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 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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Installing a Honeywell Wifi thermostat and need a C wire connection [duplicate]

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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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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Install Hive Thermostat - C wire power

I am installing a Hive Active thermostat. My previous thermostat was battery operated and did not use a C wire. However, I found a 5th, blue wire, behind the thermostat so I used that as the C wire ...
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Finding the c-terminal on my furnace

I have a two wire furnace. I’ve been doing a lot of research but haven’t found anything super similar to what I have at my house. I’m trying to find where to connect the c-wire. I have a couple of ...
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Taco SR503 switching relay and common wire?

I just bought a home with a three-zone radiant heat system controlled by Nest thermostats. There's only two wires (red and white) going to each thermostat. This works, but is problematic — in the past ...
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Adding Unused C-Wire for Nest Thermostat

I'm having an issue with my NEST thermostat short cycling my air handler fan while in running AC. This is a known issue, and the fix seems to be adding a common wire to the NEST. My thermostat is ...
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Where should I connect a C wire on my Goodman PGB030075-1 furnace?

Is this where I can piggyback for c wire on Vine thermostat? Thanks
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Installing a smart thermometer (ecobee4) can I move the wires around on the HVAC?

I want to install an ecobee4. I want to install it with the C wire so I do not need to use their kit. It seems to me that I should be able to just move the wires around on my hvac. Here is a diagram ...
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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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Can I use the Y wire in place of the C wire for my new thermostat?

I'm looking to wire a Honeywell Lyric T5 to my furnace (I do not have an air conditioner, I do have a humidistat). My current wiring at the thermostat is G,W,Y,R. At the furnace it's G,R,C, and 2 at W,...
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How do I connect the spare C wire to the old Lennox system (model # lennox g12q4-110)?

I am trying to install my Ecobee3 now. After finishing the connections, Ecobee did not power up. I did some reading and I believe the C-wire, though it is available is not connected to the power at ...
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C Wire for Thermostat

I am upgrading my thermostat (Have AC & Heat) and found that it doesn't have the "C" wire that I need to power my new thermostat. The furnace does have a terminal for C, but only condensation pump ...
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Needing Help with new thermostat install (C Wire)

I am in the process of installing a new thermostat that requires a c wire. I checked my thermostat to see if it has a c wire running to it and it does not. After doing lots of googling and watching ...
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Connect Ecobee3 thermostat - no c wire but c terminal occupied

I am trying to install a new Ecobee3 wi-fi thermostat to replace my old mercury thermostat. When I pull off old thermostat there are only 4 wires (red, white, yellow, green and a blue tied around). ...
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Finding the “C” Wire on old Honeywell L8048G Controller/Relay

Need to add a "C" Wire for an older Honeywell L8048G Controller with built-in 24V transformer in order to connect an Ecobee3 thermostat. Attached is a copy of my current wiring diagram (pre-Ecobee3 ...
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No C for new thermostat

I bought a new thermostat, and I need a C connector, but its missing on the unit. There is no C what so ever, but I do have a B and O connector, maybe I can use one of them for the C. Please see the ...
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What wire should be used for modern thermostat

I may (or may not) be pulling new wires to support current-generation thermostats.... Upgrading the thermostats themselves seems a good time to upgrade the wire too, though I think I could get by on ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can I use a WiFi thermostat without a C wire?

I have a very old Honeywell programmable thermostat. I am going to replace it with a White-Rodgers UP500W Emerson Sensi WiFi Thermostat. I just want to know if the WiFi unit will work without a C ...
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Can I connect two wires to a single screw terminal in my HVAC system?

I am installing a new honeywell WiFi thermostat but the old battery operated thermostat had batteries and no "C" wire. I look at both the thermostat and the air handler and found an extra un-used blue ...
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HVAC contactor sparks when AC kicks?

The HVAC and control board is a McQuay Mark IV. I'm not sure if I would like to try and fix this myself yet. Just trying to figure out the issue before deciding where to go. Here's the scenario: ...
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Wiring new 'c' wire to heat pump system. Do I need to connect at both air handler and condenser?

I am planning on installing a new WIFI thermostat (Honeywell RTH6580WF). I have a heat pump system (outdoor condenser unit and air handler in attic). Old thermostat did not have a 'c' wire, but it ...
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Can't find the circuit board of my HVAC system

I'm trying to install a wireless thermostat for my church building's HVAC system. Currently there is no C wire, so I tried to see where the circuit board was so I could install one. I couldn't find ...
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How to add a C wire to an old Lennox system

I'm trying to utilize a spare wire as my C wire for my new thermostat. A lot of what I've read online assumes you have these simple, lettered terminals in your furnace. However, that's not the case in ...
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Wifi Thermostat wiring

Replacing 2 Hunter thermostats with a Honeywell RTH9580 Wifi. Neither unit has a C wire - I'm comfortable with the upstairs high efficiency unit, but the downstairs older unit has thrown me for a loop....
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Need to add common “C” for thermostat; can anyone indicate where to connect it?

We just got a new WiFi capable thermostat that, unfortunately, seems to use a form of power stealing in order to charge itself. The problem here is that our house is actually quite well insulated; the ...
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Which terminal should I connect it to for a “C” wire when none are labeled “C”? [duplicate]

I am looking to replace my old battery operated thermostat with a new wifi model. There is no "C" common wire connected to my old thermostat. There is a blue wire that is at the thermostat but cut ...
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How to wire a new Honeywell RTF6580WF thermostat to replace a Chronotherm IV?

I have an old Honeywell Chronotherm IV thermostat that I am trying to replace with a Honeywell RTF6580WF wifi thermostat. I have a gas furnace and an air conditioner. Wiring for Chronotherm IV (...
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thermostat c wire question [duplicate]

I am looking to install a new thermostat that will require a C wire. I have a single stage A/C unit and my current thermostat has Rc, G, and Y wires. There is also an unused blue wire which I traced ...
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I have an unused C wire hooked up to thermostat and have no idea where to connect it to the furnace for power

I know this question gets asked all the time but I've spent hours staring at forums as well as my furnace and at this point I'm desperate. I just bought a nest thermostat that needs a C wire ...
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Old furnace with extra wire, but no c terminal Janitrol, 19 year old furnace

I've searched multiple threads regarding this, but I didn't manage to find any that seemed to match my use case. My board doesnt have a C terminal, and it doesn't have the other terminals connect to ...
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Furnace with no “C” connection

I have a mobile home furnace. This furnace only has a 4 wire connection terminal, G,W,R,Y. I also have a condensing unit outside with the 24 volt 2 wires coming to the furnace. I know I connect one to ...
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How to connect a new C wire

I have a 2 zone, single stage, heat only system with 2 wires running to each thermostat. I'm looking to install 2 Ecobee's; I have a second Honeywell AT72D1683 that I can install if needed and have ...
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C Wire in Air Handler

Can someone please help me find where to connect a C wire for my smart thermostat? Here are some pictures with descriptions. It is difficult to get to the 24v connection in the back. My schematic ...
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Thermostat C Wire (Possibly Unconnected)

I purchased a Honeywell RTH6500 Wifi Thermostat, which requires a C wire. My old thermostat showed a connected blue C wire. However, it was battery-powered. If I removed the battery, the thermostat ...
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Connecting Common Wire to Control Board

I have a heat pump and want to add a thermostat that requires a common wire. I have read through many threads that show how to add a wire but I already have a few extra in the bundle so its not so ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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nest 2nd gen, no common wire/terminal in the fan coil unit

I'm trying to install an older nest in my condo but it immediately complains that there's no common wire attached (error e24). I opened up the fan coil in my condo and there is no specific terminal ...