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leighton
leighton
22 February 2013

Installing own evapartaive air con

Installing own evapartaive air con

In my opinion, and I have installed a few myself, it isnt too hard. The supplier will provide installation instructions and you will follow them. In the outback, one…

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leighton
Feb 22, 2013 6:44 am
leighton
bena
bena
21 February 2013

Water Furnace Geothermal experiences ?

Water Furnace Geothermal experiences ?

Hi All, I'm looking at installing a Geothermal floor hydronic system in the new house run by a Water Furnace Heat pump. Just wondering if anybody has personal experience…

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bena
Feb 21, 2013 11:06 pm
AdamIrons
AdamIrons
21 February 2013

Solar Electricity - Queensland SEQ ?

Solar Electricity - Queensland SEQ ?

You still looking for solar grid system? if you are please message me, i work for a solar company and i can arrange for someone to give you a free solar assesment, let you…

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AdamIrons
Feb 21, 2013 5:30 pm
Casa2
Casa2
20 February 2013

concrete slab floor - layer above plastic barrier?

concrete slab floor - layer above plastic barrier?

The plastic is referred to as a vapour barrier, not waterproofing. My structural engineer reminded me of this every time I called the plastic sheet under the slab waterproofing. I

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Casa2
Feb 20, 2013 9:46 pm
FTO
FTO
17 February 2013

Replacing compressor within Brivis Ice add-on refrigeration

Replacing compressor within Brivis Ice add-on refrigeration

Hi roonzy How much were you quoted for the fix? We just ended up getting a 9.4kw split system installed as we figured it was better value for money (low 3k) than…

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FTO
Feb 17, 2013 12:57 pm
Pulpo
Pulpo
17 February 2013

hydronic heating with heat pumps

hydronic heating with heat pumps

Short answer yes. Daikin is rather common over seas. A wood boiler is another possibility, especially the wood gasfication type. Finally I would suggest solar boosted…

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Pulpo
Feb 17, 2013 9:25 am
Pulpo
Pulpo
16 February 2013

XPS for insulation

XPS for insulation

When you xps which is extruded polystyrene and the best insulation other than aero gels. Not sure how you place it in walls other than spray / injection. Not sure if…

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Pulpo
Feb 16, 2013 11:40 pm
jaelee
jaelee
14 February 2013

Smoothline Ventilators - roof ventilation for 2 storey home

Smoothline Ventilators - roof ventilation for 2 storey home

Yes, I can't give you specific temperature ranges, but believe it definatley has had a positive effect on cooling our upstairs.

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jaelee
Feb 14, 2013 10:57 pm
installation inspector
installation inspector
14 February 2013

AS3000 air conditioning and heat pumps updates

AS3000 air conditioning and heat pumps updates

AS3000 was amended in December 2012 and here's a summary of the new requirements for air conditioners and heat pumps: - Air conditioning units and heat pumps are required…

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installation inspector
Feb 14, 2013 7:57 pm
installation inspector
Bulldog Boy
Bulldog Boy
13 February 2013

AirCon Controllers - MyAir Vs. Izone 310?

AirCon Controllers - MyAir Vs. Izone 310?

Hey Iceman, That's like saying Apple is a poor copy of Microsoft. Sounds to me you maybe are in bed with one of these companies Anyway that's just my humble opinion, let…

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Bulldog Boy
Feb 13, 2013 9:38 pm
Skyzie85
Skyzie85
24 January 2013

Reverse cycle vs evap ducted with gas duct Perth area

Reverse cycle vs evap ducted with gas duct Perth area
1, 2

Probably not. I think we'll see how it goes & then reassess. We may end up getting a split system on the wall in te main living space, but who knows. Kind of exciting…

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Skyzie85
Jan 24, 2013 10:09 pm
B STAR
B STAR
24 January 2013

Brivis Heating Add-On Cooling Advice

Brivis Heating Add-On Cooling Advice

I dont think your builder know hows to calculate. From memory the diff between 4 star and 5 star is about 10-15%. The zoning will actually have the biggest effect as you…

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B STAR
Jan 24, 2013 2:39 pm
fmac
fmac
21 January 2013

Evaporative a/c which one?

Evaporative a/c which one?

We have taken the a/c out of the build and are waiting till after the house is built to make a decision, but after the terrible humid weather we had in Perth a few weeks…

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fmac
Jan 21, 2013 6:56 pm
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

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