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marko23
marko23
31 May 2005

Central heating intake clearance: HELP!

Central heating intake clearance: HELP!

G'day Stuart, Sorry been away. If you have 100mm height clearance all around the tallboy that would be ok. (At least around 3 sides as I imagine the tallboy will be up…

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marko23
May 31, 2005 4:47 pm
Mustang
Mustang
7 July 2005

Insulation in Melbourne

Insulation in Melbourne

Thanks Janelle but I have recently agreed to insulation levels to be installed by my builder.

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Mustang
Jul 07, 2005 9:15 pm
johnny aywah
johnny aywah
6 January 2006

Home Heating Hints

Home Heating Hints

assuming those plastic vertical blinds are right out?

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johnny aywah
Jan 06, 2006 1:28 pm
vico
vico
25 January 2006

Roofing

Roofing

Cross ventilation is the best. We have good results with from sun heated glass started ventilation. it works without wind as well.

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vico
Jan 25, 2006 11:42 pm
coldbuster
coldbuster
13 July 2006

Cold Basement!

Cold Basement!

Hey homeone... have you been able to find a heating solution for your basement? Have you considered floor heating? We retail a range of floor heating products which…

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coldbuster
Jul 13, 2006 11:51 pm
builda
builda
29 July 2006

Attic smell from A/C - I'm at wit's end!

Attic smell from A/C - I'm at wit's end!

Attic? I haven't seen one house in Melbourne with an attic, but I've lived in houses in the US that have attics AND basements. R6…

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builda
Jul 29, 2006 12:53 pm
builda
chelseaoz
chelseaoz
14 August 2006

ducted heating

ducted heating

Anyone but Braemar, I had a very…

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chelseaoz
Aug 14, 2006 11:24 pm
miagi
miagi
27 December 2006

Split systems - how they work - is this info right?

Split systems - how they work - is this info right?

Think about it people, the method is this, the fan in the indoor unit circulates the current room air temp at whatever it happens to be through the refrigerated…

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miagi
Dec 27, 2006 9:09 pm
fmmonte
fmmonte
1 January 2007

Vertex Water Heater Experience

Vertex Water Heater Experience

I need to replace my convetional 75gal gas water heater and looking into Vertex power-vent model by AOSmith. This is a 50gal unit and they claim performes equivalent to…

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fmmonte
Jan 01, 2007 7:12 am
romellj
romellj
6 January 2007

Evaporative cooling points in all rooms ?

Evaporative cooling points in all rooms ?

Hi Keam, Who are you building with, if you don't mind..

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romellj
Jan 06, 2007 8:52 pm
snappy
snappy
9 January 2007

Solar Water Heating Systems

Solar Water Heating Systems

Thanks Bud and Joe I will still look into things a bit further as it is something I quite like the idea of but I will ask about the life of the unit. Sasha :)

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snappy
Jan 09, 2007 10:01 pm
snappy
3timesbuilda
3timesbuilda
16 January 2007

Energy Efficiency

Energy Efficiency

I came across this web site that lists the efficiency of various commercial appliances. Take a look: http://www.energyrating.gov.au/appsearch/default.asp 3xb

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3timesbuilda
Jan 16, 2007 4:47 pm
3timesbuilda
Amber
Amber
17 January 2007

Feasibility: Installing Cooling-heating system post build

Feasibility: Installing Cooling-heating system post build

Hi - we are having air-con put in the house after taking possession. The only thing we are getting the builder to put in is a water connection in the roof. …

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Amber
Jan 17, 2007 2:34 pm
Amber
markDHC
markDHC
21 February 2007

Pretty green and need help on ducting insulation

Pretty green and need help on ducting insulation

This is a common on older ducts. The outer sleeve deteriorates and leaves the insulation exposed. In reality the outer sleeve is there to hold the insulation in place. But…

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markDHC
Feb 21, 2007 8:06 am
markDHC
markDHC
markDHC
21 February 2007

Heating ducts, roof or floor does it really matter?

Heating ducts, roof or floor does it really matter?

Nowadays it doesn't really make too much difference. The ceiling vents used today help to move the air where it needs to go, units are built with much more air than the…

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markDHC
Feb 21, 2007 8:13 am
markDHC
markDHC
markDHC
22 February 2007

What to choose - Evaporative or Refrigerated?

What to choose - Evaporative or Refrigerated?

Yes it will work amazingly well. Close all the windows upstairs, turn the cooler up to full fan speed and open some windows downstairs - that 2 - 3 thousand liters of air…

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markDHC
Feb 22, 2007 9:18 am
markDHC
markDHC
markDHC
22 February 2007

Lennox Split System Air Conditioners

Lennox Split System Air Conditioners

The Bonaire units are middle of the range. Well priced and reliable units. In my opinion they are a good buy, with good performance and Bonaire's backup service is pretty good.

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markDHC
Feb 22, 2007 9:20 am
markDHC
3timesbuilda
3timesbuilda
23 February 2007

Spit system.

Spit system.

