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_kelly_
_kelly_
24 January 2009

How to make my air con more enviro friendly?

How to make my air con more enviro friendly?

Oh drats. I was hoping I could do something about this and solve the water Victorian water crisis in one fell swoop :wink: Well I guess back to plan B and install a rain…

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_kelly_
Jan 24, 2009 2:05 pm
_kelly_
gumboots
gumboots
24 January 2009

split system install cost?

split system install cost?

thanks all, yeah i had a look at those guys. looks like we may be needing the advanceded install, around the price we were hoping for too.

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gumboots
Jan 24, 2009 3:59 pm
Morbo
Morbo
27 January 2009

Insulation in existing house

Insulation in existing house
1, 2

No I meant back in Germany I did not have to switch the heater on in temperatures compared to a Melbourne winter. And these buildings are not 10 stars either. Ok, double…

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Morbo
Jan 27, 2009 11:30 am
dymonite69
dymonite69
27 January 2009

West facing master bedroom

West facing master bedroom

REad this thread, it should help …

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dymonite69
Jan 27, 2009 5:12 pm
dymonite69
satz
satz
28 January 2009

Breezair v Contour Evap cooling features compared

Breezair v Contour Evap cooling features compared

Hi there was wondering if the original poster had decided on Brivis Contour or Breezair? I'm in exactly the sasme boat now, except in some ways more difficult in…

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satz
Jan 28, 2009 1:36 pm
kristofw
kristofw
31 January 2009

Ducting warm air around home

Ducting warm air around home

Hi Tony, Somehow I've missed this thread before now. The great minds think alike :wink: . I'll be installing a heat shifter in our new house, to transfer warm air from the…

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kristofw
Jan 30, 2009 11:13 pm
kristofw
kassan1973
kassan1973
31 January 2009

Window tinting

Window tinting

can anyone recommend a tinter in melbourne north suburbs even a cash guy would be great. Thanks Dean

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kassan1973
Jan 31, 2009 9:21 pm
kristofw
kristofw
1 February 2009

paving/concrete slab terrace on north side of house - heat?

paving/concrete slab terrace on north side of house - heat?

The answer is yes! It'll reflect sun radiation during the day, right into your windows and walls, heating them up, and store the large amount of…

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kristofw
Feb 01, 2009 9:43 am
kristofw
Brad75
Brad75
1 February 2009

Omega air and heating

Omega air and heating

Omega evaporative coolers are cheap and bottom of the line woth coolbreeze go for a Braemar or Breezair

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Brad75
Feb 01, 2009 12:37 pm
isogroup
isogroup
2 February 2009

where to buy designer/good looking electric radiators?

where to buy designer/good looking electric radiators?

jinster, sorry i did see after i posted that you were looking for electric panel heater. same reponse as before that the market is not big enough. the panel market…

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isogroup
Feb 01, 2009 11:37 pm

We're about to renovate our 1930s top-floor apartment in Sydney (approx 80M^3) and want to install reverse cycle air-conditioning. The unit runs along the East half of the…

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Pewit
Feb 02, 2009 3:22 pm
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BuildingACT
Feb 02, 2009 5:18 pm
Zerosignal
Zerosignal
2 February 2009

Brivis ICE add on cooling question....

Brivis ICE add on cooling question....

Can someone help me understand how this addon system works. Can it be attached to any existing heating unit? Do we need to have the builder do anything particularly out…

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Zerosignal
Feb 02, 2009 7:18 pm
Southies
Southies
3 February 2009

Art Deco Register/Grille

Art Deco Register/Grille

HOpe it works out for you & cheaply :wink:

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Southies
Feb 03, 2009 6:36 am
Southies
kazzie
kazzie
8 February 2009

Brivis Evap Aircon Fault

Brivis Evap Aircon Fault

Many thanks Brad at least I know what could now be wrong with it, I think the guy didn't really know and thought it was easier to fit a new one!

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kazzie
Feb 08, 2009 9:33 am
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
8 February 2009

Floor Insulation

Floor Insulation

Dyno re-read my post - I said "Sound Blocking Insulation" And yes stopping sound travel from room to room is a very complex task and timber is a great conductor of…

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Yak_Chat
Feb 08, 2009 7:18 pm
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
10 February 2009

Insulating an existing colourbond roof

Insulating an existing colourbond roof

Personally I think aircell will eventually break down in a hot environment. depending on the type of plastic it is made of - I think it could go brittle and become…

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Yak_Chat
Feb 10, 2009 10:44 pm
Yak_Chat
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Young_Aussie
Feb 12, 2009 12:22 pm
GottaMow
GottaMow
13 February 2009

Help with Induction heating for steam

Help with Induction heating for steam

I am at home now and have check the text I refered to earlier it is by S.Zinn and S.L. Semiatin ISBN 0-87170-308-4. It is very detailed. David5675 has made a very…

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GottaMow
Feb 13, 2009 5:36 pm
TheBoatMan
TheBoatMan
15 February 2009

Wall Aircon units ….

