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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
1, 2

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
TRB
TRB
4 March 2015

Choosing Ceiling Fans

Choosing Ceiling Fans

I've experienced both types of fans. Steel fans are are only louder at high speed. I never noticed the difference at lower speed.

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TRB
Mar 04, 2015 10:55 am
Pulpo
Pulpo
27 February 2015

Underfloor area (between ground and first floor) insulation

Underfloor area (between ground and first floor) insulation

It's interesting to me how few actually insulate this space. Even the external walls in this section not insulated. However acoustic batts sound better no idea if…

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Pulpo
Feb 27, 2015 6:55 am
Melsie68
Melsie68
27 February 2015

Anyone have these systems? looking for noise levels

Anyone have these systems? looking for noise levels

I'll find out for you auds . Iv never owned a ducted aircon before so maybe it's not that noisey . But I know it's the second biggest .

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Melsie68
Feb 27, 2015 1:50 am
puglover
puglover
26 February 2015

Recommendations for 5+ star zoned heating/cooling

Recommendations for 5+ star zoned heating/cooling

Ive gone brivis 6 star ducted heating with actron 17 kw add on air conditioning, really happy with both, also house is highly insulated with tilt…

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puglover
Feb 26, 2015 8:13 am
Bels
Bels
25 February 2015

Splits vs Ducted

Splits vs Ducted

I've installed half a dozen for clients since the beginning of the year. All were high walls with 1 being a 2 head high wall multi-head. My place is currently at open…

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Bels
Feb 25, 2015 10:28 pm
puglover
puglover
23 February 2015

Where to buy solar panels in Melbourne?

Where to buy solar panels in Melbourne?

Thanks for the advice above. I contacted Solar Choice hoping to get some information emailed through but apparently that's beyond them and I have to go through several…

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puglover
Feb 23, 2015 5:59 pm
1960sModernistHome
1960sModernistHome
22 February 2015

Kelvinator Aircon, Bad Reviews, Experiences Please

Kelvinator Aircon, Bad Reviews, Experiences Please

Kelvinators are a bit of a running joke around the HVAC industry. I'd go with either Daikin or Mitsubishi for splits, maybe Fujitsu if I couldn't get one of those two. YMMV

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1960sModernistHome
Feb 22, 2015 6:51 pm
1960sModernistHome
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
13 February 2015

insulation density

insulation density

It always irks me when they dont put material properties up BTW R2.0 is a…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Feb 13, 2015 9:24 am
StructuralBIMGuy
1960sModernistHome
1960sModernistHome
12 February 2015

Hot water pipe lengths

Hot water pipe lengths

Could you change your HWU to a type with a rooftop tank, like the Rheem? That way you could mount it on the roof more centrally.

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1960sModernistHome
Feb 12, 2015 9:36 am
1960sModernistHome
Crazyk
Crazyk
10 February 2015

Solar Hot water faulty ?

Solar Hot water faulty ?

Take off the shower head and check the mesh filter. Ours was clogged and water pressure and temp both dropped. I also replaced our tempering valve.

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Crazyk
Feb 10, 2015 7:06 pm
Crazyk
icywater
icywater
7 February 2015

Recommendation for Actron air installer in Perth

Recommendation for Actron air installer in Perth

I am about to finalise my build contract, I need a good actron air installer to work with the builder to install ducted aircon.

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icywater
Feb 07, 2015 7:11 pm
icywater
lincoln29
lincoln29
6 February 2015

Melbourne - Is Sarking 6 Star Energy 'Requirement'??

Melbourne - Is Sarking 6 Star Energy 'Requirement'??

We are in a similar situation, just paid 3.8k for starking to the entire roof and eaves to satisfy our BAL rating. (31sq house)

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lincoln29
Feb 05, 2015 11:06 pm
lincoln29
Bels
Bels
2 February 2015

Split System Head question.

Split System Head question.

Why not just get the 8kW single head replaced with an actual multihead then?

