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Without installation normally local gas man charge you £20-30 or there are some YouTube videos so do it your self
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Not sure why this is voted cold.... bargain.
Amazing bit of kit.

British Gas came and fitted ours as we have multi zone and I figured it’d be complicated. But the guy was a muppet and after he’d left, whilst on the phone to Hive I pretty much installed it and set it up myself. Realised I wasted money paying extra for it installing.
I think it's more than £30 isn't it for British gas to install it. I'm getting £200 with installation on Amazon

Is it easy enough to install yourself? I have a baxi boiler in my garage like this one

boilerguide.co.uk/pro…ler

Wouldn't mind paying this £119 but not paying £200
Edited by: "efc_4ever" 13th Feb
This is cold because HiveHome send out £40 refer a friend vouchers (you can refer yourself if you can get it to work), then selling the Thermostat for £99, making it £59 - hence this is stone cold!
efc_4ever13/02/2020 07:17

I think it's more than £30 isn't it for British gas to install it. I'm …I think it's more than £30 isn't it for British gas to install it. I'm getting £200 with installation on AmazonIs it easy enough to install yourself? I have a baxi boiler in my garage like this onehttps://www.boilerguide.co.uk/productinfo/baxi/solo-15-he-a-regular-gas-boilerWouldn't mind paying this £119 but not paying £200


Do you already have a wireless thermostat with a small box near the boiler that it 'connects' to?

It's not so much what your boiler is (they all have some way of connecting) - it's which wires need connecting.

If you do have a wireless thermostat already then the box you get with the Hive (not the shiny one, a smaller white one with 2 lights on it) simply swaps onto the front of the box you already have. I did it myself and was surprised how easy it was, 2 wires from a set of 4 (there's a wire in the existing box that has 4 wires rather than the normal 3, that's the one you connect to Hive) then the other wires are the power wires, dead simply wired into Hive L, N, E).

YouTube videos as are also really helpful here.
I have a Heating Timeclock in the utility which can individually program hot water, upstairs heat and downstairs heat. Then i've a thermostat upstairs and a thermostat downstairs. How would this work to replace it with Hive? Do i need to replace the thermostats and the timeclock? Can it handle the 3 different 'zones'? (upstairs, downstairs, hot water)
thelatics13/02/2020 07:37

Do you already have a wireless thermostat with a small box near the boiler …Do you already have a wireless thermostat with a small box near the boiler that it 'connects' to?It's not so much what your boiler is (they all have some way of connecting) - it's which wires need connecting. If you do have a wireless thermostat already then the box you get with the Hive (not the shiny one, a smaller white one with 2 lights on it) simply swaps onto the front of the box you already have. I did it myself and was surprised how easy it was, 2 wires from a set of 4 (there's a wire in the existing box that has 4 wires rather than the normal 3, that's the one you connect to Hive) then the other wires are the power wires, dead simply wired into Hive L, N, E).YouTube videos as are also really helpful here.


My thermostat is one like this
39895618-E1TSN.jpgI just carry it wherever I want

And this is what's next to my boiler

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I've changed light switches myself before.
You think I'd be ok to have a go at it myself with my current setup above being what you said
Edited by: "efc_4ever" 13th Feb
Installing it yourself can be easy, did it in my old house and it was simple, or frustrating if (as in my new house) the person that installed the old stat did a half arsed job and left the neutral wire disconnected because the old stat was battery powered so didn't need it. Frustrating because the wire was there but not connected back at the boiler, after many hours baffled by why the Hive wouldn't light up I cracked out the multimeter to test for continuity and nearly threw it out the window
MrWang13/02/2020 07:06

Amazing bit of kit.British Gas came and fitted ours as we have multi zone …Amazing bit of kit.British Gas came and fitted ours as we have multi zone and I figured it’d be complicated. But the guy was a muppet and after he’d left, whilst on the phone to Hive I pretty much installed it and set it up myself. Realised I wasted money paying extra for it installing.



