Heating, Cooling & Insulation
DIY Wall & Ceiling Insulation
I know what you mean but I'll be happy to not do this again for a LONG time!
Did the best I could with cabling, limited by slack etc so I'll chat with the sparky about…
Sep 08, 2009 7:12 pm
Evaporative Cooling cost with 7 vents
My house is ~18sq house and i have enquired about few EVAP products and got few quotes and most of them quotes brivis L53 contour model.
what is your general…
Sep 09, 2009 4:03 pm
DIY - Insulation (70mm studs)
Thanks for the replies everyone.
We get a bit of noise through the walls from one neighbour due to the houses being close to each other and them having young children so…
we have one that does that area really nicely but to make it more efficient and save energy we close off doors to any rooms that arent being used when it's on. e.g.…
Fireplace in timber frame home
Old timber framed houses have a masonry chimney pieces and stacks. It's certainly possible to install a fireplace in a stud wall though. Check the BCAs and with the local…
Sep 13, 2009 12:59 am
Sarking on a tiled roof?
Really, that hot? Why would you go to the roof space?
Yeah, I know what you mean, the cold water in my house is so hot too when it's summer.
Anyway, I'll include…
Sep 13, 2009 10:15 pm
A counter correction......
Glass wool batts do not compress. That is a misconception often peddled by the blow in brigade.
I forgot the sarking! :( options??
Sorry I meant $50/m2.
You get the same R value. The only apparent advantage is the avoidance of thermal bridging or convection currents.
Refrigerated Air Con
Yeah, we got evaporative as part of the henley Promotion and the upgrade was $2700 to refrigerated. I know it's going…
Sep 23, 2009 12:06 am
have you heard of this?
Yes, I have heard of them. I would only get Onsen if you are getting them for entire commercial building projects (e.g townhouses) and getting Reece to give you townhouse…
Just wondering if anyone knows if a Brivis Networker can be used with a Braemar heating unit or any other brand?
Solar Hot Water System
We have the same HWS but don't have any issues with temps fluctuating. It takes a bit of fiddling to get the temperature just right to begin with,…
Evap cooling - ease of installation?
I'm building a smallish three bedroom home, and I'm considering having an Evap system installed after handover. I'll often see in the papers adverts for a…
Pellet boilers - who supplies them?
There is a local pellet factory and they can deliver by the ton so that makes it a very viable prospect indeed.
The only problem is finding the damn boilers!
Oct 07, 2009 3:28 pm
Ducted A/C outlet
I was hoping that would be the case. I didn't want to sacrifice performance just to have round outlets as we will have oyster lights and round downlights.
Installation of Anticon
The roof goes directly on top of the anticon screwed into the battens. The anticon is meant to have a slight sag between the trusses/rafters and battens
This Discussions have helped me a lot.I am constructing a house in Dubai , were the temp in summer touch the peak point 55 C to 60 C ,which heats the house like a oven.For…
Building a slow combustion fireplace
I feel that the science and engineering of a well designed combustion fire is a pretty technical issue that is not easy to DIY.
And with possible future restrictions on…
Money back on ducted system?
Thanks for your input Rosewood.
We have decided that in 4-5 years we will most likely be selling up and relocating / upgrading.
So I'm really thinking more about resale…
Oct 26, 2009 10:41 am
Wall insulation & window insulation
So to get a good / accurate picture, I need to record my energy use to heat or cool my house for an hour at a constant temp ( I guess heat as that wouldn't include radiant…
Air con dissapointment
Contracts can be formed verbally (except for specific types according to legislation) however having it in writing is always a good idea for proof purposes. Acceptance…
Aircon for an old house
We also live in Melbourne and have a house built in 1899 and have evaporative cooling installed and it is great. We don't have insulation in our walls but we have good…
Its fine doing just a few selected windows. A medium dark window film can block 65% heat, 85% glare and 99% UV without making the room too dark, that can mean a 5-6 degree…
Ceiling fans and downlights
What is minimum distance the edge of the blade needs to be from the edge of the downlight to avoid the strobing (flickering) effect?
free ceiling insulation eligibility
thanks for the reply. i have finally found an answer after a fair bit of ringing around. our building approval was 13/08/03 and mandatory thermal performance requirements…
Nov 05, 2009 2:52 pm
insulation advice/ help please
Thank you Yak Chat and dymonite
another (dumb) question.....sorry. It almost seems bigger than Ben Hur!
How do I draw cool air up from downstairs. Ceiling fans?
Nov 07, 2009 8:27 am
I have had postings here before about heating and cooling.
I live in a 2 storey "hot" house that is east/west orientated. I have ducted gas heating, a split system…
Nov 09, 2009 2:26 pm
Insulating existing brick veneer walls
Gavin - pop me an email re the best options.
Yes it can be done and will enhance your house performance - but is it the best option for your needs.