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    • dandy-candy
    • By dandy-candy 9th Aug 17, 5:09 PM
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    Have you put the central heating on yet?
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    • 9th Aug 17, 5:09 PM
    Have you put the central heating on yet? 9th Aug 17 at 5:09 PM
    I couldn't find the old thread but if I missed it please move this one!

    Two nights ago I had to have a hot water bottle but last night the whole house was so cold that we put the heating on, and it's still on now.

    How about everyone else?
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    • Gem-gem
    • By Gem-gem 8th Oct 17, 7:40 PM
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    Our central heating has finally been turned on but only for 90minutes I the morning and 3hrs in the evening.
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    • Wassa123
    • By Wassa123 18th Oct 17, 1:50 PM
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    Ours is now on from 7-7:30ams in the morning, and from 5-7:30pm in the evening, set to 15 degrees C.

    Our house is tall narrow 3 story townhouse (2 up, 2 middle, 2 down), so it's a bit like a chimney. In the evening after the heatings turned off it's chilly downstairs but warm upstairs which is annoying!
    • luvchocolate
    • By luvchocolate 18th Oct 17, 5:58 PM
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    Still not needed here in Yorkshire
    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 19th Oct 17, 8:13 PM
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    Still not needed here in Yorkshire
    Originally posted by luvchocolate
    I’m impressed! Was gloating about not switching it on yet myself, but then I am a lily-livered Southerner
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    • JackieO
    • By JackieO 19th Oct 17, 9:22 PM
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    No, still not on here ,but we have been experiencing very mild weather here in Kent so far this autumn
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    • luvchocolate
    • By luvchocolate 20th Oct 17, 9:26 AM
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    Yesterday I had to put it on for an hour or so, I was wet through got caught in the heavy rain.
    Still only got summer duvet on, but that may be changing soon !
    • Gloomendoom
    • By Gloomendoom 20th Oct 17, 9:43 AM
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    Ours has been lit for a month. However, the thermostat is set at 18 so it's only actually fired up a couple of times.
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    • Islandmaid
    • By Islandmaid 20th Oct 17, 9:54 AM
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    It’s been so mild here, no need for CH yet, but we are right down south - have had woodburner on a few times, more for comfort factor than anything else, not bragging, CH will go on as soon as it warrants it - hate being cold
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    • tboo
    • By tboo 20th Oct 17, 10:31 AM
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    Still not needed here in Yorkshire
    Originally posted by luvchocolate
    Same here - house temp is 16.5 so only need a cardigan (obviously other clothes as well )

    Tried the CH a few weeks ago to test it and it hasn't been on since.

    Will hold out for a while longer or if hubby cracks as he's a wimp.


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    • Wednesday2000
    • By Wednesday2000 20th Oct 17, 3:18 PM
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    Our heating still isn't on. It's very mild here.
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    • pigpen
    • By pigpen 20th Oct 17, 6:25 PM
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    Fortunately I tested mine a couple of weeks ago.. the expansion doohicky had deflated so that needed refilling and the valves needed changing and I had 1 radiator just full of air!.... works now.. but my Hive is not working so I'm still on a mission with that... 11 months and counting.. 1 thermostat, 2 hubs, full wire change and 1 new receiver.. it is a pile of poop!!
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    • Gloomendoom
    • By Gloomendoom 20th Oct 17, 6:52 PM
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    Our Hive took about fifteen minutes for me to fit and has worked flawlessly for two years now. No wires needed. Excellent piece of kit.
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    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 21st Oct 17, 1:16 AM
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    Our Hive took about fifteen minutes for me to fit and has worked flawlessly for two years now. No wires needed. Excellent piece of kit.
    Originally posted by Gloomendoom
    I am intrigued, going by the BG quote I had I thought it required some expertise to fit (although the day-to-day operation is notoriously simple, and I know many are happy with it). My question is whether it’s worth fitting in advance of changing radiators, a boiler etc or there’s any advantage to waiting?

