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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 3:29 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 7:24 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 9:42 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 6:00 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 9:10 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 9:34 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 4:41 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 8:48 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 18, 2009 12:17 am
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 11:25 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 2:45 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 5:35 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 9:08 pm
Brad75
Brad75
18 March 2009

Aircon quotes

Aircon quotes

You going ahead with the Lennox unit now ?

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Brad75
Mar 18, 2009 9:10 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
18 March 2009

Hydronic heating and cooling

Hydronic heating and cooling
1, 2, 3

Thermal mass and ventilation, :: ... orientation and green living summer cover

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onc_artisan
Mar 18, 2009 10:26 pm
onc_artisan
ponaija
ponaija
18 March 2009

Changing standard heater from the builder ??

Changing standard heater from the builder ??

I'm so happy i found this post i'm going through the same thing... I will have to contact my builder to actually tell me what exact ducted heating we are getting. I…

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ponaija
Mar 18, 2009 11:17 pm
Kris
Kris
19 March 2009

Help choosing the right evaporative cooler

Help choosing the right evaporative cooler

Id be happy if I got a rebadged bonaire. It would do the job for what we are after.

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Kris
Mar 19, 2009 5:58 pm
kassan1973
kassan1973
19 March 2009

Brivis Ice system - disapointing results

Brivis Ice system - disapointing results

Single and 3 phase installs are same price only extra is cable from pit to meter box. Gives you flexibility at later stage to change your elect tariff with no charge for…

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kassan1973
Mar 19, 2009 8:27 pm
Helyn
Helyn
19 March 2009

N00b newbie question

N00b newbie question

If you go to the main index page, at the bottom of the page is a list of who is on at that point in time. If you go into individual profiles by clicking on their user…

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Helyn
Mar 19, 2009 10:21 pm
Helyn
stevep79
stevep79
24 March 2009

Ducting plan for air con post-handover?

Ducting plan for air con post-handover?

Pretty sure Wisdom will still be getting in their regular air con contractor to do the ducting so a plan for it isn't necessary, just a matter of telling them you want to…

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stevep79
Mar 24, 2009 8:05 am
stevep79
graybags
graybags
25 March 2009

Undercutting Doors

Undercutting Doors

Thanks so much for your help. I think I will leave them as they are and wait and see. Maybe I am worrying about it too much. Being a Mech Engineer I was worried about air…

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graybags
Mar 25, 2009 7:32 am
chicky
chicky
25 March 2009

Installation on carport roof?

Installation on carport roof?

Thanks guys. Re: cost saving on the pipes etc, can't see that it would be much difference as it is basically a back to back installation its just that my carport is a…

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chicky
Mar 25, 2009 11:24 am
Hayesy
Hayesy
25 March 2009

buying online

buying online

Their prices look pretty good i recommend the mitsubishi heavy industries splits i may even be able to give you a bettre price depending on where…

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Hayesy
Mar 25, 2009 5:59 pm
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
stonecutter1309
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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


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