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Fleb
Fleb
28 August 2013

Wood heaters

Wood heaters
1, 2

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
octain
octain
27 August 2013

Air Conditioner Coin Operated Device

Air Conditioner Coin Operated Device

Hi, 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…

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octain
Aug 27, 2013 7:07 pm
octain
Tans1970
Tans1970
25 August 2013

Daikin 9.8kw Ducted A/C with Day/Night

Daikin 9.8kw Ducted A/C with Day/Night

Hey there 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…

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Tans1970
Aug 25, 2013 7:11 pm
Tans1970
meowsy
meowsy
24 August 2013

Child proofing ducted heating vents

Child proofing ducted heating vents

I dont know of any , but a handy person could screw them in place? Just how agile is this toddler, can she also handle a…

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meowsy
Aug 24, 2013 6:44 pm
meowsy
octain
octain
24 August 2013

ceiling fan with 2.4m high ceilings?

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…

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octain
Aug 24, 2013 6:44 am
octain
proxemic
proxemic
23 August 2013

Rinnai High Efficiency Inbuilt Gas Space Heater Problem

Rinnai High Efficiency Inbuilt Gas Space Heater Problem

Well i installed a new pressure switch and started straight up, seeing as it hasn't worked for the last 3 days i think that solves it! Thanks for your help guys. During…

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proxemic
Aug 23, 2013 4:17 pm

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…

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Stewie D
Aug 17, 2013 11:42 pm
dragonchild
dragonchild
12 August 2013

Air conditioner fan vs ceiling fan

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…

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dragonchild
Aug 12, 2013 11:15 pm
dragonchild
Althom
Althom
10 August 2013

316 marine grade stainless steel fan

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.

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Althom
Aug 10, 2013 10:12 am
Althom
adamcann
adamcann
9 August 2013

Heat transfer

Heat transfer

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…

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adamcann
Aug 09, 2013 5:14 pm
bashworth
bashworth
9 August 2013

Zoned ducted heating

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…

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bashworth
Aug 09, 2013 11:07 am
bashworth
kkeeley
kkeeley
9 August 2013

Replacing a Brivis Network Controller

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…

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kkeeley
Aug 09, 2013 5:47 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
7 August 2013

Gas log fire external wall flue, new build Adelaide

Gas log fire external wall flue, new build Adelaide

You are correct in that some of those reviews are far from positive. In our upcoming build we are probably going for the Jetmaster or even better the Heat n' Glo gas log…

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Stewie D
Aug 07, 2013 9:30 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
7 August 2013

How do I install sarking to an old house?

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…

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Stewie D
Aug 07, 2013 9:22 am
Bels
Bels
6 August 2013

Two storey building and Heating/Cooling.

Two storey building and Heating/Cooling.

Hi 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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Bels
Aug 06, 2013 11:07 pm
maximus
maximus
5 August 2013

HRV Solamate. Heat Recovery Unit

HRV Solamate. Heat Recovery Unit

Can anyone post recent experiences with the . It's more a general interest for me at the moment.…

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maximus
Aug 05, 2013 10:44 pm
maximus
Bels
Bels
3 August 2013

Inverter Split System (9.2kw too large??)

Inverter Split System (9.2kw too large??)

Hi You could go with a 9.2kw system though you'll find it'll probably very rarely run at full load (only on 38+ days for example). Being that nearly everything is…

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Bels
Aug 03, 2013 10:57 pm
Bels
Bels
3 August 2013

Advice Please - Placement of Sensors for Actron SRV203 ESP?

Advice Please - Placement of Sensors for Actron SRV203 ESP?

Hi Not sure if then sensors you're using are the averaging type but assuming they are, you'd be best to locate them in parts of the house that are going to be most…

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Bels
Aug 03, 2013 10:29 pm
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grumblebum54
Aug 03, 2013 11:59 am
grumblebum54
angiegrill
angiegrill
30 July 2013

Floor heating

Floor heating

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…

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angiegrill
Jul 30, 2013 10:04 pm
Nomesxo
Nomesxo
28 July 2013

Exsulite

Exsulite

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!

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Nomesxo
Jul 28, 2013 4:26 pm
meowsy
meowsy
27 July 2013

Evaporative- how powerful for 21sq home?

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…

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meowsy
Jul 27, 2013 2:08 pm
meowsy
bashworth
bashworth
25 July 2013

Thermal Mass

Thermal Mass

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.

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bashworth
Jul 25, 2013 8:59 pm
bashworth
angiegrill
angiegrill
25 July 2013

New Home - insulation

New Home - insulation

Once again thanks, that makes it much easier!

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angiegrill
Jul 25, 2013 11:28 am
rodericb
rodericb
21 July 2013

Cooling for a small 2BR Townhouse

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…

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rodericb
Jul 21, 2013 8:54 pm
tezzab
tezzab
21 July 2013

Types of door seal

Types of door seal

An Australian company that designs both types, and a hell of a lot of styles, is http://www.raven.com.au I have used both types, and certain…

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tezzab
Jul 21, 2013 6:47 pm
tezzab
cinder
cinder
21 July 2013

Gas Fireplace

Gas Fireplace

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…

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cinder
Jul 21, 2013 10:14 am
cinder
seano
seano
20 July 2013

Flames going out on Gas Log heater

Flames going out on Gas Log heater

Yep. My mother-in-law was confused at first then figured it out. Seemed obvious then! 4 Beta

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seano
Jul 20, 2013 11:01 pm
Serenity_Now
Serenity_Now
19 July 2013

what is the AC provision for 2 storey home?

what is the AC provision for 2 storey home?

