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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 8:06 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 1:15 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 10:34 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 1:46 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 8:36 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 10:39 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 8:32 pm
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fruitty
Jan 14, 2010 11:27 pm
fruitty
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dymonite69
Jan 15, 2010 7:30 am
dymonite69
master12
master12
16 January 2010

Difference between Sound Insulation and Normal Insulation

Difference between Sound Insulation and Normal Insulation

Hi i am a spammer ultimate spammings Phs III GTO is a cool car with a nice paint job applied blah blah blah construction…

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master12
Jan 16, 2010 9:49 pm
A.Ryder
A.Ryder
19 January 2010

hot house

hot house
1, 2

Thanks for all the responses. Our other big problem at this stage is that having only moved in and our finances at this stage being a wee bit…

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A.Ryder
Jan 19, 2010 6:39 pm
A.Ryder
A.Ryder
19 January 2010

Bradford Rockwool or Pinkbatts Silencer ?

Bradford Rockwool or Pinkbatts Silencer ?

thanks A.Ryder My extension is only a single level & the family room is fairly sized 48m2 connecting to open plan kitchen & dining area 40m2. My…

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A.Ryder
Jan 19, 2010 11:00 pm
Brad75
Brad75
20 January 2010

Any air-con experts here?

Any air-con experts here?

Sounds like it's most likely low on gas which means you have a leak somewhere only way to fix is to call in a frigie.

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Brad75
Jan 20, 2010 8:08 am
humcomfort
humcomfort
20 January 2010

DUCTED AIRCONDITIONING WARRANTY NIGHTMARE

DUCTED AIRCONDITIONING WARRANTY NIGHTMARE

You would find the manufacturer suggested an installer not directed you to them. You choose the installer/dealer - the manufacturer is not liable for installer…

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humcomfort
Jan 20, 2010 10:13 pm
chezza
chezza
21 January 2010

Outdoor fan

Outdoor fan

We are considering on buying a airstream turbo40 wall fan for our outdoor area. Does anyone know if they are any good Cherie

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chezza
Jan 21, 2010 3:06 pm
Charli73
Charli73
25 January 2010

Blow in Rockwool wall insulation-who does it?

Blow in Rockwool wall insulation-who does it?

Well I had a company tell me they did it in fact he gave me all the info so he organised a guy to come do a quote... but now he doesnt want the job so back to where I…

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Charli73
Jan 25, 2010 10:49 pm
A.Ryder
A.Ryder
26 January 2010

Ducted reverse air conditioner

Ducted reverse air conditioner

Hi, I'm new and I live in Sydney. My husband and I are investigating to get a ducted reverse air con installed, mainly because we like to…

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A.Ryder
Jan 26, 2010 9:38 am
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 9:00 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 11:04 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 1:40 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 7:15 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 7:44 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 6:04 pm
Bam
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Jan 31, 2010 1:24 am
TheGardenWhisperer
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Bam
Jan 31, 2010 3:54 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 12:46 pm
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 7:59 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 5:57 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 08, 2010 12:55 am
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 10:12 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 5:53 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 10:15 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 12:37 pm
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borg
Feb 11, 2010 9:16 am
borg
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 4:54 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 9:00 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 10:05 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 11:25 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 5:26 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 4:52 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 1:11 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 4:30 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 2:47 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 11:13 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 3:20 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 1:41 pm
dymonite69


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