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kid81
kid81
1 July 2009

Is This Central Heater Size Enough?

Is This Central Heater Size Enough?

Correct as you do not heat your Garage, porch or Alfresco areas.

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kid81
Jul 01, 2009 12:55 pm
Macy
Macy
3 July 2009

Slow Combustion Fire Place

Slow Combustion Fire Place

Especially in places that are prone to cold…

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Macy
Jul 03, 2009 3:49 pm
zeeeb
zeeeb
3 July 2009

How Much to AirCondition 4Br House

How Much to AirCondition 4Br House

about $6K for evaporative cooling only about $10 for reverce cycle refrigerated

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zeeeb
Jul 03, 2009 8:26 pm
zeeeb
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
4 July 2009

Insulation, Sarking, Double Glazing etc...

Insulation, Sarking, Double Glazing etc...
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Johnnojack Said 3. Thermal insulation very poor. What happens is in summer they heat up from direct sun and conduct the heat to the inside space even after…

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Yak_Chat
Jul 04, 2009 8:32 pm
Yak_Chat
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
5 July 2009

Wire mesh under the roof blanket ??

Wire mesh under the roof blanket ??

It is required on older roofs with hardwood framing which have much greater distances between rafters/ battens etc. We had one of the old buildings at work re-roofed and…

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Dukekamaya
Jul 05, 2009 1:04 pm
Dukekamaya
TheBoatMan
TheBoatMan
6 July 2009

Central Inverter Systems.

Central Inverter Systems.

With most ducted reverse cycle systems, even with a large unit you will probably only be able to run about half your house at once. I have heard that reverse cycle…

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TheBoatMan
Jul 06, 2009 7:45 pm
Briz Ms
Briz Ms
7 July 2009

EarthWool Ceiling Insulation

EarthWool Ceiling Insulation

Thanks Yak - I think Cellulose might be the way to go....

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Briz Ms
Jul 07, 2009 8:06 am
Briz Ms
TheBoatMan
TheBoatMan
8 July 2009

Best cooling for this house ??

Best cooling for this house ??

The only place you could really fit a wall split in the living is between the kitchen and meals, on the kitchen wall. This may look a little out of place though. Rather…

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TheBoatMan
Jul 08, 2009 3:27 pm
dr3tz
dr3tz
9 July 2009

Air conditioning companies in Perth?

Air conditioning companies in Perth?

Hello Can anyone give me an indication on how much a Daikin, Fujitsu or Actron Air 12kw ducted system would cost installed? The system I have in mind would have 8 outlets…

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dr3tz
Jul 09, 2009 2:17 am
dymonite69
dymonite69
9 July 2009

Ceiling Fans

Ceiling Fans

We ended up choosing Hunter Pacific Typhoon which are mid-range in price with the Verona Light accessory. It is also possible to spend several hundred dollars on just one…

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dymonite69
Jul 09, 2009 1:08 pm
dymonite69
bev maunsell
bev maunsell
9 July 2009

Silver Ceiling Insulation

Silver Ceiling Insulation

Last summer I had the tiles removed and Aircell sarking installed, the temperature in the top floor or my house dropped 10 degrees, very impressed, it is far superior to…

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bev maunsell
Jul 09, 2009 6:23 pm
brittany
brittany
11 July 2009

Zone Heating Should I upgrade?

Zone Heating Should I upgrade?
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Our unit says strictly not to close off vents or the motor could possibly burn out.

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brittany
Jul 11, 2009 4:50 pm
brittany
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
11 July 2009

Ventilation panels in internal brick walls

Ventilation panels in internal brick walls

Typically these vented bricks are from the days of gas lighting and NEEDING to vent the toxic fumes out. Fine to cover them up - just leave the outside vents open and as…

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Yak_Chat
Jul 11, 2009 6:29 pm
Yak_Chat
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dymonite69
Jul 11, 2009 8:58 pm
dymonite69
Macy
Macy
11 July 2009

Bathroom Window Vents a Problem

Bathroom Window Vents a Problem

If it was just a gap in the sliding section I would have suggested lifting it out and taking it to a glazier but the steel grill you mention sounds like it could be a…

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Macy
Jul 11, 2009 11:19 pm
Ted White
Ted White
13 July 2009

Green glue

Green glue

Green Glue damps vibration. That is, it converts vibration to heat. Damping is one of 4 different elements of sound isolation: Decoupling (like the resilient channel…

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Ted White
Jul 13, 2009 12:41 am

Race Ya ::wink:: I've got the beers and the…

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Yak_Chat
Jul 13, 2009 10:01 pm
Yak_Chat
TheBoatMan
TheBoatMan
13 July 2009

Evap cooling on really hot days?

Evap cooling on really hot days?

Evaporative systems try to blow out 40 times the volume of the house, so you can imagine that is a lot of air. The air will gush out of the window rather than letting heat…

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TheBoatMan
Jul 13, 2009 10:46 pm
lambchoppa
lambchoppa
14 July 2009

Insulation between the ground and the 1st floor

Insulation between the ground and the 1st floor

I agree with rubber noggin - mostly for sound. If you are having carpet upstairs you could specify hebel floor panel instead and this will acoustic insulation and some…

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lambchoppa
Jul 14, 2009 1:48 pm
dymonite69
dymonite69
15 July 2009

solar hydronic heating? What else?

solar hydronic heating? What else?

