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Bels
Dec 20, 2017 10:14 pm
bg100
bg100
7 December 2017

Evaporative cooling

Evaporative cooling

The evaporative cooling effect only works well in dry air, therefore any humid areas i.e the coastal fringe are not ideal. It is why evap units are found west of the…

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bg100
Dec 07, 2017 9:33 pm
IamSAM
IamSAM
6 December 2017

Ceiling fan with light recs

Ceiling fan with light recs

A good way is to visit a store at check out the fittings. There is so much option and price range too. The economy brand is MERCATOR while HUNTER is premium. The features…

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IamSAM
Dec 06, 2017 3:35 pm
IamSAM

Hi We noticed that the air-con ducts have been installed very closed to the fan light. We are not happy with the resresults and we think the ducts should have been…

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Jane Wilson
Dec 05, 2017 8:54 am
arcadelt
arcadelt
3 December 2017

Are all insulations made equal?

Are all insulations made equal?

The R-rating is certified, so there should be no difference in thermal performance of two brands with the same rating. Longevity might be a different issue and it might be…

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arcadelt
Dec 03, 2017 7:46 pm
parawolf
parawolf
30 November 2017

(MEL) Retrofit of inverter AC system

(MEL) Retrofit of inverter AC system

So got a second quote - basically the same fit out, but a 12.5kW Mitsubishi Electric System vs the 14kW (13.5?) above. But the rough quote after property inspection, was…

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parawolf
Nov 30, 2017 8:25 am
alexp79
alexp79
29 November 2017

Insulation Installation guidlines

Insulation Installation guidlines

Depends on what type of insulation you are using. For glasswool type, I guess the most efficient installation would be via blow-in (e.g. check Jet Stream MAX by Knauf),…

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alexp79
Nov 28, 2017 11:41 pm
brucefil2011
brucefil2011
12 November 2017

Insulation Rating vs Whirly-birds

Insulation Rating vs Whirly-birds

look up odyssey see more at hoffmangoldwithporterdavis.wordpress.com

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brucefil2011
Nov 12, 2017 10:13 am
reno_nomad
reno_nomad
27 October 2017

Cooling a two-storey house with a skillion roof

Cooling a two-storey house with a skillion roof

Thank you for the link. Very informative. I might even give them a call to see if they have a rep locally who could come and provide some advice. Thanks again!

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reno_nomad
Oct 27, 2017 9:01 am
Joker
Joker
18 October 2017

Daikin and Escea: Some Advice, and a plea for help

Daikin and Escea: Some Advice, and a plea for help

Ring escea to get a few names, or get a name from a retail business.

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Joker
Oct 18, 2017 10:29 pm
arcadelt
arcadelt
18 October 2017

Opinion hydronic slab heating with engineered floorboards

Opinion hydronic slab heating with engineered floorboards

Most Australian builders have no experience with hydronic heating, full stop!

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arcadelt
Oct 18, 2017 9:01 pm
SharonC
SharonC
16 October 2017

Recommended Daikin Installers Perth

Recommended Daikin Installers Perth

We are looking at putting a Daikin reverse cycle ducted air conditioner in our house in Perth, hills area. Any recommendations of good quality installers? Thanks.

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SharonC
Oct 15, 2017 11:12 pm
Waigo
Waigo
10 October 2017

Air conditioning - upgrade from classic to Ultra Air ESP Plu

Air conditioning - upgrade from classic to Ultra Air ESP Plu

I am using 3 Phase but my house needs a 23kw unit so that size only comes in 3 Phase. 3 Phase power will give you more power to the house which is good if you require it.

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Waigo
Oct 10, 2017 9:32 pm
Waigo
danevechild
danevechild
9 October 2017

Bolton

Bolton

Hi newhome17, We got the builder to put it in. They have got separate wiring for the ceiling fans.

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danevechild
Oct 09, 2017 7:56 am
ilmessaggio
ilmessaggio
9 October 2017

Actron Ducted Air Conditioning

Actron Ducted Air Conditioning
1, 2

The thing about air conditioning is not so much the unit but the installation, in both quality of, and delivery. The efficiency is very much dependent on manner of…

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ilmessaggio
Oct 09, 2017 1:08 am
RTJE
RTJE
3 October 2017

Air conditioning

Air conditioning

Which 14kw ducted air conditioning unit does Coral Homes install and is it worth the cost.

