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BigAl101
BigAl101
20 January 2013

Common Brivis evap problems?

Common Brivis evap problems?

Update... I identified the problem as a busted solenoid. Replaced it for free from a kind appliance repairer who had some spare parts. For anyone with a Brivis evap…

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BigAl101
Jan 20, 2013 2:59 pm
AJW
AJW
20 January 2013

Rinnai 26 questions

Rinnai 26 questions

On our new build we got a Rinnai 26 on 1 side of the house for the kitchen, laundry and upstairs bathroom as they are…

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AJW
Jan 20, 2013 12:54 pm
Kien
Kien
14 January 2013

Insulation batts in walls?

Insulation batts in walls?

Make sure the foil insulation is reflective outwards with an antiglare surface. Because its such a small area, you might want to consider a high density acoustic wall…

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Kien
Jan 14, 2013 11:03 am
NiMa
NiMa
7 January 2013

Bonaire Evaporative Cooling

Bonaire Evaporative Cooling

Hi Guys I did not get any replies for my post but got the motor replaced for $400. Now that the cooler working is working ok. I thought that I should post the above…

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NiMa
Jan 07, 2013 7:43 pm
nev25
nev25
31 December 2012

distance from hot water system to air con unit

distance from hot water system to air con unit

Thanks As an Electrician for 20 years I never…

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nev25
Dec 31, 2012 12:57 pm
nev25
Vess
Vess
31 December 2012

Wall batts post build

Wall batts post build

There are a few different types of roof vents. If they have specified a WindMaster wind driven roof vent see if they will upgrade it to an Airomatic powered vent. Make…

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Vess
Dec 31, 2012 12:55 pm
claypot
claypot
28 December 2012

Samsung and LG 15.5Kw single phase power input?

Samsung and LG 15.5Kw single phase power input?

No sooner had I posted, and got a reply from LG. "Dear Thank you for your enquiry to LG Electronics regarding our Air Conditioners. The maximum running current of the…

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claypot
Dec 28, 2012 11:53 am
bashworth
bashworth
26 December 2012

Rooms too hot when building in the roof

Rooms too hot when building in the roof

Three issues all solvable 1. You need plenty of insulation 2. As hot air rises you need good ventilation/openable windows 3. Shading of windows- avoid skylight windows on…

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bashworth
Dec 26, 2012 7:55 pm
bashworth
AJW
AJW
22 December 2012

Instructions for replacing pads on brivis advance

Instructions for replacing pads on brivis advance

Hi all, I was wondering if anyone has a brivis advance and managed to remove the pads. I removed the top screws but can't lift the top off due…

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AJW
Dec 22, 2012 8:31 am
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Stewie D
Dec 07, 2012 3:07 pm
HomeAngels
HomeAngels
5 December 2012

Multihead split vs ducted aircon vs aircon add-on unit

Multihead split vs ducted aircon vs aircon add-on unit

I have enquired with a few heating/cooling specialists and still can't get a clear direction of where we should be heading. I'm hoping someone here could point us in the…

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HomeAngels
Dec 05, 2012 5:25 pm
HomeAngels
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
2 December 2012

patio misting / outdoor cooling

patio misting / outdoor cooling

I've just started noticing those misting fans in outdoor restaurants. On a street they don't seem wonderful - but on a deck or patio - with some walls they may be good. …

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Saint Mike
Dec 02, 2012 8:15 am
Saint Mike
yvette72
yvette72
1 December 2012

problemss with air conditioner

problemss with air conditioner

funnily thought there are no signs of dropping anywhere I can see

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yvette72
Dec 01, 2012 4:56 pm
mynameisjonas
mynameisjonas
30 November 2012

Air- conditioning

Air- conditioning

We only have 1 x air con unit in the loungeroom, that's the west facing open plan area. It gets very hot. We dont any any in the bedrooms. My advice. Get ceiling fans in…

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mynameisjonas
Nov 30, 2012 3:34 pm
wokwon
wokwon
26 November 2012

Installer manual for Bonaire MB5 - 14l ducted heater

Installer manual for Bonaire MB5 - 14l ducted heater

Does anyone have an installer's manual for the Bonaire MB5 - 14l ducted heater. Bonaire does not have it on their webpage and me being Joe public has not been able to…

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wokwon
Nov 26, 2012 12:56 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
25 November 2012

Fujitsu, Daikin Ducted Systems

Fujitsu, Daikin Ducted Systems

Heard some good things about Fujitsu - had Carrier at last house - it had issues. But having Daikin in new house. Zoning, power/size, position of vents and position of…

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Saint Mike
Nov 25, 2012 9:55 am
Saint Mike
MrsT12
MrsT12
21 November 2012

Air con for old house?

Air con for old house?

