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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Where to connect c wire

I’m installing a new WiFi thermostat that needs the c wire. I ended up running new thermostat wires that contained the common wire but now I’m stuck on where to connect it to the furnace. Can ...
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Where to connect c wire in furnace

I have 5 wires running to the thermostat from the furnace. The blue wire is not connected on either side. I'd like to connect it as my c wire for a smart thermostat. On the furnace I see W R Y G and ...
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How should I hook up my WiFi thermostat given my current wiring situation?

I've upgraded a few thermostats before, and they have been quite straightforward; i.e. take pictures and connect the wires as the the original. However, this is my first attempt at a "smart" WiFi-...
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Honeywell Zone System Wiring

I have a Goodman HVAC system that is split into three zones. I wanted to upgrade to programmable thermostats, so I picked up three Honeywell RTH8580WF. Reading through the descriptions I noted they ...
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Help wiring a Nest thermostat in an unusual situation

The attached picture shows my current wiring. Notice there are two thermostats. The top one (Carrier, with four conductors) controls hot air heating. The bottom one (with two conductors, old mercurty ...
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How can I add a C wire with this unusual installation?

I recently got a new Honeywell WiFi thermostat, which requires a C-wire. I have 5-wires going to my current thermostat, with only 4 being used. So I thought adding the 5th as my C-wire was going to ...
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Where's the C terminal on my boiler control?

The new thermostat I purchased doesn't run on batteries, and needs 24 volt power. I have only a red and a white wire connected between the boiler and the thermostat, but there is also a third, unused ...
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Another “How do I add ”c" wire to boiler for Nest

I have tried searching this forum and others, but I could not find anyone with a situation like mine. I thought it better to ask here, rather than damage something. I have a Lennox wall mounted ...
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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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Wiring for ecobee3 lite

I recently purchased the ecobee3 lite and am now stuck trying to install them. I have 3 Honeywell thermostats I am looking to replace and my heating system is oil/hot water. My home was built in 1970 ...
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Lennox G23Q3/4-100-2 And Ecobee4

**Pictures attached to go along with my rambling explanation I have my Lennox G23Q3/4-100-2 natural gas furnace and my central air system that has been working since 1995 on a basic programmable ...
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Honeywell WiFi thermostat jumper loop separate ac and gas furnace

I need to validate my understanding for the installation of a WiFi thermostat that requires 24volt continuous power to operate in a constant state. I am DIYer who is computer literate. Like a number ...
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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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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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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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How can I add a “C” common wire to this system? [duplicate]

I would like to add a "C" / Common wire hookup to my hvac system and get a fancy new thermostat. I've read How can I add a "C" wire to my thermostat? and still have some questions. First of ...
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Can I provide a secondary power source for my thermostat?

The thermostat at my home is set up with only the 24 power and return through the relay. I would like to add a 'smart' thermostat, however the line is fairly well buried in the wall/basement ceiling ...
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How do I connect a WiFi thermostat to my furnace's primary control?

I would like to install a Honeywell WiFi controlled thermostat to connect to a Honeywell R7184U primary control. My question concerns the "C" wire. The R7184 has the terminals labeled 1, 2, 3 and 4 ...
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Is the transformer bad on my Central Air Conditioner?

Need some help diagnosing a problem. My very old central AC unit isn't working. It's just AC and about a year ago I connected a C-Wire to the air handler when swapping the thermostat for a wifi ...
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HVAC wiring for wifi thermostat installation (Ecobee) gas furnace + AC

I'm trying to determine whether I can install a wifi thermostat (Ecobee or possibly Nest) with my existing gas furnace (dual stage) and electric air conditioner, ideally using existing wiring but able ...
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Adding C wire to WiFi thermostat

I’m trying to add c wire to furnace to run a WiFi thermostat but don’t know where to hook up c wire to get power to turn on thermostat i have 2 extra wires just don’t know where to put one them to get ...
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How do i hook up a new 5 wire cable to an existing 4 wire furnace

I would like to replace the existing thermostat wires on my 2000's era janitorial furnace with the upgraded 5 wire setup that will allow fan control of my Honeywell wifi 9000 thermostat. I was going ...
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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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Where is the C wire in this tangle of wires?

I have looked and searched, but still iffy where to connect the c wire coming from the thermostat. I appreciate any help.
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Is the PY4G HVAC unit compatible with Nest Thermostat?

