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~steph~
~steph~
20 September 2011

Insulation suggestions for West facing wall

Insulation suggestions for West facing wall

This article talks about SIPs (Structured Insulation Panels). They provide great thermal insulation in addition to some acoustic insulation also.

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~steph~
Sep 20, 2011 9:30 pm
lambchoppa
lambchoppa
20 September 2011

Solar heating & cooling is it worth it?

Solar heating & cooling is it worth it?

I have not installed it but they are good products and worth the spend. The other choices are http://www.hrv.com.au and http://www.sola-mate.com.au. You could also look at…

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lambchoppa
Sep 20, 2011 9:04 pm
mum2matt
mum2matt
17 September 2011

Advice on Brivis GDH systems

Advice on Brivis GDH systems

Hi cmhamilton - good that you got a better quote. As an aside - we used DaleAir at our current house to install a daikin ducted refrig aircon system last year and they…

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mum2matt
Sep 17, 2011 9:31 pm
Garfreyn
Garfreyn
15 September 2011

Adding Cooling to Ducted Gas Heating

Adding Cooling to Ducted Gas Heating

We have a five-bedroom house, with an open plan living/dining room area. When I try working it out in my head seems to me we have 100 square meters or so of living…

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Garfreyn
Sep 15, 2011 2:36 pm
eyspy
eyspy
13 September 2011

Building a Wine cellar

Building a Wine cellar

You build underground and your temps will be perfect. It's not that hard or expensive to go underground and then you could build a nice pergola on top to sit and relax…

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eyspy
Sep 13, 2011 1:41 pm
srichz
srichz
10 September 2011

Fan + heat + light combo

Fan + heat + light combo

Hello everyone!! :D Sorry for being so naive, but I know you guys are the only ones who can help me. :wink: Anyway, during pre-start we asked for our ensuite to have a combo…

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srichz
Sep 10, 2011 9:19 pm
sceen7
sceen7
9 September 2011

Hydronic heating query

Hydronic heating query

sounds good casa2 we have heard of a corrugated underlay for floorboards which maximizes heat transfer.. but is expensive. The direct contact that ply would give sounds…

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sceen7
Sep 10, 2011 12:28 am
Brad75
Brad75
8 September 2011

Zoning ducted heating/cooling

Zoning ducted heating/cooling

The actual efficiency doesn't warrant the extra star IMO. We were advised against zoning our house by the Air con installer. We have 25sq…

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Brad75
Sep 08, 2011 11:32 pm
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
5 September 2011

Ducted heating dampers

Ducted heating dampers

Most in floor vents had a lever to shut them off I thought?? You just can shut them all as you need a minimum amount of flow so as not to damage the system.

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chrisandkate
Sep 05, 2011 10:53 am
WiNmaKlIn
WiNmaKlIn
4 September 2011

Sarking Query - Gap Cut Near Bathroom In Roof Space

Sarking Query - Gap Cut Near Bathroom In Roof Space

Hi Guys I have a twenty year old double story house with Sarking in the roof. I was up there having a look the other day and I noticed a fairly large rectangular sized…

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WiNmaKlIn
Sep 04, 2011 7:40 pm
WiNmaKlIn
D101
D101
4 September 2011

Insulation between floors

Insulation between floors

We have a single story house but with a far amount of crawl space beneath the house. At the moment the floor beams from the living areas are exposed (i.e. there is not a…

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D101
Sep 04, 2011 12:21 pm
bashworth
bashworth
2 September 2011

Open cell vs closed cell insulation for doorways

Open cell vs closed cell insulation for doorways

This link explains 'R values'. http://www.anewhouse.com.au/?p=552 IMO as the area of the gap is relatively small 'R values' are nowhere near as important as a good seal…

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bashworth
Sep 02, 2011 8:04 pm
bashworth
betHeEeee
betHeEeee
2 September 2011

Refrigerated Cooling - New Rules?

Refrigerated Cooling - New Rules?

Hi cathedral, which state are you based? My partner works in aircon/refrigeration so if your in Melb, perhaps i can pass on his work details to you :-)

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betHeEeee
Sep 02, 2011 4:45 pm
deb17
deb17
28 August 2011

Heating vent location and placing furniture on top of them

Heating vent location and placing furniture on top of them

Our vents are all near the windows, the air conditioning vents are all going to be near the doorways. I wouldn't like to place furniture over the top of the vents, we had…

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deb17
Aug 28, 2011 1:22 pm
dymonite69
dymonite69
23 August 2011

Insulation in the tropics

Insulation in the tropics

When attaching the iron, put some battens down to create an air gap and then line with foil then your cladding. This will also create a chimney effect where air…

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dymonite69
Aug 23, 2011 10:29 am
dymonite69
fluffybear
fluffybear
23 August 2011

Floor heating cost

Floor heating cost

Hi all, A newbie here.. We are in the planning process for our new home and looking for some options for the floor heating.. What are the different options (also the…

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fluffybear
Aug 23, 2011 8:50 am
dymonite69
dymonite69
23 August 2011

Solar system questions

Solar system questions

Typical annual solar output is about 1600 kWh/kW system. In Adelaide it is about 2/3rds of this in winter and 1/3rd higher in summer. i.e. for a 1 kW system - 4.4…

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dymonite69
Aug 23, 2011 1:05 am
dymonite69
dymonite69
dymonite69
22 August 2011

Where should the recycled air vent go

Where should the recycled air vent go

Ceiling fans set at low speed can push the hot air down and improve circulation.

