I want to connect a wood furnace to a thermostat, but I don't know the coloring conventions here. The thermostat is a Honeywell RTH8500.
For conventional heat, the left hand side is:
and the RHS is:
RC R W Y G C
Now, I am almost clueless here as I lost my instructions and cannot find anywhere to download them. (WTF?) My friend is coming over to install the furnace but I said I would wire up the thermostat through the wall myself to speed things along.
My Home Depot thermostat wiring has Red, White and Green wires. I've got it all snaked through the wall but I don't know which wires go to which terminals, and even if I need 2 or 3. I presume if I use 3 I can run the thing without using battery power, but I am not really sure.
Sorry for the basic question!