I’m sure if you phone British Gas and politely tell them this, you’ll have a good chance of getting your money back. You paid for a service and didn’t receive it, or at least not in full.
yep, that's dead simple - that box on the right, take the front of (switch off that power switch first) - there'll be 2 white cables inside, one from that switch (power), and one with 4 in it (to the boiler heat switch.

You wire the 2 wires from the 4 set to wires in the Hive wiring switch (common (1) and 3 it was) - then you wire the 3 wires from the power box to the L, N, and E so Hive has power.
Some instructions on the internet suggested that was it, but the boiler also need spower, so you also connect the power wires to the same L, N, and E on hive (so they each have 2 wires)

Then just line up the Hive with the back box and use your existing screws.

NB take a photo of the back of the existing wiring, so you can know which wire went where, always good in case you have any problems, in that you can go back to how it was whilst you figure out the issue.
LiverpoolFan213/02/2020 07:49

I have a Heating Timeclock in the utility which can individually program …I have a Heating Timeclock in the utility which can individually program hot water, upstairs heat and downstairs heat. Then i've a thermostat upstairs and a thermostat downstairs. How would this work to replace it with Hive? Do i need to replace the thermostats and the timeclock? Can it handle the 3 different 'zones'? (upstairs, downstairs, hot water)


Is it 3 zones? Do you have a water tank or is it a combi-boiler with instant hot water. I know you need a 2 zone one for sure for the heating side, not sure how Hive works with hot water on timers??

It's 3 separate channels on the programmer. It's a hot-water tank so we have the timer set to heat it a couple of times a day for 30min
here
LiverpoolFan213/02/2020 08:42

It's 3 separate channels on the programmer. It's a hot-water tank so we …It's 3 separate channels on the programmer. It's a hot-water tank so we have the timer set to heat it a couple of times a day for 30min


I think you may need more than 1 then, at least thats what the answers suggest on their website HERE
Edited by: "thelatics" 13th Feb
thelatics13/02/2020 07:31

This is cold because HiveHome send out £40 refer a friend vouchers (you …This is cold because HiveHome send out £40 refer a friend vouchers (you can refer yourself if you can get it to work), then selling the Thermostat for £99, making it £59 - hence this is stone cold!


Even with the refer a friend discount it still works out more expensive than this.... It's like £150...
tooplanx13/02/2020 20:26

Even with the refer a friend discount it still works out more expensive …Even with the refer a friend discount it still works out more expensive than this.... It's like £150...


Sorry don't really understand.

£59 vs £119, how is it £150?

Hive @ £99
Edited by: "thelatics" 13th Feb
thelatics13/02/2020 21:35

Sorry don't really understand.£59 vs £119, how is it £150?Hive @ £99


Because the £59 you're talking about is just for the thermostat and receiver. You need to buy the hub on top off that which is another £80, making the total (discounted) price £139.

£119 is very cheap for the whole package.

Though at the moment you can get the whole package plus a EchoDot for £139 from Hive Home, which is pretty good too.
Edited by: "tooplanx" 13th Feb
tooplanx13/02/2020 22:09

Because the £59 you're talking about is just for the thermostat and …Because the £59 you're talking about is just for the thermostat and receiver. You need to buy the hub on top off that which is another £80, making the total (discounted) price £139.£119 is very cheap for the whole package.Though at the moment you can get the whole package plus a EchoDot for £139 from Hive Home, which is pretty good too.


Be nice if British gas did an offer with the hive thermostat and hub and receiver Inc for free for joining them. I'd sign up to britsh gas then
tooplanx13/02/2020 22:09

Because the £59 you're talking about is just for the thermostat and …Because the £59 you're talking about is just for the thermostat and receiver. You need to buy the hub on top off that which is another £80, making the total (discounted) price £139.£119 is very cheap for the whole package.Though at the moment you can get the whole package plus a EchoDot for £139 from Hive Home, which is pretty good too.


But the £119 DIDN'T include the hub either, I was comparing like with like.

I agree you need a hub, best offer was BT doing it for £54 with 2 bulbs.
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