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kassan1973
kassan1973
11 May 2016

Air Conditioning - Noise Reduction ?

Air Conditioning - Noise Reduction ?
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My own cinema room in home audio section 3 photos are very small compared to others i have seen.

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kassan1973
May 11, 2016 11:12 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
6 May 2016

Gas fireplaces

Gas fireplaces

Either/or. Just have insulation between the wall and the flue. Stewie

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Stewie D
May 06, 2016 11:40 am
Dani_84
Dani_84
3 May 2016

Circulating heat from combustion fireplace

Circulating heat from combustion fireplace
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Thanks alot for your reply, you are absolutely right about the cost over a 20 year mortgage, I doubt the cost would add much more to our repayments and never really…

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Dani_84
May 03, 2016 9:41 pm
bpratt
bpratt
23 April 2016

Roof vent thread

Roof vent thread

I can't honestly tell you because this was a new build, so no previous experience here with it. If you do get two, ensure that you have plenty of spots under the eaves so…

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bpratt
Apr 23, 2016 10:43 pm
MnT
MnT
21 April 2016

Double glaze windows and a warmer winter?

Double glaze windows and a warmer winter?

We built in a cool climate and used a polystyrene external walling system, double glazed Windows and PVC frames. Although all these products work quite well we found we…

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MnT
Apr 21, 2016 9:34 pm
MnT
enviroflexinsulate
enviroflexinsulate
21 April 2016

Insulation questions

Insulation questions

+1. Jarek is also a spammer lol.

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enviroflexinsulate
Apr 21, 2016 12:03 pm
enviroflexinsulate
enviroflexinsulate
enviroflexinsulate
21 April 2016

Insulation(yeah plain topic, i know)

Insulation(yeah plain topic, i know)

Not a plain topic ;-) There is a big range of insulation to suit your needs, whether you are looking at thermal or acoustic properties. The number one thing to make sure…

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enviroflexinsulate
Apr 21, 2016 12:00 pm
enviroflexinsulate
greengumby
greengumby
21 April 2016

Wood heater insert recommendation

Wood heater insert recommendation

Hi, Thinking of replacing an old open fire (brick surround) and putting in a wood heater. Didn't want it to be freestanding and was hoping with a surround it would look…

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greengumby
Apr 21, 2016 1:46 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
12 April 2016

Light vs Dark roof temperatures

Light vs Dark roof temperatures

I'd be interested to see the difference between three light coloured roofs of the same type eg Colorbond surfmist - one without sarking, one with and the third with a…

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Stewie D
Apr 12, 2016 5:04 pm
ckir
ckir
4 April 2016

Polyester insulation in Europe, USA and Canada

Polyester insulation in Europe, USA and Canada

Fibreglass batts are cheaper with a higher r-value per unit thickness. Or one goes with blown-in to deal with irregular shapes. If your insulation goal is to maximize…

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ckir
Apr 04, 2016 2:27 pm
deejay08
deejay08
31 March 2016

Comparing house energy star ratings and heating cost savings

Comparing house energy star ratings and heating cost savings

I did see it..I'm not an expert...obviously. Just trying to help with what I had.

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deejay08
Mar 31, 2016 9:02 pm
barnes
barnes
30 March 2016

PPR (polypropylene pipes)

PPR (polypropylene pipes)

Thanks for your help guys. I have decided to order everything including piping and heating panels from overseas. It'll save me the hassle of finding it here and paying…

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barnes
Mar 30, 2016 5:46 pm
Bels
Bels
28 March 2016

Removal and reinstall of split systems

Removal and reinstall of split systems

Decommissioning requires someone with a refrigerant handling licence to carry out the work. It doesn't have to be a full refrigeration mechanic/air con technician, a…

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Bels
Mar 28, 2016 7:10 pm
Havocthemighty
Havocthemighty
27 March 2016

Solar systems and Ducted air/heating systems

Solar systems and Ducted air/heating systems

http://www.suntraksolar.com.au/ these guys have an extremely good reputation in the solar industry there abit more pricey but if you buy a cheap crappy solar system you…

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Havocthemighty
Mar 27, 2016 7:53 pm
quickieau
quickieau
23 March 2016

Insulation in old miner's cottage

Insulation in old miner's cottage

Hi Stewie D, you could well be right about it possibly being the original ceiling. The current plasterboard ceiling is a smidge over 9 feet high, and the hessian is…

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quickieau
Mar 23, 2016 11:57 am
1960sModernistHome
1960sModernistHome
17 March 2016

Heating & Cooling Dilemma - BONAIRE or Daikin

Heating & Cooling Dilemma - BONAIRE or Daikin

Yeah a Daikin/Mitsu inverter will be pretty quiet. Especially at night when people are sensitive to boise, because the heat load on the system will be quite low and it…

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1960sModernistHome
Mar 17, 2016 6:58 am
1960sModernistHome
Aussie141414
Aussie141414
15 March 2016

Evap after handover (double storey)

Evap after handover (double storey)

Get away from the Evap systems as they are useless once the temperatire gets real hot when you actually need it to perform.

