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Redman
Redman
7 April 2010

Anyone tried this with A/C wall unit?

Anyone tried this with A/C wall unit?

Cold air typically pools so if the house is single level a single head unit will cool it reasonably well so long as it points at the hallway and is not a mini McMansion.…

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Redman
Apr 07, 2010 1:30 am
Redman
pauljackson84
pauljackson84
7 April 2010

Multi-head split system

Multi-head split system

jbdave with ducted you would need to have zoning. However In a house with smaller less rooms, this sounds like a idea with some merit, as air travelling through ducts can…

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pauljackson84
Apr 07, 2010 4:08 pm
pauljackson84
pauljackson84
pauljackson84
15 April 2010

Underground power pit: 1 Phase, 2 Phase or 3 Phase??

Underground power pit: 1 Phase, 2 Phase or 3 Phase??

are you sure your evaporated cooler is 16.7kwatts. It is the input power you should be refering too. and by the sounds of things you technically dont need three phase.…

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pauljackson84
Apr 15, 2010 10:36 am
pauljackson84
Lunchtime
Lunchtime
15 April 2010

Zincalum VS Colourbond

Zincalum VS Colourbond

hail can also smash roof tiles the main pros and cons are Colourbond - noisy when raining - lighter material - more heat transfer but cools quicker Tile - more thermal…

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Lunchtime
Apr 15, 2010 10:56 pm
Lex
Lex
19 April 2010

Things to know BEFORE getting a quote for AC?

Things to know BEFORE getting a quote for AC?
1, 2

Thanks, IceMan!! Wow, had no idea that 'boxing in' can be a big deal! I just thought it comes with house design - and our standard house design has been like that from day…

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Lex
Apr 19, 2010 9:40 am
Lex
Dougie66
Dougie66
21 April 2010

Help What Should I Do?

Help What Should I Do?

After legal advice I decided not to proceed to Tribunal. I am stuck with the A/C that was installed

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Dougie66
Apr 21, 2010 11:34 am
suh
suh
22 April 2010

Why is it the more you spend the more they stuff you about

Why is it the more you spend the more they stuff you about

That is so bad :( you poor bugger, I think we know where you're coming from but don't ask me why it happens and don't ask me how some keep operating with that attitude.…

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suh
Apr 22, 2010 3:05 pm
suh
fredinver
fredinver
24 April 2010

Lossnay Heat Exchangers

Lossnay Heat Exchangers

I got around to calculating the energy use of the small lossnay units, 200 watts on extra low and 380 watts on low, if they were to operate 12 hours each per day just…

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fredinver
Apr 24, 2010 10:35 am

See fireplace on the right of the screen, it's a Jetmaster and surprisingly gives off a good amount of heat, we use no other heating during winter.…

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suh
Apr 24, 2010 1:44 pm
suh
camelia
camelia
24 April 2010

damp under house

damp under house

Oh well, I guess no one knows anything about under floor fans, or at least have knowledge they're willing to part with...sigh

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camelia
Apr 24, 2010 11:22 pm
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ibfragalot99
Apr 25, 2010 9:25 pm
ibfragalot99
estevens
estevens
25 April 2010

Most Efficient & Reliable Gas Ducted System?

Most Efficient & Reliable Gas Ducted System?

Hi all, My wife and I are looking to install ducted heating and cooling in Newcastle NSW to our new home that is being constructed (Exl garage and patio the internal…

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estevens
Apr 26, 2010 12:32 am
candice.novak
candice.novak
1 May 2010

daikin refridgerated heating what are costs to run?

daikin refridgerated heating what are costs to run?

thank you so much will keep researching - and find another company to quote! Candi

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candice.novak
May 01, 2010 9:17 am
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
pauljackson84
pauljackson84
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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pauljackson84
May 13, 2010 3:26 pm
pauljackson84
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


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