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TheBoatMan

Perth, Western Australia
Joined 14 February 2009
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9 years9 yearsTheBoatManTheBoatMan posted:
Recommended Cooling and Heating Provider in WA/Perth

If anyone is interested in a quote please feel free to PM me directly.
Thanks everyone.

9 years9 yearsTheBoatManTheBoatMan posted:
why can't I have the heating & cooling zones I want?

Yeah, you can really run whatever zones you want as long as:
1) You dont run too few. If this happens the airflow has nowhere to go.
2) You don't run to…

9 years9 yearsTheBoatManTheBoatMan posted:
Daikin VRV

The company where i work has installed a lot of multi split systems similar to vrv systems. Basically multi splits are running 2 or more indoor heads off a single…

9 years9 yearsTheBoatManTheBoatMan posted:
DUCTED A/C.....ACTON or DAIKIN or.....

Good on you for doing the research!

9 years9 yearsTheBoatManTheBoatMan posted:
DUCTED A/C.....ACTON or DAIKIN or.....

Let us know how you go.

9 years9 yearsTheBoatManTheBoatMan posted:
Estimating A/C size

Let us know how you go.

9 years9 yearsTheBoatManTheBoatMan posted:
Converting Evaporative to Refridgerated

1) You would need all new ducts due to size differences.
2) The vent locations for reverse cycle compared to evaporative are different. You can get away with using existing…

9 years9 yearsTheBoatManTheBoatMan posted:
Noisy return air

A thinner filter may help if you can find one.
It doesn't really matter if the duct curls around and does u turns, as long as the duct is at least…

9 years9 yearsTheBoatManTheBoatMan posted:
Can you convert reverse cycle to gas, and price?

Generally the ducts for heating are smaller than reverse cycle. Heating ducts are usually 150 or 200mm diameter. It can be done where they join the ducts just near the…

9 years9 yearsTheBoatManTheBoatMan posted:
Builder and Evap Cooling they include

Good question

9 years9 yearsTheBoatManTheBoatMan posted:
New insulation, Old dust

I have installed air conditioners in roof spaces with dust, rats, dead rats, spiders, rodents, exposed electrical cables and asbestos.
I have never been in a roof space that wasn't…

9 years9 yearsTheBoatManTheBoatMan posted:
Fujitsu 6HP Inverter Unit ??

For 2 storey homes, air conditioning installers need to get in just after the roof goes up but before the ceilings are put in place.
For single storey homes, it is…

9 years9 yearsTheBoatManTheBoatMan posted:
Noisy return air

Great Point Mick01.
The return air duct should be minimum 6M in length.
This helps to minimize noise.

9 years9 yearsTheBoatManTheBoatMan posted:
upgrading old ducted aircon system

We always quote everything new. Pipes are usually (always) different sizes. The ducts are either the incorrect size or are filthy through many years of use. The outlets are usually…

9 years9 yearsTheBoatManTheBoatMan posted:
Noisy return air

There are a few options for a noisy return air grille:
1) Give it a clean - the dirtier it is the noisier it is.
2) Add another return air grille -…

9 years9 yearsTheBoatManTheBoatMan posted:
Ceiling insulation

Speaking of vermin, we had a home the other day. Did a preduct for air conditioning, went back a few months later and rats hat chewed into the ducting and…

9 years9 yearsTheBoatManTheBoatMan posted:
Evap cooling on really hot days?

Evaporative systems try to blow out 40 times the volume of the house, so you can imagine that is a lot of air. The air will gush out of the…

10 years10 yearsTheBoatManTheBoatMan posted:
Oil staining on concrete....

I use same as Fu Manchu.
Just a spray can of engine degreaser works great to remove oil stains. Just spray on, leave for around 20 minutes and then scrub with…

10 years10 yearsTheBoatManTheBoatMan posted:
41sq 2 story: Use 2 evap coolers, or ducted ac?

Great point Macy.
It is a shame when you go to a great house where air conditioning has either not been allowed for, or not put in at all.
This happens…

10 years10 yearsTheBoatManTheBoatMan posted:
Best cooling for this house ??

The only place you could really fit a wall split in the living is between the kitchen and meals, on the kitchen wall. This may look a little out of…

10 years10 yearsTheBoatManTheBoatMan posted:
Perth - looking for a designer

Let me know how you go.

10 years10 yearsTheBoatManTheBoatMan posted:
Ceiling insulation

Let us know how you go.

10 years10 yearsTheBoatManTheBoatMan posted:
41sq 2 story: Use 2 evap coolers, or ducted ac?

Hi Tim,
It is usually no worries adding air conditioning to the top floor of a 2 storey home once handover has occurred. If you want air conditioning to the downstairs…

10 years10 yearsTheBoatManTheBoatMan posted:
Central Inverter Systems.

With most ducted reverse cycle systems, even with a large unit you will probably only be able to run about half your house at once.
I have heard that reverse cycle…

10 years10 yearsTheBoatManTheBoatMan posted:
Central Inverter Systems.

If you wanted to cool/heat your entire home all at once, you would need to look into another option.

10 years10 yearsTheBoatManTheBoatMan posted:
How Much to AirCondition 4Br House

It would range from $9,000 to around $14,000 depending on what brand and contractor you choose.
Around $10K-$12K seems a fair price. Best to pick a good brand and a reputable…

10 years10 yearsTheBoatManTheBoatMan posted:
Building in Butler with HBC

Another Butler Boy Here.
It is a great suburb. So great to walk around the lake! If only they would put the train line up here like they were supposed to.
Your…

10 years10 yearsTheBoatManTheBoatMan posted:
Eccopanel Heaters

I am quite fond of those electric wall heaters that you can use outside, the ones that cast that red glow. They seem like an easier alternative to gas, especially…

10 years10 yearsTheBoatManTheBoatMan posted:
Required heating/cooling capacities, what is right???

You can get too large a unit. This then results in short cycling where the room gets to temperature so quick the unit is constantly switching on and off, which…

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