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Wall Thermostat Blues
« on: February 08, 2013, 08:26:00 PM »
Bugs finally managed to kill my old wall tstat. I went down to the supply store and bought a 21 dollar heat cool tstat. The dang thang turned out to be a dud. I was forced to buy a digital wall thermostat because they was out of the old mercury bulb style. The stat cost 29 bucks and is awesome. Very easy to install.
« Last Edit: February 08, 2013, 08:30:05 PM by JWWebster »
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Re: Wall Thermostat Blues
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2013, 09:28:42 AM »
What brand did you get? At that price it must not be programable which is best for simplicity. Who needs a set back at 9am them a set up at 3pm?  :cheers:

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Re: Wall Thermostat Blues
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2013, 09:39:10 AM »
JW every time I have to install a new one it seems there are more things added. I always think of Jumptrout he seems to know about everyone of them.I have to read and reread the directions about 3 or 4 times. I really hate hearing from the customer, I bought mine because my friend just loves hers,it programmable. And I love the way it lights up ? When can you install it. They said at the store its really easy??

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Re: Wall Thermostat Blues
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2013, 09:50:43 AM »
They are easy to install,it's the programming that's a bear! :D

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Re: Wall Thermostat Blues
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2013, 09:59:12 AM »
Agree  O0

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Re: Wall Thermostat Blues
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2013, 02:41:38 PM »
This is the stat I installed. It works well.The $29 bucks I spent included a new 24 inch thermocouple.

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Re: Wall Thermostat Blues
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2013, 03:00:26 PM »
 :cheers:
« Last Edit: February 09, 2013, 03:01:30 PM by JWWebster »
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Re: Wall Thermostat Blues
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2013, 04:31:28 PM »
I was forced to buy a digital wall thermostat because they was out of the old mercury bulb style.

I don't know if anyone makes a mercury stat anymore because so many states have banned them.  By this year the ban may be federal.    The "replacement" manual stat is usually a snap action switch, which is not as good as the old reliable mercury switch.    Even those are few and far between because mostly they are making digital.    But a plain, non-programmable digital is a pretty good unit, because they are simple, and the sensor is a thermistor, which gives a consistent and tightly regulated switchover point.

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Re: Wall Thermostat Blues
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2013, 06:10:13 PM »
jW, you are the man!!! :cheers:

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Re: Wall Thermostat Blues
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2013, 08:19:10 PM »
Easy Peasy O0 :cheers: :pint1: :banana: :tiphat:
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