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TV antennas? Phone lines? Who needs them?

TV antennas? Phone lines? Who needs them?

Most of this list my family doing over the Internet. I include here long phone calls, watching TV shows and movies, online training. Therefore, a single Wi-Fi network is…

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M.Anderson
Feb 16, 2019 1:46 am
vannpaul
vannpaul
2 February

Home Technology Hub

Home Technology Hub
1 ... 22, 23, 24

:-D I have been running alexa, veraplus and harmony hub together for almost 2 months. integration between alexa & harmony has been working well for home theatre, but I am yet…

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vannpaul
Feb 02, 2019 11:40 pm
James Brown
James Brown
2 February

Home Theater Installation

Home Theater Installation

That's too good to install your home theater at your home. It's size is according to your space.

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James Brown
Feb 02, 2019 9:37 pm
James Brown
James Brown
2 February

Flat roof + Solar panels - Is it possible?

Flat roof + Solar panels - Is it possible?

It is possible to install solar system in your flat roof. You also may contact with a company which provide solar system.

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James Brown
Feb 02, 2019 9:30 pm
justme15
justme15
8 January

Living room / Home Theatre

Living room / Home Theatre

I didn't know where would be best to place this. But given the purpose, I thought I'd try posting here. I'm deciding between having a dedicated HT versus a living room…

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justme15
Jan 08, 2019 12:39 pm
GLO
GLO
31 December 2018

No reason for new homes to include gas

No reason for new homes to include gas

I’ve have read that ATA article and am building a new house now. I cook with induction but with 4 kids I welcome the instant gas hot water. I tend to agree with the ATA…

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GLO
Dec 31, 2018 10:22 am
ebanster
ebanster
4 December 2018

Clipsal Nero

Clipsal Nero

Ok great to know that it could be retrofit after build. I don't want to be overspending too much on the initial build coz I am sure builder would put margins on the…

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ebanster
Dec 04, 2018 11:00 pm
ebanster
ThanhTran
ThanhTran
29 November 2018

Very high electricity consumption

Very high electricity consumption

Your usage is 6 times more than me. You should log on the Citipower website and analyze your usage data. You may record time of use for big appliances such as heaters,…

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ThanhTran
Nov 29, 2018 11:17 pm
dotnetdan
dotnetdan
3 November 2018

Real time energy monitoring

Real time energy monitoring

I got a https://iotawatt.com/ device. It can monitor up to 14 channels and I have integrated into Home Assistant (There is a JSON API) Love it.

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dotnetdan
Nov 03, 2018 12:53 pm
BJ88
BJ88
16 October 2018

TV mounted above gas fireplace yay or nay?

TV mounted above gas fireplace yay or nay?

Generally not an issue with heat, the brick wall won't conduct the heat and as most heat is radiated, the TV again will not receive this heat directly. So long as all…

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BJ88
Oct 16, 2018 12:21 am
BJ88
GLO
GLO
3 September 2018

Solar Panels Instead Roof Tiles - Experiences?

Solar Panels Instead Roof Tiles - Experiences?
1, 2

I'm getting 1.5kw solar tiles with a Fronius symo only west facing front roof profile.

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GLO
Sep 03, 2018 9:35 pm

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

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SaveH2O
Jul 19, 2018 11:09 pm
SaveH2O

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 4:39 pm
SaveH2O
sxwallac
sxwallac
6 July 2018

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 11:41 am
Monty4
Monty4
29 June 2018

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 6:00 pm
Sloppy
Sloppy
22 June 2018

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 10:09 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
19 June 2018

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 1:45 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
Mojitostan
Mojitostan
20 May 2018

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 8:16 pm
Ent
Ent
14 May 2018

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 11:32 pm
Ent
Ent
14 May 2018

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 11:25 pm
Drew01
Drew01
25 April 2018

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 9:07 pm
Drew01
BJ88
BJ88
23 April 2018

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 5:31 am
BJ88
BJ88
BJ88
23 April 2018

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 5:25 am
BJ88
nsuinteger
nsuinteger
19 April 2018

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 3:49 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 9:36 am
Matt Fence Finish
benhelps
benhelps
14 April 2018

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 11:14 am
isabellamia
isabellamia
12 April 2018

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 3:40 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
1 March 2018

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 8:22 pm
SaveH2O
algernon
algernon
1 February 2018

Owner build a solar passive house

Owner build a solar passive house
1, 2

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 9:46 pm
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Techsmax
Dec 21, 2017 12:19 pm
Techsmax
Techsmax
Techsmax
18 December 2017

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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Techsmax
Dec 18, 2017 11:05 pm
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 8:41 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 5:38 am
Keira22
Keira22
3 November 2017

T Instersection with Land

T Instersection with Land
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If you are not at the "T" Junction T at the top of the words will not be a problem, if just good by the end of a road just right in your home, the problem is big, always…

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Keira22
Nov 03, 2017 9:42 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 8:14 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 8:31 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 5:59 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 9:57 am
Lurgen
MarkSindone
MarkSindone
29 September 2017

Rainwater catchment in tropics (New build)

Rainwater catchment in tropics (New build)
1, 2

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 2:52 pm
MarkSindone
alexp79
alexp79
12 August 2017

Church near the house

Church near the house

Actually, don't worry too much. If there's no problem with the corner of the church building, if you're not comfortable with it, you can send me a picture to help you take…

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alexp79
Aug 12, 2017 6:16 pm
alexp79
alexp79
12 August 2017

Feng Shui Experts

Feng Shui Experts

在中国风水一切都是注重正负能量,就像你说的电饭锅不住在水槽里,那是因为水与火不和谐,如果两股能量相互冲突会有问题

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alexp79
Aug 12, 2017 6:03 pm
alexp79
alexp79
12 August 2017

Laundry in South-East

Laundry in South-East

Dear Alex This is a very simple situation for you. As long as a plant is planted above the washing machine that needs to be farmed with water for a long time, the plant…

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alexp79
Aug 12, 2017 5:49 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 7:31 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 9:58 pm
MarkSindone
MarkSindone
15 June 2017

Feng what

Feng what

This requires you to provide an overlooking map around your home to survey it, not simply to plant a few plates of flowers and plants that can be solved.

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MarkSindone
Jun 15, 2017 4:23 pm
MarkSindone
MarkSindone
MarkSindone
2 June 2017

Seeing Straight through house

Seeing Straight through house

You are very right, feng shui this phenomenon is called "make more money, consume more money" in China called "leaking money" And it is not a good phenomenon to see…

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MarkSindone
Jun 02, 2017 8:29 am
MarkSindone

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