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theyetti
theyetti
1 May 2010

Fan Vibrations

Fan Vibrations

I've got a large in-line fan in my roof, bolted down directly to a timber plank sitting on the trusses. That fan vibrates quite badly and I'm…

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theyetti
May 01, 2010 10:20 am
ring09
ring09
5 May 2010

Ducted Heating / Cooling Questions...

Ducted Heating / Cooling Questions...

I agree with above, you can only add on Refrigerated Aircon not Evap Cooling - so do think about running costs etc

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ring09
May 05, 2010 3:05 pm
ring09
Fluidtron
Fluidtron
5 May 2010

Gas Heater built in to the wall?

Gas Heater built in to the wall?

I can get a gas point there no worries. I was more concerned about retrofitting a flush wall mount heater.

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Fluidtron
May 06, 2010 12:47 am
harmonSmith
harmonSmith
13 May 2010

Phone\Internet reception blocked by insulation?

Phone\Internet reception blocked by insulation?

hmmmm basically yes foil insulation does stop the penetration of radio waves. However most houses have windows and signal still travels through windows. You will have…

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harmonSmith
May 13, 2010 3:26 pm
harmonSmith
Pipe
Pipe
13 May 2010

window insulation

window insulation

You could try this: DIY thermal…

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Pipe
May 13, 2010 5:56 pm
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dymonite69
May 14, 2010 8:33 am
dymonite69
foc1
foc1
14 May 2010

Wall insulation cedar cladding

Wall insulation cedar cladding

I have recently done th opposite by puuting new boards on an extension. ANyway I have done this and it is really hard to pull boards off without breaking them. What I may…

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foc1
May 14, 2010 2:09 pm
Brad75
Brad75
14 May 2010

Actron install rip - Melbourne...

Actron install rip - Melbourne...

Sounds bout the same prices i would do it for just remember you get what you pay for

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Brad75
May 14, 2010 6:53 pm
Trinity
Trinity
14 May 2010

Ceiling insulation

Ceiling insulation

We're on the home stretch with fixing just about complete. I've been told our ceiling batts are pretty much one of the last things to go in. We're just waiting on the…

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Trinity
May 14, 2010 11:05 pm
Julie R
Julie R
15 May 2010

Ducted gas heating or split system eg daiken

Ducted gas heating or split system eg daiken

Thanks for this. We finally got to look at the sites, they were interesting if a bit technical. Lots to think about, so thanks again.

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Julie R
May 15, 2010 10:18 pm
bijali
bijali
16 May 2010

A/C and heating what are my options?

A/C and heating what are my options?

Hi Dirk The home we are designing is of similar size to yours (55sq living) and I was interested to know about the Aktron system you are using. The builder we a looking…

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bijali
May 16, 2010 7:04 pm
ausdesign
ausdesign
17 May 2010

Wall Batts

Wall Batts

The 'Thermal Assessment' documentation, which you should have received a copy of, will stipulate the original requirements in regards to wall insulation levels. Assuming…

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ausdesign
May 17, 2010 4:22 pm
ausdesign
seals
seals
19 May 2010

Your help PLEASE with this installation

Your help PLEASE with this installation

Hey all, I am installing Actron Air SRA. The system is designed to heat the enitre ground floor, however in cooling the system will only cool Entry / kitchen / Meals /…

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seals
May 19, 2010 11:11 pm
dymonite69
dymonite69
19 May 2010

AVERAGE Actron Air Running Cost in terms of kWh or money?

AVERAGE Actron Air Running Cost in terms of kWh or money?

