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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
james_d
james_d
26 April 2012

help - my outside ac unit location

help - my outside ac unit location

It will make service near on impossible. They breathe through the top so the unit should work okay as long as there is a decent gap to the eave.

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james_d
Apr 26, 2012 1:15 pm
james_d
james_d
26 April 2012

gas hot water system choice vs pipe size

gas hot water system choice vs pipe size

a 26L is not overkill for 2 showers simultaneously. A 24l would probably do it. You can install most brands of water controlllers DIY. Wireless set up in Rinnai is approx…

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james_d
Apr 26, 2012 1:13 pm
greggles
greggles
26 April 2012

Bremar Gas Heating Problem - Code?

Bremar Gas Heating Problem - Code?

Hi All, I have a Braemar Gas heating system which isnt working effectively. It comes on routinely ( either in Man or Auto mode ) workes for a while, then it displays…

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greggles
Apr 26, 2012 10:10 am
brownbag
brownbag
24 April 2012

THICKNESS OF 90mm POLYESTER BATTS

THICKNESS OF 90mm POLYESTER BATTS

Thanks. I think you misunderstood my question, but you did give me the info required. I want to get to R5.5 or R6, but want to know what I already have. If they are…

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brownbag
Apr 24, 2012 2:30 pm
bcullen
bcullen
23 April 2012

Fan for open fire

Fan for open fire

Hi I have a large open fireplace and am wondering if it is possible to fan force it? My idea is to insert a steel/galvanised pipe 35mm through the side brickwork with…

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bcullen
Apr 23, 2012 1:56 pm
paulw11
paulw11
15 April 2012

Gas/Electric ducted heating

Gas/Electric ducted heating

Hi The most efficient form of electric heating is reverse cycle air conditioning. You would need to get an installer to look at your requirements and design a system for…

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paulw11
Apr 15, 2012 9:01 pm
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kimu
Apr 15, 2012 4:30 pm
tstr1a
tstr1a
12 April 2012

Brivis Ice Cooler installed.....

Brivis Ice Cooler installed.....
1, 2, 3, 4

we installed the brivis hx35i with add on cooler and we are loving it. I can't fault it at the moment.

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tstr1a
Apr 12, 2012 8:48 am
mickgalt
mickgalt
11 April 2012

Braemar gas heater issue

Braemar gas heater issue

I've removed the thermister, there is no damage on the cable, it's reading 5Kohm in a cold shed and it got to 3Kohm while holding it, are these values in the correct range??

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mickgalt
Apr 11, 2012 8:37 pm
PS4314
PS4314
10 April 2012

Help - what Ducted A/C system

Help - what Ducted A/C system

Adelaide's a bit far - we're on the Sunshine Coast! Anyway, we have gone for the Daikin unit in the end, with the all-in one controller. Trusses are going up today so…

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PS4314
Apr 10, 2012 11:48 am
renoking
renoking
10 April 2012

Which Heater To Use

Which Heater To Use

Panasonic make a 8HP ducted unit with 23.5kW of heating power. We have a smaller, 4HP unit, that manages our house for both heating and cooling.

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renoking
Apr 10, 2012 11:00 am


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