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ceejay
ceejay
22 April 2009

Your thoughts on ducted gas heating....

Your thoughts on ducted gas heating....

For what it's worth, we've recently installed hydronic heating panels in our half-renovated Californian bungalow. Retro-fitted, not a new build obviously. My partner is a…

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ceejay
Apr 22, 2009 1:15 pm
ceejay
Australian5Star
Australian5Star
23 April 2009

Cost of perfect insulation??!

Cost of perfect insulation??!
1, 2, 3

Using glasswool insulation is not the best GREEN option polyester batts are minimum 80% recycled and they are not degenerative. To answer your question at R2.5 the law of…

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Australian5Star
Apr 23, 2009 10:56 pm
Australian5Star
gettingThere
gettingThere
23 April 2009

Quote for Ducted R/Cycle-Is this about average?

Quote for Ducted R/Cycle-Is this about average?

We had a very hot summer here and ducted cooling was a novelty, only had single room air-con's in old house - think we went a bit over board and we…

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gettingThere
Apr 23, 2009 11:12 pm
Casa2
Casa2
24 April 2009

Hydronic in-slab cooling

Hydronic in-slab cooling

Interesting concept. With heating, putting below your feet is good since the heated air rises. Ideally a cooled panel would be overhead. I would be careful about how much…

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Casa2
Apr 24, 2009 10:03 am
laksaginta
laksaginta
24 April 2009

bulk ceiling insulation installation

bulk ceiling insulation installation

Yes, that is a logical explanation. the perimeter is done first and later the whole ceiling.My builder clarified as it is.

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laksaginta
Apr 24, 2009 9:41 pm
rosewood
rosewood
30 April 2009

Cost of Relocating HWS

Cost of Relocating HWS

If you change something after all the plans have been finalised they charge you a admin fee, a lot of builders charge around $300.00. if they have asked the plumber for a…

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rosewood
Apr 30, 2009 9:01 pm
rosewood
john.b
john.b
1 May 2009

Is the Breezair evaporative cooler efficient for my home?

Is the Breezair evaporative cooler efficient for my home?

I am looking at purchasing a Breezair evaporative cooler EXH190 Harmony. I live in Melbourne, my home is approx. 24squares, single storey and it will require 7 vents. My…

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john.b
May 01, 2009 12:12 pm
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ChrisL
May 01, 2009 10:24 pm
Siatros
Siatros
2 May 2009

Brivis heater: banging sound as it completes a heating cycle

Brivis heater: banging sound as it completes a heating cycle

Hi Dymonite, The sound is coming from the heater itself as I reguularly clean the filter. I have a feeling its a structural thing.

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Siatros
May 02, 2009 1:49 am
ausdesign
ausdesign
3 May 2009

Insulation - where do I start?

Insulation - where do I start?

I would agree with Yak_Chat. R2.0 in the walls: R3.5 in the ceiling would sound more reasonable. Check what climate zone in S.A. you're in and then go from there.

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ausdesign
May 03, 2009 5:53 pm
ausdesign
Casa2
Casa2
3 May 2009

Is it worth getting Hydronic underfllor heating in Sydney?

Is it worth getting Hydronic underfllor heating in Sydney?

I'm in Sydney and my house will have in-slab hydronic heating. The twist is that I'm using solar hot water panels to provide the heat and only these panels. If we get a…

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Casa2
May 03, 2009 11:29 pm
lambchoppa
lambchoppa
7 May 2009

Reading & Understanding Product R Ratings?

Reading & Understanding Product R Ratings?

T&V why don't you use foil board? http://www.foilboard.com.au/ConcreteSystems.php just give it an air space and you should get good performance

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lambchoppa
May 07, 2009 1:58 pm
McKinnon
McKinnon
8 May 2009

solar hot water or grid electricity

solar hot water or grid electricity

We definately will have solar hot water. Has any one had experience with copper u tubes and heat pipe collectors. Are they any better than the big panels? When building a…

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McKinnon
May 08, 2009 4:30 pm
yvoing
yvoing
9 May 2009

In-slab heating- -questions

In-slab heating- -questions
1, 2

Hi here is a site I found on the net. Hope it is useful re hydroponic heating, underfloor, heat exchangers, etc. http://www.skylineenergy.com.au/water_h ... mestic.php

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yvoing
May 09, 2009 7:51 pm
lambchoppa
lambchoppa
10 May 2009

Insulation Requirement .. R ? & Sarking ?

Insulation Requirement .. R ? & Sarking ?

I am assuming it is a new house and you are located in adelaide ... it is pretty easy, I would just use any reflective foil sarking (www.bradfordinsulation.com.au,

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lambchoppa
May 11, 2009 12:17 am
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 12:26 pm
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 1:05 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 15, 2009 12:36 am
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 3:37 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 1:31 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 2:17 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 6:52 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 5:12 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 20, 2009 12:38 am
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 1:23 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 11:29 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 11:52 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 8:11 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 10:23 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 26, 2009 12:34 am
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 9:10 pm
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Tillie
May 27, 2009 11:36 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 8:59 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 1:39 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 1:50 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 10:37 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 29, 2009 12:38 am
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 6:33 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 10:12 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 1:12 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 1:09 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 5:56 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 2:32 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 9:08 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 7:11 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 09, 2009 12:55 am
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 9:19 pm

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