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Trinity
Trinity
21 August 2009

why can't I have the heating & cooling zones I want?

why can't I have the heating & cooling zones I want?

Thanks for the further replies. You've given me the confidence to push for this further. Brivis did not give me any joy - they just said to speak to the Brivis dealer (?)…

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Trinity
Aug 21, 2009 11:03 am
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camelia
Aug 24, 2009 12:04 am
dymonite69
dymonite69
24 August 2009

I want to increase my Wall R rating without blowing $$$

I want to increase my Wall R rating without blowing $$$
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yak chat, sorry to ask again, about ceiling, is it worth to upgrade the ceiling insulation from 3.5 therma blow wool to 4.0 ? does it make huge…

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dymonite69
Aug 24, 2009 1:14 am
dymonite69
Bam
Bam
24 August 2009

Question about insulation etc

Question about insulation etc

If anyone is playing along at home or does a search in the future, this is the feedback I received from an insulation place Your choice of R2.5…

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Bam
Aug 24, 2009 9:18 pm
Bam
maxyb
maxyb
24 August 2009

Brivis Quote And Good install Companies

Brivis Quote And Good install Companies

upgrading your supply to 3 phase will cost about $2K, well thats what I have been told

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maxyb
Aug 24, 2009 11:13 pm
maxyb
kexkez
kexkez
25 August 2009

Seeking info on heating & cooling options for new hse Perth

Seeking info on heating & cooling options for new hse Perth

depending on where in perth you are building evap might not be the best solution for cooling. We had evap when we lived in Perth and we were happy with it but we lived…

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kexkez
Aug 25, 2009 9:31 am
kexkez
IceMan
IceMan
25 August 2009

Duct-Connected Aircon Units above wardrobe

Duct-Connected Aircon Units above wardrobe

I think you've supplied almost all the info I need although I'm a bit confused about Daikin's model numbers. Am I right in thinking that the only…

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IceMan
Aug 25, 2009 10:13 am
IceMan
jcjuice
jcjuice
26 August 2009

Cooling

Cooling
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Significantly cheaper and significantly crapper (is that even a word? lol) The builders heater is a 3 energy star rated one that has a…

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jcjuice
Aug 26, 2009 10:20 pm
themax
themax
26 August 2009

Has anyone installed Insulation between floors?

Has anyone installed Insulation between floors?
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Thanks Johnnojack, appreciate your input very much.

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themax
Aug 26, 2009 10:32 pm
themax
Marclau
Marclau
26 August 2009

Builder and Evap Cooling they include

Builder and Evap Cooling they include

I just went through the same thing with my parents in law and we waited till the winter special to install ducted evaperative and saved around $1600......might be another…

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Marclau
Aug 26, 2009 11:26 pm
Marclau
serialstyler
serialstyler
27 August 2009

Best Insulation For Steel Kit Home?

Best Insulation For Steel Kit Home?

Which is the best insulation for a steel kit home with steel external walls?

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serialstyler
Aug 27, 2009 6:48 pm
serialstyler
cazoraz
cazoraz
27 August 2009

Bonair reverse cycle ducted air conditioning

Bonair reverse cycle ducted air conditioning

not sure how big an a/c you need, but if its any indication, Simonds offer Bonair evap cooling for a house up to 25sq for $5300.

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cazoraz
Aug 27, 2009 7:17 pm
cazoraz
fully
fully
27 August 2009

extra zoning costs???

extra zoning costs???

Try superior heating and cooling in werribee, though its really hoppers if you ask me.lol Im getting my cooling thru them, they have been very helpful.

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fully
Aug 28, 2009 12:42 am
deltoid
deltoid
28 August 2009

DIY - Wall Insulation - Questions

DIY - Wall Insulation - Questions

Thanks for the suggestion. They are about an hour from my house though unfortunately (so 2hr round trip). I found Higgins Insulation which are closer to me but only have…

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deltoid
Aug 28, 2009 3:41 pm
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
29 August 2009

FREE Wood burning material

FREE Wood burning material

It's not ideal but at that price it will give you low cost heat - Go for…

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Yak_Chat
Aug 29, 2009 11:50 am
Yak_Chat
Medsy
Medsy
29 August 2009

Running Evap overflow/dump water into rainwater tank...?

