Installing A Programmable Thermostat

6:00:00 AM

My husband and I set out to change to money saving programmable thermostats.
(This will also hopefully alleviate the constant argument about the room temperature.)
We've heard it was an easy fix. 
Thing of us is handier than the other...
(I'm just saying...)
Anyway here goes nothing...
(Warning: The pictures are a little shady, it was hard to get a good shot in this position)
 First off... we removed the old thermostat... 
The old one was tall, the new one is wide...
There was a gaping hole on the top and bottom.
Ok! I have an idea....
How about putting an oval plaque over the hole first?...
(wait! I have one! I'll paint it white!)
(That is my finger, I was giving it my all)
Now pull the wires through...
 ...and mount the box.
Connect the wires per the instruction book...
 And there it is!
(I've gotta cover the screws)
And the best part is.... it works!
(and should hopefully save some money)

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  1. Great workaround! Digital thermostats are amazing. We've had ours for a few years now and love it.

  2. I love this idea!!! I also had the same issue with my new thermostat, it was wide, the old one was tall! I wish I had've seen this prior to installing the new one! I may just have to disassemble it and do as you did! :) ... when it's warmer hehe.


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