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I’m not as incompetent as I sound I just struggle to explain things the way I’m thinking about it sometimes.
Anyway thanks for everyone’s help, got it all up and running now was simply a case of wiring to the boiler where I had a live feed to use and the knew 100% what the terminals were, as it turns out the wires swap colours 3 times on the way to the old thermostat!Posted 3 weeks ago | Go to post
Also I noticed on the boiler wiring diagram it shows the stat as having the two switching wires and a neutral… I thought the COM wire was the live.
Not sure that makes any difference to what I did as I wired it where it said to wire COM anywayPosted 3 weeks ago | Go to post
I tried putting a link between live and 1 which was labeled as COM on the old stat and it still doesn’t power on the receiver as I’d expected and read other people had done with similar 3 wire set ups.
So looks like I’ll have to wire it from the terminal block in the boiler.
Edit: as per what regenisis has added on his post, thanksPosted 3 weeks ago | Go to post
Ok thanks guys I’m starting to see why this is more complicated than I thought, so I’d need to mess with the “clock” (which I’m not gonna do) I thought of I have it turned to off then essentially the clock isn’t part of the system?
Looks like someone has just used normal coloured 3 core wire out of the boiler then it changes colours further down the line making it it a bit more difficult to work out what does what. So I know what red, yellow and blue do downstairs but not sure if blue turns to brown or yellow/green etc
Hot water works fine and don’t need the heating at the moment, but obviously trying to sort it now before it’s starts getting colder.Posted 3 weeks ago | Go to post
The thermostat has batterys but the receiver doesn’tPosted 3 weeks ago | Go to post
I’m not dead set on keeping the hive if there’s an easy alternative with 7 day programming without the connectivity I’ll just take it back and swap if it makes my life easierPosted 3 weeks ago | Go to post
Yes it was working… Was because it cracked while being removed so isn’t much good anymorePosted 3 weeks ago | Go to post
No, the brown/blue/yellow/green go through the same style wire as the other one to the boiler.
All the other wires appear into the wallPosted 3 weeks ago | Go to post
I thought that at first but if those wires are completely disconnected the boiler still turns on…
The other wire goes to the switch and looks like this
I’m learning to not assume anything is the way you expect/it is supposed to be with this house ….Posted 3 weeks ago | Go to post
This is the other wire that comes from the boiler
So the brown, blue and yellow/green come from the boilerPosted 3 weeks ago | Go to post
I have found them… As there is only two wires going to the boiler so it must be in one of them it’s just hard to know which is which when the colours must change at some point along the way.
House is a 70’s build with annoyingly original wiring with only very minimal bits that have been updated over the years… So it’s a bit of a patchwork of sorts when it comes to wiringPosted 3 weeks ago | Go to post
As you don’t seem to know this, get an expert in
The clock function can be turned on/off which I already said…
I tried wiring it into the other wire from the boiler (boiler turns on with this disconnected completely so the switched one is the power) but again nothing happened but it’s hard to know what wire is what, as the colours at the thermostat Don’t match what’s at the boiler endPosted 3 weeks ago | Go to post
I had a very basic digital thermostat so just up/down adjustment with the 3 wires shown coming out the wall. I have copied the labels on N/o, N/c and com and put these wires in the correct position on the hive receiver and it doesn’t power it on.
The 3 wires disappear into the wall and none of the wires at the boiler end correspond colour wise so a bit lost with where they go, otherwise I could just wire the receiver in the cupboard with the boiler where I have access to power as well.
I was told it would work fine with the 3 wires I have but this doesn’t seem to be the case.Posted 3 weeks ago | Go to post
Didn’t have any way of adjusting those things hence the purchase of new thermostat. Well it has a dial for 24hr timer but you can just turn that off to run it off thermostat all the time
Boiler is a baxi platinum 28Posted 3 weeks ago | Go to post
That what I thought but wiring it into where the old thermostat was it doesn’t seem to power on there are no lights coming as of it doesn’t have powerPosted 3 weeks ago | Go to post
Reply to: HR question/opinion
As above just say you didn’t bring it up because he might have had some arrangement in place because of a personal situation (divorce, bereavement etc ) so you didn’t want to ask but when it was noticed by your team you needed to know what to tell themPosted 2 months ago | Go to post
Reply to: F1 2019 (spoilers obviously)
They miscalculated and thought his lap was enough apparently.
Was watching it on the sky app on a tablet that is scabbed off the inlaws account (to tight to pay for it myself) and an ad break came on during the last few minutes (thought it was strange) then after the ads the football was on?! So I missed Hamilton’s lap and switched back over just in time to see him getting out the carPosted 4 months ago | Go to post
Reply to: Caster Semenya – have we done this yet?
She should be allowed to compete IMO she was born like that not done anything intentional to gain an advantage. Dopers only get short bans yet she is banned for life…
Where do they draw the line? Ban people with lots of growth hormones from playing basketball ball because they have to much of an advantage?
Didn’t they say Michael Phelps had some genetic advantage by his body producing much lower levels of lactic acid than most people? Was he required to take medication for that?
A lot of things seem to be talking in the context on trans athletes and Calling it transphobic but I think that’s and entirely different (and more complicated) issue.Posted 5 months ago | Go to post
Reply to: F1 2019 (spoilers obviously)
Boring race to watch… Bottas seems to have the measure of Hamilton at the moment.
Seems like since Ferrari admitted vettel is number 1 they are just trying to prove a point by sabotaging leclerc to make sure he doesn’t best him…Posted 5 months ago | Go to post
Reply to: Surrounded by death
Sounds like a rough time, not a lot I can say other than it does hurt less over time.
I was extremely lucky and went 27 years of my life with no close friends/family dying so it hit me pretty hard when my gramp died last year but I was lucky to have him around for so much of my life.Posted 5 months ago | Go to post
Reply to: Conservative voters, a genuine question?
Corbyn’s inner circle (Milne, Murray and co) left the communist party to join Labour and his team in 2016 (after the EU referendum went the way they wanted). Do you trust them not to implement “extreme left” policies once they are the power behind the throne of a “Labour” government?
Not really answered my question…
Re-Nationalising utilities and trains isn’t exactly extreme considering plenty of them are run for us by other countries nationalised companies so we pay them and then the use the profits from the UK to subsidise their own countries infrastructure.Posted 6 months ago | Go to post