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I installed honeywell R845A 1030 as per diagram on its cover - hot blk to #1 and circl load to 3&4 and aquastat load to 6&5 putting the blk conductor of both load wires on the odd # terminal i.e. 3&5 -I only have juice across the line conductors and nothing on other two even when system is calling for heat--i took cover off same product someone else installed in this basement [on another identical gas fired hot water boiler] and the hot black was jumped across the 4&5 terminals and the blk conductors from the loads were tied to 3&4 and the neutrals were all tied together from the pigtail from the #1 line terminal - the owner of that apt said the system works fine for over 2 years - can some one straighten me out

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i would be really better if u could give the diagram .........

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The diagram is wrong as I believe you are grounding one, wire it exactly as you saw it wired in the other basement and let me know what happens. If you can post a picture of the diagram if it doesn't work, then I can see what is the difference better.

thanks and good luck

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