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to_do_list
to_do_list
28 July 2008

What would you do with this space?

What would you do with this space?

Hi, I think to-do-list was looking at having his TV over his heater. It is discussed a bit in the following threads

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to_do_list
Jul 28, 2008 3:16 pm
to_do_list
mattwalker
mattwalker
29 July 2008

New heating ideas - far-infrared wave technology...

New heating ideas - far-infrared wave technology...

I heard the ad on Vega 91.5 the other night and thought it may be of interest... After I looked on the web I decided otherwise. It seems we have all come to the same…

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mattwalker
Jul 29, 2008 8:10 pm
mattwalker
mattwalker
mattwalker
4 August 2008

Fluffs through heating ducts

Fluffs through heating ducts

We are getting fluffs through the heating ducts. This is been going on about a month now. Wondering if anyone else got this problem. Any…

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mattwalker
Aug 04, 2008 11:17 pm
mattwalker
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
10 August 2008

Plumbing: Rusted gas lines

Plumbing: Rusted gas lines

Re the Galv gas pipes - yep I had to install a new line when I installed a gas water heater so it could give the volume. As for cost - that sounds about what I paid…

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Yak_Chat
Aug 10, 2008 5:21 pm
Yak_Chat
crackone
crackone
10 August 2008

Ducted heating: upgrade to 5* or have more zones?

Ducted heating: upgrade to 5* or have more zones?

I think I have heard some of the big builders charging a similar amount as mine for zones though, so hopefully not getting ripped off more than…

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crackone
Aug 10, 2008 5:23 pm
kristofw
kristofw
12 August 2008

Electric Fireplace

Electric Fireplace

If my personal experience with my son and grandsons is worth anything, the best approach is to give a tot a taste of what it means to be scolded/burnt by something in a…

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kristofw
Aug 12, 2008 4:22 pm
kristofw
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
12 August 2008

remove wood fire?

remove wood fire?

Probably better with a handyman, a builder probably wouldn't waste his/her time with something like that

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Dukekamaya
Aug 12, 2008 8:42 pm
Dukekamaya
fox
fox
13 August 2008

How quiet is reverse cycle inverter systems?

How quiet is reverse cycle inverter systems?

Dear all, considering with building our new house (large 40m2 double storey), to get installed reverse cycle system ( want both refrigerated cooling and heating). We…

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fox
Aug 13, 2008 5:55 pm
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
18 August 2008

Which insulation for the RBV walls?

Which insulation for the RBV walls?

Just be careful of polystyrene. It releases gasses for most of it's life cycle. And especially when it's hot weather. Steve

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Yak_Chat
Aug 18, 2008 11:45 pm
Yak_Chat
metter
metter
21 August 2008

Evap or reverse cycle.. need some advice please!

Evap or reverse cycle.. need some advice please!

We are building at Mt Barker - Adelaide hills. How would evaporative cope there? I don't think they have a humidity problem. Any way to check that?

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metter
Aug 21, 2008 6:30 am
claego
claego
24 August 2008

Multi Split Air Conditioning

Multi Split Air Conditioning

I am also interested in multi split system, would love to hear some feedback from anyone too :D

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claego
Aug 24, 2008 12:36 pm
Mendelle
Mendelle
27 August 2008

change from reverse cycle to gas central heating worth it?

change from reverse cycle to gas central heating worth it?

I currently have six homes with reverse cycle air conditioning which I am considering changing to high efficiency gas heating. I have been quoted $12,000 for the job to be…

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Mendelle
Aug 27, 2008 9:27 am
FireFox
FireFox
29 August 2008

Heating + evap cooling ducts in ceiling

Heating + evap cooling ducts in ceiling

how much bigger? is the evap i didnt get chance to measure up mine last time i did my inspection.. :D evap is the way to go as they say is 3 cents an hour good for smells…

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FireFox
Aug 29, 2008 1:10 pm
FireFox
snhouse
snhouse
30 August 2008

Urgent Advice needed on Evap Cooling to double storey

Urgent Advice needed on Evap Cooling to double storey

Thanks for all your replies. We have requested evap ducts for down stairs a few times but the answer is always no. We will try again at our tender appointment and see how we go.

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snhouse
Aug 30, 2008 11:33 pm
lostlozza
lostlozza
2 September 2008

zero clearance wood heater

zero clearance wood heater

thanks but im after a wood heater inbuilt jetmaster is mainly gas or open

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lostlozza
Sep 02, 2008 8:12 pm
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
4 September 2008

Anyone using Sun Lizard for heating and cooling??

Anyone using Sun Lizard for heating and cooling??

