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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
1, 2

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
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 8:10 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 9:26 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 10:17 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 4:58 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 7:27 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 9:21 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 7:05 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 6:32 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 10:24 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 4:59 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 5:06 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 9:33 am
stonecutter1309
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TheBoatMan
Mar 27, 2009 4:11 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 2:52 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 7:05 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 1:00 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 5:14 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 2:02 pm
stu

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