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I have a heat pump controlled by T87 thermostat. Attached to the thermostat is a S.P. double throw switch that allows me to switch from the heat pump to an evaporative cooler.My question is can I keep the switching arrangement and install a 6300B progammable thermostat.

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If the new thermostat is heat pump compatable.

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Hey John, man that ole T87 has been around for a hundred years and I have installed many of them, but I cant remember the letters on the wiring. Seems to me that it is R-W-Y, any way you will use the R and W. I have a t87 at home still in the box and I could wait till I got home to help you but Im sure its the R and W terminal. Dont forget to set the heat anticipator. Set it the same as the current value of your gas or oil valve.

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