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Far North QLD
Joined 10 March 2008
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10 years10 yearscyclonecyclone posted:
Under tile heating.

Keeping your feet warm, keeps your whole body warm.
Under tile heating can be moved to off peak heating (depending where you live, where heat is most likely required when peak…

11 years11 yearscyclonecyclone posted:
Anyone keeping Chickens?

here are my chooks.......
http://www.gorgecreekorchards.com.au/webcam4.htm

11 years11 yearscyclonecyclone posted:
QLD Ergon Energy Tariff trial

Most of the houses i see are packed like sardines !!!!
i wonder if the computer software that calculates the energy efficiency of a house takes this into account !

11 years11 yearscyclonecyclone posted:
QLD Ergon Energy Tariff trial

With the hot humid climate (Cairns) i wonder if this trial is going to work ?

11 years11 yearscyclonecyclone posted:
QLD Ergon Energy Tariff trial

http://www.ergon.com.au/energy-conservation/demand-management/electricity-demand-trials/tariff-trial

11 years11 yearscyclonecyclone posted:
3 phase reading from controller

This is for any interested parties.
This is a snapshot of my usage during the day ( on the low side, no cooking etc) from my general tariff
Take note of my…

3 phase reading from controller
11 years11 yearscyclonecyclone posted:
Completely air tight homes?

i think the unit was between $2000-3000 with tubing and outlet, but you have to supply your own inlet cowl.

11 years11 yearscyclonecyclone posted:
Speedheat vs other heating methods

Under tile heating is the safest form of heating, as long as they are connected to a RCD.
Sad news about gas heating http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/mum-in-the-clear-over-deaths-of-tyler-and-chase-robinson/story-e6frf7jo-1225874623466

12 years12 yearscyclonecyclone posted:
Completely air tight homes?

i have a IC 300 installed http://www.air-change.com/Products/ERVInCeiling/tabid/75/Default.aspx

12 years12 yearscyclonecyclone posted:
HRV Solamate. Heat Recovery Unit

I've looked at this:
It will be interesting to know what filters they use.
It sucks air from the roof then pushes it into the rooms ??? I must say i don't…

12 years12 yearscyclonecyclone posted:
How much is underfloor heating?

under tile or in slab ?

12 years12 yearscyclonecyclone posted:
Where would you put your filter for drinking water?

are you going to use carbon filters ? if so they are rated to 2000L (10" models) so i would only filter the drinking water only as close as possible…

12 years12 yearscyclonecyclone posted:
Absorption trenches why do I need it?

can you post the hydraulic design ?
Can you somebody explain why I need it and when it gets full or clogged what happens then?
you need it for your waste, if…

12 years12 yearscyclonecyclone posted:
Separate trenches for electrical and plumbing?

yes. not the Nitto electrical tape type :D

12 years12 yearscyclonecyclone posted:
Separate trenches for electrical and plumbing?

i think you can as long as the electrical conduit meets the depth requirements. for example, have the electrical at 600mm add sand then electrical tape, then add soil to…

12 years12 yearscyclonecyclone posted:
new neighbours built a fence without asking us :(

is the fence on the border or a couple centimetres on their side ?

12 years12 yearscyclonecyclone posted:
How to choose tapwear etc?

i went with mixers everywhere, and they have internal limits for hot water, very safe.

12 years12 yearscyclonecyclone posted:
Outside Taps

Yep, i've got a tempered tap near the garage :)
overall, i've got 8 external taps.

12 years12 yearscyclonecyclone posted:
Dry System for rainwater capture

chemical will slowly leach through the soil over the months/years and then start leaking into the storm water piping that has been laid around the house.
is thge pipe porous ?
do…

12 years12 yearscyclonecyclone posted:
Under-tile heating for bathroom & WC

$1000 for 12.5m2 sounds a bit steep, but i bought my mats 3 years ago.
Are the thermostats manual or digital (with timers) ?

12 years12 yearscyclonecyclone posted:
Dry System for rainwater capture

250m2 of roof
1mm of rain = 250 L
15000 L = 60mm of rain
u may consider large tanks ??

12 years12 yearscyclonecyclone posted:
Under-tile heating for bathroom & WC

did it include thermostats ?

12 years12 yearscyclonecyclone posted:
Under-tile heating for bathroom & WC

is that supply and install ?

12 years12 yearscyclonecyclone posted:
Under-tile heating for bathroom & WC

i've got Devi mats, works great !!

12 years12 yearscyclonecyclone posted:
Clipsal C-Bus

hmmm, you might have to take into account the transformer as well

12 years12 yearscyclonecyclone posted:
LATRONICS power inverters, are they any good ?

what size water pump, did you allow the surge in current at startup ?
maybe a cheap genset would be better.
cheers

12 years12 yearscyclonecyclone posted:
Smoke Detectors

hmmm, but no light.
http://tinyurl.com/nhhdbz

12 years12 yearscyclonecyclone posted:
Getting hot water ... faster! ... hot water recirculation

while i understand water is precious, it was not the reason for installing a ring main.
My ensuite is approx 20m from the HW unit, without the pump i would have…

12 years12 yearscyclonecyclone posted:
Noggins - where do you wish you had put them???

i used ply between studs, but i OB.

12 years12 yearscyclonecyclone posted:
Getting hot water ... faster! ... hot water recirculation

i just got one of these installed (similiar), but i've got a ring main.

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