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Lex
Lex
17 January 2014

Has anyone noticed a dramatic increase in electricity usage?

Has anyone noticed a dramatic increase in electricity usage?
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I guess there is no way to tell for sure unless I start really investigating this, getting some equipment and doing some measurements etc :( ... I was hoping that there…

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Lex
Jan 17, 2014 9:47 pm
Lex
Mclaren
Mclaren
16 January 2014

Garage very hot in evening

Garage very hot in evening

Our garage gets very warm especially when I park the car in there after the drive home from work. We don't have windows or a rear door so we open the rollerdoor about a…

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Mclaren
Jan 16, 2014 3:50 pm
Mclaren
Crazyk
Crazyk
16 January 2014

Hydronic Heating Melbourne

Hydronic Heating Melbourne

Thanks dc Sent from my iPhone using

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Crazyk
Jan 16, 2014 10:19 am
Crazyk
AJW
AJW
15 January 2014

Is brivis air con good

Is brivis air con good

Yes and no, as I said Brivis got their…

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AJW
Jan 15, 2014 7:27 pm
MR2
MR2
12 January 2014

Blow in vs traditional Batts

Blow in vs traditional Batts

Could be, depends on how it clumps I guess

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MR2
Jan 12, 2014 6:24 pm
MR2
MR2
MR2
12 January 2014

how to Keep air con maintain for optimal performance

how to Keep air con maintain for optimal performance

If I was to do something along those lines, I'd utilise a solenoid valve that's controlled either by ambient air temperature or discharge heat to…

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MR2
Jan 12, 2014 10:11 am
MR2
JazzyJess
JazzyJess
7 January 2014

Is ecological insulation effective?

Is ecological insulation effective?

We used polyester insulation in a renovation because we preferred to avoid fibreglass due to it needing more careful handling during installation and because of recent…

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JazzyJess
Jan 06, 2014 11:56 pm
bpratt
bpratt
5 January 2014

Rural (no natural gas) heating and cooling options- pls help

Rural (no natural gas) heating and cooling options- pls help

Personally I'd be going for multiple reverse cycle split systems, particulary as you mention you are looking at going offgrid in the future (look at LiFePo4 lithium iron…

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bpratt
Jan 05, 2014 8:53 pm
jamt007
jamt007
31 December 2013

Stringing in

Stringing in

Greetings fairly basic question, but where does the string attach to when securing the insulation batts? the noggins? i take it noggin width are less than the stud width…

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jamt007
Dec 31, 2013 10:15 am
Crazyk
Crazyk
28 December 2013

Insulation upgrades

Insulation upgrades

Agreed AJW. Sent from my iPhone using

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Crazyk
Dec 28, 2013 8:10 am
Crazyk
Pulpo
Pulpo
24 December 2013

underfloor heating

underfloor heating

Insulate under the slab as well. Just run some pex pipe in the slab. The house needs heat with concrete floors. Good luck Pulpo

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Pulpo
Dec 24, 2013 9:48 am
aza0
aza0
22 December 2013

Leaving man hole open to cool down area?

Leaving man hole open to cool down area?

I do this all the time in a single story home. Just leave a window down stairs open and it will keep the air moving upwards out the whirly bird. Try light incense and put…

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aza0
Dec 22, 2013 11:55 am
nicephotog
nicephotog
17 December 2013

Phase change Insulation

Phase change Insulation

Just ordinary "state" change as to solid liquid gas. Different, but it sounds a bit risky for the material.

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nicephotog
Dec 17, 2013 10:18 am
ausdesign
ausdesign
11 December 2013

insulating a roof conversion

insulating a roof conversion

The choice of a dark coloured roofing material is good for 'cold' climates' as the issue is generally more to do with heating rather than cooling. The issue with a…

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ausdesign
Dec 11, 2013 6:49 am
ausdesign
Fleb
Fleb
10 December 2013

Wood Heater, what do you think?

Wood Heater, what do you think?
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That home heat website looks really good, thanks for that. We went with a http://www.lopi.com.au/wood/flush-hybrid.html as was the biggest…

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Fleb
Dec 10, 2013 4:20 pm
Fleb
Fleb
8 December 2013

Colorbond roof - insulating blanket questions..

Colorbond roof - insulating blanket questions..

I would suggest getting at least the foil under the colourbond to help stop condensation running and dripping in your roof space. Know one person who had the issue where…

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Fleb
Dec 08, 2013 1:08 pm
toecutter
toecutter
3 December 2013

No reflective insulation under tin roof

No reflective insulation under tin roof

great, Bradford is the insul most use and is guanteed to meet the Australian Standard. I knew a roofer who was going to import insul from mexico back in the government…

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toecutter
Dec 03, 2013 12:52 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
3 December 2013

Sarking, Wall wrap sisalation & insullation - what is it?

