Hive (1st Generation) Heating Control & Thermostat Heating Only £60 with free next day delivery @ Toolstation
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Hive (1st Generation) Heating Control & Thermostat Heating Only £60 with free next day delivery @ Toolstation

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Found 9th JulMade hot 9th Jul
Just purchased this and cheapest I can find anywhere, also available for C&C. I know this has been posted before over a month ago but just letting people know its still available.

Take control of a combi boiler heating system anytime, anywhere via smart devices. Hub connects via ethernet cable to broadband enabling remote control via Android and iOs devices or in-house control via wireless thermostat.

• Heating schedules – set up to 6 daily time slots

• Heating boost – for up to six hours

• Automatic frost protection and holiday mode

• Geolocation and text functionality for alerts and control

• Child lock via PIN

• Suitable for Gas, LPG or Oil systems

Includes 2 x AA batteries, wireless thermostat, receiver, hub, Ethernet cable, plug, USB power lead and wall plugs. Hive Active Heating must be installed by a qualified professional. Compatible with all current Hive products.

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This came up last month as it was on the June front page of the catalog as the months special offer at Toolstation. They seem to have loads left at branches and for delivery even now, did no one buy them for a reason?. Is it supported by the app still or have they said they will discontinue the Gen 1 app? Any one clued up on these before I get one, don't want to waste money.

Original Poster

SoupDragon1

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/hive-1-smart-heating-control-thermostat-60-toolstation-2702460


That was 5 weeks ago so I have not broken the rules, I have posted to let people know its still available as I have just purchased

Original Poster

Ralph888

This came up last month as it was on the June front page of the catalog … This came up last month as it was on the June front page of the catalog as the months special offer at Toolstation. They seem to have loads left at branches and for delivery even now, did no one buy them for a reason?. Is it supported by the app still or have they said they will discontinue the Gen 1 app? Any one clued up on these before I get one, don't want to waste money.



I will update when I receive mine tomorrow, I will be amazed if they discontinue the app support as that would render them as useless and nobody likes planned obsolescence?

johnwillowlfc

That was 5 weeks ago so I have not broken the rules, I have posted to let … That was 5 weeks ago so I have not broken the rules, I have posted to let people know its still available as I have just purchased


Hi i deleted my post after reading your post...still loads left

It's a V2 hub, so works with the rest of the Hive ecosystem and will continue to do so.

I bought one last month.

Original Poster

SoupDragon1

https://www.toolstation.com/shop/p10804?table=nosays 50 plus available to … https://www.toolstation.com/shop/p10804?table=nosays 50 plus available to order online



Plenty for all

I've got the version prior to hive and that works with the hive app so this will def work and is a great cheap way to get hive

Thanks for the reminder. Got this the first time round and I love it. Installed it myself in about 30 minutes and love looking at the temperature history online! Still a great deal.

TheUrbis2 h, 53 m ago

It's a V2 hub, so works with the rest of the Hive ecosystem and will …It's a V2 hub, so works with the rest of the Hive ecosystem and will continue to do so.I bought one last month.

are they easy to install?
Is it same as the newer ones just looks different

is this easy to install

johnwillowlfc

That was 5 weeks ago so I have not broken the rules, I have posted to let … That was 5 weeks ago so I have not broken the rules, I have posted to let people know its still available as I have just purchased




The person who posted it again a couple of days ago had theirs deleted, likewise the one from a few weeks ago. The older one was a bit stupid to delete as that ran for a few days and had a lot of useful info not in the original.

I got this installed for £60 by our local electrician guy, it's alright but does seem a bit janky, the app seems to perform pretty inconsistently.

Still though, £60 is the price of a normal thermostat without all this WiFi stuff.

jayofcastleford

are they easy to install?Is it same as the newer ones just looks … are they easy to install?Is it same as the newer ones just looks different



Yes it's the same.

How easy it is depends entirely on your setup.

combi boiler only? I thought hive was for central heating, oh im confused by all this man stuff!

I have a regular boiler with honey well thermostat it's a council house I have a hive hub already was going get this then sell on the hub.

This seems very good value - any drawbacks anyone can shed light on? Have a netatmo, but is faulty (rocker switch gone)

got to connect an ethernet to a broadband hub? long bit of ethernet most people would need

usetheforceluke

got to connect an ethernet to a broadband hub? long bit of ethernet most … got to connect an ethernet to a broadband hub? long bit of ethernet most people would need



You only connect the Hive hub to your router which you place next to it. The Hive hub then talks wirelessly to the receiver which you place next to your boiler. The receiver is wired to your boiler. You won't have any long Ethernet cables running anywhere unless you have a very good reason to have your Hive hub significantly away from your router. Only possible reason for that would be if the distance from boiler to router is far.
Edited by: "Brevhead" 10th Jul

Brevhead

You only connect the Hive hub to your router which you place next to it. … You only connect the Hive hub to your router which you place next to it. The Hive hub then talks wirelessly to the receiver which you place next to your boiler. The receiver is wired to your boiler. You won't have any long Ethernet cables running anywhere unless you have a very good reason to have your Hive hub significantly away from your router. Only possible reason for that would be if the distance from boiler to router is far.




