Heating, Cooling & 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 /…
Sep 21, 2013 11:50 pm
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…
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..…
Coolair evap cooling
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…
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…
How warm is your house?
Would appreciate any info you have, or experience, with Canberra installers of Actron.
Here is a look after the job is…
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…
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…
Air Conditioner Coin Operated Device
I would look at the coin operated systems, If they have an option with a basic set of eletrical contacts them you can do it. Its acutally fairly simple but you won't…
Daikin 9.8kw Ducted A/C with Day/Night
Thank you so much for the advice ... thankfully they are willing to give us a credit if we delete the A/C and get it installed by someone else, so we will be…
ceiling fan with 2.4m high ceilings?
Honestly, If you put in the timber bladed ceiling fans you should be ok.
I've actually put my hand into a metal blade fan on high, by accident.
While I wouldn't…
You could attach 50-70mm foam to the wall and then acrylic render it for a lightweight solution - paint it whatever suits the rest of your house.
Or attach vertical…
Air conditioner fan vs ceiling fan
I do not currently have ceiling fans, and the actual 'cooling' of our evap a/c doesn't work. But we do run it on 'fan only' in summer and it does make a noticeable…
316 marine grade stainless steel fan
Yep, we bought one of those and it's a good unit. Interestingly enough though the vendor advised that if we installed this outside fan outside that would void the warranty.
we have our pure ventilation heat transfer system installed - works really well in taking the chill out of the cold rooms and its controlled by a thermostat - its great to…
Zoned ducted heating
As Lurgen mentions one of the big issues with ducted heating is return air. If the area you are heating is in another room to the return air ducting the system will not be…
Replacing a Brivis Network Controller
Thank you for the response.
It's hard to find any information on the NC-6 but the box has that clearly marked on it with the brivis part no B022890 and when I spoke to…
How do I install sarking to an old house?
You won't be able to fit sarking to your walls in the usual way which as you allude to - on the cavity side of the timber frame.
R 2.5 Batts between the timber studs then…
Two storey building and Heating/Cooling.
Were you after only cooling in a couple of rooms top and bottom or whole house cooling? Depending on the size of the house and whether you have a void or riser to…
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Has anyone used the product 'Granicrete' and if so have they ventured into in-floor electric heating? If so how and any other advice on in- floor heating (we only want to…
We've been advised to use it as well. I haven't been able to find many reviews online. Interested in seeing what people think too!
Evaporative- how powerful for 21sq home?
I know it depends on a few factors, but I was hoping to get an idea of what people think is a reasonable sized evaporative cooling unit for a 21 square home? The last…
If you are going to have a fireplace the more brick the better.
Not as much for soaking up the suns heat but also to even out the heat delivery from the fire.
Cooling for a small 2BR Townhouse
They get boiling hot upstairs during summer and are a pain to heat downstairs in the winter! I rented a town house for a few years so was stuck with electric panel…
Types of door seal
An Australian company that designs both types, and a hell of a lot of styles, is
I have used both types, and certain…
Thanks Wanderer. Well done. We've been told we can't use that internal wall, because we're double story so it's a bit more complex. We may be able to do a retro fit on the…
Jul 20, 2013 11:01 pm
Ducted Air con wall vent
We have just moved into a house with ducted air conditioning with floor registers in each room.
In the living room there is also a large wall…
Air conditioning ducted split?????
I wouldn't go to Good Guys or Harvey Norman, unless you can get a really good deal on a system and have a friend or someone to install. Those places do organise…
Insulation query for a newbie
does old insulation from the eaves have to be fully removed and new put it?
getting earthwool batts put in the roof and installer/remover said they might not be able to…
Yeah, it is the flue. How come it can't be muffled (i.e. if it is a sound like any other surely there are ways to allow the gas to escape without the sound being so loud)?
Did you end up going ahead with it - I'm in Sydney chasing quotes for a similar install at the moment.