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carmania
carmania
3 December 2014

Cost for supply & install reverse cycle split system

Cost for supply & install reverse cycle split system

I paid $600 for a 2hp split from bunnings (Mistral Brand) and it cost $600 to install back in 2010

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carmania
Dec 02, 2014 11:05 pm
kenny_geee
kenny_geee
30 November 2014

Control ducted heating and cooling via phone?

Control ducted heating and cooling via phone?

Hi I've got a Brivis Starpro plus system which is heating and refrigerated cooling.. Am I able to control this via an app on my phone?

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kenny_geee
Nov 30, 2014 8:04 pm
[[Sapphire]]
[[Sapphire]]
27 November 2014

Air con after handover

Air con after handover

Ask your SS if you have one. As ours told us we could have had it installed through our own AC company during the build. We didn't though as head office told us we…

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[[Sapphire]]
Nov 27, 2014 7:48 pm
whzzz28
whzzz28
27 November 2014

sarking versus blanket

sarking versus blanket

I believe sarking is only rated at 1.0. Possibly this is only for wall-based foils, but i doubt it. R1.3 for sarking seems incorrect. Bradford rate their sarking as…

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whzzz28
Nov 27, 2014 1:19 pm
Bels
Bels
23 November 2014

DUX AC

DUX AC

Although Dux is an established brand in terms of hot water heaters, I'd be iffy on their split systems especially if sold through Bunnings. It could end up like the…

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Bels
Nov 23, 2014 9:31 pm
bpratt
bpratt
19 November 2014

Roof Ventilation (whirly bird)

Roof Ventilation (whirly bird)

It was a company over at Moorooka in Queensland, just can't think of their name at the moment. Mine was supply only, which was just under $800 from memory. If you want…

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bpratt
Nov 19, 2014 1:21 pm
bashworth
bashworth
17 November 2014

Ducted Heating & Cooling- Porter Davis

Ducted Heating & Cooling- Porter Davis

Not Porter Davis but another builder. Cost around $600 for a 22 square house and well worth it!

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bashworth
Nov 17, 2014 5:51 am
bashworth
bpratt
bpratt
13 November 2014

Split Systems

Split Systems

My A/C guy uses Panasonic pretty much exclusively, although he will install other brands requested by his customers. So stick to the name brands if you care, such as…

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bpratt
Nov 13, 2014 10:48 am
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Handy007
Nov 09, 2014 7:24 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
8 November 2014

Home Ventilation Systems

Home Ventilation Systems

Well I'll do my Best with developing the App and I dont know if I'll be able to simplify the presentations to the standard you have referenced above (That is without…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Nov 08, 2014 9:02 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
Bels
Bels
8 November 2014

Smart Thermostats

Smart Thermostats

Let me know if anyone you folks aware or know any good electrical who has but of experience with installing these kind of…

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Bels
Nov 08, 2014 1:05 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
6 November 2014

LPG

LPG

This thread is in the general discussion dept with a few comments. viewtopic.php?f=1&p=1261665#p1261665 Stewie

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Stewie D
Nov 06, 2014 4:29 pm
Bels
Bels
1 November 2014

Gas fireplace - paint peeling inside - 3yr old

Gas fireplace - paint peeling inside - 3yr old

If you feel that the paint peeling i a design defect, you could contact Consumer Affairs or office of Fair Trading in your state.

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Bels
Nov 01, 2014 8:33 pm
dalemengel
dalemengel
1 November 2014

Reflective and bulk insulation

Reflective and bulk insulation

Talking about ceilings, sorry should have been clearer. Havent got to the stage of the energy rating yet, but a good idea to determine if $1800 is well spent on the extra…

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dalemengel
Nov 01, 2014 8:29 pm
Forg
Forg
27 October 2014

Aircon Vent Outlets

Aircon Vent Outlets

We've got round ... but there was no decision involved in that, it was just what they installed.

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Forg
Oct 27, 2014 1:24 pm
kassan1973
kassan1973
11 October 2014

Ducted gas heat with integrated cooling - Braemer or Brivis?

Ducted gas heat with integrated cooling - Braemer or Brivis?

HI , We have had a Brivis 18kw add on air etc. 7 years old and has never missed a beat, gets a big workout over summer is zoned and 24 sq living house. Dean

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kassan1973
Oct 11, 2014 6:19 pm
kassan1973
kassan1973
11 October 2014

Is brivis air con a good brand

Is brivis air con a good brand

We have brivis ducted ac 18kw on a 24 sq living house works great but i would think it would struggle on a 36 sq i would go the biggest possible. All brivis ac is made by…

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kassan1973
Oct 11, 2014 6:11 pm
Berstan Homes
Berstan Homes
10 October 2014

Do I need Sisalation AND Batts in roof?

