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Electrician who can install

Does anyone know any electrician in Auckland who can install Solar PV system – install only? We buy a complete Solar PV system kit by ourselves. After done some research, Solar PV system in NZ are relatively still expensive because of ...
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13 Nov 19 08:39 PM - By tahir lodhi
13 Nov '19 08:39 PM
By tahir lodhi
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eco gypsy

off grid Romany traveller the eco gypsy check him out on eco gypsy on you tube
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08 Nov 19 06:34 PM - By Ecobob
08 Nov '19 06:34 PM
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Community Gardens

With the growing popularity of community gardens in residential areas, growing for both food and pleasure is proving to be a popular and therapeutic pass time. Tell us about your community garden. My local one in Khandallah, Wellington offers a little ...
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06 Nov 19 10:54 PM - By Ecobob
06 Nov '19 10:54 PM
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Earth building workshops in 2019?

Hi everyone. I'm looking for any events related to earth building techniques, but would be especially interested in cob workshops. Is anyone here interested in holding a workshop, or know of someone who is? I'm in the Auckland area and it could ...
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17 Oct 19 08:02 PM - By Bob
17 Oct '19 08:02 PM
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Insulwool vs batts insulation

The house we have just bought looks to have Insulwool-type insulation in the ceiling (ie fluffy blown insulation that seems to be made of wool). It's about 20cm deep. Does anyone know what sort of R-rating this has, ...
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26 Sep 19 10:26 PM - By Cunny
26 Sep '19 10:26 PM
By Cunny
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Seeking Ecovillage info in New Zealand

Hi. I'm trying to track down a list of Ecovillages through out New Zealand and was wanting to know if anyone know's a good link where I could find them?
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14 Sep 19 03:30 PM - By ted scott
14 Sep '19 03:30 PM
By ted scott
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Wetback

We have recently purchased a home which has a wetback fire place. The water heats well however there is a tremendous amount of banging in the pipes when the fire is heating up. As the fire gets ...
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25 Aug 19 10:09 AM - By macroking
25 Aug '19 10:09 AM
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Traditional Internal Lime Plastering - Auckland

Hi all, We're developing a residential property in the Rodney area and would like to consider using a traditional lime based plaster system for our internal walls. Having lived in France and Spain for a few years I loved the ...
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22 Jul 19 06:05 PM - By Stewart Plaster Hamilton, Ltd.
22 Jul '19 06:05 PM
By Stewart Plaster Hamilton, Ltd.
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Wood fire, pellet fire, gas or heat pump for home heating?

Which of the 3 options is best? A wood fire can give 75% efficiency if the wood is dry, whilst a pellet fire can give high 80s. However, I assume this does not factor production of the raw material which, whilst ...
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05 Jul 19 08:14 PM - By Peter Meyer
05 Jul '19 08:14 PM
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Pyroclassic IV wood fire

Hi, has anyone had or known someone who has had a Pyroclassic IV wood fire? It is reportedly one of the most efficient fireplaces on the market. I am interested though to hear from anyone as to its performance. The ...
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23 Jun 19 02:00 PM - By Neil in Adelaide Hills
23 Jun '19 02:00 PM
By Neil in Adelaide Hills
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Best Composting toilet available in N.Z?

Your first hand experiences sought please. Does the Kiwi model stand up well against the best avaialble?
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06 May 19 05:01 PM - By Earth Citizen
06 May '19 05:01 PM
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Retrofit double glazing

Hi All, My home is about 7yrs old & has the standard single glazed aluminium windows (the aluminium frames are not thermally broken). Wall insulation is reasonable & roof has just had further batts added over the existing insulation. I am ...
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10 Jun 19 01:02 PM - By MikeH71
10 Jun '19 01:02 PM
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Retro fitting Double Glazing to 1950s Ak home

HELP! any advise on what supplier to use for noise reduction and of course warmth but road noise the bigger issue Lots of different systems out there, any one welcome to comment on advise of what and who to get a quote ...
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10 Jun 19 09:35 AM - By MikeH71
10 Jun '19 09:35 AM
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eco alternatives to mdf and foam

