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    Default Thermostat Emergency!

    Im not sure where this may go in the forum so I hope its ok here.
    I recently bought a condo that has a thermostat in the middle of the living room wall. Its a dial that has numbers 1-5 on it (not degrees). Well I unscrewed it from the wall to try and find out if I can change it and it actually fell off and broke. It was someting I never saw before! It was one solid (looks hollow) hard wire and that was it! IT looks like it goes down the wall to a valve on the end of the heating unit. Thats all there is. It broke on the edge of the thermostat and I do not see a way of putting it back in. If any of this sounds familiar to someone I would greatly appreciate it! Please let me know if where I can find a replacement! There is no namebrand on the valve or the dial. I brought it to a local plumbing shop and they were clueless.

    Thanks and I hope you can help!

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    From your description, it sounds like a mechanical thermostat, and if so, it may only be replaceable by changing the control on the heater.

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    I believe it is mechanical.. So I have to replace the valve along with the dial?

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    sounds like electric baseboard. 110 or 220. get a tester and check the feed/s.

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    my setup looks VERY much like this
    http://cgi.****.com/ws/****ISAPI.dll...MakeTrack=true

    just a different knob..

    Do I need all the parts in the picuter? does it come as one unit?

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    Here are some pictures of my problem.. The back of the thermostat, wire out of the wall, and the valve on the heater.. I hope this helps. These are actual pictures of what I have!





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