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Old 24-05-2017, 13:39   #41
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What's the objection to bayonet light bulbs? Are they old fashioned or something? Every starter kit seems to be the screw ones, but all mine are bayonet and I'm not seeing a massive trend away from them
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Old 24-05-2017, 14:23   #42
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I'm just guessing here that more countries use E27 so it companies are able to reach a wider market. I don't have any E27 fittings either so it does add another complication or an adapter is required.
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Anyone know with the Logitech hub if you can set the length of the button press?
I.e. i have an IR dimmer - if i hold the button for 5 seconds it will dim, but a click it'll go off...
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Was tempted by the hive as its £60 at toolstation at the mo (v1) however this thread has now put me off:

http://hivehomeforum.co.uk/?page_id=5
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Was tempted by the hive as its £60 at toolstation at the mo (v1) however this thread has now put me off:

http://hivehomeforum.co.uk/?page_id=5
I was half expecting this when I had Hive installed but it has been 100% reliable. The installer (British Gas) who fitted it with the new boiler also had to run a new gas pipe from the meter as the old one under the floor didn't supply enough when tested. I said it needed to be inside the house which was bit more difficult for him but no problem in the end.
The gas fitters are not great with the internet side of things but after connecting ,setting up and it updating itself which did take some time, it has been faultless so far.
Mine is a V2 which may make a difference as the V1 is a few years old now but it may only be cosmetic.
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Old 06-06-2017, 13:54   #46
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My v2 has been fine - even when there were some connectivity issues at Hive's end and there were a few problems reconnecting they were sorted out quickly on the phone and it was controllable with the thermostat throughout.

Self install is really, really easy if you have a modern(ish) CH/HW system too. Mine's 25 years old and I just:
1) Turned the old wall stat up to full to effectively disconnect it
2) Undid 2 screws on the old controller, removed it and replaced it with the Hive controller.
3) Put batteries in the Thermostat
4) Plugged the hub into the router.
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