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Joker
Joker
13 April

Refrigerated air con quote

Refrigerated air con quote

Seems very expensive by quite a long way. Sent from my Redmi 4 using Tapatalk

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Joker
Apr 13, 2017 10:09 pm
Joker
Joker
13 April

Ducted aircon after handover? Single story house

Ducted aircon after handover? Single story house

Generally you get considerably lower prices with down lights by doing after handover, and many do air con heating after as saving 10% and getting a better system are both…

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Joker
Apr 13, 2017 1:23 pm
Bels
Bels
10 April

Ducted heating/cooling return air location

Ducted heating/cooling return air location

Location of the return atmosphere will depend upon your installer.You may make a 1" gap beneath bedroom door for atmosphere to reunite by without whistling from every…

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Bels
Apr 10, 2017 11:50 pm
Bels
Bels
4 April

Floor insulation supports.

Floor insulation supports.

How can it move repairing floor sheeting? Can a few mm bow out the sheet of flat too much? I guess it would depend on fixing centers and sheet…

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Bels
Apr 05, 2017 12:18 am
voz
voz
27 March

Ducted aircon through builder

Ducted aircon through builder

Hi All, I'm contemplating on whether to include Ducted AC in my package with Eden Brae Homes or not. They have quoted $11,614 for Single Storey house (22 sq) - 12.4KW, 2…

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voz
Mar 27, 2017 11:25 pm
dolphinblu
dolphinblu
26 March

Josh's house/ CSR house

Josh's house/ CSR house

I have been a couple of times. I have taken small groups to have a look on Sustainable House Day (Sept). Feedback is always positive. I think CSR House if a great…

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dolphinblu
Mar 26, 2017 5:24 pm
faykis
faykis
26 March

Compensating for bad aspects on small block

Compensating for bad aspects on small block

Hi mykro we are in the same situation. Im wondering would you be able to post your first plan and the one you redesigned?

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faykis
Mar 26, 2017 7:01 am
faykis
azide
azide
22 March

West facing wall with an elevated neighbour

West facing wall with an elevated neighbour

Thanks heaps for your reply. Regarding privacy, I did check the windows and they are not exactly in line of sight so all is good but I will still check when their frame is up.

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azide
Mar 22, 2017 9:02 pm
ajayshekar
ajayshekar
22 March

Actron Air-Thoughts/Reviews from People who already have it

Actron Air-Thoughts/Reviews from People who already have it
1, 2, 3

Renman, just saw your post. Yes, I have selected to upgrade to esp+ ultima. Haven't started the build yet. So can't say how the system is.

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ajayshekar
Mar 22, 2017 8:17 am
Bels
Bels
10 March

Cooling/heating with Whole house fans / home Economisers

Cooling/heating with Whole house fans / home Economisers

No not exactly. The thread I'm thinking of had a link to a ventilator system installed in your ceiling space that popped out through a couple of removed tiles. I can't…

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Bels
Mar 10, 2017 9:01 pm
GLO
GLO
9 March

Daikin outside air system

Daikin outside air system

Great thread, I am thinking (possibly overthinking) about this topic for a 2 storey home! 1. Extraction of hot air, using the AC return Duct (a.k.a Home Economiser) 2.…

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GLO
Mar 09, 2017 10:54 pm
Bels
Bels
5 March

Heating a 7 star house

Heating a 7 star house

For a seven star house , you'd need some very unique authentic that berber families in the high atlas mountains of Morocco during the cold winter use to warm up their…

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Bels
Mar 05, 2017 10:41 pm
philbert83
philbert83
5 March

Reverse Cycle AC and solar

Reverse Cycle AC and solar

Hi all I'm also toying with this idea, although my current position is that it probably doesn't quite work out. Given now the export rate for solar is a paltry 7c/kWh you…

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philbert83
Mar 05, 2017 5:19 pm
Chunny
Chunny
20 February

Old Brivis MK1 ducted heating unit

Old Brivis MK1 ducted heating unit

Hello All, Does anyone have any info on this heating system. I'm in a rented place and the heating is working fine but the ducting is very confusing. There are 5 ducts…

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Chunny
Feb 20, 2017 12:36 pm
Chunny
goody59
goody59
13 February

How to cool down garage

How to cool down garage

It has a brush type seal top and sides and a bottom of door rubber seal too. Thanks for the input.

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goody59
Feb 13, 2017 8:55 am
goody59
cat_dunc
cat_dunc
12 February

Daikin 20kW Premium Inverter

Daikin 20kW Premium Inverter

Oh yes the Actron sales person did say that. Thank you for reminding me!

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cat_dunc
Feb 12, 2017 11:20 pm
cat_dunc
Georgina3677
Georgina3677
9 February

Evaporative cooling or split system?

