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10 d10 dBelsBels 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…

19 d19 dBelsBels posted:
Ventilation in bedrooms with dual glazed windows

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

19 d19 dBelsBels 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…

19 d19 dBelsBels 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…

19 d19 dBelsBels 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…

19 d19 dBelsBels 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…

19 d19 dBelsBels 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…

1 month1 monthBelsBels 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…

1 month1 monthBelsBels 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…

1 month1 monthBelsBels 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…

1 month1 monthBelsBels 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…

1 month1 monthBelsBels 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…

1 month1 monthBelsBels 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…

1 month1 monthBelsBels 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.

1 month1 monthBelsBels 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…

1 month1 monthBelsBels 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.

1 month1 monthBelsBels 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…

1 month1 monthBelsBels 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…

2 months2 monthsBelsBels posted:
Variotherm Wall Heating/Cooling

I'm even more skeptical if that is what they reckon. Dew point is governed by the laws of psychrometrics and will ramp up and down based on temperatures and humidity…

2 months2 monthsBelsBels posted:
Variotherm Wall Heating/Cooling

So I'm trying to understand, is the piping visable on the face of the wall/ceiling or is it enclosed behind the cladding??
If it is fully encased in plaster sheets, I'd…

2 months2 monthsBelsBels posted:
Radius for AC gas piping

Not sure if safety trays are mandatory by plumbing regs but it's generally seen as good practise to install them so that if your main unit drain was to ever…

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2 months2 monthsBelsBels posted:
Radius for AC gas piping

Wow that's poor, you sure it wasn't an apprentice doing the pipe run or someone who doesn't understand how to work pipe? Personally I prefer the indoor units suspended…

3 months3 monthsBelsBels posted:
100kg air conditioner on Colorbond roof?

Sorry for the late reply, been flat out in the heat. I can't seem to work out how to host pics now that photobucket has gone corporate. See link to…

3 months3 monthsBelsBels posted:
100kg air conditioner on Colorbond roof?

This will try to flatten out the colourbond roof peaks and make it unstable won't it?
I don't think you're giving the ridges on the colourbond enough credit to their strength.…

3 months3 monthsBelsBels posted:
disposing of two split systems degassed and removed.

Did you just want them disposed of or did you want to scrap them for as much as you can get from them?
If you only want them gone, there are…

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4 months4 monthsBelsBels posted:
Actron ducted ac efficiency

Any adjustments to throttling range would be an installer setting and not detailed in your user manual, hence the suggestion to contact your installer.
What is the brand of unit? …

4 months4 monthsBelsBels posted:
Brivis intermittently drains water

Call a service technician.

4 months4 monthsBelsBels posted:
Actron ducted ac efficiency

Maybe check with the installer whether you can widen the throttling range of the controller.
Also to lose 0.5 degrees of temperature in 10 minutes could mean poor controller…

7 months7 monthsBelsBels posted:
Installing Fans and putting Split AC

It might be better to advise the OP to check on the requirements based on the capacity he/she intends to install in said locations rather than just a blanket 15amp…

7 months7 monthsBelsBels posted:
Actron Ducted Air Conditioning

There is no guarantees in that case, it's up to you to do your due diligence and compare proposal from company A with proposals from companies B and C. …

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