We are getting the builder to install the ducting as part of the build and will be installing the aircond unit post handover. It will be very difficult to install ducting…

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Serenity_Now
Jul 19, 2013 4:56 pm
AJW
AJW
16 July 2013

So hard to get central AC for Townhouse !

So hard to get central AC for Townhouse !

Unfortunately you brought a two story house and that is the root cause of your issues. Not much that can be done.

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AJW
Jul 16, 2013 5:57 pm
AJW
AJW
11 July 2013

Ducted Air con wall vent

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…

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AJW
Jul 11, 2013 6:44 pm
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oneness
Jul 11, 2013 4:59 pm
joshnjacqui
joshnjacqui
11 July 2013

Air conditioning ducted split?????

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…

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joshnjacqui
Jul 11, 2013 8:39 am
johnnoblack
johnnoblack
8 July 2013

Insulation query for a newbie

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…

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johnnoblack
Jul 08, 2013 6:34 pm
Vess
Vess
7 July 2013

best condensation control / sisalation - flat roof

best condensation control / sisalation - flat roof

Hi all, I've asked several experts about my roof and each has given me different information - I want to put in new sisalation and some…

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Vess
Jul 07, 2013 8:36 pm
solace
solace
6 July 2013

Double brick cavity wall insulation - advise needed

Double brick cavity wall insulation - advise needed

Forget Air cell you can get identical products off ebay for $4 m2( its the same without the logo search for foil bubble insulation. Just make sure you have a min 25mm…

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solace
Jul 06, 2013 9:19 pm
D101
D101
3 July 2013

Noisy outlet

Noisy outlet

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)?

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D101
Jul 03, 2013 8:22 pm
Novice8
Novice8
2 July 2013

Portable flued gas heaters: do they exist?

Portable flued gas heaters: do they exist?

It could be done, but it's a fiddly job. The heaters aren't huge, and really don't take up that much space - are you sure you would want to move it every 6 months?

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Novice8
Jul 02, 2013 3:21 pm
squarepeg
squarepeg
2 July 2013

hydronic inslab

hydronic inslab

Hi Jaw, Did you end up going ahead with it - I'm in Sydney chasing quotes for a similar install at the moment.

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squarepeg
Jul 02, 2013 3:19 pm
bashworth
bashworth
28 June 2013

Cost on installing Brivis addon cooler to existing duct

Cost on installing Brivis addon cooler to existing duct

Back in 2006 it cost us around $1000 to upgrade the ducting during a new build

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bashworth
Jun 28, 2013 4:25 pm
bashworth
wannabehomebuilder
wannabehomebuilder
26 June 2013

Hydronic Heating - Adelaide

Hydronic Heating - Adelaide

Hi, We are about to build in Adelaide and would like to have floor heating. We are hoping to have a polished concrete floor, and I would love to hear how your system has…

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wannabehomebuilder
Jun 26, 2013 9:28 pm
wannabehomebuilder
deluxes
deluxes
26 June 2013

Recommend A/C installers in Adelaide

Recommend A/C installers in Adelaide

Wow, I'm interested by this.... I wanted ducted gas heating, but having lived with Evaporative cooling in a previous house - would never want it again, so reverse cycle…

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deluxes
Jun 26, 2013 5:11 pm
deluxes
bashworth
bashworth
25 June 2013

How to calculate eaves?

How to calculate eaves?

Bashworth I remember I've previously read some good info on your site. But when I try to access it now, AVG blocks it and says there is a "Blackhole…

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bashworth
Jun 25, 2013 5:54 pm
bashworth
mazfamily
mazfamily
21 June 2013

Ethanol Fireplace Fuel

Ethanol Fireplace Fuel

So we own two moda flame fireplaces and have been using them with moda fuel ethanol fireplace fuel. However, they just added a new fuel called super bio fuel. Has anyone…

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mazfamily
Jun 21, 2013 4:32 pm
Danois
Danois
20 June 2013

Does roof colour really matter?

Does roof colour really matter?

Great research - Well done, Pepsi :)

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Danois
Jun 20, 2013 10:10 am
kexkez
kexkez
19 June 2013

Best solar hot water system

Best solar hot water system

It is important that if there is a heating element it is the correct type for the type of water you have. where we are we need the more exxy version due to hard water.…

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kexkez
Jun 19, 2013 11:47 am
kexkez
JB1
JB1
17 June 2013

Ducted air condition zoning

Ducted air condition zoning

I suppose once it's the right temp it would wouldn't be hard to maintain the temp. I guess it's like trying to cool a car in a hot day using fresh air rather than…

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JB1
Jun 17, 2013 10:36 pm
mrs mozz
mrs mozz
15 June 2013

Wood heating!!!

Wood heating!!!

If there is a build-up of soot/creosote on top of the welded-in baffle plate it can block the flue, or reduce the air flow. If the flue has been cleaned from the top, I…

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mrs mozz
Jun 15, 2013 2:02 pm
Darth Teddy Bear
Darth Teddy Bear
15 June 2013

How was your central gas heating commissioned?

How was your central gas heating commissioned?

Hi all, We recently had a Braemar THM6X32 ducted gas heater installed and I am wishing to get feedback on your installation and confirmation on how a gas central heating…

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Darth Teddy Bear
Jun 15, 2013 1:40 pm
Darth Teddy Bear


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