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Old 10-22-2015, 02:25 AM   #21
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Mine too but I don't nod off at the speed of light.

Pat, yes, a backing plate like this, only longer to reach and cover the hole would work. The wires are small diameter and there's enough sticking out to work with. I'd solder and heat shrink the connection to keep it small and easy to cover.

A major change in the height of the thermostat could change the temperature reading slightly but likely that wouldn't be a problem moving it a relatively small amount.

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Old 10-22-2015, 10:57 AM   #22
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I took this photo when I had my fridge out and marked off a few dimensions in case I wanted to do a mod in this area. As you can see there's a lot of hollow wall there.

Unfortunately the area where the thermostat is located is just above the top of my photo. I just took a quick look in my trailer and tapped the wall. It sounds and feels to me like there may be a horizontal piece of wood just under where the thermostat is. If the wires come up from the bottom it might be impractical to consider lowering it because the blocking would make it difficult.

You might want to examine and tap on the area to see if you detect any underlying framing. If you know anyone with a stud finder that detects wires that could help determine if it's easily movable.

One option would to be make an oak plate for the thermostat, large enough to go from the present wiring hole to the new location and have the wires, in effect, run of the surface of the wall, in a channel on the bottom of the wood plate, if that makes any sense.


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Old 10-22-2015, 11:39 AM   #23
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Question about thermostat . Can I move it down or does it need to be where it is . The TV arm is over it . I know there will be a hole , so I will have to put a piece of oak and maybe add wires . I did change it to digital . I would like it lower though . Higher if that would be better . Pat
Hi Pat!

When I was at ETI last month, I learned of what they called, "wonder tape." Nigel gave me some when I bought some matching paneling for a project I have underway. It's a thin, one-inch wide tape with the same wood grain as the paneling printed on it. They use it to cover butt seams. I had to run my finger over our interior to find it it works so well. Anyway, that would be great to cover small holes like you're planning to do. Just a thought.
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Old 10-22-2015, 11:41 AM   #24
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Hi Pat!

When I was at ETI last month, I learned of what they called, "wonder tape." Nigel gave me some when I bought some matching paneling for a project I have underway. It's a thin, one-inch wide tape with the same wood grain as the paneling printed on it. They use it to cover butt seams. I had to run my finger over our interior to find it it works so well. Anyway, that would be great to cover small holes like you're planning to do. Just a thought.
Hi Rich . Thankyou for the suggestion. Pat
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Old 10-22-2015, 11:42 AM   #25
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Easiest way to find the framing is to sweep a strong magnet over the wall. It will find the colored staples ETI used for assembly
Thanks Charlie . Pat
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Old 10-22-2015, 11:47 AM   #26
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Mine too but I don't nod off at the speed of light.

Pat, yes, a backing plate like this, only longer to reach and cover the hole would work. The wires are small diameter and there's enough sticking out to work with. I'd solder and heat shrink the connection to keep it small and easy to cover.

A major change in the height of the thermostat could change the temperature reading slightly but likely that wouldn't be a problem moving it a relatively small amount.

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Ron . Will check wall for framing . Yours looks nice . Pat
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What Ron and Pat said. That's what I would do if I wanted the thermostat lower. This has the benefit of also creating support for a smallish shelf above it without making new holes.
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Old 10-22-2015, 08:00 PM   #28
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What Ron and Pat said. That's what I would do if I wanted the thermostat lower. This has the benefit of also creating support for a smallish shelf above it without making new holes.
Great idea Myron . I am getting Pollack from Netflix to watch him paint again . I have the small shelf already . Just need to get some Oak and a some wood for my table and I will take on this mod . Pat
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