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    Resistors for power stealing thermostats

    I am replacing the manual thermostats on a 3 zone boiler heating system with Honeywell T8775A 1009 non-programmable digital thermostats. The new thermostats came with a resistor pack that included instructions to install when using Taco zone valves. I have Honeywell V8043E1012 zone valves; do I still need to install the resistors?

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    personally, I do not use power stealing stats anymore. I only use powered, either with a common or batteries.

    they can lead to too many issues.
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    same here, all sorts of weird problems.

    one of installers was given the same tstat three times- and three times I had to go out and replace w/ pro 3000 or 5000. 4th time he got it he threw it in dumpster an used a different tstat he found in parts room.
    Col 3:23


    questions asked, answers received, ignorance abated

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    Usually not with zone valves. Most common with a furnace board. But ya never know.

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    Thanks! Have them installed and operating now. I'll give them a little time and see how they work. Just a little concerned about what happens when more than one zone calls for heat at the same time.

    Thanks

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