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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 8:33 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 2:21 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 3:26 pm
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
9 October 2008

Hydronic Heating

Hydronic Heating
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Yes there are additives and I'm not the one who knows what they are. But basically you treat the water and for ever more it is a closed loop system that is heated as the…

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Yak_Chat
Oct 09, 2008 9:53 pm
Yak_Chat
paddy
paddy
15 October 2008

hydronic heating

hydronic heating

Give Branco Boilers a ring 6255 6881 they are located in Queanbeyan, should be able to get you out of trouble. Cheers Michael

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paddy
Oct 15, 2008 9:52 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Oct 17, 2008 1:39 am
TheGardenWhisperer
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 10:05 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 9:04 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 1:59 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 12:00 pm
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 10:03 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 10:10 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 4:06 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 4:54 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 5:01 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 2:17 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 4:24 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 8:17 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 10:08 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 10:23 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 10:44 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 10:59 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 2:17 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 2:21 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 10:07 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 15, 2008 12:09 am
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 2:30 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 2:59 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 10:42 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 1:51 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 10:38 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 6:54 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 11:01 pm
dymonite69
dymonite69
12 December 2008

Solar Hydronic Heating and Hot Water System

Solar Hydronic Heating and Hot Water System

the living and kitchen area (which will be a busy place!) facing north, however there is one side of the house that will not warm through…

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dymonite69
Dec 12, 2008 10:30 am
dymonite69
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 12:16 pm
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 9:11 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 1:05 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 5:52 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 6:30 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 10:54 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 3:13 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 3:27 pm
Martin
Martin
19 December 2008

Advice on gas ducted heating

Advice on gas ducted heating
1, 2

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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Martin
Dec 19, 2008 11:50 am
Martin
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 11:28 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 3:26 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 9:18 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 2:59 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 2:20 pm

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