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Topaz had a nice small valve that operated with low pressure, they might still make it.

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SaveH2O
Jul 19, 2018 10:09 pm
SaveH2O
Landy9
Landy9
19 July

Home Technology Hub

Home Technology Hub
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Hi, I love both products but i'm gonna go with Sonos for this. The sound is great on both and Most the things in my house will be Apple and Homekit enabled but I find…

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Landy9
Jul 19, 2018 3:52 pm
Landy9

Wondering why today is so cold and windy? Blame it on the present northerly reach of the South Polar Jet Stream! It circulates clockwise.

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SaveH2O
Jul 17, 2018 3:39 pm
SaveH2O
JB1
JB1
7 July

TV mounted above gas fireplace yay or nay?

TV mounted above gas fireplace yay or nay?

TVs will survive above the fireplace. However Tv's should be mounted at eye level when you're sitting down rather than you looking up. If the height doesn't bother…

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JB1
Jul 07, 2018 12:03 am
sxwallac
sxwallac
6 July

Raspberry Pi/Arduino and other Roll Your Own Home Automation

Raspberry Pi/Arduino and other Roll Your Own Home Automation

I am using a Fibaro HC2, and have a bunch of devices that have their own @#2 phone apps, but don't offer up APIS. I'm using wireshark to see if I can figure out how these…

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sxwallac
Jul 06, 2018 10:41 am
Monty4
Monty4
29 June

Rainwater tank issues

Rainwater tank issues

To close this thread off...... In consultation with our builder, it was agreed that he would reduce the roof catchment being diverted to the tank to the northern roof area…

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Monty4
Jun 29, 2018 5:00 pm
kirashogun
kirashogun
27 June

TV antennas? Phone lines? Who needs them?

TV antennas? Phone lines? Who needs them?

Lol good to see I’m not the only one. Time to rip up these 20th century technologies and smell the roses. I deleted the generous 2 tv and 2 phone points from my plan…

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kirashogun
Jun 27, 2018 10:52 pm
Sloppy
Sloppy
22 June

Home Theater Projector Recommendations

Home Theater Projector Recommendations

Hey Simon. What projector did you end up going with?

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Sloppy
Jun 22, 2018 9:09 am

CSIRO recruiting citizen scientists to map energy use

CSIRO recruiting citizen scientists to map energy use

"Power to the people" John Lenon The CSIRO Are doing an incredible job Here is another great app download it and share your data with others...hth

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jun 19, 2018 12:45 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
Liliana
Liliana
15 June

No reason for new homes to include gas

No reason for new homes to include gas

Anyone who is on this forum probably already knows of this report but just in case..... the ATA recently completed a study into household fuel choice which showed that new…

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Liliana
Jun 15, 2018 7:22 am
mboy
mboy
11 June

Clipsal Nero

Clipsal Nero

BUMP I would also be interested with the Environexus brand and any experience. Mr_Ed, it seems Clipsal have been the reseller of this product for the last 2 years, and an…

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mboy
Jun 11, 2018 9:30 pm

CAT6 Wiring cost "per point"

CAT6 Wiring cost "per point"

AllCastle Homes charges $138 for Cat5E and $168 for CAT 6.... Big catch is still need to pay $110~ $140 to terminate them... ( Fuming at the moment but think will end up…

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Mojitostan
May 20, 2018 7:16 pm
Ent
Ent
14 May

Cordless phone Uniden Bluetooth and NBN line in.

Cordless phone Uniden Bluetooth and NBN line in.

Set up the brought from fleabay Uniden cordless phone with the ability to use Bluetooth to connect to your phone and also normal phone line connect from the NBN. Natually…

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Ent
May 14, 2018 10:32 pm
Ent
Ent
14 May

Duelling Z standards and power outlets

Duelling Z standards and power outlets

Sockitz appear to be an option, assuming their website actually works! The approach is sensible with you buying the power outlet and also been able to chose the…

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Ent
May 14, 2018 10:25 pm
Drew01
Drew01
25 April

Aquaplate tank water smells

Aquaplate tank water smells

we've got 4 aquaplate tanks, and no issues with taste or smell... but we've never had water delivered, ours all comes from our own roof with 100L first flush diverters

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Drew01
Apr 25, 2018 8:07 pm
Drew01
BJ88
BJ88
23 April

TV Antenna

TV Antenna

Most builders don't include TV Antennas in their builds, as some people don't end up needing one right away, have their own preference of the type they chose or where they…

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BJ88
Apr 23, 2018 4:31 am
BJ88
BJ88
BJ88
23 April

Smart Home Network Diagram

Smart Home Network Diagram

Excellent setup, I often use some of that equipment in smart wiring installations we do. The Hikvision NVR is a nice piece of equipment.

