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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
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
24 August 2008

Heat pump water heater

Heat pump water heater

50dbi is like a normal voice level. Solar is much quieter and lots cheaper to run. :D Here is an article on how heat pumps work -…

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Yak_Chat
Aug 24, 2008 3:09 pm
Yak_Chat
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 10:27 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 2:10 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 31, 2008 12:33 am
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 9:12 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 05, 2008 12:44 am
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 4:59 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 9:58 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 11:12 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 9:43 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 10:27 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 11:33 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 10:57 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 6:55 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 6:39 pm
libechacos
libechacos
30 September 2008

Solar hot water systems with instantaneous gas booster

Solar hot water systems with instantaneous gas booster

Its easy t get confused with all the tewrminology with a TM after it isnt it. Looks like a good system, but my understanding is that evacuated tubes with gas back up…

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libechacos
Sep 30, 2008 3:30 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 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
1, 2

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


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