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dymonite69
dymonite69
1 November 2008

Thoughts on Roof Ventilators

Thoughts on Roof Ventilators

I agree with Steve. Also have a read through - http://forums.envirotalk.com.au/Eco-Housing-f52.html - there was some interesting discussion on…

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dymonite69
Nov 01, 2008 3:06 pm
dymonite69
dymonite69
dymonite69
1 November 2008

The great debate over the best heating options

The great debate over the best heating options

Hi all we're still debating what the better heating option is. Here's our choices: * Put in a refrig ducted split system -…

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dymonite69
Nov 01, 2008 3:54 pm
dymonite69
dymonite69
dymonite69
1 November 2008

Hot Water Systems - unsure of which one to get...

Hot Water Systems - unsure of which one to get...

Hi, I'm hoping to gain feedback or knowledge on Hot Water Systems - Types and Brands on what would be suitable for my home - which I am currently…

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dymonite69
Nov 01, 2008 4:01 pm
dymonite69
Lyn
Lyn
2 November 2008

Sound proofing new internal walls

Sound proofing new internal walls

You can also get polyester batts like Autex QuietStuf, probably not as good but a nicer product to work with. Just make sure you get the appropriate thickness for your…

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Lyn
Nov 02, 2008 1:17 pm
vooshyp
vooshyp
2 November 2008

Sun Lizard

Sun Lizard

I do know somebody who has installed a sunlizard in a brand new 2 storey home. They are very happy with it but note that they also have double glazing all around and…

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vooshyp
Nov 02, 2008 3:24 pm
lilian
lilian
3 November 2008

Removal of aircon unit

Removal of aircon unit

I certainly will. I bags him first though!! He is coming back to me this week because (yes, it is a silly and not cost effective sentimental idea but. . .) he is…

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lilian
Nov 03, 2008 7:17 pm
lilian
dymonite69
dymonite69
4 November 2008

Which is cheaper

Which is cheaper

Is it cheaper to get the builder to make your gas ducted heating a cooling system as well (we were already planning an upgrade to a 4 star…

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dymonite69
Nov 04, 2008 9:08 pm
dymonite69
dymonite69
dymonite69
4 November 2008

Foam Insul

Foam Insul

I'm building a new home and am thinking of using one or more different types of foam insulation. What kind of questions do I need to ask when…

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dymonite69
Nov 04, 2008 9:23 pm
dymonite69
dymonite69
dymonite69
4 November 2008

Ratio of glazing to thermal mass?

Ratio of glazing to thermal mass?
1, 2

I know that sounds a bit technical, but a few of you seem to be well versed in passive solar principles. I've read elsewhere that it is…

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dymonite69
Nov 04, 2008 9:44 pm
dymonite69
Pebble
Pebble
12 November 2008

metricon house

metricon house

was reading on a forum to do with sustainability that the star rating is a crock in their opinion. The true energy efficient homes don't rate a…

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Pebble
Nov 12, 2008 9:59 pm
Pebble
dymonite69
dymonite69
13 November 2008

Can I install sarking on the inside of an existing roof?

Can I install sarking on the inside of an existing roof?

Thanks for your replies. I am also looking at ceiling batts or loose insulation, as there is practically no insulation there now at all. I…

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dymonite69
Nov 13, 2008 1:17 pm
dymonite69
dymonite69
dymonite69
13 November 2008

All that glass

All that glass

My two cents worth; There is a little bit more to this topic than just the glass. House aspect is a major factor You might find they…

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dymonite69
Nov 13, 2008 1:21 pm
dymonite69
markDHC
markDHC
14 November 2008

Service: Brivis Ducted Cooling and Heating System

Service: Brivis Ducted Cooling and Heating System

most heating/cooling companies can provide a service on ducted heaters and evaporative coolers. brivis also do it but can take a while to get there. The last poster is…

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markDHC
Nov 14, 2008 9:07 pm
markDHC
mattwalker
mattwalker
15 November 2008

Brivis Ducted Heating & Cooling System

Brivis Ducted Heating & Cooling System

It could also be your return air. Have you tried cleaning the vent? It could also be somewhere in the return air stack. We have a light switch in the return stack…

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mattwalker
Nov 14, 2008 11:09 pm
mattwalker
PhoenixStar
PhoenixStar
19 November 2008

Brivis ICE add-on unit question

Brivis ICE add-on unit question

Hey the pipes are definitely connected on the RHS of the unit. But in saying that, our builder placed the external outlet out by about a metre or so and they tried to…

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PhoenixStar
Nov 19, 2008 1:30 pm
PhoenixStar
penny73
penny73
19 November 2008

.6 ducting vs 1.1 ducting does it matter

.6 ducting vs 1.1 ducting does it matter

I did ask about upgrading the ducting but it was another $800. Is $3750 a good price with the cheaper ducting?

