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    It really depends on what you consider to be too...

    It really depends on what you consider to be too much faff :-) A new deeper back box can be fitted behind most switches in under an hour which would allow you to install Fibaro dimmer modules (can...
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    So they're not motorized already then? I would...

    So they're not motorized already then?

    I would say that's your first obstacle then, as whatever Z-Wave option you go for will depend on the controller that you install and how that is operated.
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    How does the current motor / control system work?...

    How does the current motor / control system work?

    Is there a separate control for the "twist" action, or is that at the end of the "close" phase?

    The Fibaro Roller Shutter 2 module can be...
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    Overall this sounds like a good solution. The...

    Overall this sounds like a good solution.

    The nice thing about Z-Wave is that you can take multiple different sources of data (inputs) and apply any logic you wish in the controller (in your case...
  5. Most manufacturers of Thermostats / Controllers...

    Most manufacturers of Thermostats / Controllers do wire-free versions.

    Honeywell, Heatmeiser, Horstman all do various types.

    If you wanted something with future possibilities such as remote...
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    Did you manage to resolve your issue? I've been...

    Did you manage to resolve your issue? I've been considering options for heating control and the Evo stuff is on my short-list, but I have a *lot* of 868MHz kit (Z-Wave and Visonic) so interference...
  7. What (if anything) does the boiler currently use...

    What (if anything) does the boiler currently use for scheduling / time control?

    You might be better with a complete replacement scheduler / controller with thermostat built in - something wireless...
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    Hey Patrick, I've been using Z-Wave for...

    Hey Patrick,

    I've been using Z-Wave for several years now and generally find it to be a pretty solid, reliable experience. I've been migrating a lot of legacy X10 / Home Easy based Home...
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    Interesting, I've not seen the Pegler stuff...

    Interesting, I've not seen the Pegler stuff before and it certainly seems cheap enough to take a punt at. There's a press release at http://www.pegleryorkshire.co.uk/EN/News/Terrier/itempaccessories...
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    The solution was posted by jolly1 above L =...

    The solution was posted by jolly1 above

    L = Live

    ~ = Switched Live

    N = Neutral (the 2 terminals are loop through)

    Instructions from Google at...
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    Z-Wave is a pretty good solution overall, I've...

    Z-Wave is a pretty good solution overall, I've been slowly migrating a lot of my legacy Home Automation devices and systems over to Z-Wave during the past 3 years or so. Vera 2 was my choice of...
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    The new LightwaveRF stuff has been pushed back...

    The new LightwaveRF stuff has been pushed back until March as far as I'm aware, it looks good on paper but it will be interesting to see how it stacks up against equivalent systems from say Heat...
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    I had a new Vaillant combi boiler installed about...

    I had a new Vaillant combi boiler installed about 3 years or so ago to replace an ageing 30+ year gravity based system. At that time, I was using the HouseHeat / ELV / Conrad FS20 based thermostats,...
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    Hi Kovacs, I know that Bert @ RFXCom looked at...

    Hi Kovacs,

    I know that Bert @ RFXCom looked at supporting FS20 on the older versions of his transmitters and receivers a number of years ago but the demand wasn't great enough.

    AH had an...
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    Hello Paul, The general rule of thumb is to...

    Hello Paul,

    The general rule of thumb is to cable as much as possible during your refurb as it's much cheaper and easier to throw in bundles of cables at that stage than when everything is...
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    I don't see a problem with it technically - not...

    I don't see a problem with it technically - not used the PT100 myself, but presume that it will be ok operating over that distance cable-wise.

    As for the location, I know some people that have...
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    It's pretty simple to be honest. I started out...

    It's pretty simple to be honest. I started out with the BT branded version (VP1000) and moved across to the Powermax+ 2 or 3 years ago. The panel is infinitely configurable - I bought the optional...
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    Probably not, but if you include a little bit...

    Probably not, but if you include a little bit more information then we might be able to advise further :)
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    Yes, I should think so. I'm currently...

    Yes, I should think so.



    I'm currently using ELV/FS20 for heating, but will be upgrading to Z-Wave later this year.



    Resilience and coverage too. One set are in the loft and one set are...
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    Usually you would have a main flow and return...

    Usually you would have a main flow and return pipe going out from the boiler. Radiators would then be teed off those pipes, so each radiator has it's own connection to the flow and return. Most...
  21. It certainly seems feasible - the docs at...

    It certainly seems feasible - the docs at http://www.honeywelluk.com/products/HCE80/ suggest that the outputs are potential free, so you couldn't switch the heating pads directly you'd have to go via...
  22. As Vangelis mentioned, you're really into the...

    As Vangelis mentioned, you're really into the realms of doing something "custom" if you want cheap.

    I'm not sure of anything that will do what you want out-of-the-box that cheaply, but it...
  23. It really depends on what you want to spend and...

    It really depends on what you want to spend and if there's anything else you want to control now or in the future!

    Something as simple as...
  24. As well as the recommendations for Loxone and...

    As well as the recommendations for Loxone and Idratek, you could also look at:

    CBus
    Insteon (dual tech wired and wireless)
    Z-Wave
    Plugwise

    Z-Wave is a good choice for wireless and has...
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    Nothing so far! I *really* want the same...

    Nothing so far! I *really* want the same functionality that I currently have - each room has a separate Thermostat that can be programmed over 7 days with 2 on/off times per day with 2 set-point...
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