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I'm trying to install an RTH221b thermostat but i'm running

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I'm trying to install an RTH221b thermostat but i'm running into all kinds of problems
JA: Just to clarify, do you think this is a larger HVAC problem, or something specific to the thermostat?
Customer: just to the thermostat or my inept attempt to install it. :)
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: yes, with a friend
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: we have 5 wires coming from the wall... two red, one green, yellow and white. The house has central a/c and forced hot air using an oil fired furnace for heat. system worked fine with old round style thermostat
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: HVAC
Expert:  Brian HVAC Guy replied 4 months ago.

Hi I'm Brian and I'm here to help!

Can you tell me how the five wires were connected to what terminal letters on the old thermostat please?

Expert:  Brian HVAC Guy replied 4 months ago.

Also, can you tell if the red and the white wires are in a separate cable from the other red, yellow and green wires?