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hive v1 Central Heating Controls £54.99 @ screwfix
hive v1 Central Heating Controls  £54.99 @ screwfix

hive v1 Central Heating Controls £54.99 @ screwfix

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Is this all you need to work your heating from your mobile with there app?

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Jamiep335

Is this all you need to work your heating from your mobile with there … Is this all you need to work your heating from your mobile with there app?



​http://www.screwfix.com/p/hive-v1-central-heating-controls/7159p

says so on q&a

Thanks will take a look

Original Poster

Jamiep335

Thanks will take a look



hivehome.com seem to have info

This is a very old version of the Hive and I picked one up last time this same offer was on at screwfix, After installing I had nothing but problems with keeping a stable connection between the thermostat the receiver and the internet, simply put it wasnt fit for use (in my own experience). I sent it back and replaced it with the latest NEST unit, which just worked straight out the box and has been rock solid since, the NEST user interface on the thermostat, on my phone and on my laptop is very simple a pleasure to use. So if anyone is interested in my opinion avoid this unit and save yourself frustration and wasted time & effort. Cold from me.

Edited by: "jaykay1975" 3rd Feb

jaykay1975

This is a very old version of the Hive and I picked one up last time this … This is a very old version of the Hive and I picked one up last time this same offer was on at screwfix, After installing I had nothing but problems with keeping a stable connection between the thermostat the receiver and the internet, simply put it wasnt fit for use (in my own experience). I sent it back and replaced it with the latest NEST unit, which just worked straight out the box and has been rock solid since, the NEST user interface on the thermostat, on my phone and on my laptop is very simple a pleasure to use. So if anyone is interested in my opinion avoid this unit and save yourself frustration and wasted time & effort. Cold from me.



This is the older version. I picked one up last time it was on offer. For a combi you just need the version with heating controls. Not the hot water too.
Installation took me, with some googling of my existing unit wires, 15mins.
Not had any connection issues. Hub plugs into virgin router by Ethernet and receiver on boiler is about 5 meters away. Only issue come from the rubbish Virgin hub losing connection but then the device works from the wall unit to thermostat. Or worst case use the manual buttons on the receiver.
Brilliant kit. Yes the thermostat controller unit looks old. Just use it as a room thermostat and use the hub as controller.
We're on holiday and set it to 'holiday mode' as we forgot to do it from home.
Edited by: "spinks" 3rd Feb

jaykay1975

This is a very old version of the Hive and I picked one up last time this … This is a very old version of the Hive and I picked one up last time this same offer was on at screwfix, After installing I had nothing but problems with keeping a stable connection between the thermostat the receiver and the internet, simply put it wasnt fit for use (in my own experience). I sent it back and replaced it with the latest NEST unit, which just worked straight out the box and has been rock solid since, the NEST user interface on the thermostat, on my phone and on my laptop is very simple a pleasure to use. So if anyone is interested in my opinion avoid this unit and save yourself frustration and wasted time & effort. Cold from me.



How far from the receiver was the thermostat.
I am looking at putting a combi in the loft of a bungalow, so need something wireless to control it.
Tempted by the Nest though.

got this on offer last year. 100% with no issues. may not look cool but does what it says on the tin. you only use the phone app anyway.

CrazyBob

How far from the receiver was the thermostat.I am looking at putting a … How far from the receiver was the thermostat.I am looking at putting a combi in the loft of a bungalow, so need something wireless to control it.Tempted by the Nest though.


I don't think the Nest thermostat is wireless, at least that's what I was told by the guy in JL when I went to buy it.I bought hive V2 in the end and it's excellent. Never had a single drop out and it's on the opposite side of a faily large (1930's all brick interior walls) house.
Treat yourself to an amazon echo and you'll think you're living on the Enterprise!

Got this last time around. Brilliant unit.

Out of stock for heating only, wouldn't let me check out ffs

heating only out of stock everywhere within a 50 mile radius of me

CrazyBob

How far from the receiver was the thermostat.I am looking at putting a … How far from the receiver was the thermostat.I am looking at putting a combi in the loft of a bungalow, so need something wireless to control it.Tempted by the Nest though.

I have the netatmo thermostat which is fully wireless.

jaykay1975

This is a very old version of the Hive and I picked one up last time this … This is a very old version of the Hive and I picked one up last time this same offer was on at screwfix, After installing I had nothing but problems with keeping a stable connection between the thermostat the receiver and the internet, simply put it wasnt fit for use (in my own experience). I sent it back and replaced it with the latest NEST unit, which just worked straight out the box and has been rock solid since, the NEST user interface on the thermostat, on my phone and on my laptop is very simple a pleasure to use. So if anyone is interested in my opinion avoid this unit and save yourself frustration and wasted time & effort. Cold from me.


Never had any issues with mine, have a largish 3 story house, recently bought some bulbs which at opposite end of house and were struggling with connection, called hive/bg and after 5 mins on phone with them trying to connect sent me a signal booster for free, no further issues and great service

Edited by: "matengawhat" 3rd Feb

spinks

For a combi you just need the version with heating controls. Not the hot … For a combi you just need the version with heating controls. Not the hot water too.



