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    Standard wiring for thermostats

    Is there a standard wiring code for thermostats as far as the colors of the wires as to what they go to? I have seen several wired completely different.
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    Not really a standard.

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    Yes.






    and No.








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    If you are color blind it doesn't matter. The ability to ring your wires helps greatly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by troyorr View Post
    If you are color blind it doesn't matter. The ability to ring your wires helps greatly.
    Like a telephone??
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    Quote Originally Posted by spotts View Post
    Like a telephone??
    I thought like this.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fnlCYV30_0

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    Colored wires? Really????

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    That record is turning backwards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by troyorr View Post
    That record is turning backwards.
    Not for that year juke.

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    Spotts, yes, same procedure. Useful when you are the only one on a multi-storied job and you have to figure what wires go where.

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    The "groove" in a record is cut so the stylis travels inward as the record turns clockwise. Running backwards, the needle will be deformed and act against the groove. How is the tonearm constructed on that model? Every jukebox I've seen, and you know I am an expert, shows the record turning clockwise. Wait, in Australia they may turn counterclockwise wise, like toilet water when flushed.

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    the arm is on the wrong side . It would be going against the groove..... you know... pushing the needle into the record.... not allowed to slide with the groove!
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