So I have no fear of power bills due to the Actron, it's the power company and govt I fear because they're the ones that'll jack the price up.…

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dymonite69
May 19, 2010 11:29 pm
dymonite69
dymonite69
dymonite69
19 May 2010

questions on sarking - corrugated roof, install and uses

questions on sarking - corrugated roof, install and uses

The shiny side needs to face an air gap whether facing in or out. If the shiny side faces in and will touch the batts. It will lose its effectiveness has a radiant…

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dymonite69
May 19, 2010 11:56 pm
dymonite69
OurLindrum52
OurLindrum52
21 May 2010

Bosch 16H

Bosch 16H

Is this one of the Bosch Hydra Units? We had one of these installed in our previous house in Perth to replace a storage gas hotwater. Hated it so much we ripped it out…

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OurLindrum52
May 21, 2010 6:57 pm
AJW
AJW
21 May 2010

Brivis Networker Clock Doeant update any ideas

Brivis Networker Clock Doeant update any ideas

hi guys, I had my heater installed not long ago and i have noticed that my brivis clock on the net worker doesn't change it always stays the same.…

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AJW
May 22, 2010 12:53 am
cassius
cassius
24 May 2010

Gas Fire in Recess - Cabinetry?

Gas Fire in Recess - Cabinetry?

Hi All, Finally, getting the gas log flame fire installed into the built recess where we currently have a TV(37" LCD - wall mounted) I am looking for inspiration - the…

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cassius
May 24, 2010 12:18 pm
mrssnowden
mrssnowden
25 May 2010

Chimney insulation?

Chimney insulation?

Sorry I'm very little help other than to suggest that you have a chimney repair person come and look at it.

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mrssnowden
May 25, 2010 11:35 pm
kiwichick
kiwichick
26 May 2010

Rheem Heat Pump. Yes or No?

Rheem Heat Pump. Yes or No?

We are replacing our old Hot water cylinder and I had to do the research online. If you have more than 4 residents in the house then and no access to gas then the system…

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kiwichick
May 26, 2010 8:09 pm
glockenspiel
glockenspiel
26 May 2010

our standard insulation

our standard insulation

Sorry for the late reply. Just wanting to say thank you for your helpful advice. We are still waiting for our consultant to give us the price for the upgrade :)

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glockenspiel
May 26, 2010 11:12 pm
Lol
Lol
28 May 2010

Archer Gas Log Space Heater

Archer Gas Log Space Heater

I have been looking at an Archer also, as highest star rating and excellent efficiency. Today I went into another store and they tried to talk me into a Matrix Illusion…

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Lol
May 29, 2010 12:24 am
nivekau
nivekau
30 May 2010

Ceiling Insulation Standards

Ceiling Insulation Standards

Thanks for the response mustaq. I have halogen lights, and there certainly isn't 200mm clearance, however that was thinking about the thermal insulation standards when I…

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nivekau
May 30, 2010 2:28 pm
rubber_noggin
rubber_noggin
31 May 2010

vacumm old ceiling insultaion out yourself?

vacumm old ceiling insultaion out yourself?

Are you sure you need to remove the old insulation? In most cases, disturbing the existing insulation creates more problems.

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rubber_noggin
May 31, 2010 11:26 pm
rubber_noggin
ausdesign
ausdesign
3 June 2010

Underfloor insulation

Underfloor insulation

Unless you can 'seal' off the area from mice & / or rats, I wouldn't use a batt type insulation.

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ausdesign
Jun 03, 2010 5:15 pm
ausdesign
xquisite
xquisite
3 June 2010

Speedheat vs other heating methods

Speedheat vs other heating methods

I'm surprised that Speedheat can't give you an answer. i assume it's because the heating is not often used under floorboards. We are installing it next week under stone…

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xquisite
Jun 03, 2010 10:44 pm
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 12:00 pm
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 10:30 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 08, 2010 12:48 am
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 12:50 pm
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 2:06 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 4:45 pm
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dadandsue
Jun 14, 2010 3:05 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 8:58 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 2:53 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 3:55 pm
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IceMan
Jun 18, 2010 9:05 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 11:29 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 5:29 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 5:35 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 11:50 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 2:44 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 7:23 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 11:52 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 9:15 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 7:04 pm

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