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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
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 10:48 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 5:28 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 8:09 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 8:01 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 10:38 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 5:52 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 11:25 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 2:12 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 10:03 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 11:16 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 1:31 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 6:12 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 8:15 pm
dragonchild


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