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The Ecobob Cafe is for people interested in eco living to socialise and to share ideas and information.

RE: Should I turn off my heatpum...
By Warmone
03 Aug '17 04:50 PM
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Building design, construction and renovations

This forum is for topics relating to eco friendly building design, construction and renovations.

RE: bamboo flooring recommendati...
By Philip Muir
18 Aug '17 01:10 PM
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Real estate and property development

Topics in this forum relate to sustainable real estate and sustainable property development.

Attic space and vilax window
By ap127
15 Jun '17 10:46 PM
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Switching to Solar Power

Questions, comments or advice about going solar. Solar power is becoming more affordable in New Zealand, but there are still a lot of questions on many people's minds; what size to get, what solar panels, what about storage for solar?

RE: The Whole Problem with Solar...
By Dys
07 Aug '17 11:54 AM
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EV Forum - The Electric Vehicle Discussion Board

Chat and ask EV enthusiasts questions about the latest electric vehicle models, from Tesla, Mitsubishi, BMW, Nissan and more. Find info about charging stations and self-driving cars.

RE: Facts about electric cars
By Dys
02 Aug '17 07:40 AM
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bamboo flooring recommendations

I'm presently in the stage of building and wish for bamboo flooring. I have heard of some horrie stories, but i think this is when peoplle have installed it onto concrete flooring or buying a bad product. In my case ...
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18 Aug '17 01:10 PM
By Philip Muir
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Magroc Insulfound (Magnesium oxide board) Issues: Rotting, Decaying etc

Hi, I have Magroc Insulfound on my foundation slab. The slab has been down for a few months now as I have a delay in getting onto the framing. The Magroc Insulfound has well and truly rotted away. Has anyone else ...
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16 Aug '17 10:24 AM
By tobias kraus
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Louver windows and passive design/ air tightness

Hi all, we are starting to design our new house with passive design principles in mind. We are up-spec'ing insulation and choosing high performance windows/ frames, have a great thermal mass providing concrete floor throughout with underfloor and perimeter insulation- ...
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16 Aug '17 08:25 AM
By Dys
9

Greenwood Gasification Woodfired Boiler

Does anyone have one or know of anyone who has one in their home? We are looking at getting one but would like to speak to people who have experience with them before committing. Thanks
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12 Aug '17 08:36 PM
By Guv
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Draughtsman/architect with CLT expertise

Hi, does anyone know of a draughtsman/architect with expertise in CLT construction ? I do have the design and detailing but I need someone to put it all together to a consent suitable set of drawings? ...
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08 Aug '17 08:26 AM
By Dys
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The Whole Problem with Solar PV

For years i've been trying to get around this problem with going solar PV. This past month living in Christchurch i'm convinced the power companies are raking it in. After recent dumps of rain, the spot prices of power have ...
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07 Aug '17 11:54 AM
By Dys
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Should I turn off my heatpump at night or just turn down?

We have recently had our house reinsulated - in the roof, and underflooring and have removed our log burner and installed a new heatpump. I was told by the installer that it is more efficient to leave the heat pump on ...
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03 Aug '17 04:50 PM
By Warmone
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Natural Flow Systems, any experiences good or bad?

We are relocating a house onto a 5 acre section and need to get a septic system fitted. We want to be as sustainable as possible so definately don't want a powered system, and ideally want to our grey water ...
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03 Aug '17 04:45 PM
By MrCat
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Facts about electric cars

This topic really annoys me because there is so much misinformation our there. This is a list of commonly stated misnomers about electric cars. 1 (fossil fuel usage) Electric cars consume more fossil fuels that ICE cars because they ultimately source ...
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02 Aug '17 07:40 AM
By Dys
5

Electric Car for NZ, Electric Aeropod

IMPORTANT PRESS RELEASE. I am about to import and test an electric vehicle which I have branded as the "Electric Aeropod". It is a two seater limited range (approx 80km) and limited speed (50 km/h) fully covered, purpose built and patented electric ...
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31 Jul '17 04:07 PM
By John Hornblow
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