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Adding toggle switches to thermostat circuit

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i was thinking about rewiring my controller (argo arm-6p). figure 1 is what i have currently. I'm thinking of figure 2 or figure 3.


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  • bburd
    bburd Member Posts: 917
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    Why? What problem are you trying to solve?

    Bburd
    mattmia2kcopp
  • lost11
    lost11 Member Posts: 37
    edited January 2022
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    bburd said:

    Why? What problem are you trying to solve?

    i was trying to to trouble shoot one of the zones. had to take the thermostat apart to jump the contact. and then i put a jumper between the tw/tr to turn the circ on. i was thinking it would be nice to have easy to use controls that i could disable a thermostat without having to remove the wires.

    no real problem to have control at the relay board itself.
  • mattmia2
    mattmia2 Member Posts: 9,662
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    I'd just jumper it at the zone controller with an alligator clip test lead for testing
    bburd
  • lost11
    lost11 Member Posts: 37
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    mattmia2 said:

    I'd just jumper it at the zone controller with an alligator clip test lead for testing

    oh, attach the alligator clip to the exposed copper of the cable?

    any suggestions to block out the thermostat trip to the zone?
  • HVACNUT
    HVACNUT Member Posts: 5,841
    edited January 2022
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    Only Slumlords put switches on thermostats. 
    How many times do you think that will come in handy? It's like living in Death Valley and owning a snow shovel. 

  • SuperTech
    SuperTech Member Posts: 2,166
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    HVACNUT said:
    Only Slumlords put switches on thermostats. 
    How many times do you think that will come in handy? It's like living in Death Valley and owning a snow shovel. 

    Yup. The only time I ever saw this done was at a rental property.  The landlord had toggle switches added to the zone control panel so he could disable the thermostats if someone owed rent money. 
    lost11