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Old 01-08-2007, 10:19 AM   #16
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I'm at the age now where the young ones are not sure what to think...I'm a momma at 31 (orginal post said OF 31...YIKES!!), but still not old enough to be their momma yet!! ha ha. Besides which, Canadian men just don't hold a candle to some American men...the whole grass is greener...ya know the deal....


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Old 01-09-2007, 03:07 PM   #17
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Hi diywoman

Just wanted to check in and make sure you were able to get your thermostat ok. Let us know if you need any further help.

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Old 01-10-2007, 08:01 AM   #18
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well the bonehead at the local hardware store was not interested in a sale. He wouldn't even try to help me find out which one was the one I needed.(White-Ridger's were on sale) They are packaged up so tightly now-days that you have to cut them open, so you can't peek in the packages and there was no diagram on the back. I'm just going to go into the place I know I can get one(NOMA)..I Just kinda wanted to wait for them to go on sale..the one I need is twice the price. I'll be sure to let you know how I made out. They are easy to install, just need the right one is all!!

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Old 01-11-2007, 10:21 AM   #19
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Hi diywoman

We will be waiting to hear of your success. Good luck, if you still need us, you know where to look.

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Old 01-11-2007, 08:24 PM   #20
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I wonder if your problem may be because the rh and rc were not jumpered.
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Old 01-12-2007, 08:51 AM   #21
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explain the word jumpered and I might be able to expand on that comment.

Please!

Re-reading the first posts. I missed the one that answered my question...sorry for being so blind. (you stated early that 4=RH)
With that in mind, being as R and RH are both 24 volt Hot, can they not be conncected together?

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Hi diywoman

On thermostats that come with seperate RC and RH terminals there is a jumper wire to go between them. The one thing that worried me is the fact that your old thermostat had wires on RC and 4. This generally means that the system has two transformers. There will be one in the A/C condensing unit and one in the furnace. If this is so and you put them together this is a direct short and will burn one of the transformers if not both of them up. Thats why I suggested the thermostat with the seperate terminals to keep this from happening. Hope this help to clear this up, if not let us know.

This is where the two transformer problems come in. But the simple answer is no. If you can verify that the system has only one transformer, than RC and RH should be tied together. I cannot verify that for you without seeing the physical equipment. Thats why I wanted you to play it safe, dont want you to get discouraged or give up.

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Old 01-12-2007, 10:50 AM   #23
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OK. I was not fond of the idea of putting ANY two wires together anyhow, so I'm good with getting the accommodating thermo.

Well the good news is that the thermo I need is half price starting today...YIPPIE!! **sad how excited I am over a thermostat**
And Someone offered to buy the one I already had. COOL!!
One thing has led to another. I checked out the furnace and my filters need changing, so I picked those up this morning.

ANyone ever seen the Canadian show on HGTV called Holmes on Homes! I love this guy...I can't believe the crap people try to build these days. Cutting out floor joists to make room for duct work...hacking on the main beam cause its 'in the way" OH MY. I feel sorry for those who don't know the least little common sense about a home. They get scammed!! One show they had over 20 junction boxes in ONE room, AND they were all covered up. Only found when they pulled everything down. If I don't know something, I'm not gonna just jump in. I do my homework. Even when I'm going to get someone else to come do it. I just feel better about it that way.

thanks guys, I'll post my results when I get it all hooked up.

!!Next Project is the bathroom....Lord have Mercy!!!

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Hi diywoman

Thats good news, as far as the remodel we would love to see your progress on that also. I know the guys that helped you will track your progress on the other forums and even add their opinion when you ask.

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Old 01-16-2007, 09:37 AM   #25
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Thermo is installed and working wonderfully!! I had to remove the jumper on the new thermo and connect both the RH and the RC to their appropriate places. Now for the real test...Waiting to see what my next hydro bill comes in at. See if what they say is true...I'm expecting some money back into my pockets, for all the trouble I went through to install it.

One thing through all this, is you become much more educated by the end.

Thanks to everyone who put in their helpful suggestions.

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Hi diywoman

If you don't mind, when you get your bills and start comparing them. Let the people know about what your savings are so they can make an educated choice.

Thank You.
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Old 01-17-2007, 03:26 PM   #27
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I will be sure to do that. I will have two comparisons. One the amount of oil consumed...and the other hydro to run it all.
This may be hard to calculate as we have had fairly mild weather up until now. Monday we got a HUGE cold snap (-20 c) so who knows.
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Thanks again diywoman, we are looking forward to your insight and your next project.

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Just wanted to keep this one easy to get to.

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Hi DIY'ers

I am seeing thermostat problems again, I am dragging this one back out of the archive.

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