Home
Pros
Forum
  • About
  • Join Community
  • Contact
Reply
WatchingStarredHistory
InboxSent
MembersPros
#Unanswered     #Active

Forum
Heating, Cooling & Insulation
Topics
Author
Replies
Views
Last Post
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...

3
817
IceMan
May 31, 2012 6:52 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…

13
2771
* jas *
May 27, 2012 12:20 am
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…

8
903
EmeryBB
May 24, 2012 10:42 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.

10
2062
lowau
May 22, 2012 5:40 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…

2
1190
paulw11
May 22, 2012 4:22 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…

4
652
AJW
May 21, 2012 6:42 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

1
828
sceen7
May 20, 2012 7:49 pm
7
1883
IceMan
May 20, 2012 7:32 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…

2
647
theyetti
May 20, 2012 7:29 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.…

6
937
ECOECO
May 17, 2012 9:45 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…

2
881
bashworth
May 15, 2012 12:49 pm
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.…

10
1347
B STAR
May 10, 2012 4:24 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…

0
343
donuts9999
May 09, 2012 10:35 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…

0
413
BusyNick
May 06, 2012 11:16 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…

0
490
Zoperd
May 05, 2012 4:48 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.…

8
1953
james_d
May 04, 2012 2:16 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

1
1874
Pivotonian
May 03, 2012 6:15 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 ...

1
691
gesinta7
May 02, 2012 11:37 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…

5
1131
gascha
May 02, 2012 4:09 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…

0
460
axio99
May 01, 2012 7:02 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…

9
1460
Uncle Arfur
Apr 29, 2012 4:42 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.

7
775
james_d
Apr 26, 2012 2:15 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…

2
455
james_d
Apr 26, 2012 2:13 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…

0
321
greggles
Apr 26, 2012 11:10 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…

2
365
brownbag
Apr 24, 2012 3:30 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…

0
313
bcullen
Apr 23, 2012 2:56 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…

1
434
paulw11
Apr 15, 2012 10:01 pm
2
884
kimu
Apr 15, 2012 5:30 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.

61
11715
tstr1a
Apr 12, 2012 9:48 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??

3
1542
mickgalt
Apr 11, 2012 9:37 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…

9
1262
PS4314
Apr 10, 2012 12:48 pm
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.

7
1080
renoking
Apr 10, 2012 12:00 pm
jrippon
jrippon
10 April 2012

Sound / Acoustic insulation

Sound / Acoustic insulation
1, 2

Thanks Ted. I'll go with the cheap thermal type insulation. The result is bound to be significantly better than what was there before, so no point wasting money on more…

26
7384
jrippon
Apr 10, 2012 5:21 am
Brad75
Brad75
4 April 2012

best time of the year to install air conditioner?

best time of the year to install air conditioner?

Right nows a good time if your in Melb as the summer was crap and alot of companys have alot of stock they need to get rid of prices are at there lowest right now

1
630
Brad75
Apr 04, 2012 9:25 pm
sionghua
sionghua
4 April 2012

How to install external blind?

How to install external blind?

hi you are right, my bad, thanks for the advice.

2
603
sionghua
Apr 04, 2012 11:38 am
robinred55
robinred55
3 April 2012

gas ducted heating and aircon

gas ducted heating and aircon

Hi ADS, we live in Adelaide and we installed ducted gas heating with zones and it our bill was the same as our old house which had a wall furnace. We then installed ducted…

4
891
robinred55
Apr 03, 2012 8:41 pm
Zyme
Zyme
30 March 2012

Reputable air cond installer in Melbourne?

Reputable air cond installer in Melbourne?

