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  1. Robert Simms
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    Robert Simms New EF Member

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    I'm trying to install a hive active heating into a Vokera Compact A Combi boiler. I think I understand the principles of the system but am looking for support on wiring the receiver to the boiler.

    The boiler electrical diagram can be found here http://qr.vokera.co.uk/qr?code=20099226 (figure 50 i think!)

    The hive wiring (single receiver) can be found here: https://bucketeer-e9a3f077-0ec6-47c...6edbaa46c9c2cbfbfbea01f61b7cc8a85a67a4337.pdf

    I understand that a permanent live and neutral must be linked to the relevant ports on the Hive receiver to provide power, and that ports 1 (Common) and Port 3 (heating on) must also be connected to enable the heating to be switched on and 'off', however I'm struggling to read the boiler diagram and have a few questions. Is there anyone willing to explain in laymans terms:


    1. Should I be using 0.75mm 3 core and earth and leaving the earth unconnected? (The instructions say the hive is double insulated and does not require earthing)
    2. Which ports on the boiler diagram should I be connecting to?
    3. Do I need to put a link wire between the Live and Common ports on the receiver?

    Help is very, very much appreciated!!
     
  2. buzzlightyear
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    buzzlightyear still kicking sand, before pushing up daisies . Electrician's Arms

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    my advice is to contact hive and ask them for a nearest hive installer .
     
  3. Shoei
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    Shoei Regular EF Member

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    What controller do you have now? Hive is usually easy to wire in place of or alongside an existing controller.
     
  4. buzzlightyear
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    buzzlightyear still kicking sand, before pushing up daisies . Electrician's Arms

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    don't tell him pike.
     
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  5. Robert Simms
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    Robert Simms New EF Member

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    Hi, thanks for responding. I’ve never used a forum so did not expect much!!

    I was contemplating contacting Hive to get a professional install, but then I read so many reviews saying how easy Hive is to install! Hmm.

    The boiler just has inbuilt controls and a mechanical time clock. No thermostat.
     
  6. buzzlightyear
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    horse for courses.
     
  7. buzzlightyear
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    buzzlightyear still kicking sand, before pushing up daisies . Electrician's Arms

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    for a trained spark ,yes .
     
  8. Shoei
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    Shoei Regular EF Member

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    Bit odd that, any boiler must have a room thermostat for building regs - has the boiler been installed recently?
     
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  9. Robert Simms
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    Robert Simms New EF Member

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    New ish. We’ve lived there approaching 18 months, boiler had recently been fitted when we bought it. I should say it’s in an annexe so doesn’t get used much.

    Ref. Buzz lightyears response - I wasn’t intending any offence and wasn’t suggesting it should be easy. Just that i’d read it was very easy. As I have discovered, it’s not so easy!
     
  10. DefyG
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    DefyG Regular EF Member

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    Not so easy when integral boiler controls but hive installer or good sparks will sort it for you.
     
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