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Ponzu
Ponzu
27 July 2015

Insulation - External Walls question

Insulation - External Walls question

thanks Ponzu. Luckily builder doesn't have an issue for us to put the wall batts in by our self as long we don't hold them back with the plaster…

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Ponzu
Jul 27, 2015 1:05 pm
AJW
AJW
26 July 2015

Different kinds of sarking?

Different kinds of sarking?

So, the white sarking may be heat reflective, but they figure that wasn't needed under the weatherboards. In the end though, it probably comes…

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AJW
Jul 26, 2015 11:16 pm
AJW
AJW
24 July 2015

Storage water heater vs instant

Storage water heater vs instant

The most energy efficienct way to heat water is obviously to use the sun. That is why I have a solar hot…

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AJW
Jul 24, 2015 11:35 am
Old mate
Old mate
22 July 2015

Question for the insulation gurus....

Question for the insulation gurus....

Thanks Stewie, As oneJohn indicated anticon would sag to fill the available space, leaving no air gap between it and the lower sheet. Therefore I may as well use a non…

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Old mate
Jul 22, 2015 12:33 pm
jomesh007
jomesh007
21 July 2015

Air con in Garage

Air con in Garage

Thanks mate.My garage will be insulated same as any rooms. Also add foilboard to garage doors to add insulation.

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jomesh007
Jul 21, 2015 7:55 am
jomesh007
Spottiswoode
Spottiswoode
20 July 2015

Split System AC - moving the compressor?

Split System AC - moving the compressor?

After getting a letter from the council about inspecting the pool fence figured it was time to go ahead with this one. Got an AC bloke in today to do the work, couple of…

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Spottiswoode
Jul 20, 2015 1:21 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
16 July 2015

Adding insulation to lath and plaster wall

Adding insulation to lath and plaster wall

I've had to remove and replace some partially rotten weatherboards which has exposed the bottom of the external lath and plaster walls on the outside walls…

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Stewie D
Jul 16, 2015 2:54 pm
esjl2809
esjl2809
16 July 2015

Please help with Bonaire/vulcan Summerbreeze SBM65

Please help with Bonaire/vulcan Summerbreeze SBM65

Hi Goody59, Thanks for your help. Will definitely follow up those issues :)

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esjl2809
Jul 16, 2015 1:29 pm
claypot
claypot
12 July 2015

Wall wrap for brick veneer

Wall wrap for brick veneer

Cheers John, some great info there. Cleared a couple of things up for me. Good point with the brickies. Most of the large volume builders here in Adelaide seem to use a…

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claypot
Jul 12, 2015 7:28 am
Bels
Bels
5 July 2015

Outdoor heater with a capped gas point??

Outdoor heater with a capped gas point??

Yes they're pretty common ad can easily be gotten from quite a lot of places. A place that specifically sells bbqs such as bbqs galore would probably have some natural…

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Bels
Jul 05, 2015 12:08 am
Lot927
Lot927
3 July 2015

Our new wood heater

Our new wood heater

Due to it being hard to warm our house even with the ducted we have installed a Wood Heater to work in conjunction with the Ducted. Its the Regency Alterra installed on a…

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Lot927
Jul 03, 2015 10:04 pm
AJW
AJW
2 July 2015

Brivis error code 59

Brivis error code 59

Don't know what the error code is, but here is a tip. The networker is actually a dumb device, all it does is displays what the heater wants it to display. If it is locked…

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AJW
Jul 02, 2015 10:44 pm
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dolphinblu
Jun 19, 2015 3:57 pm
siapao
siapao
19 June 2015

Brivis Ice Add on Cooling Start up noise

Brivis Ice Add on Cooling Start up noise

Great to hear a positive outcome has been achieved. Keeping posted to see what happens with the minor…

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siapao
Jun 19, 2015 8:16 am
Bels
Bels
17 June 2015

Brivis 4.8 star, 5 star or 6 star?

Brivis 4.8 star, 5 star or 6 star?

Yes better insulated ducts = less losses, so the system doesn't have to work as hard to heat. A worthwhile cheaper upgrade compared to upgrading the system itself.

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Bels
Jun 17, 2015 6:42 pm
Gunna
Gunna
12 June 2015

lysaght with Thermatech technology

lysaght with Thermatech technology

Update: Heard back from builder after colour appointment. Thermatech is standard with colourbond.

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Gunna
Jun 12, 2015 10:23 am
Beetaloo
Beetaloo
11 June 2015

Insulation batts per meter

Insulation batts per meter

Use the left over batts in your house roof or save them for your next build project. The $ value for one bag of batts is only about $60 to $90 One can have the same…

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Beetaloo
Jun 11, 2015 1:16 pm
Beetaloo
AJW
AJW
10 June 2015

Too effective ducted AC ?

