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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 1:13 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 10:39 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 10:03 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 12:11 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 3:42 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 2:55 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 12:24 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 3:11 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 7:19 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 8:53 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 9:10 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 11:42 am
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 12:10 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 10:25 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 7:47 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 10:20 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 9:35 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 7:19 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 5:49 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 4:34 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 9:10 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 9:47 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 11:44 am
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 9:53 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 10:19 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 7:54 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 9:20 pm
Fridgy
Fridgy
15 August 2012

Cassette Air Conditioner

Cassette Air Conditioner

Make sure the roof trusses are sufficiently spaced apart to fit the Indoor unit. Trusses are usually working on 600mm centres (that's around 560mm between trusses). 85 sq…

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Fridgy
Aug 15, 2012 5:30 pm
jetson
jetson
10 August 2012

Problems with Gas Ducted Heating Ducts

Problems with Gas Ducted Heating Ducts

I had to do the same thing, check all the joins, retape as necessary you may need to pull the duct back a fraction to the join if they are too short like one of mine was.

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jetson
Aug 10, 2012 6:51 pm
Pulpo
Pulpo
9 August 2012

Pex Pipes in Hydronic Heating System

Pex Pipes in Hydronic Heating System

Mixing valve is the standard with an uncontrolled heat source. Your tank is an uncontrolled heat source. However your pipe should be find as the working pressure of…

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Pulpo
Aug 09, 2012 9:29 am
Fridgy
Fridgy
8 August 2012

Wine cellar - air conditioning unit sufficient???

Wine cellar - air conditioning unit sufficient???

Something else to think about is the warranty. All the Hi-wall split brands we sell specifically say - Warranty is void unless the system is used for human comfort. In…

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Fridgy
Aug 08, 2012 2:52 pm
VijayGaba
VijayGaba
7 August 2012

Evaporative Cooling - How to calculate power of unit?

Evaporative Cooling - How to calculate power of unit?

Thanks for sharing your past experience. I live in Melbourne and humidity is not too bad. Does anybody know the actual formula of calculating the size of the unit? Thanks Regards

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VijayGaba
Aug 07, 2012 9:28 pm
saiprex
saiprex
7 August 2012

Gas Boosted Solar Hot Water System

Gas Boosted Solar Hot Water System

Hi, Can anyone recommend a good Gas Boosted Solar Hot Water System? I've found…

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saiprex
Aug 07, 2012 1:55 pm
Pulpo
Pulpo
5 August 2012

Where can I buy gas hydronic parts for DIY?

Where can I buy gas hydronic parts for DIY?

Not sure exactly what you are after. Yep underfloor heating in the UK or the rest of Europe very standard. Very competitive in pricing. Simply log onto ebay and should…

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Pulpo
Aug 05, 2012 12:49 pm
D101
D101
1 August 2012

Underfloor insulation

Underfloor insulation

I was wondering whether underfloor insulation helped keep the house warm or cool (or both)? Also is there any way of working out whether it would be worth doing with…

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D101
Aug 01, 2012 9:18 pm
candykane
candykane
29 July 2012

Window films for insulation

Window films for insulation

Having recently got quotes for timber double hung windows, double glazing was only around 10% more than single glazing, which surprised us. We have therefore chosen to…

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candykane
Jul 29, 2012 2:14 pm
Deemaree
Deemaree
25 July 2012

6-star rating requires insulation upgrade?!

6-star rating requires insulation upgrade?!

At least it will mean that your "elderly" parents will be snuggly warm when they visit. ;)

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Deemaree
Jul 25, 2012 5:26 pm
Deemaree
PatD
PatD
24 July 2012

Need to replace gas ducted heating??

Need to replace gas ducted heating??

I moved house a few months ago, the house was built in 1997 and I'm pretty sure the gas ducted heating system was put in when the house was built, so it's about 15 years…

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PatD
Jul 24, 2012 7:19 pm
oneness
oneness
24 July 2012

Thermo Sealed Batts in Perth

Thermo Sealed Batts in Perth

Thanks it certainly did :: I will keep it handy I had researched their website and product which sounded good....but knowing someone that had actually used them was more…

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oneness
Jul 24, 2012 5:29 pm
IceMan
IceMan
19 July 2012

Braemar Adjust Capcity

Braemar Adjust Capcity

When my Braemar unit was installed the capcity was reducted because I bought a bigger unit than I needed at the time. Now the the renovation is…

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IceMan
Jul 19, 2012 10:04 pm
IceMan
building-expert
building-expert
16 July 2012

Gas burning log fires

Gas burning log fires

I have Illusion gas log fire place, I can't complain about the product, we are enjoying it immensely and have not been disappointed but Reno Girl is right. Two years after…

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building-expert
Jul 16, 2012 6:20 pm
building-expert
B STAR
B STAR
16 July 2012

Who is right?

Who is right?

I think hydronic will still be a fair bit more exy. Gas is good in melb as it is very quick and easy to heat up and cheap to run when you consider the other…

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B STAR
Jul 16, 2012 11:59 am
delatite13
delatite13
13 July 2012

Ducted Refridgerated Air Con Perth

Ducted Refridgerated Air Con Perth

We are having Actron in our new build. Rough in done already. Just remember Actron is dearer than the rest. Oz company, Oz backup, and simply a better product than the…

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delatite13
Jul 13, 2012 9:45 pm
delatite13
ash3
ash3
11 July 2012

7th Guangzhou International Water Heater Exhibition

7th Guangzhou International Water Heater Exhibition

This is spam, I get AT LEAST 2 emails a week from these guys! Last time I leave business cards out on a table at Design EX!

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ash3
Jul 11, 2012 8:48 pm
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David Fisher
Jul 11, 2012 12:10 pm
ash3
ash3
9 July 2012

Attractive fireplace to replace old in wall a/c??

Attractive fireplace to replace old in wall a/c??

Are you after a wood or gas fireplace? A hang on the wall fireplace in wood or gas does not exist unfortunately, however you could either push the fire through the wall…

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ash3
Jul 09, 2012 10:28 pm
theyetti
theyetti
9 July 2012

Panasonic Ducted - Temp Sensor Swap

Panasonic Ducted - Temp Sensor Swap

Hi All, I've heard that our Panasonic 12.5kW R/C Ducted Inverter system has sensors in the return air and wall mounted controller temperature. Does anyone know how to…

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theyetti
Jul 09, 2012 6:49 pm
Crow
Crow
5 July 2012

Upsizing air con

Upsizing air con

Another option would be a VRV system, where you have a large outdoor unit, but you can then have several indoor units, either wall hung or ducted…

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Crow
Jul 05, 2012 8:58 pm


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