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

RE: How to maximise solar power ...
By Harm Less Solutions
26 Mar '17 09:32 AM
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Building design, construction and renovations

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

Air Sealing Renovation
By Mr Lucas
27 Mar '17 04:56 PM
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Real estate and property development

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

Pourakino - Riverton
By SmartPanels
17 Nov '16 12:46 AM
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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: Assessing solar system size
By Trans Marine Pro
20 Mar '17 10:09 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: Electric folding bikes.
By tonyv
26 Mar '17 11:04 PM
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Air Sealing Renovation

We are Renovating an old timber weatherboard house on piles, we are relining all exterior walls and ceilings to add insulation and air tight layer with a cavity between studs and lining for services. If using Intello Plus air tight ...
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27 Mar '17 04:56 PM
By Mr Lucas
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Double glazing or ventilation system for reducing window condensation

Hi, I’m needing some help deciding what to upgrade first to resolve the issue of window condensation. I know this is a topic talked to death, but I’d like some advice all the same. I've already trolled through hundreds of posts... Issue: ...
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27 Mar '17 11:34 AM
By aoraki
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Electric folding bikes.

I have spent many hours researching for a folding electric bike(want two of these). I have totally confused myself on which I should buy.After reading reviews etc I find that I have been even more confused to which make I should buy. I ...
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26 Mar '17 11:04 PM
By tonyv
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How to maximise solar power self-consumption?

Hello, I was wondering if anyone with a solar power system has any tips on how to use as much of your solar power as possible before sending it to the grid? Timing your washing machine and dish washer is something I've ...
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26 Mar '17 09:32 AM
By Harm Less Solutions
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Magroc, designs, costs

Hi We are looking a building new home with magroc external walls and roof. We have a house plan in mind as we've walked through a home with the layout. We don't want to spend a lot of money before getting ...
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24 Mar '17 02:59 PM
By Sacen
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Marshall Water Heater

I've just got hold of a marshall solid fuel hot water heater. Anyone plumbed one of these in? There are a bunch of connections but no instructions. I called Marshall today, but no one about. Thanks Dave
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20 Mar '17 08:32 PM
By letsparty
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Assessing solar system size

Morning all, Question for those who have taken the solar leap - how did you establish the size of your solar system (kW) prior to installation? Was this based upon fundamentals (daily load profile), monthly power bill, guidance from an electrician or ...
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20 Mar '17 10:09 AM
By Trans Marine Pro
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Victron Inverter

Just wondering if anyone has had experience with this inverter - specifically Multiplus 24/3000/70-16. Thanks.
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20 Mar '17 09:52 AM
By Trans Marine Pro
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Nissan Leaf

I am thinking of buying a Nissan Leaf but I would like some advice. I am 76 years old and I am expecting this purchase to be my last car purchase - I keep my cars for a long time! ...
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18 Mar '17 04:01 PM
By Grant Dixon
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eco friendly foundation systems

Hello all We are going to rebuild our house down here in Christchurch and I would like a more eco friendly foundation than the traditional polystyrene waffle slab available here in New Zealand. Does anyone know of any or personal ...
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14 Mar '17 10:05 AM
By Sarachin
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