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James65
James65
24 June 2011

How to size ac's for 6 star homes?

How to size ac's for 6 star homes?

The house is having R4.1 in the ceiling and R3.0 in the walls...not sure if its getting foil though...the builder is higher end so expect it will have foil. Decided to…

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James65
Jun 24, 2011 9:19 pm
SherWin
SherWin
22 June 2011

Ducted Heating

Ducted Heating

Hi cweedon Glad to hear you are in your new home without any major problems! Regarding your ceiling heating ducts, ours might give the occasional creak/click from the…

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SherWin
Jun 22, 2011 4:58 pm
KnockItDown
KnockItDown
22 June 2011

Installers in NW Sydney

Installers in NW Sydney

I used Coral Air for my post handover install of an Actron ducted system. They were great. Turned up on time, delivered exactly what they quoted on and were in and out in…

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KnockItDown
Jun 22, 2011 4:17 pm
KnockItDown
cyclone
cyclone
16 June 2011

Under tile heating.

Under tile heating.

Keeping your feet warm, keeps your whole body warm. Under tile heating can be moved to off peak heating (depending where you live, where heat is most likely required when…

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cyclone
Jun 16, 2011 6:45 am
cyclone
bashworth
bashworth
15 June 2011

Underfloor insulation: best batts?

Underfloor insulation: best batts?

Although foilboard is more expensive it is self supporting so may be cheaper and easier to fix. My joists are about 120mm deep - would it work…

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bashworth
Jun 15, 2011 4:59 pm
bashworth
dymonite69
dymonite69
14 June 2011

1st rate energy reports

1st rate energy reports

The absolute values are probably not all that helpful. It is more a way of comparing the relative efficiency of the house construction. Occupancy behaviours can cause…

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dymonite69
Jun 14, 2011 11:58 pm
dymonite69
neesh790
neesh790
14 June 2011

Bonaire Split System BH52 Inverter??

Bonaire Split System BH52 Inverter??

Hi All, We are building our townhouse and the standard split system is a Bonaire. I have never heard of the brand. Has anyone has any experience with the Bonaire wall…

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neesh790
Jun 14, 2011 10:46 pm
bashworth
bashworth
14 June 2011

North or North west windows for solar design(Melbourne)

North or North west windows for solar design(Melbourne)

A rumpus room with large west and north facing windows will definitely overheat in summer. Some shade such as eaves about 40% of the widows depth will solve the problem…

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bashworth
Jun 14, 2011 9:18 pm
bashworth
Rups
Rups
13 June 2011

Alfresco heating options

Alfresco heating options

Have you considered an ethanol heater? Our alfresco has 3 walls so we will most likely get a Cocoon fireplace. A plus is they don't need to exhaust. They are about 3-4k…

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Rups
Jun 13, 2011 3:33 pm
Rups
theoneandonly?
theoneandonly?
13 June 2011

Ducted heat transfer

Ducted heat transfer

we are thinking of doing something along the same lines we arent getting any heating or cooling in with our build as they offer evap cooling we will have one combustion…

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theoneandonly?
Jun 13, 2011 10:19 am
dymonite69
dymonite69
12 June 2011

Explanation of heating sizing sought

Explanation of heating sizing sought

Both Over or under sizing a RCAC is bad. Under size means it is running full bore all the time and over size means it is constantly switching on and off. Both put a…

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dymonite69
Jun 12, 2011 7:25 pm
dymonite69
dymonite69
dymonite69
12 June 2011

Economical heaters?

Economical heaters?

Most of what has been said is correct but consider 1) the best way of saving heating costs is to ensure that the house is well insulated and has not air leaks especially…

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dymonite69
Jun 12, 2011 7:20 pm
dymonite69
dymonite69
dymonite69
12 June 2011

Help- what does fully sarked mean?

Help- what does fully sarked mean?

As a general rule if you are in bushfire prone area consider the sarking as secondary protection. It is better to ensure there are no gaps in the roof structure for the…

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dymonite69
Jun 12, 2011 7:09 pm
dymonite69
Scout
Scout
11 June 2011

Removing a wood heater from a brick wall

Removing a wood heater from a brick wall

I'll take some and put them on when I work out how. :)

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Scout
Jun 11, 2011 10:00 pm
Scout
seals
seals
11 June 2011

Bonaire Heater Help

Bonaire Heater Help

Hey All, I have Bonaire Heater and I am wanting to turn all my zones on as only slected zones (A) are on... So, as per manual I have put all zones on (ABCD) however still…

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seals
Jun 11, 2011 6:15 pm
AJW
AJW
9 June 2011

Ceiling insulation and downlights/LEDs

Ceiling insulation and downlights/LEDs

Brought some LED downlights earlier this week and asked the wholesaler about heat sheilds. Apparently they are still 100% very much a requirement as LED lights can and do…

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AJW
Jun 09, 2011 6:21 pm
riddick
riddick
8 June 2011

Open fireplace or Coonara?

