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Mrs B
Mrs B
14 March 2008

your heating & cooling concerns

your heating & cooling concerns

All I want is for both to work. Air Con cools the house in summer Heater keeps the house lovely and warm in winter. This may seem obvious, but so many systems do…

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Mrs B
Mar 14, 2008 6:36 pm
Mrs B
rock
rock
18 March 2008

split sys?

split sys?

have thougght of that but I cant put up with the heat anymore lol

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rock
Mar 18, 2008 3:09 pm
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
28 March 2008

Ducted Heating Problem

Ducted Heating Problem

Sounds like the fan or abelt may have broken suring summer. If your not techincally minded, call the heater fix it man, like hire a hubby or similar. Steve

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Yak_Chat
Mar 28, 2008 8:04 pm
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
28 March 2008

Eco Friendly Heating And Cooling

Eco Friendly Heating And Cooling

Casa, they mention that they are grabbing outside cool air and bringin it inside. LR. It will help - but do not expect it to provide all your heating. It is a…

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Yak_Chat
Mar 28, 2008 8:11 pm
Yak_Chat
Cabinfever
Cabinfever
28 March 2008

New fireplace

New fireplace

Wish I'd come back to this a bit sooner. I've already bought all the new bits and lined up someone to do the work. Really though the old mantle and woodheater were just…

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Cabinfever
Mar 28, 2008 10:26 pm
Cabinfever
_Al_
_Al_
30 March 2008

Location of reverse cycle

Location of reverse cycle

New house, put it wherever you want. Internal, external, doesn't matter. Pipework can be up to 25m....at least mine can be. Drain will run straight down inside the wall…

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_Al_
Mar 30, 2008 9:30 am
DeeElle
DeeElle
1 April 2008

gas fireplace

gas fireplace

Thanks DeeElle. Canterbury and Fitzroy both look good. I'm looking at something that has stainless steel borders. I'll visit their website...…

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DeeElle
Apr 01, 2008 10:15 pm
DeeElle
joaninhac
joaninhac
15 April 2008

Air con unit not sitting straight on roof...

Air con unit not sitting straight on roof...

That second window from the left doesn't look very square either - could just some weird shadows, but it looks crooked to…

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joaninhac
Apr 15, 2008 3:28 pm
Eager
Eager
20 April 2008

Sorry if this is a silly question, but....

Sorry if this is a silly question, but....

We had a Fujitsu split system installed in our existing house about 7 years ago. We left it up to the installer, who does nothing else but install split systems, to…

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Eager
Apr 20, 2008 8:17 pm
Eager
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
20 April 2008

Pellet Heaters

Pellet Heaters

Try this thread for some…

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Yak_Chat
Apr 20, 2008 10:19 pm
Yak_Chat
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'chelle
Apr 23, 2008 10:08 pm
'chelle
joe1
joe1
24 April 2008

Acceptable Installation of DGH? - Advice needed

Acceptable Installation of DGH? - Advice needed

Thanks All for the suggestions - just an update. Tradie came and reset the controllers - seemed to be a difference with the amount of air coming out of the ducts when…

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joe1
Apr 24, 2008 4:24 pm
rowan
rowan
25 April 2008

Refridgerated aircon

Refridgerated aircon

Hi Can you get them to put in more zones after the installation or is it to difficult, we are only having two zones at this stage Cheers

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rowan
Apr 25, 2008 11:47 pm
Damon
Damon
28 April 2008

PD lifeStyle only source Bonaire now?

PD lifeStyle only source Bonaire now?

i have got the answer now. it depends on which office you are dealing with, my PD lifestyle office is dealing with someone who only do Bonaire and Vulcan but not brivis…

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Damon
Apr 28, 2008 8:15 pm
3timesbuilda
3timesbuilda
29 April 2008

how big is your ducted refrigerated unit?

how big is your ducted refrigerated unit?

From a previous post of mine (I'm getting lazy) :D Non invertor air conditioners work as follows. Whe the unit is switched on, the unit runs at full…

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3timesbuilda
Apr 29, 2008 12:24 pm
3timesbuilda
joaninhac
joaninhac
2 May 2008

Air con vent above staircase, anyone?

Air con vent above staircase, anyone?

MICA and ALL I gave in to the builder after basically being told they would not give us a refund or move the air con points for us... i was just so over it all and…

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joaninhac
May 02, 2008 9:00 am
Cabinfever
Cabinfever
7 May 2008

Fireplace/Mantelpiece

Fireplace/Mantelpiece

Anywhere from $500 to $1000 for a good new wood mantle. Around $2K to $3K for a decent marble one. Then there's the insert - probably around $500. And you'll need a hearth…

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Cabinfever
May 07, 2008 9:44 am
Cabinfever
teml
teml
9 May 2008

Bathroom heating

Bathroom heating

Thanks for the advice MICA - all good points!

