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4 months4 monthsparawolfparawolf posted:
Adding a ceiling fan

Hey people, i'd love to add a ceiling fan to this room which is a bedroom; but we have these massive ceiling medallions/roses. Additionally these old but cheapish chandelier. If…

Adding a ceiling fan
5 years5 yearsparawolfparawolf posted:
(MEL) Retrofit of inverter AC system

So got a second quote - basically the same fit out, but a 12.5kW Mitsubishi Electric System vs the 14kW (13.5?) above. But the rough quote after property inspection, was…

5 years5 yearsparawolfparawolf posted:
(MEL) Retrofit of inverter AC system

Looking at getting ducted inverter AC system installed in our house we've just bought and moved into. It is a gorgeous 1950's cavity brick house, but needs AC (already has…

5 years5 yearsparawolfparawolf posted:
Your Connected Home. What have you done / what do you need?

Just keeping up with IoT security - nearly all default credentials or even hidden "service" ones are publicly known - https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/s ... t-devices/

5 years5 yearsparawolfparawolf posted:
Your Connected Home. What have you done / what do you need?

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/05/1 ... ot_botnet/
Anything that using uPnP technology to be 'easier' to use and discover is basically at risk of hijacking for either DDoS services, or spying…

5 years5 yearsparawolfparawolf posted:
Your Connected Home. What have you done / what do you need?

Ideally planned along with electrical design and installed during build. Locations for optimal wifi coverage both internal and out, and wired connections and their centralised patch need to be installed…

5 years5 yearsparawolfparawolf posted:
Your Connected Home. What have you done / what do you need?

Wiring to support high bandwidth demands and PoE linkages such as WiFi access points across a multi story or large ground floor house is entirely accurate. Outdoor security, use power…

5 years5 yearsparawolfparawolf posted:
Your Connected Home. What have you done / what do you need?

Things like this: https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/04/1 ... rnel_flaw/ are why embedded linux IoT devices need to be isolated from your internal network where you might be doing things…

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5 years5 yearsparawolfparawolf posted:
Your Connected Home. What have you done / what do you need?

I think you may need to investigate closer the IoT devices and their security capability or lack thereof. The largest amount of DDoS origin traffic is from unsecured IoT devices.…

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5 years5 yearsparawolfparawolf posted:
Your Connected Home. What have you done / what do you need?

For those that are doing connected homes work - what security concerns are you considering?
I'm definitely looking at having a network segment just for IOT devices that will allow for…

12 years12 yearsparawolfparawolf posted:
HDMI Cables

I'd suggest the cheap HDMI are not HDMI certified and are probably made in China or similar intellectual property/standards ignorant country. They may carry the term, but from China that…

12 years12 yearsparawolfparawolf posted:
HDMI Cables

Soon we won't have to be using HDMI cables, even for runs up to 30'.
wireless HDMI is coming... http://hothardware.com/Reviews/WHDI-Kit ... -HDelight/

12 years12 yearsparawolfparawolf posted:
HDMI Cables

$110! :D

12 years12 yearsparawolfparawolf posted:
Double Glazing costs

What is the acoustic performance between these different configs?

12 years12 yearsparawolfparawolf posted:
Double Glazing costs

STC/Rw?
3 of the mixed thickness vs what of the 4/12/4?

12 years12 yearsparawolfparawolf posted:
Double Glazing costs

Curious one i've heard, but haven't seen written much about is noise insulation through the use of different thickness glass in a DG arrangement.
Can this be discussed quickly/disproven/elaborated and costed…

12 years12 yearsparawolfparawolf posted:
Torn underfloor heating duct by pets

Yup, sharp non serrated knife and wire cutters.

12 years12 yearsparawolfparawolf posted:
Blogging about building our 9 star house

Living just across the divide in Thornbury i'm following your build with interest.
I'm on a 390sqm block with a house i'd love to build from scratch and really interested if…

12 years12 yearsparawolfparawolf posted:
6+ Star Energy Rated Homes

Cool! thats only just the next suburb from me.... :D

12 years12 yearsparawolfparawolf posted:
Torn underfloor heating duct by pets

I'd be happy to get a professional in to do that work, but after 3 comapnies cancelled (2 of which was 15 minutes prior to scheduled start time) and I…

12 years12 yearsparawolfparawolf posted:
Insulating the Uninsulated

All good stuff - many thanks.

12 years12 yearsparawolfparawolf posted:
6+ Star Energy Rated Homes

Thanks for the great explanation, so it isn't necessarily a checkbox way to select components to build up to an efficient house, but it isn't exactly scientific or holistic either.…

12 years12 yearsparawolfparawolf posted:
6+ Star Energy Rated Homes

I've tried some searching on here, and also on the greater interwebbie, but can't find much specifics.
Come May 2011, all new homes built will have to conform to 6 star…

12 years12 yearsparawolfparawolf posted:
Insulating the Uninsulated

Cool thanks for that. I'm pretty decided that i'll go with the R2.5 SoundScreen from Bradford for the walls as it is thinner which allows for the air gap on…

12 years12 yearsparawolfparawolf posted:
Torn underfloor heating duct by pets

2 hours later of rubbish removal from under the house, cleaning out all the old torn insulation, cutting new insulation to length, fitting a new joiner, duct taping and the…

12 years12 yearsparawolfparawolf posted:
Insulating the Uninsulated

Oh and the roof is uninsulated also, but i'm working on that, including the few too.
I'll be looking at about R4.0 for the roof + roof wrap...

12 years12 yearsparawolfparawolf posted:
Insulating the Uninsulated

So my weatherboard house is uninsulated - i've been talking about this a while, but now I have some motivation...
By uninsulated I mean nothing, nadda, zip, apart from the internal…

12 years12 yearsparawolfparawolf posted:
Torn underfloor heating duct by pets

*dig dig dig*
Thanks for this, turns out the dogs have gotten under the house again (or a possum) so i'm going under the house myself again. I've got a usable…

12 years12 yearsparawolfparawolf posted:
Another Building Expo - Melbourne...

I'm so over these expo's. There is so little substance to them and so few actual people that i'd want to speak to. The vast majority of vendors are consumer…

12 years12 yearsparawolfparawolf posted:
Domestic Fuel Cell

Just looking at these... Wondering if during winter it would be possible to route the excess heat through a water exchanger to in-slab water heating...
Probably best asking the manufacturer I…

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