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Old 11-07-2014, 03:48 PM   #1
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Has anyone upgraded the slide thermostat to a digital one and if so, what model did you use? I liked the digital one I had in my Sunseeker
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Old 11-07-2014, 04:19 PM   #2
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Has anyone upgraded the slide thermostat to a digital one and if so, what model did you use? I liked the digital one I had in my Sunseeker
Think the most popular one used by people was made by HUNTER at HD.
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Old 11-07-2014, 05:47 PM   #3
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Think the most popular one used by people was made by HUNTER at HD.
Thank you, something for me to look into getting!
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Yes...because that slide thermostat in the 8289 is not worth much! Too much of a fluctuation between when it recycles...both with A/C and with heat....I seem to recall reading something that if you buy one from a Home Depot or Lowe's you need to make sure it is 12V compatible??? Am I dreaming this?
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As long as any thermostat does not need 24 VAC. I use a Honeywell in my Trottage and It works great!
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Old 11-08-2014, 09:53 AM   #6
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Yes...because that slide thermostat in the 8289 is not worth much! Too much of a fluctuation between when it recycles...both with A/C and with heat....I seem to recall reading something that if you buy one from a Home Depot or Lowe's you need to make sure it is 12V compatible??? Am I dreaming this?
You are dreaming that, if a 24 volt stat comes with batteries it will work on a 12 volt system 90 percent of the time. You may need to hook-up a common wire to most but with some you don't. If you want the 2 speed a/c blower option you need to add a spst switch. Or you could just get a Coleman Mark
digital from Amazon for 69.00 bucks. Then your blower fan A/C would work with heater being on to circulate the warm air better plus have the 2 speeds.....
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You are dreaming that, if a 24 volt stat comes with batteries it will work on a 12 volt system 90 percent of the time. You may need to hook-up a common wire to most but with some you don't. If you want the 2 speed a/c blower option you need to add a spst switch. Or you could just get a Coleman Mark
digital from Amazon for 69.00 bucks. Then your blower fan A/C would work with heater being on to circulate the warm air better plus have the 2 speeds.....
Thank you, just ordered one!
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Scootdawg, did you get the #8330-3362, yesterday it was 69.00 bucks today I see it at 78.00, But it will allow you to run your furnace an A/C blower at the same time to help circulate the heat better. Much better stat then the Hunter. Plus you do not have to add a spdt switch to go from high or low fan speeds.
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Scootdawg, did you get the #8330-3362, yesterday it was 69.00 bucks today I see it at 78.00, But it will allow you to run your furnace an A/C blower at the same time to help circulate the heat better. Much better stat then the Hunter. Plus you do not have to add a spdt switch to go from high or low fan speeds.
Yes that is the one that I ordered. Looked like a good buy after reading the reviews.
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This is the one I installed and the fan will run if you slide the Fan switch to On, but when you slide the Cool Off Heat switch to Heat, the fan shuts off.
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