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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 1:40 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 1:28 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 1:22 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 27, 2011 12:57 am
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 27, 2011 12:03 am
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 11:31 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they warranted their opinions on the Brivis product? 5.8 star industry leading high efficiency systems is far from 'outdated'.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 10:44 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 2:08 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 9:38 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 7:49 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 1:45 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 6:55 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 4:03 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 11:01 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 8:28 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 5:14 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 3:08 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 6:24 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 11:14 am
avion
lastone
lastone
18 April 2011

zoned heating

zoned heating

Our house will be about 30 squares. We are building with a volume builder The commonly used areas will be 3 bedrooms (the 4th will be used as an internal shed - so it has…

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lastone
Apr 18, 2011 9:02 pm
Skayne
Skayne
18 April 2011

Rheem Air Conditioning - Anyone Use Them?

Rheem Air Conditioning - Anyone Use Them?

.....What about ESP+ vs Ultima? The difference is the Ultima has a temp sensor in each…

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Skayne
Apr 18, 2011 4:33 pm
theyetti
theyetti
16 April 2011

Position of vents

Position of vents

We've got ducted reverse cycle and vents are placed to maximise the air circulation in the room. As others have already mentioned if the vents are to close to the door…

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theyetti
Apr 16, 2011 12:23 pm
bashworth
bashworth
14 April 2011

why foil insulation could barrier heat or thermal radiant?

why foil insulation could barrier heat or thermal radiant?

Hi Welcome to the forum. The following link gives an explanation of reflective . http://www.anewhouse.com.au/?p=838 Regards Brian

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bashworth
Apr 14, 2011 7:02 pm
bashworth
bashworth
bashworth
13 April 2011

Air conditioning and heating - What type?

Air conditioning and heating - What type?

its Ok if you like evaporative cooling I don't like it. You can find threads here on the plusses and the minus. With my house I went for the ducted heating only but…

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bashworth
Apr 13, 2011 6:20 pm
bashworth
Nicoletta
Nicoletta
12 April 2011

Insulation installers in Melbourne?

Insulation installers in Melbourne?

Yep, it seems every reputable insulation installer has been mentioned in this thread :lol: Surely there has to be one or two out there that won't cause my house to burn down!!

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Nicoletta
Apr 12, 2011 10:47 pm
Pepsi_Drinker
Pepsi_Drinker
11 April 2011

Reverse cycle air-con unit on the roof?

Reverse cycle air-con unit on the roof?

There are units that go IN the roof if you're having a regular pitched roof. They just use a "chimney" to exhaust the heat (cold) from the coil. P_D

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Pepsi_Drinker
Apr 12, 2011 12:25 am
Pepsi_Drinker
Sir Snagger
Sir Snagger
9 April 2011

Haier AD602AHEAA air conditioner Reviews

Haier AD602AHEAA air conditioner Reviews

Hi All. I'm getting the Haier AD602AHEAA Reverse Cycle Ducted Air Conditioner installed into my house (when it's built) and was just looking for any reviews from ppl who…

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Sir Snagger
Apr 09, 2011 3:04 pm
Sir Snagger
Banj
Banj
7 April 2011

Internet Control for Brivis ducted system

Internet Control for Brivis ducted system

wait, apparently clipsal are doing electrical, except the data, whichs is some sort of basic Hills system

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Banj
Apr 07, 2011 10:59 pm
danny girl
danny girl
5 April 2011

Getting a new gas meter

Getting a new gas meter

I'm guessing others haven't been through this experience! It's all worked out now. Don't bother ringing the new connections, accounts, anything like that. Get in contact…

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danny girl
Apr 05, 2011 9:09 pm
broaddd
broaddd
4 April 2011

Wet back: can you fit to fireplace inserts?

Wet back: can you fit to fireplace inserts?

I've ordered a Clean Air medium fireplace insert to place in my brick fireplace; but having some hankering for a wet back as my electric cylinder is about to die and it seems…

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broaddd
Apr 04, 2011 5:03 pm
broaddd
broaddd
4 April 2011

Insulation installation: am I being too picky?

Insulation installation: am I being too picky?

Hi folks, I installed R2.5 or R3.0 (can't remember which) in my South Hobart weatherboard home's roof 10 years ago over the top of really old, thin insulation between the…

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broaddd
Apr 04, 2011 4:35 pm
purple5ive
purple5ive
4 April 2011

Wall Heater packed up wall heater or Central/Ducted Heating

Wall Heater packed up wall heater or Central/Ducted Heating

Guys i have been caught out in between a rock and a hard place had a guy come in to service my Vulcan Wall heater and he said the carbon monoxide reading is through the…

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purple5ive
Apr 04, 2011 10:07 am
jbyway
jbyway
1 April 2011

Benson Air Conditioners

Benson Air Conditioners

Thanks for the heads up. I guess I've heard bad things for a lot of companies both big and small, now it's just getting harder :(

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jbyway
Apr 01, 2011 11:25 pm
rbrtmorgan
rbrtmorgan
1 April 2011

Brivis versus Braemar

Brivis versus Braemar

Thanks MagicMuppetMan, yes changing the duct over seems the easiest solution, I'll need to dig a bit of a ditch under the house for the cross-over as clearance is an…

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rbrtmorgan
Apr 01, 2011 5:12 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
30 March 2011

insulation question

insulation question

You're welcome!! :D

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ECOECO
Mar 30, 2011 9:59 pm
ECOECO
A.Ryder
A.Ryder
29 March 2011

which system is better value ?

which system is better value ?

