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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
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


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