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Old 03-30-2014, 02:18 PM   #1
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06 Apex 2 quick questions

Where is the thermostat to control Zone 3 (basement)? Ours is running about 10 degrees warmer than the house.

The TM102 in the tank bay has ports for the fresh, black, gray etc. plus MAIN and TEMP. I found that my TEMP plug was disconnected. There is a blinking red led next to this plug. Should it be blinking red or should it be a steady green?

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Old 03-30-2014, 05:19 PM   #2
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The thermostat or the temp sensor? Because if you know it's running 10*F off, wouldn't you already be using the t-stat?
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Old 03-30-2014, 06:10 PM   #3
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The temp sensor is in the basement. Actually there are two. The outside temp and the basement temp are displayed on the television via the Silverleaf HMStv. The wall T-stat only controls zones 1 and 2. There should be a way to adjust the basement temperature somewhere in the basement but I can't locate it.
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Old 03-30-2014, 09:24 PM   #4
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On SE & Ltd's there is a Dayton (iirc) brand thermostat on the ceiling of the basement; it has a thin coiled copper tube with an elongated bulb on it. That controls the basement zone as long as the upstairs tstat is On.
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I think I've seen that tube... but where? And, do you have SL? Is the led by the Temp plug on the TM102 blinking red?
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Old 03-31-2014, 09:50 PM   #6
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1. Check behind the water tank on basement ceiling.
2. Nope.
3.n/a
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All - if you have a HH unit, Zone 2 allows the basement heater to operate, if zone 2 is on, then is works, if zone 2 is off, it will not start.

On my coach, in the large passenger side bay in the ceiling is the unit which provides the heat and a thermostat, I have mine set to 40 degrees, although, I have never seen it work, since the Inverter/Charger provides enough heat to keep those bays warm enough down to near 20 degrees. Lower than those outside temps, I think it starts, but have never actually heard it run. Remember zone 2 must be calling for heat or the basement system will not work. Heat does not need to be provide into zone 2, but the thermostat needs to be set for zone 2 to provide for heat.
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Thanks EM and Monty. I found the T-stat in the small bay right next to the Shurflo. It was set halfway but I don't know which way was low so I guessed left = low. It says "max temp 50 F" but it's already 65 down there. I put an additional remote thermometer down there to check against the Silverleaf.
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Oh, and I asked Corey at Silverleaf about the blinking red light on the TM 102. He says that the red light is supposed to blink. He also postulated that the temp was unplugged because of "issues" they have had with the temp sensors corroding which wreaks havoc with the SL. I must have two sensors becuse I'm still getting a temp reading which rises and falls throughout the day.
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Spinning the dial all the way counter clockwise had no noticeable effect. I'll try spinning it all the way clockwise and report back.
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I know that a lot of people have had problems with their Silverleaf temp reading, but so far (knock on wood) ours has continued to work just fine.
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Rusty Bear, Have you located your basement thermostat? Overnight with the heat down, the basement cooled off. With the basement thermostat all the way down, the temp in the basement has syncronized with the house temp. The kitchen cabinet next to the pantry is much cooler and the temp in the vanity in the restroom is also much cooler. All is well now. Oh, and I found the literature for the basement thermostat which was helpful.
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Our basement thermostat is located in the bay near the water pump. The basement temperature has stayed consistently between 5 and 10 degrees of the rest of the coach. So far that seems to work for us. We live in the SoCal Mtns. and have never had an issue with freezing or the basement being too cold.
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J&T- I don't think we have that literature in the Tech Library, can you scan & email it to me?
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