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pasey25
pasey25
15 September 2007

Location of Fireplace - Opinions Needed

Location of Fireplace - Opinions Needed

Have you heard of ecosmart fires? No installation required and it runs on pure alcohol (sold as metholated spirits so its not attractive to…

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pasey25
Sep 15, 2007 4:41 pm
pasey25
arkraider
arkraider
18 September 2007

Heating system performance

Heating system performance

Thanks Mark... Done and noted for question time with builder....

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arkraider
Sep 18, 2007 12:57 pm
arkraider
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
23 September 2007

Off-peak storage heating

Off-peak storage heating

The derby range are sold in SA.

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Yak_Chat
Sep 23, 2007 9:52 pm
Yak_Chat
VJ
VJ
28 September 2007

Heating duct to bathroom & ensuite

Heating duct to bathroom & ensuite

Sorry for the late reply, but I didn't receive an email notification about your replies. Thanks for all the info that you shared. It's good to hear that most people…

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VJ
Sep 28, 2007 10:20 pm
VJ
markDHC
markDHC
12 October 2007

low profile ducted cooling units

low profile ducted cooling units

For space heating perhaps.... which is what the graph below shows. Are there any graphs showing ducted system comparisons? There is one below - pages 7 and 8 show the…

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markDHC
Oct 12, 2007 3:50 pm
markDHC
Casa2
Casa2
16 October 2007

Electric in-slab heating

Electric in-slab heating

Leeta, I would look into solar hydronic heating. Basically, uses the same solar panels as for heatign hot water, except the hot water is circulated through your slab.…

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Casa2
Oct 16, 2007 12:38 pm
installation inspector
installation inspector
18 October 2007

DIY - renewing ceiling insulation and adding sarking

DIY - renewing ceiling insulation and adding sarking

Consider upgrading your old AC unit, the new ones are considerably more efficient so you will get more cooling for less $$s.…

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installation inspector
Oct 18, 2007 4:52 pm
installation inspector
markDHC
markDHC
19 October 2007

Which brand split system a/c

Which brand split system a/c

Daikin in my opinion make the best reverse cycle units - yes they are more expensive, but the parts used in them are of the highest quality... if you want the best go for…

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markDHC
Oct 19, 2007 11:56 am
markDHC
rerob1
rerob1
24 October 2007

ARBS 2008-AIR CONDITIONING- REFRIGERATION – BUILDING SERVICE

ARBS 2008-AIR CONDITIONING- REFRIGERATION – BUILDING SERVICE

21-23 April 2008 Melb Exhibition Centre (its on their website) However, I for one hope that this forum doesn't become a "marketing" place for official companies - they…

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rerob1
Oct 24, 2007 10:13 pm
rerob1
Mark Peall
Mark Peall
30 October 2007

Heating & Cooling for established home- what do you sugg

Heating & Cooling for established home- what do you sugg

Roof insulation is very important, so is removing the 'super-heated-hot-air' from your roof space. To make a difference you need to replace the hot air - to cool it -…

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Mark Peall
Oct 30, 2007 11:08 am
Steveo
Steveo
3 November 2007

Heating and refrigerated Air

Heating and refrigerated Air

Thanks for the feedback. It appears the features to go for are: * Gas Heat and Elec Air * Room Zoning * 6 star rating? * Warranty period Any other points…

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Steveo
Nov 03, 2007 11:30 am
Steveo
First_Timer_Ray
First_Timer_Ray
22 November 2007

Location of Evaporative Outlets/Vents/Ducts?

Location of Evaporative Outlets/Vents/Ducts?
1, 2

Price was definitely the reason. We looked and got quotes for all-in-one (eg, gen3 (?) ) as well as gas + add on air-con, and we couldn't justify the cost (from approx…

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First_Timer_Ray
Nov 22, 2007 4:44 pm
First_Timer_Ray
Casa2
Casa2
6 December 2007

Efficiency of new Oil Boiler

Efficiency of new Oil Boiler

Thanks Yak_Chat/Steve. Interesting article. I particualry liked the vertical hot water panels forspace heating, which is the direction I'm currently heading.

