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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
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…

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jrippon
Apr 10, 2012 4:21 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

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Brad75
Apr 04, 2012 8:25 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.

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sionghua
Apr 04, 2012 10:38 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…

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robinred55
Apr 03, 2012 7:41 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…

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Zyme
Mar 30, 2012 4:11 pm
Zyme
Brad75
Brad75
26 March 2012

Bonaire vs Brivis

Bonaire vs Brivis

Do yourself a favor and check out Braemar

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Brad75
Mar 26, 2012 4:14 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

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Broom
Mar 22, 2012 12:14 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…

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stormjr
Mar 21, 2012 1:26 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…

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OurLindrum52
Mar 19, 2012 1:42 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"…

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DazzaB
Mar 14, 2012 5:21 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.

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ESB
Mar 05, 2012 7:56 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…

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marksi
Mar 05, 2012 2:40 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.

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james_d
Mar 02, 2012 6:45 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?

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hsut
Feb 27, 2012 1:45 pm
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FireFox
Feb 20, 2012 5:44 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…

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RocksInHead
Jan 25, 2012 10:55 am
renoqueen
renoqueen
24 January 2012

Patio Cooling

Patio Cooling

Hubby installed a polycarbon roof over the approx 8m X 9m patio he built. He alternated clear with grey blockout as we need the winter light in the house. The windows…

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renoqueen
Jan 24, 2012 6:44 pm
CarlBryan
CarlBryan
22 January 2012

Actron Air Conditioner - no cool air coming out

Actron Air Conditioner - no cool air coming out

The only way to test know is to with a multimeter, I doubt its the compressor as the error code for compressor would come up, its probably the 2 core cable connection…

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CarlBryan
Jan 22, 2012 2:17 am
Trump
Trump
21 January 2012

Reverse Cycle Aircon -Platinum Smart Zone-Your true thougts?

Reverse Cycle Aircon -Platinum Smart Zone-Your true thougts?

We installed the Smart Zone system in November and now getting some warm weather to test it out. We went for the AOTG54LATL 14kW model. I have to say pretty disappointed…

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Trump
Jan 21, 2012 4:30 pm
taps
taps
20 January 2012

Ducted Air con zoning question

Ducted Air con zoning question
1, 2

what you say above is correct to some level. However just because you run r/a pipes to each of the bedroom you will have…

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taps
Jan 20, 2012 2:02 pm
O_B_Rock
O_B_Rock
19 January 2012

Thermoshield Australia - Liquid Thermal Insulation

Thermoshield Australia - Liquid Thermal Insulation

Has anyone installed Thermoshield product to their roofs? We have a sample of their product on our site and it is amazing! But it will be good to know if it really works…

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O_B_Rock
Jan 19, 2012 2:49 pm
Disbride
Disbride
19 January 2012

Ducted gas heating

Ducted gas heating

Has anyone got ducted gas heating, with only LPG, and not natural gas? How often do you go through a gas bottle?

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Disbride
Jan 19, 2012 12:40 pm
Disbride
taps
taps
17 January 2012

Reverce cycle aircon - ceiling vent shape

Reverce cycle aircon - ceiling vent shape

Is there a budget your working with ? The plastic rounds are by far the cheapest alternative, when you consider they come complete with fixing clips, and a damper. The…

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taps
Jan 17, 2012 5:26 pm
PS4314
PS4314
17 January 2012

Solar & Aircon suppliers Sunshine Coast

Solar & Aircon suppliers Sunshine Coast

Just wondering if anyone can recommend any suppliers on the Sunshine Coast for Aircon & Solar water / power. We're new to the area so don't have any contacts. Our builder…

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PS4314
Jan 17, 2012 8:45 am
mark_jackson
mark_jackson
16 January 2012

ac

ac

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mark_jackson
Jan 16, 2012 3:19 pm
paulw11
paulw11
3 January 2012

Fine-Grain Vent Control of Air Conditioning/Heating

Fine-Grain Vent Control of Air Conditioning/Heating

Hi The problem in domestic systems is that you typically have a single return-air intake - this is where the warm air enters the system to be cooled before being sent to…

