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  • Bman Nov 01, 2012

    do you mean thermostat?

  • C Jay Nov 01, 2012

    Someone said to check thermocouple. Same as Thermostat?

  • C Jay Nov 03, 2012

    for vhicle, so thermostate it is,,,tnx

  • yadayada
    yadayada Nov 03, 2012

    Not "Thermostate", it is Thermostat



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A thermocouple works in a home hot water tank and thermostat works in a vehicle we need to know what product you need to work on

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