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First_Timer_Ray
First_Timer_Ray
11 November 2009

The 3 B's of Evap Cooling brands

The 3 B's of Evap Cooling brands

LOL - ours is a Bonaire. What is it with cooling companies starting with B?

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First_Timer_Ray
Nov 11, 2009 5:51 pm
First_Timer_Ray
maxyb
maxyb
12 November 2009

Ducted Heating and Evaporative Cooling System Advice Needed

Ducted Heating and Evaporative Cooling System Advice Needed

We are getting "add-on" refrigerated aircon. All cooling requires bigger ducts comparred to heating and if your hooking up a add on ac unit to a gas heating unit you…

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maxyb
Nov 12, 2009 12:27 pm
maxyb
Julie R
Julie R
12 November 2009

Gas ducted heating through floor or ceiling?

Gas ducted heating through floor or ceiling?

Having lived in both - floor and ceiling ducted heating, I would definately go for the floor - it is wonderful for putting clothes over and after coming home from work and…

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Julie R
Nov 12, 2009 5:49 pm
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
15 November 2009

clear comfort intelligent insulation

clear comfort intelligent insulation

Friend of mine has it installed on a door and some high level windows and he has some mixed feeling re effectivness - but some of that is due to the gap not being ideal -…

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Yak_Chat
Nov 15, 2009 8:33 am
Yak_Chat
Redman
Redman
16 November 2009

I don't know where to start

I don't know where to start

Something with a variable speed compressor too. Sometime you are better off leaving an aircon on the lowest setting and allowing the air to stratify pushing the hot air up…

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Redman
Nov 16, 2009 12:13 pm
Redman
rodrocket
rodrocket
16 November 2009

Aircon Installer needed - Melbourne West

Aircon Installer needed - Melbourne West

if you are still looking there is a guy out that way that i have used before & was happy with his service i think he trades under the name of "All Over Heating" i will…

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rodrocket
Nov 16, 2009 10:20 pm
melabell
melabell
23 November 2009

Air con on boundary wall

Air con on boundary wall

Thanks for the responses. yeah i think i'll take it up with the neighbour - we're on pretty good terms. If she's not happy with it I'd rather pay the extra money than…

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melabell
Nov 23, 2009 1:29 pm
Sheepdog
Sheepdog
24 November 2009

Evaporative Cooling or ducted cooling?

Evaporative Cooling or ducted cooling?

My understanding was that AC + ducted heating combo ducts had to be 8" in diameter, 180mm (I'm assuming you mean mm instead of cm) is only ~7". Best call an AC guy for the…

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Sheepdog
Nov 24, 2009 3:45 pm
pinkfairymagic
pinkfairymagic
25 November 2009

Size of AC unit

Size of AC unit

Our place is 30sqrs living and we have just installed the ActronAir 24kwt unit with the 8 zones. I wouldn't…

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pinkfairymagic
Nov 25, 2009 12:28 pm
pinkfairymagic
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
25 November 2009

Sarking/Reflective Foil Insulation

Sarking/Reflective Foil Insulation

Chasing your tail in the wrong direction.

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Yak_Chat
Nov 25, 2009 10:18 pm
Yak_Chat
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dadandsue
Nov 26, 2009 12:04 am
Hyper
Hyper
28 November 2009

Livezi Bravo Digital + Smartzone

Livezi Bravo Digital + Smartzone

We're currently looking for alternatives to an Actron Air ESP Ultima system, as we've been rather unimpressed by the way we've been treated so far by Actron Air…

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Hyper
Nov 28, 2009 8:55 am
Jazzie
Jazzie
2 December 2009

Evap & refridgerated cooling quote

Evap & refridgerated cooling quote

Hi Jazzie, Would you mind answering a few questions as i am also looking into a new cooling system. Who quoted you on the Lennox unit? What area…

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Jazzie
Dec 02, 2009 6:53 am
Jazzie
TheBoatMan
TheBoatMan
2 December 2009

Recommended Cooling and Heating Provider in WA/Perth

Recommended Cooling and Heating Provider in WA/Perth

If anyone is interested in a quote please feel free to PM me directly. Thanks everyone.

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TheBoatMan
Dec 02, 2009 12:29 pm
Bam
Bam
4 December 2009

Separate ducts for heating and refrigerated cooling?

Separate ducts for heating and refrigerated cooling?

It will be :wink: Good to hear that someone has it! I couldnt find anything in my searches! They all…

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Bam
Dec 04, 2009 11:32 am
Bam
A.Ryder
A.Ryder
5 December 2009

Ducted aircon: install during or after build? Which is best?