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teml
May 09, 2008 7:43 am
teml
impact
impact
14 May 2008

Duct Sizes

Duct Sizes

Thanks guys - yep that makes sense.... Found calculators online (web is wonderful) which show things like airflow litres per minute etc... and yes there is a huge…

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impact
May 14, 2008 12:53 am
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
19 May 2008

cellulose/batts

cellulose/batts

The blow-in stuff burns pretty easily. It shouldn''t burn - but if they do not use the right mix of retadants (which are natural things…

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Yak_Chat
May 19, 2008 11:24 pm
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
26 May 2008

Small house in Melbourne

Small house in Melbourne

Why do you think it gets hotr - western sun on the walls, courtyard that heats up etc etc. I know living in the UK that these sorts of things are far from your mind -…

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Yak_Chat
May 26, 2008 10:06 pm
Yak_Chat
Djelibeybi
Djelibeybi
28 May 2008

general cost of evap cooling

general cost of evap cooling

We're paying $3,300 to add a Brivis P43 evaporative cooling system with 7 outlets. This was part of the "Luxury Options Bonus Pack" offered by Simonds in January. I think…

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Djelibeybi
May 28, 2008 7:01 pm
sneakersss
sneakersss
30 May 2008

Lack of air coming out of ducted heating vent

Lack of air coming out of ducted heating vent

Yeah, glad its all fixed Missy...nothing like being cold!!!! :evil: :evil: :evil: Oh well if the oven's not working you'll have to get the boyfriend to…

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sneakersss
May 30, 2008 4:41 pm
sneakersss
PhoenixStar
PhoenixStar
30 May 2008

Evaporative cooling necessary in bedrooms?

Evaporative cooling necessary in bedrooms?

Jo you might be surprised that it might not be too much more for a few extra ducts and possibly an upgrade to a larger fan unit? Maybe $100-$150 for each room perhaps…

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PhoenixStar
May 30, 2008 5:59 pm
PhoenixStar
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to_do_list
May 30, 2008 6:15 pm
to_do_list
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
30 May 2008

Pellet heaters

Pellet heaters

Try these threads for a bit of discussion on these…

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Yak_Chat
May 30, 2008 7:28 pm
Yak_Chat
Brad75
Brad75
30 May 2008

Ceiling Inlet for Ducted Heating?

Ceiling Inlet for Ducted Heating?

ActronAir units are a fantastic unit i have been installing plenty of them with no problems and the top model has a digital scroll units are better than a inverter and…

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Brad75
May 30, 2008 11:13 pm
to_do_list
to_do_list
30 May 2008

Brivis ducted gas heating duct install

Brivis ducted gas heating duct install

Welcome to the forum..... I was getting a couple of quotes today for servicing a ducted heater....no problems. As soon as I said I also wanted to move a duct around…

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to_do_list
May 30, 2008 11:24 pm
to_do_list
Brad75
Brad75
30 May 2008

Brivis HE20 or Vulcan BV515...

Brivis HE20 or Vulcan BV515...

If you have'nt bought a heater yet i recommend neither of these units your better off with a Braemar Brivis was a good heater awhile back but now having lots of problems…

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Brad75
May 30, 2008 11:29 pm
cjklbed
cjklbed
3 June 2008

WHAT TO DO?

WHAT TO DO?

Excellent, not sure where to find one I think I will ask around the town when we r up there next, I will keep you posted

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cjklbed
Jun 03, 2008 10:51 pm
dembi_2000
dembi_2000
4 June 2008

Return air grill

Return air grill

I see. So that's the use of the return air. Hmm... not sure yet where we'll place this in out home but i want to try to hide it as much as possible. Thanks Kiwi and Brad.

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dembi_2000
Jun 04, 2008 7:35 pm
rock
rock
9 June 2008

Wall and Ceiling insultation

Wall and Ceiling insultation

think the size is diff wall ones are a bit thinner and smaller witdh but just stuff em in they fit lol

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rock
Jun 09, 2008 8:51 pm
Michelle
Michelle
12 June 2008

Central heating not hot enough?

Central heating not hot enough?

I have airon and refuse to use it as the warmth for my home. There is no way it throws out the amount of heat my fire does.

