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Old 12-12-2012, 03:37 PM   #1
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Hi,

The previous homeowners of my house installed a ritetemp flush mounted thermostat into the wall in our dinning room. One of the buttons (the temperature down button) on the touch screen went bad so it needs to be replaced sooner rather than later. from reading various reviews online, this seems to be a common problem (parts of the touch screen going bad) with this brand thermostat. I'd like to find a better brand that is vertically flush mounted so I don't have to patch the drywall. does anyone know of any decent flush mounted thermostats on the market?

here's a photo of my thermostat:


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http://www.bonanza.com/listings/Carr...FeiPPAod4m4AYw
http://store.stsi.com/t8024f1007.htm...FcKPPAodEDAAeQ
http://www.prothermostats.com/produc...FZGiPAodQVMAWw
http://www.globalindustrial.com/p/el....campaignId=WP


A couple from a quick google search.

Don't use flush mounts myself.

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Hopefully you can find one from beenthere's links. But I also would not use a flush mounted thermostat. Placement would allow slow reaction to the rooms temperature and may create overheating or overcooling because of that.
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thanks for the links.

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Hopefully you can find one from beenthere's links. But I also would not use a flush mounted thermostat. Placement would allow slow reaction to the rooms temperature and may create overheating or overcooling because of that.
I'm considering just repairing the hole that was cut in the drywall to flush mount the thermostat and installing one that'll just screw into the drywall. for that, what thermostat do you recommend?

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[quote=andrewjs18;1072190]thanks for the links.



I'm considering just repairing the hole that was cut in the drywall to flush mount the thermostat and installing one that'll just screw into the drywall. for that, what thermostat do you recommend?[/quote]


Which type of heating system do you have? (gas fired, heat pump, boiler?
A Honeywell thermostat is always a good bet, but many others have come along which also perform very well. What features do you need or want? Outside temperature indiciator, some override features...there are so so many options including wireless and even wi-fi.
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Honeywell Focus Pro from HDepot is a good DIYer tstat. Flush mount have an opening on the front for the temp sensor but I would still go with the Focus Pro. Your brand is not exactly my favorite if you get my drift.
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thanks for the links.

I'm considering just repairing the hole that was cut in the drywall to flush mount the thermostat and installing one that'll just screw into the drywall. for that, what thermostat do you recommend?

Which type of heating system do you have? (gas fired, heat pump, boiler?
A Honeywell thermostat is always a good bet, but many others have come along which also perform very well. What features do you need or want? Outside temperature indiciator, some override features...there are so so many options including wireless and even wi-fi.
I have an old weil mcclain boiler. I believe the thermostat wire it allows for is just a 2-wire. is that a problem? I'm actually going to replace the old thermostat wire with a new one once I install a new thermostat since the old wire is incredibly old.

I'd like something that is programmable.

someone gave my g/f a Trane XT300C thermostat that is brand new because it wouldn't work for them how they wanted it to. is that a decent brand?

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5-2 Day Programmable Thermostat RTH230B | HoneywellCentral.com

Here's a simple thermostat you could use. I had a Weil Mclain boiler for over 50 years. Most any 2 wire thermostat will work. Good luck
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Here's a simple thermostat you could use. I had a Weil Mclain boiler for over 50 years. Most any 2 wire thermostat will work. Good luck
thanks for the link. here's some photos I took of my current set up. the problem I think I might have is that the existing drywall is 3/4 in thick. my local home depot only had 1/2 in thick, small drywall squares (maybe a 3X3?). I'll have to build it up to 3/4 in. what do you recommend on doing that? gluing some fiberboard to the back or the drywall?





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Anything to build up the drywall would be fine. I doubt it's 3/4". You could always find a nice unfinished plaque in a craft store and mount the new stat in the iddle of it and screw the plaque over the hole. You could paint or stain it.
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You could always find a nice unfinished plaque in a craft store and mount the new stat in the iddle of it and screw the plaque over the hole. You could paint or stain it.
with that finish on that wall, that is what i would do.
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Anything to build up the drywall would be fine. I doubt it's 3/4". You could always find a nice unfinished plaque in a craft store and mount the new stat in the iddle of it and screw the plaque over the hole. You could paint or stain it.
unless my tape measure is lying, it's 3/4". I'm just going to find something at home depot tomorrow and some glue to build up the 1/2 in drywall I have.

so, before I attempt to install this thermostat that my g/f got from a friend, I'd like to know if it'll work out. will this work out ok?

http://dl.owneriq.net/d/d1272c37-64d...7294bdf6e5.pdf

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with that finish on that wall, that is what i would do.
the previous homeowners left some of the paint they used to paint the dinning room walls, so I'm good to go there.

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Is that 300c battery operated.

Its a relabeled Honeywell chronotherm. Most people ended up hating them.
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seal the hole and use a thermostat backing plate http://www.southsidecontrol.com/acat...651A_3169.html
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Is that 300c battery operated.

Its a relabeled Honeywell chronotherm. Most people ended up hating them.
I'm actually not sure if its battery operated or not.

why do most people end up hating the chronotherm?

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