Sarking, Wall wrap sisalation & insullation - what is it?
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I have seen a lot of US UK shows where they line their external walls and roof with sheets of ply board or chipboard. @carmania - I think…

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Stewie D
Dec 03, 2013 11:09 am
Lurgen
Lurgen
3 December 2013

Evaporative Cooling Installer

Evaporative Cooling Installer

Give Temperature Plus a try - they did my install and were brilliant. HD

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Lurgen
Dec 03, 2013 9:07 am
Lurgen
bego9
bego9
2 December 2013

Which one to install Double Storey townhouse and which brand

Which one to install Double Storey townhouse and which brand

HI, My in laws build a new double storey townhouse unit at the back of the existing house in Melbourne. So it is not really big just the normal house with 3 bedroom and 1…

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bego9
Dec 02, 2013 9:25 am
adgn
adgn
1 December 2013

Daikin v actron

Daikin v actron

What is the difference between the ESP Platinum and the older Plus/Ultima units?

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adgn
Dec 01, 2013 11:28 am
sunshine9393
sunshine9393
27 November 2013

Thermostatically Control Wall Outlet?

Thermostatically Control Wall Outlet?

Hello, This may seem a strange question: Can a panel heater plugged into a GPO be switched on an off by install a separate wall thermostat? i.e. can that particular GPO…

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sunshine9393
Nov 27, 2013 7:02 pm
MR2
MR2
25 November 2013

Actron Air Condensor Fans running in different directions

Actron Air Condensor Fans running in different directions

that's an impressive failure of both technicians and quality control...

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MR2
Nov 25, 2013 6:39 am
MR2
Aus Home Insulation
Aus Home Insulation
19 November 2013

SuperQuilt insulation

SuperQuilt insulation

Hi from Aus Home Insulation. We are just new to Homeone and would like to introduce ourselves. Aus Home Insulation are the only suppliers in Australia of SuperQuilt, the…

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Aus Home Insulation
Nov 19, 2013 11:56 am
Aus Home Insulation
Agape
Agape
4 November 2013

Fireplace Installation Advice

Fireplace Installation Advice

I really have no idea. I will have to ask hubby and get back to you. I am assuming it is done as I know we were a little annoyed where the flue actually came out of the…

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Agape
Nov 04, 2013 9:33 pm
tazzman
tazzman
1 November 2013

Brivis ducted heating - gas smell

Brivis ducted heating - gas smell

Hi there, Some months ago we had a Brivis ducted heating system installed in our house - an external unit that is fitted next to our house and with the return air duct…

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tazzman
Nov 01, 2013 7:02 pm
octain
octain
30 October 2013

Split system quote surprise

Split system quote surprise

Cable costs about $2 a metre. SO yeh their ripping you off. Good guys need to make money out of your install as do the installer so your paying a premium to allow for good…

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octain
Oct 30, 2013 8:56 pm
octain
barkly
barkly
29 October 2013

Under Floor Ducting Repair

Under Floor Ducting Repair

Thanks octain, I have been thinking of one of those inspection cameras at the end of a long extendable cable to have a look at the ducting - not sure what I might find.…

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barkly
Oct 29, 2013 11:05 am
mr_jas84
mr_jas84
29 October 2013

Fitting ducted A/C to new build home in WA

Fitting ducted A/C to new build home in WA

* Finally, I assume that it would be best to get this installed during construction, but is that even possible, or do we need to wait…

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mr_jas84
Oct 29, 2013 12:13 am
Suash78
Suash78
25 October 2013

Firebox inserts vs traditional open brick fireplace (wood)?

Firebox inserts vs traditional open brick fireplace (wood)?

Yep you are after a fireplace with a zero clearance add on, this is basically a box that goes around the heater to allow it to be installed in a…

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Suash78
Oct 25, 2013 7:22 pm
octain
octain
25 October 2013

Ducted gas heating with add-on air conditioning

Ducted gas heating with add-on air conditioning

Wiax, I personally have ducted heating with add on cooling in my house and I install it. Its a great way to heat and cool your house.Gas heating is far cheaper to run…

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octain
Oct 25, 2013 5:52 pm
octain
pl-ks
pl-ks
14 October 2013

Thermacell / Honeycombe Blinds

Thermacell / Honeycombe Blinds

best places to get custom made curtains price / quality wise? Melbourne based, looking at pelmets and definitely return rails for the bedrooms.

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pl-ks
Oct 14, 2013 3:21 pm
Unhappy Heater Buyer
Unhappy Heater Buyer
10 October 2013

Does anyone have a Stovax wood heater??

Does anyone have a Stovax wood heater??