Ducted aircon: install during or after build? Which is best?

Hi all, We can save about $3000 by installing the same spec ducted aircon after our build ($13000 vs $16000) as opposed to doing it through…

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A.Ryder
Dec 05, 2009 10:44 pm
A.Ryder
A.Ryder
8 December 2009

ACTRON advice needed

ACTRON advice needed

Hi we have had a quote to install Actron ducted aircon. The model on the quote isSRV175C/E ? I cannot find that model…

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A.Ryder
Dec 08, 2009 7:27 pm
Davedownunder
Davedownunder
10 December 2009

Under Tile heating Costs

Under Tile heating Costs

We had an under-tile floor heating system installed in WA & it cost around $60 per sqm, so if the price is the same in VIC you would probably be looking at about $5k all…

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Davedownunder
Dec 10, 2009 11:15 am
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
13 December 2009

Ducted Evap cooling for double story house

Ducted Evap cooling for double story house

I have evap in a 2 storey and no vents downstairs - Because you need to open windows or doors to allow the air to escape, the trick with a 2 storey house is to the close…

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Yak_Chat
Dec 13, 2009 12:51 pm
Yak_Chat
IceMan
IceMan
14 December 2009

Hybrid v inverter, updated; stupid question RE energy rating

Hybrid v inverter, updated; stupid question RE energy rating

Thanks for the replies... I have just checked the quote from the dealer and it says "1 x Daikin reverse cycle 20kW (8HP) Hybrid three phase ducted…

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IceMan
Dec 14, 2009 10:34 am
IceMan
A.Ryder
A.Ryder
15 December 2009

Panasonic Ducted 14kW installed for $7500 WOW

Panasonic Ducted 14kW installed for $7500 WOW

Well on 2nd thoughts, we're getting 8 zones versus 2 for the…

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A.Ryder
Dec 15, 2009 12:22 pm
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to_do_list
Dec 15, 2009 3:24 pm
to_do_list
A.Ryder
A.Ryder
17 December 2009

Are Daikin still good?

Are Daikin still good?

We went with the Daikin and the things too cold. Its only been averaging mid 30's and popping up to 40 here so far but generally we set it on 26…

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A.Ryder
Dec 17, 2009 4:26 pm
Trinity
Trinity
17 December 2009

Brivis Evap Cooler Problem

Brivis Evap Cooler Problem

This is a real stab in the dark.....but worth shot. Try 'rebooting' the system by turning off and waiting 5 minutes before turning on again. Yes, 5 minutes. I had a…

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Trinity
Dec 17, 2009 7:23 pm
IceMan
IceMan
19 December 2009

Daikin infrared wireless remote controller

Daikin infrared wireless remote controller

If you're talking about the standard wireless controller for splits…

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IceMan
Dec 19, 2009 8:42 am
IceMan
-Rebekah-
-Rebekah-
21 December 2009

Daikin 8KW - is this a good price ?

Daikin 8KW - is this a good price ?

Oh that's great to know, thanks Hels!!

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-Rebekah-
Dec 21, 2009 9:45 am
-Rebekah-
rmm1
rmm1
22 December 2009

Supavent Edmonds

Supavent Edmonds

I am thinking of putting in some Supavents on our tiled roof. We have wall and ceiling insulation and sarking. The garage only has sarking. Do these supavents actually…

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rmm1
Dec 22, 2009 1:07 pm
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
22 December 2009

Effect of excess batts on room temperature

Effect of excess batts on room temperature

Makes me wonder if the concertina batts will be any easier to install Certainly will be - and is only in the order of 0.3 less effective…

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Yak_Chat
Dec 22, 2009 9:52 pm
Yak_Chat
aquilaproject
aquilaproject
23 December 2009

Bonaire Evap cooler motor connection

Bonaire Evap cooler motor connection

G'day, I recently bought a Bonaire VSM57 envirotech evap cooler on ebay. The motor had been disconnected to allow easier removal prior to purchase. Can someone provide me…

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aquilaproject
Dec 23, 2009 5:29 pm
dymonite69
dymonite69
24 December 2009

Four Solar Collectors on a Solahart 300L system?

Four Solar Collectors on a Solahart 300L system?