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BJ88
Apr 23, 2018 4:25 am
BJ88
nsuinteger
nsuinteger
19 April

Media room setup

Media room setup

the builder wont accept to install your cable because then they will have to accept responsibility for any faults that are caused by your cable (fire for example). The…

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nsuinteger
Apr 19, 2018 2:49 pm

I recently finished our chicken pen and coop. Was a bit of a saga (I'm good at pulling pallets apart now), but worth it for the fresh eggs and recycling the kitchen…

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Matt Fence Finish
Apr 17, 2018 8:36 am
Matt Fence Finish
benhelps
benhelps
14 April

Solar battery house question

Solar battery house question

Mm true. We're about an hour from Newcastle. Most of the solar battery I'm talking will be setup/designed by me, like my current solar battery proof of concept setup (2…

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benhelps
Apr 14, 2018 10:14 am
isabellamia
isabellamia
12 April

Acoustically Transparent material for Home Theatre walls

Acoustically Transparent material for Home Theatre walls

I am using an wonderful for my theater wall. The function of the noise reducing fabric is looking great and allows the sound to pass through the acoustic substrate. it is…

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isabellamia
Apr 12, 2018 2:40 pm
RjMaan
RjMaan
21 March

cinema room

cinema room

Great man. I am impressed by your work and set up. what was the cost of all this set up.?

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RjMaan
Mar 21, 2018 3:10 pm
RjMaan
RjMaan
21 March

Smart home devices

Smart home devices

with the innovation in technology, there are a lot of devices for security. I think you can find a lot of ideas on internet according to your preference.

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RjMaan
Mar 21, 2018 12:48 am
benhelps
benhelps
8 March

Real time energy monitoring

Real time energy monitoring

Fair enough. And if it adequately measured, sounds a lot simpler to just clip one on

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benhelps
Mar 08, 2018 3:23 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
1 March

Tackling inefficiency & Urban Heat Island Effect

Tackling inefficiency & Urban Heat Island Effect

The outer Western Sydney suburb of Penrith registered 47.3C on January 7 but a news team found 48C outside a school in another suburb. Why do so many people spec black…

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SaveH2O
Mar 01, 2018 7:22 pm
SaveH2O
algernon
algernon
1 February

Owner build a solar passive house

Owner build a solar passive house
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For eaves and window sizing, it's very possible to go down a rabbit hole and end up overthinking things too much. When designing our new house, I spent many, many hours…

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algernon
Feb 01, 2018 8:46 pm
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Techsmax
Dec 21, 2017 11:19 am
Techsmax
Nuri
Nuri
13 December 2017

assistance with pre-wiring

assistance with pre-wiring

Cheers, I ended up running all my cables before insulation went in, except HDMI. I ran 20mm conduit in the wall where the receiver will be, then once the insulation went…

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Nuri
Dec 13, 2017 7:41 am
ddarroch
ddarroch
13 November 2017

Gas Newbie questions

Gas Newbie questions

The major energy requirements in your house are to heat your water, & space heating (depending on your climate & the quality of your build). In comparison, cooking…

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ddarroch
Nov 13, 2017 4:38 am
Keira22
Keira22
3 November 2017

T Instersection with Land

T Instersection with Land
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I have a same plot just that it has one way traffic. Let us know how did it turn out for you?

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Keira22
Nov 03, 2017 8:42 pm
gummz
gummz
18 October 2017

Glazing to Mass ratio for a U shaped house

Glazing to Mass ratio for a U shaped house

I will check out those companies. I have changed the courtyards sliding doors i to 2x french doors. They arr currently 2.4m high as i'm not too keen on 2.1m. I asked…

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gummz
Oct 18, 2017 7:14 am
deepugjacob
deepugjacob
17 October 2017

Help. Who could do this for me ?

