looking for a wireless thermostat system for Bosch Greenstar 30i boiler

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  • FreeBear
    FreeBear Posts: 14,616 Forumite
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    spaceboy said: Apparently you don't need to be Gas Safe to do this work on your own boiler:
    the joys of random youtube videos. To remove the outer casing on a Greenstar boiler, you need to be a "competent person" - HSE has defined this as being Gas Safe registered. The HSE can, and do prosecute people for working on gas boilers when not GS registered.
    If it were possible to access the PCB & connectors without removing the outer casing, I'd be the first to say it is a DIY job. But not on a Worcester Bosch.


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  • Zandoni
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    edited 10 November 2023 at 8:39AM
    From Gas safe website

  • FreeBear
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    Zandoni said:
    From Gas safe website
    Been through the same debate with another forumite within the last week or so... The WB Greenstar boilers have a seal around the outer case, so it is not decorative. The case, along with the seal, is there to prevent fumes escaping in to the room should a fault develop internally. Without the proper training and test equipment, one can not just remove the outer casing and still be compliant with the rules & regulations.
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  • jefaz07
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    FreeBear said:
    Zandoni said:
    From Gas safe website
    Been through the same debate with another forumite within the last week or so... The WB Greenstar boilers have a seal around the outer case, so it is not decorative. The case, along with the seal, is there to prevent fumes escaping in to the room should a fault develop internally. Without the proper training and test equipment, one can not just remove the outer casing and still be compliant with the rules & regulations.
    Quite right too. I’ve been through the same debates for a long time on this site. 
    Most recently tellin an OP that they can’t do it, followed by a comment saying yes you can….that was later edited to say ‘ah, actually, you can’t’ Some people will just not take advice unfortunately 
  • spaceboy
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    edited 12 November 2023 at 1:37AM
    FreeBear said:
    spaceboy said: Apparently you don't need to be Gas Safe to do this work on your own boiler:
    the joys of random youtube videos. To remove the outer casing on a Greenstar boiler, you need to be a "competent person" - HSE has defined this as being Gas Safe registered. The HSE can, and do prosecute people for working on gas boilers when not GS registered.
    If it were possible to access the PCB & connectors without removing the outer casing, I'd be the first to say it is a DIY job. But not on a Worcester Bosch.


    The guy who made the video is a gas engineer. You do NOT need to be Gas Safe registered to work on your own boiler doing this.
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