Wall Aircon units ….

I don't think they cost much more than a standard wall split. The other option is box units.

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TheBoatMan
Feb 15, 2009 10:38 am
HomeReview
HomeReview
16 February 2009

Free air conditioning at Homeworld (Sydney)

Free air conditioning at Homeworld (Sydney)

No amount of free air conditioning changes the fact that HomeWorld 4 looks like the cross between a bordello and a ghetto.

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HomeReview
Feb 16, 2009 9:24 am
stevep79
stevep79
16 February 2009

Ducted Air Conditioning - any suggestions?

Ducted Air Conditioning - any suggestions?
1, 2

hey steve, what colors did you end up choosing? would you mind sharing (i wont copy promise :P) .. and hows ur landscaping plan coming up .. i…

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stevep79
Feb 16, 2009 2:11 pm
stevep79
rana391
rana391
18 February 2009

Evap Cooler - which one should i install

Evap Cooler - which one should i install

C Sorry to hear bout the problems you have had i'm a braemar dealer myself i get annoyed with unlicensed installers installing the braemar product because of this…

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rana391
Feb 18, 2009 2:42 pm
thorney
thorney
18 February 2009

Which Evap Cooling unit is big enough to cool my home?

Which Evap Cooling unit is big enough to cool my home?

hey thorney I can't answer your question, and it seems you did anyways!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: but I just wanted to say again how much I really liked your…

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thorney
Feb 18, 2009 9:25 pm
thorney
stu
stu
19 February 2009

Brivis Contour Evaporative Cooler Rework Program

Brivis Contour Evaporative Cooler Rework Program

Looks like ill be staying away from their units, I cant stand companies with bad customer service. :evil:

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stu
Feb 19, 2009 8:31 am
stu
TheBoatMan
TheBoatMan
20 February 2009

Air-con question....

Air-con question....

The biggest challenge is finding what areas of a house the client thinks they will run at once. This ultimately determines the size of your air conditioner.

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TheBoatMan
Feb 20, 2009 12:18 am
TheBoatMan
TheBoatMan
21 February 2009

Reputable evaporative AC servicing in Melbourne?

Reputable evaporative AC servicing in Melbourne?

Have you sorted this out yet? If not let me know, i know an air con manufacturer over there and i can get them to forward me some names for you to try. :)

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TheBoatMan
Feb 21, 2009 9:16 am
Brad75
Brad75
21 February 2009

Help needed choosing the right air con

Help needed choosing the right air con

Lisa are you in melb? if so the gas ducted heater is much better for you with add on airconditioning rather than reverse cycle gas ducted heating is cheaper to run and…

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Brad75
Feb 21, 2009 9:00 pm
dymonite69
dymonite69
23 February 2009

Under-slab insulation - yes or no?

Under-slab insulation - yes or no?

recent studies have indicated that up to 75mm of the earth under the slab warms up with the slab in OZ - - therfore this section of earth =…

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dymonite69
Feb 23, 2009 8:46 pm
dymonite69
Johnnojack
Johnnojack
26 February 2009

Brivis evap pump not working?

Brivis evap pump not working?

Hi, I turn on my evap today and the pump sign keep turning but not working at all, does that mean I need: a new pump? a new system? a new…

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Johnnojack
Feb 25, 2009 11:37 pm
Johnnojack
Johnnojack
26 February 2009

How do you know that you are getting Solar Hot Water?

How do you know that you are getting Solar Hot Water?

If you have a Rinnia I presume it is a ground mounted tank with a gas booster. If it is don't turn off the electricity it is needed for the circulation pump. You could…

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Johnnojack
Feb 26, 2009 10:49 pm
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
27 February 2009

Home energy use

Home energy use

Masters degree ... hmmmmm 1. Introduction (page 1 of 5) We are studying how people use energy at home to help us develop a new product that helps…

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Yak_Chat
Feb 27, 2009 7:36 pm
Yak_Chat
kassan1973
kassan1973
28 February 2009

2 quotes received - need advice

2 quotes received - need advice

I dont know about cooling under house as cool air sits lower then hot seems to be working backward's i know they install heating in roof these days mainly due to concrete…

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kassan1973
Feb 28, 2009 5:01 pm
dymonite69
dymonite69
28 February 2009

thermal bridging in steel frame houses

thermal bridging in steel frame houses
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It never occurred to me to look here: http://www.ornl.gov/sci/roofs+walls/res ... index.html ORNL do a lot of building energy simulation reserach.