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Michelle
Jun 12, 2008 9:48 pm
Michelle

Not knocking your dreams Cb. Just being the realist. Some combustions / fire enclosures enable you to open the doors and let them crackle and pop while you idle away…

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Yak_Chat
Jun 17, 2008 10:35 pm
Yak_Chat
to_do_list
to_do_list
18 June 2008

Ceiling fans (again)

Ceiling fans (again)
1, 2

Just remember not to ask him until he is actually in the same town otherwise he might just keep travelling :lol:

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to_do_list
Jun 18, 2008 7:18 pm
to_do_list
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
23 June 2008

Will central heating fix damp problem?

Will central heating fix damp problem?

I'd suggest you have a read of this to get an idea of the possible issues. Termite like damp spots, mould likes it, timber rotts in it - not a good thing to have :shock:

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Yak_Chat
Jun 23, 2008 11:06 pm
Yak_Chat
commodorenut
commodorenut
29 June 2008

Installing airconditioning in apartments

Installing airconditioning in apartments

Can't help with the body corporate situation, but we installed a split at my mate's new apartment. It was an absolute mongrel job. No A/C installer wanted to touch…

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commodorenut
Jun 29, 2008 9:07 pm
commodorenut

Strumer recently gave me some advice on a kitchen reno where he said that an electric wall oven has a 15A supply, would sound therefore that a ceiling fan having an 18A…

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to_do_list
Jul 01, 2008 8:43 am
to_do_list
Scribe
Scribe
2 July 2008

is evaporative cooling worth it?

is evaporative cooling worth it?

Having some points downstairs seems to me as though it would be much quicker and more efficient for cooling the living areas. :th: I'd better shop around and find out. Thanks

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Scribe
Jul 02, 2008 10:35 pm
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
8 July 2008

just a quickie....

just a quickie....

Well answered Ancient Mariner. I'd suggest poly batts - much nicer to use. It's like putting in a big doona in your roof :D. R3.2 is recommend for Perth in the ceiling…

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Yak_Chat
Jul 08, 2008 12:14 am
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
10 July 2008

Geothermal System

Geothermal System

Sent you a PM a few days ago - Do you not get it ?

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Yak_Chat
Jul 10, 2008 9:32 pm
Yak_Chat
MeThinks
MeThinks
16 July 2008

Any cheap alternatives to sisalation??

Any cheap alternatives to sisalation??

Hi Nat sisalation would be your cheapest and best option, it will give you some thermal protection as well as moisture control as well, i dont know of any other product…

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MeThinks
Jul 16, 2008 12:00 pm
Martyn
Martyn
16 July 2008

Control Freak

Control Freak

Hi, I only moved in to this house 5 Months ago, so don't have any history at all of this heating system. Ever since we moved in, I have had little control over my…

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Martyn
Jul 16, 2008 2:06 pm
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
16 July 2008

30 minutes to heat hot water cylinder?

30 minutes to heat hot water cylinder?

Wrap it in some good insulation and it will take even less time and energy.

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Yak_Chat
Jul 16, 2008 10:07 pm
Yak_Chat
mikemix
mikemix
17 July 2008

Control Freak

Control Freak

Just make sure that when you are talking through the settings with the tech that particular attention is paid to the relay settings. The settings are hard to under…

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mikemix
Jul 17, 2008 7:35 pm
ilikecash
ilikecash
19 July 2008

Brivis Buffalo 26

Brivis Buffalo 26

Seem to have a problem with our ducted heating. At the moment it seems the fan is constantly running but no heat. The only way to stop the fan running is to turn it off…

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ilikecash
Jul 19, 2008 9:48 am
markDHC
markDHC
20 July 2008

Evap cooling and refrig...

Evap cooling and refrig...

first question - no evap can't be converted to refig or vice-versa. Now the real fun begins - if you need a new heating system AND want refrig cooling then you MUST have…

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markDHC
Jul 20, 2008 9:08 pm
markDHC
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
22 July 2008

wood pellet ash - organic?

wood pellet ash - organic?

Justa stretch of words. you are correct - organic is a full certification. They are making this statment - IMO - illegally - unless they can prove and show an…

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Yak_Chat
Jul 22, 2008 10:26 pm
Yak_Chat
joles
joles
22 July 2008

Extra heating zones added later?

Extra heating zones added later?

The heater is a bonaire vulcan 4 star. Not sure of model. Will have to look through paperwork. There's 15 outlets and it's 36 sq if that helps anyone guess. :lol: Maybe B4-30?…

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joles
Jul 22, 2008 10:26 pm
joles
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
27 July 2008

Low profile ducting....

Low profile ducting....

Check these out. http://www.polyaire.com.au/products_duct.htm They have locations across Australia. Steve

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Yak_Chat
Jul 27, 2008 12:37 am
Yak_Chat


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