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Casa2
Dec 06, 2007 10:39 pm
lrhodes1
lrhodes1
11 December 2007

Location of Hotwater System

Location of Hotwater System

Glad to hear people are thinking of this at design stage. I moved my gas HWS so it's outside the ensuite (for fast hot showers!) and fairly close to the kitchen. The…

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lrhodes1
Dec 11, 2007 1:32 pm
lrhodes1
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
13 December 2007

Sunlight and your home

Sunlight and your home

Great post Anthony, Except the details on a few of your principles are little bit back to front. So when we build a house in the south of Australia, we…

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Yak_Chat
Dec 13, 2007 6:28 pm
Yak_Chat
kristofw
kristofw
15 December 2007

Heat shifter anybody ??

Heat shifter anybody ??

Thanks Steve, Air Diffusion is SA only, but Polyaire has a rep here in the West. I'll get in touch with them after the silly season. Chris

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kristofw
Dec 15, 2007 9:32 am
kristofw
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
17 December 2007

Installing Evap Cooling in an established House

Installing Evap Cooling in an established House

This might help as a starting point. http://www.enviro-friendly.com/evaporative-cooling.shtml Steve

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Yak_Chat
Dec 17, 2007 8:50 pm
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
5 January 2008

Is now a bad time to get air conditioning?

Is now a bad time to get air conditioning?
1, 2

Yeah it was hot - I actually climbed the peaks of Mt Buffallo on the 29th Dec. and drank lots of nice cold beer in Bright that night :shock :D But the water from the…

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Yak_Chat
Jan 05, 2008 4:46 pm
Yak_Chat
kasiakm
kasiakm
8 January 2008

heatpump

heatpump
1, 2

Only if it gets below -273 degrees celsius. Noise is not…

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kasiakm
Jan 08, 2008 9:49 pm
mikemix
mikemix
10 January 2008

Brivis servicing

Brivis servicing

Hi Mike and welcome. I have just had this unit installed by Dandy Air I think. Perhaps they might be worth a go?

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mikemix
Jan 10, 2008 7:51 pm
MadChook
MadChook
29 January 2008

Evaporative Cooling

Evaporative Cooling

Evaps work best in dry areas - Wagga for example. They will cool the temp by 5 deg - which most times is enough. If you have a stinking hot humid day you can,t beat…

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MadChook
Jan 29, 2008 9:40 pm
DeeElle
DeeElle
31 January 2008

Gas heaters

Gas heaters

4k is plenty for a gas log fire. The most efficient one, 5.5 stars, is Archer…

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DeeElle
Jan 31, 2008 10:43 pm
DeeElle
James
James
16 February 2008

Hydronic heating - panels or inslab

Hydronic heating - panels or inslab

Thanks Steve, The inslab is individually zones so each bed and living area are controlled separately through a Siemans control system. Running costs are a little less…

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James
Feb 16, 2008 12:25 pm
DeeElle
DeeElle
16 February 2008

Wall insulation for narrow gap

Wall insulation for narrow gap

D a bit busy to review the full details right now but... R3.5 is good for adealide plains (recommended is 2.5) and I'm not sure that bang for…

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DeeElle
Feb 16, 2008 6:24 pm
DeeElle
nzfiona
nzfiona
3 March 2008

Portable LPG Heaters

Portable LPG Heaters

Thanks, guys....I'll check out all the places you suggested. Fiona

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nzfiona
Mar 03, 2008 4:43 pm
nzfiona
Trae
Trae
9 March 2008

ceiling insulation

ceiling insulation

many thanks for your thoughts, I hadn't considered the dust build up factor etc. I was probably leaning towards a batt anyway & the house is certainly not "a perfect test…

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Trae
Mar 09, 2008 12:01 am
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
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