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dymonite69
Feb 28, 2009 6:37 pm
dymonite69
Southies
Southies
1 March 2009

HELP With Incorrectly Positioned Solar Panels - Sydney

HELP With Incorrectly Positioned Solar Panels - Sydney

thankyou dymonite69 & Yak_Chat, after having studied the info you have both provided, we think that the installer was right. In other words, the aspect is not ideal but…

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Southies
Mar 01, 2009 4:08 pm
Southies
TheBoatMan
TheBoatMan
3 March 2009

air con options - flat roof

air con options - flat roof

We install a lot of systems in places with no roof space. Options are 1) To drop a ceiling in laundry or over kitchen or both. Usually need at least 500mm of dropped…

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TheBoatMan
Mar 03, 2009 2:29 pm
mjl
mjl
8 March 2009

****FREE FIREWOOD****

****FREE FIREWOOD****

I have a property and had some trees felled...

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mjl
Mar 08, 2009 6:24 pm
Mr Smith
Mr Smith
11 March 2009

aircon install in existing colorbond roof

aircon install in existing colorbond roof

hey, dont ya hate when people dont do the hard work for you :P its shouldnt be too hard we do it all the time (im a sparky and our company installs air-cons too) and alot…

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Mr Smith
Mar 11, 2009 8:42 pm
lisanne
lisanne
14 March 2009

Distance from manhole to heating unit platform?

Distance from manhole to heating unit platform?

As stupid as this sounds, I would rather deal with a possum! And…

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lisanne
Mar 14, 2009 5:00 pm
pinkfairymagic
pinkfairymagic
14 March 2009

Evaporative Cooling unit

Evaporative Cooling unit

Being a "newie" I didn't realise this was such a sensitive subject, so I will get off my soapbox now and stick to MY ORIGINAL post. Sorry if I offended anyone with…

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pinkfairymagic
Mar 14, 2009 8:10 pm
pinkfairymagic
Building in Tas
Building in Tas
16 March 2009

Hydronic heating - heat source

Hydronic heating - heat source

Well, we have all the rest in place I think - good insulation, double glazing, northerly aspect, dark, textured tiles on the concrete floor to absorb heat from the…

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Building in Tas
Mar 16, 2009 8:34 am
octain
octain
17 March 2009

Single or 3 Phase Power, Meter Box - some advice please

Single or 3 Phase Power, Meter Box - some advice please

I am a Qualified electrican so maybe i Can shine some light on this situation. Firstly 15kw is a large air con I must say. Personally if you had a 15kw air con electric…

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octain
Mar 17, 2009 3:41 pm
octain
mal615flying
mal615flying
17 March 2009

Fault with Brivis HE30i XA

Fault with Brivis HE30i XA

I have a Brivis HE30i XA on natural gas, including a networker (controller), and zoning to 2 x zones. The unit is around three & a half years old. When I turn the unit…

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mal615flying
Mar 17, 2009 7:48 pm
dymonite69
dymonite69
18 March 2009

Anticon vs ceiling batts?

Anticon vs ceiling batts?

I wouldn't waste my money, they don't actually…

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dymonite69
Mar 17, 2009 11:17 pm
dymonite69
KnockItDown
KnockItDown
18 March 2009

Has anyone used a portable air conditioner?? Thoughts?

Has anyone used a portable air conditioner?? Thoughts?

a 12000btu will do one room (ie: Double bedroom) without issue. Don't try and make it cool a large living area of a house as it won't work too well. I have a dimplex…

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KnockItDown
Mar 18, 2009 10:25 am
KnockItDown
anny
anny
18 March 2009

Air Cond Vents...Shape?

Air Cond Vents...Shape?

I happened to mention I was having the same coloured ceilings and walls and he looked at me and said “why, I’ve never heard of that before”…

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anny
Mar 18, 2009 1:45 pm
tuned86
tuned86
18 March 2009

Zoning heating ducts

Zoning heating ducts

Seems like 'zoning' isn't as efficient as I originally thought...I don't know how I can sleep at night knowing that I'm heating the livings areas. Would setting a slave…

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tuned86
Mar 18, 2009 4:35 pm
Brad75
Brad75
18 March 2009

Heating/cooling decision

Heating/cooling decision

Split system will be much cheaper if you only wanna do one area

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Brad75
Mar 18, 2009 8:08 pm


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