Running Evap overflow/dump water into rainwater tank...?

Yeah that makes sense...if u have gardens lol.... Its a new build, and yards will be last to do...or save up for.... Thats why i wanna run the outlet house into the…

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Medsy
Aug 29, 2009 5:46 pm
Daryl
Daryl
30 August 2009

Central heating maintenance

Central heating maintenance

Just an easy question. What maintenance is required to be done on central heating units. Have a friend who asked so i thought i would pass it along. His is in roof and has…

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Daryl
Aug 30, 2009 11:29 am
rosewood
rosewood
31 August 2009

gas line to roof for ducted heating question

gas line to roof for ducted heating question

the gas pipe work gets sized accordingly to the mj rating of the unit. In fact all the gas appliances in the house including hot water heater need to taken in…

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rosewood
Sep 01, 2009 12:19 am
rosewood
skoot
skoot
1 September 2009

Roof Insulation

Roof Insulation

We bought an existing 'built to lockup' building, really just a superior shed at that stage with just internal stud walls and re-designed it on our block of 2.5 acres and…

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skoot
Sep 01, 2009 11:55 pm
skoot
skoot
1 September 2009

insulation in raked ceiling

insulation in raked ceiling

G'day chatterbox, we are on the sth coast of Victoria. We have the same construction with exposed beams and I used some of the depth to fit a foil/foam/foil sandwich board…

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skoot
Sep 02, 2009 12:06 am
bluemetal77
bluemetal77
2 September 2009

Basix NSW Heating/Cooling system - What does this mean?

Basix NSW Heating/Cooling system - What does this mean?

Hi ! We received our DA approved plans and Basix report today from our builder. In it, theres a section "Heating / Cooling" and it says, "The applicant must not install a…

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bluemetal77
Sep 02, 2009 5:27 pm
bluemetal77
ECOECO
ECOECO
3 September 2009

Cost of Insulation

Cost of Insulation

Gold & Pink batts are just different proprietary names for the same…

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ECOECO
Sep 03, 2009 7:55 am
ECOECO
kassan1973
kassan1973
5 September 2009

First gas bill $450!!!! me think heater faulty...

First gas bill $450!!!! me think heater faulty...

Hi our first bill in new house was $360 as we had temp on 24 in arvo's and nite at 18 since then have dropped temps to 20-22 and off at nite winter bill now around $280…

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kassan1973
Sep 05, 2009 5:33 pm
Annelies
Annelies
5 September 2009

Under-tile heating for bathroom & WC

Under-tile heating for bathroom & WC

Sorry Cyclone, had some problems with Internet, did not check this topic for a while. The thermostats are automatic, solid state and programmable with LCD.

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Annelies
Sep 05, 2009 9:21 pm
Annelies
slknv
slknv
6 September 2009

41sq 2 story: Use 2 evap coolers, or ducted ac?

41sq 2 story: Use 2 evap coolers, or ducted ac?

Bit more of a development on our cooling question - we've got an old house to demolish to build the new house on the site - it has an almost-new evaporative cooling unit,…

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slknv
Sep 06, 2009 1:07 pm

We've been obtaining quotes for split systems for our soon to be renovated unit in Sydney and I have the distinct feeling that the solution is being over specified. The…

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Pewit
Sep 06, 2009 8:38 pm
seeking solutions
seeking solutions
7 September 2009

DUCTED A/C.....ACTON or DAIKIN or.....

DUCTED A/C.....ACTON or DAIKIN or.....
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I think the person was talking about daiken for cooling and gas for…

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seeking solutions
Sep 07, 2009 4:12 pm
seeking solutions
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


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