Yep the three bedrooms up top are closed off, but then its open through the two living areas/kitchen/stairwell and all of downstairs. So all the awesome hot air rises up…

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MrsT12
Nov 21, 2012 6:14 pm
MrsT12
jamt007
jamt007
19 November 2012

insulation in all walls?

insulation in all walls?

i wont be having south facing windows (back of top level faces - more or less - an embankment), south facing bottom level will be totall undercover but i take your point…

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jamt007
Nov 19, 2012 7:24 pm
Moezal
Moezal
17 November 2012

Brivis Buffalo 85 Blowing Cold Air

Brivis Buffalo 85 Blowing Cold Air

Thanks Frothy_monster! :: It was the thermocouple. Called the plumer now all fixed, thankfully with 3 young kids!

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Moezal
Nov 17, 2012 10:20 am
IceMan
IceMan
16 November 2012

Daikin ducted outside unit noisy

Daikin ducted outside unit noisy

I've only owned the house for 3 months, house was built 5 years ago so I believe it was installed then, don't think I was given any warranty…

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IceMan
Nov 16, 2012 7:24 am
IceMan
tengals
tengals
13 November 2012

re-locating evap duct, can it be done?

re-locating evap duct, can it be done?

thanks for that info, thats a great help yeah the viod is big and wide an the heating ducts go down there too.

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tengals
Nov 13, 2012 8:38 pm
rogerinaus
rogerinaus
13 November 2012

Insulation R values please explain??

Insulation R values please explain??

American Insulation is generally higher than Australian Levels mainly due to the colder winters. However there is also a difference in…

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rogerinaus
Nov 13, 2012 2:13 pm
rogerinaus
tengals
tengals
13 November 2012

Air walls - any such thing for home use, do they work?

Air walls - any such thing for home use, do they work?

the top end commercial ones word well in the right application. the domestic ones i wouldnt touch

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tengals
Nov 13, 2012 11:39 am
AziG
AziG
12 November 2012

Polystyrene boards on attic joists -condensation?

Polystyrene boards on attic joists -condensation?

Check out this really useful resource on moisture management and condensation, thanks to Stewie D for originally posting it. here is a booklet on Condensation in…

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AziG
Nov 12, 2012 11:03 pm
Dave-E
Dave-E
8 November 2012

Daikin AirCon Wiring

Daikin AirCon Wiring

Thanks, stormjr. The current setup has two zones, I'd have to run them as a single zone to get the nest working. Looking less possible, Daikin won't give out any info to…

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Dave-E
Nov 08, 2012 1:11 pm
bashworth
bashworth
24 October 2012

What type of heating and cooling

What type of heating and cooling

Never bothered with hydronic heating in Australia the winters don't last that long. Had it in the UK with radiators but the question can be where to put the radiators,

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bashworth
Oct 24, 2012 4:42 pm
bashworth
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
23 October 2012

Cost of A/C installation

Cost of A/C installation

A basic rule of thumb given to me was think it'll be the same to install as it is to buy. Might not be perfect but can be close. I've had a ducted system and was in…

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Saint Mike
Oct 23, 2012 3:55 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
21 October 2012

Solar Hot Water and Electricity !

Solar Hot Water and Electricity !

Going to stick with the solar HW and 3kw solar power. Quite a price rise to the 5KW system.

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Saint Mike
Oct 21, 2012 1:24 pm
Saint Mike
bounderee
bounderee
17 October 2012

Anyone replaced an evap air cond?

Anyone replaced an evap air cond?

Hi all, I have a Brivis system too, 5 outlets, installed about 2005, and I can say that it will give a temp diff of about 10 deg normally. As advised I leave all the…

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bounderee
Oct 17, 2012 4:11 pm
rlay1
rlay1
15 October 2012

Hydronic heating options in Melbourne

Hydronic heating options in Melbourne

I have panels at my place and regarding the unsightly radiators, you can get covers for them. http://rlay1.blogspot.com.au/2010/05/hy ... ating.html

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rlay1
Oct 15, 2012 8:19 am
babygirl03
babygirl03
10 October 2012

Your hydronic gas bill

Your hydronic gas bill

Anyone willing to share how their winter bill was like? We currently have ducted reverse cycle. However, have plans to put in hydronic heating for our alteration /…

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babygirl03
Oct 10, 2012 9:53 pm
Vess
Vess
2 October 2012

Time to replace roof insulation?

Time to replace roof insulation?

Hi HC Rockwool is heavy and I'd say you'd need to string it in so it doesn't pop the plasterboard off. I can recommend an insulation installer if you were in Sydney. He…

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Vess
Oct 02, 2012 10:10 pm
Brad75
Brad75
29 September 2012

Braemar ducted heater with Actron SRA161C addon cooling

Braemar ducted heater with Actron SRA161C addon cooling

No it cant you can only use the Braemar spectrolink but you can have upto 4 of them

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Brad75
Sep 29, 2012 12:42 pm
Pepsi_Drinker
Pepsi_Drinker
26 September 2012

How bad is electric under-floor c/f (electric) hydronic?

How bad is electric under-floor c/f (electric) hydronic?

