08:57AM | 07/31/07
Member Since: 01/30/05
361 lifetime posts
IMHO the only "jerk" on this string has been the original poster.

1) Its a rental, well, were we supposed to just know that huh?

2) It worked FINE before you messed with the wiring to "clean it up". Notice you didn't indicate what the wiring was (telephone cable, proper HVAC cable, line voltage cable....).

3) Now it doesn't work.

Conclusion: you screwed something up in your efforts to "clean up the wiring". Likely on the air-handler fan relay side, but you might have pulled, broken, pinched, damaged something anywhere in between.

4) Again, its a rental, and you started messing with the wiring. Likely this was the home OWNER's (your landlord's) area of responsibility, and now you've messed something up, messing around in an area where you now indicate you have no knowledge, skill, training in.

5) You display anger, outrage, and become insultive when you are asked to provide even the MOST BASIC information about your situation, AND initially and througout this "conversation" continue to WITHHOLD the most basic of information...Refuse and provide excuses why this information will not be forthcoming, and scowl at the HELPFUL information that was provided to you. You continue to be ambiguous and withholding of even the basic and historical fact set, then start INSULTING those who attempted to assist you.

Contact the property owner and FESS UP to your egregious and erroneous activities. ASK THE LANDLORD WHOM HE/SHE PREFERS work on HIS/HER HVAC system. Call THAT HVAC PROFESSIONAL and make an appointment - BE PREPARED TO PAY FOR THEM TO PROFESSIONALLY DIAGNOSE AND CORRECT the situation that you created. For all you know the property owner may have had a maintenance contract that you might have voided due to your activites - SHAME ON YOU. Finally, stop screwing up someone else's property investment.

Worked fine till you messed with it. Not your property you are a renter - you shouldn't have messed with it in the first place. This latest information says it all, and explains much about just WHO THE JERK here IS.


09:05AM | 07/31/07
Member Since: 01/30/05
361 lifetime posts
First you say the problem evidenced itself immediately upon installation of new thermostat, YET you indicate it NEEDED a new thermostat, yet don't say what was wrong with OLD thermostat.

Then later, you tell us that the NEW thermostat worked fine, UNTILL post-install by a HVAC or other party, YOU MESSED with the wiring down by the furnace.

Seems OBVIOUS where/when the problem was created - YOUR HAVING MESSED with the wiring.

Then you tell us this isn't YOUR home, you are a recent RENTER, AND you have NO EXPERIENCE OR SKILLS in this area, no qualifications whatsoever, and can't even be BOTHERED to gather information now that you are looking for help (and obviously couldn't be bothered to acquire even the most basic of information before you began MESSING with the wiring!!!!).

Call the Landlord and/or the HVAC person who installed the thermostat and be prepared to PAY for them to fix the MESS you created.


03:27PM | 07/31/07
Member Since: 07/26/07
9 lifetime posts

For one thing this is not my mess Mistress. I moved into this house a week ago. It had no thermostat!! Some people working on the locks said they could put one in. Well they did and guess what the problems started then!! All I did was check the wiring to see if everything look right. I didn't really have anything to go by so all I did was clean up the wires that THEY connected to the thermostat!! Why?? Because they had an inch of wire hanging out from each terminal that connected the wires to the thermostat. The problems were there from the second they (not me) installed the thermostat!! Once again the fans will not shut off (outside or inside)when switched to auto. I have given an ample amount of time for it to kick in once I set the temp. Nothing happens. It stays on. The only thing that changed after I cleaned the wires up was the fact that it shuts off when switched to ON from Auto. I did not go switching wires around or anything. I have never messed with any wires near the furnace. I never said anything about a new thermostat that worked fine. Ther was no thermostat on the wall when I moved in. I also never said that I couldn't be bothered getting the information. I just didn't want to damage the furnace panel. SORRY. But as you will see I was able to get the info. All I have to say is whatever!! Kesterholtz!! I know where you are coming from. It was no different in my old job. A far as not touching it because it is a rental...well you don't know my landlord. They would rather me try to fix than having someone come out and do it. They are cheap.


06:25PM | 07/31/07
Member Since: 07/26/07
9 lifetime posts
Im done with this.


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