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TheBoatMan
TheBoatMan
10 June 2009

Slimline Vs standard air con vents

Slimline Vs standard air con vents

Your air conditioning contractor should allow for certain size slab penetrations to get the ducting downstairs. It is essential that these are allowed for in the building…

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TheBoatMan
Jun 10, 2009 1:15 pm
empty123
empty123
11 June 2009

fireplace!

fireplace!

Thanks for replying guys !! very appreciated :D I was thinking of getting a Jetmaster, but i might go and have a look at Ecofireplace, which i think it's quite good as well!

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empty123
Jun 11, 2009 11:27 pm
dymonite69
dymonite69
13 June 2009

Heating Advice

Heating Advice

Other options are as sdiscussed - to use a heat transfer system to move the heat back down to the lower…

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dymonite69
Jun 14, 2009 12:06 am
dymonite69
Ronaldio
Ronaldio
14 June 2009

Fibreglass Vs Polyester Vs Rockwool Vs Foil Insulation

Fibreglass Vs Polyester Vs Rockwool Vs Foil Insulation

p.s. generally the wall cavity is around the 120mm mark, however if you are getting the frame wrapped you will obviously only be left with the 76mm depth.

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Ronaldio
Jun 14, 2009 4:15 pm
Ronaldio
Hels
Hels
14 June 2009

Ensuite Heating

Ensuite Heating

I just use a $20 plug in fan heater that came from Kmart. I switch it on 5 mins before I have a shower and turn it down whilst I am in the shower, it works fantastic even…

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Hels
Jun 14, 2009 9:24 pm
Hels
Kristi
Kristi
14 June 2009

Martec Lifestyle Ceiling Fan/Light blade colour?

Martec Lifestyle Ceiling Fan/Light blade colour?

Hi! Hope this is the right section. Does anyone have a picture of what the 'beech' blades in the martec lifestyle fan look like? All I can find is the rosewood…

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Kristi
Jun 14, 2009 9:48 pm
Kristi
hithere
hithere
14 June 2009

Braemar 4 star Gas heating - any thoughts?

Braemar 4 star Gas heating - any thoughts?

Depending on which state you are in, you may find it useful info that Weatherworld Nunawading (Melbourne) was offering $500 off Braemar gas central heating units with a…

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hithere
Jun 15, 2009 12:26 am
Annelies
Annelies
14 June 2009

Insulation for Coral Home, space size internal frame?

Insulation for Coral Home, space size internal frame?

Hi Ronaldio from Nambour. I worked there for two years in Selangor Private Hospital. Nice place, nice people, I loved it there. Thanks for your reply. In all it starts to…

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Annelies
Jun 15, 2009 12:54 am
Annelies
heat_crime
heat_crime
16 June 2009

Heater function - continuous

Heater function - continuous

I've spent enough time with a digital thermometer next to my (new) thermostat(s) and in different parts of the room/house to know that the wall thermostat and thermometer…

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heat_crime
Jun 16, 2009 8:51 am
The Air Cond Guy
The Air Cond Guy
16 June 2009

Cost of installing a 8.5kw Split System Air Conditioner

Cost of installing a 8.5kw Split System Air Conditioner

Install cost for that size unit should range between$700 ~ $1000. This should include power supply, slab, piping and duct cover. Make sure the installer fits the drain to…

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The Air Cond Guy
Jun 16, 2009 9:48 pm
The Air Cond Guy
The Air Cond Guy
16 June 2009

Help needed with LG ducted system

Help needed with LG ducted system

The warranty will still be current. LG give a 5 year domestic wty and it does not matter if you were not the original installer of the unit. The unit shouldn't shut down…

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The Air Cond Guy
Jun 16, 2009 10:20 pm
TheBoatMan
TheBoatMan
16 June 2009

Evap Cooling

Evap Cooling

Check your ducts as well. Like PointCookFella said, air runs to the point of least resistance. If the duct is too long or looks like a snake (bends left and right) the…

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TheBoatMan
Jun 16, 2009 10:40 pm
jelena1710
jelena1710
16 June 2009

Actron Air - differences between ESP, ESP Plus & ESP Ultima?