Too effective ducted AC ?

Sort of off topic but.... I have never been able to understand ducted aircon. Even with "zones" it's still essentially one unit doing the job for…

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AJW
Jun 10, 2015 5:15 pm
carmania
carmania
9 June 2015

Split System Location in a Room?

Split System Location in a Room?

Thanks 1960sModernistHome, I am getting the A/C installers here next week and value your view. Regards Andrew

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carmania
Jun 09, 2015 11:55 pm
tlblhayward
tlblhayward
7 June 2015

Braemar Fault 13!

Braemar Fault 13!

Hi there I have a Braemar external ducted heater and it has been nothing but trouble. Today I now have Error code 13. P-100 failed to…

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tlblhayward
Jun 07, 2015 3:15 pm
tlblhayward
Crazyk
Crazyk
5 June 2015

Controllers

Controllers
1, 2

Great feedback David yes truth be in the pudding when the user reviews come back

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Crazyk
Jun 05, 2015 6:21 am
Crazyk
snowy stockman
snowy stockman
3 June 2015

Hydronic heating

Hydronic heating

We also looked into Hydronic when building. Geothermal with and air heat pump. Our costs were up to $55,000 so we dumped the idea. I'm so glad I did it. It is currently…

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snowy stockman
Jun 03, 2015 7:37 pm
Spottiswoode
Spottiswoode
2 June 2015

Ceiling fan position

Ceiling fan position

I installed our bedroom fans in the centre, as that's where the light was. Our play/family/TV room had an AC ventin the centre and two lights, one of which was over the…

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Spottiswoode
Jun 02, 2015 4:15 pm
claypot
claypot
27 May 2015

Wood fired Hydronic radiators vs hot air transfer kit?

Wood fired Hydronic radiators vs hot air transfer kit?

We have a wood stove with Hydronic radiators on our acreage and it is the best thing ever. If you do it and are prepared to cut the timber I would…

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claypot
May 27, 2015 4:43 pm
claypot
claypot
24 May 2015

My quest to find a hydronic radiator system..

My quest to find a hydronic radiator system..

Following with interest. We're in Adelaide and I was looking for the same. It just seems it's not common or popular here, so if you can get it it's expensive. I have been…

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claypot
May 24, 2015 12:46 pm
Bels
Bels
20 May 2015

Upgrade Brivas Buffalo thermostat?

Upgrade Brivas Buffalo thermostat?

It'll work with both 24v supply or batteries. If you do get one, I'd be keen to hear your fedback on how you find it

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Bels
May 20, 2015 9:51 pm
Izzyb
Izzyb
18 May 2015

return air on both floors required?

return air on both floors required?

Our heating and cooling proposal had a very similar setup to yours, with only one return air. When it came to rough…

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Izzyb
May 18, 2015 6:15 pm
Izzyb
Rodfish
Rodfish
14 May 2015

Central Air Conditioning/Heating Recommendations Needed

Central Air Conditioning/Heating Recommendations Needed

Hi guys, After some advice on central air conditioning/ heating for our home. Our home is approximately 32sq on two levels in Melbourne S.E. We would ideally like a…

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Rodfish
May 14, 2015 7:14 pm
dolphinblu
dolphinblu
14 May 2015

Timer for Hydronic Heating

Timer for Hydronic Heating

Our storage tank is 315Lt. This tank supplies our hot water for our household of 5 people :-)

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dolphinblu
May 14, 2015 6:45 pm
Fleb
Fleb
13 May 2015

Fireplace installation

Fireplace installation

Yeah this sounds like a scam, we had an internal wall for our Lopi Flushwood and didnt pay any extra. All it requires is a zero clearance box installed in a timber frame…

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Fleb
May 13, 2015 9:04 pm

Aircon help needed!

Aircon help needed!

You could contact a mechanical building services engineer. They would be able to come out, inspect, and give you an unbiased report. Do you have any specific concerns…

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1960sModernistHome
May 09, 2015 7:05 am
1960sModernistHome
Bels
Bels
8 May 2015

Dualcomfort units

Dualcomfort units

Hi pmburke Are you referring to reverse cycle ducted air conditioning? If not you might need to elaborate what dual comfort units are as I couldn't work out what they…

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Bels
May 08, 2015 10:54 pm
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MichaelQ
May 04, 2015 10:03 pm
light487
light487
27 April 2015

Help with window size

Help with window size

Personally I love the letterbox windows that we have in our house. We have one on ground floor living area and one in upstairs living area. The room downstairs has one…

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light487
Apr 27, 2015 12:07 pm
light487
Gaggy
Gaggy
27 April 2015

Which fan to choose !!

