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Bels

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Joined 24 August 2009
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9 h9 hBelsBels posted:
Bonaire Navigator - zoning

Have a look at this pic. There should be 2 of these or something similar installed in your duct work

15 d15 dBelsBels posted:
Ducted heating/cooling return air location

Location of the return air would be dependent on your installer.
You can leave a 1" gap under bedroom door for air to return by without whistling out of every crack…

21 d21 dBelsBels posted:
Floor insulation supports.

Just be mindful of what material you get your saddle brackets folded out of to ensure you don't have any issues with dissimilar metals reacting with each other (i.e. galvanic…

1 month1 monthBelsBels posted:
Ducted aircon through builder

Temperzone is predominantly used commercially so you're getting something with that's tried and tested. They are also not locked down to proprietary thermostat/controllers so you can replace it with…

2 months2 monthsBelsBels posted:
Cooling/heating with Whole house fans / home Economisers

No not exactly. The thread I'm thinking of had a link to a ventilator system installed in your ceiling space that popped out through a couple of removed tiles.…

2 months2 monthsBelsBels posted:
How to improve the home security?

It depends on how far you want to go and how paranoid you are.
You have the choice of alarms both monitored and not, cameras, gated access, security screens on doors…

2 months2 monthsBelsBels posted:
Ducted aircon through builder

I replied to your email. Hopefully there's some others who might be able to chime in too.

2 months2 monthsBelsBels posted:
Heating a 7 star house

With a 7 star house you'd be going backwards going with electric in slab heating. Reverse cycle heating is only as expensive as how you wish to run it.…

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2 months2 monthsBelsBels posted:
Actron Ducted Air Conditioning

Do a search on the forum, lots of happy and cool people with both single phase and 3 phase Actron air ducted systems.

2 months2 monthsBelsBels posted:
Air con vent Location in a relatively big space

Good result and hats off for not getting bullied into accepting you're not happy with.

2 months2 monthsBelsBels posted:
Cooling/heating with Whole house fans / home Economisers

Do a search for ventilators on this forum. I recall someone posted a link to a system which vent your ceiling space out in summer, draw cooler outside air…

2 months2 monthsBelsBels posted:
Cooling/heating with Whole house fans / home Economisers

Daikin has available interface cards to allow their systems to interface to external thermostats, time clocks, building automation systems, etc. my knowledge of Daikin isn't as intimate as other…

2 months2 monthsBelsBels posted:
Cooling/heating with Whole house fans / home Economisers

Any commercial refrigeration mechanic to controls technician working with commercial building automation and mechanical services could help you with this. Alot of commercial programmable thermostats/controllers have some functionality built…

2 months2 monthsBelsBels posted:
Latest recommendations on wireless cameras

My only concern with this camera is that it doesn't state anywhere that it is ONVIF complaint which means that potentially you may not be able to add it any…

2 months2 monthsBelsBels posted:
Looking for details of how ducted air conditioning works

Would you like reading materials to cover fundamentals? Shoot me a PM with your email and I'll email it across.

3 months3 monthsBelsBels posted:
Cost to install a cctv system for a double storey house?

I can't help you on price but it will always be cheaper, have a nicer finish and overall have more options when allowances are made during building stage. You…

3 months3 monthsBelsBels posted:
Latest recommendations on wireless cameras

I'd say you'd better be prepared to be disappointed. Why bother with wifi cams when you're going to need to get power there for the power packs, why not…

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3 months3 monthsBelsBels posted:
How to cool down garage

Have you got a picture of what you're planning to use? I can't see how it's an air gap if it's sheets of foam.

3 months3 monthsBelsBels posted:
How to cool down garage

I believe the foil works best when there's an air gap.

4 months4 monthsBelsBels posted:
air conditioner sizing

1 HP of refrigeration output = 2.5kW of refrigeration output

5 months5 monthsBelsBels posted:
Roof Insulation: Cellulose Fibre or Glasswool Batts

You couldn't lift every 2nd or 3rd roof sheet to lay batts down? End of the day blow-in insulation is better than no insulation though any trades having to…

5 months5 monthsBelsBels posted:
Recirculating Hot Water Service

Yeah usually in low ambient temperatures (dead of winter in Melbourne) heat pumps will struggle to draw heat out of the air and ice forms on the outdoor coil after…

5 months5 monthsBelsBels posted:
Recirculating Hot Water Service

I don't think the heat pump HWS is going to be too flash when used with a circulation pump. If you disregard the recycle timer I'm using and use purely…

5 months5 monthsBelsBels posted:
Earthwool

Either he's ignorant or just plain shady as he's aware it is and just doesn't want to do anything different or use something he probably doesn't use frequently. They're essentially…

5 months5 monthsBelsBels posted:
Recirculating Hot Water Service

Reticulated hot water systems are only inefficient energy wise in domestic dwellings if the pump is constantly running. You can increase the overall efficiency with the use of timers to…

5 months5 monthsBelsBels posted:
Gyprock bulging

It sort of sounds like the issue I had with insulation where I wasn't diligent enough to make sure all the edges were tucked in and clear from the studs.…

5 months5 monthsBelsBels posted:
Is AC vent in kitchen a good/bad idea?

If your kitchen, living and dining is open plan and essentially one big area then it doesn't hurt to have another diffuser in the kitchen. I would suggest to keep…

5 months5 monthsBelsBels posted:
Recirculating Hot Water Service

Back on topic, how did you go with your builder in getting a reticulated hot water setup added to your build?

5 months5 monthsBelsBels posted:
Recirculating Hot Water Service

The cost of the hydronic was ~$14k for 9 panels, 2 towel rails and the boiler installed. It was minus a thermostat/controller as I was supplying my own. Yes…

5 months5 monthsBelsBels posted:
Recirculating Hot Water Service

I have a reticulated domestic hot water setup at time with a circulation pump connected to an instantaneous gas hot water boiler. It's actually an combi condensing boiler for…

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