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Adrian B
Adrian B
3 July 2007

Eco Topics to e moved

Eco Topics to e moved

Hi all, Thanks to Homeone and the members who suggested this forum. If you see a topic in another area of this site that you think should go here, please drop me a…

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Adrian B
Jul 03, 2007 8:27 am
Adrian B
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
5 July 2007

Gadget's to widen energy drain to 1/2 total drain

Gadget's to widen energy drain to 1/2 total drain

Gadget's to widen energy drain HI-TECH gadgets will use nearly half of a typical British household's total electricity by 2020, a new report has revealed. Full story…

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Yak_Chat
Jul 05, 2007 4:03 pm
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
9 July 2007

Wall Batts...

Wall Batts...

You really need to sit down do the sums and estimations on where will you be most of the time whne the heating is on. Same for cooling - to keep the cold in/heat…

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Yak_Chat
Jul 09, 2007 10:38 am
Yak_Chat
Ed Perry
Ed Perry
11 July 2007

New home design

New home design

Great Peter I look forward to your analysis. The window industry was surveyed back before 5 star and we gave the government the figures - I think we said 66% more for…

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Ed Perry
Jul 11, 2007 5:12 pm
Ed Perry
vanderlay
vanderlay
19 July 2007

Couldn't resist....

Couldn't resist....

:lol: :lol: :lol: Now, back to my book on the intricacies of the production of goats cheese :P

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vanderlay
Jul 19, 2007 9:41 am
vanderlay
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Law18
Aug 28, 2007 10:54 pm
DuckyQuackQuack
DuckyQuackQuack
29 August 2007

Just want to be first .

Just want to be first .

a few squares i can think of and a big fat circle :?:

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DuckyQuackQuack
Aug 29, 2007 10:39 pm
DuckyQuackQuack
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
30 August 2007

Sustainable House Day - Sunday 9th September 2007

Sustainable House Day - Sunday 9th September 2007

Some states now have the house locations up that will be open. Complete with details on the changes done in each house. Steve

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Yak_Chat
Aug 30, 2007 5:28 pm
Yak_Chat
bda20
bda20
17 September 2007

Safety of Plastic Tanks & Piping

Safety of Plastic Tanks & Piping

everyone is talking about the tanks but what about the pvc plumbing to get the water to the tank???? I have never heard of a food grade pipe?? :?

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bda20
Sep 17, 2007 9:29 am
Zoidberg
Zoidberg
18 September 2007

hypocrite government

hypocrite government

You know birds crap on your roof as well as the rain falling on it. I don't think I'd like to be drinking or cooking with…

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Zoidberg
Sep 18, 2007 12:32 am
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
1 October 2007

www.AEOOGLE.com - No that's not a typo

www.AEOOGLE.com - No that's not a typo

Nice evaluation deka I stand corrected. Powered by google - promoted by others. Steve

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Yak_Chat
Oct 01, 2007 9:42 pm
Yak_Chat

Interesting article re - using CAD to eco model a house design. Ooops forgot to put the link…

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Yak_Chat
Oct 16, 2007 8:04 pm
Yak_Chat
Mark Peall
Mark Peall
30 October 2007

Chromagen solar water heater

Chromagen solar water heater

On sunny hot days you should not see a problem with a West facing panel, the main problem with SHW in Australia is that they "work too well" often producing too much hot…

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Mark Peall
Oct 30, 2007 3:27 pm
kristofw
kristofw
4 November 2007

Woohoo - we may get solar panels!

Woohoo - we may get solar panels!

Remember to ask them about the carbon credits. I've been to the seminar on Photovoltaics and the speaker said that a few hundred bucks should be taken off the price for them.

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kristofw
Nov 04, 2007 11:23 am
kristofw
Pebble
Pebble
20 November 2007

Solar hot water, why bother?

Solar hot water, why bother?

My last memory of a solar system was a rental house in Perth (SolaHart), it had a small leak that got bigger before we figured…

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Pebble
Nov 20, 2007 10:05 am
Pebble
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
13 December 2007

New Water Saving Ideas Book

New Water Saving Ideas Book

Learn some tips in one easy book on how to save water in your…

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Yak_Chat
Dec 13, 2007 6:16 pm
Yak_Chat
PhoenixStar
PhoenixStar
17 December 2007

5 Star Energy Ratings

5 Star Energy Ratings

Thanks Steve, i've checked out the ausdesign website. I suppose we;ll get a report when the house is complete then??? :? :? Will have to ask about that one.

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PhoenixStar
Dec 17, 2007 9:30 pm
PhoenixStar
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
5 January 2008

Reducing Energy - Home Theatre

Reducing Energy - Home Theatre

Cb and CDN - all good points and unless you know ALL the costs and outputs to buld the new item - it's a tough one to objectivlty anwer - other than I'm with you - use it…

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Yak_Chat
Jan 05, 2008 5:37 pm
Yak_Chat
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
6 January 2008

Diverting Greywater from the main greywater plumbing?

Diverting Greywater from the main greywater plumbing?