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dymonite69
Aug 23, 2011 12:56 am
dymonite69
Krumlov
Krumlov
22 August 2011

Ducted Aircon-GEN III and Opal Smart Temp Control

Ducted Aircon-GEN III and Opal Smart Temp Control
1, 2

I think it also decides what fan speed to use depending on how many zones are…

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Krumlov
Aug 22, 2011 10:54 am
jndc
jndc
21 August 2011

Actron Ultima 23kw in WA

Actron Ultima 23kw in WA

A Ryder i know it was a year or 2 ago, but can you tell me who did your install south of sydney ? i'm looking at an Actron ESP ultima 23kw and live in southern sydney -…

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jndc
Aug 21, 2011 1:40 pm
IceMan
IceMan
21 August 2011

Not sure about the Actron 23KW Ducted System in new home

Not sure about the Actron 23KW Ducted System in new home

Iceman do you quote for and do installations on south side of sydney ? we are looking at an actron 3 phase 23kW system, with Ultima controls. if…

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IceMan
Aug 21, 2011 1:33 pm
IceMan
Brad75
Brad75
19 August 2011

Evap ducts won't fit through trusses

Evap ducts won't fit through trusses

Hear this story over & over again plans don't show where every timber is going to be and it's normally the problem of people wanting a low roof pitch but not finding out…

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Brad75
Aug 19, 2011 7:05 pm
lowau
lowau
19 August 2011

CENTRAL HEATING IN ROOF - HEAT LOSS THROUGH VENTS

CENTRAL HEATING IN ROOF - HEAT LOSS THROUGH VENTS

Foil won't do much as the heat escaping is via conduction and not reflection (i.e. sun rays). The ducts are already wrapped in foil, inside and outside layers. Also any…

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lowau
Aug 19, 2011 2:54 pm
bails07
bails07
19 August 2011

Flood Damaged Central Heating Unit

Flood Damaged Central Heating Unit

My home was flooded on Feb 4th and my Central Heating Unit was atleast 4 foot underwater for a period of approximately 8 hours. Insurance has replaced the ducting,…

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bails07
Aug 19, 2011 11:11 am
Slug
Slug
17 August 2011

Pavers as hearth?

Pavers as hearth?

Gday all, I am waiting to hear back from a paving company regarding their specific product but wondered if this is possible. We are looking at using pavers underneath a…

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Slug
Aug 17, 2011 12:51 pm
ESB
ESB
16 August 2011

Actron in Melbourne, install cost??

Actron in Melbourne, install cost??

We're in Bundy and our ESP+ 14.5kw system installed for 14,500 in a new build. 6 zones, 14 outlets and 3 return air grilles and two control panels.

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ESB
Aug 16, 2011 9:53 pm
ESB
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
16 August 2011

Is it possible to install a zoning system on

Is it possible to install a zoning system on

Yes it is, but depending on the age of unit it may be worth while replacing it to get the most out of it. Also, unless you have over 25Sq (or 30 preferably) living,…

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chrisandkate
Aug 16, 2011 4:20 pm
eyspy
eyspy
16 August 2011

Combustion Wood Heater's

Combustion Wood Heater's

Nectre are one of the better ones out there.

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eyspy
Aug 16, 2011 10:01 am
bashworth
bashworth
14 August 2011

Can you install air-con with existing heating ducts?

Can you install air-con with existing heating ducts?

Generally the size of ducts required for air conditioning is bigger than those for heating. When we had our new house built we paid extra for larger ducts so we could…

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bashworth
Aug 14, 2011 9:45 pm
bashworth
tjilpi
tjilpi
14 August 2011

Insulation question.

Insulation question.

Thanks. We would have 40mm between the sisalation and the foilboard. Assuming we use the cathedral 25mm foilboard; there would be a 25mm gap between foilbard and bulk…

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tjilpi
Aug 14, 2011 12:16 pm
WinfieldCharcoal
WinfieldCharcoal
12 August 2011

Does Daikin inverter and hybrid work same way

Does Daikin inverter and hybrid work same way

Hi Everyone, I paid my builder to install Daikin inverter system which they did. Later I found out (still under 3 months) that they installed hybrid outdoor unit…

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WinfieldCharcoal
Aug 12, 2011 12:01 pm
Brad75
Brad75
12 August 2011

Brivis Ducted Heater HE20I Problem

Brivis Ducted Heater HE20I Problem

Thermister in the duct work maybe to close thermister temparture shouldn't go above 65 degrees your heaters going out on over temp how old is the unit ?

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Brad75
Aug 12, 2011 10:04 am
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Brad75
Aug 12, 2011 9:58 am
AJW
AJW
6 August 2011

Has anyone here used Smartglass?

