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Posted 25th Nov 2019

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unless i'm missing something, these are £109 at Amazon???
Edited by: "dchurchy" 25th Nov 2019
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unless i'm missing something, these are £109 at Amazon???
Edited by: "dchurchy" 25th Nov 2019
dchurchy25/11/2019 13:12

unless i'm missing something, these are £109 at Amazon???


Is that with the hub?

It's slightly confusing it says on first page comes with hub. But in description says needs a hub. I'm going to pick up soon so will report back.
How easy are these to fit please?
I think a0 was doing with installation n free frame for 30 pound extra
mrdanphillips25/11/2019 13:28

How easy are these to fit please?


Took me 5 minutes with a pre-watch of a YouTube tutorial. Check your fittings first obviously. Mine was a matter of undoing 2 screws, lifting old one of, slotting Hive on, screwing back up then setting up new account etc.
looks like you need to have an existing thermostat fitted first, which I don't have
PRODUCT CONTENTS

Thermostat, receiver, hub, ethernet cable, plug and 4 x batterie

really tempted.
I bought this on the 21st for £134.99. This is a great price IMO and yes, I asked Screwfix for a refund of the price difference. I wonder??😄
Confirmed hub included
just done some googling and the Nest appears to be 10times better with features
eze241025/11/2019 13:20

Is that with the hub?It's slightly confusing it says on first page comes …Is that with the hub?It's slightly confusing it says on first page comes with hub. But in description says needs a hub. I'm going to pick up soon so will report back.


Mine arrived yesterday from Amazon Warehouse Deals- it has the hub, thermostat and transmitter and cost £79.11. However can’t get anyone to fit it till 19th December.
mrdanphillips25/11/2019 13:41

looks like you need to have an existing thermostat fitted first, which I …looks like you need to have an existing thermostat fitted first, which I don't have


You don't, i didn't have a thermostat on my old 1994 boiler, opened up the boiler and there was a bridge wire between two contacts, replaced that with 2 wires to the hive and it works a treat.

I did check the manual first but it really is that easy
eze241025/11/2019 13:20

Is that with the hub?It's slightly confusing it says on first page comes …Is that with the hub?It's slightly confusing it says on first page comes with hub. But in description says needs a hub. I'm going to pick up soon so will report back.



Pretty sure the Amazon one comes with a hub else I'm in trouble.
Joey.Bloggsy25/11/2019 15:13

Pretty sure the Amazon one comes with a hub else I'm in trouble.


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Milosgran25/11/2019 15:12

Mine arrived yesterday from Amazon Warehouse Deals- it has the hub, …Mine arrived yesterday from Amazon Warehouse Deals- it has the hub, thermostat and transmitter and cost £79.11. However can’t get anyone to fit it till 19th December.


Great price send us link
Joey.Bloggsy25/11/2019 15:13

Pretty sure the Amazon one comes with a hub else I'm in trouble.


39111253-QoCCg.jpgI'm pretty sure too, no idea why the amazon deal isn't smoking hot :/
neilhukd25/11/2019 15:12

You don't, i didn't have a thermostat on my old 1994 boiler, opened up the …You don't, i didn't have a thermostat on my old 1994 boiler, opened up the boiler and there was a bridge wire between two contacts, replaced that with 2 wires to the hive and it works a treat.I did check the manual first but it really is that easy


Thank you for this - am not overly confident with wiring
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Best of luck wiring it.
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neilhukd25/11/2019 15:12

You don't, i didn't have a thermostat on my old 1994 boiler, opened up the …You don't, i didn't have a thermostat on my old 1994 boiler, opened up the boiler and there was a bridge wire between two contacts, replaced that with 2 wires to the hive and it works a treat.I did check the manual first but it really is that easy


You don't have thermostats? So, your boiler runs all the time till the overheat kicks in?
mrdanphillips25/11/2019 15:16

Thank you for this - am not overly confident with wiring



Wiring these things in really is easy - as long as your boiler is compatible. Two wires. Literally as simple as wiring a plug.

The awkward bit may be getting to where the wires need to go in your boiler. The ones in my Worcester took a bit of getting to! But once I got to them, actually wiring in the controller was simple.
£109.99 on Amazon and does come with hub.. I ordered one myself.
Richyrichlfc25/11/2019 15:47

£109.99 on Amazon and does come with hub.. I ordered one myself.


Link?
deleted7202825/11/2019 15:17

You don't have thermostats? So, your boiler runs all the time till the …You don't have thermostats? So, your boiler runs all the time till the overheat kicks in?


It used an internal thermostat which works off the return water temp
For all the used hub users READ!
Warning if buying used off Amazon Marketplace - hub activation won't work
I bought this item from Amazon Marketplace - normally this is a good way to save a few quid on items that have been returned to Amazon, but are in otherwise good order.

However - what is not made clear - is that the Hive Hub, once activated, cannot be used by another person. If somebody has booted up the Home Hub, and linked it to their Hive account - it cannot be unlinked / transferred to another account. I called Hive and they said unless I get in contact with the previous owner, and get them to unlink it from their account that "there is nothing they can do".

