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MagicMuppetMan
MagicMuppetMan
7 January 2011

Which R value insulation for Sydney?

Which R value insulation for Sydney?

Bear in mind how they measured the floor area. If they have measured around the external part of your house they will need less batts thn actually required. Years and…

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MagicMuppetMan
Jan 07, 2011 8:07 pm
MagicMuppetMan
MagicMuppetMan
7 January 2011

Help with roof and ceiling insulation please.

Help with roof and ceiling insulation please.

Anticon as Lungy has suggested is ideal for metal roofs. Anti Condensation meaning the 'sweat' from condensation under the sheeting does not enter the roof cavity. That…

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MagicMuppetMan
Jan 07, 2011 9:12 pm
just Erin
just Erin
9 January 2011

Evaporative Cooling

Evaporative Cooling

Use the "search" function... you'll find these threads... and many many many more ;) viewtopic.php?f=20&t=41088&hilit=evaporative+cooling

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just Erin
Jan 09, 2011 9:55 pm
BenPrin
BenPrin
10 January 2011

GDH with add on cooling or reverse cycle system.

GDH with add on cooling or reverse cycle system.

Hi! I'll jump in here and ask when price IS an issue - it sounds like Reverse Cycle Split system/inverter systems might be the best bet? *I* am concerned more with AC…

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BenPrin
Jan 10, 2011 12:31 pm
BenPrin
Manuel
Manuel
10 January 2011

Insulation of cavity-filled brick building systems

Insulation of cavity-filled brick building systems

Hi Kylie, One of the thinnest insulation products that can deliver good performance is coming from Kingspan. I have no affiliation with them whatsoever but I have a good…

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Manuel
Jan 10, 2011 1:06 pm
Casa2
Casa2
11 January 2011

Heat reduction treatments for windows

Heat reduction treatments for windows

cleo, As dymonite has mentioned, you need to stop direct sunlight hitting your windows in the first place. You see a lot of units these days with sliding shutters, if you…

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Casa2
Jan 11, 2011 7:59 am
rusted_shut
rusted_shut
14 January 2011

Sub Floor Insulation in Brisbane - do I have to??

Sub Floor Insulation in Brisbane - do I have to??

You need to use an external hosting site such as photobucket for photos :) Who told you the floor needs to be insulated? Your energy report must…

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rusted_shut
Jan 14, 2011 6:45 am
1sthome
1sthome
14 January 2011

Approx cost of getting gas connected and installed?

Approx cost of getting gas connected and installed?

Got my gas connected this week. Took 2 blokes 7 hours. They had to locate the gas main on the other side of the street, dig down to it, bore under the road to my side then…

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1sthome
Jan 14, 2011 1:19 pm
stratastruggler
stratastruggler
15 January 2011

Ventilation between rooms

Ventilation between rooms

RE air in air out from dymonite69 I don't use a dryer anymore! Have gone back to the old clothes horse (am blessed with north facing rooms that help drying) So moisture…

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stratastruggler
Jan 15, 2011 2:13 pm
BuildlingPerth
BuildlingPerth
17 January 2011

Colorbond Roof E-vent

Colorbond Roof E-vent

We were going to get one installed as part of the build spec for a house but we chose not to go with that builder. We are building a metal roof house now and are…

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BuildlingPerth
Jan 17, 2011 10:16 am
BuildlingPerth
blueblueblue
blueblueblue
18 January 2011

Would you expose the wall or cover up with a fake door?

Would you expose the wall or cover up with a fake door?

It would frustrate me to no end having to slide a BIR door half a meter past a concealed void before accessing my robe. If the void is in the…

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blueblueblue
Jan 18, 2011 9:19 am
MagicMuppetMan
MagicMuppetMan
20 January 2011

Heating options for split level, help please

Heating options for split level, help please

You will naturally lose some heat up the stairs but nothing that wouldn't or shouldn't be factored in the sizing of the system. Heating systems are generally…

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MagicMuppetMan
Jan 20, 2011 7:48 pm
jassy
jassy
21 January 2011

Noisy Air Con

Noisy Air Con

That makes sense. The brand is Derby and it's a 15 kW system, model DO17. Sorry I haven't been back before - I didn't get an email to say I had some replies.

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jassy
Jan 21, 2011 8:10 pm
MagicMuppetMan
MagicMuppetMan
22 January 2011

How to use Evaporative Cooling in an effective Way

How to use Evaporative Cooling in an effective Way

It is very, very rare to zone an evaporative system as generally most damper motors to not have the torque to hold the volume and pressure of air from an evaporative…

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MagicMuppetMan
Jan 22, 2011 9:19 am
deb17
deb17
22 January 2011

Does evaporative aircon improve house value?