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Bels
Feb 02, 2015 9:50 pm
Crazyk
Crazyk
1 February 2015

Slab Insulation - Edge vs Under slab

Slab Insulation - Edge vs Under slab

I've been over your website a few times but didn't see this. It's not working at the moment but will look as soon as its up.

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Crazyk
Feb 01, 2015 9:08 pm
Crazyk
Crazyk
Crazyk
1 February 2015

cost of Daikin SkyFi or Myair

cost of Daikin SkyFi or Myair

I'm putting in a 20kw Daikin with the std inverter. I'd be interested in prices too. Don't think I particularly care about the SKYFI but the MyAir sounds good. Could…

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Crazyk
Feb 01, 2015 8:30 pm
Crazyk
ddarroch
ddarroch
22 January 2015

Townhouse heating and cooling query

Townhouse heating and cooling query

As Bels has said RC is the most efficient form of ELECTRIC heating, with efficiencies of 500-700%. Other forms of electric heating, such as radiant bar heaters & oil…

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ddarroch
Jan 22, 2015 8:37 pm
Crazyk
Crazyk
21 January 2015

Actron ducted - Questions

Actron ducted - Questions

As previously Crazy, it is a 23kw system on 40 sq house. You mentioned this the last time when you were enquiring about Actron. As I write…

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Crazyk
Jan 21, 2015 5:56 pm
Crazyk
Bels
Bels
20 January 2015

AC Wiring

AC Wiring

1. Yes provided the cable is able to carry the FLA of the load; has not perished so that the integrity of the insulation of the cable is degraded; the connection is terminated…

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Bels
Jan 20, 2015 7:47 pm
Melsie68
Melsie68
20 January 2015

Long shot does any one here work as a daikin air con tech ne

Long shot does any one here work as a daikin air con tech ne

My aircon is the opposite my zones say they are off but cold air comes out . They are coming out too . I have a my air 3 .

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Melsie68
Jan 19, 2015 11:44 pm
Crazyk
Crazyk
19 January 2015

Daikin ducted AC

Daikin ducted AC

Does anyone have a Daikin FDYQN200LV1 ducted reverse cycle unit? What do you think of it? What size house is it cooling? Cheers

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Crazyk
Jan 19, 2015 8:48 pm
Crazyk
Leksie5000
Leksie5000
16 January 2015

ducted air and raked ceilings

ducted air and raked ceilings

We now have it such we can have ducted in the roof. Air con company states as not double story does not need to be done at rough in.. we have a split level but only one…

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Leksie5000
Jan 16, 2015 3:10 pm
crankie
crankie
11 January 2015

Retro Heating Restoration

Retro Heating Restoration

Hi Bels I have managed to get everything working except I have to get new glass in the door and I know a guy that does that. So what I need to do now to bring it back to…

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crankie
Jan 11, 2015 5:51 am
Fizzy Bubbles
Fizzy Bubbles
8 January 2015

Spray foam insulation

Spray foam insulation

Lol. I'm afraid there's no way we could afford $7000 just for insulation given we need money to get other things done :(

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Fizzy Bubbles
Jan 08, 2015 12:16 am
Fizzy Bubbles
AJW
AJW
7 January 2015

Evap Aircon isn't cooling

Evap Aircon isn't cooling

... in Perth on a hot day, there's no way you'd run it on fan only! :-) perth isn't very humid and the days we had issues were less than 30% type…

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AJW
Jan 07, 2015 7:45 pm
Jackula
Jackula
6 January 2015

Brivis MX35i Whine & Rattle

Brivis MX35i Whine & Rattle

Thanks, I'll give Brivis a call. I was curious if anyone was having the same issues so I have something to back it up with before I call.

