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First time owner builder

Hi Henry, all getting close, have had hold ups with a few things. I'm having power to the house removed on the 14th next month and a temp meter box…

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Sloping Narrow site: Hamptons style build. Cabinetry

Hi Chris, I'm in Sydney and saw your, or very similar, white tiles in the bathroom at Warriewood shopping centre. Loved them but haven't been able to track them down.…

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Canberra custom KDR

Hi Algernon, I'm really enjoying and appreciating the detail from your posts. It gives me things to take into consideration in our build (hoping to have the house demolished at…

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Variotherm Wall Heating/Cooling

Why thankyou

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Variotherm Wall Heating/Cooling

There are all sorts of outlets. Wall hung, ceiling cassettes, mini ducted, enclosed. I have gas on this house and I'm getting it removed and using induction cooking, Sanden heat…

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Variotherm Wall Heating/Cooling

Which part of OZ are you in? I'm about to build on the Northern Beaches in Sydney. While I was designing the house I looked at all sorts of different…

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Variotherm Wall Heating/Cooling

I just looked at their video on the link. I think condensation will be an issue as well. It would appear that it was developed in Austria which is not…

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Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

Looking forward to seeing the plans

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Am I crazy? OB near Port Macquarie

I'm going to do just about the same here in Sydney. I'm 63 and faced the same sort reactions...... does everyone else know something I don't .
I'm thinking that…

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Building Liberty 45 Vogue in Dee Why

The way it works for the sewer is you need to have a vent to allow the water to get away from the toilet and other waste pipes as they…

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Building Liberty 45 Vogue in Dee Why

Where abouts on the house is it, front back?

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Building Liberty 45 Vogue in Dee Why

By the photo, it appears to be attached to the roof water waste to the street not the sewer. If it's the vent I'm thinking of, it only lets air…

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Building Liberty 45 Vogue in Dee Why

From what I understand, it allows for a better follow of water, like the stink pipe for the sewer. I would have thought it would have been at the highest…

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Building Liberty 45 Vogue in Dee Why

Is it an air admittance valve?

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Canberra custom KDR

Ooh, I like the shoe seat, I'm pinching that one for sure.

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Canberra custom KDR

Looking great! You must be getting excited.

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Energy Recovery Systems

Is was able to convert the PDF file to JPG.

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Energy Recovery Systems

I agree, it is a pleasant climate.... except for three last 3 months with all the humidity
I designed the house with 4 zones. 1)Lounge/dining 2) Master bed 3) guest…

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Canberra custom KDR

Thanks Algernon, probably a more cost effective way of getting the clean finish we want. I'll have to look into the costing of the two methods. They have YouTube info…

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Canberra custom KDR

Thanks for that, I would be very interested in the photos. We're about to do an owner build (just received our CC). With the doors, I wondered if you would…

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Canberra custom KDR

Hi Algernon, I've been watch and enjoying your build. Would you be able to enlighten me on how the reveals for the windows are going to be done? Will they…

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Airflow in the Tropics

My 2 cents for what it is worth. Unless your going to aircon the room insulation isn't going to have much effect as there is little (I assume) variation in…

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Energy Recovery Systems

Thanks for that, I looked at the link and see Mitsubishi have the system here as well. Amazing how much time is spent researching new things.

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Energy Recovery Systems

I agree, however the Odyssey system is removing the roof space air to the outside until the internal living space is higher than the outside air. It then sucks…

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Energy Recovery Systems

www.recoveryvent.com.au are the ones who quoted. They are at emu plains here in Sydney. I became interested in this system when I was designing the house. There is a YouTube…

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Refridgeration Mechanic Help needed please.

Sounds possible. If you have enough vents, it should be balanced. Have you checked the return to see if it's coming out of there. It has to be going somewhere.…

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Energy Recovery Systems

Was meant to say "tight house"

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Energy Recovery Systems

Hi everyone. I'm thinking of installing an ERV in a new build on the Northern Beaches Sydney.
I understand that you need a really to house for optimum results.
I…

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Insulation Batts

Thanks Alex
I probably will go with the 2.5, it's only a small extra cost but small things do add up over the build.
I agree, installation of the product is the…

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Insulation Batts

Twas wondering if anyone can help. I've been looking at insulation batts for walls. Researching on the net, R2 cost about $3.80/ M² and R2.5 is double at about $7.60…

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