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    honeywell focuspro 5000 inside temp not accurate

    Just got a new Honeywell FocusPro 5000 thermostat. The current inside temp on the thermostat is now 78 but my professional register thermometer is reading 81.5 sitting right next to it. Is the temp reading on the stat an average reading or is it supposed to be accurate at any given point in time? The cool setting is set at 78. The system does cycle on and off, on at 81.5 and off at 78.1 but the inside temp on the stat never changes..just stays at 78. I am beginning to think that the inside temp on the stat is just a lower limit and not the actual temp. Any thoughts?

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    Search "rounding feature".
    Perhaps you should have read the instructions before calling.

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    There is an offset option, and have it set up 3˚

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    Quote Originally Posted by mayguy View Post
    There is an offset option, and have it set up 3˚
    Is this a factory setting? Can I change it? If so, how?

    Spoke with Honeywell and they say only the 8000 series has the offset feature.

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    One more, basic thought..... when the stat was installed, was the hole where the stat wire exits the wall insulated ?
    "Surprised ?! If I woke up tomorrow with my head sewn to the carpet, I wouldn't be more surprised."
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    Quote Originally Posted by lra View Post
    One more, basic thought..... when the stat was installed, was the hole where the stat wire exits the wall insulated ?
    Not installed yet, just running off the battery.

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    Well then, plz disregard my previous post !
    "Surprised ?! If I woke up tomorrow with my head sewn to the carpet, I wouldn't be more surprised."
    Clark Griswold

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    Quote Originally Posted by Physoft View Post
    Is this a factory setting? Can I change it? If so, how?

    Spoke with Honeywell and they say only the 8000 series has the offset feature.
    Ok, Yeah, I just looked at the papers, they are right, only the VisionPro does that. Sorry..

    Put your temp sensor in a glass of ice water and see if it comes to 32˚.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lra View Post
    Well then, plz disregard my previous post !
    Let me guess....EBAY?
    How tall are you Private???!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mayguy View Post
    Ok, Yeah, I just looked at the papers, they are right, only the VisionPro does that. Sorry..

    Put your temp sensor in a glass of ice water and see if it comes to 32˚.
    Close as I could get was 35.5 and that was right on the ice cube.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunnery Sergeant Hartman View Post
    Let me guess....EBAY?
    Yep! And your not the only one that wants to puke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Physoft View Post
    Close as I could get was 35.5 and that was right on the ice cube.
    Then the t-stat is fine.

    In iced water, it will be 32˚.

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    Sounds like you need a new professional register thermometer.
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