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honeywell t-87k

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ron23
ron23 Member Posts: 5
Has anyone had trouble with the t-87k non-digital t-stats?

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  • J.C.A._3
    J.C.A._3 Member Posts: 2,981
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    Ron,

    Only problems have been with inaccuracies. Most of the ones I've seen and explained to the homeowners, have been dealt with accordingly...I.E., they learn where to set them to be comfortable.

    Try some digital ones on the customer. My experience has been that once they're explained to them, they find the comfort zone. The "technophobes" are the hardest to convince, but easily swayed once you pound into them that it does the same as the old one....just more accurately, and with no mercury.

    They get freaked out with lights and digital numbers...but it's all easy to explain. Give it a shot. Chris
  • Jed_2
    Jed_2 Member Posts: 781
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    JCA, would you please elaborate

    on " inaccuracies".

    Jed
  • Leo
    Leo Member Posts: 770
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    Inaccuracies

    I believe what Chris means is the real anal people set the thermostat to say 68 but a nearby thermometer registers more or less. They need to just learn to tweak it up or down to be comfortable.

    Hope this helps,

    Leo
  • Dan C.
    Dan C. Member Posts: 248
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    yes

    On one job I tried 4 different ones and none of them worked. Then I was able to find one of the old ones that was left over and it worked fine.

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  • J.C.A._3
    J.C.A._3 Member Posts: 2,981
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    Jed,

    The old thermostats could have been placed on the wall "off level", or been moved ...over the time they've been there.

    The customer could have set them for 68°, and had the room ride to 70°... but would kick back in at 68°and be "comfortable", where some of the new ones are "spot on"...and have little or no leeway.

    Most digitals that I've worked with have a way to set a bit of "differential", therefore being able to at least MATCH the old ones.

    Is that clear enough? Chris
  • Jed_2
    Jed_2 Member Posts: 781
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    So, you'e saying

    the T87K is accurate, with no leveling required. I understand the Mercury thing. Just trying to get feed back about T87K's. I do like the digitals, though.

    Jed
  • J.C.A._3
    J.C.A._3 Member Posts: 2,981
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    Jed....

    Let's just say "Homeowner PERCEIVED" comfort. The new guys are tight....where the older mercury units were a bit on the "loose" side when set.

    The bi-metal strip and bulb unit had a certain "feel" to the homeowner..where the new style is more..."Snap/Snap" capise?
    Chris
  • Jed_2
    Jed_2 Member Posts: 781
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    Yup, Thanks (NM)

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