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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?
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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
borg
borg
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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borg
Mar 05, 2010 12:59 pm
borg
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
borg
borg
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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borg
Mar 15, 2010 5:11 pm
borg
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
McKinnon
McKinnon
24 March 2010

Brivis Buffalo and CDU 18A-9

Brivis Buffalo and CDU 18A-9

Good, I have asked the builder on several ocassions if it will do the job and he says yes. I will get more independent advise now and ask more questions.

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McKinnon
Mar 24, 2010 9:23 am
The Labourer
The Labourer
24 March 2010

Insulating a wraparound roof

Insulating a wraparound roof

Just had a phone message today from the real estate agent - Ului dropped a silky oak on the roof. Dunno what's happening now, up to the insurance company.

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The Labourer
Mar 24, 2010 4:26 pm
dymonite69
dymonite69
26 March 2010

Insulation Batts and NO Sarking

Insulation Batts and NO Sarking

Foil is far more effective at blocking summer radiant heat. It acts a barrier unlike batts which merely slow the heat transfer rate. Batts are more effective to stop…

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dymonite69
Mar 26, 2010 9:06 pm
dymonite69
bek7708
bek7708
30 March 2010

Noise level of ducted gas heating

Noise level of ducted gas heating

In our old house we had ducted gas heating installed and it was one of the best things I ever did :D I love walking into each room knowing it will be the same temp. Our…

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bek7708
Mar 30, 2010 6:22 pm
bek7708
sneakersss
sneakersss
31 March 2010

Recent aircon installation - any recs?

Recent aircon installation - any recs?

Greetings! Old member surfacing from the dead... Has anyone recently installed an aircon unit/system in the last few months? I'm just looking for some recommendations for…

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sneakersss
Mar 31, 2010 2:08 pm
sneakersss
evie
evie
31 March 2010

More Harm Than Good?

More Harm Than Good?

It was great in winter I could warm myself by gathering around a match stick but in summer we fry. All that glorious…

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evie
Mar 31, 2010 9:42 pm
borg
borg
1 April 2010

Heating Option - Electric vs Gas

Heating Option - Electric vs Gas
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sorry lex that should have been runs off

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borg
Apr 01, 2010 7:10 am
borg
westaussie
westaussie
3 April 2010

Cooling using the venturi effect

Cooling using the venturi effect

Hi Yak_chat, tried several times to post a sketch but each posts comes up with "sorry the board attachmemt quota has been used". I'll try again some time later. Cheers

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westaussie
Apr 03, 2010 11:48 am
Trinity
Trinity
4 April 2010

Commissioing BRIVIS HE30i

Commissioing BRIVIS HE30i

We'll be using the same Brivis system, but not for another couple of months. However our current rental has an ECON setting on the controller (different brand). If we…

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Trinity
Apr 04, 2010 6:46 pm
cav
cav
5 April 2010

Feedback on Omega Ducted gas heating

Feedback on Omega Ducted gas heating

Hi, My local supplier is recommended an Omega 20kw over Braemar or Brivis. It is a substantially cheaper option but what about quality? Any experience to share? Cheers

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cav
Apr 05, 2010 8:44 pm
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 12:30 am
Redman
borg
borg
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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borg
Apr 07, 2010 3:08 pm
borg
borg
borg
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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borg
Apr 15, 2010 9:36 am
borg
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 9:56 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 8:40 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 10:34 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 2:05 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 9:35 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 12:44 pm
suh

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