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    Quote Originally Posted by mtmcgavock View Post
    Just had email too, my boiler is missing too. No Glow Worms as a manufacture on list (Major boiler here in the UK too) Mine is an older model but still no manufacture. (So I've just put it down as 'Brand' and wrote name and model in Serial no section)

    Oh and at the end of the email, Software HW Priority? Did I read that correctly?!
    Same problem here! Old Glow worm boiler and no way to enter it properly in the form which does not offer any "other" options with manual text entry... so I've done the same as you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bruce_miranda View Post
    could we PLEASE get a variable Economy threshold setting. There is even pre designed UI screens and screen real estate available to allow this. Economy could be such a useful feature and it's a real shame that it simply doesn't get used.
    One problem with any of the quick action functions is that with us now staying at home all the time we have our system permanently in "Day Off" mode which follows the Saturday schedule. So I can't use another function like Eco. (or the adjustable boost/cut that we'd all like to see in the place of Eco)

    I'm sure this was suggested in the last round of suggestions a year ago but Day Off really needs to be a separate setting to the other quick actions so that it can run concurrently. Otherwise when you're home on a day which would otherwise be a week day schedule you can't use the custom or eco actions in combination with the day off schedule.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DBMandrake View Post
    One problem with any of the quick action functions is that with us now staying at home all the time we have our system permanently in "Day Off" mode which follows the Saturday schedule. So I can't use another function like Eco. (or the adjustable boost/cut that we'd all like to see in the place of Eco)

    I'm sure this was suggested in the last round of suggestions a year ago but Day Off really needs to be a separate setting to the other quick actions so that it can run concurrently. Otherwise when you're home on a day which would otherwise be a week day schedule you can't use the custom or eco actions in combination with the day off schedule.
    Don't think we've got any chance of getting that

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    Quote Originally Posted by DBMandrake View Post
    Same problem here! Old Glow worm boiler and no way to enter it properly in the form which does not offer any "other" options with manual text entry... so I've done the same as you.
    I didn’t get a boiler option when I registered - does it depend upon whether you use total connect or Honeywell home?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DBMandrake View Post
    Same problem here! Old Glow worm boiler and no way to enter it properly in the form which does not offer any "other" options with manual text entry... so I've done the same as you.

    It seems there are a number of us with “old Glow Worm boilers”. It says a lot for their long life qualities. Unlike today’s versions


    I still await my beta update so am intrigued to see what it looks like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by G4RHL View Post
    It seems there are a number of us with “old Glow Worm boilers”. It says a lot for their long life qualities. Unlike today’s versions


    I still await my beta update so am intrigued to see what it looks like.
    Yes, the old Glow Worms before they got bought out by Vaillant Group and before they went to condensing models are really good boilers. Our estate here were fitted with Glow Worm Ultimates and many still are going over 20 years including my own. Got a few old floor standing older models on our books too. Actually the Ultimate is one of my favourite boilers to work on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtmcgavock View Post
    Don't think we've got any chance of getting that
    Yep a tad tricky as really requires multiple save/restore schedule selection that can then be impacted by the various overlay functions. Anyway new facilities settling in nicely and lots of new symbols appearing on the enabled zones Already noticing a more “steady” and relevant nature to the heat in the house and noticed lots more small boiler runs than normal
    I assume (careful you know what they say about assumptions!) that the iOS and android apps will be updated at some time to reflect the new symbols?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveP View Post
    Noticed lots more small boiler runs than normal
    I assume (careful you know what they say about assumptions!) that the iOS and android apps will be updated at some time to reflect the new symbols?
    Yes i've noticed that too, seems to be on and off a lot more (Came on 5 times in 30 mins for about 2 mins each time). Not sure it's a good thing, especially when i've got a 5 minute pump overrun every time it fires (So my pump is nearly running constantly). Gas bill might go down but think the electric bill will be going up!

    Also lot more wear and tear on firing and cycling, and pump running - putting it down to learning at first but shall see how it goes going forward.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtmcgavock View Post
    Yes, the old Glow Worms before they got bought out by Vaillant Group and before they went to condensing models are really good boilers. Our estate here were fitted with Glow Worm Ultimates and many still are going over 20 years including my own. Got a few old floor standing older models on our books too. Actually the Ultimate is one of my favourite boilers to work on.
    Mine is a Glow Worm Ultimate, now approaching 23 years old. 2 years ago the fan started getting noisy, I bought a replacement but never fitted it, as the occasional squirt of lubricant does the job. The new fan cost me just over £100, rather different from the last time I had it replaced and quoted replacement costs of over £300! My service man every year says it’s one of the best they come across unlike today’s stuff. But I need to consider its replacement and new radiators as other things are afoot in the house including decorating and logic says do the boiler first. Well the lady of the manor would so dictate!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtmcgavock View Post
    Yes, the old Glow Worms before they got bought out by Vaillant Group and before they went to condensing models are really good boilers. Our estate here were fitted with Glow Worm Ultimates and many still are going over 20 years including my own. Got a few old floor standing older models on our books too. Actually the Ultimate is one of my favourite boilers to work on.
    Only 20 years ? Ours is a Hideaway 80B which was in the property when we moved in in 2016. I don't know exactly how old it is however left over documentation suggests it was probably installed in the early 90's... in the 4 years we've been here the only fault it has had is the electrovalve coil for the gas solenoid went open circuit - which I repaired myself for £25 as the coil can be trivially removed and replaced with one screw without touching anything gas or firebox related. Not an efficient boiler I'm sure but I'm loathe to spend a lot of money replacing it until I have to as the replacement won't last nearly as long.

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