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dharmesh
dharmesh
25 November 2015

Installing Ceiling Fans after possession

Installing Ceiling Fans after possession

Thanks guys for the reply. I have already asked my builder to provide me quite for the same. Now waiting for him to come back. Best option seems to be ask him to…

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dharmesh
Nov 25, 2015 6:10 pm
AllPurposeCoatings
AllPurposeCoatings
24 November 2015

LG standard air conditioning units...are they ok?

LG standard air conditioning units...are they ok?

My new apartment, built in 1979, has 3 LG air conditioning units - the type that have a large flat box that sits out on the balcony or on…

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AllPurposeCoatings
Nov 24, 2015 11:17 am
oneJohn
oneJohn
17 November 2015

Confused re min max cooling capacity

Confused re min max cooling capacity

I don't think you'll be short on capacity. Our current house has about 130m2 of conditioned living space (3 bedrooms + lounge + open plan). It has a 12.5kW Toshiba ducted…

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oneJohn
Nov 17, 2015 11:41 am
oneJohn
Bels
Bels
17 November 2015

Need Aircon Tech Gold Coast URGENT

Need Aircon Tech Gold Coast URGENT

I don't know anyone on the gold coast. What is it you want to ask?

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Bels
Nov 17, 2015 12:54 am
clueless2009
clueless2009
19 October 2015

Evap Cooling and bugs

Evap Cooling and bugs

Hi Tia I know one of my friend had the similar issue and the fix he did was ask the evap guys to come back and clean it plus add a mesh around it to stop small insect…

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clueless2009
Oct 19, 2015 10:22 am
newbuild14
newbuild14
14 October 2015

Wood Heaters - WA (Kent/Sanco??)

Wood Heaters - WA (Kent/Sanco??)

Hi All, I am looking at adding a wood heater into our new house and do not have a clue on brands/quality. We also don't want to break the bank either. Has anyone…

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newbuild14
Oct 14, 2015 3:35 am
Althom
Althom
6 October 2015

Underfloor heating problems

Underfloor heating problems

Put in the combi extraction fan/heat lights..

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Althom
Oct 06, 2015 10:48 am
Althom
Bels
Bels
1 October 2015

Reverse Cycle Air Con

Reverse Cycle Air Con

Hello Standalone high wall split systems, ceiling cassette split systems, under ceiling console split systems, floor mounted console split systems as well as ducted…

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Bels
Oct 01, 2015 5:56 pm
Leksie5000
Leksie5000
23 September 2015

Fans in bedrooms

Fans in bedrooms

I'm not sure Leksie as they havent been installed yet. From what I gather they do more of a job at circulating the air rather than blowing it…

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Leksie5000
Sep 23, 2015 12:00 pm
Bels
Bels
18 September 2015

Freestanding or Built-in Wood Heater

Freestanding or Built-in Wood Heater

If you can opt for a fan forced built in wood heater then you won't be disappointed.

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Bels
Sep 19, 2015 12:28 am
Indali
Indali
15 September 2015

Insulation for roof/wall space?

Insulation for roof/wall space?

We had a similar situation with limited rafter space (although we wanted more like R6). We had a reflective sparking on top, air gap, a high density batt between the…

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Indali
Sep 15, 2015 8:38 pm
AussieMark
AussieMark
12 September 2015

when should we contact an aircon installer?

when should we contact an aircon installer?

I went with Gas and Air Jeff Moritz and they have been great. I also got them to re do my mothers eveap system and they were faultless. Give them a ring and ask for Will…

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AussieMark
Sep 12, 2015 1:27 pm
Bels
Bels
4 September 2015

Reuse heating in upstairs renovation

Reuse heating in upstairs renovation

I would engage an installer/service technician to confirm the size and capacity of your existing equipment and whether there is enough capacity to add additional rooms to…

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Bels
Sep 04, 2015 11:45 pm
sunxiaoxuan23926
sunxiaoxuan23926
31 August 2015

Ducted Heating & Cooling

Ducted Heating & Cooling

Hi surzp , I am in Victoria too. Melb. I read on BOM website . Melbourne turn to have a very wet summer so we are not taking the chance with evapo . What we planed to do…

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sunxiaoxuan23926
Aug 31, 2015 10:39 pm
oneJohn
oneJohn
24 August 2015

Help with ducted AC sizing

Help with ducted AC sizing

Based on what we have, and assuming Perth climate to be similar to Adelaide it should be adequate, particularly with the better duct insulation. However, if I recall…

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oneJohn
Aug 24, 2015 11:05 am
oneJohn
kassan1973
kassan1973
23 August 2015

Brivis heating refrigerated add on cooling system all zones?

Brivis heating refrigerated add on cooling system all zones?

Yes you can have it cooling all zones but will not be sufficient unless they have fitted an oversized unit ( which they never do) In my case i can hold one zone at 21-22…

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kassan1973
Aug 23, 2015 12:41 pm
Philip_J
Philip_J
22 August 2015

Reverse cycle Vs Evap + Gas heating

Reverse cycle Vs Evap + Gas heating

Ohh, naturally I meant I'll be using evap cooling coupled with gas ducted heating. I too will be having a fire, albeit a free standing wood heater version. Good job on…

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Philip_J
Aug 22, 2015 11:20 am
1960sModernistHome
1960sModernistHome
18 August 2015

How good is Actron 3 phase 3 Zone SRA173C for double level

How good is Actron 3 phase 3 Zone SRA173C for double level

We are electrical and mechanical building services engineers and have been specifying Actron systems for many years in commercial and institutional projects. They…

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1960sModernistHome
Aug 18, 2015 3:14 pm
1960sModernistHome
aloenyx
aloenyx
17 August 2015

Zoned Heating - Worth the upgrade?

Zoned Heating - Worth the upgrade?

Thanks for all the suggestions :) Sounds like the zoned heating is the way to go, I will ask about upgrading to a better star rating. I will probably use the split system…

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aloenyx
Aug 17, 2015 7:44 pm
aloenyx
caff
caff
13 August 2015

Position of ducted control pad?

Position of ducted control pad?

Thanks Bels- will ask about that.

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caff
Aug 13, 2015 11:21 pm
Desibloke
Desibloke
12 August 2015

What is the best brand for Ducted AC

What is the best brand for Ducted AC

Hi All, Wondering how much do they charge for installation. I am looking at Actron 11.4 kW for single storey 160 sqm living area. 3 zones. Sorry I am new to construction…

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Desibloke
Aug 13, 2015 12:38 am
Crazyk
Crazyk
5 August 2015

Mistral Split ac unit help

Mistral Split ac unit help

Mistral are made in the same factory in China as Galanz. Google that. We had a Galanz unit and it had identical remote. Damn good unit but did use a lot of power

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Crazyk
Aug 05, 2015 10:40 pm
Crazyk
1960sModernistHome
1960sModernistHome
2 August 2015

Ducted Aircon Brisbane

Ducted Aircon Brisbane

Take it or leave it, but my advice would be if a good quality well designed ducted AC system is out of your budget, then a cheap as chips poorly designed system will…

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1960sModernistHome
Aug 02, 2015 10:06 pm
1960sModernistHome
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 2:05 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 27, 2015 12:16 am
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 12:35 pm
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 1:33 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 8:55 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 2:21 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 3:54 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 2:29 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 8:28 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 1:08 am

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 11:04 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 11:44 pm
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dolphinblu
Jun 19, 2015 4:57 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 9:16 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 7:42 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 11:23 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 2:16 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 6:15 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 10, 2015 12:55 am
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 4:15 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 7:21 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 8:37 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 5:15 pm


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