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Jackula
Jan 06, 2015 8:41 am
Bayview
Bayview
2 January 2015

Evap Aircon Not Working

Evap Aircon Not Working

My 2c. Check that the tap on the water line feeding the a/c is open. This may have been closed during servicing. As previously mentioned, the pump may have been working…

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Bayview
Jan 02, 2015 9:13 am
bpratt
bpratt
30 December 2014

Ceiling Fan Wiring / Installation

Ceiling Fan Wiring / Installation

I'm getting two ceiling fan/light combos installed tomorrow. ::lol:: They are to go in the place of an existing downlights. In lounge, there is one…

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bpratt
Dec 30, 2014 9:01 am
tlblhayward
tlblhayward
30 December 2014

Ducted - Return Air for each zone

Ducted - Return Air for each zone

I'm getting transfer vents due to the same advice from a number of a/c installers (as explained above) about having too many return airs.

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tlblhayward
Dec 30, 2014 12:03 am
tlblhayward
Crazyk
Crazyk
29 December 2014

gable fan roof space ventilation

gable fan roof space ventilation

Oh I understand that. Just raising the question in case.

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Crazyk
Dec 29, 2014 11:53 am
Crazyk
BenCC
BenCC
27 December 2014

Recommendations for Sydney North AC installers

Recommendations for Sydney North AC installers

Hi looking to get some quotes from some reputable AC installers. Looking for a ducted reverse cycle system in an existing house. I'd appreciate anybody's experiences in…

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BenCC
Dec 27, 2014 9:24 pm
Crazyk
Crazyk
27 December 2014

Foil wrap

Foil wrap

Thanks mgilla. The overlap is something like 300 on the horizontal

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Crazyk
Dec 27, 2014 6:42 pm
Crazyk
Beazley77
Beazley77
22 December 2014

Air cond and HWU clearance

Air cond and HWU clearance

We were told that aircon unit had to be 500mm from the corner of a house (not sure why - access I guess) and at least 500mm from an opening window. In our townhouse, the…

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Beazley77
Dec 22, 2014 5:53 pm
Beazley77
Beazley77
Beazley77
22 December 2014

Revamp of Ducted Evap Aircon?

Revamp of Ducted Evap Aircon?

Hi there, currently in our rental house whilst building, with ducted Evap air conditioning. System is undersized for the house and we’re used to ducted refrigerated…

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Beazley77
Dec 22, 2014 5:47 pm
Beazley77
Polaris
Polaris
18 December 2014

Air conditioning! - New house, what did you choose?

Air conditioning! - New house, what did you choose?

Shouldn't cost any extra to get the air conditioning done by someone else other than the builder. I was able to chose the aircon specialist and hand the aircon plans to…

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Polaris
Dec 18, 2014 8:33 pm
kassan1973
kassan1973
18 December 2014

Ducted heater and add on refrigerative cooling and zoning

Ducted heater and add on refrigerative cooling and zoning

yes and no.controllers work as master and slave not zone 1 and 2. if your running zone 1 on AC it will turn off at the lowest set thermostat. eg if living areas are…

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kassan1973
Dec 18, 2014 7:32 pm
kassan1973
kassan1973
16 December 2014

BRIVIS MPS controller with add on refrig cooling

BRIVIS MPS controller with add on refrig cooling

do you have zones? if yes there will also be a zone controller which the mps controller will work through. maybe time for a technician however there is some info avail…

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kassan1973
Dec 16, 2014 3:50 pm
kassan1973
kassan1973
15 December 2014

What Kw ducting Air Con??

What Kw ducting Air Con??

We have a 18 kw 3 phase unit with a 24sq area house not inc garage. it is zoned living and bedrooms, with 1 zone open on a 40 deg day works fantastic with 2 zones open…

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kassan1973
Dec 15, 2014 5:16 pm
EmeryBB
EmeryBB
11 December 2014

Brivis Networker - no split temperature?

Brivis Networker - no split temperature?
1, 2, 3

That's great news, I wonder if you're able to look up the following parameters on your networker for us? Parameter: Value n01 ID00 : 1 n01 ID01 : 0 n01 ID03 : 1 n01 ID04…

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EmeryBB
Dec 11, 2014 2:17 pm


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