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Discuss Replace old central heating timer switch with hive receiver ? in the Central Heating Forum area at UKPlumbersForums.co.uk.

  1. nov

    nov New Member

    Hi

    need a bit of help
    I have a old central heating system in my house with a back boiler.
    on my switch/timer on the wall i can select

    hot water only
    or
    hot water plus central heating

    [​IMG]


    I cannot select the temp here ether that's done under the fireplace. i turn dial from 1 to 4 . then my burner comes on for 5min and off for 5 min eg so on and so on.

    could i fit a hive receiver in place of my current wall switch am i right in thinking i should be buying the dual receiver for hot water plus central heating,
    however i can not select only central heating on my current wall switch its ether hot water only or hot water and central heating only so would this dual receiver work on my setup ?

    thanks.
     
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2019
  2. Harvest Fields

    Harvest Fields S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Yes you can fit a hive. Yes it needs to be twin channel. Once the Hive has been fitted it needs to be switched in to Gravity mode. Hope this helps.
     
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  3. nov

    nov New Member

    excellent i didn't know it had gravity setting thank you
     
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2019
  4. Harvest Fields

    Harvest Fields S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    You’re welcome
     
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  5. nov

    nov New Member

    Would you know how to wire my type of system up to the hive dual receiver ?

    My system is a baxi Bermuda with a back boiler and hot water tank central heating gravity fed two tanks in the loft.
    Ive removed the old timer switch i have three 3 core wires and a (single earth coming from the fireplace)


    First 3 core wire is the pump located at the side of fireplace .

    Second 3 core wire is 240v a small plug. goes in to Earth Neutral Live on hive receiver .

    Third 3 core wire goes to my fireplace not sure where yet ive still to look :)

    The old wiring is a bit of a mess lol i am going to replace all three wires with new stuff first.

    [​IMG]

    thanks
     
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2019
  6. Harvest Fields

    Harvest Fields S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Don’t you just love it when every wire in the timer or 10 way are all earth cables :eek::eek:(blooming sparks). I’m not willing to comment on the wiring without being there (sorry) but if I remember correctly you have to change the colour of the light on the receiver to blue.
     
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  7. nov

    nov New Member

    i know its so confusing looking at those wires like that :)
    ok thanks
     
  8. nov

    nov New Member

    got it up and running now
    wiring is not as bad as i thought easier with new wires
    working as it should now in gravity mode

    just need to finish the wall and mount it

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2019
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