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psyninja
psyninja
11 April 2014

Brivis controller issue

Brivis controller issue

This is an overheating error code - check your return air make sure its clean and clear and all ducts are open and there are no blockages. If these don't appear to be the…

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psyninja
Apr 11, 2014 5:51 pm
ausdesign
ausdesign
9 April 2014

reflective foil wall wrap around

reflective foil wall wrap around

Hi all, we are owner building double storey home, is reflective foil wall wrap recommended? As we will be installing wall bats. Many…

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ausdesign
Apr 09, 2014 6:01 pm
ausdesign
Lukebee
Lukebee
8 April 2014

Evaporative Cooler: Brivis, Bonaire or Breezair?

Evaporative Cooler: Brivis, Bonaire or Breezair?
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Hi All, Just to give you an update. Finally I chose Breezair EXH210 for $4800, 8 points. My house is 25 square…

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Lukebee
Apr 08, 2014 10:23 pm
Lukebee
TiredHalo
TiredHalo
2 April 2014

Anticon vs Sarking

Anticon vs Sarking

I think R1.3 for Anticon sounds about right. Anticon is considered a thermal insulation and not an acoustic, but it will help reduce the sound of rain. However if your…

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TiredHalo
Apr 02, 2014 10:43 am
TiredHalo
Adrian Lafleur
Adrian Lafleur
28 March 2014

Making my home noise proof

Making my home noise proof

I think you need to consider all of the above I Goggled train horn noise and found this site http://www.fra.dot.gov/Page/P0599 tells you that train noise from a horn is…

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Adrian Lafleur
Mar 28, 2014 7:48 am
namiradaki
namiradaki
27 March 2014

Under floor heating --where does the thermostat go?

Under floor heating --where does the thermostat go?

Hi ChrisE, Not sure what floor heating product you purchased, so I'll explain how it works with our product (Livella Heating Systems), which will most likely work for…

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namiradaki
Mar 27, 2014 8:41 am
StephenF
StephenF
25 March 2014

Maintaining good air quality in an energy-efficient house?

Maintaining good air quality in an energy-efficient house?
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Ahh, ok. Well there shouldn't be too much in the way of smells coming from the outside air, not sure what will make it through the standard filters. I'll let you know how…

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StephenF
Mar 25, 2014 11:13 am
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bashworth
Mar 23, 2014 12:11 pm
bashworth
MaxG
MaxG
20 March 2014

hydronic floor heating - what do you know??

hydronic floor heating - what do you know??

I am planning to install hydronic heating. I understand how it works; have enjoyed it for many years in Germany, and simply love it. There are a few things that need to be…

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MaxG
Mar 20, 2014 8:11 pm
AJW
AJW
16 March 2014

25A breaker on 2.5mm cable - POOL HEATER

25A breaker on 2.5mm cable - POOL HEATER

Hi I have recently had a 3.6kw Zodiac Pool Heater installed, and the specs stats Nominal Intensity of 16A and Max intensity of 22A. I have been…

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AJW
Mar 16, 2014 8:59 pm
Fleb
Fleb
12 March 2014

Help! Wood heater reviews/efficiency comparisons?

Help! Wood heater reviews/efficiency comparisons?

I spent a bit of time looking for high efficient heaters (have a look at my blog) and we ended up going a Lopi Flush Hybrid heater which i think is around 70%…

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Fleb
Mar 12, 2014 3:58 pm
Kapal
Kapal
9 March 2014

How to restart Brivis Wall Control with FN Key

How to restart Brivis Wall Control with FN Key

Hi Brad, I am having similar issue with my Brivis network controller. I have tried resetting by holding keys 1&3 and plugging the controller back to the wall plate but…

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Kapal
Mar 09, 2014 12:26 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
7 March 2014

6 Star Rating and Insulation

6 Star Rating and Insulation

As an add-on to what Peter is saying. Something like Foilboard gives you increased insulation but also ( depending on how wide the cavity is - usually 50mm ) lets you run…

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Stewie D
Mar 07, 2014 9:59 am
VijayGaba
VijayGaba
6 March 2014

Ducted Heating Roof Vent Cover

Ducted Heating Roof Vent Cover

Hi, Today I called ducted heater manufacturer for service call as heater didn't respond to start few days back. Guy came and checked the heater and said there is nothing…

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VijayGaba
Mar 06, 2014 9:40 pm
Crazyk
Crazyk
3 March 2014

ACTRON ESP+ Prerequirsites from builder

ACTRON ESP+ Prerequirsites from builder

Never heard of the Livezi...all I was trying to point out is that if you want the ducted system then lennox is the go....but it's like anything if you buy a car and put on…

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Crazyk
Mar 03, 2014 1:12 pm
Crazyk
Liliana
Liliana
3 March 2014

gas log heating any help most gratefull

gas log heating any help most gratefull

We have the Rinnai Sapphire and are very happy with it. None of us suffer from asthma so the fact that it doesn't have a balanced flue didn't worry us. We have it in the…

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Liliana
Mar 03, 2014 10:23 am
Lourance
Lourance
1 March 2014

How's your air conditioning coping in the heat?

