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lisanne
lisanne
26 March 2009

Question about Vulcan BV3 20i( 3star)

Question about Vulcan BV3 20i( 3star)

Thank you very much Lis. I'm in Melbourne. Where are you building?I'm building in Caroline Springs. Mernda Villages :)

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lisanne
Mar 26, 2009 6:06 pm
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
27 March 2009

$15K for Basix

$15K for Basix

dymo - I think they are having solar HWS - but gas boosted? Looks like that with the 2 panels plus gas storage.

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stonecutter1309
Mar 27, 2009 10:33 am
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TheBoatMan
Mar 27, 2009 5:11 pm
kristofw
kristofw
1 April 2009

Permeable or not ??

Permeable or not ??

I'll have shortly to decide on the sort of under-the-cladding wrapping I want. The choice is between vapour permeable and non-permeable membrane/sarking. What's better for…

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kristofw
Apr 01, 2009 3:52 pm
kristofw
billdsl
billdsl
4 April 2009

Ducted Air Installation

Ducted Air Installation

I had a rough price of between $2,700 & $2,900 through Air Conditioning Direct back when I was looking to do it myself, that was during the build of our house, not sure if…

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billdsl
Apr 04, 2009 8:05 pm
billdsl
Mackk
Mackk
5 April 2009

Heat pump power

Heat pump power

Hello I was recently thinking about replacing my standard central heating with something less conventional like heat pump. My house is about 200m2 and I don't know how…

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Mackk
Apr 05, 2009 2:00 am
stu
stu
7 April 2009

Ducted Refridgerated Installation Cost

Ducted Refridgerated Installation Cost

You are correct about the kW borg, I just found this: Modern units run on approximately 1 to 3 ratio i.e., to produce 3 kW of cooling this will use 1 kW of…

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stu
Apr 07, 2009 6:14 pm
stu
stu
stu
8 April 2009

Ducted Evap Cooling and Heating

Ducted Evap Cooling and Heating

Im interested in the samething (except in Queensland) Are the 2 systems combined or do they just share the ductwork. What are the quotes you recieved

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stu
Apr 08, 2009 3:02 pm
stu
Ancient Mariner
Ancient Mariner
15 April 2009

Which Air Con

Which Air Con

Actron ESP Ultima gets my vote too. We've had both Daikin and Panasonic systems in the past and our current Actron leaves them both for dead. Most versatile and efficient…

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Ancient Mariner
Apr 15, 2009 8:27 pm
rjweddell
rjweddell
16 April 2009

Two sided Gas Fireplaces

Two sided Gas Fireplaces

Regency P121 is a cheaper option for a double sided gas fire, they retail for around $6000, install on these is tricky though so install costs wont be cheap. Looks great…

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rjweddell
Apr 16, 2009 10:37 pm
rjweddell
rjweddell
16 April 2009

cooler questions

cooler questions

viewtopic.php?f=20&t=9991 Have a look at the above discussion, the brands are discussed a fair bit in there. Running costs are very hard to determin. Electrical you need…

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rjweddell
Apr 16, 2009 10:57 pm
gettingThere
gettingThere
17 April 2009

2 storey houses: 1 air/con unit or two?

2 storey houses: 1 air/con unit or two?

In situation like this we quote on either one ducted unit for around $16K or two smaller separate units for around $22K total. 2 units works…

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gettingThere
Apr 17, 2009 2:46 pm
webbiegareth
webbiegareth
18 April 2009

Cost of ducted heating vs wall heater

Cost of ducted heating vs wall heater

Thanks for all that! It looks like the builder wasn't fibbing with the prices then, in terms of the price difference between ducted heating and a gas wall furnace. So…

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webbiegareth
Apr 18, 2009 4:34 pm
ICK
ICK
19 April 2009

Evaporative cooling - can it be installed later?

Evaporative cooling - can it be installed later?

Definitely do it later as you'll probably, ok definitely be able to negotiate a better deal or unit when dealing direct with the supplier afterwards. We are getting our…

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ICK
Apr 19, 2009 11:48 am
ICK
serge44
serge44
19 April 2009

Help with Price for Ducted System

Help with Price for Ducted System

gave a copy of the plans to them and a week later they gave me the full quote. still waiting for daiken to reply but the salesman didn't seem to interested in listening to…

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serge44
Apr 19, 2009 9:28 pm
serge44
netadct
netadct
19 April 2009

Fireplace repairs

Fireplace repairs

How do i go about repairing the bricks/mortar at the bottom of a fireplace. The mortar/bricks (1) have been damaged/fallen out over time. Is this a special brick/mortar? Thanks

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netadct
Apr 19, 2009 11:34 pm
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


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