Does evaporative aircon improve house value?

I think you should definately put the Evap in. I have always had evaporative cooling, we had it in the last house we sold and it is a big selling point and I believe it…

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deb17
Jan 22, 2011 9:07 pm
dave-
dave-
23 January 2011

Universal Tile Ventilators

Universal Tile Ventilators

I read it on this forum somewhere that leaving a window upstairs cracked open a bit might help. So in a bedroom furtherst from the stairs, I've found on the 35deg days…

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dave-
Jan 23, 2011 8:34 am
Maton
Maton
28 January 2011

Brivis problem

Brivis problem

Hi guys, New to the forum but wanting to know if there are any techs which lurk around? :) Love for someone to answer me a couple of brivis technical queries if possible Cheers

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Maton
Jan 28, 2011 7:33 pm
E1109
E1109
28 January 2011

what could be wrong with my evap unit?

what could be wrong with my evap unit?

Welcome aboard. I had a new Bonaire evap unit…

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E1109
Jan 28, 2011 8:07 pm
E1109
Pulpo
Pulpo
29 January 2011

Hydronic heating

Hydronic heating
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Another good website is is http://www.solarsatisfaction.com.au Also the guy is happy to talk about the subject. I have installed the pipes…

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Pulpo
Jan 29, 2011 10:51 am
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GTI
Jan 29, 2011 10:51 pm
Lungy
Lungy
30 January 2011

Foil, anticon questions

Foil, anticon questions

..could we still put in the anticon...it goes against the roof, does it?...but how is it attached? It doesn't just float there hey? :wink:

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Lungy
Jan 30, 2011 3:03 pm
Turri
Turri
1 February 2011

Bonaire vs Breezeair (Evap)

Bonaire vs Breezeair (Evap)

Just had Braemar Evaporative Air Conditioning installed in our home and its very quiet. The two brands I went for was Braemar and Breezeair. Breezeair alot quieter -…

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Turri
Feb 01, 2011 3:12 pm
Albert_Thurgood
Albert_Thurgood
2 February 2011

Perth Air Con Installers

Perth Air Con Installers

Thanks for the replies! Chippy, could you PM me the companies that provide your quotes please? They are coming in 50% less than the one we got (recommended by builder)…

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Albert_Thurgood
Feb 02, 2011 9:05 pm
Albert_Thurgood
B STAR
B STAR
3 February 2011

Brivis Evap Controller question

Brivis Evap Controller question

the unit sound to big for the house unless it is 24 squares internal. I would have also thought the ME (medium Effeciency heater) comes with the networker standard.

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B STAR
Feb 03, 2011 4:44 pm
ledgend80
ledgend80
3 February 2011

ADVICE WITH INSTALLING CEILING INSULATION PLEASE.

ADVICE WITH INSTALLING CEILING INSULATION PLEASE.

I have been a part of the insulation industry for over 8 years and in my experience you really want to avoid blow-in insulation, especially…

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ledgend80
Feb 03, 2011 9:04 pm
sveta
sveta
4 February 2011

DAIKIN or LG

DAIKIN or LG
1, 2

Hi Albert, We went with Ford and Doonan, Kardinya. Cost us 17250 but well worth it. We set the temperature at 26 ,and even then its really cold. As we have 2+2 controls;…

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sveta
Feb 04, 2011 9:30 pm
MagicMuppetMan
MagicMuppetMan
5 February 2011

Evaporative air conditioning is this normal ???

Evaporative air conditioning is this normal ???

King willy, It sounds like the dump valve as you have mentioned. You will more than likely find the solenoid has gone and the valve is stuck open. If you are able to get…

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MagicMuppetMan
Feb 05, 2011 5:51 pm
foc1
foc1
9 February 2011

Cooling Options

Cooling Options

LG have a cool looking unit that uses artwork that you can put on it as it looks like a picture as it is square. I dont know how good it is though. I think its called 'Art Cool'

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foc1
Feb 09, 2011 8:47 am
Kingspan Insulation
Kingspan Insulation
9 February 2011

wall insulation - Gold batts vs glare shield etc

wall insulation - Gold batts vs glare shield etc

The performance of Kingspan AIR-CELL Glareshield will vary depending on the type of wall you're building. In a brick veneer wall for example, Glareshield will achieve…

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Kingspan Insulation
Feb 09, 2011 11:41 am
AJW
AJW
9 February 2011

Cooling outlet and light

Cooling outlet and light

The question is how far did you specify? If you didn't specify a thing then talk nicely to the builder and see what they can do. If you did specify a distance speak not so…

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AJW
Feb 09, 2011 12:52 pm

Hi All Own your own home and need heating or cooling? Receive $50 for attending a short focus group 5:30pm Feb 17th in Adelaide. We require people willing to attend a…