I have been searching for info relating to Eco alternatives to MDF sheets and foam (both for upholstered furniture) but haven't been able to find good reliable sources of information. Can anyone help please? I am looking to set up ...
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21 May 19 11:59 AM - By greenplanet
21 May '19 11:59 AM
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Wood boiler taking big logs

I am looking for a central heating boiler that would take some big logs. I see on the web some that are made in Canada and the US. It is a form of what is known as "district heating" ...
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10 Apr 19 10:29 AM - By gordonz
10 Apr '19 10:29 AM
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Pellet fuel buying group?

Hi everyone, We have been trying to decide the best way to heat our house and water, and the costs of doing so is a large part of the decision. We have read a fair bit about pellet fires/stoves and boilers ...
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18 Mar 19 03:56 PM - By witchypoo
18 Mar '19 03:56 PM
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wood pellet for sale

spruce and pine wood pellets for sale 65 euro per tonne CIF , packing 15 kg bags or big bags, diameter 6mm-8mm made of pine and spruce wood , contact for an offer with your email address ...
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18 Mar 19 03:49 PM - By witchypoo
18 Mar '19 03:49 PM
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Why on earth don't we use this in N.Z??

Hi everyone! Something I've been wondeing for ages and probably someone here knows...(I hope) Why don't we use "sheathing" in N.Z? hopefully that's the right word-let me explain exactly what I'm getting at... It seems to me most houses in the U.S.A/North America ...
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15 Nov 18 02:26 PM - By Dys
15 Nov '18 02:26 PM
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Aquatron Composting toilet (Ecotoilet)

Hi All, I am new here. I am building next year and looking at a composting toilet. The Ecotoilet Aquatron model. I am interested in hearing testimonials regarding this system. Does anyone have one? Thanks, ...
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30 Oct 18 03:51 PM - By dalmor
30 Oct '18 03:51 PM
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Can old gib be recycled into the soil?

I've got a bunch of gib board offcuts to dispose of. In the past I've added gypsum to my soil to improve it. Is "gib board" gypsum with some binding agents? Could I smash it up and dig into soil or ...
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16 Oct 18 06:35 PM - By Sash
16 Oct '18 06:35 PM
By Sash
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Christchurch - land/house cosharing?

Hello - I'm aiming to get my head out of the box and am thinking of more efficient and sustainable ways to live in Christchurch - or the surrounding area. I'm interested in different ideas, such as sharing a section ...
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07 Aug 18 11:41 AM - By Outside the Box
07 Aug '18 11:41 AM
By Outside the Box
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Which Home heating method – Electric Heat pump or low emission Wood Burner?

Ambient air concentrations of both PM10 and NOX in the Auckland region, currently exceed accepted health guidelines and standards. PM10 particulates kill about 600 NZ’s per year from respiratory disease and cancer. The largest single contributors to annual emissions of PM10, are ...
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14 Jul 18 06:56 PM - By AAC Mike
14 Jul '18 06:56 PM
By AAC Mike
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Chinese geothermal heat pump

Has anyone brought a Chinese geothermal heat pump and could recommend a brand .
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26 Mar 18 08:42 PM - By hedge
26 Mar '18 08:42 PM
By hedge
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Energy monitoring

Hi, after doing everything obvious. LED lights Upped the insulation double glazing space heat pump HW heat pump I still have a far too high power bill . I want to have the circuits in the house monitored by a professional for say a month ...
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08 Mar 18 01:35 PM - By jwgorman
08 Mar '18 01:35 PM
By jwgorman
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Self-Building (Jumping through hoops)

Hello and thank you to all that read this. I'm hoping to get some advice or grounding from the good people on this forum. We are wanting to self-build a modest eco house for myself and my family on a ...
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24 Feb 18 07:04 PM - By samsmith
24 Feb '18 07:04 PM
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