Do I need Sisalation AND Batts in roof?

Yes all homes should have sisalation (sarking) and insulation, they both have different purposes sisalation for condensation and insulation for its thermal qualities. Many…

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Berstan Homes
Oct 10, 2014 9:38 am
Berstan Homes
patclan
patclan
9 October 2014

Completely air tight homes?

Completely air tight homes?
1, 2

i have a IC 300 installed …

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patclan
Oct 09, 2014 5:05 pm
Tannin
Tannin
9 October 2014

New iron roof on old house: best insulation practice

New iron roof on old house: best insulation practice

Hi all. Sorry to start with such a long post! I'm getting a bit confused with all the possible options for this job - more choices than I can get my mind around. First…

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Tannin
Oct 09, 2014 1:24 pm
esjl2809
esjl2809
7 October 2014

Vulcan vs 160 gas boosted solar system, problem?

Vulcan vs 160 gas boosted solar system, problem?

Hi, I have a Vulcan vs 160 gas boosted solar system and a Rheem 20 continuous hot water. Lately the red indicator on the solar monitor of the Vulcan vs 160 is either…

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esjl2809
Oct 07, 2014 9:55 am
gazae86
gazae86
29 September 2014

Retro SoundProofing Roof

Retro SoundProofing Roof

Are the windows facing the direction of the highway double glazed? I agree with the previous comment that its possibly the glass letting the sound through. Gaz

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gazae86
Sep 29, 2014 12:45 pm
gazae86
J54
J54
28 September 2014

Heating & Cooling New Extension Area?

Heating & Cooling New Extension Area?

Hi H1, I'm after some suggestions on how to heat and cool a new area from an extension we are about to start on. Our current house (

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J54
Sep 28, 2014 2:15 pm
Bels
Bels
24 September 2014

MUST CEILING FANS WITH REMOTE CONTROL HAVE ISOLATION SWITCH

MUST CEILING FANS WITH REMOTE CONTROL HAVE ISOLATION SWITCH

excerpt from AS/NZS3000:2007Amdt2 2.3.2.2.1 General Devices for isolation shall effectively isolate all active supply conductors from the circuit. A…

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Bels
Sep 24, 2014 11:12 pm
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tlblhayward
Sep 15, 2014 12:32 pm
tlblhayward
Berstan Homes
Berstan Homes
12 September 2014

Type of Heating

Type of Heating

We fit a standard gas ducted heating to all our homes and it is very effective and cost friendly. Split systems are another alternative but very heavy on the…

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Berstan Homes
Sep 12, 2014 1:38 pm
Berstan Homes
jj1
jj1
12 September 2014

Gas vs Electric Heating

Gas vs Electric Heating
1, 2

Yes, I think along similar lines knowing what I know now. -Nat gas does have advantages I guess, like BBQ's without having to take the bottle to the servo to refill ,…

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jj1
Sep 12, 2014 8:38 am
BJ88
BJ88
6 September 2014

Air conditioning placement

Air conditioning placement

If space is limited you may have issues, roof mounting may be the go and should not cost too much more if they are small units. Like mentioned the issue is the hot air…

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BJ88
Sep 06, 2014 10:37 pm
BJ88
HouseOB
HouseOB
2 September 2014

Hydronic heating calculation

Hydronic heating calculation

Yeah it looks like the formula I had that gave the 5.8kW was incorrect, lost in translation :)

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HouseOB
Sep 02, 2014 9:54 am
sappel
sappel
31 August 2014

improving seal for louvres

improving seal for louvres

Hi everyone Sadly I have purchased less than great louvres which dont seal very tightly when closed - letting in /out air. I have heard that there might be a product -…

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sappel
Aug 31, 2014 9:05 pm
liquidtransition
liquidtransition
27 August 2014

Electric under-floating-floor heating

Electric under-floating-floor heating

Mcarthur, For timber floors, there should be a floor temperature sensor that limits the timber temperature to 27deg C. That value is based on the timber flooring being…

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liquidtransition
Aug 27, 2014 11:36 am
delatite13
delatite13
25 August 2014

Which Aircon?

Which Aircon?

We have Actron. Great unit. Agree with Joker. More flexible than any other A/c. Downside is they cost more. A lot of posts on here about Daikin Vs Actron. Just do a search.

