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The untouchables (thermostat q)

fatty Member Posts: 46
I tried posting this under the carol fey (control) group but it looks a little dead in there:

What kind of thermostat would be good in an building with 4 small zones (about 500 ft2 each) that are entirely separated and have tenants that might try to noodle with the settings? The zones will be on a 4-zone taco control. Do they all have to go into a lockbox? This is a oneboiler, hot water, CI, w/ outdoor reset. Still deciding how many pumps I need. Thanks a hundred Fats


  • Bill W@Honeywell
    Bill W@Honeywell Member Posts: 164
    Our VisionPro & FocusPro stats...

    Have range stops and keypad lockout abilities. You can preset limits, lockout the keypads and the setiing will not be tampered with. TH8100 or TH6110, available from any Honeywell wholsaler or contractor.
  • Tim_41
    Tim_41 Member Posts: 153
    Honeywell AQ200

    Could use this control with outdoor reset. The stats can be set with a limit on the relay. If the tenent tries to raise the temp to 75 he won't be able to because you set the limit to say 68 on the relay. in the boiler room.
  • Glenn Harrison_2
    Glenn Harrison_2 Member Posts: 845
    Hi Bill

    Am I missing something??? How do you lock the keypad on the FocusPro 6000's?

  • Glenn E Sossin
    Glenn E Sossin Member Posts: 3
    Don't give them a thermostat

    You can use tekmar stats with remote wall sensors that can be visible as a little square, or spackled over in the wall - they won't even know they are there.

    See attachment
  • tim smith
    tim smith Member Posts: 2,752
    Thermostats for apts

    I have got into using the vision pro Th8110U1003 w/ remote sensors. I put remote sensors where thermostats are in units and then put keypads in boiler room. Great for our servicemen to be able to test zones while there with out gaining access. Discuss with tenant an appropriate efficient schedule and then set it and forget it. Tim
  • mark schofield
    mark schofield Member Posts: 153
    remote sensor

    Any system with remote sensors would be best. After about 15 years working for a school system, I found that the teachers always found a way to get into the Tstat and change the settings. The rooms would run all day, run all night, the heat pumps would go to cooling and fight against the heating radiation, ect. And alto of ill will when I tried to cover , lock, epoxy, whatever the Honeywell stats. The spaces in the school building that had remote sensors going to a controller (in this case, Johnson Controls)were no problem. Set the set points, set the day/night times, and nobody seemed to mind. Save alto of arguments and hassles with your tenants. There might be a residential system that has one cotroller or Tstat that accepts 4 sensors and can deliver individual logic independently to 4 different zones.
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