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    Plaster will not dry in timber build

    I hope it's that to be honest, as I didn't really end up on great terms with the builder so I don't want to call them back! Certainly, looking around the roof and windows etc I can't see anything that could lead to water getting in. Thinking about it, as the plasterboard has the insulation...
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    Plaster will not dry in timber build

    Thanks for the reply. They didn't dry fully in these areas, but it seems like it may even have gotten slightly worse recently - but has certainly stopped getting better. One thing I note is that some areas could be dried with a heat gun, if I'm careful, but not these spots on the edges - which...
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    Plaster will not dry in timber build

    Hi - I wonder if someone can give me a steer as I'm not sure what to do. I have a new build, in my garden, which is timber with a flat fibreglass roof. The floor was finished (ie the top level concrete) about 4 weeks ago and that is now virtually dry, and the plaster was finished about 3 weeks...
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    Fit Hive 2 to my Vaillant ecoTEC plus 837 - please help!

    I think the wiring connections are mentioned in the first post. When I did it I had to have two wires in some parts of the boiler (the L and N I think), as they were already there (I assume from the control panel). There are two other wires that go into parts that weren't used before (it may be...
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    Fit Hive 2 to my Vaillant ecoTEC plus 837 - please help!

    You have a Hive 2 and Ecotec Plus 837? That picture didn't look familiar, but it may be a different angle that make it look different to the wiring inside my boiler. Anyway, I may have photos I took of how I set it up and could probably post those but I'm no expert.
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    Fit Hive 2 to my Vaillant ecoTEC plus 837 - please help!

    Right, I had a go yesterday and it all seems to work. Thanks to all that provided help. For what it's worth, the only tricky parts were: getting the cable from the top of the boiler to the connections inside the boiler (it's all boxed off at the top in my case). I had to strip the wire and tie...
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    Fit Hive 2 to my Vaillant ecoTEC plus 837 - please help!

    Ha, I may just wait until after Christmas - though it's so warm that the heating is hardly on, and one of our showers is electric so it's wouldn't be that bad if the boiler wouldn't work for a day or so (for me anyway, the wife may think differently). I'm pretty sure how to wire it now but I...
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    Fit Hive 2 to my Vaillant ecoTEC plus 837 - please help!

    I was sent an id so called up and was given an account. They ask about where you get it from and what it cost etc.
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    Fit Hive 2 to my Vaillant ecoTEC plus 837 - please help!

    It's funny that you say that as I looked through loads of reviews. One "table" had Evohome at the top and the other had it at the bottom (maybe it was Which, not sure), so I guess you pays your money and takes your choice. I only have a single heating zone so Hive / Nest 2 seemed good - plus...
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    Fit Hive 2 to my Vaillant ecoTEC plus 837 - please help!

    One of the main reasons for the change is that the Vaillant controller is very unintuitive and fiddly. Hive / Nest seem easy, and my wife never turns the heating off if there is nobody at home for a long period, so being able to do this from anywhere is very handy. Plus, I like gadgets!
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    Fit Hive 2 to my Vaillant ecoTEC plus 837 - please help!

    I take the point, but I'm fed up of having the parts laying around waiting to be fitted and I'm primed and ready for action. Surely, if I'm careful, it's unlikely that anything will blow and brake? Even if the controller doesn't work, then I'd expect to be able to use the heating manually and...
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    Fit Hive 2 to my Vaillant ecoTEC plus 837 - please help!

    Thanks - that's what I mean about the taping and pulling, it's the only way to get the cable through the same route as the boiler is installed. I'll give it a go tomorrow and hope for the best.
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    Fit Hive 2 to my Vaillant ecoTEC plus 837 - please help!

    Sorry, my terminology is wrong there. I meant that box inside the boiler with the L/N/1/2/3 etc.
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    Fit Hive 2 to my Vaillant ecoTEC plus 837 - please help!

    The thing is the boiler is flush to the wall and above a toilet. The cables go from the fuse box into a hole through to behind the boiler, and then the next time I see them they are coming out of the top (from behind). With the boiler fitted where it is I can't think of another way to get the...
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    Fit Hive 2 to my Vaillant ecoTEC plus 837 - please help!

    Ah, I just had a brainwave. I could tape the new wire to the end of the existing ebus cable and make it smooth, then pull the same cable from the boiler end until it feeds through that hole.
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    Fit Hive 2 to my Vaillant ecoTEC plus 837 - please help!

    As far as I can see, the wires from the fuse box go into a hole and then the cable linked to the existing controller comes out at the top. I can't really see what goes on behind the casing but I thought it was just metal pipes, bricks and some cable. The more I think about it, I'm not sure how...
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    Fit Hive 2 to my Vaillant ecoTEC plus 837 - please help!

    Thanks man. I like having a go at DIY but I wouldn't have started to mess about without knowing how to isolate the boiler, so the hopefully the bad things that can happen are not all that bad. I'll get some cable in Maplin tomorrow. Then the tricky part is getting the cable from the top of the...
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    Fit Hive 2 to my Vaillant ecoTEC plus 837 - please help!

    Great, thanks a lot. Just to be clear, as I already have wires from the neutral and live in the boiler (not for the existing wireless controller) do I leave these there so I'd have two wires going in to these terminals? For what's it's worth, I'd normally have paid for installation without any...
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    Fit Hive 2 to my Vaillant ecoTEC plus 837 - please help!

    Darn it, I'm all worried about the general set-up now. I've had a boiler service since installation, by a different person, and that didn't flag anything bad.
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    Fit Hive 2 to my Vaillant ecoTEC plus 837 - please help!

    Great, thanks a lot. Can you tell me what i do about the N and L wires already there? Also, if i go to maplin and tell them what im doing, will they give me the correct cable?
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