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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
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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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CO2 Heatpump

Does anybody know if there are any CO2 heat pumps made in NZ, I here they are real good in Japan, or is there something better
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13 Nov 17 10:27 PM - By Crusher
13 Nov '17 10:27 PM
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Solar company importing 5kw system

Has anyone used this company Bestsun New Energy, Im looking to import a solar power system ?
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12 Nov 17 12:19 PM - By Brownie
12 Nov '17 12:19 PM
By Brownie
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Eco architect / earthbuilding job

Hi ! I am a French architect looking for a job. I am doing an earthbuilding course in ruatoria at the moment and live the rest of the week in Gisborne but I will be happy to move if needed. I have ...
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08 Nov 17 03:40 PM - By Tiphanie
08 Nov '17 03:40 PM
By Tiphanie
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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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02 Nov 17 02:27 PM - By dorowoods
02 Nov '17 02:27 PM
By dorowoods
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Skystream wind turbine

An article at stuff.co.nz is about a wind turbine installation at a country school. It appears to be a Skystream brand and the US website describes it as an almost plug n play setup. For the stated cost of $16,000 ...
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24 Oct 17 03:33 PM - By farmer Ian
24 Oct '17 03:33 PM
By farmer Ian
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wetback / gas combination

New to this forum and looking for lots of answers Is there such a combination as wetback and gas for hot water? Cheers, Katherine ...
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17 Oct 17 10:21 AM - By Besos
17 Oct '17 10:21 AM
By Besos
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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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09 Oct 17 10:08 AM - By Rakesh Pinao
09 Oct '17 10:08 AM
By Rakesh Pinao
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180 litre versus x2 90 litre hot water cyclinders

We are building a new house. Is it more energy efficient to have a one 90 litre hot water cylinder for day to day use with a second one that can be turned on in the guest bathroom when ...
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16 Sep 17 03:09 PM - By Solar Mike
16 Sep '17 03:09 PM
By Solar Mike
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NZ Standards/Safety compliance for a very basic set up

This thread is an offshoot of http://www.ecobob.co.nz/Forum/ForumPosts/14383/Re-PV-for-Hot-Water-only.aspx?ShowForumPostId=14717#ForumPost14717 to deal specifically with meeting NZ Standards/safety for a very basic setup that hooks PV as directly as possible onto a hot water element. So just thinking on shortcuts that will avoid hassle/cost but ...
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04 Sep 17 11:50 AM - By Fraggleb
04 Sep '17 11:50 AM
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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
03 Aug '17 04:50 PM
By Warmone
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Eco-friendly and non-toxic upholstery fill

Hi there. We have an old ('bergere'?) sofa & chairs which have horrible old foam in that's falling apart. I've started to get quite concerned about what this might be doing to our health - especially as we have ...
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28 Jul 17 01:27 PM - By Alex_Fergus
28 Jul '17 01:27 PM
By Alex_Fergus
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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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24 Jul 17 09:09 PM - By Stewart Plaster Hamilton, Ltd.
24 Jul '17 09:09 PM
By Stewart Plaster Hamilton, Ltd.
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Washing Machines

Hi all! We're just about to move into an Adobe Mud-brick eco house, off the grid, batteries, solar, windmill .... etc ... You will see by my questions below that I know NOTHING as yet about living in an eco house ...
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18 Jul 17 10:57 PM - By Dys
18 Jul '17 10:57 PM
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Wetback to Radiator

Hi, We have a woodburner (old Kent) with wetback disconnected to HW cylinder. I would like to heat a downstairs area with a radiator connected to the wetback. Is this feasible and if so how? Thanks
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14 Jul 17 03:10 PM - By RolyNZ
14 Jul '17 03:10 PM
By RolyNZ
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Thermocell help ?

Hi I have a Thermocell HW system. been working well for 7 years. Just did my annual "get on the roof and clean the panels" I noticed that the glass is dirty....on the inside ! How do I clean this ...
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10 Jul 17 03:06 PM - By Thermocell Nick
10 Jul '17 03:06 PM
By Thermocell Nick
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Living off-grid is not hard!

I have been off-grid over 15 years and I get a lot of questions from people that think living off-grid means going without common comforts and would be too hard of a life for them. I would like to dispel the ...
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04 Jul 17 01:00 PM - By Denise
04 Jul '17 01:00 PM
By Denise
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House Thermal Simulation Software Options

Hi There, Has anybody got any experience with software that can be used to model the thermal performance of anew home design other than Branz ALF. While ALF is of some use, its not that great dealing with Passive heating, and ...
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04 Jul 17 11:58 AM - By --gt--
04 Jul '17 11:58 AM
By --gt--
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building work,

Hi does anyone who has building experience be interested in building a Tiny house for me?
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03 Jul 17 12:28 PM - By RobertoZo
03 Jul '17 12:28 PM
By RobertoZo
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Off-Grid vs Grid Tied Solar

Hi all, I'm interested to hear from any of you that have your home set up for off-grid or grid tied systems, what kind of setup do you have? i.e. how many panels producing how many kw what equipment are ...
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22 Jun 17 12:54 PM - By JClark
22 Jun '17 12:54 PM
By JClark
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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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19 Jun 17 04:42 PM - By CMM71
19 Jun '17 04:42 PM
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importing solar panels?

Hi im wanting to put solar hot water and pv panels on our house , im looking at importing out of china i have a few contacts and good prices but im wondering on standards to make them legal? they ...
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30 May 17 04:31 PM - By mare
30 May '17 04:31 PM
By mare
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'Holz100' houses

i just discovered some wonderful eco houses, called 'Holz100' houses. They have been developed by Erwin Thoma in Austria and they are totally made of untreated solid wood, inside and exterior. This seems to be possible because the wood is ...
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06 May 17 06:34 PM - By Alex_Fergus
06 May '17 06:34 PM
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