:( :( :( NEVER again! We have a STUDIO 3, it goes out after a short time, really only decorative, DOES NOT HEAT WELL. However, the WORST is that all the bottom fire bricks…

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Unhappy Heater Buyer
Oct 10, 2013 7:19 pm
ddarroch
ddarroch
8 October 2013

Heat-pump - switchable to prefer photovoltaic input?

Heat-pump - switchable to prefer photovoltaic input?

Just bumping an old post, as I've been thinking about the same thing. Forg, did you have any luck getting info on this? Would be great to be using surplus electricity…

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ddarroch
Oct 08, 2013 11:12 am
Agape
Agape
7 October 2013

Breeze air or Brivis cooling for double storey ??

Breeze air or Brivis cooling for double storey ??

I would be asking a few different people to come and tell you what you need. I would be questioning the ability of any evap system to push cool air downstairs as…

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Agape
Oct 07, 2013 1:51 pm
pl-ks
pl-ks
7 October 2013

DIY Curtains, Pelmets and double thermal layers

DIY Curtains, Pelmets and double thermal layers

I see fair enough, they should make pelmets for the sides too then haha cause air always moves / rotates to the easiest path... so air would kinda be drawn from the sides…

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pl-ks
Oct 07, 2013 11:49 am
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Lex
Sep 30, 2013 11:04 pm
Lex
HomeAngels
HomeAngels
26 September 2013

Evap cooling warping laminate flooring?

Evap cooling warping laminate flooring?

Friends of ours had their solid timber floors warp from the evap cooling. They ended up getting it ripped up and replaced under their house insurance. It was a lot of…

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HomeAngels
Sep 26, 2013 7:24 pm
HomeAngels
Bels
Bels
21 September 2013

Spray foam insulation !!!

Spray foam insulation !!!

I've seen it used to some degree in the trade and a mate of mine has had lots to do with it. It's used when retrofitting existing coolrooms especially with fruit growers /…

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Bels
Sep 21, 2013 11:50 pm
hardytt65
hardytt65
18 September 2013

Hot Water System

Hot Water System

I would go for solar, with either electric assist (if those are still allowed?) or gas. At our main residence we have the original solar panels (poorly positioned beneath…

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hardytt65
Sep 18, 2013 11:04 pm
tezzab
tezzab
18 September 2013

Home Insulation

Home Insulation

Delatite, your detailed info has been truly helpful. I'll be building 80km, as the crow flies, (150km by road) North East from your spot, at 300m above Sea Level..…

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tezzab
Sep 18, 2013 7:01 pm
tezzab
Pearsall
Pearsall
16 September 2013

Coolair evap cooling

Coolair evap cooling

Hi, Can anyone give me any feedback on coolair evap cooling either positive or negative? Thinking of putting it in our new house but dont know…

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Pearsall
Sep 16, 2013 1:47 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
16 September 2013

Insulating an existing cement slab

Insulating an existing cement slab

Be careful building the soil up around the perimeter of a slab. You may invalidate the termite proofing in place. It is recommended that all slabs are supposed to have…

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Stewie D
Sep 16, 2013 12:51 pm
octain
octain
14 September 2013

Air conditioning for apartment?

Air conditioning for apartment?

Hi Rayess, Maybe drop us an email at brendan@totalbreeze.com.au. We can help you out with your enquiry

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octain
Sep 14, 2013 7:54 pm
octain
kffarley
kffarley
13 September 2013

How warm is your house?

How warm is your house?

Hi, Would appreciate any info you have, or experience, with Canberra installers of Actron. Thanks, Kerry

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kffarley
Sep 13, 2013 10:19 am
Fleb
Fleb
9 September 2013

URGENT - BRAEMAR BM900 11KW Evaporative Cooling system

URGENT - BRAEMAR BM900 11KW Evaporative Cooling system

Hi I would have a look at the manufacture recommendations to see what they say. I ended up going the Breezair EXH210 which is rated at 15.5kw and think our house is…

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Fleb
Sep 09, 2013 4:38 pm

Here is a look after the job is…

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tomking.chen
Sep 06, 2013 10:55 am
tomking.chen
proxemic
proxemic
2 September 2013

Gas space heater room fan stopping

Gas space heater room fan stopping

Ok so at least some consistency, room fan has stopped working.. permanently. I think i am going to give up at this point i only paid a few hundred for the heater but…

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proxemic
Sep 02, 2013 12:49 pm
Fleb
Fleb
28 August 2013

Wood heaters

Wood heaters
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Not sure if you are still looking or after suggestions. We went with a Lopi Flush Hybrid (yet to be installed) which is meant to be suited for a house up to 300sqm, we…

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Fleb
Aug 28, 2013 8:16 am


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