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    A Speedo and cowboy boots. If they don't like it,...

    A Speedo and cowboy boots. If they don't like it, you don't want to work there.
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    Don't worry about the labor hours you'll spend...

    Don't worry about the labor hours you'll spend fixing that mess, I'm sure that Tridium will compensate you at your full hourly rate for your time.
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    R2 to AX Conversion

    The $64,000 question. What is the cheapest fastest way to convert an R2 database to AX? Are there software tools to do it or at least get it most of the way, or companies that do it manually very...
  4. Compile/Download vs. on-the-fly programming

    I used to program a lot of old Network 8000 systems and changes were immediate and running as soon as the block was saved. The controllers (LCM,GCM, MZ2) were QNX based. This is a very useful feature...
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    Lon is all about network connections and Bacnet...

    Lon is all about network connections and Bacnet is all about object connections. In Bacnet for example, analog and binary output objects have all the override functions built into the object, all you...
  6. EMSDV1 is not the schedule input unless it was...

    EMSDV1 is not the schedule input unless it was programmed that way. A PEM-1 controller is programmable. Not as versatile as a MZ-2 and with less blocks, and some inputs are of specific type unlike a...
  7. I hope you aren't using any Tridium based...

    I hope you aren't using any Tridium based products on this job. They are not listed for smoke control.
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    What do you intend to do when you get in?

    What do you intend to do when you get in?
  9. People like you scare me. You have no business...

    People like you scare me. You have no business doing any wiring if you don't understand how a relay works. It is about the most basic component in any control system. What is your background? Do...
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    Try B&B Electronics

    Try B&B Electronics
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    You have to be careful when the cooling coil is...

    You have to be careful when the cooling coil is downstream from the heating coil in the winter even when units are not in freeze. If you have chiller pumps running and a chiller not running and you...
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    http://www.ge-mcs.com/en/flow/ultrasonic-clamp-on-...

    http://www.ge-mcs.com/en/flow/ultrasonic-clamp-on-gas-/digitalflow-gc868.html
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    I have an old customer that is getting a state...

    I have an old customer that is getting a state grant and they think they want to replace every controller in every school with ALC. What advice can I give them? I would much rather see them go with...
  14. Thread: CCN to AX

    by theoldman
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    What CCN driver did you get?

    What CCN driver did you get?
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    Does anyone know what these new FG controllers...

    Does anyone know what these new FG controllers will cost?
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    Video

    That's awesome
  17. Thread: Raspberry Pi

    by theoldman
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    Raspberry Pi

    Any thoughts on what this product or one like it may do to the control industry?
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    Spyder

    When I read the release notes for the latest Spyder Tool version I seriously considered changing jobs to get away from this product.
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    Spyder

    The Spyder Tool has a lot of problems. I thought the old systems I worked on were bad. Honeywell is not providing the required resources to this product.
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    MZ's

    You have some options. The MZ2 and VAV controllers may not need to be replaced. Do you have the ability to sell them an AX box with the ASD driver? That's a good fix to any front end problems they...
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    Backdoor

    I think since the year 2000 upgrade, which was rev 5.0 or higher, the backdoor stopped working.
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    Network 8000

    If anyone is dealing with Network 8000, I worked on the stuff for 23 years. I know a lot about it. I may be interested in getting involved in projects if the money is right. Please respond if...
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    TP-8101

    Ask your customer if he is using a 40 year old PC and he might understand what you're dealing with.
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    Flow sensor location

    It won't work in the discharge of the box, it is too turbulent and the velocity drops way down. In the past I have put the sensor in the cold duct and controlled the cooling damper CFM and run an...
  25. Thread: Can2Go

    by theoldman
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    Line Code

    Here is what I don't like about line code. I will use Reliable as an example, but KMC is also this way. Every point in the system must have a unique name even on a huge system. If you are going to...
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    8000

    You might be money ahead to subcontract to someone who knows the 8000 and is willing to help you learn. How large is this system?
  27. Thread: Struxureware

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    Struxureware

    Does anyone have any info on this new system?
  28. Thread: Can2Go

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    Can2go

    Change the name and change to graphic function block programming and you might sell some of this. Someone is going to copy this product and have graphic programming. Just do what Tridium did. Line...
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    HVAC Teacher

    We don't give out passwords.
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    Sedona

    This sounds like the "write once, run anywhere" promise
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    Software

    The Host-8000 software runs on the QNX operating system. Is that the way it is currently setup? Is this an old IMI brand PC?
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    Comm Problem

    It sure sounds like it is. Why not just use what is spec'd and eliminate that as a potential problem?
  33. DMS

    Your Jace will need a DMS driver. I believe you will have to purchase a T.A.C. UNC to get that driver. I think you will have to get a RJ-45 connector and make a cable, connecting it from the RS-232...
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    This Thread

    This thread is like an argument about which color is best. Will it ever end?
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    Time

    I occasionally check in but I'm not writing a novel.
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    WOW

    I can't believe how much time you guys waste. Who is paying you right now?
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    The other thing

    Nobody talks about complexity. When the job is done and all the contractors are gone, how complex is the monster you just sold them. These people are more married to the integrator now than they ever...
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    Wind Speed

    I would bet that Vaisala has something that would work.
  39. Water Valve

    A Penn water regulating valve that is connected to the liquid line of the refrigeration system. If it is adjusted properly and the system is charged correctly, it will shut completely when the...
  40. Thread: Need brands

    by theoldman
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    Automatic Balancing Valve

    Griswold. Forget the rest.
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    Welcome Back

    Welcome back Sysint, I don't know what happened, but I'm glad you're back
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    Cisco

    If they hire the right people they could own the market with their name recognition
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    Cisco Network Building Mediator

    What's up with this thing. It looks like a very "Jace like" device. Has anyone installed one and does it interface with LON?
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    Bitmaps

    Any bitmap that is referenced by an .ssf file must be in the \Signal\Bitmaps folder
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    Sysint

    I didn't know he was banned. I've had my issues with him, but I respect his knowledge and experience. I would vote to let him back in.
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    Quality

    I've been at this for a long time and I still make application changes just about up to the last day I'm on a job to get it perfect, and then I still wonder if it could be better. I guess that kind...
  47. Thread: i quit

    by theoldman
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    Your future

    It could be the best move you ever made. It's going to be what you make it as long as you are working with honest people. Good Luck.
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    Backdoor Passwords

    I would not want to have my name associated with giving away backdoor passwords. You are opening the door to hackers. Did you notice how many posts that guy has made?
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    Building Pressure

    If you want to learn about building pressure and the correct way to sense outdoor air pressure go to www.airmonitor.com . You must be out of the pressure envelope of the building to get true OA...
  50. Chet

    Relax Dude, if it's been that bad from day 1 you really don't need to hurry. It is a lot better if you take a step back and really analyze what's happening there and don't rush to put a quick fix in...
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