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New LUX TX500E with swing set won't work...did I wire incorrectly????

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by bostonfan49, Nov 15, 2011.

  1. bostonfan49

    bostonfan49 Feeling the Heat

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    For my Enviro M55, I got a LUX TX500E with swing set capability. It does not mention Pellet stove use but I looked up other T-Stats before I bought this one and none mentioned Pellet stoves. Per the instructions It seemed like I was to hook the Red wire to RH and the white wire to W. (For a two wire) install! The "jumper" wire is preinstalled RH to RC. The instructions also mentions the B and O terminals but said they are usually used only for Heat Pumps. I also checked our oil burner T-Stat (which runs fine) and it is set up the same way as above. I made sure the stove was set to auto, and the new T-Stat on Heat. The stove does not turn on........Why? Thanks in advance.....Bill

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  2. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear Minister of Fire

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    Is the stat set at a higher temperature + swing than the current temp at the stat?
  3. bostonfan49

    bostonfan49 Feeling the Heat

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    Thanks, Fire God! Me bad!!!!!!! T-stat wire in basement disconnected. Hooked up and stove fired right up with the T-stat. Thanks! I will have another question tomorrow as far as leaving the house and T-Stat operation. Bill
  4. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    No need to wait, Post away! You got our attention. ;-)

    I have the same stat, So hopefuly I can assist!
  5. bostonfan49

    bostonfan49 Feeling the Heat

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    ...thanks j-takeman! Because my wife and I are new to this pellet stove, we don't want to leave the house with the pellet stove running. In any event I now have our three house thermostats set slightly lower than the temp that we would run the M55 at, so I'm thinking that in theory our oil boiler should come on a lot less while we are at home....Question, when we leave the house, all we have to do is go to the M55 T-Stat and turn it off ( I realize it will take 30 minutes to start to shut down) When we return, we just turn the T-Stat to Heat and because it is programmed to start to heat to a higher temp than the house T-Stats, the stove should fire right up. Does this make any sense? Thanks, Bill
  6. heat seeker

    heat seeker Minister of Fire

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    That's exactly what we do with our St Croix. We are still not comfortable leaving the stove running unattended, but since we are home most of the time, it's not a big factor.
    We have our oil 'stats turned down to 65º. I consider them a backup for when we're gone more that a couple of hours. It does take the stove a while to heat the house back up.
  7. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    If you have a steady schedule? Just use the stat to do the work for you. Set it to a lower temp about a half hour before you leave and the stove will be off. Then Have it start just before you come home so the house is all warm and toasty! Use the stat to make things easier for you and the family. Its just another tool to play with and enjoy!
  8. Benski

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    Jtakeman:

    Could you discuss swing adjustment?

    My installation is stove in basement and heats all of the house except for really deep cold events

    For now I have the factory settings and running Auto OnOff because daytime is still warm enough

    Later I will turn to hi-low setting

    Thanks in advance

    Bye, Ben
  9. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    Hi Ben,

    Swing is the temperature difference between where a system comes on and then goes off. EXAMPLE: The stat swing is set at 1ºF, and stat temperature set at 70F. The stat would typically call for heat(turn the stove on) at 69º and go off at 71º. If you increase the swing to 2º the stat will call for heat at 68º and turn the off at 72º

    You'll need to check your stat's manual for swing details. Each brand has its own settings(degree of swing). The Lux 500 info is in the quote below. For every number(1) increase the swing will increase 0.25ºF. Example 1 = 0.25ºF thru 9 = 2.25ºF.

    Hope this helps.
  10. Benski

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    Thanks Jtakeman!

    I did not realize it worked by 0,25 deg increments

    I've set it to 4 now and this already reduced the cycling a lot

    With original setting at 1 and stove in auto on-off mode, it would cause the stove to stop (and wait 30 min at idle) and then restart 5 min later.

    Starting to like this thermostat (and stove)
    even more!
  11. saladdin

    saladdin Feeling the Heat

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    I don't recommend the 9 setting. When you look at the display it will read 68 and you wonder why it's not kicked on since you have it set for 70. That little .25 degree will have you manually hitting the temp button more then you think trying to kick the stove on. Took me a while to figure it out.

    I get up at 0415. It is set to turn on at 0400 at 72 and run until girlfriend leaves for work at 0700. Then it is set that at 0700 for temp to drop to 58 to make sure it doesn't run and waste fuel with everyone gone. I get home at 1630 and it turns on back to 72. At 2200 it goes back to 66. Rinse and repeat.


    It is easy to tell that all those uncomfortable not leaving the house with stove running did not grow up with wood heat. I just find it odd that with all the electrical current running through a house that cause fires and gas appliances that can leak that people are scared of a fire in an enclosed metal box designed with safety features.

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