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RTJE
Oct 03, 2017 4:12 pm
Lurgen
Lurgen
2 October 2017

Soundproofing question

Soundproofing question

Replacing those doors with proper solid-core units that seal well around the edges is an absolute must - our last place had fantastic insulation and soundproofing but was…

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Lurgen
Oct 02, 2017 12:22 pm
Lurgen
CC1987
CC1987
28 September 2017

Anticon Installation - after colourbond roof is installed

Anticon Installation - after colourbond roof is installed

Awesome, so its ok to reuse the sheets then! Thanks! Another question I have is, the ceilings are scheduled to go in tomorrow and i think the anticon will be installed…

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CC1987
Sep 28, 2017 10:24 pm
ilmessaggio
ilmessaggio
13 September 2017

Missing heating cooling vent after settlement

Missing heating cooling vent after settlement

another builder trying to pull a fast one The person with the money decides where they go so stand fast and if the builder asks as to what you would like done, as is…

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ilmessaggio
Sep 13, 2017 11:23 pm
Jack Donaghey
Jack Donaghey
27 August 2017

Actron Air conditioning ducting ESP Series vs Daikin

Actron Air conditioning ducting ESP Series vs Daikin
1, 2

Good discussion! Cheers guys. From the team at Accutemp Services -

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Jack Donaghey
Aug 27, 2017 9:02 pm
hughchuck
hughchuck
25 August 2017

Adding Extra Heating Vent in Steel Duct

Adding Extra Heating Vent in Steel Duct

Hi, I have a steel heating duct that runs along my ground floor ceiling feeding my heating vents of my 1st floor of the house. I want to cut into it to feed a room on the…

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hughchuck
Aug 25, 2017 11:01 am
mslodyczka
mslodyczka
23 August 2017

Best place to buy glasswool?

Best place to buy glasswool?

Does anyone have recommendations for glass wool in Melbourne at good prices? Where would builders get their materials from and do you think they'd get a significant…

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mslodyczka
Aug 23, 2017 10:43 am
ObrienDayDream
ObrienDayDream
20 August 2017

Building Inspector

Building Inspector

👋 hi, Is anyone able to recommend a good building inspector in Sydney NSW. I would like to use one through our entire build. Thanks 😊

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ObrienDayDream
Aug 20, 2017 3:02 pm
ObrienDayDream
Joker
Joker
16 August 2017

Ducted heated air con

Ducted heated air con

Try to get the original air con butchers to get a more experienced installer out to your job, some one from another company who is honest and good, it will end up with a…

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Joker
Aug 16, 2017 1:31 pm
arcadelt
arcadelt
9 August 2017

Insulating an existing enclosed bullnose verandah

Insulating an existing enclosed bullnose verandah

If the ceiling is lined, and you can remove the lining and there is a space, you can install batts. If there is no ceiling, then it's a bit more difficult, because you…

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arcadelt
Aug 09, 2017 9:30 am
AJW
AJW
2 August 2017

Wanted: Daikin SkyFi

Wanted: Daikin SkyFi

Gather you actually mean SkyZone, as SkyFi is still in production, but not currently in stock due to supplier delays. In which case provided the WiFi part of the SkyZone…

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AJW
Aug 02, 2017 9:51 pm
stucutz
stucutz
31 July 2017

Phase Change Materials - anyone used this?

Phase Change Materials - anyone used this?

Personally I see the material as just another way of selling/promoting insulation and a claim to provide a desirable solution at a cost. Any/ all insulation is a…

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stucutz
Jul 31, 2017 8:11 am
Bels
Bels
26 July 2017

Hydronic Heating - Which Brand to Choose?

Hydronic Heating - Which Brand to Choose?
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

1, Yes you can get a combi boiler and use the second loop for domestic hot water. I do this at home. 2, From my experience, I'd say you still need panels upstairs though…

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Bels
Jul 26, 2017 9:22 pm
Aussiegirl
Aussiegirl
23 July 2017

Anyone remember Braemar wood fired hot water?

Anyone remember Braemar wood fired hot water?

I don't know what the cost of importing these or if they comply with Australian regulations but this manufacturer in India has some very interesting wood fired hot water…

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Aussiegirl
Jul 23, 2017 9:45 am
supa007
supa007
22 July 2017

New build on coastal SE QLD

New build on coastal SE QLD

Hi all, Just wondering if anyone can chime in on our new build. We are going to build on a block within meters from the beach in SE QLD. Our Brisbane based architect…

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supa007
Jul 22, 2017 10:33 am
Wandin Valley
Wandin Valley
11 July 2017

Daikin Unit has Developed Fault

Daikin Unit has Developed Fault

I authorized them to go ahead. Indoor PCB still a delay......... Its Daikin part # 300556P If I can get one earlier that would be great. Where should I look??

