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Questions tagged [thermostat-c-wire]

The "C" or Common wire provides a way to get constant 24VAC power to the thermostat, now required by many newer thermostats with WiFi and/or touchscreens.

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How to fish thermostat cable using an existing cable

So I have an existing thermostat cable on my 2nd floor that only has 4 wires, and I need a 5th wire to use as the common wire. Can I use the existing cable to fish or guide a new 6 wire cable through ...
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C-wire on Weil-McLain CGA Series 2

I have an old thermostat with only 2 wires connected to my Weil-McLain CGA Series 2 boiler. I would like to replace it with a Nest thermostat. I need to add a C-Wire in order for it to work. Luckily, ...
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Apart from a thermostat, where else can a C-Wire go?

As part of the home work before buying a smart thermostat (yes, because of the standard C-Wire issue!), i noticed that my current old thermostat have only four wires (No C-Wire), but my furnace does ...
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Nest E without common wire stuck in purge loop as soon as the Rheem heat furnace ignites

I have a honeywell hz432 and just installed a few NEST thermostats with a common wire and they seem to run fine. I added another NEST E thermostat, but this one didn't have a common wire, and when it ...
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Heatpump Wiring Color Convention

A heatpump thermostat is to be upgraded. I am unsure of: Which color wire is the Common (thought to be BLUE) Where should the brown wire be connected? (B node?) Is the 'B' node in the photo ...
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C wire in wireless Thermostat Transofrmer question

I have a rheem handler with a 46-23115-02 transformer. I do not have a C-wire connection that I can see. I have a 5 wire cable... so I do have a blue wire available that I can connect as the common ...
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How to add a C-wire to Weil McLain Boiler

I am having trouble installing a new wireless thermostat to my existing Weil McLain boiler. My existing control wire utilized an Rh and W on the thermostat, but utilized the Y and G terminals on the ...
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Using a ground wire as a thermostat C

Just theoretically, A C wire is just a return for 24v transformer right? So if you were in a situation where you have access to the slab, or just a standard outlet or switch receptacle could you wire ...
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C wire - thermostat - not providing power

I'm replacing my old Honeywell thermostat with a new Wifi thermostat. My old/current one is battery powered and doesn't use the C wire. I found the C wire behind the plate. I connected the c wire to ...
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Thermostat with an external transformer

I am trying to hook up a Vine TJ-610B-W WiFi thermostat to my heater. The original thermostat had only 2 wires, hooked to R and W, none hiding in the wall. I plan to use an external transformer for ...
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How can I use a separate transformer to provide a C wire to my thermostat?

Update 02/02/2019 I appreciate all the responses and help but unfortunately i must have not seen the emails stating there were responses! I am now looking into a NEST thermostat and was curious if ...
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Can't get wifi thermostat to work with gas boiler

I bought a Sensi WiFi thermostat and I have been trying to install it. I can't quite figure out how this wiring should work. Here is a link to pictures of the boiler and the current thermostat. The ...
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Help adding C wire to furnace - Heat only system

Looking to add C wire into my furnace. Heat is currently running on two wires with older thermostats. Luckily the in wall wiring has three wires. Any help to point out the C wire for my setup? Or ...
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Connected C-Wire to new Smart Thermostat and Furnace board and still no power

I need help. I've been surfing the internet and have had no luck finding answers to my situation so am hoping for some guidance. I've seen other questions here answered but none that suit my issue so ...
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How to connect c-wire to Burnham Series 2 boiler?

I am trying to install my ecobee 3 light but the previous thermostat did not use any c wire. Fortunately, there was an unused wire in the wall and I would like to set it up as a c-wire. The problem is ...
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question regarding c wire and a nest

I know this issue has been beaten to death but i am stumped and nest support has no clue how to help me. I thought i had the issue resolved but that was wishful thinking. Here is my issue: I have a ...
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How many wires can be connected to the C terminal at the furnace?

