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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
Taz
Taz
8 March 2011

Air Con Options, help please!

Air Con Options, help please!

Thanks for your advise, Fiffaro and MagicMuppetMan! I'll sussed everything out with the builder! I am still trying to get the builder confirmation as to whether I can get…

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Taz
Mar 08, 2011 5:51 pm
MagicMuppetMan
MagicMuppetMan
8 March 2011

Actron ESP Ultima and Ducting, Zoning Questions!!

Actron ESP Ultima and Ducting, Zoning Questions!!

@ 3m/s velocity the following diameter ducts will carry 200mm (8") 95 l/s 250mm (10") 150 l/s 300mm (12") 210 l/s 3m/s is recommended for the final connection to the…

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MagicMuppetMan
Mar 08, 2011 2:52 pm
Fiffaro
Fiffaro
8 March 2011

Evap cooler with bamboo flooring

Evap cooler with bamboo flooring

Hi guys, Not sure whether to post this in here or in flooring...sorry! I've currently got bamboo flooring which covers my entire house and I've…

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Fiffaro
Mar 08, 2011 2:06 am
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Nonna
Mar 04, 2011 9:03 pm
Nonna
bongasblues
bongasblues
1 March 2011

Ducted evaporative air conditioners/gas heating

Ducted evaporative air conditioners/gas heating

Hi, We have just built a new house in the south west of western australia. We want to put in a ducted evaporative air conditioner and a ducted gas heating system. We have…

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bongasblues
Mar 01, 2011 11:36 am
venno
venno
28 February 2011

Split System Prices

Split System Prices

Thanks Dude The 2.6 are individual ones. I know what you mean about noise, luckily it won't be a prob for me. 2 small units will face my RHS neibour but his lot sits…

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venno
Feb 28, 2011 7:21 pm
donnam
donnam
27 February 2011

Downlights, covers and insulation?

Downlights, covers and insulation?

Hi We have installed LED downlights throughout our house. I understand these don't get as hot as halogens. Should they still have downlight covers? My builder says they…

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donnam
Feb 27, 2011 8:38 pm
MagicMuppetMan
MagicMuppetMan
26 February 2011

Your thoughts on Boral insulation

Your thoughts on Boral insulation

Check the R rating and material used - apart from that, irrelevant!

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MagicMuppetMan
Feb 26, 2011 10:16 pm
MagicMuppetMan
MagicMuppetMan
26 February 2011

Air conditioning options

Air conditioning options

Always shop A/C quotes - glad it worked out

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MagicMuppetMan
Feb 26, 2011 10:13 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 5:33 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 1:45 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 25, 2011 12:19 am
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 10:26 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 3:57 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 7:14 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 22, 2011 12:59 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 9:43 pm
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 9:00 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 10:12 am
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 6:44 am
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 10:31 pm
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 10:16 pm
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 10:06 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 9:41 am

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…

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Jan 01, 1970 11:00 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 1:52 pm
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 12:41 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 9:47 am
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 6:51 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 10:30 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 10:04 pm
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 5:44 pm

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