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Ecobob Cafe

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

Water tank monitoring and safety...
By willhere
08 Apr '20 05:30 PM
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Building design, construction and renovations

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

Roof - Home Repair vs Home Impro...
By Haririne
29 Mar '20 01:37 AM
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Importing or Economical Building Products

This forum is for topics relating to experiences and knowledge around importing building products or locally sourced economical products.

RE: Sourcing economical products
By Ecobob
29 Feb '20 04:41 PM
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The NZ Tiny House Forum

Building a tiny home? This is the place to be to ask tiny house questions, share your experience and knowledge and have a chat about all things tiny house related.

RE: Beginners guide
By Ecobob
29 Feb '20 04:39 PM
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Real estate and property development

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

RE: What's the process to reloca...
By Ecobob
29 Feb '20 04:47 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: Solar Panel Drawing Amps ind...
By Solar Mike
02 Feb '20 07:20 PM
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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: Electric Car for NZ, Electri...
By Oli
29 Feb '20 08:48 PM
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Water tank monitoring and safety shut off

Hi all, Hope all is well. We've recently rebuilt a holiday home in St Arnuard. We don't have mains water here and are currently running off rainwater however our water tank is underground and not easily accessed to view water levels. Does anyone ...
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08 Apr '20 05:30 PM
By willhere
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Biofuel ethanol fires

Does anyone have any opinion or experience with biofuel ethanol fire places?
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28 Feb '14 10:54 PM
By sceptics
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Solar Panel Drawing Amps indead of Adding Amps???

Hello all, I have an off grid powered house powered by 6 x 12v batteries all hooked up in parallel. I also have 4 x 150w 12v solar panels all hooked up in parallel too. Things were good however I ...
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02 Feb '20 07:20 PM
By Solar Mike
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Does anyone know anything about Ebode?

We are getting interested in building a sustainable house and have come across ebode.co.nz. Does anyone know anything about them? are they just another design and build company doing a "greenwash" or are they as good as their website seems ...
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04 May '08 01:30 PM
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HW and underfloor heating combined???

I like the idea, using heatpump technology, but every company/person I talk to has different advice often contradicting. Does anyone have experience with one HP doing both? Or anyone using 2 seperate HP's??? Would love to hear. For my situation, compact ...
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26 Apr '10 10:38 PM
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carpet offgassing

I am staying in a house that had carpet laid in January and is still offgassing and making me ill (respiratory symptoms, headache). I'm looking for solutions that quicken the offgassing eg would getting the carpet steam cleaned work? thanks.
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17 Jun '09 04:55 AM
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How do I make cabinet handles?

Hello Community, I can't find cool cabinet handles and I was wondering how hard it would be to make them out of baking clay or some such material. If someone knows where I can buy skull pulls for my kitchen cabinets ...
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11 Nov '12 03:23 AM
By Solar Mike
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Rough Sawn Rimu Walls

Hi We have removed the scrim on our hallway walls and have revealed complete walls of rough-sawn rimu boards (think its known as sarking?). They look amazing and we are considering leaving them as they are as a feature. Has ...
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27 Jan '15 09:30 AM
By wyllie
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Roof - Home Repair vs Home Improvement

We recently replaced our roof. Does this go under home repair (expense all in 1 yr) or is this a home improvement (depreciate over 39 years). We made no structural changes just took off and repaired/replaced the old shingles. THANKS! ...
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29 Mar '20 01:37 AM
By Haririne
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Aerogel

Is aerogel insulation available in NZ? Has anyone used it in a domestic insulation situation? Any idea of cost? Having done a quick google, there were some reports back in early 2012 of the price about to plummet?
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08 Dec '12 07:19 PM
By Nikoftime
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