Help. Who could do this for me ?

Thank you!!!! So that’s what it’s called “ Feature timber paneling “ Now I can google . Thanks a ton

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deepugjacob
Oct 17, 2017 7:31 am
fademan
fademan
12 October 2017

Porter Davis HoneyWell automation

Porter Davis HoneyWell automation

I was told a definite no at sales, even though I am installing a 35k theatre room in my home. Argus have a Licence to print money with the PD contract. Doesn't surprise…

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fademan
Oct 12, 2017 4:59 pm
Lurgen
Lurgen
12 October 2017

Ceiling Speaker Recommendations

Ceiling Speaker Recommendations

I used Jamo IC series units and loved them.

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Lurgen
Oct 12, 2017 8:57 am
Lurgen
MarkSindone
MarkSindone
29 September 2017

Rainwater catchment in tropics (New build)

Rainwater catchment in tropics (New build)
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Not much by ways of contributing to help from me here, but just chipping in my 2 cents worth to thank you guys for starting this thread. It's actually quite interesting…

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MarkSindone
Sep 29, 2017 1:52 pm
MarkSindone
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alexp79
Aug 30, 2017 4:12 pm
alexp79
alexp79
12 August 2017

Church near the house

Church near the house

Hi All, There is a church in around 50 m on a straight line from my planned house (two land blocks away). The church itself is masked with the trees and has around 2 m…

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alexp79
Aug 12, 2017 5:16 pm
alexp79
alexp79
12 August 2017

Feng Shui Experts

Feng Shui Experts

I guess Feng Shui has to deal more with magnetic fields rather than with the sun position, therefore, there is no difference between hemispheres, magnetic north and south…

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alexp79
Aug 12, 2017 5:03 pm
alexp79
alexp79
12 August 2017

Laundry in South-East

Laundry in South-East

Hi All, It seems that the only logical location for my laundry is south-east corner of the house (which is wealth corner and there auspicious). Is there anything can be…

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alexp79
Aug 12, 2017 4:49 pm
1960sModernistHome
1960sModernistHome
1 August 2017

New Build: LED Recessed Lights or Incandescent with LED bulb

New Build: LED Recessed Lights or Incandescent with LED bulb

A well designed LED downlight with a constant current LED driver will outlast and outperform an LED globe in a traditional fitting in every metric by a substantial margin.…

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1960sModernistHome
Aug 01, 2017 6:31 am
1960sModernistHome
MoniqueElizabeth
MoniqueElizabeth
15 June 2017

Foxtel

Foxtel

We had Foxtel installed at our last house (double storey brick veneer) and there were no issues.

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MoniqueElizabeth
Jun 15, 2017 8:58 pm
MarkSindone
MarkSindone
15 June 2017

Feng what

Feng what

I have heard of several elements that you need to infuse into your home's interior. You need to have a water source like a fountain or a fish tank, natural lighting,…

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MarkSindone
Jun 15, 2017 3:23 pm
MarkSindone
MarkSindone
MarkSindone
2 June 2017

Seeing Straight through house

Seeing Straight through house

I also think it has something to do with the flow of the energy that usually starts from the front door. So if you front door directly leads to the backyard, then the…

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MarkSindone
Jun 02, 2017 7:29 am
MarkSindone
lazandjohn
lazandjohn
15 May 2017

Dahua intercom in Perth

Dahua intercom in Perth

Hi... we bought a Dahua video intercom which works perfectly fine (have had it tested by the supplier) but for some reason our electricians couldn't get it working so they…

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lazandjohn
May 15, 2017 12:05 pm
skadoosh
skadoosh
14 May 2017

The NBN Rollout and What it means to the new Home owner

The NBN Rollout and What it means to the new Home owner
1, 2, 3

How do I work this if I am building a new house in an area where NBN isn't available yet (knocking down old house - so not a new estate) We will also only have access to…

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skadoosh
May 14, 2017 10:59 pm
Hurrow
Hurrow
4 May 2017

Buider forget 2nd data point

Buider forget 2nd data point

Sinbox I believe you're building with Porter Davis as well, how did you go with getting them to put in 42 data points? We have 4 as part of an upgrade to our Opticomm…

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Hurrow
May 04, 2017 12:35 pm

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