Mrs ERJ did a yeoman's job clearing the closet beneath the entry door.
|To get a sense of scale, the barrel of the steel hat is a little less than 1" in diameter and the downward pointing terminals are 1/4" in width.|
It is usually the thermostat. So I bought a 110F, close on rise, snap-disc thermostat. Unlike the suspect thermostat, this is not adjustable.
The 1/4" spade terminals proved to be a problem. I needed to put some 6" pigtails (wires) on them so I could wirenut them into the wiring.
I ended up stripping off the vinyl insulating sleeve and soldering the female terminals onto my pigtails. Then I wrapped the bare copper wire with electrical tape.
Everything is buttoned up all righty-tighty and now I am waiting for a hot day to see if the fan kicks on. The thermostat is mounted on the east end of the attic. That part of the roof is shaded by an oak tree and is NOT the hottest part of the attic. The anal part of my personality wanted to mount the thermostat on the south side of the peak in the midsection where the roof is not shaded, but sanity won out.