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delatite13
Aug 25, 2014 10:07 am
delatite13
freakychick
freakychick
24 August 2014

Hot Water System

Hot Water System

Thanks people - Perth had a huge hailstorm in 2010 and there was alot of damage to houses and cars, Hubby and I were made homeless due to the flood damage in our flat. So…

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freakychick
Aug 24, 2014 11:59 pm
freakychick
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namz
Aug 20, 2014 10:52 pm
tomwhite
tomwhite
19 August 2014

Aggressive Insulation Installer...

Aggressive Insulation Installer...

Its an industry that seems to attract some less than ethical operators (of course there are some fantastic companies out there too). We've had similar issues, as have…

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tomwhite
Aug 19, 2014 3:13 pm
baferreri
baferreri
14 August 2014

Zoned Controlled Systems

Zoned Controlled Systems

Hi Hagar, Based on my experience (as a HVAC engineer), a zone system should have a thermostat in each zone but some contractors will install a single sensor near the…

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baferreri
Aug 14, 2014 7:24 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
28 July 2014

sound, thermal and ventilation

sound, thermal and ventilation

Roofer suggests we vent to outside but we don't want heat and sound bridges so is there something similar to what we have that can vent to outside when on…

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Stewie D
Jul 28, 2014 9:50 pm
Joker
Joker
28 July 2014

Refrigerated Air Con solution for Melbourne home

Refrigerated Air Con solution for Melbourne home

If wanting add on air con or air con , I looked for months on many many forums and sites, the brand that came up constantly has reliable,advanced,was actron an Australian…

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Joker
Jul 28, 2014 9:46 pm
Joker
Joker
28 July 2014

where to buy gas log fireplace in melbourne(southeast)

where to buy gas log fireplace in melbourne(southeast)

i would bookmark several sites ,then over a period of time look regularly so you can get a special or display model,first of course find out the…

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Joker
Jul 28, 2014 9:38 pm
yvonneh
yvonneh
28 July 2014

Adding more zones

Adding more zones

Thanks for the…

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yvonneh
Jul 28, 2014 4:24 pm
bounderee
bounderee
25 July 2014

Brivis Controller problems

Brivis Controller problems

Hi all, the answer to the problem....all the problems including the fan speeding up was solved when the unit failed completely Jan 2014, middle of the hottest day on…

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bounderee
Jul 25, 2014 8:05 pm
Crazyk
Crazyk
21 July 2014

Rusty fan blades on ActronAir A/C unit

Rusty fan blades on ActronAir A/C unit

I agree with Bels to some degree. The unit will still function no problems, but you will loose some minor efficiency. Why? Well because the corrosion will cause extra drag…

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Crazyk
Jul 21, 2014 9:16 pm
Crazyk
Crazyk
Crazyk
21 July 2014

R7 batt

R7 batt

No I'm not talking about squashing it but putting a 3.5 ontop of a 3.5. As soon as you compress you loose efficiency. The air gap gives you the insulating properties so…

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Crazyk
Jul 21, 2014 5:34 pm
Crazyk
mrssnowden
mrssnowden
21 July 2014

Wood fireplace in the hunter valley/newcastle

Wood fireplace in the hunter valley/newcastle

I'm in the Central Tablelands but found a Dixon heating in Albion Park to be the most helpful and cheapest in NSW even after freight. Their website isn't great but if you…

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mrssnowden
Jul 21, 2014 3:26 pm
sheppo
sheppo
20 July 2014

Central heating

Central heating

If you get a service done to the unit you can ask the service tech to turn the fan speed down so that you dont feel the air when you sit under the vent if you choose to…

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sheppo
Jul 20, 2014 8:31 pm
JB1
JB1
18 July 2014

Cheapest time of the year to get A/C

Cheapest time of the year to get A/C

Now is a good time when they are quieter. Also the manufacturers like Panasonic and Fujitsu are giving cash back at the moment (and every winter). Panasonic, Fujistsu…

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JB1
Jul 18, 2014 5:52 pm
AussieMark
AussieMark
15 July 2014

3 Phase or 240V

3 Phase or 240V
1, 2, 3, 4

Yep I think builders get you every which way......

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AussieMark
Jul 15, 2014 11:17 pm
Bels
Bels
13 July 2014

Is this part the Ducted A/C zone damper control?

Is this part the Ducted A/C zone damper control?

From your little thumbnail size picture it's hard to see but potentially yes. It would be a throwaway item that would need to be replaced as it's not economical sense to…

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Bels
Jul 13, 2014 4:53 pm
whzzz28
whzzz28
9 July 2014

R4.0 Insulation Batts

R4.0 Insulation Batts

Currently got a quote from a builder. For a single storey 250 sqm living area they ask. R2.5 to R4.0 upgrade price 2,900 R2.5 to R6.0…

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whzzz28
Jul 09, 2014 6:14 pm


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