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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
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

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