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maximus
maximus
5 August 2013

HRV Solamate. Heat Recovery Unit

HRV Solamate. Heat Recovery Unit

Can anyone post recent experiences with the . It's more a general interest for me at the moment.…

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maximus
Aug 05, 2013 11:44 pm
maximus
Bels
Bels
3 August 2013

Inverter Split System (9.2kw too large??)

Inverter Split System (9.2kw too large??)

Hi You could go with a 9.2kw system though you'll find it'll probably very rarely run at full load (only on 38+ days for example). Being that nearly everything is…

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Bels
Aug 03, 2013 11:57 pm
Bels
Bels
3 August 2013

Advice Please - Placement of Sensors for Actron SRV203 ESP?

Advice Please - Placement of Sensors for Actron SRV203 ESP?

Hi Not sure if then sensors you're using are the averaging type but assuming they are, you'd be best to locate them in parts of the house that are going to be most…

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Bels
Aug 03, 2013 11:29 pm
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grumblebum54
Aug 03, 2013 12:59 pm
grumblebum54
angiegrill
angiegrill
30 July 2013

Floor heating

Floor heating

Has anyone used the product 'Granicrete' and if so have they ventured into in-floor electric heating? If so how and any other advice on in- floor heating (we only want to…

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angiegrill
Jul 30, 2013 11:04 pm
Nomesxo
Nomesxo
28 July 2013

Exsulite

Exsulite

We've been advised to use it as well. I haven't been able to find many reviews online. Interested in seeing what people think too!

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Nomesxo
Jul 28, 2013 5:26 pm
meowsy
meowsy
27 July 2013

Evaporative- how powerful for 21sq home?

Evaporative- how powerful for 21sq home?

I know it depends on a few factors, but I was hoping to get an idea of what people think is a reasonable sized evaporative cooling unit for a 21 square home? The last…

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meowsy
Jul 27, 2013 3:08 pm
meowsy
bashworth
bashworth
25 July 2013

Thermal Mass

Thermal Mass

If you are going to have a fireplace the more brick the better. Not as much for soaking up the suns heat but also to even out the heat delivery from the fire.

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bashworth
Jul 25, 2013 9:59 pm
bashworth
angiegrill
angiegrill
25 July 2013

New Home - insulation

New Home - insulation

Once again thanks, that makes it much easier!

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angiegrill
Jul 25, 2013 12:28 pm
rodericb
rodericb
21 July 2013

Cooling for a small 2BR Townhouse

Cooling for a small 2BR Townhouse

They get boiling hot upstairs during summer and are a pain to heat downstairs in the winter! I rented a town house for a few years so was stuck with electric panel…

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rodericb
Jul 21, 2013 9:54 pm
tezzab
tezzab
21 July 2013

Types of door seal

Types of door seal

An Australian company that designs both types, and a hell of a lot of styles, is http://www.raven.com.au I have used both types, and certain…

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tezzab
Jul 21, 2013 7:47 pm
tezzab
cinder
cinder
21 July 2013

Gas Fireplace

Gas Fireplace

Thanks Wanderer. Well done. We've been told we can't use that internal wall, because we're double story so it's a bit more complex. We may be able to do a retro fit on the…

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cinder
Jul 21, 2013 11:14 am
cinder
seano
seano
20 July 2013

Flames going out on Gas Log heater

Flames going out on Gas Log heater

Yep. My mother-in-law was confused at first then figured it out. Seemed obvious then! 4 Beta

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seano
Jul 21, 2013 12:01 am
Serenity_Now
Serenity_Now
19 July 2013

what is the AC provision for 2 storey home?

what is the AC provision for 2 storey home?

We are getting the builder to install the ducting as part of the build and will be installing the aircond unit post handover. It will be very difficult to install ducting…

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Serenity_Now
Jul 19, 2013 5:56 pm
AJW
AJW
16 July 2013

So hard to get central AC for Townhouse !

So hard to get central AC for Townhouse !

Unfortunately you brought a two story house and that is the root cause of your issues. Not much that can be done.

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AJW
Jul 16, 2013 6:57 pm
AJW
AJW
11 July 2013

Ducted Air con wall vent

Ducted Air con wall vent

We have just moved into a house with ducted air conditioning with floor registers in each room. In the living room there is also a large wall…

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AJW
Jul 11, 2013 7:44 pm
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oneness
Jul 11, 2013 5:59 pm
joshnjacqui
joshnjacqui
11 July 2013

Air conditioning ducted split?????

Air conditioning ducted split?????

I wouldn't go to Good Guys or Harvey Norman, unless you can get a really good deal on a system and have a friend or someone to install. Those places do organise…

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joshnjacqui
Jul 11, 2013 9:39 am
johnnoblack
johnnoblack
8 July 2013

Insulation query for a newbie

Insulation query for a newbie

does old insulation from the eaves have to be fully removed and new put it? getting earthwool batts put in the roof and installer/remover said they might not be able to…

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johnnoblack
Jul 08, 2013 7:34 pm
Vess
Vess
7 July 2013

best condensation control / sisalation - flat roof

best condensation control / sisalation - flat roof

Hi all, I've asked several experts about my roof and each has given me different information - I want to put in new sisalation and some…

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Vess
Jul 07, 2013 9:36 pm
solace
solace
6 July 2013

Double brick cavity wall insulation - advise needed

Double brick cavity wall insulation - advise needed

Forget Air cell you can get identical products off ebay for $4 m2( its the same without the logo search for foil bubble insulation. Just make sure you have a min 25mm…

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solace
Jul 06, 2013 10:19 pm
D101
D101
3 July 2013

Noisy outlet

Noisy outlet

Yeah, it is the flue. How come it can't be muffled (i.e. if it is a sound like any other surely there are ways to allow the gas to escape without the sound being so loud)?

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D101
Jul 03, 2013 9:22 pm
Novice8
Novice8
2 July 2013

Portable flued gas heaters: do they exist?

Portable flued gas heaters: do they exist?

It could be done, but it's a fiddly job. The heaters aren't huge, and really don't take up that much space - are you sure you would want to move it every 6 months?

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Novice8
Jul 02, 2013 4:21 pm
squarepeg
squarepeg
2 July 2013

hydronic inslab

hydronic inslab

Hi Jaw, Did you end up going ahead with it - I'm in Sydney chasing quotes for a similar install at the moment.

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squarepeg
Jul 02, 2013 4:19 pm
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 5:25 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 10:28 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 6:11 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 6:54 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 5:32 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 11:10 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 12:47 pm
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 11:36 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 3:02 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 2:40 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 12:53 pm
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 10:57 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 11:44 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 8:55 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 11:04 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 10:19 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 2:41 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 10:44 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 11:42 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 8:53 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 2:45 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 10:24 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 1:39 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 5:47 pm
bashworth

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