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Aussie141414
Mar 15, 2016 10:48 am
Joker
Joker
2 March 2016

Wanting opinions on Ducted AC for new home build.

Wanting opinions on Ducted AC for new home build.

i went with actron add on in victoria,and a independent small business operator whom is used around geelong by others for hard jobs recommended Actron and also brivis add…

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Joker
Mar 02, 2016 4:59 pm
starrynightz
starrynightz
1 March 2016

Insulation - 2 layers better than 1?

Insulation - 2 layers better than 1?

Thanks, we're in Adelaide, it's a new house. All sorted now, my husband is halfway through installing the batts.

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starrynightz
Mar 01, 2016 3:40 pm
enviroflexinsulate
enviroflexinsulate
1 March 2016

Replacing blow in insulation

Replacing blow in insulation

Hello How are you going with your insulation? There are a couple of options. removal and reinstall or we can install over the old insulation. We manufacturer, supply…

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enviroflexinsulate
Mar 01, 2016 2:59 pm
enviroflexinsulate
1960sModernistHome
1960sModernistHome
1 March 2016

Winter sun directly entering hallway or adjoining bedrooms?

Winter sun directly entering hallway or adjoining bedrooms?

A good way to block out summer morning and afternoon sun is to strategically plant deciduous trees and shrubs to screen the sun. That way they lose their foliage in autumn…

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1960sModernistHome
Mar 01, 2016 6:46 am
1960sModernistHome
oneJohn
oneJohn
29 February 2016

is insulation on a new build mandatory?

is insulation on a new build mandatory?

This depends on the product. Some have low emittance on both sides, and some only on one side. If it has a low emittance surface on the outside, it is usually dulled to…

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oneJohn
Feb 29, 2016 1:24 pm
oneJohn
renoidea
renoidea
29 February 2016

Insulating old pre fab building?

Insulating old pre fab building?

Hi, I'm looking at buying an old prefabricated building/ home which consists of two 12x3 m steel buildings (similar to a site office etc) joined together for about a third…

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renoidea
Feb 29, 2016 11:13 am
traveln
traveln
25 February 2016

Positioning of aircon vents

Positioning of aircon vents

So what are you asking Heating and reverse cycle air cons have vent outside the room near windows as the air is drawn across the room back to the return air making room…

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traveln
Feb 25, 2016 9:36 pm
traveln
traveln
traveln
25 February 2016

Solar Hot Water location on roof

Solar Hot Water location on roof

Is there anywhere else the solar system can go that faces either north west or north east on the roof area?

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traveln
Feb 25, 2016 4:00 am
traveln
ddarroch
ddarroch
20 February 2016

South facing block

South facing block

That's an interesting question pawelpabich, unfortunately I don't know the answer :? The go-to website for Aussie efficient sustainable design (the government's YourHome…

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ddarroch
Feb 20, 2016 8:27 am
iamjase
iamjase
14 February 2016

Fighting for ceiling space

Fighting for ceiling space

I think it can look so as it is done well. Unfortunately I don't have any photos that you would want to see of such a set up as the ceiling in our 20 year old house we…

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iamjase
Feb 14, 2016 6:32 pm
Drew01
Drew01
13 February 2016

refridgerated cooling in porter davis waldorf 48 mixed info

refridgerated cooling in porter davis waldorf 48 mixed info

If you want a sensible answer, ring Executive Heat and Cooling in Hallam, and speak to Shane - he's the guy who does the heating/cooling design and quoting for Porter…

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Drew01
Feb 13, 2016 12:11 am
Drew01
GrumpyOldSod
GrumpyOldSod
10 February 2016

Intelligent Life Gen III ac system

Intelligent Life Gen III ac system

Apologies all, havent been on here for ages. Intelligent life now advise that they only manufacture. all repairs and servicing is done by third party businesses, they gave…

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GrumpyOldSod
Feb 10, 2016 7:03 pm
Crazyk
Crazyk
27 January 2016

Ceiling fans

Ceiling fans

It's on it's own switch so looks like I'm in luck. Thanks @Bels

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Crazyk
Jan 27, 2016 7:16 am
Crazyk
Johnnojack1
Johnnojack1
24 January 2016

Sound proofing the bedroom

Sound proofing the bedroom

To cut the noise of a toilet filling in the next room you could build a second brick wall. Only joking, but what will work is to simply turn down the toilet cistern tap so…

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Johnnojack1
Jan 24, 2016 11:04 pm
Bels
Bels
21 January 2016

Opinions?

Opinions?

