Alternatives to Honeywell RTH7400/7500 thermostats

Old 11-04-05, 12:13 PM
Bob Gaines
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Alternatives to Honeywell RTH7400/7500 thermostats

I have a radiant heat system with 4 Honeywell V804E1060 zone valves and 4 Honeywell T822D thermostats. I'd like to replace one of the T822Ds with a programmable thermostat (to warm the bedroom and bath in the morning and have them cool down during the day and night; it would also be nice to be able to have the bedroom warm up a bit before bedtime; but the program could be the same all 7 days).

Honeywell says I can use its RTH7400/7500/8500 thermostats, but I haven't been able to get any info on how easy they are to use or how flexible they are. Are there better options with other brands?
Old 11-06-05, 04:51 AM
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I didn't go look at the 7400 but i will tell you what mynew favorite is. Honeywells 500 series (Focus pro and the 8000 series (Vision Pro) are very easily configured. The 5000 series can only do 5-2 day programming and that sounds like it would work for you. The 8000 does 7 day and has a touch screen. I have one of each in my house and they work well. There is a place to connect an outside sensor on the 8000 and it is there for 2 stage operation, but I use it for outside temp indication just for the display. The 5000 is considerably less expensive. I see that White-Rodgers just came out with comparable models but haven't seen them yet.

Old 11-11-05, 03:26 PM
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Try Ritetemp 8022c ...

I purchased them at Home depote for $29.00 with a rebate for $25.00 cant got wrong .

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