Guest
Jan 01, 1970 10:00 am
MagicMuppetMan
MagicMuppetMan
13 February 2011

Brivis V Breezair

Brivis V Breezair

Personal choice - I like centrifugal fans (they pump air as opposed to blowing) Breezair for me! The contour of the unit (assuming it is a Brivis contour unit) is…

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MagicMuppetMan
Feb 13, 2011 8:41 am
MagicMuppetMan
MagicMuppetMan
13 February 2011

Installing ducted after handover

Installing ducted after handover

Should be no price difference whatsoever but with 2 storey homes a rough in is required to the transition from upstairs to downstairs only. Builders fit people up (price…

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MagicMuppetMan
Feb 13, 2011 9:06 am
B STAR
B STAR
13 February 2011

Brivis Add on Cooling Fault What could be the problem

Brivis Add on Cooling Fault What could be the problem

Yes its the condensor fan. There are two and one is spining in the wrong dih erection and therefore not removing as much heat. I did a google search and it appeared to be…

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B STAR
Feb 13, 2011 9:16 pm
mapcalla
mapcalla
15 February 2011

air conditioning during or after building?

air conditioning during or after building?

Is it worthwhile putting in airconditioning during building (included in contract) or to get installed after building complete - getting own quote etc.... This is for…

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mapcalla
Feb 15, 2011 9:31 pm
Micklou
Micklou
17 February 2011

Martec Wraptor Fans

Martec Wraptor Fans

Hi Tamara, Sorry to take a bit to reply - thought this thread was dead. We did get them - but in our large area we are combining the fan and some downlights. In the…

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Micklou
Feb 17, 2011 5:44 am
robsimbo
robsimbo
18 February 2011

Heavy condensation in non-sarking concrete tile roof.

Heavy condensation in non-sarking concrete tile roof.

I can solve the Problem with the Western Soalr Roof Ventilator which is a soalr Powered Fan unit which is censor controled so that during winter when U need the warmthe…

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robsimbo
Feb 18, 2011 9:12 am
pattycake4
pattycake4
19 February 2011

Coolbreeze unit is too loud

Coolbreeze unit is too loud

I have a Celair,12 months old very quiet.

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pattycake4
Feb 19, 2011 8:00 am
tstan
tstan
19 February 2011

Installation of truss/ceiling insulation

Installation of truss/ceiling insulation

Hi I used to work for an polyester insulation manufacturer, and they provide comprehensive information including technical data sheets on their website. They also provide…

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tstan
Feb 19, 2011 8:43 pm
xBeanie
xBeanie
22 February 2011

Ducted return air - is this normal?

Ducted return air - is this normal?

Watch out! I've got a constant outlet in the lounge room of my current place and it blows right on you watching TV to the point where you have a blanket on in the middle…

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xBeanie
Feb 21, 2011 11:59 pm
hardboiled
hardboiled
22 February 2011

Lennox ducted replacement quote

Lennox ducted replacement quote

Is it an extra $6840 on top of $4440? unless you have the bigger ducting as standard it may not work properly. The bigger ducting is…

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hardboiled
Feb 22, 2011 6:14 pm
GTI
GTI
23 February 2011

Is there a difference between Refridgerated ducted cooling

Is there a difference between Refridgerated ducted cooling

I think you mean reverse cycle air cond, and add on. Yes there is reverse cycle is when the compressor effectively runs backwards and the air…

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GTI
Feb 23, 2011 2:57 pm
kermut
kermut
23 February 2011

Brivis add on cooling quotes - is it a good price

Brivis add on cooling quotes - is it a good price

Hi BStar, Thank you for your feedback. We are still debating about the brivis add on cooling system. Trying to justify the cost versus evap cooling. My only reason for…

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kermut
Feb 23, 2011 9:26 pm
MagicMuppetMan
MagicMuppetMan
25 February 2011

Opinions Please on a Quotation for add-on cooling

Opinions Please on a Quotation for add-on cooling

Guys! One is gas with add-on and LG is refrigerated. Two completely different systems...!

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MagicMuppetMan
Feb 24, 2011 11:19 pm
Thalian72
Thalian72
25 February 2011

Advice needed for new ducted heating/cooling solution.

Advice needed for new ducted heating/cooling solution.

You are going to live with these choices for years - when your house is due to be finished is irrelevant unless…

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Thalian72
Feb 25, 2011 12:45 pm
Des
Des
26 February 2011

Insulating a steel framed house and suspended concrete

Insulating a steel framed house and suspended concrete

We have a house with an exposed steel frame. I have read that the steel can be a problem with drawing the cold and heat in. What can we do to minimize the impact? Also…

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Des
Feb 26, 2011 4:33 pm


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