Nest 3rd Gen stand at Screwfix - £14.99
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Nest 3rd Gen stand at Screwfix - £14.99

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Found 23rd Jun
Amazon sells for the same price ( but need to be prime for free del) . If you after one and have Screwfix localy then it's good deal- i think.

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Missed the word stand when I first read it in my excitement...
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Thanks Op - can just about justify £15 on this.

Missed the word stand when I first read it in my excitement...

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I was looking for a cheap compass but this was not worth the few dollars I paid. It never managed to find North.

nipstyler

Missed the word stand when I first read it in my excitement...



Me too, i was about to dash for the credit card!

Heat added and good price for this. It still seems mad to me that unless you're willing to run wires straight from the heatlink to the thermostat, there's no realistic way of burying the power to the thermostat in the wall.

Just had the house rewired and as a compromise I've drilled a hole in the wall to run the micro usb into the back of the wall mount plate, and the USB cable can be buried in the chase that was created for the nearby mains socket. I've swapped the mains socket to be one of those with two usb ports on the front. At some point when we replaster, the wire will have to poke out of the wall, before plugging back into the front USB of the mains socket.

There doesn't seem to be anything on the market with a USB female socket on the back, and the only other alternative I could see was to bury some form of 12v transformer in the wall, which didn't seem a particularly smart idea.

Plenty of other folk across the net trying to work out a similar best approach to take

Haven't currently got a shelf mounted in a sensible place to use this stand instead, but that's probably the neatest solution for most folk unless you've got wiring for existing thermostat controls that you can re-use.

Bossworld

Heat added and good price for this. It still seems mad to me that unless … Heat added and good price for this. It still seems mad to me that unless you're willing to run wires straight from the heatlink to the thermostat, there's no realistic way of burying the power to the thermostat in the wall.Just had the house rewired and as a compromise I've drilled a hole in the wall to run the micro usb into the back of the wall mount plate, and the USB cable can be buried in the chase that was created for the nearby mains socket. I've swapped the mains socket to be one of those with two usb ports on the front. At some point when we replaster, the wire will have to poke out of the wall, before plugging back into the front USB of the mains socket.There doesn't seem to be anything on the market with a USB female socket on the back, and the only other alternative I could see was to bury some form of 12v transformer in the wall, which didn't seem a particularly smart idea.Plenty of other folk across the net trying to work out a similar best approach to take :/Haven't currently got a shelf mounted in a sensible place to use this stand instead, but that's probably the neatest solution for most folk unless you've got wiring for existing thermostat controls that you can re-use.



Might be better to bury a thin pipe in to the wall, then put a brushed face plate on the top and bottom.

The advantage of the nest method, is that you dont need to worry about batteries, which has alot of advantages for some. I installed a salus thermostat (uses batteries) for someone who needed a more portable thermostat with phone control and it was alot quicker to install than the nest.

an example;
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Edited by: "AzeemB" 24th Jun

You can use a 12v ceiling light driver to power it apparently and sit that in cavity run from a mains power supply.

hainesy2 h, 4 m ago

You can use a 12v ceiling light driver to power it apparently and sit that …You can use a 12v ceiling light driver to power it apparently and sit that in cavity run from a mains power supply.


Apparently (and I stress apparently) if it's hardwired via the 12v heatlink, this is also used for communication. Not sure if it would be smart enough to carry on communicating wirelessly (you'd hope so).

I'll post a photo up tomorrow, I do have just about enough room to spur a 12v driver from the mains socket but I'm not keen on burying it behind plaster

We had nest installed when we rewired our house. The engineer ran a three core & earth cable from the boiler to the heat link, and then three core+E to the location of our two nests. The boiler provides the 12V power and it was a two minute job to hardwire the nests in. Easy!


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This new forum layout is a bit hopeless so not sure if that will have worked.


to be honest I'm starting to wonder if I've got the space to try and pull a twin cable through the ceiling and then the upstairs floorboards. The bathroom is tiled though which makes it a bit of a nightmare
Edited by: "Bossworld" 25th Jun

Thanks for posting this OP ... saved me £15!
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