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Tmurphy

09:34AM | 01/08/04
Member Since: 12/25/02
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Hi all-
I think I need to replace a thermostat. Here is the scenerio:
Napoleon gas stove (looks like a wood burning stove, but is gas) of unknown age (probably 10-15 years old)... occassionally it won't shut off when temp set at thermostat is reached, but otherwise seems to be working great. However it is not cost efficient for the hosue to be 80 degrees when I have it set to 65 degrees!

Thermostat is probably same age as heater.
The temp reading is alway about 10 degrees higher that what I have it set to.
So I am thinking the thermostat is flaking out, and I would like to replace it with a programmable anyway.
Question- is my assumption even close to correct?
Are there other repairs i should look in to?
Is replacing a thermostat a simple endeavor for a rank amateur? I figure I have installed phone jacks before, so can probably do this too!


Thanks for input!
Tracy in Dolores

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