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reviewed Reviewed How do I properly ground a light fixture?
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reviewed No Action Needed How can I temporarily seal a gap underneath my door to stop water getting in while it's raining?
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comment Thermostat replacement
You should create an answer yourself. Include everything you did, and possibly some photos of the before and after. This information could be useful to future visitors. I'm glad the information I provided was helpful.
Jul
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comment Thermostat replacement
Maybe it is a heat pump then. In which case, the orange wire is used to switch the reversing valve to cooling mode.
Jul
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comment Thermostat replacement
Can't see the labels on the new thermostat.
Jul
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comment Thermostat replacement
Then you don't have a heat pump. Hook it up white to W, yellow to Y, green to G, orange to W2 or O depending on how it's wired in the furnace. Do you have 2 stage heat?
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comment Thermostat replacement
Do you have a heat pump, and a furnace as a backup? Or do you use the furnace for heating, and a condensing unit outside for cooling?
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comment Thermostat replacement
Can't see the labels on the old board, since the wires are in the way. Typically W is the white wire, and is used to call for heat. Y uses the yellow wire, and is used to call for cool. The sure fire way to determine which wires go where, is to go to the air handler and see where they all connect.
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comment Thermostat replacement
You should read and follow the documentation that comes with the new thermostat. The L terminal is usually used for some type of indicator (usually a light), and may not be on all thermostats. If this is for a heat pump system, the O terminal will control the reversing valve. When it's energized the system should be in cooling mode, when it's not the system is in heating mode. If there is a jumper from O to L, my guess would be that there's some type of light that indicates the current mode.
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comment I have 240V cable on a 120V circuit. Should I be worried?
@TOB you could use a [micrometer]( en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Micrometer) to measure them, or look for printing on the insulation which should list the size.
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reviewed Reviewed Can I cover the vent leading to my crawlspace?
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reviewed Reviewed What could be causing water to back up into my bathroom basin?