I would much prefer if others tried to help, but the regulars here are
just a bunch of cry babies. I will gladly defer to anybody who has
better or more experienced advice. But in the absence of that, I
will at least try to be as helpful (and civil) as I can be. I know
though that such acts of attempted helpfullness will drive many of the
lowlifes here crazy...
BTW, I never claimed or will claim to be an HVAC expert or "pro" and just
asked the poster some clarifying questions -- since I didn't propose
any solutions, it would be hard to say whether or not I am clueless...
There are web based hvac sites that are moderated that gladly offer
free professional advice. HVACtalk is one I believe. For hydronic
questions the guys at The Wall pass out plenty of free information to
anyone that asks. There are plenty more and all it takes is a few
minutes of your time to find them.
If that were true, you'd just sit back and stfu. Or better yet, defer
to one of the aforementioned places.
No, it wouldnt.
In context of hvac knowledge, yes you are. However, I would not say
you are a clueless dip in general.
Face it dude, you stumbled across this hell hole and it looked nice
and glossy on the cover, but you found the content disturbing and not
to your liking. You feel hurt and betrayed, and now you want to take
it out on the entire group.
I suggest you grab a fresh box of Kleenex, sit down, have yourself a
good cry and get over it. Then, move along to one of the places I
told you about. All will be right in your world again.
Not crying -- just trying to help to the best of my limited hvac
abilities since no one else was. Though now that Lebowski and a few
others have provided more specific advice, I will bow out of this one..
That's very helpful. Why didn't people mention that politely in
response to my first request instead of responding with profanity?
I think it would... :)
I am certainly "clueless" in the sense that I don't know the answer
right out of the box. But let's face it, hvac controls are not rocket
science and many (though obviously not all) problems can be
troubleshooted and fixed with some cautious diligence, a logical
approach to figuring out what should or should not be happening, and
hopefully an added measure of direction from various internet resources.
Thanks for the advice.
I just don't like when people act rude to strangers whether myself or
Okay, now that you've been run past the gauntlet...
So many "zoned heat" systems out there that your post above is all but
meaningless for lack of more specific info.
Now, with that said, ( and since you apparently have at least two
thermostats ) and appears concievable that maybe that the downstairs
thermostat is faulty--then suggest take it loose from the wall and then
jumper the R to the W*** ( and G ( if available ) terminal(s)
together--which should open up any dampers, valves whatever...as well as
cause an eventual fire up of the primary heat source.
If that seems to work, then definately your downstairs thermostat is
Most all the regulars will do that on occasion--not for anyone but them to
decide when though.
Im not even actively involved in the hvac trade so far as making a living.
Rather, Ive spent several years now listenting to what the regulars here
have to say and I try not to fucking piss them off--beings as their kids
have every much a right to the opportunity of going to the best college as
Suggest you should shut the fuck up now and try and do the same.
This is quite likely to be the very last response you are gonna get from any
of the knowlegeable "experts" here, BTW.
Not that you've really pissed me off, mind you....just that not nearly
enough time for most here to incessantly respond to what are obviously
simple mindless trolls.
Probly took me 15 minutes or so just to type out ( and proof read ) a (
questionable ) troubleshooting sequence for the OP--essentially was just a
basic generic rundown on how to jumper out a zone stat.
Not like its unavailable on google...and....since we all get tired
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