Thermostat wiring in cold air return?

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  1. Mar 3, 2009 #1

    travelover

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    I'm upgrading to a two stage furnace and I need to run new wires to my new thermostat . The problem is that the basement ceiling is drywalled. I know that you can't run 110 volt wires through a duct, but it is kosher to run low voltage thermostat wires through a cold air duct?

    Any other clever solutions?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Mar 3, 2009 #2

    inspectorD

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    I have seen cold and hot water pipes running through a duct...you can do what you want I guess.:eek:
    Instead of running on the inside of the house, can you run it along the outside under the bottom row of siding? I see phone lines always tucked under that bottom starter strip.
    Otherwise do you need some small crown moulding in your basement.:D
     
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    Thanks, I also have learned that there are wireless thermostats now - may be a solution.
     
  4. May 21, 2009 #4

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    The first decision to affect the wiring is whether the thermostats will be ... along the floor also allows a faster response time to incoming cold air

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