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3 months3 monthsSergeySergey posted:
Getting rid of cat dog urine smell outdoors

Hello
Have 2 cats and 1 dog on a smallish backyard. Cats are allowed to go to backyard only. Same with the dog, though she is also walked twice a day.…

3 months3 monthsSergeySergey posted:
Bad quality Clipsal power points?

ok. Should really ask - what brand power outlets/switches etc are available in Australia and which ones are the best? Or just go with any and replace as needed?

3 months3 monthsSergeySergey posted:
Bad quality Clipsal power points?

Who knows if they were new or old at the time they installed it. Don't care about what they did back then. More interested to know on what to replace…

3 months3 monthsSergeySergey posted:
Bad quality Clipsal power points?

Sorry, but would not put these in my house - not certified and would be surprised if any electrician would actually install these.

3 months3 monthsSergeySergey posted:
Bad quality Clipsal power points?

Hi everyone
Was not sure under which topic to put it under. Had my home built in 2010 and since then have replaced pretty much all power points that I use…

Bad quality Clipsal power points?
5 months5 monthsSergeySergey posted:
Post leaking shower checks

Hello
Since my house was built in 2010 I must have had a water leak problem between the shower and the bedroom wall.
Wall is a single utility brick with plaster over…

12 months12 monthsSergeySergey posted:
How do remove and replace this basin?

ok. Removed one. Oscillating tool did not work - glue was too deep inside. Ended up breaking the basin with a hammer - this is what I will do in…

12 months12 monthsSergeySergey posted:
How do remove and replace this basin?

thank you. Will give it a go tomorrow. Maybe should start on a smaller bathroom - if I stuff it up, less expensive to replace

12 months12 monthsSergeySergey posted:
How do remove and replace this basin?

Did not think there was much to show... But here they are. Both bathrooms are the same. Could not find any other way they are attached to the top apart…

12 months12 monthsSergeySergey posted:
How do remove and replace this basin?

Hello
I have 2 basins in 2 bathrooms that I want to replace.
I want to replace the basins from the oval shaped to the rectangular shaped one. But have no luck…

1 year1 yearSergeySergey posted:
Ventilation in bedrooms with dual glazed windows

ERV in every room would be nice.
I don't have ducted A.C. yet, so anything I will add is expensive.
Plan is to put ducted air conditioning with an addition of in…

1 year1 yearSergeySergey posted:
Ventilation in bedrooms with dual glazed windows

I have started this discussion so that other people retrofitting double glazing into their homes are aware of ventilation requirements. Summer - yes, you can open a window, unless it's…

1 year1 yearSergeySergey posted:
Ventilation in bedrooms with dual glazed windows

Key word is fresh. Ventilation is different to ducted air conditioning, though cost as much.

1 year1 yearSergeySergey posted:
Ventilation in bedrooms with dual glazed windows

Are they required to measure it? They can always say (in my house) that I retrofitted my windows etc after they did the install

1 year1 yearSergeySergey posted:
Ventilation in bedrooms with dual glazed windows

Then what's the point of dual glazing if reverse cycle ACs can chill/heat the air? Topic is about ventilation and your regular split system does nothing for that

1 year1 yearSergeySergey posted:
Ventilation in bedrooms with dual glazed windows

With an extra add on. But that air will be just air from the outside, no heat recovery is done. Standard ducted systems in Australia do not normally install it,…

1 year1 yearSergeySergey posted:
Ventilation in bedrooms with dual glazed windows

evap cooling is not very good for dual glazing. You would need to keep your windows open anyway (so I was told).
Given this info, looks like you are building on…

1 year1 yearSergeySergey posted:
Ventilation in bedrooms with dual glazed windows

No, I have not. It all depends on the budget. If your new home is 6* or up, HVAC makes a lot of sense. It is just to expensive for…

1 year1 yearSergeySergey posted:
Ventilation in bedrooms with dual glazed windows

Thanks for trying, but I cannot do these activities at night while I am asleep =)

1 year1 yearSergeySergey posted:
Window rubber seal smell

Hello
Do not know what is the official name for the rubber seal/gasket that holds the actual glass in place.
I had double glazed windows put in and cannot get rid…

2 years2 yearsSergeySergey posted:
Ventilation in bedrooms with dual glazed windows

=) don't think you would be able to sleep next to the crypto mining rig =)
Heating burns oxygen and uses a lot more energy than HRV system does. Don't forget…

2 years2 yearsSergeySergey posted:
Ventilation in bedrooms with dual glazed windows

I agree, but can not agree with the prices we are charged here. A fan and a heat exchanger in a box cannot/should not cost the same or more than…

2 years2 yearsSergeySergey posted:
Ventilation in bedrooms with dual glazed windows

Yeah, I looked at them and... too expensive. My house is not built to the passive house standards, so using HRV will be an overkill. Ducted AC with HRV inflow…

2 years2 yearsSergeySergey posted:
Ventilation in bedrooms with dual glazed windows

People in Russia and northern countries with cold winters have central heating. Keeping window open causes energy loses regardless who pays for them. Best option is to have heat recovery…

2 years2 yearsSergeySergey posted:
Ventilation in bedrooms with dual glazed windows

What is the point of dual glazed windows if you have to open them at night? Summer time - sure. But winter time... Also we got dual glazed windows for…

2 years2 yearsSergeySergey posted:
Ventilation in bedrooms with dual glazed windows

I have not specifically studied it, but concerned of my children's health. Will measure CO2 in just a closed bedroom without anyone in it. If it goes up - will…

2 years2 yearsSergeySergey posted:
Ventilation in bedrooms with dual glazed windows

sorry, did not want to be rude =) I used the "download pdf" option and did not see the reference you provided. So after seeing your response I though you…

2 years2 yearsSergeySergey posted:
Ventilation in bedrooms with dual glazed windows

Do not understand - if you have nothing to add of value, why bother responding at all? If you do, can you please explain what you meant?

2 years2 yearsSergeySergey posted:
Ventilation in bedrooms with dual glazed windows

That study just proves that CO2 can rise to over 3000ppm in a room with 2 occupants over night and references 1000ppm as a standard.

2 years2 yearsSergeySergey posted:
Whirly bird or solar roof ventilation

Have a read through that. A few nice tips on the site too
http://efficiencymatrix.com.au/do-whirly-birds-work/

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