Which fan to choose !!

How long before you actually need them? Going by your blog I imagine it will still be a while? Maybe enough time to drop costs of fans off…

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Gaggy
Apr 27, 2015 9:39 am
Gaggy
Stewie D
Stewie D
22 April 2015

Insulation advice on new build

Insulation advice on new build

The garage is worth doing if you have common walls and ceiling areas to the house particularly as it is only $300. Anything that helps keep your house warm in Winter and…

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Stewie D
Apr 22, 2015 10:37 am
JohnDoe2014
JohnDoe2014
21 April 2015

Implications of 900mm eaves

Implications of 900mm eaves

Thanks for the advice, everyone. We have gone with 900mm eaves and 25 degree roof pitch. Builders feedback that there will be a marginal increase in cost (low $$$$).

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JohnDoe2014
Apr 21, 2015 4:15 pm
stevinlee
stevinlee
17 April 2015

Where to buy Hydronic Home Heating System in Melbourne?

Where to buy Hydronic Home Heating System in Melbourne?

Kevin Lee is a HVAC consultant from Australia and working for a home improvement industry.i am going to suggest you how u can save your energy by using our Heating…

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stevinlee
Apr 17, 2015 7:50 pm
stevinlee
grinder
grinder
17 April 2015

Mold in internal brickwall

Mold in internal brickwall

Thanks Stevie no I do not own a house but a flat and no I do not have vents and currently arguing with them to allow me install a few around the perimeter but I will also…

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grinder
Apr 17, 2015 11:29 am
grinder
LynneB
LynneB
12 April 2015

Wall wrap and length of time exposed

Wall wrap and length of time exposed

Thanks Lynne for your reply. I'm also guessing it will be ok for a while given its advertised as 'great in reverse builds'. Matter of interest a)…

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LynneB
Apr 12, 2015 7:19 pm
LynneB
Nic and Shell 1
Nic and Shell 1
11 April 2015

Costs to upgrade ceiling and wall insulation

Costs to upgrade ceiling and wall insulation
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That's at a guess, I just saw a pile and got p1ssed off lol. There 1300 long so basically half a stud…

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Nic and Shell 1
Apr 11, 2015 6:12 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
10 April 2015

Retrofit Wall Insulation

Retrofit Wall Insulation

I've seen the results of blow-in insulation a few years after it was done and there were a lot of places in the walls where there were voids left. A standard saying I have…

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Stewie D
Apr 10, 2015 7:05 am
Gertrudemyra
Gertrudemyra
8 April 2015

Brivis central heating

Brivis central heating

Help! I'm freezing. I'm too scared to turn the central heating on. It makes about 3 loud bangs every time it heats up. It is a 15 year old Brivis. I had it serviced last…

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Gertrudemyra
Apr 08, 2015 9:42 am
B STAR
B STAR
5 April 2015

Ducted air-conditioning vents

Ducted air-conditioning vents

The heated air is blown across the ceiling and not down, so all the hot air is trapped at the ceiling. If I walk around with…

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B STAR
Apr 05, 2015 5:37 pm
bpratt
bpratt
30 March 2015

Coral Homes - Roof Mounted Solar Hot Water

Coral Homes - Roof Mounted Solar Hot Water

The warranty difference will be due to the tank... the 10 year warranty is likely to be a stainless steel tank versus what they call a 'glass' tank (it's not glass at all…

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bpratt
Mar 30, 2015 11:42 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
27 March 2015

Garage insulation / Air conditioning

Garage insulation / Air conditioning

TBH, I've seen photos of those door seals a mate brought back from the US a few years ago and while they would be effective they sure didn't look pretty from the outside.…

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Stewie D
Mar 27, 2015 9:48 am
siapao
siapao
18 March 2015

Ducted heater and add on refrigerative cooling - Duct issues

Ducted heater and add on refrigerative cooling - Duct issues

thanks for your input all. The ducting definitely has the blue support straps and when the ducts came off initially (at both zones) they used…

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siapao
Mar 18, 2015 9:36 am
Gunna
Gunna
17 March 2015

Insulation R rating - Can you go to high?

Insulation R rating - Can you go to high?

All our bedrooms are on the South-South West side so will get a little arvo sun but I think it will be ok with the insulation and curtains Was advised by the builder that…

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Gunna
Mar 17, 2015 7:19 pm
whzzz28
whzzz28
9 March 2015

aircon system: which is system lifecycle economical to run?

aircon system: which is system lifecycle economical to run?

Hi all - I need your insights on this. I am building a house and I plan to make the aircon system as economical to run as possible; I can either…

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whzzz28
Mar 09, 2015 10:50 am


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