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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
AJW
AJW
14 June 2013

Why does my house sometimes feel cold?

Why does my house sometimes feel cold?

Strangely too - IMO the actual day can make you seem colder. If its dull and overcast you may feel colder than you actually…

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AJW
Jun 14, 2013 11:53 am
Pepsi_Drinker
Pepsi_Drinker
14 June 2013

Flat Roof - Builder says we can't have ducted heating/coolin

Flat Roof - Builder says we can't have ducted heating/coolin

If you have a "Multi-Head Split" system, you only need have one outside unit, or if it's the inside he's worried about, with a multi-head split you hardly have yo see the…

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Pepsi_Drinker
Jun 14, 2013 9:57 am
Pepsi_Drinker

Confused...we are Having approached a recognised National retailer via two of their branches we got two different design reccomendations. Ducted Gas heating One system…

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Miss Mia
Jun 13, 2013 10:44 pm
NiMa
NiMa
12 June 2013

Portable air conditioner and heater

Portable air conditioner and heater

Hi Guys I am planing to buy "portable air conditioner and heater", please click on below link: https://www.whypayfullprice.com.au/deal ... -for-/8383 Any…

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NiMa
Jun 12, 2013 7:55 pm
duke
duke
11 June 2013

Advantage Air Gen III touchpad

Advantage Air Gen III touchpad

Hi. Just wondered if anyone got the access code? My unit sometimes turn on for around 5 seconds randomly via the excess vent. Also it sometimes turn off when it has not…

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duke
Jun 11, 2013 10:04 pm
Agape
Agape
7 June 2013

freestanding gas log fire

freestanding gas log fire

Would you mind letting me know of the issues that you are having. The Lopi is our first choice for Gas Log Heating in a home we are building that the moment, would prefer…

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Agape
Jun 07, 2013 9:19 pm
kylie40
kylie40
7 June 2013

Advice Needed - Heating/Cooling

Advice Needed - Heating/Cooling

the aluminium windows would be transferring more heat than the old wooden (I assume) sash windows probably.

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kylie40
Jun 07, 2013 1:41 am
kylie40
TonyG
TonyG
5 June 2013

What to put on the wall near wood heater

What to put on the wall near wood heater

Was this installed recently?? If so, I would first contact the installers for advice -sounds like it has been installed too close to the wall. Have you check the…

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TonyG
Jun 05, 2013 9:44 pm
paddy
paddy
3 June 2013

Wood Pellet Heaters

Wood Pellet Heaters

I am looking into wood pellett stoves myself and a great looking one i have come across is www.Rika.at/en/B2C out of Austria. Great efficiency 92%, look great and…

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paddy
Jun 03, 2013 10:42 am
Mattandky
Mattandky
1 June 2013

Second Hand wood heater filling room with SMOKE

Second Hand wood heater filling room with SMOKE

HI. First post here in your very handy forum. We have just installed a second hand wood heater. first fire we lit filled the house with smoke. I extended the flue and…

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Mattandky
Jun 01, 2013 7:53 pm
aki84
aki84
31 May 2013

Tinting suggestion?

Tinting suggestion?

Having watched the guys install it at our place, I'd say it's quite a fiddly job, so you'll be better off getting someone to do it rather than labouring over it yourself.

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aki84
May 31, 2013 1:45 am
Darth Teddy Bear
Darth Teddy Bear
30 May 2013

Time required to heat a room with ducted gas heating

Time required to heat a room with ducted gas heating

Hi paulw11, Thanks for the reply. There are 2 return airs with one for the main house and the one in the dog room which is only open when the dog room is on. And in…

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Darth Teddy Bear
May 30, 2013 9:24 pm
Darth Teddy Bear
ampleair
ampleair
29 May 2013

Difficulties Installing Split System on Internal Wall?

Difficulties Installing Split System on Internal Wall?

Definitely possible, considerations come down to vanity & cost. Pipes can be ran through the roof and/or in pipe duct, as can the drain. There are some great pump…

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ampleair
May 29, 2013 12:39 pm
ampleair
bashworth
bashworth
28 May 2013

Hydronic heating - Thermostatic controls valves

Hydronic heating - Thermostatic controls valves

I have had theromstatic valves in my old house in the UK. They has the thermostat built into the valve. I found them great. We were able to run the bedrooms cooler than…

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bashworth
May 28, 2013 4:47 pm
bashworth
newhouser
newhouser
28 May 2013

Bradford Soundscreen

Bradford Soundscreen

No thats wrong. Every 3dB is double the…

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newhouser
May 28, 2013 9:48 am
newhouser
damjosh76
damjosh76
27 May 2013

Hydronic Boiler Valve Noice

Hydronic Boiler Valve Noice

I have a hydronic heating system in my house in the Blue Mountains. The boiler I have is a Raypak 197. Everything is working well, however I find the loud click when the…

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damjosh76
May 27, 2013 4:28 pm
epping16
epping16
26 May 2013

Central heating - cause of excessive dust???

Central heating - cause of excessive dust???

Hello, we have the exact same problem. A newish home 17 years old, duct heating vents in the ceiling (because of concrete slab), we are in suburbia Melbourne so dust from…

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epping16
May 26, 2013 7:09 pm
Alex2424
Alex2424
25 May 2013

Do skylights let heat and cold in ?

Do skylights let heat and cold in ?

