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Discussion in 'Garage / Workshop' started by lsocoee, Jul 28, 2008.

  1. Apr 15, 2019 at 5:12 AM
    Rexfordian13

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    0E915C28-1323-4BDF-B651-684B7CD32333.jpg I just spent two days cleaning up a lot, making everything that fit into tiny pieces...
     
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    I do not but I can get them. I’ll pull the back off and see what wiring is going to the unit.
    I recently lost power in a storm and the thermostat was blank then (indicating the batteries are long dead) so it shouldn’t be working at all without hardwired power.
     
  3. Apr 15, 2019 at 5:24 AM
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    I'm not an expert on heating systems, but I think the "c" wire provides power if you have one. It can vary a lot depending on your furnace/central air/fans that your house is set up with. I only have 2 wires going to my thermostat.

    That's odd. Maybe it got fried in the storm? If the screen isn't working on your thermostat, I would think that is your problem. It's probably also the easiest and cheapest thing to start troubleshooting with.
     
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  4. Apr 15, 2019 at 5:40 AM
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    @PackCon time for an ecobee or nest lol
     
  5. Apr 15, 2019 at 5:42 AM
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    I think it is too I’d just rather pay for this project in 2 months rather than right now XD
    But tis is life and they really don’t cost that much lol
     
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  6. Apr 15, 2019 at 5:48 AM
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    The sooner you get it the sooner the ROI kicks in as far as programmable energy savings :)
    Should be an easy swap, plug and play unless you need to run a new wire like I did. I only had a 2 wire setup
    lt’s nice to be able to control thermostat with your phone lol
     
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  7. Apr 15, 2019 at 5:55 AM
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    I agree with @dlawrence529, I had purchased a brand new Honeywell thermostat when I renovated my place and was running into a bunch of issues the second I hooked it up. I had my electrician also check my wiring and confirmed it was fine. It had me thinking my central AC unit was broken.

    All to say, the cheapest solution was to purchase a different model Honeywell (upgraded version with a larger screen) and the issues went away.

    Similar in your case it could simply be a defective thermostat and for $20-$60 it's worth it just to swap it out.
     
  8. Apr 15, 2019 at 6:06 AM
    PackCon

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    What smart thermostat do you run?

    I want something that will tell me how to be more effecient based on my temp preferences because as of now I keep my house 63 in the winter and 74 in the summer. I hate paying for utilities lol.

    Not sure if all ones will do programming like that or if you need to buy a special model.
     
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  9. Apr 15, 2019 at 6:26 AM
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    I got the ecobee 3 I think because it didn’t have Alexa
    I really like that I can keep it at a baseline of 55 (no ac needed here lol) and it bumps up to 60 when it senses occupants. I crank it up to 65 when we have company lol
    There may be more programming options that I’m not using :)
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ecobee
     
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  10. Apr 15, 2019 at 6:29 AM
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    I only have 2 wires and the Nest 3rd Gen works for me. I did not have to run anything new. I have an "r" and "w" wire.
     
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    It's a great unit. When we replaced our furnace I installed the same. I especially like that there are multiple sensors and you can instruct it to take the average of the active sensors to assess temp. Our house used to have some cold spots as the main sensor was located on a wall with a heat duct behind it. The furnace was constantly cycling on/off during warm up.
     
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  12. Apr 15, 2019 at 7:16 AM
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    U must have central air too then right?
    The ecobee comes with a 2 wire adapter that only works if you have heating and cooling relays if I remember correctly
     
  13. Apr 15, 2019 at 8:27 AM
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    I just have hot water baseboard heat. I have a window AC unit for the bedroom but nothing that runs off the thermostat.

    I have the Nest. I think it uses the low voltage in the existing wiring as a trickle charger for its battery. I don't have any adapters or external power cords.
     
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    Tin phorty:)
     
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    So I close on my new house the 29th of this month. Can’t wait to start working in the yard. The inside has been updated so it’s not needed right now. What kind of things have y’all done to your yard?

    Here’s a pic of the front of the house A1C5780A-3215-4803-BCBD-720B4DD2DE3B.jpg
     
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    Yard looks good I’d leave it haha
     
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    It looks damn good to me, just needs a nice giant flag pole and a flag:oldglory:
     
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  19. Apr 15, 2019 at 1:50 PM
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    Want to get rid of the rose bush behind mailbox and replace with something else.

    I’ve already bought a few Japanese maples
     
  20. Apr 15, 2019 at 2:19 PM
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    "OldManTan" Now my Taco is bloody Red, ewww

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    I second this. I went through 2 "cheap" thermostats and finally upgraded to the ecobee. It is spendy, but came with a 3 year warranty, has been flawless for 18 months, and the abilities it has are great. You can get alerts right on your phone for hi and low temps. Not positive but they should come through email also. With my gas company incentives, out of the original $199 I paid, only $85 has come out of pocket. And hopefully we have a few more events this summer, and that cost will further come down. I too have furry kids that I'd never want to see die that way if for some reason a relay inside a cheap t-stat didn't shut off.
     

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