Given what has been said above and the fact that you are far out of town, you may want to consider a portable unit. We're renting so we needed something without…

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3timesbuilda
Feb 23, 2007 12:50 pm
3timesbuilda
markDHC
markDHC
13 March 2007

Ducted Air Con

Ducted Air Con

Hi, Ducted air-conditioning is a fantastic way of cooling the whole home. Usually the decision comes down to a few key factors: * Your lifestyle and the way you…

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markDHC
Mar 13, 2007 10:41 am
markDHC
markDHC
markDHC
21 March 2007

AUTO Mode heat pump question

AUTO Mode heat pump question

I am not familiar with those particular units but I'll have an educated guess. +/- 0 = The room is already comfortable and you want to keep it at this temperature, you…

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markDHC
Mar 21, 2007 1:33 pm
markDHC
Siatros
Siatros
14 April 2007

Solar Hot Water systems: Dux vs Rinnai

Solar Hot Water systems: Dux vs Rinnai

Hi all, We are at a decision point to cosider a solar powered system from Rinnai or Dux. Looking at the web sites of both, Rinnai's offerings look fairly simple…

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Siatros
Apr 14, 2007 6:44 pm
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
19 April 2007

Ducted slow combustion: possible ?

Ducted slow combustion: possible ?

My house a similar setup. Wood fire downstairs, pipe through the ceiling, and up through the next level, (which was a 20 year later extension) but they have not sheilded…

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Yak_Chat
Apr 19, 2007 7:47 pm
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
19 April 2007

Insulation under tile floor?

Insulation under tile floor?

My undertsanding is that the underslab stuff is not the best in most of oz as we do not really have the long cold winters where we need constant heat pumping out. Hence…

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Yak_Chat
Apr 19, 2007 7:55 pm
Yak_Chat
3timesbuilda
3timesbuilda
24 April 2007

Earth Tubes

Earth Tubes

Hi Casa, Yes we did keep the windows open until it was clearly hotter inside than outside. The turf was rolls of grass (Santa Anna type). Our block was an acre and…

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3timesbuilda
Apr 24, 2007 4:53 pm
3timesbuilda
EricW
EricW
3 May 2007

Two-Component Polyurethane Foam cleanup

Two-Component Polyurethane Foam cleanup

I have a customer with some drips from . Anyone have some ideas on how to clean it up after…

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EricW
May 03, 2007 6:15 am
Siatros
Siatros
3 May 2007

Stainless steel or glass lined hot water tank

Stainless steel or glass lined hot water tank

Hi all, We have a choice of a glass lined or stainless steel hot water tank. The choice is between a Rinnai Sunsmart or Rinnai Beasley solar hot water system. The…

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Siatros
May 03, 2007 10:40 pm
grime
grime
5 May 2007

New 5-star energy rating BCA codes

New 5-star energy rating BCA codes

Bats could be the way to go.But difficult to advise from Victoria as I don't know if WA will be using a similar software program for determining the 5 star pass.Here we…

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grime
May 05, 2007 4:51 pm
grime
royalblue
royalblue
14 May 2007

DIY Ducted Heating Systems

DIY Ducted Heating Systems

Here in the west, ducted heating systems like this are pretty rare, so I don't know much about this. But I can't help but think that the DIY option may be a bit risky. …

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royalblue
May 14, 2007 2:57 pm
ladyice
ladyice
17 May 2007

FLAT ROOF = NO CENTRAL COOLING AND HEATING SYSTEM

FLAT ROOF = NO CENTRAL COOLING AND HEATING SYSTEM

our builder didnt give us that option unfortunately..oh well...

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ladyice
May 17, 2007 10:36 pm
ladyice
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
8 June 2007

Stop cold coming through timber floor.

Stop cold coming through timber floor.

Do you mean coming up through the gaps in the boards? Unusual but possible. Taking the carpet away will reduce the amount of insulation you had and there are ways…

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Yak_Chat
Jun 08, 2007 11:48 am
Yak_Chat
markDHC
markDHC
12 June 2007

Breezair vs Brivis Evaporative?

Breezair vs Brivis Evaporative?

Hi Ed, The biggest difference between the two is that breezeair have a centrifugal fan, everyone else has an axial fan (propellor style). The specs show that the…

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markDHC
Jun 12, 2007 1:01 pm
markDHC
Helen
Helen
27 June 2007

Choosing Jetmaster fireplace

Choosing Jetmaster fireplace

Good points on burning wood Elizabeth. We're building on a block which is heavily treed so some of the trees have to come down so our solar setup gets enough sun. We’ll…

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Helen
Jun 27, 2007 8:29 pm
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
28 June 2007

Eaves or No Eaves ?

Eaves or No Eaves ?

Eaves will also help shelter the windows and reduce the summer rain coming from in when you have the windows open - on any side of the building And by stopping the rain…

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Yak_Chat
Jun 28, 2007 10:55 am
Yak_Chat
ausdesign
ausdesign
6 July 2007

Insulation between internal walls

Insulation between internal walls

It may be worth while checking out a product such as 'noise control batt' Sealing around the edges & the bottom of the door with one of the 'raven' products would also be…

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ausdesign
Jul 06, 2007 9:53 pm
ausdesign
Elizabeth
Elizabeth
16 July 2007

Ground source heat/cooling pumps

Ground source heat/cooling pumps

Hi Thought some of you might be interested in this presentation at the Alternative Technology Association (admittedly at short notice). Cheers e. 'Heating and…

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Elizabeth
Jul 16, 2007 3:02 pm
DeKa
DeKa
19 July 2007

Heating/cooling

Heating/cooling

He'd say that because he wants to sell you an oil-burning heater! The funny thing is, he's probably right about what he said. Air conditioners, on the whole are noisy.

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DeKa
Jul 19, 2007 6:15 pm
DeKa
Michelle
Michelle
23 July 2007

Open Fireplace Designs

Open Fireplace Designs

If you’re not interested in the heaters have a look at the designs of the walls holding the heaters, some of the best I’ve seen! Room for thought. :)

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Michelle
Jul 23, 2007 8:11 pm
Michelle


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