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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
AC27
AC27
2 July 2012

Derby Ducted Air Conditiong Good/Bad?

Derby Ducted Air Conditiong Good/Bad?

wonder what would be better though panasonic or dalkien?

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AC27
Jul 02, 2012 9:25 pm
kek
kek
30 June 2012

Ducted heating temperature variations?

Ducted heating temperature variations?

I don't believe that there is any programming available on these systems. The most critical point is probably the placement of your thermostat,…

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kek
Jun 30, 2012 4:02 pm
kek
cowdy
cowdy
30 June 2012

Independant Fire Place Instalation Inspector

Independant Fire Place Instalation Inspector

I am in need of an independant inspector who can write me a report on an inbuilt fireplace instalation on the Central Coast of NSW. ANY assistance would be very…

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cowdy
Jun 30, 2012 11:14 am
doczim
doczim
27 June 2012

between floor insulation?

between floor insulation?

There are few, good thermally performing, homes in cooler climates that do not now have subfloor insulation included. If there is plenty of…

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doczim
Jun 27, 2012 10:40 pm
BuilderBoy
BuilderBoy
23 June 2012

Heating/Cooling small 3 bed townhouse

Heating/Cooling small 3 bed townhouse

By compact ducts I mean smaller ducts in diameter. I like the idea to maybe have a split down stairs though....as the area is only 10m x 8m

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BuilderBoy
Jun 23, 2012 5:41 pm
rfrost
rfrost
21 June 2012

TurboHeat ducted combustion heating

TurboHeat ducted combustion heating

Does anyone have practical experience with the company "TurboHeat" http://www.turboheat.net.au They make a heat exchanger and ducted fan…

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rfrost
Jun 21, 2012 6:09 pm
foc1
foc1
19 June 2012

Retrofitting sarking in metal roof

Retrofitting sarking in metal roof

You could always wrap your trusses in the sarking which couldnt hurt, however I am surprised there is no sarking as in winter condensation forms under cb roofing which may…

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foc1
Jun 19, 2012 8:44 am
gf1966
gf1966
15 June 2012

Braemer TH330 or TH430?

Braemer TH330 or TH430?

The zoning is optional in the 4* unit so if you are not planning to use it Id go for this unit only if you require the exrta efficiency. According to the brochure both…

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gf1966
Jun 15, 2012 4:23 pm
Zarli
Zarli
11 June 2012

New fans purchased for great price

New fans purchased for great price

You must've got the last bargains cos I couldn't find any :lol:

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Zarli
Jun 11, 2012 1:20 pm
Zarli
IceMan
IceMan
7 June 2012

split system during build or after handover?

split system during build or after handover?

Hmm... I have read unappealing things too... I'm mystified as to why your builder is behaving like this... or why he's using these people...

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IceMan
Jun 07, 2012 12:11 pm
IceMan
building-expert
building-expert
6 June 2012

Canadian cold in Australia? (Insulation question)

Canadian cold in Australia? (Insulation question)

Irrespective of the system of insulation used it largely comes down to workmanship in installation. As property inspector who has inspected thousands of homes I can tell…

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building-expert
Jun 06, 2012 6:07 am
building-expert
sixor
sixor
4 June 2012

Anyone have a "feel" for improvement by R-rating increase?

Anyone have a "feel" for improvement by R-rating increase?

hey forg we're building with the same builder and have asked the cost for R2.5 insulation for the walls. Yet to get a response though...

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sixor
Jun 04, 2012 10:35 pm
Rick the Plumber
Rick the Plumber
4 June 2012

Low Gas Pressure in inner city Melbourne ?

Low Gas Pressure in inner city Melbourne ?

Who told you this, I would be very surprised if this were the case, there will always be sufficient gas supply in the main to cope, different story if you already have gas…

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Rick the Plumber
Jun 04, 2012 1:12 pm
Forg
Forg
3 June 2012

Need to dissipate heat from solar hydronic in summer?

Need to dissipate heat from solar hydronic in summer?

A (sales)guy who sounded like he knew what he was talking-about at the home-show yesterday was saying that, if we wanted to heat the water for our under-floor heating…

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Forg
Jun 03, 2012 9:03 pm
Forg
Forg
3 June 2012

Under-floor heating; airflow etc with large spaces?

Under-floor heating; airflow etc with large spaces?

Interesting (to me) addendum to all this; visited the Home Show yesterday & there's a hydronic-heating specialist mob who now offer a product for non-concrete floors. The…

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Forg
Jun 03, 2012 12:21 pm
IceMan
IceMan
31 May 2012

Noise from Air Return Grill - Daikin

Noise from Air Return Grill - Daikin

You'd want to get some more r/a capacity... if the current r/a path is not smooth then that together with the air speed would deffo make a fair bit of noise...

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IceMan
May 31, 2012 5:52 am
IceMan
* jas *
* jas *
26 May 2012

$350 for phone line trench??

$350 for phone line trench??

Ours was $299 to connect but cos a dead lady connected her phone in my brand new house once they disconnect it I can get mine connected and won't have to pay the…

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* jas *
May 26, 2012 11:20 pm
EmeryBB
EmeryBB
24 May 2012

Plumbing inspector for the air con duct work?

Plumbing inspector for the air con duct work?