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penny73
Nov 19, 2008 1:59 pm
d@n
d@n
20 November 2008

ducted heating

ducted heating

Well in terms of heating say 1 room quickly, my space heater does a…

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d@n
Nov 20, 2008 9:42 am
Nav
Nav
27 November 2008

Upgrading insulation - worth it?

Upgrading insulation - worth it?

Hey guys, Just wondering, our builder offers R1.5 insulation to the external walls and R3 to the ceiling. We were…

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Nav
Nov 27, 2008 12:51 pm
Nav
kyton
kyton
5 December 2008

more ceiling fans

more ceiling fans

I love all those ones Kexkez because they remind me of Hawaii. A lot of the hotels and restaurants have them installed and since it is our favourite place in the whole…

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kyton
Dec 05, 2008 9:38 am
kyton

I found this link on the web that might be of use for those thinking about an Evaporative Air Conditioner and wondering if it will work in your house? The web site…

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Yak_Chat
Dec 06, 2008 5:54 am
Yak_Chat
jhome
jhome
6 December 2008

Heating Advice

Heating Advice

So where do you sleep then? :lol:

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jhome
Dec 06, 2008 10:01 pm
dymonite69
dymonite69
12 December 2008

Old House wall vents

Old House wall vents

I would check with a…

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dymonite69
Dec 12, 2008 11:16 am
dymonite69
rock
rock
12 December 2008

installing wall batts

installing wall batts

i did all of my house the batts stayed between studs preety well some of em i used a staple gun on sides all in all it got done and from next day of plaster with turned…

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rock
Dec 12, 2008 8:11 pm
dymonite69
dymonite69
13 December 2008

Heating and Cooling FAQS

Heating and Cooling FAQS

A useful site by the Victorian Government on choosing a heating and/or cooling system: http://www.sustainability.vic.gov.au/ww ... sheets.asp

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dymonite69
Dec 13, 2008 12:05 pm
dymonite69
Back Pocket
Back Pocket
13 December 2008

Insulation and 5 star rating

Insulation and 5 star rating

Not sure if this helps as we are building with PD in Victoria. But FWIW, we put R2.0 batts in our contract. When the 5 star rating was done, they had to have 2.0 batts…

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Back Pocket
Dec 13, 2008 4:52 pm
mattwalker
mattwalker
14 December 2008

Ducted heating blows cold air first 20-30 seconds.

Ducted heating blows cold air first 20-30 seconds.

Anton - with older units and 3 star units this is quite common. As soon as the heater gets the signal to turn on the fan starts and the burners…

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mattwalker
Dec 14, 2008 5:30 pm
mattwalker
jaycmc
jaycmc
14 December 2008

loud a/c unit

loud a/c unit

I think it has mostly to do where around the house it is mounted. We also have an Actron ESP Ultima (18kw) and it is mounted about 5m from our master bedroom and floor…

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jaycmc
Dec 14, 2008 9:54 pm
markDHC
markDHC
15 December 2008

H3nley Brivis Heater

H3nley Brivis Heater

almost all heating thermostats have printed on there somewhere 'Cooling' - but unless cooling was installed it just does nothing (:oops:) no harm in trying and hoping…

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markDHC
Dec 15, 2008 2:13 pm
markDHC
apk
apk
16 December 2008

Do any one heard of Aqua Breeze - Evaporative Cooler

Do any one heard of Aqua Breeze - Evaporative Cooler

Thanks markDHC for your input. I would be looking at Bonaire or Brivis.

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apk
Dec 16, 2008 2:27 pm
borg
borg
19 December 2008

Advice on gas ducted heating

Advice on gas ducted heating
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what if you use filters, i notice a lot of builders dont put filters. whats the cost of the alternative systems i am interested

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borg
Dec 19, 2008 10:50 am
borg
Pewit
Pewit
20 December 2008

Mini-Duct Reverse Cycle Aircon system in Sydney

Mini-Duct Reverse Cycle Aircon system in Sydney

Whoever did the fire regs on this building failed to notice the piles of wood and asbestos sheet left in the attic! We're aware that we need to get the body corporate…

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Pewit
Dec 20, 2008 10:28 pm
rjweddell
rjweddell
22 December 2008

evaporative cooling and coolbreeze question

evaporative cooling and coolbreeze question

Have a look at this thread http://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?t=9991 I do work for a company that sells cool breeze as well as…

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rjweddell
Dec 22, 2008 2:26 pm
kexkez
kexkez
23 December 2008

Is bigger better for evaporative cooling?

