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How to replace Sangamo Choice PR2 with Sundial RF2 Pack 2?

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by dram773, 31 Aug 2021.

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    Hi all,
    Would very much appreciate some help here.
    We've moved to a new property that has a Grant Euroflame 70/90 oil-fired boiler and a Sangamo Choice PR2 two-channel programmer with cylinder stat but no room stat. The Sangamo has a standard backplate with a black wire for HW=ON (t3) and a grey wire for CH=ON (t4) and DIP switch set to gravity.
    We would like to add a wireless room stat and Honeywell have suggested their Sundial RF2 Pack 2 would be a good replacement for the Sangamo.
    Do I need to set the Sundial for gravity and if so, how?
    Can I leave the backplate wires as they are and just swap in the Sundial?
    For info, the previous owner said he used a Hive and just put the Sangamo back without needing to change any wiring.
    Many thanks in anticipation of your help!
     
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    Thanks Chris, but those docs don't suggest that there are any DIP switches on the Sundial :(
     
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    No it doesn’t seem to, however it does have a section stating remove links, which is only applicable to C-plan which I think yours might be.
     
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    Thanks again Chris.
     
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    Mea Culpa - the issue is more complicated than I thought -
    Although the Sangamo programmer has its dip switches set to 'gravity', the system is actually fully pumped.
    But there are two pumps (one CH, one DHW) and no zone valves - I'm told this was not unusual for oil-fired boilers on new builds in the 80s as it was deemed more reliable and easier to repair than replacing failed motorised valves.
    So can I just replace the Sangamo with the Honeywell Sundial as though the system is a sort-of S-Plan (which I'm guessing is how the previous owner used a Hive and then reverted back to the Sangamo when he moved out)? Or will I need to have a relay fitted to keep the CH and DHW operating independently?
     
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