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16 d16 dBelsBels posted:
Hydronic heating

And metro Melbourne doesn't get down cold enough that we have issues with pipes bursting after a freeze over. :)
Sometimes it's better to take some…

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21 d21 dBelsBels posted:
Radius for AC gas piping

Firstly, start documenting everything including a timeline of events.
See here https://www.accc.gov.au/consumers/consu ... guarantees
This outlines your rights and where you stand. When purchasing goods or services, it…

21 d21 dBelsBels posted:
Radius for AC gas piping

Hi, firstly I would edit your post and remove the business' name as it could lead to you receiving legal action for defamation.
I'll reply when I'm on my pc…

26 d26 dBelsBels posted:
Help me Brainstrust: Ecobee4 Compatability

There are some models of Actron Air which allow connection of standard thermostats/smart thermostats to control the unit over the proprietary Actron controller. You'd need to contact Actron Air…

28 d28 dBelsBels posted:
Hydronic heating

Oh forgot to mention, if the opportunity presents itself, go visit a showroom. Some Hydronic installers even have working systems to give you a feel of what you would…

29 d29 dBelsBels posted:
Evaporative cooling vs Split system

The electric elements were used in the discharge air stream when the system cycled into defrost to defrost the coil so as to not blow cold air into the conditioned…

29 d29 dBelsBels posted:
Hydronic heating

My advice, do your research, speak to each company and gauge how you feel about them, inquire to the brands of equipment and research them. If you get a…

29 d29 dBelsBels posted:
What is the best heating systems?

I have wall mounted radiators located around the house

30 d30 dBelsBels posted:
What is the best heating systems?

You don't need to be on a slab to have hydronic heating. I'm on stumps with a hydronic system.

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3 months3 monthsBelsBels posted:
Temp control for wine room

What you require is borderline outside the envelop what a split system for air conditioning is designed for. You may be better off using a dedicated wine cellar cooler which…

3 months3 monthsBelsBels posted:
Temp control for wine room

What sort of wine will you be storing and are you concerned with humidity control? What temperature range are you looking to maintain?
Have you considered a ceiling cassette split…

3 months3 monthsBelsBels posted:
Split Systems

We work in metric here in Australia mate... not everyone is going to be able to convert on the cuff.
Wow you troll up a thread from 4 years ago, I'm…

3 months3 monthsBelsBels posted:
When should the warranty of heating start counting ?

Unless you had absolute junk equipment installed by the most incompetent installers with no idea between them and the system hasn't worked from day dot, what's to say that you…

3 months3 monthsBelsBels posted:
Ventilation in bedrooms with dual glazed windows

So which way are you leaning towards in resolving this issue?

3 months3 monthsBelsBels posted:
Ventilation in bedrooms with dual glazed windows

1. ERVs are a bandwagon we are jumping on following the united states. There ERVs are popular as they have more focus on tight houses due to bitter cold…

3 months3 monthsBelsBels posted:
Ventilation in bedrooms with dual glazed windows

Regulation of ducted air conditioning installations still falls under the plumbing compliance board in each state as refrigerated air conditioning falls under plumbing.
The standard is what industry is required to…

3 months3 monthsBelsBels posted:
Ventilation in bedrooms with dual glazed windows

fresh air or outside air, I use and interchange them depending on how I feel. essentially the same thing.
The title of AS1668:2 is: The use of ventilation and…

3 months3 monthsBelsBels posted:
Ventilation in bedrooms with dual glazed windows

Generally it's calculated on xxx volume of air will require yyy volume of fresh air which requires zzz size duct.
When was your house built? The revision of 1668:2 I'm…

3 months3 monthsBelsBels posted:
Ventilation in bedrooms with dual glazed windows

You'll find that any ventilation system installed in Australia is required to comply with AS1668:2 in regards to minimum fresh air. It used to be 10% of the measured…

4 months4 monthsBelsBels posted:
Air flow from the vent when the zone is OFF

There's nothing wrong with the method of control of your system. The air supplied to the active zones still returns through the common return air intake and sensed by…

4 months4 monthsBelsBels posted:
Air flow from the vent when the zone is OFF

1. return air sensor
2. unsure of what this error is as it's not in my list of error codes. You may need to contact the installer if you…

4 months4 monthsBelsBels posted:
Air flow from the vent when the zone is OFF

Every manufacturer uses different terminology. Main RC is generally the sensor in the wallpad controller, sub RC is generally the coil sensor but don't quote me on that.
Outside air…

4 months4 monthsBelsBels posted:
Air flow from the vent when the zone is OFF

It really comes down to how much it annoys you and if it will benefit your installation. They are marked as optional though hence why they were probably not…

4 months4 monthsBelsBels posted:
Air flow from the vent when the zone is OFF

Do you have sensors installed on walls elsewhere in your house? The rule of thumb is 1500 - 1650mm high. If you haven't got any installed then potentially…

4 months4 monthsBelsBels posted:
Air flow from the vent when the zone is OFF

It's scales of economy. If no one else is installing 100% sealed barrel dampers then how are you meant to be competitive on price if you are using them…

4 months4 monthsBelsBels posted:
Air flow from the vent when the zone is OFF

Read my reply above. I'm sure if you're willing to foot the expense then someone will be happy to change all your zoning barrel dampers to 100% sealed ones.

4 months4 monthsBelsBels posted:
Air flow from the vent when the zone is OFF

Ideally the best control is sensors in the active zones provided that they're not directly affected by the supplied air (air from diffusers blowing directly on them). You don't want…

4 months4 monthsBelsBels posted:
Air flow from the vent when the zone is OFF

This is normal as zone dampers don't seal 100%. There are zone dampers that seal 100% but you may not be able to justify the cost of them.

4 months4 monthsBelsBels posted:
Heating Ducting routing through alfresco

It doesn't really make that much of a difference as your duct work is insulated anyways. If it bothers you that much just get the alfresco ceiling insulated and…

4 months4 monthsBelsBels posted:
ACTRON AIR, ULTRA AIR and WISDOM HOMES

Seek legal advice. I hope you've been documenting all communications and creating a timeline of events. Make sure all your communication is in writing.
From the sounds of it…

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