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Old 07-26-2013, 05:22 PM   #1
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Anyone got a thermostat for an Armstrong AC

I would be eternally grateful for a working wall mounted thermostat for a 70s vintage Armstrong air conditioner. There are no new replacements available as far as I can tell.
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Old 07-26-2013, 05:28 PM   #2
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I thought any thermostat would work. They are pretty simple devices.
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Old 07-26-2013, 05:31 PM   #3
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Any "closes on rise" T-stat will work, or a heating and cooling stat switched to "cool".

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Old 07-26-2013, 06:22 PM   #4
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I thought any thermostat would work. They are pretty simple devices.
Most thermostats are simple with only 2 leads. This one has 4 leads. I have been told there are no new replacements available. If I understand the wiring the wires are 1. positive 2. fan 3. low cool and 4. high cool
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Old 07-26-2013, 06:24 PM   #5
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Any "closes on rise" T-stat will work, or a heating and cooling stat switched to "cool".

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What is a "closes on rise" thermostat?
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Old 07-26-2013, 08:16 PM   #6
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What is a "closes on rise" thermostat?
The contact closes (turns on device) when temperature rises (above set temperature).
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Old 07-26-2013, 08:19 PM   #7
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The contact closes (turns on device) when temperature rises (above set temperature).
So I assume this thermostat works opposite a furnace thermostat?
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I'll take a pic of mine, and post it. It's no longer in use.
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Here you go, it's got some smoke damage from the fire. PM if you think it might work.
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I may have one from my '72 Trade Wind. I will look through my salvaged parts this weekend.
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So I assume this thermostat works opposite a furnace thermostat?
Correct.
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Old 07-27-2013, 12:55 PM   #12
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Here you go, it's got some smoke damage from the fire. PM if you think it might work.
It's the same thermostat. I don't care what the cover looks like, mine is good.
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Old 08-05-2013, 10:14 PM   #13
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Did you find your thermostat? I have a '66 tradewind with the original thermostat for the armstrong AC. let me know if you are still looking and I might be able to help--our Armstrong finally died (or was sent to an early death by repairman who didn't know old ACs so we don't need it now
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