Just something I found in my travels. I know brivis arent rated anywhere near the actron but they too use Copeland scroll compressors( the old…

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A.Ryder
Mar 29, 2011 3:48 pm
neil100
neil100
28 March 2011

Changing from cooling only to reverse cycle

Changing from cooling only to reverse cycle

Reverse cycle duct sizing is irrelevant as it is one system designed to both heat and cool. That is the case with gas heating and add-on…

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neil100
Mar 28, 2011 9:08 am
koala123
koala123
26 March 2011

Is Braemar TH425 oversized for 17-18 sq house?

Is Braemar TH425 oversized for 17-18 sq house?

Thanks! MagicMuppetMan. I found the old Stadt booklet, it was 19kw unit. although the airflow is labeled 580-635l/s@75pa, because of the poorly designed zoning and add on…

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koala123
Mar 26, 2011 10:29 pm
MagicMuppetMan
MagicMuppetMan
25 March 2011

Hydronic Heating - what cooling?

Hydronic Heating - what cooling?

Ahh thanks! - I thought it was just a comment. Have heard of and researched solar cooling - becoming "kind of" kniwn in Oz but I am yet to be convinced for proper…

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MagicMuppetMan
Mar 25, 2011 11:53 pm
MagicMuppetMan
MagicMuppetMan
25 March 2011

Mitsubishi SRK71ZEA–S1 vs Fujitsu ASTB24LDC

Mitsubishi SRK71ZEA–S1 vs Fujitsu ASTB24LDC

Curious as to what you decided on Dave - marketing or quality?

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MagicMuppetMan
Mar 25, 2011 11:42 pm
MagicMuppetMan
MagicMuppetMan
25 March 2011

Heating and Cooling

Heating and Cooling

Point to note: Whilst refrigerated heating is 3 times more efficient (amount of energy in vs out) it is still more expensive! Compare the amount of gas used vs electricity…

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MagicMuppetMan
Mar 25, 2011 11:13 pm
MagicMuppetMan
MagicMuppetMan
25 March 2011

Condensation on Split System Pipes

Condensation on Split System Pipes

Agree with dymonite - the pipes should be insulated regardless (if it is a very old installation it probably isn't) Am curious as to whether this 'split' system is wall…

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MagicMuppetMan
Mar 25, 2011 10:59 pm
MagicMuppetMan
MagicMuppetMan
25 March 2011

Brivis buffalo not working

Brivis buffalo not working

Service call I would say. Sounds like the ignition is not working - play it safe around gas and ignition.

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MagicMuppetMan
Mar 25, 2011 10:56 pm
MagicMuppetMan
MagicMuppetMan
25 March 2011

Brivis gas control unit

Brivis gas control unit

Silly question but have you called Brivis? If they no longer supply they should be able to recommend a third party controller

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MagicMuppetMan
Mar 25, 2011 10:35 pm
bashworth
bashworth
24 March 2011

Yet another insulation question...

Yet another insulation question...

I suspect that R3.5 batts together with the other elements of the structure. ie Roof & ceilings, or walls will give you a total R value around 4.1

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bashworth
Mar 24, 2011 5:57 pm
bashworth
prettygully
prettygully
24 March 2011

How to: insulate walls - steel frames + colorbond cladding ?

How to: insulate walls - steel frames + colorbond cladding ?

we are planning the new house ... preferred option so far is steel frames with colorbond cladding. however, we would also have walls insulated to about R3 to 3.5 &…

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prettygully
Mar 24, 2011 4:05 pm
koala123
koala123
23 March 2011

stadt ducted gas heating

stadt ducted gas heating

This company is no longer running. I had same ducted heating plus add on cooling. I am looking to replace with Braemar ducted heating. But still searching!

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koala123
Mar 23, 2011 10:05 pm
Pepsi_Drinker
Pepsi_Drinker
22 March 2011

Insulation ideas for new home?

Insulation ideas for new home?

I found the reflective film has been great and problem free for keeping the heat out in summer. For keeping the heat in during winter Just shut…

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Pepsi_Drinker
Mar 22, 2011 1:37 am
Pepsi_Drinker


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