Disconnecting old room thermostat after HIVE installation

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Hi all

I’m looking for some help on disconnecting an old Towerstat RS room thermostat after installing a HIVE thermostat.

The HIVE thermostat currently works however the heating Temperature can only be increased by turning the old thermostat up.

I must admit the wiring is a bit of a mess but I would really like to get this sorted out! I’ve read about bridging the ports where the thermostat wires used to go, but as a bit of a novice DIYer I would appreciate some advice before I get started!

current wiring has two thick grey cables running to the receiver, with two live, neutral and earth cables running into ports 1 & 2. Can I assume this cable is for the old thermostat? It disappears into the ceiling but doesn’t enter the boiler junction box.

any help is really appreciated!
 
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Ive added some photos I hope will help!
 

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No photos of the tower stat :LOL: you just need to link the live and switched live together in a connector block and remove the stat.
 
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your pics are not for a RS thermostat, if that is what you have put the wires in 1&3 into a jointing terminal terminal and safely isolate any other wires
 
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Hi the pictures are of the hive receiver, not the thermostat. How do I know which wires are for the old thermostat? Sorry if that sounds a silly question, but I want to make sure. I am certain it’s the red wire in port 2, blue wire in port 1 and the earth. Would that sound correct?
 
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The wires for the old thermostat are behind the old thermostat. Otherwise it’s trace them back.
 
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But surely those wires also go into the receiver? Or am I wrong? I’m just trying to determine which of the wires going into the receiver are for the thermostat (if any) so I can disconnect from there. The thermostat is in the hallway and the receiver/boiler is in the kitchen.
 

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Well it looks like you have an a plan system, so, no they won’t be at the hive, they’ll be at the wiring center.
 
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Ah ok that makes sense, the junction box next to the boiler? I will take that off and see if I can make heads or tails of it. This house has been wired strangely in some cases (previous owner) - so I’m always really hesitant to mess about with it. Thank you again :)
 
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