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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 10:44 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 8:43 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 1:53 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 20, 2008 12:24 am
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 11:06 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 8:01 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 5:41 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 6:59 pm
PhoenixStar
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to_do_list
May 30, 2008 7:15 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 8:28 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 31, 2008 12:13 am
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 31, 2008 12:24 am
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 31, 2008 12:29 am
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 11:51 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 8:35 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 9:51 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 10:48 pm
Michelle
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
13 June 2008

Rinnai Infinity hot water system

Rinnai Infinity hot water system
1, 2, 3, 4

Scribe Wrote Am I correct in thinking having solar panels connected to a Rinnai Infinity would be a waste? I was going to choose solar panels rather…

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Yak_Chat
Jun 13, 2008 10:33 pm
Yak_Chat

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 11:35 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 8:18 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 24, 2008 12:06 am
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 10:07 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 9:43 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 11:35 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 1:14 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 10:32 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 1:00 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 3:06 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 11:07 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 8:35 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 10:48 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 10:08 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 11:26 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 11:26 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 1:37 am
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
27 July 2008

Renovation - Gotchas - Beware - re insulation

Renovation - Gotchas - Beware - re insulation

Some of you know I'm improving an older style house and making it a lot more efficient and comfortable to live in. So today I cut a hole in the top level floor to check…

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Yak_Chat
Jul 28, 2008 12:19 am
Yak_Chat
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 4:16 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 9:10 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 05, 2008 12:17 am
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 6:21 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 6:23 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 5:22 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 9:42 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 6:55 pm
gweluphome
gweluphome
18 August 2008

heat and glo gas heater

heat and glo gas heater

Thats sound like a great idea, Antique White is a great colour I used to work with that colour all the time and pretty much any colour would go with it... It always made…

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gweluphome
Aug 18, 2008 9:01 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 19, 2008 12:45 am
Yak_Chat

MJAB, We have gone for the advantage air system but as we have yet to get into our house I cannot tell you how good or not it is. I can however say why we chose this…

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martyme
Aug 21, 2008 2:37 am
martyme
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 7:30 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 1:36 pm


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