I'm considering getting one of these:
...to force my 2nd floor thermostat to force heat on every so often (say, 1 minute every 15) to "warm the pipes" to overcome poor insulation (fixing this is not an easy option). I currently have a simple Honeywell thermostat:
I'd like to wire in the above timer module so that it shorts the R (24 Vac power from heating transformer) and W (Heat relay) wires on a cycle. I have no electrical know-how. Can I simply use the 24v power from the thermostat to power the timer? And will this timer work for this purpose?
The timer manual (wiring info starts on page 6):