I'd like install a new Wi-Fi thermostat. The old one didn't have a C-wire but luckily there is an unused wire on both sides (one coming out of the wall and one at the furnace not connected yet), so I ...
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Add-A-Wire - COMMON / C Wire to a 3 Wire Thermostat

I am battling a Nest and losing at every turn. I have a 2 zone system and was able to install a Nest on the 1st floor by repurposing a wire as a COMMON wire. Unfortunately, the 2nd floor only has 3 ...
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How can I install a Honeywell Wifi RTH6580WF1001 thermostat in place of a Honeywell RTH2300b?

I have separate heating (hot water) and air handler (cooling System). The current thermostat I'm using is a Honeywell RTH2300B and the new one I want to install is a Honeywell Wifi RTH6580WF1001. The ...
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C-Wire identification

I am interested in replacing an older thermostat with a modern networked 'smart' thermostat \ humidity monitor. That being said, does the photographed thermostat have a C-wire? The thermostat ...
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Adding C-Wire for Nest to Triple Aquastat Relay L8148J

Need some extra eyes and advice on how to add a common wire to our current boiler setup. We have a Triple Aquastat L8148E that has 2 wire that connect to our thermostat. Like many before me, I'm ...
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“C” wire on thermostat

I have an electric furnace that has power, fan, electric heat, but I do not have a "C" wire. The thermostat wiring has several unused wires that are routed to furnace. It is a matter of applying ...
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Smart Thermostat without C on Heater

I want to hook up my Honeywell rth9580wf to a natural gas garage heater that only has R, W, and G (not in use). It's currently hooked up to a standard battery powered Honeywell thermostat. I've read ...
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how to connect C wire for ecobee lite to Weil-McLain EG Series-5 gas steam boiler

I want to upgrade from a battery powered Honeywell thermostat to an ecobee3 lite. This is for heat only. My current Honeywell has two wires: Red and White. Missing is the C cable. There are enough ...
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Where to add C wire on this air handler?

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 ...
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Installing a Honeywell Wifi thermostat and need a C wire connection

My current thermostat is wired as follows and the wires are from my Separate heater and separate AC air handler: W - From my heat R - From my heat Rc - From my AC Handler Y - From the compressor G -...
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Using T-Terminal for C-Terminal on Lennox Furnace — Thermostat will not power

Furnace: Lennox Pulse Thermostat: Honeywell RTH6500WF I have the similar setup as the person in the below link Can I use the T terminal in my furnace as the C for a Wifi Thermostat? When I ...
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how to communicate thermostat to turn on wood heat system when during heat pump defrost cycle

I have physically disconnected the strip heaters in my air handler but the fan still runs which I do not want. I have a wood boiler I want to run in place of the aux heat Can I disconnect the white ...
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How should I wire my thermostat considering the existing adapter device?

Currently 18-4 is running from furnace to thermostat. I should be able just to use the T terminal to get power but there's some kind of funky adapter on it. Any know what the adapter is for and how ...
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Wiring a C (common) wire to a Triangle Tube Prestige Excellence 110?

Wiring noob here. Can someone give me step-by-step instructions for where and how I should attach a C (common) wire to a Triangle Tube Prestige Excellence 110 boiler for a ecobee3 thermostat? I think ...
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Can I use an available wire as a C-wire by adding it to an unoccupied 24v terminal?

I want to add new thermostats in my home. Luckily, the wiring to my thermostat has an unused wire in the bundle for the required "C-Wire". It has R,G,Y,W, and an unused blue. The thermostat wiring ...
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Can't find HVAC C terminal

Could any of these be the c terminal on my hvac unit? There's already a c wire there, just can't figure out where to connect it.
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Can I use the T terminal in my furnace as the C for a Wifi Thermostat?

I've read many posts on this, and believe I know what to do, but want to make sure. My furnace (a Lennox G14 Series) does not have a C terminal which needs to be connected to the C terminal in my new ...
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How should I connect a new Ecobee4 thermostat?

