By didntknowyoucouldbreakit - New Zealand - Auckland
Today, I was fiddling around with the thermostat at my new place. For a laugh, I twisted the knob all the way to 40° celsius, when it snapped off. I don't have a clue how to fix it. FML
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  ohcheriecherie  |  20

54- and while he's at it, fill the water with food coloring. Dye the whole house blue or some shit. Innovation by destruction, it's a new thing, it kinda actually sounds cool.

  slimjim8094  |  12

Thermostats are (almost all) low voltage wiring. It only signals the system to turn on rather than carrying the power to do so. You can replace one yourself, it's just a few wires. But electricity isn't something to play with; get an electrician if you don't know what you're doing.

  Codezlol  |  21

167- well yes and no. I wired in my entire basement, you just have to do it by code, codebooks can be bought at several different home hardware type stores. It has to be done by code and inspected, if the inspector doesn't like what he sees he will make you rip it out and get it done professionally.

  FlyMeAway  |  2

I thought it was kind of funny. Since 40 degrees Celsius is around 70 something degrees Farenheight, if I'm not wrong.
Hot water is used as a synonym for trouble, and if I were OP I would be in trouble, breaking a thermostat. Whether or not if the trouble was inflicted by someone else (I.e landlord, roommate, parents) or inflicted by myself.


it's actually 129.6 Fahrenheit, if you're rounding up, 130 degrees.
For a rough estimation of C to F you can do (C+32) multiplied by 2. in this case, 40+32=72 x 2= 144 which is off by 14.4 degrees.
For the actual degrees in F you do (C+32) multiplied by 9/5
Hope someone somewhere learned something today.


@113 ahh, thats embarrassing. I did it backwards, 40+32 x 1.8 ._.
Thanks for that catch, I probably would have went on converting it incorrectly for a while. +1 to you sir