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Thermostats

Postby garfield » Mon Jan 31, 2011 9:04 pm

Does anyone know of a stat that will operate down to 0 degrees C? I want to be able to keep my shop at just above freezing. Most stats only go down to about 10 degrees C.
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Postby nomadpeo » Tue Feb 01, 2011 12:01 am

you may want to consider a refrigeration system rather than an air conditioner. i have to ask, what do you do in your shop ?
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Postby garfield » Tue Feb 01, 2011 1:00 am

I'm not trying to cool my shop. I want a heat only stat that will keep the shop just around the freezing mark. I don't use the shop on a daily basis but I want to conserve fuel. Sorry for the missunderstanding
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Postby nomadpeo » Tue Feb 01, 2011 1:26 am

gotcha. i think a low end commercial stat (-30 to 100) should work. it has two switches....one makes and the other breaks. you should be able to buy that at any supply house that deals in refrigeration.
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Postby garfield » Thu Feb 10, 2011 9:18 pm

Ok Thanks I'll check w/ our refrig. supplier
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Postby 4ftBanger » Sun Feb 20, 2011 1:46 pm

Try this one - We've used this in garage applications before.

*-*://-.pro1iaq.com/distributor/thermostats_t771.**-*
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Postby KristopherH » Mon Apr 18, 2011 10:31 am

Where do you live? Also is your garage attached to a building that is heated or is your garage insulated? I know our garage is insulated and it also has the furnace and water heater in it. Because of those, the garage stays above freezing even when it's way below freezing. I guess a thermostat could do keep it at just above freezing. **://-.prothermostats.com/-* **-* has thermostats and might have what you are looking for.
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Postby aircooledtx » Fri Apr 29, 2011 9:59 am

**"garfield"-*'m not trying to cool my shop. I want a heat only stat that will keep the shop just around the freezing mark. I don't use the shop on a daily basis but I want to conserve fuel. Sorry for the */-*
Any thermostat would keep it at about 50*F ~ I don't know what that is in C*.

If you leave it at freezing~32* pipes would freeze because the copper lines would be colder...
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