Do a search on wifi enabled controllers, there's a member who's brought in a few for testing, he'd be best to ask about that. It does look interesting though for those…

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Bels
Jan 21, 2016 12:49 am
Joynz
Joynz
16 January 2016

Roof temps and sarking

Roof temps and sarking

Actually, solar powered vents leave the whirly birds in the dust for efficiency. Whirly birds just can't shift enough hot air. But to really make a difference you need…

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Joynz
Jan 16, 2016 10:30 am
John Taake
John Taake
15 January 2016

Samsung reverse cycle ducted AC

Samsung reverse cycle ducted AC

Lozza99 Thanks for the input, looks like the unit works well, hopeful our installer will be half as good. Thinking of getting the WiFi option now! Do you know if this…

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John Taake
Jan 15, 2016 7:08 pm
kranski
kranski
13 January 2016

Evaporative Cooler

Evaporative Cooler

Thanks for reply Bels... I have it running today.. 42 today needed it... anyway took a few attempts to get it going but once the pump pushes water to the pads it…

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kranski
Jan 13, 2016 10:52 pm
EM1
EM1
11 January 2016

Picture of an outdoor gas point/connection

Picture of an outdoor gas point/connection

Okay great thats all i wanted to know. Thank you! :)

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EM1
Jan 11, 2016 9:40 am
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
9 January 2016

West Wall Issues ?

West Wall Issues ?
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No - that's inside ... :) We had the aircon on too. But the tint has dropped it by 3 - 4 degrees.

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Saint Mike
Jan 09, 2016 7:28 pm
Saint Mike
adinoone
adinoone
9 January 2016

evap cooling

evap cooling

To Bels, Very grateful to you, you were spot on and it actually was the dump pump o-ring that was damaged. Cost me $2.00 to buy,have replaced it and it is beautifully…

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adinoone
Jan 09, 2016 12:42 pm
dammit
dammit
7 January 2016

DIY Kelvinator In-Window Air Con Install Help

DIY Kelvinator In-Window Air Con Install Help

I'm thinking I'll bolt 2 x large L brackets to the vertical part of the green sill, it's about 100mm Flat surface from top to bottom, so hopefully long enough. I think it…

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dammit
Jan 07, 2016 9:34 am
Bels
Bels
6 January 2016

Replacing Brivis Network controller with Google Nest

Replacing Brivis Network controller with Google Nest

Hi CD2 What are you hoping to achieve by upgrading to a Nest or similar? I put one in for someone to replace the standard controller on I think a Braemar (can't remember…

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Bels
Jan 06, 2016 12:46 am
catjim
catjim
2 January 2016

Actron addon cooling duct collapsing

Actron addon cooling duct collapsing

That's what we are thinking of doing too. And try to make a more direct route for the ducting. At the moment it's going around and over other things.

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catjim
Jan 02, 2016 1:37 pm
John Taake
John Taake
2 January 2016

Samsung reverse cycle ducted AC

Samsung reverse cycle ducted AC

Stewie D Thanks, I've now moved the post to the appropriate location. Much appreciated

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John Taake
Jan 02, 2016 1:33 pm
bpratt
bpratt
2 January 2016

Aircon choices for 12.5 BAL (bush attack level) house?

Aircon choices for 12.5 BAL (bush attack level) house?

Ensure you have a well insulated home, and you'll probably find that a split system a/c won't cost you an arm and a leg to run. An evaporative unit works great in…

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bpratt
Jan 02, 2016 10:28 am
MrsT12
MrsT12
23 December 2015

Brivis evap water usage

Brivis evap water usage

Thanks everyone! Brivis came out for us (very quickly, I'm impressed with their service!). The guy adjusted a drip tray that stopped the constant stream going down the…

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MrsT12
Dec 23, 2015 5:33 pm
MrsT12
Bels
Bels
22 December 2015

installing a fan...

installing a fan...

What a load of melodrama. Of course the sparkys want you to use a sparky who will charge you anything from $100- $200 per hour. PM me and I'll tell you how to do it. ;)

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Bels
Dec 22, 2015 9:35 pm
Althom
Althom
21 December 2015

Actron Air Ducted 14.7KW poor cooling

Actron Air Ducted 14.7KW poor cooling

That sounds to me like the main drain is blocked and there's a stream of water coming from the overflow drip tray through the backup fascia drain

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Althom
Dec 21, 2015 2:52 pm
Althom
jpmontoya
jpmontoya
15 December 2015

Colourbond Roof - Anticon insulation

Colourbond Roof - Anticon insulation
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Now that is a good idea. We are paying 4K for a 330m2 roof

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jpmontoya
Dec 15, 2015 10:33 am
jpmontoya
Bels
Bels
12 December 2015

Thermaskirt - skirting board heating

Thermaskirt - skirting board heating

Please post up some pics as I'm also interested in how they look. Personally I prefer the panels option myself and incorporated it into my design but interested to see…

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Bels
Dec 12, 2015 12:53 am
Bels
Bels
29 November 2015

Electric heat pump for hydronic?

Electric heat pump for hydronic?

I'm surprised in this day and age they're not using soft starters over DOL starters. If you only have a 50A supply it means the cable from the power line is smaller…

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Bels
Nov 29, 2015 1:50 am


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