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Remote wired/wireless(?) thermostat controller for Worcester Bosch 30si

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by rarara, 13 Nov 2015.

  1. rarara

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    Hi,

    I have a WB Greenstar W30si MK IV installed 2013, and the control panel has a mechanical timer, and on-off switch. Unfortunately it is in the kitchen at the far side of the flat, and I would like a thermostat/timer/switch nearer the living room.

    Can anyone recommend a compatible and reliable unit that will do the trick? And would be easy for a DIY fit?

    Also, is wired (I can easily run hidden wires through the loft etc to the desired location - maybe 15m or so needed, with the distance maybe 7 metres as the crow flies) more reliable than wireless? One issue putting me off a wireless version is that due to walls etc, trying to use the modem over a similar distance gets frequent disconnections.

    Thanks
     
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    Will the Worcester wave fit?
     
  4. rarara

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    probably, but I was wanting to avoid something like that as is a) expensive and b) probably overkill. just looking for something cheap and reliable
     
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    The Salus RT500RF is a great wireless thermostat and cheap as chips @£35 on amazon. I dont have any signal problems with mine.... the signal goes through two brick walls. Check on amazon but I believe they advertise 30m range... and in the amazon reviews a lot of complaints about neighbours units interfering (btw theres a easy way to fix this if on the off chance your neighbour also has a salus installed). So range wise it's pretty decent considering you could even control your neighbours boiler!

    I managed to install it OK and I'm as thick as a brick!
     
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  6. Dan Robinson

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    Salus stuff is utter cack.

    Also, taking the front off your boiler is breaking the room seal and as such gas work.

    We established that the other day.
     
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    Are there any other brands to look for?

    Bit of stray gas never hurt anyone :whistle:. I presume the existing thermostat lifts out and any new unit drops in quite easily? What would be a rough cost to get this bit done by my plumber?
     
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    You might as well get the official Wooshitter Botch unit and preserve the warranty.

    If you time the change with a boiler service it will cost nothing more than the additional cost of the unit.
     
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