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Is there a cover for a Nest Thermostat base plate?

Md27
Community Member

Our Nest Gen 3 Thermostat is in our Dining Room which is also where our wood burner is. Obviously, if the wood burner is going, the central heating isn’t going to come on because it is already warm enough. BUT upstairs is cold because no heating has come on. I thought a solution might be to get a Nest stand so that when I have the fire on I can move the Nest upstairs so that the central heating will still come on when needed for the bedrooms. 2 questions: Is that a reasonable solution? Is there a cover you can get for the baseplate whilst I have the thermostat removed?

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VYa
Community Member

You can put a nest temperature sensor upstairs and then switch between the thermostat temp or the sensor temp either manually or on a schedule. 

https://store.google.com/us/product/nest_temperature_sensor

 

zoeuvre
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi folks,


Thanks for chiming in, @VYa

 

@Md27, thanks for posting. Are you located in North America or Europe? I'll look forward to your response. 

 

Best,

Zoe 

Md27
Community Member

In Europe so the temp sensor isn’t an option. 

AlexD
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Thanks for reaching out to us here @Md27 . I would be happy to try and assist. You are correct, the temperature sensors are not compatible with the EU version of the thermostat. 

 

You can certainly get a stand and place the thermostat on it. Just make sure to remove the base from the wall, as you need to attach that to the stand and the display will attach to it. 

 

We don't have anything to cover the hole where a thermostat would have been but you can look for carpentry plastic covers for walls, you might be able to find one that matches your needs. 

 

The only thing I will say, keep in mind that the connection to the Heat Link does have a range limit. You might need to play a bit with the position if you notice any connectivity problems. 

Md27
Community Member

Thanks. It’s not much of a solution for me unfortunately. I’m not going to remove the base from the wall as I’m wanting to move my thermostat as and when I need to. 

I have to say, for such an expensive smart thermostat, it’s annoying to find simple features missing. 

AlexD
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Thank you for the feedback. At the moment the best option available for the EU units is the available stand, this allows the thermostat to be re positioned at will within the range of the Heat Link.

Vladut
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi there, just checking in with you. Did you manage to check my colleague's last message?

Md27
Community Member

Yes I did thank you. It wasn’t very helpful. 

TudorL
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

I am really sorry about this, but at this moment, these are the only available solutions. Please let me know if there's anything else me or my colleagues can do for you. 

LarisaL
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi there, just checking in! Is there anything else we can help you with?

skywalker
Community Member

I’m in the same shoe, had to get a stand in order to put in my daughters cold room, wish there’s a base in the stand so I can swap the unit easily from wall to stand and vice versa, but there isn’t. Also If I take the base out of the wall it will leave an ugly hole on the wall, are there any dummy cover to fit on the wall once the base is taken down? 

anyone found a solution?