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MJAB
MJAB
13 May 2009

When to install the gas fire ??

When to install the gas fire ??

I would do after lock up in case it got nicked. I assume that they do that a lot anyway and is pretty simple to install is my impression

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MJAB
May 13, 2009 11:26 am
MJAB
MJAB
13 May 2009

Slim gas log fire

Slim gas log fire

try abbey fireplaces website they have a lot of different types info and costs on their site You have to go and check out the ones you like in person as some have a poor…

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MJAB
May 13, 2009 12:05 pm
esg
esg
14 May 2009

Heatworks sale this weekend (SA)

Heatworks sale this weekend (SA)

Just thought I'd pop this up, as it doesn't seem to be widely advertised. A couple of months ago we went to our local Heatworks store and found a wood heat that we really…

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esg
May 14, 2009 11:36 pm
Miglas Windows
Miglas Windows
15 May 2009

R3.0 Insulation?

R3.0 Insulation?

Insulation for ceiling is important as it the most exposed area of a house. Nonetheless it is important to have a relatively equal insulation throughout the house. It's a…

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Miglas Windows
May 15, 2009 2:37 pm
Miglas Windows
russell
russell
17 May 2009

Ducted circulation and dust

Ducted circulation and dust

I would love them... but can't afford them :(.

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russell
May 17, 2009 12:31 pm
Eljay
Eljay
17 May 2009

Is this cooler adequate for my house?

Is this cooler adequate for my house?

Just looking through the inclusions on my house and I was wondering if I could get some feedback about the cooler they have put down on paper. They have listed the Brivis…

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Eljay
May 17, 2009 1:17 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
17 May 2009

Insulation audit

Insulation audit

Unfortunately the site says... The Homeowner Insulation Program offers ceiling insulation worth up to $1,600 to owner-occupiers. The program…

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ECOECO
May 17, 2009 5:52 pm
ECOECO
Fridgy
Fridgy
19 May 2009

need help with Zoning

need help with Zoning

'Actron Air' have a model that incorporates thermostatically controlled zones. They are very reliable and even give a full 5…

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Fridgy
May 19, 2009 4:12 pm
HellDad
HellDad
19 May 2009

Are you getting a solar hot water system?

Are you getting a solar hot water system?

We will have electric-boosted solar HWS - it was part of the BASIX requirement. We also have a nice big piece of north-facing upstairs roof. I don't fancy getting up…

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HellDad
May 19, 2009 11:38 pm
HellDad
devidmike
devidmike
21 May 2009

Water Heater Recommendations?

Water Heater Recommendations?

Now for some answers to your questions: Standard gas tank heaters have a similar efficiency. They will typically have an energy factor of .56-.58 The cost is around…

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devidmike
May 21, 2009 12:23 am
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
21 May 2009

micathermic panel heaters

micathermic panel heaters

Duke I've seen them and touched them (they are hot but do not burn) unless you have no reflexes :wink: So as long as the room is not losing heat through poor insulation - it…

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Yak_Chat
May 21, 2009 10:29 pm
Yak_Chat
kristofw
kristofw
24 May 2009

What a rip-off!!!!

What a rip-off!!!!

I've sent an email about it to Choice magazine and another to Rinnai. There's little chance of any reaction, but at least I blew off my steam. Chris

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kristofw
May 24, 2009 10:52 am
kristofw
issy jo
issy jo
25 May 2009

Air con providers in Adelaide - any recommendations?

Air con providers in Adelaide - any recommendations?

hi, ihave had 2 air cons (both breeze air harmony), by Adelaide Heating and Cooling. I highly recommend both the unit and the installer. The Harmony is an evaporative…

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issy jo
May 25, 2009 7:11 pm
issy jo
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
25 May 2009

looking for comments about wall insulation idea.

looking for comments about wall insulation idea.

Southern spain - and living there all the time or just for winter? Have a look at this site and and reverse the months for the seasons to give you an idea and check for…

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Yak_Chat
May 25, 2009 9:23 pm
Yak_Chat
alk
alk
25 May 2009

Rheem Heat Pump - is it noisy?

Rheem Heat Pump - is it noisy?

From memory its Rheem but i'll…

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alk
May 25, 2009 11:34 pm
alk
TheBoatMan
TheBoatMan
26 May 2009

Allergy filters on Air con.

Allergy filters on Air con.

No worries. Let us know how you go.

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TheBoatMan
May 26, 2009 8:10 pm
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Tillie
May 27, 2009 10:36 pm
dani&mick
dani&mick
28 May 2009

converting old oil heaters to gas heaters

converting old oil heaters to gas heaters

Good morning all, my partner and l recently bought our first home which happens to be my grandparents old place ; stumped brick veneer built in the early 50's , which has…

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dani&mick
May 28, 2009 7:59 am
coljacqld
coljacqld
28 May 2009

Should we get builder to do A/C or find someone else?

