Dan F

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  1. Openreach send you to a FoD provider if the availability checker doesn't should FTTP availability. In your case did/does availability checker show FTTP? https://www.broadbandchecker.btwholesale.com/#/ADSL
  2. The UI and graphs are all very nice, although the "network topology" view hangs my broswer! What's somewhat disappointing though is that my old Asus router has better funcitonality for: 1) Assigning different DNS based filtering (e.g. https://cleanbrowsing.org/) to difference devices 2) Easily enabling/disabling different types of acitivty (gambling, gaming, streaming etc.) for children, where each child profile can be configured with multiple devices. I can probablly do 1) by using different networks, rather than per-device and this would probably suffice, but 2) seems a bit more complex.. and would probably need to be done at the network, rather than device, level which is less ideal. @joth I was keen to install FTTP too, but didn't bother to pay the survey fee after seeing quotes others were getting. Our FTTC is 80/20 so not that bad, although if the Unifi stuff supported load-balancing (which it doesn't) I would be tempted to get a second line, as a 80/20 SOGEA service is quite cheap. I know A&A will sell you a two bonded lines and the hardware to make it work, but I thnk the price on this is a lot more than two FTTC lines.
  3. Mind sending me any information you have on this via DM? Thanks.
  4. Hydraulic Station + VR 71 (wiring center) + VRC720f (SensoComfort) + VR921 (SensoNet)
  5. Same you you, just 7kW. Vaillant does support a buffer temprature probe, but it's 100% optional and I've no idea how it is used.
  6. And/or increase the temperature. Rather than a buffer being required to take advantage of cheap electriciity, I think it's probably more a case of how much control flexibility you have to increase UFH temperature or flow-rate during the period of cheap/free electicitiy vs. the ability to simply increase a buffer tank set point. In my case, there is no buffer tank setpoint that I know of and, until I get my hands dirty with ebus, no way to adjust flow temperature from outside the heating system either. So I'll be limited to whatever the power of UFH is. I think it'll be a fair bit more than 1kW though, even at 30C.
  7. It's a bad idea to from a technical standpoint to have various functions in the same box. But for a home environment it's less of an issue and has it's attraction. What else do you have in your setup? Any CCTV?
  8. Hager apparently. We're not using these, that's just image I found online. We're using hamilton stuff in matt black.
  9. That was the original plan yes and I did have a couple of italian suppliers I'd found, but it got more complex post-brexit and our main contractor wasn't interested in buying from europe with increased uncertainty/paperwork. So in the end, rather than purchase from Italy I fought to get best price possible in U.K. I'm sure there are suppliers in italy that would be willing to sell to U.K, but I'm unsure if they'd necesarily want to deal with delivery, or if that would be up to you to arrange. @Balraj Appadu got all his stuff from Italy, I think post-brexit.
  10. i) 5A radial circuit connected to Loxone relay or dimmer. ii) Loxone nano relay local to socket. iii) Shelly (or similiar) in socket back-box. iv) Smart plug v) Shelly (or similiar) inline in appliance lead. vi) Smart bulbs. If you are using Loxone i) and ii) will be the simplest approach. That said, with the other options you can still bring everything together under Loxone, you just need to prodcuts that you can integrate with via HTTP call. Doable, just an extra hoop of two to jump through.
  11. I couldn't see any reason not to use Ubiquiti for WiFi given cost vs. performance/usability (vs. Ruckus) and while there are other options for switches have gone for a 24 por PoE+ switch too. I've ordered some of the new wifi 6 AP's; a couple of lits and a couple of pros. Router I was less convinced, but I've gone ahead and ordered a "dream machine pro" to try the full ecosystem knowing that i can, if/when required, configure it to pass-through and add a more capable router behind the the Ubiquiti ecosystem such as pfsense. Which router do you use? I agree, and this is what I had most doubts about. But I've gone and ordered a couple of camera (g4 pro + g4 bullet) to try it. Longer term these my go on ebay and I may end up using something else, we'll have to see. I'll probably look at a rack-mount synology/qnap as NAS, for containers etc. So this would be the place I'm run NVR software if I move away from Protect. I've used QNAP survelience center in the past with some old foscam cameras. I think it's a must for setup, but once setup you can add and use local users. Not ideal, but not terrible (that's assuming that local users passwords aren't stored in cloud!)
  12. So these, for satalite or freeview, I take it?
  13. How do you get just 1kW? What flow rate is this based on?
  14. Don't disagree, but I think in your case the lack of a buffer is more of an issue with you fancoils than with UFH, right? If you just had in-slab UFH then there wouldn't really be that much value in a large buffer would there, either for storing heat from off-peak electricity or to minimize short-cycling?
  15. Our whole system;, buffer, UFH any everything was initially going to be all glycol, but heating engineer changed his mind and is now using 100% water with some special valves to prevent damage to the ASHP in the case of freezing conditions with the ASHP off. It's a simpler approach and water is better at transporting heat than glycol too. https://www.seconrenewables.com/heat-pump-anti-freezing-valve-7537-p.asp