Evaporative cooling or split system?

The big plus for evaporative air conditioning for me is that it gives a complete change of home air about every two minutes so if cooking cabbage or other nasty smelling…

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Georgina3677
Feb 09, 2017 3:25 pm
waxinggibbous
waxinggibbous
8 February

Roofing inulation.

Roofing inulation.

For my roofing renovation I am planning to go with cedar roofs. I don't have much idea about the cooling or insulation benefits of different kinds of roofing. My husband…

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waxinggibbous
Feb 08, 2017 9:00 am
waxinggibbous
rsanand
rsanand
7 February

Old House - Attic Insulation - Asbestos?

Old House - Attic Insulation - Asbestos?

Did you test it , it is very likely to be natural matter, I don't think its Asbestos. Asbestos is harmful if you inhale.

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rsanand
Feb 07, 2017 9:51 pm
planeguy
planeguy
7 February

Roof - insulated panels noise

Roof - insulated panels noise

Considering going roof insulated panels for a new build such as ritek, trideck etc... We are having trouble finding info on noise properties of the systems. Firstly,…

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planeguy
Feb 07, 2017 3:59 pm

This one, no filter. The heating/cooling tech that came out after handover said if a filter mediun was added, the restriction would be too much. If I wanted it filtered,…

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goody59
Feb 05, 2017 12:52 pm
goody59
Hillsbuilds
Hillsbuilds
5 February

NNW facing windows no eaves

NNW facing windows no eaves

Thank you ddarroch, that's one tick to the list of solved problems!

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Hillsbuilds
Feb 05, 2017 7:47 am
buildingonup
buildingonup
20 January

Cleaning a Freestanding Fireplace

Cleaning a Freestanding Fireplace

You've probably worked this out by now but we used to clean the inside glass with wet newspaper dipped in the ash of the fire and it comes up perfect!! Sounds odd but it works :)

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buildingonup
Jan 20, 2017 9:47 pm
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Wendylovespets
Jan 14, 2017 3:13 pm
DanielSmith1
DanielSmith1
10 January

add on air conditioner to ducted heating?

add on air conditioner to ducted heating?
1, 2

According to me get the evaporative system as it cools fresh outside air and distribute it via ducting in your roof space throughout your home. Also it is the healthiest…

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DanielSmith1
Jan 10, 2017 7:46 pm
mrsmack
mrsmack
7 January

Evaporative cooling and roller blind not allowing air flow

Evaporative cooling and roller blind not allowing air flow

Hi all, How do people deal with roller blinds and evaporative cooling? We had new blinds installed which are fantastic, however now they just get warped and 'suck' in to…

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mrsmack
Jan 07, 2017 8:06 am
DanielSmith1
DanielSmith1
5 January

air conditioner sizing

air conditioner sizing

While choosing an air conditioner for your home look for some of these features — sleep settings, filter alerts, remote controls, energy-saving options, timers and noise…

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DanielSmith1
Jan 05, 2017 8:34 pm
smnb
smnb
25 December 2016

Low emissions fireplace wood heater

Low emissions fireplace wood heater

We are struggling to find a good inbuilt fireplace / wood heater with low emissions and good reviews.<br /> We need max 0.9g/kg emissions <br /><br />at the moment we are…

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smnb
Dec 25, 2016 9:34 am
TashPaul
TashPaul
22 December 2016

Ugly hot water unit replacement options?

Ugly hot water unit replacement options?

Cheapest way would be to enclose it somehow, like a slatted fence with a gate opening. I can't post a link to pics for some reason but just google 'enclose hot water…

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TashPaul
Dec 22, 2016 7:57 am
TashPaul
Ethan Lewis
Ethan Lewis
20 December 2016

Solar hot water recommendation.

Solar hot water recommendation.
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I would recommend "Same Day Hot Water Service", who sells online of all brands and guaranteed cheapest pricing and deliver across Australia.

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Ethan Lewis
Dec 20, 2016 7:48 pm
1960sModernistHome
1960sModernistHome
7 December 2016

Recirculating Hot Water Service

Recirculating Hot Water Service

Yeah builders often don't really know what they're talking about with electrical/mechanical stuff and don't like departing from their usual setup.