How's your air conditioning coping in the heat?
1, 2

Evaporative 26sq home.. basicly its just running on idle set at 28c and easily maintaining it on a 42c day (could make it cooler). The hourly running cost is around…

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Lourance
Mar 01, 2014 8:12 am
pominoz
pominoz
28 February 2014

Recommended Ceiling and Wall Insulation upgrades

Recommended Ceiling and Wall Insulation upgrades

Thanks for that. We Live on the Sunny coast so will probably reconsider our plans. Definitely going for RFL and additional wall insulation as these both more difficult to…

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pominoz
Feb 27, 2014 11:07 pm
tamarind
tamarind
21 February 2014

Installing air purification around the house

Installing air purification around the house

I'm not sure what you are referring to. I wrote a blog about trying to reuse the air in the ceiling and discovered a company called Ventis that…

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tamarind
Feb 21, 2014 3:01 pm
tamarind
coobri
coobri
15 February 2014

Ducted heating and add-on cooling outlets in wet areas

Ducted heating and add-on cooling outlets in wet areas

We just got add on cooling and they put an extra outlet in our bathroom Im thinking it will come in handy in winter with the heater on them cold mornings

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coobri
Feb 15, 2014 8:47 am
jj1
jj1
14 February 2014

Ducted Air Conditioning Zoning

Ducted Air Conditioning Zoning

Hi Mercthunder, We have 2 storey with Actron 4 zones (2 up,2 down). We can run 1 zone no problems. Zoning with 3 vents, 2 vents, 3 vents & 2 vents The only thing I…

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jj1
Feb 14, 2014 9:59 am
melfordgurl
melfordgurl
13 February 2014

Evap Cooling and Refrig

Evap Cooling and Refrig

Ohhh cool thanks :) thanks everyone for the input and information. greatly appreciated.

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melfordgurl
Feb 13, 2014 3:36 pm
watchdog
watchdog
11 February 2014

Bonaire breakdowns no parts to fix

Bonaire breakdowns no parts to fix

My neighbor has a 6 year old Bonaire Reverse cycle ducted aircon that broke down 2 weeks ago and Bonaire has advised him there are no parts in Australia to fix the unit &…

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watchdog
Feb 11, 2014 6:44 pm
Charlotte1
Charlotte1
11 February 2014

Lucci fans

Lucci fans

That's reassuring that you were able to get the problem solved! I'm in the process of waiting to hear from the electrician so hoping it will be as smooth as you found it…

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Charlotte1
Feb 11, 2014 9:36 am
Doc Freeman
Doc Freeman
9 February 2014

Additional insulation on underside of roof - ?

Additional insulation on underside of roof - ?

What about using one of the spray on polyurethane foams to add additional insulation? There's a few different brands, and they look fairly easy to apply to the inside of…

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Doc Freeman
Feb 09, 2014 12:59 am
CavWallStu
CavWallStu
4 February 2014

Cavity Insulation

Cavity Insulation

Hi Mandy, Sorry to hear that your builder has forgotten to ensure the brick layers installed the insulation in the walls. Lucky for you it has been picked up. There are…

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CavWallStu
Feb 04, 2014 5:55 pm
bpratt
bpratt
4 February 2014

best color for heat in Melbourne? (colorbond metal deck rf)

best color for heat in Melbourne? (colorbond metal deck rf)

Warringah Council and I believe several others North of the bridge too. According to the blurb I read it is the glare caused by the lighter…

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bpratt
Feb 04, 2014 5:18 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
29 January 2014

Ducted heating or gas log fireplace

Ducted heating or gas log fireplace

It will depend a lot on your layout and how well you have insulated your house. We're planning on an open ground floor plan - lounge , dining and kitchen with a closed…

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Stewie D
Jan 29, 2014 5:17 pm
boosta
boosta
28 January 2014

Ducted heating paired with evaporative cooling.

Ducted heating paired with evaporative cooling.

Hi all, We live in Adelaide and have evap cooling and ducted gas heating which is zoned. In the recent heatwave when the temp outside was 45C…

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boosta
Jan 28, 2014 7:44 pm
brownbag
brownbag
28 January 2014

BATHROOM HEATING LAMPS WITH NO FAN

BATHROOM HEATING LAMPS WITH NO FAN

Thanks guys. I found one in the end - Mercator have a single one that you can put into your ceiling. And I imagine it would be simple for an electrician to put two in…

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brownbag
Jan 28, 2014 12:30 pm
jj1
jj1
18 January 2014

Recommend me a Ducted Air con - Central Coast NSW

Recommend me a Ducted Air con - Central Coast NSW

hi mb21, we had an Actron system installed in our place during the build, which we arranged through the coy doing the electrics. Seemed a logical way for the left hand…

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jj1
Jan 18, 2014 1:44 pm
Lex
Lex
17 January 2014

Has anyone noticed a dramatic increase in electricity usage?

Has anyone noticed a dramatic increase in electricity usage?
1, 2

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

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