Thanks everyone :) , I think I'll go with a fixed tube kind of one that you can't open or see through. And it'll be on the western side of the roof, as will the second if i…

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Alex2424
May 25, 2013 7:01 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
25 May 2013

Loose Fill insulaton

Loose Fill insulaton

Thanks, that's what I though. Bit hard to measure what was there when new, but I know it was a lot higher than it is now. It is now a few cm at…

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ECOECO
May 25, 2013 9:38 am
ECOECO
ECOECO
ECOECO
25 May 2013

Evaporative cooling myths

Evaporative cooling myths
1 ... 4, 5, 6

To test if evap cooling will work at your location, buy an old style portable evap cooler with a centrif blower.Sit the cooler outside the…

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ECOECO
May 25, 2013 4:52 am
ECOECO
mynameisjonas
mynameisjonas
22 May 2013

Ceiling fans in Victoria

Ceiling fans in Victoria

So you went the fanaway for the standard fan?

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mynameisjonas
May 22, 2013 10:25 pm
Pepsi_Drinker
Pepsi_Drinker
22 May 2013

Builder forgot soundproofing, how to rectify?

Builder forgot soundproofing, how to rectify?

Just wondering............ What was the final outcome ? Hope it went well for you ? Cheers, P_D

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Pepsi_Drinker
May 22, 2013 1:12 pm
Pepsi_Drinker
DefenderOwner
DefenderOwner
10 May 2013

Foilboard??

Foilboard??

I think anyone going to build a new house that isn't aiming for at least R-4.0 for their external walls is crazy particularly the way energy…

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DefenderOwner
May 10, 2013 9:03 pm
Human Potato
Human Potato
3 May 2013

Bradford Batts for Floor Insulation

Bradford Batts for Floor Insulation

Hi, I've decided to insluate our wooden floor using bradford batts, held in place by chicken wire. We have easy access to the area beneath the floors and it appears to…

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Human Potato
May 03, 2013 10:16 pm
jbarkeraus
jbarkeraus
3 May 2013

Am about to build anew house.

Am about to build anew house.

I would appreciate info about NOBO heaters and costs of running

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jbarkeraus
May 03, 2013 12:31 pm
jj1
jj1
2 May 2013

Solar Panels

Solar Panels

Yep tony, the STC certificate value is deducted from the gross up front cost of the system which then provides you with the $ sum you have to pay. e.g. I think our 3.5kw…

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jj1
May 02, 2013 5:12 pm
dragonchild
dragonchild
1 May 2013

Brivis A/C and heating with cbus

Brivis A/C and heating with cbus

I do not have specifics yet, but my plan is to copy the concept of remote media control: some kind of gadget that sends the signals to the a/c like it's own remote does…

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dragonchild
May 01, 2013 7:15 pm
dragonchild
ECOECO
ECOECO
27 April 2013

Advice for insulating an attic room in Spain

Advice for insulating an attic room in Spain

My question, I suppose, is, how important is it to insulate the roof now because if we do that, we won't be able to do…

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ECOECO
Apr 27, 2013 10:35 am
ECOECO
Mike8136
Mike8136
22 April 2013

Trying to decide whether gas is worth the cost

Trying to decide whether gas is worth the cost

$8500 would get you a 5kW (or more) solar system which would meet most of your energy needs with no ongoing cost. Provided you can find enough roof space. The same price…

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Mike8136
Apr 22, 2013 6:38 pm
stormjr
stormjr
21 April 2013

Does this look right???

Does this look right???

I have seen units pulled out of the box with damaged fins like this, 99% of installers would not worry about it though. It will have a small effect on efficency, the…

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stormjr
Apr 21, 2013 10:32 pm
Lourance
Lourance
19 April 2013

Brivis Wombat20. Switch on but only the fan goes.

Brivis Wombat20. Switch on but only the fan goes.

FYi if pilot light won't stay on it prob a thermocoupler fault and you will need to get it repaired by qualified person. Part from memory was only $40 so a repair will…

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Lourance
Apr 19, 2013 5:53 pm
dary
dary
11 April 2013

Rinnai energy saver

Rinnai energy saver

Hi all We have had a Rinnai Energy Saver in our large family room (60 sqm + high ceiling) for 20+years and love it - Efficient, economical etc. Alas its on its last legs…

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dary
Apr 11, 2013 12:21 pm
davem
davem
10 April 2013

double glazing in a skylight

double glazing in a skylight

Thanks Ed, I am surprised that they are just as sensitive in a horizontal application. Something that I have learned today ! Cheers

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davem
Apr 10, 2013 11:51 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
10 April 2013

Installing wall insulation with double brick walls

Installing wall insulation with double brick walls

I know that up to 50% of your heat loss in a room may be through the walls so any increase in insulation there will benefit your comfort levels and your wallet both in…

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Stewie D
Apr 10, 2013 10:57 am
octain
octain
9 April 2013

Multi-head split system

Multi-head split system

Hi, Just thought I put it out there. I own a business doing splits, ducted and multi-heads. Can get faily good pricing on units and provide advice and free quotes. Give…

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octain
Apr 09, 2013 2:45 pm
octain
davem
davem
9 April 2013

Insulation for BV

Insulation for BV

Thanks Stewie, Thats what I wanted to hear. Didnt really expect it to fix the damp but most of the problem is splashing and creating a waterfall during very heavy rain...…

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davem
Apr 09, 2013 9:20 am
tezzab
tezzab
7 April 2013

Acoustic batts vs regular: my first hand experience

Acoustic batts vs regular: my first hand experience

Johnson, Many ways to skin the cat. Green Glue, yes most definitely, but didn't list it as due to cost and time factors. So, you were well ahead of my post in regard to…

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tezzab
Apr 07, 2013 3:39 pm
tezzab
HomeAngels
HomeAngels
5 April 2013

Ceiling v floor ducts, which heats most efficiently?

Ceiling v floor ducts, which heats most efficiently?

Slightly irrelevant but I love floor vents..... As a kid I would lay on the floor with a blanket whilst watching TV and I'd lay the blanket over the vent. It would puff…

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HomeAngels
Apr 05, 2013 7:34 pm
HomeAngels


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