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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
brett1
brett1
9 December 2014

Affordable Home Comfort - reliable aircon installer? (WA)

Affordable Home Comfort - reliable aircon installer? (WA)
1, 2

Facts that are freely available: Maxwell Raymond Healy (Alwyn's brother) a former Bindoon real estate agent, is the director of AHC. He has a criminal record which…

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brett1
Dec 09, 2014 11:13 am
unbreakable
unbreakable
8 December 2014

Removal of Vulcan Hydronic Fan convector

Removal of Vulcan Hydronic Fan convector

Hi We have 2 Vulcan Hydronic Fan convectors (wall mounted) that are connected by copper pipe to a central heater and oil tank that I need to remove. They appear pretty…

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unbreakable
Dec 08, 2014 1:46 pm
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
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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
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

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