Passive Solar Design in Sydney
Where it becomes difficult is where you have a door such as a bifold leading out onto a balcony on the same wall as a window with a sill at standard 1000mm above floor…
Septic system options
Thanks. That gives me a ball park figure to work towards. I do like the idea of the worm farm rather than the traditional septic systems
Heated skirting boards?
I had it installed in my house after allot of debate and research into our options, Absolutely love it and glad we took the plunge! We went with the gas boiler, but we…
CFL vs Halogen downlights
In case anyone is still interested, we have secured these Nelson GU24 downlight kits from HPM Legrand at clearance prices to clear the stock.
Buying a tank
I heard back from council, and they don't have any particular site discharge requirements. They don't even check it, although say it should be constructed according to…
Water Tank placement
Wow that is a lot of information. Thank you very much. We shouldn't need the drip system as the veggie crates are wicking bed. I will sit down with hubby and see what he…
Solar Systems for Gold Coast?
We went through SAE Group in Tweed heads, they do GC I believe. Really happy with their service, solar went in early and has been powering our build. Very happy to…
Eco for the Road ?
Not sure this is the right spot - but does anyone have an "eco" option on their GPS.
Was driving to the Grand final in Sydney and it kept…
Evap coolers are giod for cooling down house in the late from late afternoon through the night they will not work during the mid part of the dayin temps above 35 degrees…
Oct 07, 2015 4:47 pm
As 1960sModernistHome said, if you are not home during the daytime, you may not get much of a benefit out of it.
Of course if you are home of a…
Leda Solar+gas Boosted HWS
Never heard of Leda systems, but I have an Apricus system here.
Unless you are using gas for something else, I'd go for electric boost, particulary if you have solar pv.…
Aug 28, 2015 10:46 am
Small Home Living
It's a great and inspiring infographic and I love the thought of living in a small space. Having kids though, I also worry about where all their stuff goes - and there is…
Insulating a Timber frame Home
Stewie D my mistake, I double checked my builder and we have R2.5 in the external walls. Our walls are 90mm thick. We have R4.0 in the ceiling and the autex quietstuff in…
Solar power recommendations - Melbourne
That's why I mentioned the inverter that I have, the Kaco inverters. They can be controlled by the Selectronics SP Pro when you go hybrid or fully offgrid.
Which Solar HWS have you got?
I just leave my electric element on all the time and have adjusted the thermostat down to the minimum 60 degrees. I've monitored the energy usage over a week using a power…
Solar powered water bore
We use a solar powered pump on our bore. Ours is 28m deep. We use a Grundfos submersible pump connected to 400W of solar panels on a tracker. The pump will also run from a…
Auto Off Wall Outlet Devices
I purchased an Anker 5 port smart charger from US a while back, monitors individual units charging & shuts back to trickle when they are full. Review here:
Share neighbours Bore
thats great insight and the fact you manually swapped power points for the pump hopefully you didnt have to do it too much.
since the bore is already…
Apr 19, 2015 5:18 pm
Masterwall kooltherm cost
I understand that they are separate elements and a double brick wall is a complete unit but I am just trying to break it down to workout the cost of each so I can get a…
What to do with used solar panels
definitely enquire to fit them
if not put them on ebay
when i enquired about getting a bigger system they told me it would be too expensive to upgrade but i could fit a…
Floating water tank !
The soil test indicated H1 soil for the slab, so there's clay there.
I had a retaining wall on the garage side of house, but that ground like near the water tank was not…
Solar Panels- Which inverter
SMA. Are a well recognised. Good brand. Haven't heard of the other but haven't been looking the last few years. We have SMA. And are very happy.
Water tank advice
Will do... the plumber said i had the perfect setup to make use of the gravity at my disposal
Using cork for insulation
Hi guys, I've been reading a few articles lately about using cork as cladding for homes, and as flooring. I'm interested in how sustainable and eco-friendly it is, has…
Back to the wash for Trina research haha
Shipping Container Homes Group
I hope this is the right place for this
I'm Jess and and I'm an eco-friendly housing enthusiast.
I have set up a facebook group for people to discuss…
The Tipping Points (SBS)
It hasn't taken long.
The excellent "Years Of Living Dangerously" documentary on climate change mentioned earlier in the thread is being repeated on SBS2, commencing at 5…
Solar Skylights + Solar Lights
I would like to know more about this also, so am following..............
If anyone has any experience with these can you please let me know your…