For all youi electrical wizards out there:
Have a gas fired, forced hot water heating system.
Has 2 zones, circulator pump on each, and each with the very, very, basic
older Honeywell non-digital thermostat.
The old type, with the bimetallic spring and the mercury capsule.
Want to replace it with one of the new digital Honeywell.
The wiring from the existing thermostat to the furnace electrical circulator
control boxes is
2-wire. Pretty simple, basic system.
The wires are red and white.
But, the white wire seems to go to the red screw on each of the thermostats.
And, the red wire to the white screw.
I am calling it the red and white screw, as the wires that connects these
screws built into the thermostat that go to the bimetallic spring and heat
anticipator are led off of them with a red wire, and a white wire. No
molded in labeling, unfortunately.
For a system like this, 24 V AC, is this red-white wiring arbitrary, or
truly polarity sensative ?