Open fireplace or Coonara?

I think your key word was "ambiance".. And for this you really can't go past an old fashioned open fireplace. If it were for heating purposes then hands down Coonara :-)

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riddick
Jun 08, 2011 9:58 pm
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
8 June 2011

Regency Berwick Builtin Wood heater, flue design

Regency Berwick Builtin Wood heater, flue design

So long as you don't go to sharp on the bend it should be OK. I'd try to keep the bend to less than 60° to allow a continuous flow up ward

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chrisandkate
Jun 08, 2011 10:30 am
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wertmezer
Jun 04, 2011 5:22 pm
jymmit
jymmit
2 June 2011

Recommendation for ducted heating in Hobart Tasmania - gas o

Recommendation for ducted heating in Hobart Tasmania - gas o

Pellet Fires were the ones we went with. With them, you need to organise the gas fitter and duct installation yourself, plus take note of where the ducts will go when…

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jymmit
Jun 02, 2011 5:57 am
JazzyJess
JazzyJess
1 June 2011

Energy conservation: windows

Energy conservation: windows

Ta, bookmarked this to read later.

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JazzyJess
Jun 01, 2011 11:38 pm
donnam
donnam
29 May 2011

Braemar Spectrolink Heating

Braemar Spectrolink Heating

I can't really help but mine has become very noisy. We've only been using it for a couple of months. The outside unit rattles and if I go outside and hit it it seems to…

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donnam
May 29, 2011 9:16 pm
Brad75
Brad75
29 May 2011

Braemar Heating Problem

Braemar Heating Problem

Gas supply turned off Ignition led damaged or disconnected Incorret gas supply pressure Incorrect burner pressure Incorrect spark gap OT3 open (located on burner…

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Brad75
May 29, 2011 12:10 am
Prometheus_au
Prometheus_au
27 May 2011

Ducted Heating/Refridgerated Air Con and Fan

Ducted Heating/Refridgerated Air Con and Fan

Magic, the return Air Vent is on the wall at ground level, the thermostat is about four meters away from that. The Bonaire has no fan-only otion either for the A/C nor…

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Prometheus_au
May 27, 2011 3:14 pm
MagicMuppetMan
MagicMuppetMan
27 May 2011

DIY Ducted Reverse Cycle Air Conditioning

DIY Ducted Reverse Cycle Air Conditioning

Ahhh- deeps ('hit' added?) - jokes The gyprock is the easy part. Anyway - I used Actrol Parts to supply all my gear and components for a holiday house - they recommended…

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MagicMuppetMan
May 27, 2011 1:30 am
MagicMuppetMan
MagicMuppetMan
27 May 2011

Pot Belly Stoves

Pot Belly Stoves

So long it is flued outside, you should be fine. "Not an expert" just my opinon

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MagicMuppetMan
May 27, 2011 12:49 am
MagicMuppetMan
MagicMuppetMan
27 May 2011

Interest...? - Hot water and A/C combined in one?

Interest...? - Hot water and A/C combined in one?

Interest...? - there are a few out there and I have been dealing with them commercially but sizes / costs are becoming effective/respective residentially. Not for me but…

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MagicMuppetMan
May 27, 2011 12:40 am
MagicMuppetMan
MagicMuppetMan
27 May 2011

Bit of a challenging problem...

Bit of a challenging problem...

How about a bulkhead / dropped ceiling...? Simply running running along the corridor allowing ducts to transfer air Cannot see your ceiling heights but…

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MagicMuppetMan
May 27, 2011 12:28 am
MagicMuppetMan
MagicMuppetMan
27 May 2011

Vulcan ducted - ISSUE HELP PLZ

Vulcan ducted - ISSUE HELP PLZ

Duct popped loose- air escaping elsewhere? If the unit is operating properly the distribution may not be?

