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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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Honeywell Wi-Fi Thermostat

I need to hook up a C wire to power a wi-Fi thermostat. I have an extra unused blue wire, but I don't know what to hook it up to at the furnace. I don't have the traditional wiring R W RC G Y C on the ...
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Does it matter which 24v line I use to splice a common wire from?

I have a RayPak boiler that currently has a W and R wire only. In wall i have a 5 connector thermostat cable so I have three extra wires I can connect to. I'm a little unclear if it matters if i ...
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Honeywell thermostat hookup with No C wire with wires RC, RH, G, W, Y currently used, how How to hookup external wall adpater transformer

How Do I hookup Honeywell RTH8500 thermostat with No C wire with wires RC, RH, G, W, Y currently used? I have an external wall adpater transformer but don't know where to connect it to. I have ...
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C wire and smart thermostat (with pictures)

I'd like to install an ecobee3 thermostat, but I'm not entirely sure about my wiring. The current thermostat seems to only have a W and RC wire coming into it. There is also what appears to be a blue ...
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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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How to wire new Honeywell smart wifi thermostate( RTH9590WF) to replace older Honeywell thermostat using only 3 wires

Old thermostat was only using 3 wires, connected to W, G and R-Rc jumper. no C wire. Does have extra wires not being used at each end. Big question is what to I connect to at the furnace for a power ...
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Old oil furnace with 2 wire thermostat, installing new wifi and need C wire. How can I wire with my current stack switch?

I'm trying to wire a new wifi thermostat and only have two wires, R and W. The stack switch (transformer - pictured) only has two wire slots as well. What is the easiest way to add a common C wire? ...
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Need help with wiring new Thermostat. Original 3 wire to Sensi Emerson

Hoping to get some help with this. The current old thermostat has a R (red wire) ,G (black wire, switches to blue at the furnace end) , and W (white wire). I noticed at the furnace side the white ...
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Smart wall heater thermostat line voltage from high to low.

Cadet's blog provided an approach on connecting a smart thermostat to a Com-Pak wall heater by connecting it to a relay/transformer. They have recently updated and changed their post to not recommend ...
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How to add C-wire from Laars mini-term

Folks, I am having problems connecting my Nest thermostat to a boiler. Given Laars Mini-term JVS series with Temperature Control PCB Module (pictured below) When I short Com call and Heat call wires ...
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Adding C Wire to thermostat

I bought a wifi thermostat and tried to use G instead of C since that's what the manufacture suggested if no C. Was able to on the thermostat end but how do I add it on cooling/heating system end. ...
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Installing an Ecobee3 - Wiring Question

This shows what my wiring looks like in the living room and garage. I had a Honeywell Thermostat that I want to replace with an Ecobee 3, is it possible to use the C terminal for this? The red wire ...
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Could I use this Speaker Wire for my thermostat?

I had this wire left over and thought I might as well use it if I can. I think it will work but I just wanted to make sure! So can I use this speaker wire for the Rc and C terminals on my thermostat? ...
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C Wire in HVAC Unit

I am looking to install a new style thermostat in my apartment and it requires a C wire. I do have an extra wire run from my HVAC unit to where my thermostat is. But when tracing it back to my HVAC ...
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Nest Thermostat Wiring for Baseboard Heaters

I'm using a Nest Thermostat to power baseboard heaters (240VAC). I have 4 wires that I have access to: 2 wires: Red/Black from a transformer which outputs 24VAC 2 wires: 24VAC from a thermostat ...
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Where do I connect a C-wire on my Honeywell TrueZone board?

My Honeywell TrueZone 311 board does not have a terminal for the blue wire. Where does it go? I plugged in the wires for the dampers and the thermostats, but the five wires from the furnace to the ...
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Added a new 5th wire for my wi-fi thermostat, now where to connect it?

4 wires at thermostat: R G B W (red green blue white) 5 screws at furnace: G C W Y R Single-stage gas furnace with A/C unit The home's previous owners kind of did everything in a very make-shift way. ...
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Installing new thermostat without a C wire. Can I use my heater/R wire instead? Random 13V as well

I'm installing a thermostat, but I don't appear to have a C wire. My old thermostat had R/RH,Y,G,and W. It's an AC system that was setup before I got here. The actual AC unit is a long way away and ...
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Old oil forced air heat only system (R/W wire only) - Is adding a C possilbe to use Wi-Fi

This system is from the 60's era - the furnace has a two T connectors for the R and W (thermostat) and two F connectors - one labeled "Thermostat Load 24VAC 0.2AMP, the other for the Burner Motor ...
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C wire for Ecobee3 thermostat in 2 zone heating and A/C

My previous post was deleted by the Community. I'm incorporating very helpful comments from Stack users here in this updated entry. I have hydronic baseboard heating that uses a Weil McClain oil ...
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No C wire connection on old Goodman furnace

I have read for hours, and tried figure this out myself, but I need help. I'm trying to connect the Blue C wire from the tstat, without a C terminal at the furnace. From what I have read, it seems ...
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Wifi Thermostat C Wire Help

Looking to hookup a wifi (smart) thermostat that requires common constant low voltage power. The hookup of the old thermostat didn't use the blue wire as it was shoved into the wall but I traced it ...
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Can I use the unused blue wire as a C wire?

