Originally Posted by Missouri Bound
As long as it's the only wire that is bare in the cable it will be ok. You don't want it touching adjacent wires, any metal or other parts of the thermostat. If it's loose enough and the wire is direct to the furnace you may be able to pull it out and pull the new wire in place.
I gave the bundle a tug and it seems pretty secure.. not sure I could pull it through, but Id rather this option than taping. As your sig denotes, Id like to do it right.
Low volt can still start a fire, right?
thanks for all the help everyone.