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foxsam 11-06-2008 06:37 PM

manual bypass for furnace thermostat.
I have a gas boiler connected to my thermostat and everything is fine. Sometimes even with the right temp it feels a little cold because the heat did not go on that whole day and the furniture etc in the rooms are cold. Usually I turn up the thermostat for 15-30 min and it warms everything up just enough and it stays off until the morning.

I wanted to connect a hardwired timer the kind used for bathroom fans that have a mechanical switch that connects and disconnects 2 pairs of wires. Can I put such a timer before the thermostat and basically short out the wires temporarily so the heat goes on without having to remember to go back and reset the thermostat?

the timer i have is simmilar to this

biggles 11-06-2008 06:47 PM

sure you could bring over the R and W terminals to the timer and mount it in the wall right next to the stat.ever think of a nice solid stat that would give you ....wake/leave/return/sleep times and temp settings 7 days a week all adjustable.

hvaclover 11-06-2008 07:42 PM

JEEZ! Must be a tight budget.:laughing:

beenthere 11-06-2008 08:17 PM

I'd just get a programmable thermostat.
It would reset its self at the next timed event.

Less worry about the timer getting stuck, and keeping the furnace on and over heating the house that you sweat in the middle of winter.

foxsam 11-06-2008 09:58 PM

I have a programmable thermostat. Not enough settings for me :wink:. I am thinking even of connecting the timer to an oldfashioned one setting mechanical thermostat so I dont have to worry about sweating in the winter.

beenthere 11-06-2008 11:00 PM

With 4 settings per day. And being able to set all 7 days to different temps, and schedules. How many more settings do you need.

biggles 11-07-2008 05:37 AM

how about a mechanical PARAGON time clock,and ....2-T87 YO-YOs tied in for AM ....PM swing .that will look great on the wall in the hallway:eek:

hvaclover 11-07-2008 09:42 AM

I got an old cuck coo clock some where.....

dac122 11-07-2008 12:20 PM

Carriers performance tstat series will override the temp to your new set-point and it sets a countdown clock defaulting to 2 hours. You can bump the clock up or down in 15 minute increments. I believe it also resets once you get to the next time time slot. Don't know if the price is worth what you want to do.

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