Efficiency info based on tech data for actual collectors. Graphs are available showing efficiency versus Ta-Tg gradient. 45% is about water is 60 and outside temp is 10.…

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dymonite69
Dec 23, 2009 11:15 pm
dymonite69
Sheepdog
Sheepdog
24 December 2009

Evaporative ducted cooling + flat roof

Evaporative ducted cooling + flat roof

I'm in the same boat though even tougher. Is it possible to install the evap unit on a low/flat roof? My roof has 2 sections, a higher 8 degree pitch slope/skillion and a…

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Sheepdog
Dec 24, 2009 8:17 am
dirkadirk
dirkadirk
28 December 2009

continuous flow gas hot water

continuous flow gas hot water

Any major plumbing outlet, Bunnings and probably Mitre 10. Rinnai, Rheem, Bosch to name but a few. I will personally be opting for a Rinnai with additional controllers…

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dirkadirk
Dec 28, 2009 4:07 pm
dadandsue
dadandsue
30 December 2009

Toshiba Ducted A/C ?

Toshiba Ducted A/C ?

Toshiba are expensive. I dont think there's anything wrong with them.

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dadandsue
Dec 30, 2009 8:19 am
alk
alk
30 December 2009

Where to place split sytem aircon?

Where to place split sytem aircon?

If you put it on the garage wall (above the dining area), there will be a reasonably higher installation cost charged as they will have to pipe it through the wall to get…

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alk
Dec 30, 2009 10:22 am
alk
kexkez
kexkez
1 January 2010

Help! Need suggestions for heating with no Natural Gas avail

Help! Need suggestions for heating with no Natural Gas avail

We were in the same situation heating wise.. Only LPG and electricity. We also opted for ducted reverse, refrigerative aircon. I'm the sort of person who really loves…

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kexkez
Jan 01, 2010 10:29 pm
kexkez
perthhomelover
perthhomelover
3 January 2010

Wall air conditioners being phased out?

Wall air conditioners being phased out?

Harvey Norman is advertising them for sale in WA, Kelvinator $399.00

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perthhomelover
Jan 03, 2010 11:36 am
OMG
OMG
3 January 2010

Single or Three Phase Power for Air Con

Single or Three Phase Power for Air Con

Yeah, Coral have a habit of pushing big three phase units even though they are not required (they are making more margin $$$ on more expensive…

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OMG
Jan 03, 2010 3:10 pm
dymonite69
dymonite69
4 January 2010

Wall cavity Insulation, need advice for retrofit to BV

Wall cavity Insulation, need advice for retrofit to BV

Condensation occurs when warm moist air meets a cold surface. Ventilation is one solution but then you lose all your heat and waste energy. The better solution is to…

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dymonite69
Jan 04, 2010 7:56 pm
dymonite69
andrew flower
andrew flower
5 January 2010

vacuum hire /insulation and dust removal

vacuum hire /insulation and dust removal

We Noticed that you had member that couldnt find industrial Vacuum equipment for hire

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andrew flower
Jan 05, 2010 7:06 am
billdsl
billdsl
7 January 2010

Daikin RZYQ7/8PY1 noisey

Daikin RZYQ7/8PY1 noisey

i dont know the model of my daikan, its the 14kw duncted inverter unit, but ive not noticed anything odd sounding like that, its quiet all the time. not much help but…

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billdsl
Jan 07, 2010 12:15 pm
billdsl
kassan1973
kassan1973
10 January 2010

Carlisle Homes & Dandy Air - Incompetence or Unlucky?

Carlisle Homes & Dandy Air - Incompetence or Unlucky?

Hi Matt we built with Henley and had 18kw brivis system fitted by dandy air i cannot complain about how the system has worked i did how ever have to make up a return air…

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kassan1973
Jan 10, 2010 9:34 pm
Macy
Macy
12 January 2010

Room with large windows.

Room with large windows.

You shouldn't have much sun in that window then, unless it's some summer sun early or late in the day. Covering for the deck is another matter, and probably a good idea.

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Macy
Jan 12, 2010 12:46 am
jace
jace
13 January 2010

Will upgraded heating unit ($3200) fix aircon issue?

Will upgraded heating unit ($3200) fix aircon issue?

Thanks Macy. I think there are many things that you would think they know that they don't!! The heating unit is what we are looking to replace. The compressor is large…

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jace
Jan 13, 2010 7:36 am
danc12
danc12
13 January 2010

Mid-Floor (in-between floors) Batts

Mid-Floor (in-between floors) Batts

We have mid floor batts but we used R2.0 soundscreen, we have carpet on 10mm underlay and unless my boy is jumping off the bed then it is pretty silent. I also encased…

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danc12
Jan 13, 2010 9:39 am
hunts01
hunts01
13 January 2010

Insulation

Insulation

We are building our own house and have used. Breather wall wrap for the walls Bradford R1.5 glasswool batts in the walls Bradford R3.5 batts in roof Anticon Roof blanket…

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hunts01
Jan 13, 2010 7:32 pm


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