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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 12:33 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 6:05 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 1:54 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 10:11 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 11:51 am
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 8:53 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 3:20 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 9:01 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 8:45 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 11:16 am
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 11:01 am
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 9:04 am
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Brad75
Aug 12, 2011 8:58 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 9:41 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 4:46 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 9:23 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 5:18 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 10:45 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 10:35 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 3:05 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 11:57 am
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 10:42 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 3:52 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 12:40 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 3:49 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 9:40 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 6:37 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 5:49 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 6:17 pm
AJW
AJW
22 July 2011

Does blown in insulation deterioate over time?

Does blown in insulation deterioate over time?

It sits down over time and sometimes there is a problem with electric wiring. Especiallz if you have these downlights. I really prefer the…

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AJW
Jul 22, 2011 6:09 pm
pattycake4
pattycake4
22 July 2011

heating

heating
1, 2

Thanks Brad,had a look at Brivis HX201 four zone.

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pattycake4
Jul 22, 2011 8:40 am
Brad75
Brad75
20 July 2011

Add on Air Conditioning to existing Ducts

Add on Air Conditioning to existing Ducts

The system is designed for a 13 degree drop in temparture so on a 38 degree day it should get your house down to 25 which is very comfortable anyway most people run…

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Brad75
Jul 20, 2011 10:02 pm
Bernard
Bernard
19 July 2011

Bulk insulation as well as insulation board: overkill?

Bulk insulation as well as insulation board: overkill?

Er, do it as in stick with foil paper? or go the whole hog and use insulation board as well as rockwool? b

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Bernard
Jul 19, 2011 10:03 pm
mtchairs
mtchairs
19 July 2011

Insulation installer recommendation in Sydney

Insulation installer recommendation in Sydney

Hi, I'm looking for a recommendation for someone to install insulation in my single story weatherboard/fibro house located in Sydney (north). There is currently little/if…

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mtchairs
Jul 19, 2011 1:51 pm
Hobartian
Hobartian
18 July 2011

HELP! - Height of floor heating exceed height of door frames

HELP! - Height of floor heating exceed height of door frames

How about dropping the floating floor and opting for polished concrete? Great for hydronic heating and you save 24mm!

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Hobartian
Jul 18, 2011 10:35 pm
Hobartian
take2
take2
15 July 2011

Have ducted air con, worth getting bedroom fans too?

Have ducted air con, worth getting bedroom fans too?

We have air and fans too. There isn't a night in summer that we don't have the fans on. I can't sleep in air cond, but the fan breeze is…

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take2
Jul 15, 2011 9:52 pm
take2
alt0160
alt0160
15 July 2011

Evaporative cooling,cheaper option,builder or after handover

Evaporative cooling,cheaper option,builder or after handover

Take a copy of your prelim plans to any evap airconditioner mob and get a quote and see. If you are able to get the make and mode number of what the builder is offering so…

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alt0160
Jul 15, 2011 2:45 pm
bholmberg
bholmberg
11 July 2011

hydronic heating using quantum heat pump

hydronic heating using quantum heat pump

i've got myself two commercial quantum heat pump hot water systems holding 340L of hot water each, and 7 hydronic heater panels... i've read a bit around the internet…

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bholmberg
Jul 11, 2011 11:17 pm
Japonica26
Japonica26
9 July 2011

Recommendations, company in Rocko/Mandurah area

Recommendations, company in Rocko/Mandurah area

Can anyone recommend a good, reputable a/c company in the Rockingham/Mandurah (WA) area? We're looking at installing about three splits and hubby has it in his head to…

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Japonica26
Jul 09, 2011 2:27 pm
Phillshz
Phillshz
8 July 2011

Adding insulation after hand-over

Adding insulation after hand-over

What about doing it yourself? Organise a few mates(preferably handy with their hands) Have them on notice to come after work hours or weekend depending on timing. Now…

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Phillshz
Jul 08, 2011 3:08 pm
theyetti
theyetti
6 July 2011

Are return air grilles noisy?

Are return air grilles noisy?

Our return air is located in the hallway outside our bedroom and we sleep with the door open. The outlet inside the room generates more noise than the return air and both…

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theyetti
Jul 06, 2011 11:40 pm
chriswarr
chriswarr
6 July 2011

options for glass insulation

options for glass insulation

We just fully renovated our house. We put in timber double-glazed windows, new wall and roof insulation and the difference is remarkable. Previously over-night our house…

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chriswarr
Jul 06, 2011 10:39 am
deconst
deconst
4 July 2011

Electric heating cable self-installation?

Electric heating cable self-installation?

Hi, There was an oversight in the contract in regards to in-slab heating. About 25sqm needs to be installed next Monday, before the concrete goes down. I spent the…

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deconst
Jul 04, 2011 2:06 pm
deconst
Nika25
Nika25
30 June 2011

heatload / cooling calculations

heatload / cooling calculations

Seems a bit overpowered to me :) For…

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Nika25
Jun 30, 2011 10:22 pm
Nika25
Unicorn Air
Unicorn Air
29 June 2011

R/C Airconditioner Install

R/C Airconditioner Install

Actron air 19-21kW reverse cycle aircond return grille recommended- 1100mm x 550mm- min return air grille size ( free area) 0.48m2 or max return air grille size ( free…

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Unicorn Air
Jun 29, 2011 10:55 am
Unicorn Air
kingcy99
kingcy99
27 June 2011

noisy vents

noisy vents

Hi Rosewood, Did you have any luck getting to the bottom the noise coming from your ducts? We've got a very similar problem - a ticking noise coming from the vents. When…

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kingcy99
Jun 27, 2011 11:17 pm
ElephantGuy
ElephantGuy
27 June 2011

Open Fireplace

Open Fireplace

I'm after some advice on how to get a traditional open fireplace going again. I have had a chimney sweep inspect the chimney etc and quote me for…

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ElephantGuy
Jun 27, 2011 2:44 am
MrsGreen
MrsGreen
26 June 2011

Ducted air conditioning in Flat roofs ?

Ducted air conditioning in Flat roofs ?

Our plans weren't flat roof but I know from having to add ducting throught he floors on the design our ducts were 350mm and 450mm in diameter. That's just the ducting…

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MrsGreen
Jun 26, 2011 10:12 pm
MrsGreen


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