Sunlizard IMO is more a retro fit solution & not one to use from the start. But the principle is good. Steve

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Yak_Chat
Sep 04, 2008 11:44 pm
Yak_Chat
gpierce
gpierce
5 September 2008

Airconditioning unit sound enclosure

Airconditioning unit sound enclosure

I would think that either a company that does extensions, or a brick/block landscaper should do what you want. The building companys probably don't want to deal with it,…

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gpierce
Sep 05, 2008 3:59 pm
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
6 September 2008

Under floor insulation

Under floor insulation

dust does has some impact on reflective products IMO it's more the movement of air that concerne me with them. I'm planning on poly batts as they will fit up nice and…

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Yak_Chat
Sep 06, 2008 8:58 pm
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
8 September 2008

Under Floor Heating

Under Floor Heating

All this is crazy, as in Europe everyone does hydronic but not here in Adelaide. Why would you? We have great sun and warmth in…

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Yak_Chat
Sep 08, 2008 10:12 pm
Yak_Chat
pomeara
pomeara
10 September 2008

Is this a good price for a Brivis

Is this a good price for a Brivis

Hi, I've just been getting quotes and my quotes are much higher. Can I have the details for the companies that provided the quotes ? Cheers!

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pomeara
Sep 10, 2008 8:43 am
IceMan
IceMan
14 September 2008

Cost of running refrigerated air con!

Cost of running refrigerated air con!

Hi All, I'm currently having the debate with my partner as to what type of air con to get. i want evap (i.e. cheaper to run! :D ) and he wants…

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IceMan
Sep 14, 2008 9:27 am
IceMan
mmarhala
mmarhala
23 September 2008

Hot water syst- NO BURNER FLAME

Hot water syst- NO BURNER FLAME

Hi All Last night due to heavy wind, the hot water system’s lower cover was opened and the burner was having no flame. I restarted it successfully by reading…

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mmarhala
Sep 23, 2008 10:33 am
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
23 September 2008

colourbond roof and whirlybirds

colourbond roof and whirlybirds

The whirlybirds will help to a minor degree in summer - but not much. and in winter it would be worse. :shock: Spend the money on a blown in product rockwool or…

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Yak_Chat
Sep 23, 2008 9:57 pm
Yak_Chat
PhoenixStar
PhoenixStar
24 September 2008

Insulation query

Insulation query

Dale you might find that due to the 5 star rating requirements, they will automatically upgrade it anyway? But i have read that some members have paid for it as part of…

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PhoenixStar
Sep 24, 2008 5:55 pm
PhoenixStar
libechacos
libechacos
29 September 2008

underfloor heating, not on a slab

underfloor heating, not on a slab

and use reflective foil unsulation to reflect the heat back into your home

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libechacos
Sep 29, 2008 5:39 pm
gpierce
gpierce
3 October 2008

Ducted Heating Advice for Canberra - Braemar or Brivis?

Ducted Heating Advice for Canberra - Braemar or Brivis?

Well, For starters, shutting vents causes more air to come out in different spots, so shutting vents in rooms may not achieve what the user…

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gpierce
Oct 03, 2008 7:33 pm
Dyson
Dyson
4 October 2008

Minimum vents for zoning ducted heating.

Minimum vents for zoning ducted heating.

OK, I've had a good discussion with the Bonaire supplier directly. Yes there really is an issue with having less than 8 ducts on at anyone time. 7 would probably be OK.…

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Dyson
Oct 04, 2008 1:21 am
Dyson
gpierce
gpierce
7 October 2008

solar hot water dilemma

solar hot water dilemma

I am surprised that the option of heatpump hot water has not been explored. This really is a low energy option without the complications of…

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gpierce
Oct 07, 2008 2:26 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
17 October 2008

Airconditioning in Perth- Ducted reverse cycle

Airconditioning in Perth- Ducted reverse cycle

There's a guy on another forum that does ac in NSW and swears by Daikin. Good aussie business that one as well :)

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The Garden Whisperer
Oct 17, 2008 12:39 am
The Garden Whisperer
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
17 October 2008

Sarking Products/Brands any suggestion

Sarking Products/Brands any suggestion

What is your objective Gagandeep? ie what do you want to acheive. IMO - sarking up under the roof with sufficient air gap is all you need, plus appropriate R value of…

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Yak_Chat
Oct 17, 2008 9:05 pm
Yak_Chat

I doubt they are stainless...but they are generally galvanised... http://www.dynamicheatcool.com.au/compo ...…

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to_do_list
Oct 29, 2008 8:04 am
to_do_list
Lynnie
Lynnie
29 October 2008

ducted evap in small house - price?

ducted evap in small house - price?

They are a major electricity/gas supplier in Victoria. Probably not in W.A. sorry. Lynnie :)

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Lynnie
Oct 29, 2008 12:59 pm
rzkman
rzkman
31 October 2008

How do I add an additional thermostat upstairs

How do I add an additional thermostat upstairs

Hi, We have a two storey house that has ducted heating and air conditioning. It is controlled by a Honeywell Chronotherm thermometer. Next to the thermometer are two…

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rzkman
Oct 31, 2008 11:00 am
dymonite69
dymonite69
1 November 2008

Insulation q's

Insulation q's

Hi guys I am very unfamiliar with the whole insulation thing and am looking to build a home with PD... I was thinking of going up to either;…

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dymonite69
Nov 01, 2008 9:03 am
dymonite69
dymonite69
dymonite69
1 November 2008

Evaporative Cooling - is it worth having?

Evaporative Cooling - is it worth having?

Hi There We were trying to cut down on the cost of our new house and my husband thinks the cooling might not be that good and that we could put in…

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dymonite69
Nov 01, 2008 9:10 am
dymonite69
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


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