So am I right in assuming that a "heat pump" is an electric backup for the solar hot water? I don't think we'll have floor boards - wouldn't…

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dymonite69
Jul 15, 2009 1:16 pm
dymonite69
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Brad75
Jul 17, 2009 8:13 pm
T-F-build
T-F-build
20 July 2009

Programmable Thermostat for heater

Programmable Thermostat for heater

Hi guys We're considering upgrading our standard thermostat to a timer programmable one before the contractors put the heating unit in to our DFH home. After chatting…

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T-F-build
Jul 20, 2009 6:46 am
TheBoatMan
TheBoatMan
20 July 2009

upgrading old ducted aircon system

upgrading old ducted aircon system

We always quote everything new. Pipes are usually (always) different sizes. The ducts are either the incorrect size or are filthy through many years of use. The outlets…

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TheBoatMan
Jul 20, 2009 2:19 pm
huangzl
huangzl
20 July 2009

Brivis MPS + addon cooling problems

Brivis MPS + addon cooling problems

Yeh. I'm on the care program. They sent me the discounts just after my heater's warranty expired. Lucky nothing needed the warranty, except that the networker maybe faulty…

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huangzl
Jul 20, 2009 11:54 pm
lambchoppa
lambchoppa
22 July 2009

Going green - greywater systems

Going green - greywater systems

Jay can you get to the water ... ie is there a timber sub floor with sufficient clearance underneath .... this is your first question. If someone has renovated the…

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lambchoppa
Jul 22, 2009 9:19 pm
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jackhammerjed
Jul 24, 2009 11:23 am
stu
stu
25 July 2009

Aircon/Heating Advice needed for my new home :)

Aircon/Heating Advice needed for my new home :)

The problem is that you probably dont know if you will be increasing the size of your house in the near future. a ducted system is sized according to your square meterage,…

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stu
Jul 25, 2009 10:25 am
stu
huangzl
huangzl
26 July 2009

Applying insulation batts in the ceiling

Applying insulation batts in the ceiling

Hey. When doing this yourself, it's pretty basic with a few things to keep in mind. Leaving a minimum 2.5cm gap for things such as not covering little white boxes with…

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huangzl
Jul 26, 2009 11:32 am
wake_me
wake_me
26 July 2009

Aircon outside cables/covering question

Aircon outside cables/covering question

Couldn't open the pic. but usually the external piping / cabling is covered by colourbond hat section.

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wake_me
Jul 26, 2009 6:33 pm
wake_me
aaarrrnnn
aaarrrnnn
27 July 2009

Burning plastic smell from Lennox gas central heating

Burning plastic smell from Lennox gas central heating

Hi all, Our Lennox gas central heating (model G24M, built 1994) has been working well for the 6 years we've been in our house. We've had it serviced once a couple of…

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aaarrrnnn
Jul 27, 2009 11:44 pm
Annelies
Annelies
28 July 2009

Has anybody experience with Speedheat?

Has anybody experience with Speedheat?

Thanks for your reply John, big help that website, price seems not too bad either. I just hope the tiler is willing to do the job.

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Annelies
Jul 28, 2009 8:39 pm
Annelies
lambchoppa
lambchoppa
29 July 2009

Insulation on top of slab

Insulation on top of slab

Stephen Put the wooden floor where there is no sun and insulate really well under it. Where the sun hits, put the slab or (better in my opinion) a hebel floor with dark…

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lambchoppa
Jul 29, 2009 11:58 am
devank
devank
29 July 2009

Installing 2 heat&light combo after handover

Installing 2 heat&light combo after handover

Finally paying the same electrician (who did the wiring for the builder) to do the job. Costing about $1400.00! He is going to do wiring & ducting for 4 heat/fan/light…

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devank
Jul 29, 2009 3:38 pm
devank
jspitz
jspitz
29 July 2009

Does anyone have an LG split system that they can comment on

Does anyone have an LG split system that they can comment on

Thanks idealist and boatman-your reassurance has put my mind at ease with choosing LG.

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jspitz
Jul 29, 2009 8:26 pm
TheBoatMan
TheBoatMan
31 July 2009

New insulation, Old dust

New insulation, Old dust

I have installed air conditioners in roof spaces with dust, rats, dead rats, spiders, rodents, exposed electrical cables and asbestos. I have never been in a roof space…

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TheBoatMan
Jul 31, 2009 10:22 pm
Aussie Water Saver
Aussie Water Saver
5 August 2009

Electrician L-2 - NorthWest Sydney

Electrician L-2 - NorthWest Sydney

Hi - My electrician that i use is a private guy - his name is paul give him a call on 0433 110 741 - he really gives exceptional service and reasonable prices.. He wired…

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Aussie Water Saver
Aug 05, 2009 1:35 pm
freddo
freddo
6 August 2009

Cost of gas patio heaters?

Cost of gas patio heaters?

I've had some pretty good experience with these kinds of heaters in the US. I "closed in" my patio and had a hot tub out there. Total area was about 50m2. This was by no…

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freddo
Aug 06, 2009 12:01 am
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


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