They advised me to return this to Amazon. But the problem is: the next person will buy it, and experience the same problem. I feel like this item should not be made available for sale second-hand
eze241025/11/2019 16:03

Warning if buying used off Amazon Marketplace - hub activation won't workI …Warning if buying used off Amazon Marketplace - hub activation won't workI bought this item from Amazon Marketplace - normally this is a good way to save a few quid on items that have been returned to Amazon, but are in otherwise good order.However - what is not made clear - is that the Hive Hub, once activated, cannot be used by another person. If somebody has booted up the Home Hub, and linked it to their Hive account - it cannot be unlinked / transferred to another account. I called Hive and they said unless I get in contact with the previous owner, and get them to unlink it from their account that "there is nothing they can do".They advised me to return this to Amazon. But the problem is: the next person will buy it, and experience the same problem. I feel like this item should not be made available for sale second-hand



exact happened to me too. easy to check if hub has been pre-registered. make a hive account and 'add' the hub on. it'll tell you there and then of its status. I didn't make an account- but got it confirmed on chat by Hive. luck of the draw as some on here have had good ones (all in working order)
sancheez25/11/2019 15:19

Wiring these things in really is easy - as long as your boiler is …Wiring these things in really is easy - as long as your boiler is compatible. Two wires. Literally as simple as wiring a plug.The awkward bit may be getting to where the wires need to go in your boiler. The ones in my Worcester took a bit of getting to! But once I got to them, actually wiring in the controller was simple.


I installed mine yesterday and this was my experience (£109 Amazon deal, hub is included btw). I attach a photo of my combi boiler wiring post-hive install. The white flex on the right was already there (incoming power from fused spur), the other two lead to the hive unit. The middle flex provides Line, Neutral and Earth to the unit and the left flex connects the two boiler thermostat control terminals to the ‘COM’ and ‘Heating On’ terminals on the Hive unit. The two terminals were previously bridged with a small piece of wire as I had no room thermostat previously (see boiler manual). My advice would always be to install ferrules to the stranded flex wiring to ensure a good connection. It is simple in theory but I wouldn’t attempt it if I didn’t have a decent understanding of wiring (albeit gained from YouTube!)

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IMHO this is a better option than the 360 hub... which looks hideous... cant be mounted and has very little in way of improvement other than its listening all the time.
The £109 Amazon one does include a hub, confirmed.
Just realised you posted on my deal to poo poo it so you could post this, smart move, not, anyway it's cheaper on Amazon and it does include the hub for £109.99 people.

Get it here hotukdeals.com/dea…847

For clarity this isn't my deal but someone else's.
Edited by: "Charger1969" 25th Nov 2019
mrdanphillips25/11/2019 15:16

Thank you for this - am not overly confident with wiring


If you need help mate I am willing to talk you through it, it's not difficult really, just make sure the leccy is off lol.
mrdanphillips25/11/2019 13:41

looks like you need to have an existing thermostat fitted first, which I …looks like you need to have an existing thermostat fitted first, which I don't have


No you don't mate, all I had was a timer and switch, in fact in you have a fitted wired thermostat it makes it more complicated.
Charger196925/11/2019 19:05

No you don't mate, all I had was a timer and switch, in fact in you have a …No you don't mate, all I had was a timer and switch, in fact in you have a fitted wired thermostat it makes it more complicated.


Really appreciate that.
Will ask a mate first if he can do it though
Milosgran25/11/2019 15:12

Mine arrived yesterday from Amazon Warehouse Deals- it has the hub, …Mine arrived yesterday from Amazon Warehouse Deals- it has the hub, thermostat and transmitter and cost £79.11. However can’t get anyone to fit it till 19th December.


Glad you got a good deal from my post, I and others did as well, if you need help fitting it I am willing to help.
Gibbybox25/11/2019 18:07

I installed mine yesterday and this was my experience (£109 Amazon deal, …I installed mine yesterday and this was my experience (£109 Amazon deal, hub is included btw). I attach a photo of my combi boiler wiring post-hive install. The white flex on the right was already there (incoming power from fused spur), the other two lead to the hive unit. The middle flex provides Line, Neutral and Earth to the unit and the left flex connects the two boiler thermostat control terminals to the ‘COM’ and ‘Heating On’ terminals on the Hive unit. The two terminals were previously bridged with a small piece of wire as I had no room thermostat previously (see boiler manual). My advice would always be to install ferrules to the stranded flex wiring to ensure a good connection. It is simple in theory but I wouldn’t attempt it if I didn’t have a decent understanding of wiring (albeit gained from YouTube!)[Image]



Yikes!

Yours looks considerably more complex than mine was!

I checked the manual when I got it and it implied most (if they're modern combi's) are simple two terminal jobs. Just like a plug. And explained all the possible/likely colour combo's for said wiring. I opened mine up to have a look. If it was simple, DIY it, if not, get my usual heating guy in. I guess I got lucky, was really as simple as a plug in my case. Mine was previously connected to a dumb on/off timer controller. The receiver for my smart 'stat simply replaced the two wires that used to feed that. Piece of cake!
mrdanphillips25/11/2019 13:41

looks like you need to have an existing thermostat fitted first, which I …looks like you need to have an existing thermostat fitted first, which I don't have


If you don't (which I didn't) then you're best off getting it installed by someone who knows their way round a boiler, that's what I did because like you I had no existing thermostat and simply used the boilers built in controls
Jdotr24725/11/2019 15:08

just done some googling and the Nest appears to be 10times better with …just done some googling and the Nest appears to be 10times better with features


Think it's very dependent on needs, for me the learning thing touted as the main feature of nest was utterly unnecessary (and actually hives "ready by" feature is better in my opinion)
Whereas the wireless control unit of hive is a huge step up...
But again that's just me, I do love the way nest integrates with nest protect fire alarms, that's really really cool but yeah, all about personal preference, that's why there's still people out there who think Apple make good phones
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