    It’s been cooler today, although you wouldn’t have thought so in my home - my little niece whipped her blouse off and ran around the house semi-naked before she would be persuaded to cover up. Even then with the incentive of Peppa Pig
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    • Gloomendoom
    • By Gloomendoom 21st Oct 17, 8:57 AM
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    I am intrigued, going by the BG quote I had I thought it required some expertise to fit (although the day-to-day operation is notoriously simple, and I know many are happy with it). My question is whether it’s worth fitting in advance of changing radiators, a boiler etc or there’s any advantage to waiting?
    Originally posted by VfM4meplse
    Fitting a Hive is incredibly easy if you already have a central heating timer with an industry standard back plate. Installation involves loosening two screws, snapping the Hive receiver on to the backplate in place of the original timer, tightening the screws, plugging the the Hive Hub into a mains socket, connecting the hub to a spare Ethernet port in your router, putting the batteries into the thermostat. All done bar the scheduling. If you like, you can drill two holes to fix the thermostat to the wall.

    Incidentally, our boiler was installed circa 1972. I wouldn't wait.
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    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 21st Oct 17, 9:17 PM
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    Fitting a Hive is incredibly easy if you already have a central heating timer with an industry standard back plate. Installation involves loosening two screws, snapping the Hive receiver on to the backplate in place of the original timer, tightening the screws, plugging the the Hive Hub into a mains socket, connecting the hub to a spare Ethernet port in your router, putting the batteries into the thermostat. All done bar the scheduling. If you like, you can drill two holes to fix the thermostat to the wall.

    Incidentally, our boiler was installed circa 1972. I wouldn't wait.
    Originally posted by Gloomendoom
    Thanks, will have a go then

    Still no heating on! It’s been a lovely autumn day and I’m quite happy snuggling under a duvet on the sofa. Very hygge, I have no idea why people want to venture out on dark Saturday evenings
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    • wouldbeqaulitymoneysaver2
    • By wouldbeqaulitymoneysaver2 21st Oct 17, 10:18 PM
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    Not yet but new intelligent electric blanket is certainly on!
    • pigpen
    • By pigpen 21st Oct 17, 10:44 PM
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    Our Hive took about fifteen minutes for me to fit and has worked flawlessly for two years now. No wires needed. Excellent piece of kit.
    Originally posted by Gloomendoom
    With all due sarcasm.. whoop-de-doo for you Just as a matter of interest.. how far apart are all your bits for it? I have a rather large house and I just wonder if they are all simply too far apart. My meter for my solar panels won't stay connected either and I don't know about the smart meters because I was never given the monitors to go with those for some unknown reason.

    I've had mine 5 years and it hasn't worked for most of that time.. I've had, in total, 6 thermostats, 5 hubs, 3 receivers and so many call outs I've lost count..

    It was a piece of cake to fit.. however, getting it to stay connected is a titanic task.
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    • Gloomendoom
    • By Gloomendoom 22nd Oct 17, 12:35 AM
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    With all due sarcasm.. whoop-de-doo for you Just as a matter of interest.. how far apart are all your bits for it? I have a rather large house and I just wonder if they are all simply too far apart.
    Originally posted by pigpen
    That could be the reason, although our house is a rambling old cottage with ironstone walls that range from four to two feet thick and the Hive seems to manage where the BT superdooper Smartrouter fails.

    Why not try moving the bits closer together? Also, if you've had it five years, it's probably the old version, which may make a difference.
    Last edited by Gloomendoom; Yesterday at 12:43 AM. Reason: Typo
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    • kittie
    • By kittie 22nd Oct 17, 6:43 AM
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    my house is still too warm for ch, 20 degrees downstairs in the living areas this morning, it is always cooler upstairs. Pellet stove on for an hour or so every few days to top up the tank heat, above what the solar panel input can do. PV = electricity, solar panel= water heating. It looks as though I won`t be using much fuel at all this winter season, maybe for 4 months at max of one 10kg bag a day, if it is very cold out
    • JackieO
    • By JackieO 22nd Oct 17, 10:46 AM
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    No still off and the sun is shining here in Kent.Weather has been very mild and my friend has cornflowers still flowering in her garden !!!.The longer this mild spell lasts the better Even the windy day we had yesterday has now dropped to barely a breeze after all the predictions for howling gales it just never happened.My hebe shrub in the garden has flowered three times this year and the grass is still growing very odd weather at the moment,it will be a shock when it does finally turn nippy I'm sure

    JackieO xx
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