I'm wanting to hook a Ecobee4 thermostat up. On my furnace I have 5 terminals R with a red wire attached, W with a white wire attached, Y with 2 black wires attached, G with a green wire attached and ...
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Fan Blows Constantly Even With C Wire

Nest stated that my furnace only set up (we have an evap cooler) would work with their Nest E product. I self installed only two wires, R and W. The heating works; however, the fan always blows ...
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Zone Controller T-Stat Wiring w/ 24V transformer, isolation relays for 2 zones

I have a new Navien SmartZone+ 6-Zone Control for my boiler-based heating system. It is great, except it provides no power on C. I realize the internet has researched the heck out of adding a C ...
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Can I just extend this blue wire in furnace for Nest thermostat?

First time doing this, don't want to burn house down. The brown bundle is coming from thermostat, the white bundle I suspect is coming from A/C unit. Do I follow these steps? Find a scrap piece of 18 ...
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How to identify a c wire?

I have 3 wires coming out from the wall at my new house (red, white, blue). It is a water boiler heat only system. The tstat was already removed unfortunately. I thought the blue wire was the C wire, ...
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Adding a C wire to older 3 wire

How do I use the green wire as a C wire as suggested in most installation instructions for the newer wi-fi thermostats? They all reference terminal strips at the furnace, all I have is the 3 wire ...
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Honeywell VR8300A3500 Single Stage Heat Gas Valve to Ecobee3 with C wire

Hey everyone have a quick question regarding a honeywell VR8300A3500 Single Stage Heat Gas Valve and the introduction of a Ecobee3 wifi enabled thermostat with a "C" wire. just want to make sure i am ...
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Thermostat wiring with external transformer

So I am trying to wire a Honeywell lyric thermostat and I tried following videos but got a little stuck. So I have wires R, W ,Y , G coming to my original thermostat. I bought an 24V external ...
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Four thermostats and three zone valves

I want to ask HVAC experts how to troubleshoot my floor heating system. I have a Lynx-85a boiler, pumping hot water into three zones, one per room and three zone valves. For some reason, original ...
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No C terminal on furnace

This old Lennox furnace has no c terminal. I can run a wire directly from the furnace to the thermostat. Question is, which terminal do I hook it to?
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Thermostat has two wires going into C terminal

Trying to help my dad install his new Nest thermostat - for some reason his thermostat has two wires going into the C terminal. I've searched and cannot find any other question about a setup like ...
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Where to connect my “c” wire on the boiler side. Weil mclain gas boiler

Im just curious if the “c” terminal on the plug in relay is where im suppose to connect my “c” wire on the boiler side. I have 18/5 wire ran already. Just need to find out where to terminate. To the ...
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Can't get the AC compressor to turn on after switching to Lyric T5 Thermostat

I swapped out my old thermostat with a Lyric T5 around Christmas time. I live in an older house so wasn't sure I could make it work. I opened my old thermostat and saw that there was a blue wire ...
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Connecting Wood/Electric Furnace to Smart Thermostat

UPDATE: I spoke with an ecobee tech and they pointed me to an alternative solution. If I get an adapter called a "Fast-Stat Common Maker", all I need to do is figure out where to connect the C-Wire ...
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AC Common wire disappears

On my furnace there is a wire that is labeled C/Common. But at my thermostat there is no common wire. Wires on furnace control panel: W - White Y - Yellow G - Green C - Common Wires at my thermostat: ...
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Need help adding a C wire for a wifi thermostat

With the increasing popularity of wifi thermostats I know this question has been asked many times, however I'll ask it again fr my specific situation. How do I add a "C" wire to my existing air ...
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What are the functions for the wires beige, green, orange, black, yellow, red; when wiring up a thermostat for One's central A/C

I want to change (digital) thermostat and replace it with (non-digital) non- programmable thermostat. The thermostat I'm wanting to use only has spots for 4 wires. Which leaves 2 remaining wires. ...