Has anyone here used Smartglass?

Not sure if it is this product or not, but when I lived in the UK I saw a home renovation program where they had a glass product that apparently had the same/similar…

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AJW
Aug 06, 2011 10:41 pm
1sthome
1sthome
5 August 2011

Ceiling Insulation - Down light Clearance

Ceiling Insulation - Down light Clearance

I was told 100 mm around each downlight for led.

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1sthome
Aug 05, 2011 5:46 pm
portas1971
portas1971
5 August 2011

Return air vent query - Bonaire Gas Ducted Heating

Return air vent query - Bonaire Gas Ducted Heating

Thanks Brad75. It does have a metal collar to seal it off at the top with the flex poking out into void. I guess my concern was that it does not have a metal box, but from…

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portas1971
Aug 05, 2011 10:23 am
chatterbox
chatterbox
3 August 2011

insulation in roof/floor area above outside patio

insulation in roof/floor area above outside patio

We are owner building.... we are putting batt insualtion in the roof/walls and internal walls. However we have an area which is an outside patio area downstairs and the…

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chatterbox
Aug 03, 2011 6:18 pm
Jervisbay
Jervisbay
2 August 2011

Evaporative Air Con in Perth

Evaporative Air Con in Perth

Hi Dan, We went with a Breezair for its quietness when running. We took one size bigger than recommended by the calculator as not to have to push the unit full steam.…

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Jervisbay
Aug 02, 2011 11:45 pm
Jervisbay
Jervisbay
2 August 2011

Home heating/cooling audit

Home heating/cooling audit

Hi, In the ACT the government has a service that offers free consultation regarding cooling/heating to help with energy saving initiatives, http://www.heat.net.au/ People…

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Jervisbay
Aug 02, 2011 11:35 pm
mika08
mika08
2 August 2011

Arena Airconditioners

Arena Airconditioners

I agree!!! Don't go anywhere near these aircons because that is what they are - a con. We had one put in by our builder in Feb 2007 and we've had nothing but trouble year…

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mika08
Aug 02, 2011 4:05 pm
lowau
lowau
1 August 2011

Cost of ducted gas heating?

Cost of ducted gas heating?

$3000 for a brivis wombat 3 star system with 8 outlets. (double story) This is on a new build.

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lowau
Aug 01, 2011 12:57 pm
wazsxr
wazsxr
29 July 2011

Upgrade Bonaire thermostat

Upgrade Bonaire thermostat

Hi, I want to upgrade our manual digital "Pyrox" thermostat with something like the Honeywell Prestige or Venstar T5800. Both of these replacement units use a 24VAC common…

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wazsxr
Jul 29, 2011 11:42 pm
EmeryBB
EmeryBB
28 July 2011

House is nearly done but can't see any refrigerant pipes

House is nearly done but can't see any refrigerant pipes

Yeah typical volume builder. More to do with the incompetent SS in fact. Those issues won't ever happen if the SS can spend a few minutes on site checking the jobs just completed.

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EmeryBB
Jul 28, 2011 4:52 pm
B STAR
B STAR
28 July 2011

Ducted heating/air conditioning questions

Ducted heating/air conditioning questions

Stars measure efficiency. in terms of the amount of energy used to produce a certain amount of energy. 0.2 is minimal difference, and the difference between a good…

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B STAR
Jul 28, 2011 1:40 pm
Brad75
Brad75
25 July 2011

Bonaire Problem! Urgent Help Required

Bonaire Problem! Urgent Help Required

Who's w w ? Anyway that price he gave you is a bargin and would be a very good choice don't forget to make sure you get a plumbing compliance certficate at completion of…

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Brad75
Jul 25, 2011 4:49 pm
pattycake4
pattycake4
24 July 2011

Is an inbuilt Gas Fire worth the big $$$$$$

Is an inbuilt Gas Fire worth the big $$$$$$

Love the fire place,the one i am have is the smaller one

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pattycake4
Jul 24, 2011 10:40 pm
kyton
kyton
23 July 2011

Bought Illusion GFX-s heater but readmany neg comments

Bought Illusion GFX-s heater but readmany neg comments

What exactly do you want help with? Ie how to cancel the purchase / whether anyone has the same heater / if anyone knows the correct rating etc - you need to be more specific.

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kyton
Jul 23, 2011 7:37 pm
kyton
aza0
aza0
23 July 2011

Solar reverse cycle - OPTIMAL ENERGY SOLUTIONS??

Solar reverse cycle - OPTIMAL ENERGY SOLUTIONS??

Hi all, Has anyone heard of these guys, know anything about there products or even better have one installed? It looks like a it would be a good product if it works as…

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aza0
Jul 23, 2011 6:49 pm
pattycake4
pattycake4
22 July 2011

Gas Log Fire or Ducted Heating?

Gas Log Fire or Ducted Heating?

Hi Donuts,do you have zoned heating Hi Rod12,I am having both my house is a bit bigger,I will have zoned then I can turn down/off rooms

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pattycake4
Jul 22, 2011 7:17 pm


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