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Override facility. Boost control. EN 60730-1: 91 +A1, 11 and EN 60730-2-7: 91 +A11, A12.

Override facility. Boost control. EN 60730-1: 91 +A1, 11 and EN 60730-2-7: 91 +A11, A12.
Average Customer Rating:
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Rating Snapshot (14 reviews)
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9 of 14(64%)reviewers would recommend this product.
Customer Reviews for Horstmann Economy 7 Quartz Timeswitch
Review 1 for Horstmann Economy 7 Quartz Timeswitch
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Seemed good but not for me
21 Jun 2014
By Smellis
, Cornwall
"I fitted this timer to control the immersion heater on a solid fuel hot water & central heating system heat store. The timer felt really robust and high quality, was clearly labelled and the instructions were easy to follow. The pattress is much thicker than UK derived stuff so had to use a Stanley knife and pliers to break out the cable holes. It did feel like it would last a long time though. I removed it and replaced it with the digital version as the minimum on time is 4.5 hours for this unit. Which was much longer than my customer wanted. Saying that I was impressed by the overall feel and build of it and would use them again. I gave 1 star in the areas that I couldn't assess."
Review 2 for Horstmann Economy 7 Quartz Timeswitch
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excellent thermostat
9 Jan 2014
By darogers
, Hanley Castle
"also good instructions, easy for me, not a great DIY er to fit"
Review 3 for Horstmann Economy 7 Quartz Timeswitch
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does what it says on the box
15 Mar 2011
By twinny
, lancashire
"The delivery was next day as promised. The installation instructions were accurate and easy to follow. I had hot water again within hours of installing the clock."
Review 4 for Horstmann Economy 7 Quartz Timeswitch
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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Economy 7
27 Sep 2008
By DIYFIXIT
, London
"Robust timer switch, which is very easy to install and operate, and is paying for itself already; would recommend."
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 5 for Horstmann Economy 7 Quartz Timeswitch
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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economy 7 timer
24 May 2014
By gunnerboy77
, north wales
"Looks good quality, not yet fitted but looks as though it will do everything that is required.
Great delivery time.
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Review 6 for Horstmann Economy 7 Quartz Timeswitch
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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ideal replacement
21 Jun 2013
By andyew
, Edinburgh
"Yep starting to get more of the older models failing so thankfully Hortsmann make an updated replacement that is stocked by Screwfix at a cost that suits my budget"
Review 7 for Horstmann Economy 7 Quartz Timeswitch
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Would you recommend this product? No
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Ec 7 Switch
8 Apr 2012
By Solomon
, Tavistock
"Good when it works. This is the third one in two years."
Review 8 for Horstmann Economy 7 Quartz Timeswitch
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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Good product
1 Sep 2011
By Cantbebothered
, Glos
"A nice simple to use timer. It does what it claims to do."
Review 9 for Horstmann Economy 7 Quartz Timeswitch
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Solid bit of kit!
4 Nov 2009
By Harryboy
, Leicester.
"As per the 'trademans review', except by using old front plate screws, the unit fitted exsisting back-box. Job only took 10 mins. and that included time wondering why so easy. Old unit lasted at least 18 years.
Note: I was replacing same model.
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Review 10 for Horstmann Economy 7 Quartz Timeswitch
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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Times up for economy 7 program
14 Oct 2008
By homeboy
, Staffs
"I have changed 6 of these in the last 6 months in one area near Birmingham, the fixings are now different to the original for the mounting box - pity ! Otherwise has all the functionality and same connections as before. Expected life around 15 years - clock or contacts burn out eventually.
New model as good as the original in performance and appearance
"
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 11 for Horstmann Economy 7 Quartz Timeswitch
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Would you recommend this product? No
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Limitation
24 Jun 2008
By cowan
, Welsh borders
"There is no way off turning it on full time if needed, so it is a pain to keep tunning it for an hour."
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 12 for Horstmann Economy 7 Quartz Timeswitch
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Would you recommend this product? No
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Unreliable - Avoid
14 Jun 2014
By OldReliable
, Surrey
"These used to last forever, with only the switches burning out eventually, have had to replace new design after 3 years - electromech clock sticking. Will replace with full digital next time.
Expensive for what they are."
Review 13 for Horstmann Economy 7 Quartz Timeswitch
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Horstmann Economy 7 Quartz Tim
25 Nov 2013
By Bazz1
, Warwickshire
"As an electrician I have fitted many of these in the past. They used to be high build quality and very reliable with a life expectancy of 15 yrs plus.. The new version is of very poor build quality cheap plastic components. Failure rate is high meaning return visits to replace failed units.
Usually you get what you pay for, however in this instance you pay a high price for cheap plastic crud.
Horstmann, what are you thinking of? The trade will not tolerate poor performance products.
Trade and DIY avoid"
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 14 for Horstmann Economy 7 Quartz Timeswitch
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Would you recommend this product? No
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Breaks after 3 years
3 Jun 2013
By momomomomo
, london
"I'm a plumber. These switches used to last forever but recently the ones I have fitted last about 3 years. Not great for £68"
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.