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1960sModernistHome
Dec 07, 2016 7:08 am
1960sModernistHome
Bels
Bels
7 December 2016

Roof Insulation: Cellulose Fibre or Glasswool Batts

Roof Insulation: Cellulose Fibre or Glasswool Batts

You couldn't lift every 2nd or 3rd roof sheet to lay batts down? End of the day blow-in insulation is better than no insulation though any trades having to work in the…

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Bels
Dec 07, 2016 12:00 am
logiteche
logiteche
1 December 2016

Roller Shutter Colour Combination

Roller Shutter Colour Combination

Hi, We are about to order roller shutters for our upstairs windows (14 in total) and would value opinions. In order of importance, we're investing in the shutters to 1.…

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logiteche
Dec 01, 2016 12:59 pm
DanielSmith1
DanielSmith1
30 November 2016

Ducted air or 3 split air

Ducted air or 3 split air

Ducted air conditioning: the system is concealed, usually within the roof space. Cool air travels through a system of ducts concealed within the roof and walls, into each…

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DanielSmith1
Nov 30, 2016 12:23 am
Bels
Bels
27 November 2016

Earthwool

Earthwool

Either he's ignorant or just plain shady as he's aware it is and just doesn't want to do anything different or use something he probably doesn't use frequently. They're…

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Bels
Nov 27, 2016 3:21 am
kapish
kapish
24 November 2016

Acoustic insulation vs thermal insulation

Acoustic insulation vs thermal insulation
1, 2

my home windows is insulated with the .i buyed it from soundbarrierfence. really great product!!!!!.now i lives in peaceful environment without any outer disturbance.the…

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kapish
Nov 24, 2016 7:01 pm
Oliver1989G
Oliver1989G
23 November 2016

Gyprock bulging

Gyprock bulging

The only Insuallation you should be using is from CSR Bradford 2.5 or 3.0 ceiling batts / wall batts 4.0 + is ideal for accoustic reasoning but more expensive but highly…

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Oliver1989G
Nov 23, 2016 2:40 pm
gaweleczek
gaweleczek
20 November 2016

Is AC vent in kitchen a good/bad idea?

Is AC vent in kitchen a good/bad idea?

Hi @Bels, We will have a rangehood and it will vent out. Your reasoning makes sense to me and I will remove AC vent from the kitchen so in this way I will have 3 AC…

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gaweleczek
Nov 20, 2016 11:57 pm
bashworth
bashworth
15 November 2016

Zoned evap cooling

Zoned evap cooling

Just shut the windows in the rooms you want to exclude and leave them open in the ones you want to cool.

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bashworth
Nov 15, 2016 3:48 pm
bashworth
Stewie D
Stewie D
10 November 2016

How to check if insulation/soundproofing is installed

How to check if insulation/soundproofing is installed

Those cheaper cameras as with anything will give you a limited result - you get what you pay for etc. BE's camera cost him US$20k. Here is the thread where he shows some…

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Stewie D
Nov 10, 2016 12:26 pm
DanielSmith1
DanielSmith1
4 November 2016

Air conditioner selection

Air conditioner selection

My newly build home is 3 BHK. I am planning of using split system. Is this would be a good idea?

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DanielSmith1
Nov 04, 2016 6:28 pm
Newbiebuilder
Newbiebuilder
4 November 2016

What insulation to make warm floor cooler?

What insulation to make warm floor cooler?

Many people pay good money to have underfloor heating, I have a circulation problem in my legs and feet and living with a warm floor gives me very strong pains and…

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Newbiebuilder
Nov 04, 2016 4:00 am
DanielSmith1
DanielSmith1
2 November 2016

Is this the most Energy Efficient Air Conditioner?

Is this the most Energy Efficient Air Conditioner?

If you are looking for energy efficient air conditioner do look for the features such as sleep settings, filter alerts, remote controls, energy-saving options, timers and…

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DanielSmith1
Nov 02, 2016 11:52 pm
Dicko
Dicko
2 November 2016

Zoned evap cooling

Zoned evap cooling

does anyone know roughly how much it would cost to buy and install an evap cooling system that has the abiility to zone areas (maybe around 3/4 different zones) in a 4…

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Dicko
Nov 02, 2016 3:32 pm
MrsJM
MrsJM
28 October 2016

Return air vent location in two storey house

Return air vent location in two storey house

It is in my house... I think the other issue is that it is too big to fit between floors (unless you have an unusual amount of space).. I may be wrong but when I saw outs…

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MrsJM
Oct 28, 2016 6:10 am
MrsJM

Finally worked it out - I think

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Harpies
Oct 24, 2016 11:03 pm
DanielSmith1
DanielSmith1
24 October 2016

Best heating & cooling system for a double storey home

Best heating & cooling system for a double storey home

Room air conditioners which match Btu requirements to room size are best because the rooms won't cool efficiently if the Btu rating is too low or too high for the size of…

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DanielSmith1
Oct 24, 2016 6:40 pm
1960sModernistHome
1960sModernistHome
23 October 2016

Ceiling fan extension rods

Ceiling fan extension rods

Generally extension rods come in 300mm(standard), 600mm, 900mm and 1200mm. In your case I would suggest the 600mm so your fans are at 2400 but they will still work fine at 2700.

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1960sModernistHome
Oct 23, 2016 10:23 am
1960sModernistHome


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