Should we get builder to do A/C or find someone else?

Hi Boatman To keep my answer objective, I will simply say the one we have is noisy and does not meet EPA guidlines for use at anytime of the day. Anne

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coljacqld
May 28, 2009 12:39 pm
coljacqld
coljacqld
28 May 2009

Aust Stand for Duct and Vent sizing

Aust Stand for Duct and Vent sizing

My understanding was that the policeman (for lack of a better word) are the QBSA for the technical side of things. :n: I have had some fantastic dealings with a couple of…

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coljacqld
May 28, 2009 12:50 pm
munter
munter
28 May 2009

Installers in SYD who "get" reflective insulation

Installers in SYD who "get" reflective insulation

I know you've said no DIY but addinga reflective layer of sarking is actually quite easy. Just buy a roll from bunnings for $70 odd and another $40 for a staple gun and…

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munter
May 28, 2009 9:37 pm
lambchoppa
lambchoppa
28 May 2009

R1.5 or R.20 for wall batts combined with Foilboard

R1.5 or R.20 for wall batts combined with Foilboard

We used foilboard on the outside of frame as well. All my research showed that batts are good for containing…

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lambchoppa
May 28, 2009 11:38 pm
Brad75
Brad75
29 May 2009

To have gas or electricity ducted heating !!

To have gas or electricity ducted heating !!

Yes a gas ducted heater with add on airconditioning is the way to go but if you were to go all electric you are on the right path actronair is the way to go then. We…

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Brad75
May 29, 2009 5:33 pm
Boris T Bear
Boris T Bear
30 May 2009

Anyone had any experiences with "Thermilate"?

Anyone had any experiences with "Thermilate"?

Thanks everyone for all the advice. I've become increasingly sceptical about the merits of thermilate. I found some more feedback from…

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Boris T Bear
May 30, 2009 9:12 am
alf
alf
1 June 2009

Braemar ducted heating problem

Braemar ducted heating problem

Thanks for taking the time to tells us all what goes on Brad. Also must apologise for the delay in replying to let you know of the outcome of my situation. The…

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alf
Jun 01, 2009 12:12 pm
Mav
Mav
2 June 2009

Aircon $$

Aircon $$

After having ducted reverse cycle zoned aircon in the past 3 houses, we have opted not to put it in this time around. We found that zoning did not work all that well…

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Mav
Jun 02, 2009 12:09 pm
Mav
rcpa
rcpa
2 June 2009

Zoning an existing 10 year old Brivis Ducted Heating System

Zoning an existing 10 year old Brivis Ducted Heating System

Sounds good to me. Have you the expertise to zone an existing system or do you know of someone I could get in contact to get a quotation on how much it will coat to zone my home?

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rcpa
Jun 02, 2009 4:56 pm
lambchoppa
lambchoppa
4 June 2009

Disappointing heating results

Disappointing heating results

Hi Andrew I have a couple of questions - is the heating ducted through the floor or the roof? (if it is the roof, that will part of your problem)? Do you have ducted air…

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lambchoppa
Jun 04, 2009 1:32 pm
haywgl
haywgl
4 June 2009

My dog ate my a/c wires!!

My dog ate my a/c wires!!

No it was unplugged from the wall.... Thanks for all your responses guys!

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haywgl
Jun 04, 2009 8:08 pm
haywgl
TheBoatMan
TheBoatMan
7 June 2009

split system r/c .. what now??

split system r/c .. what now??

No Worries. Good to see you went with the fully ducted air conditioning option. ::

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TheBoatMan
Jun 07, 2009 6:11 pm
T&V
T&V
8 June 2009

Insulation R ratings & Fire Rating

Insulation R ratings & Fire Rating

Hi Boatman - yep this whole fire thing with insulation has me totally spooked to the point of now putting 2 smoke detecters in ceiling cavity with alarm wired down to…

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T&V
Jun 08, 2009 11:55 pm
Brad75
Brad75
9 June 2009

Help with choosing a split system.

Help with choosing a split system.

I recommend the Mitsubishi heavy industries if you check out choice you will find the were the best on most of their models even beating the Daikin by the way stay well…

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Brad75
Jun 09, 2009 8:19 pm
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 12:15 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 10:27 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 13, 2009 11:06 pm
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 3:15 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 8:24 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 8:48 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 14, 2009 11:26 pm
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 14, 2009 11:54 pm
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 7:51 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 8:48 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 9:20 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 9:40 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 16, 2009 11:25 pm
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 5:09 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 6:59 pm
kek


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