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remote control thermostat (by BillW [NJ]) May 13, 2018 6:51 AM
       remote control thermostat (by Vee [OH]) May 13, 2018 7:03 AM
       remote control thermostat (by WMH [NC]) May 13, 2018 7:23 AM
       remote control thermostat (by Barb [MO]) May 13, 2018 8:15 AM
       remote control thermostat (by AllyM [NJ]) May 13, 2018 8:18 AM
       remote control thermostat (by BillW [NJ]) May 13, 2018 9:28 AM
       remote control thermostat (by CJ [MO]) May 13, 2018 10:06 AM
       remote control thermostat (by CJ [MO]) May 13, 2018 10:13 AM
       remote control thermostat (by BillW [NJ]) May 13, 2018 10:23 AM
       remote control thermostat (by CJ [MO]) May 13, 2018 10:42 AM
       remote control thermostat (by cjo'h [CT]) May 13, 2018 11:19 AM
       remote control thermostat (by Vee [OH]) May 13, 2018 11:25 AM
       remote control thermostat (by BillW [NJ]) May 13, 2018 11:26 AM
       remote control thermostat (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) May 14, 2018 8:17 AM

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remote control thermostat (by BillW [NJ]) Posted on: May 13, 2018 6:51 AM
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In the winter, I'd like to limit the temperature my student tenants can set the thermostat to at 72 degrees, and also to be sure the heat stays on when all the students leave for winter break, so the pipes don't freeze.

Does anyone have any workable solutions to do this? I'm thinking maybe a Wifi thermostat can do this, but I'm not sure if I can get one that only I and not the tenants, can control.

Any thoughts? Thanks - Bill --173.63.xxx.xxx




remote control thermostat (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: May 13, 2018 7:03 AM
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There are 2 temp bulbs you want to use - 3 if you have a/c, put a 55/60f parallel with white/red behind the stat, then a 75f in series with the white wire to limit the heat there - no matter how high the wall stat shows, if you have a/c in the blower box you put a 75 in series with the condensing relay wire - c terminal. --76.188.xxx.xx




remote control thermostat (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: May 13, 2018 7:23 AM
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Our Honeywell thermostat is remote controlled from our phones, and only people with the password can change things. But the actual thermostat is still in the house, you'd have to put a locked thing on it like the do in some offices I think? --50.82.xxx.xx




remote control thermostat (by Barb [MO]) Posted on: May 13, 2018 8:15 AM
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What about putting a thermostat in a location they cannot access, but put a temp lead where the “thermostat” is that they can access?

I have seen some around that are designed to make people think they can change the temp, when they cannot. --64.251.xxx.xxx




remote control thermostat (by AllyM [NJ]) Posted on: May 13, 2018 8:18 AM
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A cover can be thwarted with an ice pack placed on top of it. I had to share an office for awhile with an overdressed chubby chick. My chair was up against the AC unit and I was freezing. So I got an ice pack and found the thermostat and put that ice pack up against it. Chubby chick was getting AC from the hall anyway and eventually wore fewer layers in the summer --73.178.xxx.xx




remote control thermostat (by BillW [NJ]) Posted on: May 13, 2018 9:28 AM
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Vee, I don't know what you mean. Are you talking about the old style Mercury(?) thermostats?

WMH, that sounds exactly what I need, so I'm glad to see it's available. AllyM, I can see how it can be defeated like you described. I'm mostly trying to prevent against one person in the house being cold so they turn the heat up to 80 and then another person being hot and opening their window when it's 30 degrees outside.

Barb, that would work if there was a place they couldn't access, but they have the whole house. I guess that's what those thermostat cages are for.

Thanks everyone!!! --173.63.xxx.xxx




remote control thermostat (by CJ [MO]) Posted on: May 13, 2018 10:06 AM
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I have not tried. landlordthermostats com has Temperature Limiting Thermostat. They said it is for landlord. --97.91.xxx.xxx




remote control thermostat (by CJ [MO]) Posted on: May 13, 2018 10:13 AM
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Their HC7176 Residential Thermostat is a completely tamper proof landlord thermostat that limits the heat to 71 and A/C to 76.

Is it good range for tenants that heating to 71 and cool to 76. Those are very comfortable temperatures for me, I am not sure about tenants.

I always do not understand why some tenants have windows open in winter. --97.91.xxx.xxx




remote control thermostat (by BillW [NJ]) Posted on: May 13, 2018 10:23 AM
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CJ, that would do it for limiting the max set temperature. I'd still like to have something to insure the heat stays on during winter break. Thanks. --173.63.xxx.xxx




remote control thermostat (by CJ [MO]) Posted on: May 13, 2018 10:42 AM
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There are wifi thermostat, we can control remote. We need to have internet, or we need tenant permission to use their internet. Internet is expensive about $70 a month. --97.91.xxx.xxx




remote control thermostat (by cjo'h [CT]) Posted on: May 13, 2018 11:19 AM
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Bill Wils,I think C J is onto something,otherwise check with your supply house...............charlie............you won't need it for another 9 months.................................... --174.199.x.xx




remote control thermostat (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: May 13, 2018 11:25 AM
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I have tried the landlord stat but very easy to reset back to good ol regular t-stat, Bill visit a good hvac store to ask about these small temp bulbs, or your hvac person can prolly get them, I see the sales person at a show that occurred in March - next in Sept. You stuff the heat ones into the wall so they feel the room but never really sure where at, the a/c limiter goes in the blower box which is very close to the control board - the house fan keeps running keeping the air temp stable but the chiller goes off and on to preserve the life of the condensing unit. Wish I knew what the trade name of these thing is, maybe Gevans will stop in. --76.188.xxx.xx




remote control thermostat (by BillW [NJ]) Posted on: May 13, 2018 11:26 AM
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I agree Charlie, CJ is on to something. All of my houses have wifi and I'm thinking of including wifi in the rent, so it's even more interesting. --173.63.xxx.xxx




remote control thermostat (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Posted on: May 14, 2018 8:17 AM
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If there is hot water radiators then installing non-electric tamper resistant radiator thermostatic valves made by Danfoss or Honeywell Braukman. Tekmar manufactures electronic boiler controls which limit to less then one degree Celsius. Forced air is more difficult as will have to install a completely different system. It always worth viewing videos on You Tube to look at other options. --31.19.xx.xxx



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