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Charli73
Charli73
27 January 2010

Wall insulation and power cabling... sparkys help!

Wall insulation and power cabling... sparkys help!

Hello, So getting 2 bedroom walls insulated and have 3 power points that will be covered in the blow in insulation. Currently have 20Amp curcuit breakers on them, not…

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Charli73
Jan 27, 2010 8:00 pm
Gav83
Gav83
29 January 2010

Air Con 2nd controller

Air Con 2nd controller

That sounds strange. We have ordered an Actron system that comes with 2 controllers - one for upstairs, other for down. Perhaps there…

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Gav83
Jan 29, 2010 10:04 am
IceMan
IceMan
29 January 2010

How is this price for a Daikin Inverter?

How is this price for a Daikin Inverter?

Sounds fine to me... but as mentioned get the exact model number because those numbers are…

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IceMan
Jan 29, 2010 12:40 pm
IceMan
humcomfort
humcomfort
29 January 2010

Air-con - Get only ducting or get fully installed ?

Air-con - Get only ducting or get fully installed ?

Most installers will charge LESS during construction as certainly it is easier to run wiring and ducting with no plaster up. Yes, there may be more visits to the site,…

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humcomfort
Jan 29, 2010 6:15 pm
kyles74
kyles74
29 January 2010

Slow combustion wood heater as main source of heating

Slow combustion wood heater as main source of heating

I don't know much about the wetback water heater. What does having this involve? And how much extra on top of the heater cost? We currently have solar hot water so if we…

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kyles74
Jan 29, 2010 6:44 pm
Bam
Bam
30 January 2010

Insulation & Government rebates

Insulation & Government rebates

If you already have insulation in your ceiling you are not eligible for the government grant…

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Bam
Jan 30, 2010 5:04 pm
Bam
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
31 January 2010

Get a BASIX Certificate

Get a BASIX Certificate

I tried ***** recently. They are located in Sydney but I believe they accept clients from anywhere. Their rates are very low and staffs are…

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The Garden Whisperer
Jan 31, 2010 12:24 am
The Garden Whisperer
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Bam
Jan 31, 2010 2:54 pm
Bam
indi
indi
1 February 2010

R values for insulation in the USA, how do they compare

R values for insulation in the USA, how do they compare

Thank you - that is exactly what I wanted. You're right, that's a LOT of insulation!!

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indi
Feb 01, 2010 11:46 am
trepidman
trepidman
1 February 2010

Low E or passive solar

Low E or passive solar

Good point Dymonite. If the windows are in shade it only stops 77% of what's left, likewise for internal heat losses and cellular blinds. Thanks.

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trepidman
Feb 01, 2010 6:59 pm
trepidman
Sheepdog
Sheepdog
3 February 2010

advise on insulating outside condensor unit for split system

advise on insulating outside condensor unit for split system

I can't find the link at the moment but I've seen a product that was just what you described but I don't think it's main objective was for shade, rather for looks. Was…

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Sheepdog
Feb 03, 2010 4:57 pm
OMG
OMG
8 February 2010

Opinions on these air con quotes please?

Opinions on these air con quotes please?

The install is being done during contruction & builder is charging seperately for ... reinforcing roofspace for internal unit…

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OMG
Feb 07, 2010 11:55 pm
Macy
Macy
8 February 2010

Split Air-con install question

Split Air-con install question

Glad you were able to find someone to sort it all out. :)

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Macy
Feb 08, 2010 9:12 pm
IkonInteriors
IkonInteriors
9 February 2010

Fireplace Wholesalers - HELP NEEDED FROM SAVY SHOPPERS

Fireplace Wholesalers - HELP NEEDED FROM SAVY SHOPPERS

IkonInteriors - That is the point :wink: Are you Aussie based? Do you sell to Aussies? Because guess what, if your potential Aussie clients go overseas to shop…

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IkonInteriors
Feb 09, 2010 4:53 pm
IkonInteriors
gettingThere
gettingThere
9 February 2010

Bradford EnviroSeal Wall Wrap Vs Wall Breather

Bradford EnviroSeal Wall Wrap Vs Wall Breather

Wall breather is used for applications such as foam cladding or hebel / blueboard cladding, normal wall wrap is fine for brick veneer and other…

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gettingThere
Feb 09, 2010 9:15 pm
Casa2
Casa2
10 February 2010

Insulation question

Insulation question

1 m2 of uninsulated ceiling lets out as much heat as about 10m2 of insulated ceiling. You can do the rest of the maths yourself. Insulating…

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Casa2
Feb 10, 2010 11:37 am
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AndreaLiu
Feb 11, 2010 8:16 am
AndreaLiu
461fpr
461fpr
12 February 2010

Ceiling insulation and downlight covers

Ceiling insulation and downlight covers

Thank you both. We are going with the standard downlight covers, not tripods.

