02:45AM | 12/13/99
Member Since: 12/09/99
10 lifetime posts
I current have one-zoned gas heat controlled by one thermostat on my first floor. Is there any way possible to install a second thermostat on the second floor to control the temperature when needed? Does there exist some type of bypass switch that would give me control via one thermostat while isolating control from the other? Please respond.


03:58AM | 02/20/00
Member Since: 02/19/00
206 lifetime posts
Adding a zone valve is the only way to take control of the heat on the 2nd floor. Additional t-stat also needed to control this valve.



05:39AM | 11/21/00
Member Since: 11/20/00
5 lifetime posts
Is the solution of using a zone valve applicable for all types of furnaces (I have a forced air furnace) ?

The option of installing a zone valve, Is it a do it yourself project ? what are the cost estimates ?

[This message has been edited by rajsatya (edited November 21, 2000).]


12:53PM | 11/22/00
Member Since: 02/19/00
206 lifetime posts
OK,..Forced air is different...I thought this was a boiler. Adding another stat to the upstairs tennant or upstairs will not solve you space difference in temp problem. 2 T-stats in parellel will generally burn out one of the t-stats. Now, to take control and surrender control through what ever you want is possible. I am guessing at your desire to give the upstairs the ability to get alittle warmer if need be. The only problem is that the downstairs will generally overheat a bit.
If you want total control on a particular t-stat, you need a relay to enable yours when you want , thus dissabling the other stat and vise-versa when you switch the manual switch the other way. Is this what your are thinking?



12:56PM | 11/22/00
Member Since: 02/19/00
206 lifetime posts
I can be E-Mailed @

[This message has been edited by HOLLYWOOD (edited November 22, 2000).]

[This message has been edited by HOLLYWOOD (edited November 22, 2000).]



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.


type the code from the image


Post_new_button or Login_button

Chalkboard paint features prominently in this elegant yet unpretentious headboard design. Add a new message daily to reflec... Reused steel windows create an eye-catching splashguard in this walk-in shower. The vintage factory windows bring an inter... A galvanized steel tub is a surprising but charming fixture in this bright and breezy screened patio. It's perfect for was... If you're not crazy about the idea of commingling plants and pool, this modern variation may be more to your liking. The s... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... If you lack plumbing skills but have a good sturdy tree, here's the easiest outdoor shower solution of all: Simply attach... Pursue what's known as the stack effect. To achieve it, open the windows on both the upper and lower floors, and as warm a... How do you like this smart use for an old bottle? Clamp an empty wine bottle to a fence or wall near your outdoor deck or ... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... For the cost of a can of exterior paint , you can totally transform your porch. Paint the floor a hue that complements yo... In this urban apartment, a standard-issue patio became a serene and green perch by replacing the typical concrete with gro... This garden shed has been decked out to the nines. Designer Orla Kiely created the intimate home for a flower trade show, ...
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon