T-stat on hot wall


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Old 06-12-11, 06:49 AM
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T-stat on hot wall

i have my t-stat for my a/c mounted on a interior wall. and as the day goes on that section of the wall gets hot and tells the a/c that its 80 in the house when its really 75. its only the section of the wall that the t-stat is mounted on. you can move your hand 10in to one side and the wall is very cool. below the t-stat and above the t-stat its very warm the section from the floor to the ceiling. any body got any ideas? maybe put some insluation behind it or just move it 10in? Is there any chance of the wires making that part of the wall hot or do you think the heat is coming from the attic? this only happens in the summer hot months.
 
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Old 06-12-11, 07:06 AM
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Sounds like the wall is open to the attic. Seal and openings and u should be fine
 
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Old 06-12-11, 09:23 AM
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seal behind the thermostat with putty as well
 
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Old 06-12-11, 10:18 AM
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i will check the attic opening.......what type of putty? i was thinking of getting some spray foam but i seen on the label it only fills a small opening like less 1" the wall is thicker then that...


thank you for the replies...
 
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Old 06-12-11, 10:59 AM
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plumbers putty would work I use permagum
 
 

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