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Old 05-01-2007, 07:05 PM   #1
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I did a search on the forums for thermostats and didn't really find it discussed. I would like to add a remote thermostat to my very outdated yet reliable roof unit. Basically it has a 120 volt thermostat in the unit. I would need to replace it with a 120volt line voltage cooling thermostat. I have found plenty of very ugly alternatives. Does anyone know of a place that I can get a digital line voltage unit?

Also, do they make low profile ducting to add ac duct to the system. It seems that with the right low profile ducting it would be rather simple to add this. I think it would cut down on my AC noise quite a bit. Very airy on high.

Any help would, as usual, be very helpful to this new RV'r

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I did a search on the forums for thermostats and didn't really find it discussed. I would like to add a remote thermostat to my very outdated yet reliable roof unit. Basically it has a 120 volt thermostat in the unit. I would need to replace it with a 120volt line voltage cooling thermostat. I have found plenty of very ugly alternatives. Does anyone know of a place that I can get a digital line voltage unit?

Also, do they make low profile ducting to add ac duct to the system. It seems that with the right low profile ducting it would be rather simple to add this. I think it would cut down on my AC noise quite a bit. Very airy on high.

Any help would, as usual, be very helpful to this new RV'r

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Nate, I don't believe there is such a thing as a digital line voltage t"stat. You may be able to find line voltage t"stats at old hardware stores or surplus places. You would have to construct the duct work as the air cond. mfgs. do not make this. Usually the ductwork is installed in the ceiling and then a ducted model of a/c is installed. Good luck and be safe.
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Maybe use a small t-stat coupled to a line voltage relay that can handle the a/c load? You can get small line voltage t-stats for things like vent fans. The t-stats usually are in ugly tin boxes, but you could always re-package them in a decorative box of some sort.

Might even be able to use a standard residential t-stat with a power relay if the t-stat has enough power to engage the solenoid on the relay.
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