Honeywell thermostat issue

I have a gas fired forced hot air heating system and I replaced the old Honeywell Thermostat with a Heat Only Honeywell Thermostat from Home Depot because the Heating System didn't kick on when the old beat-up one was turned on. The Directions of the new Thermostat say for two wire systems connect one wire to the R terminal and one to the W terminal. I did it and the thermostat doesn't kick the system on. I tried swapping the wires and the thermostat still doesn't work.
I touched the two wires coming out of the wall (There is only one black one and one white one) to determine whether the gas burner comes on and it does...
Any ideas on what could be wrong? Is it the thermostat from Home Depot? It says 24Volt on it.
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"CP" wrote:

whats the anticipator setting?
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Maybe this will help him....
Lyrics by: Carly Simon Music by: Carly Simon
We can never know about the days to come But we think about them anyway And I wonder if I'm really with you now Or just chasing after some finer day
Anticipator, Anticipator Is making me late Is keeping me waiting
And I tell you how easy it is to be with you And how right your arms feel around me. But I rehearsed those words just late last night When I was thinking about how right tonight might be
Anticipator, Anticipator Is making me late Is keeping me waiting
And tomorrow we might not be together I'm no prophet and I don't know natures way But I'll try to see into your eyes right now And stay right here 'Cause these are the good old days
1971 Quackenbush Music Ltd.
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You need an 18 volt thermostat, not 24 volt (+/- 2 volts) You're lucky you didnt fry the system with that 24 volt stat from Home Cheapo. Bubba
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wrote:

Personally I'd use a 240 volt thermostat in case I ever decided to zone the system, that way there is some extra voltage to go around.
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Is the thermostat mounting level?
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Did you install the battery?
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