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Wandin Valley
Jul 11, 2017 7:16 am
Wandin Valley
barkly
barkly
10 July 2017

Mould on Colourbond Roof

Mould on Colourbond Roof

Peter, Not unusual for fungus on Colorbond roof. I have it on mine and we are about 300m from Port Philip Bay in Vic. I have a Technical Bulletin TB-27 made available…

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barkly
Jul 10, 2017 5:16 pm
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alexp79
Jul 10, 2017 4:41 pm
arcadelt
arcadelt
10 July 2017

What size Ducted Heating System? Two completely quotes

What size Ducted Heating System? Two completely quotes

Ducts keep your working and living environment comfortable and agreeable. Furthermore, to keep them running easily all year through you require proficient help. We are…

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arcadelt
Jul 10, 2017 1:45 pm
Bels
Bels
7 July 2017

Air-Con on 3 phase

Air-Con on 3 phase

Before you splash out and outlay on a mains upgrade to 3 phase supply, just check that your induction cooktop doesn't also support single phase supply. The few I've…

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Bels
Jul 07, 2017 1:25 am
BrisJay
BrisJay
1 July 2017

Ducted Aircon install

Ducted Aircon install

I was wondering if anyone has a recommendation for ducted aircon installers in Brisbane? I'm building two new houses side by side and my builder is happy for me to get my…

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BrisJay
Jul 01, 2017 10:09 am
Bels
Bels
27 June 2017

Built in wardrobe ventilation

Built in wardrobe ventilation

It might help. Regarding the extent, it depends upon why you have got humidity issues from the wardrobes to start with.

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Bels
Jun 27, 2017 10:37 pm
cosmoskramer
cosmoskramer
23 June 2017

Evaporative Cooling - Melbourne

Evaporative Cooling - Melbourne

Anyone knows of reliable repair person for coolers?

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cosmoskramer
Jun 23, 2017 2:44 pm
Sabba
Sabba
21 June 2017

The Case of the Missing Insulation

The Case of the Missing Insulation

Well... I hope it serves as an example for other first timers. Don't trust a certificate. Definitely worth paying an independent inspector to go through the property with…

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Sabba
Jun 21, 2017 6:43 pm
Joker
Joker
19 June 2017

How are you sizing up your AC system?

How are you sizing up your AC system?

I use 2 A/C Nikibi 3 phrases for a 10m x 3m room. It is quite ok. I agree with you that A/C system can be most effective in a large space. I think you should use the…

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Joker
Jun 19, 2017 9:28 pm
burnertoasty
burnertoasty
17 June 2017

Ducted reverse cycle heating/cooling + smart thermostat

Ducted reverse cycle heating/cooling + smart thermostat

Found a solution for anyone who looks at this in the future. Some people have accessed the Daikin API and integrated it to Homebridge.

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burnertoasty
Jun 17, 2017 12:25 am
marshi
marshi
15 June 2017

Evaporative aircon brand

Evaporative aircon brand

Hi we are currently getting quotes for our evaporative aircon and are trying to decide which brand mainly between brivis and Braemar. We currently have a Braemar at our…

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marshi
Jun 15, 2017 1:20 pm
Joker
Joker
13 June 2017

Ducted AC & separate Gas Heating. Worthwhile having both?

Ducted AC & separate Gas Heating. Worthwhile having both?

Got ducted actron add on air con and ducted 6 star gas heating, works efficiently, also solar, gas hot water, and micro inverter panel solar panels, use heating 3 times…

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Joker
Jun 13, 2017 1:17 pm
Bels
Bels
5 June 2017

How much emphasis should you put into your R Value?

How much emphasis should you put into your R Value?

It depends on whether your ceiling space is insulated or ventilated. On a stinking hot day the heat in a ceiling would permeate into the ducts resulting in the system…

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Bels
Jun 05, 2017 11:34 pm
Bels
Bels
5 June 2017

Heating & Cooling Dilemma

Heating & Cooling Dilemma

Generally, industrial meat slicers have a range of different features, therefore it is very important to consider carefully before purchasing your target model. The first…

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Bels
Jun 05, 2017 11:31 pm
Navyguywandell
Navyguywandell
30 May 2017

Insulation Question

Insulation Question

well I'm trying to get the floor as temp. stable as possible. From what I understand, The higher the R value the better. I was going to use two layers of R-30 between the…

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Navyguywandell
May 30, 2017 12:36 pm
Joker
Joker
26 May 2017

Gas Log Fire

Gas Log Fire

With the cannon it ran for 15 years before I sold the house without any breakdown, even with a warranty I wouldn't buy a unreliable product. Sent from my Redmi 4 using Tapatalk

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Joker
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