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  # 1783310 16-May-2017 17:43
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Hijacking the thread, what do you guys think of this installation?

 

 

I'm building a new house, the installer decided without checking with us that the best stop as 2m away from a wall...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  # 1783315 16-May-2017 18:02
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marpada:

 

Hijacking the thread, what do you guys think of this installation?

 

 

I'm building a new house, the installer decided without checking with us that the best stop as 2m away from a wall...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It depends on the shape of the rest of the room, but I probably would have directed the airflow down the room not across. It looks like a new build, often there are issues with framing/bracing walls when running pipes in the walls. 


 
 
 
 


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  # 1783321 16-May-2017 18:08
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It does seem like odd placement, but we don't have context. Often installers will do what's easiest.


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  # 1783322 16-May-2017 18:10
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mattwnz:

 

I was using a calculator online, from one the manufacturers websites. However it said I need a 15kw heat pump for one of the room (open plan with high ceiling) . That almost needs a commercial type. However a company who quoted me, only spec'd a 4 or 5kw one. So I am wondering how accurate the calculators are. Or how good the installers are at calculating them. I have also got quotes from 3, and now have provided any calculations, and all have totally different solutions. 

 

 

A basic rule of thumb for heating is 65 w/m3 for an older house and 55w/m3 for a newer house (good insulation). It depends on your climate as this figure goes up the colder the climate. 


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  # 1783330 16-May-2017 18:30
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Kickinbac:

 

 

 

It depends on the shape of the rest of the room, but I probably would have directed the airflow down the room not across. It looks like a new build, often there are issues with framing/bracing walls when running pipes in the walls. 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for the feedback. For us it seems as very odd location and unsure it will heat the whole room even if sized correctly, as seems to pump the air straight to the opposite wall

 


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  # 1783335 16-May-2017 18:44
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Even if it works ok, it looks ludicrous.


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  # 1783336 16-May-2017 18:51
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I don't think it is the most amazing placement. 

 

However the only other place that looks like a good spot on that plan is in the living/dining between the two windows. But if it doesn't fit there. then ... sigh. 

 

It probably will be ok because you can configure it to direct the airflow diagonally across the room.






 
 
 
 


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  # 1783393 16-May-2017 20:56
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Looking at the plan view I'd say it's about as good as can be. Angling the louvres should get the air flow along the room.





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  # 1783418 16-May-2017 22:45
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It could have gone on the internal stair wall, by the dining area, and more in the centre of the area. However that maybe a more expensive install.


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  # 1783421 16-May-2017 22:54
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Since when do builders install heat pumps?

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  # 1783531 17-May-2017 09:54
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Technofreak:

 

Looking at the plan view I'd say it's about as good as can be.

 

Thanks for the feedback. In other unit with the same plan it was placed on the other side of the same wall, which seems a better alternative for us.


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  # 1783817 17-May-2017 18:30
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marpada:

Technofreak:


Looking at the plan view I'd say it's about as good as can be.


Thanks for the feedback. In other unit with the same plan it was placed on the other side of the same wall, which seems a better alternative for us.



Do you mean the area above the thing that looks like a couch? That would certainly work too. I didn't realise there was a spot on the wall to mount it there until I had second look after your post. It might be a bit draughty for anyone sitting below it.




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  # 1783848 17-May-2017 19:32
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mattwnz:

 

You an also go for a ceiling one. Although IMO they are very ugly. I personally like the high wall ones, and the silver or black ones. The white ones tend to go yellow after a while.

 

Definitely ugly but can look acceptable in rooms that are otherwise 'busy' with other furnishings such as a kitchen/dining area

 

 

 

 


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  # 1783958 18-May-2017 00:10
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The design of some are  worse than others. 1st one isn't too bad, the second it horrid. But some peoples decor and taste can be significantly worse.


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  # 1783985 18-May-2017 08:00
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Isn't the main visual difference between the two ceiling cassette photos above that the top one is turned off with vent slats closed, the other turned on with slats open?


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