I used Mercury Heating and cooling for a installation in one of my rental properties, they installed our ducted system with 5 outlets and Zone's, took them one day only…

3
459
Zyme
Mar 30, 2012 5:11 pm
Zyme
Brad75
Brad75
26 March 2012

Bonaire vs Brivis

Bonaire vs Brivis

Do yourself a favor and check out Braemar

3
838
Brad75
Mar 26, 2012 5:14 pm
Broom
Broom
22 March 2012

No naturaL gas - what hot water system is best

No naturaL gas - what hot water system is best

Our HWS is solar with LPG boost, we've been living in our house since xmas & we haven't had to switch to gas at all & we've never run out of hot water. We're a family of 4 :D

14
1473
Broom
Mar 22, 2012 1:14 pm
Broom
stormjr
stormjr
21 March 2012

evap smell

evap smell

I'm not sure exactly what smell your talking about :th: But I do know at a place I used to work we would 'dose' the evap coolers with a little white cartridge, the purpose…

6
1410
stormjr
Mar 21, 2012 2:26 pm
OurLindrum52
OurLindrum52
19 March 2012

Actron 23KW with Bonaire DGH

Actron 23KW with Bonaire DGH

Thanks for all the information you have provided OurLindrum52, we also building a Lindrum in SE of Melbourne, I have been quoted 15.5K for the…

13
2045
OurLindrum52
Mar 19, 2012 2:42 pm
DazzaB
DazzaB
14 March 2012

Return Air Duct - Location?

Return Air Duct - Location?

Your reasoning is sound. The other aspect, however, is aesthetics. Are you sure you would want to look at it all the time? Perhaps you could move those double doors "up"…

2
463
DazzaB
Mar 14, 2012 6:21 pm
ESB
ESB
5 March 2012

Actron Air and Others - True and Fair Reviews Needed

Actron Air and Others - True and Fair Reviews Needed

Replied in your other thread :D --------------------- Sent from my mobile device so please excuse my typing missed cakes.

1
588
ESB
Mar 05, 2012 8:56 pm
ESB
marksi
marksi
5 March 2012

Heating/cooli capacity question Melbourne - Brivis 30kW unit

Heating/cooli capacity question Melbourne - Brivis 30kW unit

thanks again guys. i spoke to a installer in the western suburbs who confirmed that the heating unit is big enough. hopefully the installation gets done properly, i'll be…

10
764
marksi
Mar 05, 2012 3:40 pm
james_d
james_d
2 March 2012

garage door insulation

garage door insulation

yes it would, but wouldn't really be an issue i would think.

10
2195
james_d
Mar 02, 2012 7:45 am
hsut
hsut
27 February 2012

Ducted evaporative cooling

Ducted evaporative cooling

Thanks screen7, I will obtain a quote from these guys. Does anyone have anyh comments on the 3 systems listed?

4
825
hsut
Feb 27, 2012 2:45 pm
2
967
FireFox
Feb 20, 2012 6:44 pm
FireFox
RocksInHead
RocksInHead
25 January 2012

can you have split system and evap together

can you have split system and evap together

Agree with sceen7 - you cannot run both together. Also consider that the evap works best with windows open and the split with windows closed. Not sure of your budget but…

3
851
RocksInHead
Jan 25, 2012 11:55 am

*OFFER APPLIES TO NEW CUSTOMERS, INCLUDES GST AND VALID UNTIL 31 DECEMBER 2017

Building ForumBuilding, Renovation & MaintenanceHeating, Cooling & Insulation
Featured Professional

At Efficient Pure Plumbing we have the most experienced, reliable, nice, efficient, licensed plumbers available. Our experienced sales staff will advise you on the most efficient, economical and reliable system to heat or cool your home at a low price.

Melbourne VIC
Contact Us
Related Professionals
Browsing this forum

No registered users and 6 guests

Australia's largest home building and
renovation community
Homeone
About

Terms
Privacy

Follow homeone on FacebookFollow homeone on TwitterFollow homeone on Google+
All comments made express the views and opinions of the author and not the Administrators, Support nor Homeone Australia & New Zealand
© Homeone Australia & New Zealand All Rights Reserved ‎2001 - 2017