Nice idea stoncuttter - but it uses electricity to do it's job. I've just read an article where a stocking works well as a fine level filter…

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stonecutter1309
Jan 06, 2008 4:16 pm
stonecutter1309
ausdesign
ausdesign
15 January 2008

5 Star energy legislation

5 Star energy legislation

From May 1, in Victoria, 5 star energy efficiency standards are being extended to include renovations and extensions to existing dwellings. Water tanks or Solar hot water…

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ausdesign
Jan 15, 2008 3:03 pm
ausdesign
DeeElle
DeeElle
20 January 2008

Global Warming: Is The Sky Falling In or Myth?

Global Warming: Is The Sky Falling In or Myth?

What is the greater worry is that the rate of change is not likely to be linear. We have had agreat change over the last few…

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DeeElle
Jan 20, 2008 8:57 pm
DeeElle
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
21 January 2008

Is banning plastic bags the right answer?

Is banning plastic bags the right answer?

Yak_Chat wrote: ...there are bags that are made of corn starch - that break very easily. 3xb…

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Yak_Chat
Jan 21, 2008 2:32 pm
Yak_Chat
vpande
vpande
21 January 2008

Two Water Tanks

Two Water Tanks

Depends what they are going to charge you. if it is an exorbitant amout then you are better off getting after handover. rainwater connected to flush is good at…

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vpande
Jan 21, 2008 9:37 pm
Michelle
Michelle
22 January 2008

Australian consumers push retailers to go green

Australian consumers push retailers to go green
1, 2, 3

Anaconda baby "The dimensions that have earned the anaconda the title of king is its total body…

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Michelle
Jan 22, 2008 12:51 pm
Michelle
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
25 January 2008

Rainwater, Greywater, oh my!

Rainwater, Greywater, oh my!

Djelibeybi Greywater is not something you store. Nasty things happen when it's stored more than 48 hours. So plan any greywater system to be a temporary storage…

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Yak_Chat
Jan 25, 2008 10:05 pm
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
5 February 2008

Ä few Eco Events and things - Feb - March 2008

Ä few Eco Events and things - Feb - March 2008

Quick heads up on some eco things. SA meeting - there are meeting in all states each month. Alternative Technology Association - ATA South Australia branch…

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Yak_Chat
Feb 04, 2008 11:03 pm
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
5 February 2008

Osram Unveils Eco-Friendly Light-Bulb Successor

Osram Unveils Eco-Friendly Light-Bulb Successor

Don't be disheartned Matt. As the man himself (Thomas Edison) who made the light bulb a commerial reality after many years of failure and two years after he put the…

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Yak_Chat
Feb 05, 2008 1:46 pm
Yak_Chat
flowerpower
flowerpower
12 February 2008

Grey Water

Grey Water

Actually I find washing day to day clothes without soap and one lot of water is OK. The action of the agitator of the washing machine cleans the clothes and what a saving…

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flowerpower
Feb 12, 2008 9:26 am
DeKa
DeKa
29 February 2008

Solar Setup For My Garden

Solar Setup For My Garden

Huge? It's all relative I…

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DeKa
Feb 29, 2008 9:26 am
DeKa
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
28 March 2008

installation: hot water chilipepper, ecoverta and alike

installation: hot water chilipepper, ecoverta and alike

In an existing or new house? Installation in new should only be minimal - depending on which one you go for. ie some need more pipes - some don't. There is a post in…

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Yak_Chat
Mar 28, 2008 8:18 pm
Yak_Chat
mattwalker
mattwalker
31 March 2008

Earth Hour

Earth Hour

V!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Its alright....your house has eaves and the carbon offset from that well outweighs the power that was consumed in the use of your fantastic new home…

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mattwalker
Mar 31, 2008 3:30 pm
mattwalker
Arc
Arc
5 April 2008

1500 for 1500 Solar Challenge (Perth)

1500 for 1500 Solar Challenge (Perth)

A good opportunity for anyone considering solar power in Perth. http://www.renewablelogic.com.au

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Arc
Apr 05, 2008 11:57 am
newbie74
newbie74
1 July 2008

Wall Insulation and Under Tile Insulation Blankets?

Wall Insulation and Under Tile Insulation Blankets?

All insulation material does is trap air and its the air that insulates, its written on the batts packaging as well. Having an air tight cavity is not nessecary, all you…

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newbie74
Jul 01, 2008 12:46 am
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
3 July 2008

renewable energy

renewable energy
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Very informative post Craig - Seems a certain provider needs a phone call frrom me- They are listed but I'm not 100% satisfied they are as green as want them to be :evil:

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Yak_Chat
Jul 03, 2008 9:54 pm
Yak_Chat
newbie74
newbie74
20 July 2008

Anyone have installed and used Solar power in Vic?

Anyone have installed and used Solar power in Vic?

The house design, insulation and colours are ultra efficient so the a/c will be hardly on if at all. (it will have a timer to ensure that it is on long enough that the air…

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newbie74
Jul 20, 2008 9:08 am
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
26 July 2008

Climate Torch

Climate Torch

If you have an interest in the climate in even the slightest way - then this torch relay needs your…

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Yak_Chat
Jul 26, 2008 5:41 pm
Yak_Chat


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