Actron Air - differences between ESP, ESP Plus & ESP Ultima?
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Thanks for that. I have all the infor but not with me at this moment. Give me a couple of days and I shall let you know number of zones, outlets etc etc. Will see if I…

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jelena1710
Jun 17, 2009 12:25 am
rubber_noggin
rubber_noggin
17 June 2009

continuous flow hot water system

continuous flow hot water system

IMHO.........Instantaneous (Continuous) Gas Hot Water Systems are not the best option for the typical McMansion. They are 'big' in Japan because they are small in size.…

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rubber_noggin
Jun 17, 2009 6:09 pm
rubber_noggin
kek
kek
17 June 2009

Gas Ducted Heating

Gas Ducted Heating

I think that if you're careful with your placement, having the ducts on the floor will be fine. We plan to have ours on the floor. I sit on them when…

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kek
Jun 17, 2009 7:59 pm
kek
kristofw
kristofw
18 June 2009

Anybody knows spacing recommended

Anybody knows spacing recommended

for the building foil fasteners ?? I'm using Bradford Enviroseal breather foil, but there's nothing about that in the instruction. Chris

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kristofw
Jun 18, 2009 5:56 pm
kristofw
ozberg
ozberg
23 June 2009

Central Heating problem

Central Heating problem

Have you got a missing cat. Might have been sucked up the return duct ::sad:: Seriously though, there sounds to be a blockage, and will no return grill or filter their could be…

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ozberg
Jun 23, 2009 7:16 am
homeinsulation
homeinsulation
23 June 2009

Free Insulation

Free Insulation

Only existing homes qualify for the $1600 and they have to be owner-occupied. There is $1000 available to landlords who…

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homeinsulation
Jun 23, 2009 9:07 am
dymonite69
dymonite69
27 June 2009

Eccopanel Heaters

Eccopanel Heaters

A very good point. These low output / low density heaters only work well in a…

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dymonite69
Jun 27, 2009 12:09 pm
dymonite69
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FireFox
Jun 29, 2009 2:13 pm
FireFox
dymonite69
dymonite69
29 June 2009

Hydronic heating Vs On slab heating - running cost

Hydronic heating Vs On slab heating - running cost
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There are also hydronic panel systems which I presume would be less expensive to install. You could run that off a gas boiler.

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dymonite69
Jun 29, 2009 3:53 pm
dymonite69
beattun
beattun
29 June 2009

Can anyone reccomend air-con companies in the west?

Can anyone reccomend air-con companies in the west?

Just wondering if anyone could reccomend a company theyve used, or friends have used to get a quote for supply and installing air conditioning around werribee, tarneit…

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beattun
Jun 29, 2009 6:34 pm
egruz
egruz
30 June 2009

Braemar 4 Star

Braemar 4 Star

Hi Guys, Some very good information in these forums! Keep up the good work. I too am going for the Braemar 4 Star system, and have gotten a few quotes. Price range is…

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egruz
Jun 30, 2009 3:25 pm
mek
mek
1 July 2009

Hydronic heating...quotes etc

Hydronic heating...quotes etc
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I personally don't notice the air is dry, but it must be, as in Europe lots of people put special pots of water on the heater, you can also put a wet cloth on, or even dry…

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mek
Jul 01, 2009 9:23 am
mek
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 1:55 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 4:49 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 9:26 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 9:32 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 2:04 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 8:45 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 9:06 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 4:27 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 3:17 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 2:08 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 7:23 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 5:50 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 7:29 pm
Yak_Chat
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dymonite69
Jul 11, 2009 9:58 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 12, 2009 12:19 am
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 1:41 am

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

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Yak_Chat
Jul 13, 2009 11:01 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 11:46 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 2:48 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 2:16 pm
dymonite69
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Brad75
Jul 17, 2009 9:13 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 7:46 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 3:19 pm

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