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    • ian103
    • By ian103 14th Sep 12, 11:39 AM
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    nuaire drimaster
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    • 14th Sep 12, 11:39 AM
    nuaire drimaster 14th Sep 12 at 11:39 AM
    Following previous posts regarding mould / mildew, we have increased the ventilation and use a dehumidifier regularily. We live in a coastal location so humidity will always be an issue.

    The situation is significantly improved but we would like to do away with the dehumidifier.

    Has anyone got any experience of a nuaire drimaster?
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    • mavisangelica
    • By mavisangelica 23rd Nov 15, 10:23 PM
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    It's arrived and it is big! One last question, how did you wire the heater separately? (We have got an electrician coming to fit it and just want to sound as if I know what I am talking about.) presumably the wires come out of the white control box?
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    • richardc1983
    • By richardc1983 23rd Nov 15, 10:33 PM
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    It's arrived and it is big! One last question, how did you wire the heater separately? (We have got an electrician coming to fit it and just want to sound as if I know what I am talking about.) presumably the wires come out of the white control box?
    Originally posted by mavisangelica
    Yes get him to put you a double plug socket in off the ring main then you can have the Heater on a timer plug.

    Or a double switched spur but you won't be able to control the heater as easily.
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    • mavisangelica
    • By mavisangelica 24th Nov 15, 9:51 AM
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    Yes get him to put you a double plug socket in off the ring main then you can have the Heater on a timer plug.

    Or a double switched spur but you won't be able to control the heater as easily.
    Originally posted by richardc1983
    Sorry, should have said that I already have a double socket in the loft, it is the drimaster itself I am on about. From memory (I am at work so can't double check) there is only one wire that comes out of the main body to a transformer. Does he take the wiring for the heat from the white control box?

    There is a wiring diagram on page 3 of the installation leaflet (below)

    http://nuaire.info/IandM/671425.pdf

    Edit:
    I have just watched this video of how to install the Drimaster -
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8sZY5EUA8I

    And realised the white box is the heat unit and not a control box so presumably the separate wiring for the heat will come from there.
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    • richardc1983
    • By richardc1983 24th Nov 15, 9:59 AM
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    Yes correct. The fan part will have its own plug and power adapter on it that will control just the blower. The heater unit will have to have wiring cabled into the white conduit box which also has the controls for the heater inside it. On the end of the cable just get him to fit a plug on it and you can control the heater with a timer plug. We set the heater to about 16/17C and have it set from 0600-0800 on a morning weekdays then evenings 1700-2300. Weekends it comes on later on a morning about 0930-1130.
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    • mavisangelica
    • By mavisangelica 1st Dec 15, 2:39 PM
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    We had it installed last Thursday and it is a marvellous bit of kit! Saturday morning there would normally have been condensation covering at least a third of the window as it was very cold overnight but there was nothing.

    I have been up in the loft and fitted my wireless plug and also had a look at the settings but need a bit of help on these.

    http://nuaire.info/IandM/671425.pdf

    Reading the instructions it says there are two separate settings:
    Speed settings (Air Volume) and Temperature Settings.

    I have not touched anything but looking at the LED lights it looks as if the speed setting is set to 3 (1 light lit on the left).

    How do I know if it is too high? Should I wait for a couple of weeks for it to settle and then turn it down and then wait again. Although I didn't take any humidity readings before, I looked at my kitchen weather station before installation and it has dropped from 64% to around 50%.

    The Temperature Controls I haven't checked but I am presuming it is on the default of option 1. Is it best to just leave it on 1?
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    • richardc1983
    • By richardc1983 1st Dec 15, 2:48 PM
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    To see what fan speed it is on you need to follow the guide in the book and press the button each time and this will show you the sequence of the lights to match the fan speed.

    Mine is on setting 4, ive only got a small 2 bed end terrace house but I like the air to be fresh. Setting 3 I use when it gets really cold but generally setting 4 is ok for me. In the summer we put it on setting 6 the highest setting so that the house is aired really well with clean filtered fresh air.

    In regards to the heater setting there isnt a setting 1? So not sure what your referring to, open up the electric box where the heater is wired in and you will see a little dial that can be adjusted with a philips screwdriver, this does not alter the operation of the unit it is purely for your comfort. Mine is at 16C. If the loft drops under this temp the heater pulses on to maintain that the air blowing into the house is at 16C.
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    • mavisangelica
    • By mavisangelica 1st Dec 15, 7:13 PM
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    On page 4 of the instructions I have linked to in my previous post it talks about the fan speed but then also a setting that is determined by the temperature in the loft. The setting determines when Intelligent Heat Recovery mode and standby kicks in dependent on the temp in the loft.
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    • richardc1983
    • By richardc1983 1st Dec 15, 7:46 PM
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    Ah yes well you have to hold the button down to get Into this mode. We have ours to have intelligent heat recovery from 19c in the loft and to switch off if the loft gets to 30c I think.
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    • Vasu.uel
    • By Vasu.uel 1st Oct 16, 12:39 PM
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    Ventilation
    I want an opinion on ventilation at my 3 bedroom house like dry master 2000 and I bought two extractor fans for 2 toilets that needs installing. I live in Ilford.
    • Le_Kirk
    • By Le_Kirk 1st Oct 16, 4:33 PM
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    You would be better off starting your own thread and actually asking a question or two. For example: -
    1. I have bought an extractor fan and it needs installing, who should I get to do it.
    2. All my rooms suffer from mould, what can I do?
    • SuzieSue
    • By SuzieSue 2nd Oct 16, 11:50 AM
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    I want an opinion on ventilation at my 3 bedroom house like dry master 2000 and I bought two extractor fans for 2 toilets that needs installing. I live in Ilford.
    Originally posted by Vasu.uel
    You should start your own thread but I would contact Envirovent as they have installers throughout the UK:


    http://www.envirovent.com/home-ventilation/
    • Le_Kirk
    • By Le_Kirk 2nd Oct 16, 2:10 PM
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    That is two of us who have suggested starting own thread but OP has not been back since posting.
    • Ds101
    • By Ds101 17th Oct 16, 10:53 AM
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    Drimaster problem
    Hi I have a drimaster in the loft for past 10 years with no problems. But has now stopped working. There is power to the unit as the lights are on ,if I take the fuse out then replace it the unit starts to work again for a few seconds the lights on the settings go crazy then one Light stays on and a second later the unit shuts down .can you offer any possible solutions to this as my window's are starting to become damp thanks
    • richardc1983
    • By richardc1983 17th Oct 16, 11:05 AM
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    10 years is a good life for a unit that runs 24/7 so it might be that it has come to the end of its natural life.

    Try calling Nuaire technical support on 02920 858400 as it's their product they should be able to advise you on what the issue is.
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    • Ds101
    • By Ds101 17th Oct 16, 2:57 PM
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    Drimaster problem
    Many many thanks for the help. Contacted nuaire support told me it had gone into standby mode due to loft getting too hot . Gave me instructions on how to override temperature control. Unit back up and running great and I was looking at taking it out and dumping it . Once again many thanks you saved me a lot of money
    • richardc1983
    • By richardc1983 17th Oct 16, 3:03 PM
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    Have you never noticed that before? Mine does that in the summer time and I have it set so that it only turns off if the loft gets above 30C.
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