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Old 12-09-2011, 03:34 PM   #46
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Thats a good question......never had that situation pop up......I guess heat tape like they use and mobile home water lines......
Yeah, that's what I was thinking. So, I did a little digging and found what seems to be the most recommended by pros - Frostex. The heat cable is sold by the foot and there's a connector kit with a built-in GFI.
This was funny, the place I found that had it online is a few miles from my house. That's a first. Picked it up during my lunch break today.
www.mhparts.com
Frostex 9800 Power Connection Kit w/GFI $15.60
Cable is sold by the foot but they don't show the price per foot on the web site. You gotta call to ask. It's $2 per foot.

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I am about to install the Aprilaire 600. I think I can handle most of the installation with helps here. I have a Traine XE80 model furnace and without instruction manual. Do anyone know where can I find the humidifier terminal?
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Old 12-11-2011, 09:46 PM   #48
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on the board in bottem of furnace where your low voltage wiring goes
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I think I found it. is it a single terminal about 1/4 inch wide labeled HUM-H?
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I think I get almost everything exception the red wires in the pics. Since I can not connect to the blower, where should that go? Thanks.
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Old 12-19-2011, 12:12 PM   #52
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I think I get almost everything exception the red wires in the pics. Since I can not connect to the blower, where should that go? Thanks.
R and C are 24 VAC power. You can wire these into the furnace R and C or use the transformer included with the 600A. I have the Aprilaire 400 and mine is powered from the furnace. The controller probably doesn't take much current. I think Aprilaire really only includes the transformer in case you don't have one near the humidifier. The Aprilaire solenoid (water valve) only draws like 170mA (I measured it) so I think using another transformer is somewhat silly unless wiring to the furnace transformer is difficult.

Just make sure to power down the furnace when you wire.
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i think i found it. Is it a single terminal about 1/4 inch wide labeled hum-h?
make sure that its not 120vac or you will fry your humidistat and you valve. Post a picture of your furnace circut board before you proceed !!!!!
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Thanks everyone for your help. I completed the job smoothly. It has been working since last night.
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@Harleyrider,

I have two furnaces up and down stair. Is installing one will be enough or i need a small up for upstair? i just install the Aprilaire 600 downstair and upstair is about 1000 square feet.
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Didn't want to post the wrong info.

just edit it and clear out the text
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I have two furnaces up and down stair. Is installing one will be enough or i need a small up for upstair? i just install the Aprilaire 600 downstair and upstair is about 1000 square feet.
couldnt hurt,youll just have 2 humidistats to adjust
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Ok guys, I dind't forget about this, nor did I finish the job and disappear. :D

I just today started getting to the install, and I've gotten everything done but the wiring, which just, well, freaks me out a little bit. Not because I don't do wiring, I can handle that- I just don't want to fry something on the humidifier or the humidistat, and have to go through the hassle of replacing them.

Here is what I have under the furnace:



I assume that HUM terminal is where the w/g go?

I've also read to go R to R on the board, jump C-CF on the humidistat, and wire that to C on the board?

I have to verify that the board is 24V...

TIA!
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Use the h terminal for power.
run a 2 conductor low voltage wire(normally a red and white)to the humidistat ,i normally use the red wire as power then use the white wire as basically a low voltage switch leg back to the solenoid valve to power it up.
then run a white wire back to the c-terminal of furnace board to complete the circuit.
depending on where you mount the humidistat i sometimes change the 4 conductor wire going from furnace to stat to a 6 conductor from a point below floor joists back to furnace,then use the extra 2 wires for the humidifier controls.
Im sure somebody will come along with a fancy picture before Im done typing all of this with one finger!

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