I'm installing a wifi-capable thermostat in my house which for obvious reasons requires a C wire. The old school mercury thermostat I'm replacing didnt have a C wire connected but I've checked the ...
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Multiple C wires? [duplicate]

I recently received a wifi enabled thermostat which I thought I could install easily since I saw an unused wire (Blue) which I assumed would be the C wire behind the current thermostat. When I went ...
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Installing an Ecobee3 - Add C Wire with PEK

I have another post with this question (Adding a C wire) but thought I'd clear up any confusion with this new post and I'm adding a diagram also. The diagram shows my current thermostat wiring and not ...
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Finding “C” wire on old heat pump HVAC unit

I am wanting to replace my old round mercury filled Honeywell thermostat with a new wifi smart Honeywell thermostat, the only problems is I don't have a "C" wire on my current thermostat and need help ...
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Adding a C wire

I know this question has been asked multiple times and I'm going to try some of the methods I have read in other threads but wanted to ask this question since I didn't see anyone else's wired the way ...
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Is Nest 3rd Gen Thermostat compatible as a replacement for Honeywell TH3110D1008

I have an Ultra-Zone EWC-ST-2E controller unit for my gas AC unit at home (heating and cooling). It is set for two zones. Where the first zone has to be on (heating or cooling) in order to enable to ...
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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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How to move from RH/RC thermostat to C thermostat in AC only system?

I see this is a pretty common question, but the answer seems like it might be dependent on your thermostat and air handler, so I'm posting with my specific questions. I'm upgrading from a White ...
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Smart Thermostat C-Wire wrong voltage

I'm looking to upgrade the thermostats in my apartment to ones which I can control programmatically over WiFi. I opened up one of the old thermostats and discovered I have the classic "C-wire" ...
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Less than 24 volts on the thermostat C wire

We have a brand new air handler at work, but the thermostat is mounted on a wall next to a server/computer room which is always warmer than the rest of the office. I want to install a thermostat that ...
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Thermostat will not power on with C wire, but it has voltage

I recently purchased a Honeywell wifi thermostat and tried to hook it up as a replacement for an existing battery powered unit. I have a typical forced air HVAC setup with gas furnace (no heat pump), ...
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How to hook up thermostat C wire?

I would appreciate a sanity check/advice from this community. I plan to install a Wifi thermostat (likely a Honeywell) that requires a C wire in a house built in 2005. It's propane forced air plus ...
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How can I connect a WIFI thermostat to a Honeywell R845A switching relay?

I'm trying to install a wifi thermostat and it won't power up. The old thermo was battery operated 2 wire but there were spare wires. At the R845A relay, red and white whites connect to terminals 5 ...
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How do I wire a thermostat with an external 24V transformer?

My current wiring has 5 wires, R, Rc, Y, G, and W wires. No C wire. I've added an external 24V transformer and connected one wire to the C connector but don't know what to do with the other. If I ...
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Honeywell WiFi thermostat newly installed--not working

I just replaced a 2 wire thermostat with a wifi one that required a c wire. There was an unused blue wire which I attached to the C connector on the transformer at the furnace. At the thermostat, the ...
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I changed my thermostat, not my heat does not work… help!

I know I made a mistake, but here's the storey. When I was hooking up the new thermostat I did it with live wires, and I used metal pliers (metal touching metal). The wires may have also touched ...
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What if the furnace doesn't have a C wire connection

I have a 25+ year old York Forced Air electric furnace, want to hook up the new Honeywell WIFI stat, there is no C wire connection in the Furnace itself, and some instructions have indicated using the ...
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Where to connect the c wire for a gas HW boiler (heat only) w/Wi-Fi Thermostat

I recently purchased a new Thermostat with Wi-Fi capabilites for use in one zone of a two zone baseboard hot water heating system. I pulled the existing thermostat (stat) to look at the wiring and ...
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Can I connect the R and C wires directly to the HVAC transformer?

I have a Rheem furnace and a Ecobee3 smart thermostat. I'm having a problem where the Ecobee3 randomly loses power and reboots. I've traced this back to the control board (IFC) inside the HVAC unit. I ...
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Want to add a WIFI thermostat, but no 'C' wire… only 2 wires to each thermo

i have a 5 zone radiant floor, oil fired heating system. Each thermostat only has 2 wires running to it. i have a TACO SR506 switching relay that receives the wires from each thermostat and controls ...
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Where do I connect a C wire in a Rheem Furnace REAB 1415J? [duplicate]

I'm upgrading the thermostat with a Honeywell wifi one. I found all cables at the thermostat end, but can't figure out where to connect the C wire to the furnace (Rheem REAB 1415J).
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How to hook up C wire to Crown air handler

Sorry for the newbie question, but I would like to hook up a C wire so that I can get a Nest, Ecobee, etc. My current thermostat is just a regular battery operated Honeywell and looking at the ...
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Add a c-wire to 25+ year old Rheem furnace

I've looked at just about every post on adding a C-wire to power a WiFi thermostat but remain uncertain on how to proceed. The current installation on a Rheem RGAC-080A is two wire as here: XFMR - ...
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How to wire a C-wire from a humidifier to a Carrier furnace?

I need guidance on a wire. One wire connects the humidistat to HUM. Another wire should go from the humidifier to COM24Vac. My COM is taken as you see in the picture. Is it an issue to wire the second ...
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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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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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New Thermostat Ecobee3 to Old Galaxy GG-75 boiler - Needs common wire

I would like to replace my old thermostat with a new Ecobee3 thermostat. HVAC system is a Slantfin Galaxy GG75 boiler - single zone. (No air conditioner.) Current set-up has only a red and white ...
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Can I share “C” wire on two thermostats?

I am wiring a second thermostat right next to the original one. The new needs a C wire. Can I share it from the old one? Old: 8 wires, used to run heat pump (w/ heating and AC) and backup oil. Now ...