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Old thermostat

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by NewtothisDIY, 7 Aug 2020.

  1. NewtothisDIY

    NewtothisDIY

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    Hi everyone,

    I have an old thermostat which is no longer in use as the previous owner replaced the boiler which has its own wireless thermostat.

    I want to remove it and fill the gap before i paint the wall but after unscrewing it, I noticed it is still wired up. Can I remove this myself?
    Pic on link below
    https://ibb.co/CbpTy8H

    Thanks in advance
     
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  3. 333rocky333

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    Thats likely to be a 240 volt stat, ideally you need to find the other end of the cable
     
  4. ericmark

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    I used a block connector and a socket blanking plate [​IMG] I know in my case the wires are still used, and have 12 volt DC going through them, where it may be in your case nothing, but unless removing the cables, at a latter date you can end up drilling through them as you have forgotten they exist, and then spend time repairing them as you don't know no longer used. Better if you write on back of plate what the wires were for.

    Battery powered thermostats work between one and five years on a battery, I try to change mine annually does not matter if required or not, but now using Nest and the battery is kept topped up with a hard wired connection which is the 12 volt DC which is now behind that plate, so for my TRV heads still need to change batteries, but the main thermostat I can forget, so I would leave in the old wires for future use.
     
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