I have just moved to a property with no mains gas & they have had an Economy 7 installed at some point in the past - the problem i have is that with it doing what it's suppose to (Heating the water at the reduced cost period) i only have hot water in the morning & with working about an hour & a halffrom home i have a bath around 8pm at night - the is a manual override which runs for an hour but this only gives me about 10% of water needed for a bath due to the overide element heating about 10 or so % of the top of the tank (which isn't that big).
Im looking to have Oil installed at some point down the line & was wanting for the meantime to be able to have the main element kick in at around say 3pm as it heats for around 4hrs, i know this will cost me but with my situation im willing the pay the cost for a bath after work!
The timer i have is a 'Horstmann Economy 7 Quartz' listed here (link removed) however i think the model here proceded mine as that one has a two hour overide - it may seem a stupid question but i to i set it to kick in at 3pm? the dial has 24hrs on it & i thought setting it to 3pm would do it but it is not kicking in at that time & appears to still be coming on in the early hours?? is it possible to tell it to come on then or does it somehow stick to the reduced rate times??
Any help would be great as i have zero knowledge on these types of systems only ever had a combi with gas.