Replacement thermostat on a Burnham?

Old 10-01-07, 01:09 PM
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Replacement thermostat on a Burnham?

My folks had a new Burnham oil burner hot water heating system installed three years ago and it came with this very difficult to read thermostat (Burnham brand - H1124). It has a dial that's tiny and they use a magnify glass to adjust. I've encouraged them to consider a replacement but they've been unable to get the installer to offer an alternative and they seem to recall that the installer said the thermostat has to be specific to the unit. There are only two wires inside - red to the RT/EXT and white to the COM - and so it seems to me that any of the digital units (such as Honeywell) should work. Any thoughts?

Thanks in advance for any opinions.
Old 10-01-07, 03:49 PM
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Any battery powered thermostat will work. There are also some non-battery digitals which only need two wires.
Old 10-01-07, 06:53 PM
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I don't think there is a system on the market that has to be used with a specific thermostat. I like the honeywell large display 5000 series focus pro line. They are relatively inexpensive and the large display is very easy on the eyes. You would use the Rh and W terminals in the thermostat to run the heat.


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