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paulw11
Jan 03, 2012 8:13 am
mollyapple
mollyapple
27 December 2011

Actron in Perth

Actron in Perth
1, 2

I love my Actron ESP - I can't tell if its working unless I stand in front of the vents as its so quiet. We had the ducting etc installed before ceilings went in- our SS…

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mollyapple
Dec 27, 2011 6:18 pm
mollyapple

I don't think you will be able to use any sort of pump-in insulation with your house. A timber frame has a top plate, bottom plate and then nogs ( usually at least one row…

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Stewie D
Dec 21, 2011 11:10 am
schills2021
schills2021
20 December 2011

What next ?

What next ?

Hi, I just wanted to know if you ever went with Ecofoam or know much about it? We are thinking of using it to insulate our walls in our existing 2nd story home. Thanks…

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schills2021
Dec 20, 2011 6:23 pm
fekish
fekish
18 December 2011

Underfloor Heating or Radiators

Underfloor Heating or Radiators

Ok great thanks! Is always nice to hear based on experiences! When you indicated that you will not install it in spaces that you don't use so much, what do you mean? Is…

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fekish
Dec 18, 2011 10:47 pm
fekish
James65
James65
18 December 2011

Foam panel insulation

Foam panel insulation

How do foam boards go in a fire? Isn't polystyrene rather flammable and give off extremely toxic fumes when burning? Happy to be proved wrong, just curious?

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James65
Dec 18, 2011 7:01 pm
bashworth
bashworth
17 December 2011

Preparing new build for aircon for the future?

Preparing new build for aircon for the future?

Ceiling fans are cheap to run but one issue is that they are around 300mm below the ceiling. This means that if you have the standard room height of 2.4m the fan is only…

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bashworth
Dec 17, 2011 5:42 am
bashworth
Fridgy
Fridgy
12 December 2011

Full Ducted Or Ducted / Split Combo ?

Full Ducted Or Ducted / Split Combo ?

Have you considered the Actron Air ESP+. This is precisely what they are are made for. The ESP+ can run down to one outlet if you want and save a fortune in running costs.…

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Fridgy
Dec 12, 2011 10:04 am
AllyH
AllyH
7 December 2011

Ducted evaporative system with up to or more than 10 vents??

Ducted evaporative system with up to or more than 10 vents??

I was wondering what systems you woiuld recommend if we require up to ten vents? Ive had Bonaire before and was quite happy with them. What are your thoughts?? :)

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AllyH
Dec 07, 2011 6:52 pm
henders
henders
4 December 2011

Brivis professional cleaning for ducted heating - worth it?

Brivis professional cleaning for ducted heating - worth it?

Brivis manual says the ducts and the heating unit should be cleaned every 3 years. Since I installed my heater nearly 4 years ago, I haven't clean either of them. Is it…

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henders
Dec 04, 2011 11:46 am
Kazzbah61
Kazzbah61
2 December 2011

Breezair Evap Cooling EXH170 Quote

Breezair Evap Cooling EXH170 Quote

Hi namz we installed a breezeair EXH210 for $4600, 1 year ago here in Perth I would think you could get a bettter price for yours in Melbourne for that size unit. Cheers Kazzbah

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Kazzbah61
Dec 02, 2011 10:43 am
Buttercup
Buttercup
30 November 2011

Evap cooling in Melbourne

Evap cooling in Melbourne

We had a Braemar unit (not sure what model) in our old house which we just sold for about 4 years and it was fantastic very quiet and cheap to run. We have moved into a…

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Buttercup
Nov 30, 2011 8:10 pm
Buttercup
paulw11
paulw11
29 November 2011

Braemar star series / spectrolink thermostat

Braemar star series / spectrolink thermostat

Hi If you go to http://www.seeleyinternational.com/service you can create an account that will give you access to the installation manuals. You don't have to be a Seeley…

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paulw11
Nov 29, 2011 8:49 pm


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