I will look it up. there has to be some sort of connection from the boiler to wherever. I guess I will do some homework to work out the connections. cheers m8

usetheforceluke

I will look it up. there has to be some sort of connection from the … I will look it up. there has to be some sort of connection from the boiler to wherever. I guess I will do some homework to work out the connections. cheers m8


hivehome.com/att…pdf

Basically
Hub to router (hence the ethernet cable)
Receiver replaces timer
Thermostat is wireless

Edited by: "mrew42" 10th Jul

jayofcastleford

I have a regular boiler with honey well thermostat it's a council house I … I have a regular boiler with honey well thermostat it's a council house I have a hive hub already was going get this then sell on the hub.



so from the picture in the link, the middle device connects to the router, the device on the right is wired to the boiler and the device on the right is portable which is not required if I use the app to control the system?

so tempted by this......

just to confirm theres no ongoing monthly fee to use the app?

Original Poster

EN1GMA

just to confirm theres no ongoing monthly fee to use the app?



AFAIK no theres no monthly fee, received mine today but will post an update for you once installed to confirm this

There's no monthly fee.

mymymy

combi boiler only? I thought hive was for central heating, oh im confused … combi boiler only? I thought hive was for central heating, oh im confused by all this man stuff!


For conventional central heating, you need this one.
toolstation.com/sho…=no
None in stock online, but may still be some stock instore.

I already have a Hive V2 installed from previous owners but BG say I need to pay £80 for new account. Would this mean I could use this hub for £60 and make it all work. I already have a hub but no account connected to it.

badgerman26

I already have a Hive V2 installed from previous owners but BG say I need … I already have a Hive V2 installed from previous owners but BG say I need to pay £80 for new account. Would this mean I could use this hub for £60 and make it all work. I already have a hub but no account connected to it.



Just called BG. Yes it's the same and will work in case of use to anyone.

badgerman26

I already have a Hive V2 installed from previous owners but BG say I need … I already have a Hive V2 installed from previous owners but BG say I need to pay £80 for new account. Would this mean I could use this hub for £60 and make it all work. I already have a hub but no account connected to it.


The £80 is for a new hub, as you can't re-register them. Disgusting, not very environmently friendly that you have to dispose of the old hub. Just a way for BG to scam money out of new home owners, and to prevent selling used equipment. How can they justify £80 for a hub when you can buy a whole system for £60!
BTW, unregistered v2 hubs can be picked up for £40 on ebay which would be the cheapest option for you.

Edited by: "Derek_Duval" 10th Jul

Derek_Duval

The £80 is for a new hub, as you can't re-register them. Disgusting, not … The £80 is for a new hub, as you can't re-register them. Disgusting, not very environmently friendly that you have to dispose of the old hub. Just a way for BG to scam money out of new home owners, and to prevent selling used equipment. How can they justify £80 for a hub when you can buy a whole system for £60! BTW, unregistered v2 hubs can be picked up for £40 on ebay which would be the cheapest option for you.



Thanks mate. Will try that from eBay

In the paperwork, there's a scratch off panel with a code, what's that for?
I'm taking this back if I have to pay a sub (and yes I've seen comments that there is no sub, so what's the scratch panel all about?)

badgerman26

Thanks mate. Will try that from eBay


Amazon have this as deal of the day for £40.49 if you haven't already ordered.

esar

In the paperwork, there's a scratch off panel with a code, what's that … In the paperwork, there's a scratch off panel with a code, what's that for?I'm taking this back if I have to pay a sub (and yes I've seen comments that there is no sub, so what's the scratch panel all about?)


That's to prevent sale of second hand goods, so you can't register the hub more than once. Don't worry, there's no sub.

Thanks you are legend!

Original Poster

badgerman26

Thanks you are legend!



Enjoy!

I don't have a room thermostat with my combi boiler, just a basic pin timer. Can this still be installed by wiring it up in lieu of the timer, then? I'm fairly competent, just have not poked that much in my boiler other than disconnecting and removing the main board to dry out after a leak.

I'm due a service soon as part of my Worcester cover plan, so it will be checked before winter use, but I wonder if I give them a ring and see if they'll install at reasonable cost?

Original Poster

Rickardo

I don't have a room thermostat with my combi boiler, just a basic pin … I don't have a room thermostat with my combi boiler, just a basic pin timer. Can this still be installed by wiring it up in lieu of the timer, then? I'm fairly competent, just have not poked that much in my boiler other than disconnecting and removing the main board to dry out after a leak. I'm due a service soon as part of my Worcester cover plan, so it will be checked before winter use, but I wonder if I give them a ring and see if they'll install at reasonable cost?



I still have my pin timer connected and just have it turned to constant on so it bypasses the timer, the hive does everything after that

Holy cow, that must be costing you a fortune!
Yep, just split the wires after the timer, but put the unit where it can get a good signal.
I'm sure there's lots of installation videos on YouTube to help you out

Rickardo

I don't have a room thermostat with my combi boiler, just a basic pin … I don't have a room thermostat with my combi boiler, just a basic pin timer. Can this still be installed by wiring it up in lieu of the timer, then? I'm fairly competent, just have not poked that much in my boiler other than disconnecting and removing the main board to dry out after a leak. I'm due a service soon as part of my Worcester cover plan, so it will be checked before winter use, but I wonder if I give them a ring and see if they'll install at reasonable cost?


Is the timer built in to boiler or external? If external, many mechanical timers have a standard backplate that may be compatible with this, worth checking first.
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