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New Rite Temp Thermostat (8022C)

Weezbo Member Posts: 6,232
- 45 F outside and she decided to turn one of the two zones down before retiring last night:) my thought is, turn the t stat to where you feel comfortable and leave it alone...:) disregard anything it might be saying :))


  • Richard Herring
    Richard Herring Member Posts: 2
    New Thermostat (Rite Temp) - Stays on Too long ?


    I have a house built in the 1930's with a one pipe steam, with a milli volt on the boiler. I recently replaced the thermostat with a digital programmable (http://www.ritetemp-thermostats.com/8022C.html) thermostat.

    The system now fires up, taking about a 30-40 minutes for all the radiators to fully heat. Once the system was fully charged, I thought the boiler was supposed to go off ?

    Now when the system is fully charged, the boiler cycles on and off until the Thermostat is satisfied. Is that normal ?

    It seems very wasteful. Sorta defeats the purpose of dropping my heat at night and bringing it back up in the morning.

    Do I need to get another thermostat ? Recommendations ?



  • I have this same t-stat

    And it works just fine... I have it set for:

    7:30AM = 63 degrees
    9:00AM = 60 degrees
    5:00PM = 63 degrees
    10:00PM = 56 degrees

    When the boiler comes on warm, it takes about 8 minutes to get heat in the first couple of sections and about 20 minutes to warm the all sections. Usually runs about 25-30 minutes to satisfy the t-stat. Shuts off as soon as it hits the desired temp and doesn't cycle back on until the temp drops below desired temp.

    Sounds like either a defective t-stat OR something with your boiler. Is it building pressure and then releasing between cycles?

  • Richard Herring
    Richard Herring Member Posts: 2
    Adjustable Anticipation

    I am having the boiler cleaned today, hopefully that will fix the short cycling when the system is fully charged. If not I am going to try to get some more info, but it looks like I might have to buy a new t-stat with "adjustable anticipation".

    From what I understand of the concept, the system runs, than is forced off after a period of time. Which is what used to happend with the old t-stat.

    I am going to open a tech support e-mail with Rite Temp to see what they say.

    63, 56 degrees. Yikes, that is cold. Thanks for your help.



  • Would love to see

    The results from your tech support conversation. Hope you can share it!

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