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461fpr
Feb 12, 2010 3:54 pm
installation inspector
installation inspector
14 February 2010

Downlight cover/guard for CFL (energy saving) w/Insulation?

Downlight cover/guard for CFL (energy saving) w/Insulation?

Yes you don't need heat cups for CFL down lights, they don't get hot enough. I used them all through my new house which was completed in late 2009,…

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installation inspector
Feb 14, 2010 8:00 pm
installation inspector
dymonite69
dymonite69
15 February 2010

Slow Combustion or Bottled Gas- advice please

Slow Combustion or Bottled Gas- advice please

Our old house was open plan and our slow combustion easily heat the whole place (about 23 squares). Can't imagine any decorative heater heating…

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dymonite69
Feb 15, 2010 9:05 pm
dymonite69
dymonite69
dymonite69
16 February 2010

less than ideal orientation: Cooling HELP request

less than ideal orientation: Cooling HELP request

Three useful tools to help you place window openings and shading: 1) Wind rose - data available on the BOM site. It tells you the wind speed and direction patterns for…

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dymonite69
Feb 16, 2010 10:25 am
dymonite69
maxyb
maxyb
16 February 2010

Add-on Cooling

Add-on Cooling

We are getting add-on cooling Basically its a cooling unit bolted onto the fan outlet of the heater. The cooling unit is hooked up to the condensor outside, so there is…

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maxyb
Feb 16, 2010 4:26 pm
maxyb
Leveller
Leveller
18 February 2010

Absolute Nightmare.

Absolute Nightmare.

Our tenants have been fantastic through all of this. There is sheets of plasterboard screwed to the trusses to cover the hole. We offered to put them up in a motel but…

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Leveller
Feb 18, 2010 3:52 pm
Adam.R
Adam.R
19 February 2010

ACTRON AIR QOUTE IS THIS REASONABLE

ACTRON AIR QOUTE IS THIS REASONABLE

After being an engineer/estimator/technician over many years I can safely say that both Actron and Daikin are good and…

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Adam.R
Feb 19, 2010 12:11 pm
Let's_Build
Let's_Build
20 February 2010

Evaporative Cooling Position

Evaporative Cooling Position

Hi all, Does anyone know if the positioning of an evaporative cooling system can effect its efficiency/effectiveness? For example, if the cooler is located to the north…

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Let's_Build
Feb 20, 2010 3:30 pm
Johnnojack
Johnnojack
22 February 2010

Evap cooling - where should the water go?

Evap cooling - where should the water go?

Lets Build has come the closest to the answer. However that pipe is probably put there as a vent pipe. In SA it is not legal to discharge it to stormwater (street gutter)…

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Johnnojack
Feb 22, 2010 1:47 pm
dymonite69
dymonite69
23 February 2010

Suggestions for heating options for Adelaide plains?

Suggestions for heating options for Adelaide plains?
1, 2

The rules are complex depending if established or new. Rules for established depend on post code. Rules for new depend if you have town…

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dymonite69
Feb 23, 2010 10:13 am
dymonite69
dymonite69
dymonite69
25 February 2010

Solar hot water in Adelaide

Solar hot water in Adelaide

ET sellers are always a bit fuzzy about this one. I have seen it modeled for a Zone 2 district and it worked out FP Solahart 302 3500 kWhr vs ET 30 tube 3800 kWhr of…

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dymonite69
Feb 25, 2010 2:20 pm
dymonite69
dymonite69
dymonite69
26 February 2010

Sarking - Need a summary

Sarking - Need a summary
1, 2, 3

Sarking will keep your garage cooler. Adding a vent to the roof will help expel hot air.