I think the problem with in-slab electric heating is that they run on electricity and that's a product that isn't getting any cheaper as time goes on !! IMHO, and what…

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Pepsi_Drinker
Sep 26, 2012 1:10 am
Pepsi_Drinker
rzkman
rzkman
12 September 2012

Any issues with high-efficiency (4*+) ducted gas heaters?

Any issues with high-efficiency (4*+) ducted gas heaters?

Hi all, We have a rental property that needs to have its ducted gas heater replaced. It is an outdoor unit that currently feeds 11 vents. We plan to extend the…

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rzkman
Sep 12, 2012 11:25 pm
loosh
loosh
12 September 2012

Hydronic Heating System Wireless Thermostat

Hydronic Heating System Wireless Thermostat

Hi, Wireless thermostats can introduce potential problems (missed signals, etc), so we tend to avoid using them. However, if it can't be avoided, we use the Siemens…

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loosh
Sep 12, 2012 8:47 pm
wind_rose_2
wind_rose_2
9 September 2012

Hydronic heating what you should know!!

Hydronic heating what you should know!!
1, 2

As l understand the issue you are trying to locate the heating zones? Would it not be possible to shut them all down then turn one on at a time and use an infrared heat…

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wind_rose_2
Sep 09, 2012 11:20 pm
loosh
loosh
9 September 2012

Heating and Cooling Decision

Heating and Cooling Decision

Hi Rain, hope the advice helped a little- we find that combination works really well with the right house layout. I don't want to hijack the forum trawling for work, but…

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loosh
Sep 09, 2012 10:35 pm
Forg
Forg
4 September 2012

adding a gas fireplace to dwarf wall...

adding a gas fireplace to dwarf wall...

Old thread is old ... so I doubt anyone cares about my comments ... but just the fireplace to look like that is going to be $7k or more, so I'd be surprised if it were…

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Forg
Sep 04, 2012 8:19 pm
isogroup
isogroup
1 September 2012

In-wall radiant heating

In-wall radiant heating

ChriMaso, I can help you with info regarding info on beka-klima. If you want to contact me please do so. Please contact me on qualityproperties@hotmail.com Thanks Michael

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isogroup
Sep 01, 2012 6:49 pm
unfunkable
unfunkable
1 September 2012

2 smaller inverters vs 1 large one (ducted)

2 smaller inverters vs 1 large one (ducted)

Hi thanks for the reply we ended up going 2*Ducted 10.0KW Panasonic Air Conditioner System – (CS-F34DD1E5) with a (CU-L34DBE5) The house is about 210m2, with the living…

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unfunkable
Sep 01, 2012 5:34 pm
LeanneR
LeanneR
1 September 2012

Reverse Cycle air con -- your electricity bill

Reverse Cycle air con -- your electricity bill

Ours was around $270. We set to 20-21 in the day time and 19 at night time. During that bill period we had it on almost 24/7 as the kids were sick. I try turn it off in…

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LeanneR
Sep 01, 2012 10:10 am
LeanneR
shoots
shoots
30 August 2012

Brick veneer vs NRG Greenboard

Brick veneer vs NRG Greenboard

hi we're going for nrg as well......insulation....speed and its another thing i can do myself...(owner building) shoots

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shoots
Aug 30, 2012 10:47 pm
B STAR
B STAR
30 August 2012

Heater/Cooling Size 34sq home - Melbourne

Heater/Cooling Size 34sq home - Melbourne

30Kwatt heater, You aircond will be designed to do 50% of house hence the need for zoning when its very hot. It really depends on how good your house is oriented. You can…

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B STAR
Aug 30, 2012 12:44 pm
TrevandSam
TrevandSam
27 August 2012

Spray foam for underfloor insulation.

Spray foam for underfloor insulation.

After talking to a few tradesmen, we've decided not to use the foam and use foil board instead because if we need to get to the services for any reason it's messier to remove.

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TrevandSam
Aug 27, 2012 10:53 am
Pepsi_Drinker
Pepsi_Drinker
24 August 2012

A/C Configuration with Multi-Split Unit

A/C Configuration with Multi-Split Unit

We're considering the air conditioning for our new build .............. The home is typical of the newer "open plan" designs consisting of.............. 1) Kitchen /…

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Pepsi_Drinker
Aug 24, 2012 11:19 am
Pepsi_Drinker
Nonie b
Nonie b
19 August 2012

Reviews of Warmbrite 200 wood heater?

Reviews of Warmbrite 200 wood heater?

Hi there, new here and just looking for any info on indoor wood heater brand Warmbrite 200 available from Bunnings. Just looking for anyone with personal experience or…

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Nonie b
Aug 19, 2012 8:54 pm
TrevandSam
TrevandSam
17 August 2012

Under Floor Insulation

Under Floor Insulation

We were talking to our builder and he said the mice love to get into ceiling/wall batts used under floor. Looking into other methods now!

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TrevandSam
Aug 17, 2012 10:20 pm


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