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steveljohn8
steveljohn8
18 October 2009

Geothermal heating/cooling

Geothermal heating/cooling

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…

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steveljohn8
Oct 18, 2009 2:19 am
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
19 October 2009

Building a slow combustion fireplace

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…

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Yak_Chat
Oct 19, 2009 7:10 pm
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
19 October 2009

Old Oil Heater - disposal?

Old Oil Heater - disposal?

I'm sure if you rang a service man nearby he'd be happy to take it away for you.

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Yak_Chat
Oct 19, 2009 7:13 pm
Yak_Chat
themax
themax
20 October 2009

EXTRA insulation over and above what is supplied by builder?

EXTRA insulation over and above what is supplied by builder?

Thanks everyone, it is worth it and we have actually given the Insulation guy the go ahead. Cost a bomb though.... ::angry::

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themax
Oct 20, 2009 1:17 pm
themax
adrian
adrian
22 October 2009

Money back on ducted system?

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…

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adrian
Oct 22, 2009 9:49 am
KPMBuilding
KPMBuilding
26 October 2009

Actron R22 query

Actron R22 query

The contractor that laughed it off was spot on.

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KPMBuilding
Oct 26, 2009 2:21 am
namz
namz
26 October 2009

Solar Roof Fan or Standard Whirlibird ?

Solar Roof Fan or Standard Whirlibird ?

I would go for a roof fan. Whirlybirds work at the wrong times. A few good products are the solar star (get the…

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namz
Oct 26, 2009 10:41 am
12star
12star
27 October 2009

Wall insulation & window insulation

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…

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12star
Oct 27, 2009 6:59 pm
Eccles
Eccles
28 October 2009

Air con dissapointment

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…

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Eccles
Oct 28, 2009 6:03 pm
albi
albi
28 October 2009

Aircon for an old house

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…

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albi
Oct 28, 2009 8:50 pm
albi
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dadandsue
Oct 30, 2009 7:21 pm
neil_se
neil_se
31 October 2009

Window tinting

Window tinting

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…

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neil_se
Oct 31, 2009 6:24 pm
mattwalker
mattwalker
2 November 2009

Cost of running refrigerated air con!

Cost of running refrigerated air con!
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I considered it ... and I really really like my ducted A/C. I could not care if it cost $500 a year as long as I, and my family,…

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mattwalker
Nov 02, 2009 10:43 pm
mattwalker
dymonite69
dymonite69
3 November 2009

Ceiling fans and downlights

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? also is…

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dymonite69
Nov 03, 2009 10:49 am
dymonite69
PIAdelaide
PIAdelaide
3 November 2009

Update: Insulation rebate reduced to $1,200 from $1,600

Update: Insulation rebate reduced to $1,200 from $1,600

THE $1600 home insulation rebate scheme will be slashed by $400 from Nov 1, 2009 in a sudden move set to rock the Federal Government's troubled economic stimulus…

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PIAdelaide
Nov 03, 2009 6:26 pm
Redman
Redman
4 November 2009

How much R Value is good for roof insulation ?

How much R Value is good for roof insulation ?
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No offense but I disagree with loose cellulose fluff. Every house I have seen it in it has slumped, lost its mass and its thermal qualities. It gets worse in tile roofs as…

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Redman
Nov 04, 2009 10:22 pm
Redman
srn12
srn12
5 November 2009

free ceiling insulation eligibility

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…

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srn12
Nov 05, 2009 2:52 pm
littleredrobyn
littleredrobyn
6 November 2009

split sytem air conditioning - install during or after build

split sytem air conditioning - install during or after build

We are having ours partially done before the plaster goes on. The good thing about doing it this way is that we can easily have the split system on any wall, instead of…

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littleredrobyn
Nov 06, 2009 8:47 pm
shunt
shunt
7 November 2009

insulation advice/ help please

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? I haven't…

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shunt
Nov 07, 2009 8:27 am
shunt
shunt
9 November 2009

solarbreeze

solarbreeze

Hello 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…

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shunt
Nov 09, 2009 2:26 pm
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
9 November 2009

Insulating existing brick veneer walls

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. Steve

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Yak_Chat
Nov 09, 2009 7:54 pm
Yak_Chat
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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