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Old 04-02-2008, 04:51 AM   #1
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I'm looking to install electric radiant heating wires in our rehabbed bathroom and would like to have a 7-day programmable control. Iíve priced the 7 day controls at about $150 on Houseneeds.com and was looking to see if it is possible to use a programmable HVAC temperature control instead? Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 04-02-2008, 07:18 AM   #2
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Typical HVAC thermostats don't control line voltage directy. You'd need a separate contactor to make it work. In addition, these thermostats adjust based on the air temperature.

A thermostat specifically for electric radiant has a probe which adjusts based on the floor temperature. Also includes the required GFCI protection.

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Hi LawnGuy !! That's news to me.. Thanks for sharing ! Now I guess I would pick the right stuff that I need...
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