Is bigger better for evaporative cooling?

def go slightly bigger than what will "just do" the area. We were advised to do this in our last house and we were very happy we did. It cooled beautifully when other…

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kexkez
Dec 23, 2008 8:18 am
kexkez
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
24 December 2008

Ventilation between Pantry and Garage

Ventilation between Pantry and Garage

Most likelt the fridge is simply warming the room and the air is not venting away. so either vent the ceiling above the fridge and a vent to get air in there. or…

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Yak_Chat
Dec 24, 2008 1:59 am
Yak_Chat
Johnnojack
Johnnojack
2 January 2009

Help, west facing bedroom

Help, west facing bedroom

Double glazing using Low-E glass to surface 2 will keep most of the heat out. But that is an expensive solution after you have built. Here…

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Johnnojack
Jan 02, 2009 1:20 pm
Brad75
Brad75
4 January 2009

Brivas Ice system not working ?????

Brivas Ice system not working ?????

The unit won't always get down to the temparture you desire they are designed to get the temparture around a 13 degree drop from outside temp so if it is 35 outside you…

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Brad75
Jan 04, 2009 2:20 pm
markDHC
markDHC
7 January 2009

Omega Evaporative

Omega Evaporative

Not a good unit at all. Backup service terrible. Go for a more popular brand - in my experience brivis are very good and if you search around on the forum you'll find a…

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markDHC
Jan 07, 2009 8:30 am
markDHC
ozkarnak
ozkarnak
9 January 2009

Split System Good Reputations ?

Split System Good Reputations ?

I've got a Daiken split system that I installed at the start of last year. I did a fair amount of research at the time (Choice, online, friends etc) and to me it came down…

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ozkarnak
Jan 09, 2009 1:28 pm
ozkarnak
rjweddell
rjweddell
9 January 2009

Rinnai Energysaver gas heaters

Rinnai Energysaver gas heaters

Yeah no worries. They are very good but not very popular for some reason. I work at a heating and cooling shop over in perth and I have sold 2 in the year I have been…

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rjweddell
Jan 09, 2009 6:06 pm
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chuth77
Jan 10, 2009 7:45 am
billdsl
billdsl
10 January 2009

Ducted vs Split performance

Ducted vs Split performance

thanks for the link dymonite69, interesting read its unfortunate that our house is going to run south to north, our last house was a modern colonial running east to…

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billdsl
Jan 10, 2009 7:34 pm
billdsl
Colsy
Colsy
12 January 2009

Anyone got this ceiling fan?

Anyone got this ceiling fan?

Hi guys, I have been browsing on Ebay for ceiling fans and saw one I like for $130. I then browsed some more and found the same one for $90 - both brand new. Which then…

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Colsy
Jan 12, 2009 8:13 am
Colsy
borg
borg
12 January 2009

Ducted Heating & Air Conditioning

Ducted Heating & Air Conditioning

Sounds good maybe consider one of the high effiency Brivis units for Heating HE30I and then later on get the add on cooling maybe 21kwatt Please note that i do not…

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borg
Jan 12, 2009 10:16 am
borg
Brad75
Brad75
12 January 2009

Actron Ducted Aircon

Actron Ducted Aircon

Check on the actronAir…

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Brad75
Jan 12, 2009 8:42 pm
kassan1973
kassan1973
13 January 2009

Adding a second Brivis Networker

Adding a second Brivis Networker

The second networkwer is normally the slave is useful when you have 2 zones .When heating second zone only ie Bedrooms second controller is usally in the master room so it…

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kassan1973
Jan 13, 2009 2:37 pm
borg
borg
13 January 2009

Anyone know cost of upgrading from 3 star to 5 star heater

Anyone know cost of upgrading from 3 star to 5 star heater

Penny 8 ducts would just be enough to do living area only. I think your house needs 13, to work correctly. Also what size unit are they installing. ie 25kwatt?

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borg
Jan 13, 2009 3:10 pm
borg


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