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Vaillant EcoTEC Plus 624 with VRC470f to HIVE?

Postby sh4d0w » Mon Oct 31, 2016 4:40 pm

Hello all,

I am really hoping for some help and advice on a little predicament i find myself in.

2 years back we moved into the house, i ripped the pre-historic heating system out and with the help of my brother we fitted a new system adopting the 624 with two zones, Upstairs and Down stairs and also an Albion Hot water store.

Ever since, the upstairs has been a bit of a pain in the bum in that some of the rads have a mind of their own and we often find them not heating but there is no air in the rad and doesn't appear to be any blocks, if i shut the rest off via the TRV i can push the hot water to the rads that are not working etc. Also, the upstairs Zone doesn't appear to work independently as per schedule set on my stat, For EG,
UPS Zone - comes on at 6AM goes off at 8AM
DWS Zone - comes on at 7AM and goes of at 8AM

what happens is that both zones come on at the same time!

If i put my UPS Zone to Party mode and turn the stat up it does indeed come on alone!

SO, as you can guess, it is most frustrating and i just cant get it working, so many other bits on the stat that i dont know what to set so its just all been a bit of trial and error and what plumber mates have tried IE Heat Curves.

Having been at a British Gas Engineer mates house last night and him showing me his Hive system, i am VERY impressed with it and what it has to offer, so much more functionality to the 470 i have now; user facing.

What i am asking is this:

A) Has anyone moved from a 470 to a smart heating system such as HIVE - how have you found it?

B) Am i taking a backwards step by moving away from the 470 to a system such as HIVE?

C) How would i manage the other settings and see boiler stats if i dont have the 470?

Any help will be massively appreciated.

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