Baseboard heater Control wiring


Old 08-07-05, 08:49 PM
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Baseboard heater Control wiring


I am replacing the old thermostats and they are the 2 wire style. Currently I have a few new honeywell 4 wire thermostats, is there a way to use these with the 2 wire system, or is better to grab a few of the 2 wire kind ?

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Old 08-08-05, 06:39 AM
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IMO it is always better to go with the model intended as the (2) wire thermo is designed for this application.
Old 08-08-05, 06:43 AM
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If you have a 4 wire thermostat, read the installation instructions, as there might be multiple ways to hook it up depending on how many wires you have available. If there is an instruction for hooking up only 2 wires and those are the same 2 wires you have, then you are good to go.
Old 08-08-05, 09:32 AM
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Presuming this is heat-control---If the terminals are "W", "R", "G", & "Y", use the "R" & "W" terminals.

You may need a back-plate with a "Heat/Cool" selector switch.

Good Luck & Enjoy the Experience!!!!!!!!!!!

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