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thorney
thorney
6 August 2009

What is Insulation: R2.0 External Walls & R4.0 Ceiling ?

What is Insulation: R2.0 External Walls & R4.0 Ceiling ?

Hi Thorney, I spoke to DH and we will not be doing it this time around :cry: we went to Bunnings ( 2 of them) and they were sold out and we…

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thorney
Aug 06, 2009 12:18 am
thorney
TheBoatMan
TheBoatMan
10 August 2009

Converting Evaporative to Refridgerated

Converting Evaporative to Refridgerated

1) You would need all new ducts due to size differences. 2) The vent locations for reverse cycle compared to evaporative are different. You can get away with using…

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TheBoatMan
Aug 10, 2009 2:37 pm
rosewood
rosewood
10 August 2009

Fujitsu 6HP Inverter Unit ??

Fujitsu 6HP Inverter Unit ??

YEP, just use the timers, I though it may be handy for it you went out & forgot to turn it off. but not at that price.

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rosewood
Aug 10, 2009 4:02 pm
rosewood

I've now heard from the fireplace manufacturers and they've informed me that the maximum recorded temperature at the top of the Firebox is 44-50 deg C. So I've revised…

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Pewit
Aug 10, 2009 7:55 pm
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
10 August 2009

Coverage on Ceiling Fans

Coverage on Ceiling Fans

I've never found metal blades noisy except on flat out, and they never used to get turned off for almost all the year. They helped stop the mould gorwingin the ceilings. …

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Yak_Chat
Aug 10, 2009 8:11 pm
Yak_Chat
Hyper
Hyper
11 August 2009

Estimating A/C size

Estimating A/C size

If someone tells you that you can't get something, then I would definitely look at getting a second opinion from a suitably qualified…

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Hyper
Aug 11, 2009 8:33 am
dymonite69
dymonite69
11 August 2009

Managing your RCAC efficiently

Managing your RCAC efficiently

With zoned systems the idea is that you only warm the area which are being occupied. This saves on the energy required to heat the entire house. However, I have…

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dymonite69
Aug 11, 2009 7:21 pm
dymonite69
FireFox
FireFox
13 August 2009

Building an esky house

Building an esky house

we are going for a dark roof, so you can blame me for contributing to global warming if you think it adds to it, however as d69 mentioned the foil does quite alot, and ill…

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FireFox
Aug 13, 2009 10:21 pm
FireFox
dymonite69
dymonite69
13 August 2009

under wooden floor insulation suggestions - dual story house

under wooden floor insulation suggestions - dual story house

We are building a split level house. One level is on a concrete slab, and the dual storey has a wooden floor between the 2 levels. I want to…

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dymonite69
Aug 13, 2009 11:09 pm
dymonite69
D200 Doug
D200 Doug
14 August 2009

Heat exchange ?

Heat exchange ?

Cool that is them thanks !

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D200 Doug
Aug 14, 2009 8:53 am
dymonite69
dymonite69
14 August 2009

How hot should ducted heating be?

How hot should ducted heating be?

This does sound very weird. For the moment I will take the path that the unit is working properly but the installation is faulty. There are two reasons for this. a)…

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dymonite69
Aug 14, 2009 11:18 am
dymonite69
FireFox
FireFox
17 August 2009

Has anyone heard of/using Greenheat hydronic system?

Has anyone heard of/using Greenheat hydronic system?

It would be far more efficient just to put a window in a wall to let the sun fall directly onto the floor and heat that 3m2…

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FireFox
Aug 17, 2009 3:25 pm
FireFox
dymonite69
dymonite69
17 August 2009

Insulation

Insulation

It has been shown that if your roof space is separate from your living…

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dymonite69
Aug 17, 2009 4:47 pm
dymonite69
rosewood
rosewood
17 August 2009

Braemar unit TH330 installed but too hot and strong

Braemar unit TH330 installed but too hot and strong

sounds like they are sending the plumber as he is probably the gas fitter that installed it.

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rosewood
Aug 17, 2009 8:44 pm
rosewood
gorbachovsbirthmark
gorbachovsbirthmark
18 August 2009

Installers

Installers

There are many companies suddenly installing insulation at the moment. The best advice is to seek one that is in the yellow pages; that is - a contractor that was around…

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gorbachovsbirthmark
Aug 18, 2009 12:11 am
tingoo
tingoo
19 August 2009

Actron SRA140E Ducted Aircon

Actron SRA140E Ducted Aircon

Hi Folks, I am new to this forum and found great. I am building new home of 28SQ (Single Story) and thinking of Actron SRA140E (Three Phase) reverse cycle ducted unit…

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tingoo
Aug 19, 2009 12:16 am
albi
albi
19 August 2009

Archer Fireplaces

Archer Fireplaces

Hi, I am just wondering if anyone has an Archer Fireplace. We are looking at the Flat Front model which has a 5.7 star energy rating and I was wondering if anyone has any…

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albi
Aug 19, 2009 11:31 am
albi
Pewit
Pewit
19 August 2009

Radiant Ceiling Heating Panels for Balcony

Radiant Ceiling Heating Panels for Balcony

We have a covered balcony approx W 3500mm x D 1600 with a 2700mm high white-painted fibrous plaster ceiling attached to joists. The balcony is open on one side W 3500 x H…

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Pewit
Aug 19, 2009 6:35 pm
short_stuff
short_stuff
19 August 2009

Daikin VRV

Daikin VRV

Thanks Ice Man, Your website was great! You have provided me with all the information I need ... and I actually understand it all!!! Found it hard to grasp what it was…

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short_stuff
Aug 19, 2009 7:16 pm
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 10:03 am
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camelia
Aug 23, 2009 11:04 pm
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 12:14 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 8:18 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 10:13 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 8:31 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 9:13 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 9:20 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 9:32 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 10:26 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 5:48 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 6:17 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 27, 2009 11:42 pm
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 2:41 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 10:50 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 4:46 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 10:29 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
Aug 31, 2009 11:19 pm
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 10:55 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 01, 2009 11:06 pm
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 4:27 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 6:55 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 4:33 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 8:21 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 12:07 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 7:38 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 3:12 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 10:39 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 7:03 pm
seeking solutions


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