I recently bought a Nest Thermostat and I've had nothing but trouble with it. The main symptom is the fan and the AC compressor won't run at the same time. Power only comes through the green wire, not ...
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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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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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Test voltage for common on HVAC wiring

I'm working on adding a smart thermostat, and as many older setups have it, my current thermostat doesn't have a 'C' wire. However, if I pull the wires further out from the wall, the feed from my A/C ...
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Need to identify a common wire on my old HVAC

For Nest Thermostat 3, I am trying to identify a common wire on my old HVAC. The diagram can be found on the link below:
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Gas Furnace only, is Y wire needed?

I have force air (propane furnace). I would like to upgrade to a new "smart" thermostat, but they didn't run a C (common) wire which is required for most of these units to run properly. I do however,...
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Wiring a new thermostat without a C wire, extra wires from furnace

I have checked other posts regarding this and don't see a solution yet. I have purchased a new thermostat that requires a c wire. My old thermostat's c wire didn't work so I went ahead and added a ...
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Wiring C-wire in old Rheem

looking for some help with an old Rheem 1005 HVAC system. I’ve scoured the Internet for days, so this is a last ditch effort at self-help. I’m installing an ecobee to an existing 4-wire system that ...
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Can I use the extra thermostat cable as C cable for wifi?

I just purchased an ecobee4 and I found that I need C wire for wifi which is not connected to my current thermostat. However, there 2 extra wires I found in the wall. Could you use one of them for the ...
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Max Current Supplied by Thermostat Wire

So I want to run a Raspberry Pi 3 off of thermostat wire. My question is, will the thermostat wire supply enough current for the raspberry pi (2.5 amps)?
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Unsure where to find “C” connection on furnace

Another "don't have a C wire for thermostat" question. Been following along, and if I could identify the C connection at the furnace, I'd be all set. Unfortunately, it's not simply marked C or common. ...
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Install Common Wire (unable to find terminal or 24 VAC)

I bought a Nest 3rd Generation Thermostat. Live in a 2 family home, where my floor/basement has the boiler room/furnace. I have a Laars Mini Therm Furnace Model JVT. There's a thermostat upstairs as ...
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Can I put the unused blue wire in the C port, while still having the existing wire there?

I am installing a Honeywell Wi-Fi thermostat. I do not have a C wire, but there is an unused blue wire in the thermostat wiring, and also in the furnace wiring. The videos I've watched say that I ...
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Install New Lyric T5 on second AC, first one went great, this ones confusing, help!

Ive got 2 thermostats hooked up to 2 heat pump style AC units at my house. Over the weekend I impressed myself and installed a Lyric thermostat to replace a broken thermostat (on the inside of my ...
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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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WIFI thermostat no C wire

I hooked up a Honeywell WiFi thermostat last fall. There is no C wire in the furnace & the Honeywell rep suggested I wire up a small separate transformer with new wires going to the C and RC ...
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How can I tell if I have a C wire?

Below is a photo of my current thermostat's wiring. I have a few questions: Why is the RC and RH are bridged with a black wire? I have an unused blue wire. Is there a way to find its function? Could ...
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Trying to figure out 'C' wire

I'm looking to upgrade my programmable thermostat to a wifi thermostat. I purchased a basic Honeywell wifi thermostat but upon installation could not find a 'C' wire. I started to investigate more ...
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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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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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Where do I put the C wire in this setup

Got me a wefe thermostat. Old thermostat used 4 wires but the blue C was stuffed in the wall. I have read many forums and nobodys setup really matches mine. This what I see at the furnace and what I ...
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Identifying C wire

thank you in advance. I have been struggling to find a proper way to install my ecobee. It is again 'C wire' issue. My old thermostat uses 4 wires (red, yellow, green, white) and does not use c wire. ...
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What terminal to use on AC for C wire / nest dual transformer install

So i purchased a nest gen 3 and proceeded to install it. This is on a dual transformer system, separate boiler and AC system. The good news was i had a unused G wire on the Heat side that I was going ...
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Where to attach the c-wire inside Goodman GMP100-4 Furnace

As a relatively new home-owner, I recently came across the whole C-wire issue for the first time, having had to recently replace an old thermostat, and there is no C-wire connected inside the furnace. ...
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need to connect a c wire to my furnace/air conditioner

I installed a nest with 5 wires, but the blue wire is not connected to anything on the 25-30 year old furnace. We tried connecting the blue wire to what we thought was a common terminal, but the ...
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Can a C wire be added to an old Teledyne Laars JVT-100C boiler?

Good morning. I have an old Teledyne Laars JVT-100C Boiler, that only has R,W,A terminals. is there a way to add a C wire to this boiler in order to power my thermostats? Thanks in advance...