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Thanks for helping me here. I am adding a new wifi thermostat to my system but need to add a C wire directly to the air handler (system is a First Co air handler with hot water boiler for heat and separate condenser for A/C). I've attached a wiring diagram. Can I simply splice into the brown wire directly off the transformer without effecting anything else?

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Yes, that should work. I'd prefer to make the splice at a terminal or an existing junction, but you can splice it in the middle of the wire just as well (as long as there's enough slack in the wire).

  • Thank you. Based on the diagram, and your comment of a terminal or junction, is there another spot you'd recommend connecting the C wire? – Rob Nov 6 '14 at 22:59
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    I'd have to see how the wires are connected at each location, to determine the best place to attach a new wire. – Tester101 Nov 7 '14 at 10:52

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