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Where to locate thermostat

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by keenbutconfused, 2 Nov 2005.

  1. keenbutconfused

    keenbutconfused

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    My thermostat is currently located about 50 cm above and slightly to the left of a radiator.

    I think this has effectively turned it into a readiator temperature monitoring device. To get the whole room to heat up to a comfortable level we often have to turn it up to 27 degrees and once that temp has been reached even if the room as a whole cools significantly the radiator stay warm so the thermostat doesn't trigger the boiler again.

    I think this means I need to move the thermostat. Is this something I can do myself and where should the thermostat go.

    The other side of the partition wall that the thermostat is currently on is a cupboard. Can the thermostat be in a cupboard?
     
  2. joe-90

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    The themostat usually goes in the coolest part of the house like the hallway.

    Putting it in the cupboard would be a complete disaster as the temperature in the cupboard wouldn't rise very fast at all so the thermostat would stay on even though the house was sweltering.

    Why not run a completely new cable into the hallway from wherever the existing one starts?


    joe (Not a plumber but had this problem)
     
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