, dry days had the evap system running but humid days the vents were closed and the split systems were fired up. The next…

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E1109
Jun 24, 2010 1:44 am
E1109
IceMan
IceMan
24 June 2010

Expert opinions needed on zones and condensor placement

Expert opinions needed on zones and condensor placement

By the sounds of it you don't have the option of putting it down the sides. On the roof might raise objections from anyone that can see it... Zones - personal…

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IceMan
Jun 24, 2010 6:23 am
IceMan
donuts
donuts
26 June 2010

i have been priced for refridgerated air con "oh my god"

i have been priced for refridgerated air con "oh my god"

I would consider a split system air conditioner also, just in the rooms you will be spending the most time in. We have one for our kitchen/living/meals area, was only a…

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donuts
Jun 26, 2010 10:52 am
donuts
VPF
VPF
26 June 2010

Colourbond Roofing

Colourbond Roofing

Have a look at this link. Is this the info you are after. http://www.colorbondcolours.com/index.c ... CA970272AA Adam....

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VPF
Jun 26, 2010 8:15 pm
greenman
greenman
27 June 2010

Insulation options for house with no roof cavity

Insulation options for house with no roof cavity

There is a really good spray foam insulation that aim at cathedral style ceilings called Icynene, the importer for australia is www.envirohealth.net.au and a installer…

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greenman
Jun 27, 2010 6:04 pm
macca2042
macca2042
27 June 2010

Firat home buyer heater and cooling question

Firat home buyer heater and cooling question

Personally, I would go through the builder because then if there are issues it is their responsibilty to deal with them. I guess to make the…

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macca2042
Jun 27, 2010 8:24 pm
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IceMan
Jun 28, 2010 5:51 am
IceMan
shavey
shavey
29 June 2010

Any feedback regarding Temperzone ducted sytems?

Any feedback regarding Temperzone ducted sytems?

UPDATED: Requested a change from York as I'd read nothing good about them.. My builder has just advised that this is…

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shavey
Jun 29, 2010 11:36 am
Muneca
Muneca
29 June 2010

Looking to install an Evaporative Cooling unit

Looking to install an Evaporative Cooling unit

Hi All, Looking to install an evaporative cooling unit in my house and looking for recommendations from others around ~Brands, ~Cost Approximation, ~Questions to ask…

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Muneca
Jun 29, 2010 8:32 pm
Boof
Boof
30 June 2010

Recerse cycle LG Air Cons Purged?

Recerse cycle LG Air Cons Purged?

Thanks for the help, Yeah I called LG and they said to just gather evidence against the installer and take them to a Tribunal! The distance from the pump to the head is…

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Boof
Jun 30, 2010 1:34 am
IceMan
IceMan
30 June 2010

Which is more efficient?

Which is more efficient?

Multi-splits is one big condenser but multiple thin refrigerant tubes to each wall unit. No condenser farm. There must be some way of…

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IceMan
Jun 30, 2010 3:57 pm
IceMan
bucknaked
bucknaked
1 July 2010

Brivis Buffalo EMS 20 error code 62 - solved.

Brivis Buffalo EMS 20 error code 62 - solved.

luddite mate what a post I was getting that error several times a day, followed your instructions and havent had an issue for 4 days I didnt hold out much…

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bucknaked
Jul 01, 2010 2:01 pm
fred1
fred1
1 July 2010

Heating and cooling.

Heating and cooling.

Anyone have any bad feedback on Western Thermal Solutions in Hoppers Crossing?

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fred1
Jul 01, 2010 9:52 pm
flagstaffIV
flagstaffIV
3 July 2010

Help with Evaporative A/C

Help with Evaporative A/C

Thanks Muneca, I am very confused with all the information I have been given. Some have said the Bonaire is quite loud but performs better than others. The quote I got…

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flagstaffIV
Jul 03, 2010 8:25 pm
flagstaffIV
ring09
ring09
4 July 2010

Estimated cost of evaporative cooling

Estimated cost of evaporative cooling

i too had a quote for Bonaire same unit above with 8 outlets = $4100, definately cheaper to get installed in Winter than Summer, found this out when installed in our…

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ring09
Jul 04, 2010 9:15 pm
ring09
ladsos
ladsos
7 July 2010

Builder wants Bonaire I want Actron

Builder wants Bonaire I want Actron

Thanks Miss Vintage, that sounds good! can i ask who you went through?

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ladsos
Jul 07, 2010 12:21 am
ladsos
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chrishawks81
Jul 07, 2010 1:36 pm
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Southies
Jul 07, 2010 4:30 pm
Southies
AJW
AJW
8 July 2010

Can we upgrade heating & cooling to zoned one after build ?

Can we upgrade heating & cooling to zoned one after build ?

Hi All, I am just wondering if the zoning of heating and cooling can be done after the build. My construction has already started and though we…

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AJW
Jul 08, 2010 2:04 am
IceMan
IceMan
8 July 2010

Ducted split system

Ducted split system

Cheers for the reply. I have been told that the trusses don't allow for the room needed in the original system. I have also been…

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IceMan
Jul 08, 2010 6:17 am
IceMan
JoBen
JoBen
9 July 2010

Loss of heat into Evap cooling vents ?

Loss of heat into Evap cooling vents ?

ohh thanks- wanted a response for i went to bed(mainly for my babies) took me ages cause hubby wasnt home to close them- him 6'1 and me 5' thanks!

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JoBen
Jul 09, 2010 8:03 am
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


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