Could you not get the dual use one but ignore the water side of it?

Get tado. Set and forget, it knows when you're heading home and switches on, if you're away stays off. Works with echo too.

Sorry for sounding dumb. I was going to buy a new boiler and could I buy this instead of the manufacturers own version which is much more expensive and less capable?
Thanks in advance.
Ps anyone know about ideal vogue boilers. Any good? Good places to buy it from? Is it better/cheaper to buy it myself and get a gas safe guy to fit it? Warranty etc will still be valid?

bkpatel

Sorry for sounding dumb. I was going to buy a new boiler and could I buy … Sorry for sounding dumb. I was going to buy a new boiler and could I buy this instead of the manufacturers own version which is much more expensive and less capable?Thanks in advance.Ps anyone know about ideal vogue boilers. Any good? Good places to buy it from? Is it better/cheaper to buy it myself and get a gas safe guy to fit it? Warranty etc will still be valid?



​Yes you can use this on a combi boiler. As for ideal and installer will say different things again one boiler manufacturer to another. Personally I am not a fan of ideal boilers and I prefer baxi. But of course that is my opinion. I guess look at price and warranty then make a decision.

Ps it don't matter who buys it as it won't effect warranty. You will pay more for the boiler than you gas safe engineer but then he or she will add there Mark up on it. Hope that helps

will the version with the hot water work with a combi boiler or do I need the one without the hot water control

CloudHeaven

I don't think the Nest thermostat is wireless, at least that's what I was … I don't think the Nest thermostat is wireless, at least that's what I was told by the guy in JL when I went to buy it.I bought hive V2 in the end and it's excellent. Never had a single drop out and it's on the opposite side of a faily large (1930's all brick interior walls) house.Treat yourself to an amazon echo and you'll think you're living on the Enterprise!


I have the 2nd generation nest and can confirm that it is wireless!!

Wilma.Rubble

will the version with the hot water work with a combi boiler or do I need … will the version with the hot water work with a combi boiler or do I need the one without the hot water control



Without water I have it it's best thing ever

To clarify, I have just ordered the heating and hot water version as it was the only one available.
Can you not just use the CH connection on it?
Mind you if that was the case, why would they make two versions.
30 day returns policy, so worth a look I suppose, but would appreciate hearing from anyone that had use the CH + HW version on a. I'm I boiler. Thanks.

oos

oos

Got this last time and it's been great! Only difference between this and the newer one is the actual stat design - everything else is the same and is compatible with the bulbs, switches, sensors etc.

If you really want the new style stat it's probably still cheaper buying this and then buying the v2 stat on its own.

I got two last time and installed one at my mum's house and one at mine. It's been rock solid and to be honest I've never used the thermostat to control anything (its there and reporting temp) so I wouldn't bother with the newer one.

Some useful info in the old thread.
hotukdeals.com/dea…395

Barge

I have the 2nd generation nest and can confirm that it is wireless!!


https://nest.com/uk/support/article/If-the-Nest-Thermostat-is-a-wireless-thermostat-why-does-it-need-cables
Sorry for the confusion, I went for the hive V2 because it's battery powered so literally no wires at all.

CloudHeaven

https://nest.com/uk/support/article/If-the-Nest-Thermostat-is-a-wireless-thermostat-why-does-it-need-cablesSorry for the confusion, I went for the hive V2 because it's battery powered so literally no wires at all.



The V1 thermostat is battery powered as well.

welshblob

The V1 thermostat is battery powered as well.


Yeah that's right both Hive thermostats are but the Nest wanted plugging in which for me was a deal breaker

timetosurf

Ps it don't matter who buys it as it won't effect warranty. You will pay … Ps it don't matter who buys it as it won't effect warranty. You will pay more for the boiler than you gas safe engineer but then he or she will add there Mark up on it. Hope that helps


I know very little about baxi they seem cheaper than others with 7 year guarantee. But like I said reputable wb failed after 6 years. Do they send engineers promptly or is it a slog when things go wrong? I had considered one. This will work with it?
Thanks for info

Is this easy to install yourself or do you need to get someone in?
Thanks

Zero stock in my area

bkpatel

Is this easy to install yourself or do you need to get someone in?Thanks



It depends how competent you are and what sort of wiring you currently have. It could be as simple as removing the old programmer and just replacing with the Hive equivalent if the back plate and wiring is the same.

Many thanks - had this for a year or so now with no issues - bought one for girlfriend for Valentines day

Miniwinnie

Many thanks - had this for a year or so now with no issues - bought one … Many thanks - had this for a year or so now with no issues - bought one for girlfriend for Valentines day



You old romantic !

Thanks got one paid ready to pick up heat added to take over 100 degrees so should start warming up now.

I've never really seen the point in these.

Hot got one ordered for delivery tomorrow

ro53ben

I've never really seen the point in these.



Do you still get up to change the TV channel? I imagine people said the same when the remote control came around.

I have one, and Alexa, and Hue. I can sit in my chair and turn the heating on with my voice, or when i'm out I can set the heating to come on as we're travelling home. I can also set up a geo-fence so when I get close to home the heating comes one.




Edited by: "jonohanson" 3rd Feb
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