Adding second thermostat

jessem Posted By jessem, Jan 24, 2012 at 10:28 PM

  1. jessem

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    getting ready to add 2nd thermostat, I have been using my OWB with the forced air. Currently I have my outdoor unit (heat pump) breaker(s) in off position, letting the air handler cycle with the single thermostat

    Any input would be appreciated before I have to trek into the darkness of the crawl space
     
  2. ewdudley

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    Spent a while down there just last weekend, no fun. I dragged my stuff in a cloth shopping satchel, which worked pretty well. Field expedient "miner's hat" and communication gear really helped.
     

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  3. DaBackBurner

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    LOL, love it ewd...us iron ore miners use the new-fangled-stretchy-over-the-hard-hat-LED kind now. We're moving up in 'da world. Just don't look at your co-worker directly though...daaannnggg they're bright.
     
  4. Tinder

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    2nd thermostat? Why not a single thermostat with 2 stage heat?
     
  5. jessem

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    can you use the stage two and still use central a/c??
     
  6. stee6043

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    I persoanlly used the AC circuit on my first thermostat to wire in a second thermostat. I switch of the AC breaker in the winter and presto - second thermostat functionality with zero new wires running in the walls.
     
  7. jessem

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    so tie into the a/c thermostat wires and leave the outdoor unit breaker off?
     
  8. stee6043

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    Yes sir. Just that easy. Put a disconnect on the boiler side of the AC line so you aren't running any pumps in the summer.
     

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