I usually find when boiled using a candy thermometer a 195 degree thermostat
will be around half open and then fully open by 205 degree's. I always check
new thermostats before I install it be I have a 4x4 Chevy van and it is a
pain to get to anything. So, that is why I always check first.
78' Chevy 1 Ton 4X4 Van
"Snowman" <somethingorotherdotcom> wrote in message
: I've boiled water and checked them that way before, but is that the only
: to see if a t-stat is working? Is it right that a 195 t-stat is
: at 195 degrees?
: Seems to me that if this is the case that I should see a fully open
: thermostat in boiling water. But the one I am questioning is not fully
: in boiling water, to my knowledge.