Havent had a chance to contact the plumbing inspector, busy suing builder for more important stuff, my lawyer told me not to waste time with the plumbing inspector, they…

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EmeryBB
May 24, 2012 9:42 pm
lowau
lowau
22 May 2012

Return Air on ceiling for ducted heating

Return Air on ceiling for ducted heating

Have the return air at floor level if you can. It also works in the ceiling but it doesn't circulate the air properly, it just keeps warming up the already hot air.

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lowau
May 22, 2012 4:40 pm
paulw11
paulw11
22 May 2012

Fireplace Advice

Fireplace Advice

Hi The manufacturer of each heater will specify the clearances from combustible materials required on each side of the heater. The problems I can see with putting the…

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paulw11
May 22, 2012 3:22 am
AJW
AJW
21 May 2012

Issue with central heating in house

Issue with central heating in house

Closing off the register near the return seems to have made a little bit of a difference. Overall the lounge room now has a more even heat distribution. The main bedroom…

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AJW
May 21, 2012 5:42 pm
sceen7
sceen7
20 May 2012

Gas wall furnaces v gas space heater?

Gas wall furnaces v gas space heater?

have you thought about hydronic, lots more expensive but a joy to live with this time of year

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sceen7
May 20, 2012 6:49 pm
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IceMan
May 20, 2012 6:32 pm
IceMan
theyetti
theyetti
20 May 2012

insulation in walls

insulation in walls

185mm insulation squashed into a normal stud wall might see the plasterboard popping off the walls. That said I wasn't very happy with the 90mm R2.0 wall batts we used in…

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theyetti
May 20, 2012 6:29 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
17 May 2012

We almost need a bloody energy consultant!

We almost need a bloody energy consultant!

"After normal wall & ceiling insulation, double glazing is the next biggest leak and accounts for up to 80% of heat loss in insulated homes.…

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ECOECO
May 17, 2012 8:45 am
ECOECO
bashworth
bashworth
15 May 2012

Eaves are bad in Melbourne?

Eaves are bad in Melbourne?

The best width of eaves for North EavesMelbourne is 45% of the window height. If the top of the window is 20% of the window height below the eaves you won't lose any…

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bashworth
May 15, 2012 11:49 am
bashworth
B STAR
B STAR
10 May 2012

Cost effective heating

Cost effective heating

Straight from the brochure for Mitsi Out Put 1.5 - 3.2 - 5.5 Input 0.480 - 0.665 - 1.900 So you can see there is actually a 300% efficiency for high end and low end.…

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B STAR
May 10, 2012 3:24 pm
donuts9999
donuts9999
9 May 2012

Coolair evap cooling

Coolair evap cooling

Hi, Can anyone give me any feedback on coolair evap cooling either positive or negative? Thinking of putting it in our new house but dont know much about the brand and…

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donuts9999
May 09, 2012 9:35 pm
BusyNick
BusyNick
6 May 2012

Aircon Installer Melbourne East

Aircon Installer Melbourne East

I need to buy and have installed the following: # 12kw refridgerated ducted system # 5X2.5kw split systems (in either 1 or 2 multi unit configuration) I am thinking…

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BusyNick
May 06, 2012 10:16 pm
Zoperd
Zoperd
5 May 2012

Ducted Heating / Aircon advice

Ducted Heating / Aircon advice

I'm looking at getting Ducted Heating and Aircon (Refrigerated Dual Cycle?) installed in my townhouse, it's only a 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom with open living, dining and…

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Zoperd
May 05, 2012 3:48 pm
james_d
james_d
4 May 2012

Re-locating return air vent from down stairs to up stairs?

Re-locating return air vent from down stairs to up stairs?

In the lower storey the heat will come out of the outlets and tend the want to heat the top hafl of the room due to natural convection and the suction of the return air.…

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james_d
May 04, 2012 1:16 pm
Pivotonian
Pivotonian
3 May 2012

Braemar THM520 central heater install

Braemar THM520 central heater install

Hey Mate, It certainly has. Have you had any use of the system yet? I got quoted for this unit today and would love some additional feedback/ commentary Regards, Jarrod

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Pivotonian
May 03, 2012 5:15 pm
gesinta7
gesinta7
2 May 2012

Australian Gas Log Fire - Complaint

Australian Gas Log Fire - Complaint

Thanks for that, I'll be sure to not keep them in mind when i'm installing mine !!! Good luck with yours ...

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gesinta7
May 02, 2012 10:37 pm
gascha
gascha
2 May 2012

Hydronic heating - pipes along outside of the house

Hydronic heating - pipes along outside of the house

Hi, We had a few companies in for quotes and we decided on Melbourne Hydronic Heating. I found Darren Pearce very friendly, highly professional and he was one of the few…

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gascha
May 02, 2012 3:09 pm
axio99
axio99
1 May 2012

Help - Perth Aircon

Help - Perth Aircon

Hi there, My house will be completed by end of this month (keeping fingers crossed) and i am looking for some quotations on ducted reverse cycle airconditioning. I come…

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axio99
May 01, 2012 6:02 pm
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
29 April 2012

Ducted Aircon

Ducted Aircon

Ive had a Fujitsu ART36L, 3 switchable zones +1 fixed using 6 (square) outlets, for almost 5 years now. Its a bit smaller unit than yours. Its not noisy at all. The…

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Uncle Arfur
Apr 29, 2012 3:42 pm


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