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03-13-17, 04:47 PM
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Yes the actual temps were 74F and 71F. The set...

Yes the actual temps were 74F and 71F. The set points are in low 50s. We'll see what happens I guess.
03-13-17, 12:04 PM
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Posted By opeets

So what's the worst case scenario if I can't get...

So what's the worst case scenario if I can't get to the house in the next 2-3 days?

Can the heating system malfunction from constantly being on?

Will the temperature just max out at some...
03-13-17, 09:24 AM
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Posted By opeets

MAJOR PROBLEM!!! Everything worked great for a...

MAJOR PROBLEM!!! Everything worked great for a year, heating and cooling. Today I find that even though both thermostats are permanently set to 50F, the temperature both downstairs and upstairs is...
07-07-15, 12:21 PM
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Posted By opeets

Well, I FINALLY got back around to this project...

Well, I FINALLY got back around to this project and was successful in powering and configuring the both WiFi theromstats.

Everything went according to plan. There was a bit of hesitation when the...
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Posted By opeets

need mantel ideas

My wife really wants me to build a mantel over our fireplace this year but I'm having a hard time visualizing what it would look like given the rough stonework around the fireplace and the fact that...
10-02-14, 06:06 AM
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Views: 8,391
Posted By opeets

Great, thank you so much. That schematic confirms...

Great, thank you so much. That schematic confirms my understanding of the new wiring configuration. I will be hopefully getting around to doing this in the next two weeks. BTW, what is the minimum...
10-01-14, 03:39 PM
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Posted By opeets

I have two zone baseboard hot water.

I have two zone baseboard hot water.
10-01-14, 01:51 PM
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Posted By opeets

Great, sounds like I'm almost there... I am...

Great, sounds like I'm almost there...

I am "assuming" that there is a separate transformer for the heat. Is there a way to test the leads with a voltmeter to confirm? How would you go about doing...
10-01-14, 11:58 AM
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Posted By opeets

Okay, it's starting to make a little more sense...

Okay, it's starting to make a little more sense now but I still have some questions.

Thank you by the way for taking the time to make the schematic for me. I understand the connections that need...
10-01-14, 08:16 AM
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Posted By opeets

But that doesn't make sense to me.... Please...

But that doesn't make sense to me....

Please bear with me as I try to explain my way through this. Maybe there is something I am missing....

There are two sets of wires coming into the...
09-30-14, 01:59 PM
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Posted By opeets

Okay so I finally got back around to taking...

Okay so I finally got back around to taking another stab at this.
I opened the air handler unit (Trane 4TEC3F30B1000AA) and
observed that the wires from the stat are not connected to any ...
08-06-14, 05:38 AM
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Posted By opeets

If I end up using the route where I substitute G...

If I end up using the route where I substitute G wire for the C wire (and make the appropriate mods in both air handlers) I assume that the A/C breaker MUST be on all year round in order for the...
07-30-14, 08:21 AM
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Posted By opeets

why do you recommend against an independent...

why do you recommend against an independent transformer from powering the stat? that's what I did in my first three installations (granted they were heating or cooling stats only).
07-28-14, 11:43 AM
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Posted By opeets

I believe it's a Trane. Only a few years old. But...

I believe it's a Trane. Only a few years old. But I have no intention of messing around with the wiring in the air handler. I just don't feel comfortable enough to do it.
07-28-14, 04:52 AM
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Posted By opeets

Okay, let me take a step back here to make sure...

Okay, let me take a step back here to make sure the current wiring is okay.

There are only three wires coming from the A/C system. The red wire is connected to Rc, the white to Y, and the Green to...
07-27-14, 09:00 PM
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Views: 8,391
Posted By opeets

Honeywell WiFi external transformer wiring

I've already installed three separate WiFi thermostats (using an external transformer for each) but never one that controlled both cooling and heating. I can see that I have the red wire for the heat...
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Posted By opeets

Some answers to questions raised: We have a...

Some answers to questions raised:

We have a traditional gas furnace with two zone hot water baseboard heating.

The majority our electrical consumption during the winter months is limited to...
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Posted By opeets

LED bulbs less efficient than incandescent??

In early Jan 2014 I replaced 90% of the bulbs in my house with Philips LED bulbs. This was a several hundred dollar undertaking and it involved A19, BR20, BR30, and BR40 bulbs.

I got my electric...
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Posted By opeets

I have an 18V Dewalt Drill/Driver that has hammer...

I have an 18V Dewalt Drill/Driver that has hammer drill mode. I've never used this for anything larger than 1/4" holes. Will this work for me? Do they make bits larger than 1" that actually fit the...
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Posted By opeets

Is that drill capable of making holes in masonry...

Is that drill capable of making holes in masonry up to 1.25"?
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Posted By opeets

Are you talking about the SDS rotary hammer for...

Are you talking about the SDS rotary hammer for $90?
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Posted By opeets

Can I purchase a 1/4" pilot drill bit long enough...

Can I purchase a 1/4" pilot drill bit long enough to go through cinderblock?

Is core drilling overkill for a hole slightly larger than 1 and 1/8"? The place I rent from wants around $80 for a 4...
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Posted By opeets

running pvc conduit through cinder block

I am looking for advice on mounting two identical electrical boxes (see pics below) on the inside and outside of my basement with a short section of straight 3/4" PVC conduit connecting the two.
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06-11-13, 11:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,879
Posted By opeets

Thanks, I just picked one up. Arlington FS8141T...

Thanks, I just picked one up. Arlington FS8141T for 1/2" siding.
06-11-13, 05:41 AM
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Views: 3,879
Posted By opeets

Thanks. I really don't want to cut into the...

Thanks. I really don't want to cut into the siding (other than the hole for the wire) so I guess I'll just have to silicone the mounting block from the outside.
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