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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 5:20 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 2:08 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 1:52 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
3 December 2013

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

Sarking, Wall wrap sisalation & insullation - what is it?
1, 2

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 12:09 pm
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 10:07 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 10:25 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 12:28 pm
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 8:02 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 7:39 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 12:56 pm
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 10:33 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 8:02 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 9:56 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 12:05 pm
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 1:13 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 8:22 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 6:52 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 4:21 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 8:19 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 12:12 pm
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 2:51 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 12:49 pm
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Lex
Oct 01, 2013 12:04 am
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 8:24 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 22, 2013 12:50 am
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 19, 2013 12:04 am
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 8:01 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 2:47 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 1:51 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 8:54 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 11:19 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 5:38 pm

Here is a look after the job is…

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tomking.chen
Sep 06, 2013 11:55 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 1:49 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 9:16 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 8:07 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 8:11 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 7:44 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 7:44 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 5:17 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
17 August 2013

Stop radiant heat on 2 story north brick wall-reflected heat

Stop radiant heat on 2 story north brick wall-reflected heat

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 18, 2013 12:42 am
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 13, 2013 12:15 am
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 11:12 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 6:14 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 12:07 pm
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 6:47 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 10:30 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 10:22 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 07, 2013 12:07 am

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