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xanthrope
xanthrope
8 September 2009

Minimum size of ducting required for evap cooling

Minimum size of ducting required for evap cooling

Hi, I was wondering if there was a minimum size of ducting requried for evap cooling seeing that the air is heavier and wet than normal air. In the case of heating ducts…

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xanthrope
Sep 08, 2009 11:39 am
xanthrope
seeking solutions
seeking solutions
8 September 2009

insulation option overview

insulation option overview

I just came across these sites and found it quite helpful with understanding insulation…

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seeking solutions
Sep 08, 2009 8:03 pm
seeking solutions
dave-
dave-
8 September 2009

DIY Wall & Ceiling 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…

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dave-
Sep 08, 2009 8:12 pm
bellr
bellr
9 September 2009

Evaporative Cooling cost with 7 vents

Evaporative Cooling cost with 7 vents

hi , 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…

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bellr
Sep 09, 2009 5:03 pm
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reaver
Sep 09, 2009 6:16 pm
reaver
deltoid
deltoid
10 September 2009

DIY - Insulation (70mm studs)

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…

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deltoid
Sep 10, 2009 12:50 pm
brendondanielle
brendondanielle
10 September 2009

Issues to consider when adding Heating/Cooling after Build

Issues to consider when adding Heating/Cooling after Build

See if the builder will let you at least run the duct work during the build. This is how we did it and then they fit off (install vents and thermostat) after handover. We…

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brendondanielle
Sep 10, 2009 5:54 pm
piscean
piscean
12 September 2009

A/C suggestion

A/C suggestion

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.…

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piscean
Sep 12, 2009 5:23 am
kristofw
kristofw
12 September 2009

Fireplace in timber frame home

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…

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kristofw
Sep 12, 2009 11:49 am
kristofw
aya99
aya99
13 September 2009

Should the house built value higher than the land price ?

Should the house built value higher than the land price ?

Thanks, Helyn, I'll check the thread you mentioned here. I think I better go with my instinct since I don't know how long I will live there, better make it nice home for…

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aya99
Sep 13, 2009 1:59 am
aya99
aya99
aya99
13 September 2009

Sarking on a tiled roof?

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…

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aya99
Sep 13, 2009 11:15 pm
aya99
aLLaNNa1
aLLaNNa1
15 September 2009

aircond cost with home loan

aircond cost with home loan

Ok thats good then...thanks. :)

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aLLaNNa1
Sep 15, 2009 12:51 pm
Zerosignal
Zerosignal
15 September 2009

colour diff between soundscreen and r2.5 insulation batts

colour diff between soundscreen and r2.5 insulation batts

I thought the glass batts are yellow and the sound insulation ones are rockwool and are a creamy colour. See this link for a picture of them.

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Zerosignal
Sep 15, 2009 1:59 pm
rubber_noggin
rubber_noggin
19 September 2009

Ceiling insulation

Ceiling insulation

A counter correction...... Glass wool batts do not compress. That is a misconception often peddled by the blow in brigade.

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rubber_noggin
Sep 19, 2009 10:59 am
rubber_noggin
dymonite69
dymonite69
19 September 2009

I forgot the sarking! :( options??

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.

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dymonite69
Sep 19, 2009 11:42 am
dymonite69
jcjuice
jcjuice
19 September 2009

Refrigerated Air Con

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…

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jcjuice
Sep 19, 2009 4:49 pm
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
22 September 2009

Amount of ceiling insulation required

Amount of ceiling insulation required

Are they about to install it as well. There would be some less area due to joists etc, actual calcs needs more info re number of joists area etc.

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Yak_Chat
Sep 22, 2009 11:23 pm
Yak_Chat
Macy
Macy
23 September 2009

electric ducted air conditioning systems...anyone??

electric ducted air conditioning systems...anyone??

:) We have a block on hold at the moment which has a covenant on it that doesnt allow airconditioners/evaporative coolers above the eaves... :roll:

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Macy
Sep 23, 2009 1:06 am
KPMBuilding
KPMBuilding
25 September 2009

have you heard of this?

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…

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KPMBuilding
Sep 25, 2009 3:03 am
jackson017
jackson017
29 September 2009

Brivis Networker

Brivis Networker

Hi All, Just wondering if anyone knows if a Brivis Networker can be used with a Braemar heating unit or any other brand? Thanks

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jackson017
Sep 29, 2009 8:38 am
lisanne
lisanne
4 October 2009

Solar Hot Water System

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,…

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lisanne
Oct 04, 2009 11:46 am
themax
themax
4 October 2009

Under Floor Insulation

Under Floor Insulation

morgan, that was helpful info for me as well. Thanks.

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themax
Oct 04, 2009 8:11 pm
themax
barbie
barbie
5 October 2009

Evap or reverse cycle air con for small home??

Evap or reverse cycle air con for small home??

Great, thanks. Mum and dad have evaporative and we love it. so cheap to run and mum reuses water on garden in summer which is another advantage. Just wasnt sure of cost of…

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barbie
Oct 05, 2009 4:23 pm
EKT
EKT
5 October 2009

Choice of insulation product

Choice of insulation product

So thats good right? Sorry I have no idea! :lol:

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EKT
Oct 05, 2009 9:12 pm
webbiegareth
webbiegareth
7 October 2009

Evap cooling - ease of installation?

Evap cooling - ease of installation?

Hi all, 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…

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webbiegareth
Oct 07, 2009 3:31 pm
Thudd
Thudd
7 October 2009

Pellet boilers - who supplies them?

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!

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Thudd
Oct 07, 2009 4:28 pm
lisanne
lisanne
7 October 2009

Lennox Ducted Heating & Cooling Unit - thoughts?

Lennox Ducted Heating & Cooling Unit - thoughts?

I also did ask my builder maybe a third party could come in but they refused.:( What i'm scared of is that i hope they would easily have access…

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lisanne
Oct 07, 2009 8:35 pm
dragon
dragon
12 October 2009

Ducted A/C outlet

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.

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dragon
Oct 12, 2009 11:11 am
dragon
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Hels
Oct 14, 2009 9:09 am
Hels
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
17 October 2009

Installation of Anticon

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

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Dukekamaya
Oct 17, 2009 4:06 pm
Dukekamaya
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 3:19 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 8:10 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 8:13 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 2:17 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 10:49 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 3:21 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 11:41 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 7:59 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 7:03 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 9:50 pm
albi
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dadandsue
Oct 30, 2009 8:21 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 7:24 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 11:43 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 11:49 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 7:26 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 11:22 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 3:52 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 9:47 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 9:27 am


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