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dymonite69
Feb 26, 2010 12:41 pm
dymonite69
taththi
taththi
1 March 2010

Heatpump indoor unit and TV placement

Heatpump indoor unit and TV placement

Quick question - should I be okay wall-mounting an LCD TV above a heat-pump indoor unit? As far as I can see with another one we had they don't actually direct air…

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taththi
Mar 01, 2010 3:45 pm
envirocell
envirocell
2 March 2010

sisalation on top of ceiling

sisalation on top of ceiling

With ridiculous ideas such as these, its no wonder the insulation industry has had so many house fires. Down-lights must breath, allowing hot air to escape. If you block…

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envirocell
Mar 02, 2010 9:05 am
jcif
jcif
3 March 2010

Universal Tile Ventilator

Universal Tile Ventilator

Was just wondering if any has any experience with this product? I guess it acts in the same way as a whirly bird on the roof however utilises convection air flow to…

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jcif
Mar 03, 2010 9:40 pm
AndreaLiu
AndreaLiu
5 March 2010

Insulation for a colourbond shed wall and ceiling

Insulation for a colourbond shed wall and ceiling

I would have thought aircell would be a great option for the shed. You can place it before sheets go up and therefore…

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AndreaLiu
Mar 05, 2010 12:59 pm
AndreaLiu
Tambo
Tambo
7 March 2010

BRAEMAR TH532 DUCTED HEATING WITH ADD-ON COOLING

BRAEMAR TH532 DUCTED HEATING WITH ADD-ON COOLING

Has anyone installed the Braemar TH532 ducted heating unit with add-on cooling? We are thinking about using it in a house we are building in…

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Tambo
Mar 07, 2010 2:02 pm
Casa2
Casa2
7 March 2010

Whole House Fan

Whole House Fan

Casa2, how long do you have before completion, I would really like to know what you think of the Breeze Power fan, positives negatives…

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Casa2
Mar 07, 2010 7:06 pm
rustygirl
rustygirl
8 March 2010

has anyone every attach villaboard to a spanline roofing

has anyone every attach villaboard to a spanline roofing

I have a spanline patio area ,we have priced solarspan ,it the material that they use. solid polystyrene to keep it cool.this is very expensive so we need to work out will…

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rustygirl
Mar 08, 2010 9:11 am
lily_Mel
lily_Mel
8 March 2010

Inquiries: why no insulation in ground floor

Inquiries: why no insulation in ground floor

Thank you all who replied me. I will call the council tomorrow to ask for more information.

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lily_Mel
Mar 08, 2010 10:49 pm
theyetti
theyetti
11 March 2010

Confused about heater flues

Confused about heater flues

I am installing a wood heater, but have been told different opinions on choice of flu, everyone seems to have the same opinion on gal pipe,…

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theyetti
Mar 11, 2010 9:10 pm
mjw
mjw
14 March 2010

Design of underfloor heating ducting

Design of underfloor heating ducting

My ducted heating doesn't seem to be very effective. A look under the house makes me wonder whether the correct sizes of ducts were used and the layout is what it should…

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mjw
Mar 14, 2010 4:46 am
House-To-Be
House-To-Be
15 March 2010

Evap cooling and Holland Blinds

Evap cooling and Holland Blinds

:th: :th: I never ever fully open our holland blinds, they are either halfway or 3/4 way open. I open the windows every morning and have the cooling on when neccessary. I…

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House-To-Be
Mar 15, 2010 11:05 am
AndreaLiu
AndreaLiu
15 March 2010

Dynamic Heating and Cooling

Dynamic Heating and Cooling

Hi Just wondering if mark from Dynamic Heating and cooling is still around. Or is there anyone there anyway that has used them recently.

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AndreaLiu
Mar 15, 2010 5:11 pm
AndreaLiu
StartingOut
StartingOut
16 March 2010

Worth going for light roof tiles over (nicer looking) dark?

Worth going for light roof tiles over (nicer looking) dark?

Thanks for the replies. The R2.5 is apparently ceiling batts, not the blow-in stuff. We might consider upgrading to the R3 batts though.

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StartingOut
Mar 16, 2010 9:29 am
taihome
taihome
16 March 2010

Are Breezair evaporative cooling the best and cost

Are Breezair evaporative cooling the best and cost

Hi, I have Bonaire VSL70 installed with 9 outlets for 7 years. 3 years ago, the fan played up as the motor starter capacitor got gel leaked in a mess. Other smaller…

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taihome
Mar 16, 2010 10:58 am
Eager
Eager
16 March 2010

See-through sunblinds

See-through sunblinds

Yes, we got them through Victory Blinds. They have a showroom locally.

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Eager
Mar 16, 2010 8:42 pm
Eager
A.Ryder
A.Ryder
18 March 2010

Quotes for Air Con - who is good, who is bad?

Quotes for Air Con - who is good, who is bad?

I am strating to organise some quotes for dudcted air con. Just after some advice about what brand swe should be looking at, what we should…

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A.Ryder
Mar 18, 2010 10:08 pm
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mjw
Mar 23, 2010 8:31 pm


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