I recently purchased a Nest thermostat and Google Power Connector. I
have watched the installation video and read the instructions. Each say
that I need to update the Nest, in order for it to be compatible with
the power connector. Adding the device ...
And now the Nest won’t recognize the wire. I’m using a Taco switching
relay. The wires are attached properly to it, including the C-wire. The
Nest sees the W and R wires, which it didn’t before. Now I’m perplexed.
Oh look, that green wire that was buried in the wall and wrapped in
electrical tape is the common wire isn’t it? Good grief. My entire home
needs a week pause before doing any projects, because there’s a mystery
behind every corner, in every crevice ...
I have the plain, old fashioned, Nest. If I were a smarter human, I
would have purchased the Nest Learning so not to worry about the common
wire at all. Unfortunately I’m not that person, especially since these
two zones only run heat. I have a Nest ...