Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Miracles Never Cease

After fretting over the thermostat for days. I looked at all the wiring diagrams I could find and it became clear to my that my nephew Haven who is a handyman extraordinaire, had wired the device correctly.
He tried in vain to program the box to function as advertised but the a/c would not come on. I finally got a spare moment last night and I started on page one and verified the wiring diagram which looked less like hieroglyphics and more like a simple wiring scheme. I then proceeded to program the device one step at a time according to the book. When I finished, I clicked the DONE button and set the desired temperature several degrees cooler than the current temp showing on the device. I stood back and held my breath.
A few moments later, the reading on the thermostat changed to indicate that the a/c had been engaged and then it clicked on. I warily walked over to the vent to see if the air was hot or cold and to my great satisfaction, it was cold. I was ecstatic.
So now I'm considering adding heating and air conditioning repair to my resume :)


  1. Anonymous9:00 PM

    It just goes to show "If ALL else fails READ the DIRECTIONS"

  2. Anonymous6:28 PM

    RTFM is what old Henry used to say and you know he could make anything work(except Whacker Estes). I'm proud of you, and I sincerely mean that.

  3. Thanks Ken. I learned that just holding the manual against the side of your head doesn't work. So as always, Henry was right on the money.


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