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MagicMuppetMan
May 27, 2011 12:22 am
MagicMuppetMan
MagicMuppetMan
26 May 2011

3-phase air con on single phase power

3-phase air con on single phase power

acrebuild1 You are fine with single phase on three but see if you can get a 3 phase unit of the same capacity you will be better off - capacity required? As was previously…

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MagicMuppetMan
May 26, 2011 11:57 pm
MagicMuppetMan
MagicMuppetMan
26 May 2011

Electric Oil heater and laminate floors

Electric Oil heater and laminate floors

In my opinion oil heaters generally have a low ambient heat - slow to heat the room and you can still touch it. If you can actually touch it without getting burnt you are…

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MagicMuppetMan
May 26, 2011 11:03 pm
MagicMuppetMan
MagicMuppetMan
26 May 2011

gas ducted heating / reverse cycle aircon

gas ducted heating / reverse cycle aircon

The ever evolving question - which way to go.... Many, many options guys. Pick your priority (heat / cool or both) choose how much of your house you want to run at once…

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MagicMuppetMan
May 26, 2011 10:31 pm
Brad75
Brad75
26 May 2011

Cost of ducted heating changeover

Cost of ducted heating changeover

Have they warranted their opinions on the Brivis product? 5.8 star industry leading high efficiency systems is far from 'outdated'. Pricing…

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Brad75
May 26, 2011 9:44 pm
dpf
dpf
21 May 2011

Polystyrene insulation

Polystyrene insulation

Hey Sarah, I just spent the better part of last week under the house fitting the expol polystyrene sheets to the underside of our floor. We couldn't be happier with the…

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dpf
May 21, 2011 1:08 pm
B STAR
B STAR
13 May 2011

Question about zoning

Question about zoning

By first floor you mean ground floor?? Double storeys are always harder to heat and cool. However You should look at getting 2 Networker controllers. Like this in heating…

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B STAR
May 13, 2011 8:38 am
xBeanie
xBeanie
10 May 2011

Split system - effective through into other rooms

Split system - effective through into other rooms

From my experience in a few different homes, if you install in open areas then rooms opening directly into the open areas can be cooled effectively. I had a 5 bedroom…

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xBeanie
May 10, 2011 6:49 pm
c_bear
c_bear
10 May 2011

Installer manual for Brivis He30i ducted heating system

Installer manual for Brivis He30i ducted heating system

I kept persisting on google and found this renovators forum which had a scanned copy already online- http://www.renovateforum.com/f221/brivi ... ual-96524/ I hope this…

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c_bear
May 10, 2011 12:45 pm
Tribasus
Tribasus
9 May 2011

Advise on Sarking Retro-fit

Advise on Sarking Retro-fit

Hi A Ryder Thanks for sharing. Sad in this day and age that they scrimp on such an energy saving feature :roll: Cheers,

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Tribasus
May 09, 2011 5:55 pm
PAYNE
PAYNE
9 May 2011

Ducted Heating installers Melbourne VIC recomendations

Ducted Heating installers Melbourne VIC recomendations

Hi Guys, I've had enough of my current volcun heater which just doesn't cut it any longer and also costing me a fortune. Its currently going on 8 years old with an…

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PAYNE
May 09, 2011 3:03 pm
sceen7
sceen7
6 May 2011

Hydronic heating melbourne

Hydronic heating melbourne

Im looking around now to see if there are any condenser type boilers on the market. I have just bought a Rinnai enviro model hot water heater…

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sceen7
May 06, 2011 10:01 pm
kyton
kyton
30 April 2011

Ventillation / heating from roof space

Ventillation / heating from roof space

There is an icon with an ! - any time you think there is spam go ahead and press that icon.

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kyton
Apr 30, 2011 7:28 pm
kyton
jymmit
jymmit
28 April 2011

Brivis Or Braemar?

Brivis Or Braemar?

The guy is telling you crap you should be going 3 zones with 3 spectrolinks so then you don't need a common zone Most efficent why togo is by…

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jymmit
Apr 28, 2011 4:14 pm
ssvetec
ssvetec
23 April 2011

Honeywell Thermostats

Honeywell Thermostats

Hey, Our new house has a bog standard on/off/temp thermostat for ducted heating, and the same for the evap cooling (both Bonaire systems). Has anyone had any experience…

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ssvetec
Apr 23, 2011 2:08 pm
sceen7
sceen7
22 April 2011

E-Bay Insulation

E-Bay Insulation

Ugh What have i done!!!! I decided to clean out the roof space today. 100 years of dust, old glasswood batts and 4 hours later and i got the eqivalent of one room done.…

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sceen7
Apr 22, 2011 5:24 pm
avion
avion
19 April 2011

Would you buy a house without a gas point?

Would you buy a house without a gas point?

Thanks for the responses. In the end we have elected not to install the gas point in the living area during the build, but instead to do it after handover. We will have a…

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avion
Apr 19, 2011 10:14 am
avion


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