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    So you are voting for Trump?

    So you are voting for Trump?
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    Try asking Loytec?

    Try asking Loytec?
  3. Our shop is in Santa Clarita Figure about a 25...

    Our shop is in Santa Clarita
    Figure about a 25 mile radius would work best
    Least expensive is palmdale
    Most expensive is hollywood
  4. Commercial Service Tech needed in Southern California

    We have openings for an experienced commercial service technician willing to relocate to northern Los Angeles and work in the greater LA area. Our customers are media production facilities and office...
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    It's always a challenge when you have different...

    It's always a challenge when you have different tenants sharing the same AC unit. We've had good luck with this control strategy in Hollywood where you'll have a hot edit bay in one room and a cold...
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    Repace each zone controller with a lonmark vav...

    Repace each zone controller with a lonmark vav device with integral actuator and user adjustable setpoint/space temp sensor
    Install a programmable controller in each ac unit
    Install an ft-10...
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    LON TRAINING Q4 IN SO CAL

    Learn how to deploy multi-vendor LonWorks control networks from a seasoned veteran (old hvac guy) in beautiful Southern California.

    October 15-16 Internet Connectivity (Echelon Smart Server...
  8. Thread: Open protocols

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    That should be a new thread, 'What is the...

    That should be a new thread,
    'What is the definition of a control network?'
  9. Thread: Open protocols

    by lonboy
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    3000 mstp nodes on one network? All...

    3000 mstp nodes on one network?
    All communicating peer to peer?
    One network database?
    One network tool?
  10. Thread: Open protocols

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    Our largest lns database has 300+ devices, 2...

    Our largest lns database has 300+ devices, 2 smartservers, and 2 linx 100's
    Been growing since 2006 and not done yet
    Now using open lns commissioning tool - no credits!
    Works well
    Lb
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    My ex was direct acting with a narrow...

    My ex was direct acting with a narrow proportional band
  12. Thread: Open protocols

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    Lon credits are a thing of the past when using...

    Lon credits are a thing of the past when using the new Echelon Open LNS Commissioning tool. Plus you can purchase the tool minus Visio if you already have it. Another nice feature of the...
  13. PM me, I have one that I'll likely never use lb

    PM me, I have one that I'll likely never use
    lb
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    SmartServer Training next month in Cali

    Want to learn how to configure, create, and manage an Internet of Things?

    Enerlon is hosting a 2-Day LonWorks Internet Connectivity training class next month July 9-10 (Thurs/Friday) in Santa...
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    I've kinda moved my response into a new thread -...

    I've kinda moved my response into a new thread - sorry for the kidnapping. Maybe we could use this thread to explore where the most career opportunities exist in the building controls field.

    First...
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    How did I get into controls

    I thought this might be a more interesting thread....

    1, took apart everything to see how it worked at a very young age - especially tv sets. Never figured out how they worked.
    2. got a dirt...
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    LON TRAINING MARCH IN SO CAL

    If you want to learn how to deliver truly open/multi-vendor control networks (without any dealer commitments) then come to Southern California next month. Includes plenty of hands-on exercises, real...
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    LonWorks training in October

    Enerlon is an Echelon Authorized Training Partner delivering LonWorks Integration training in Southern California.
    Current course offerings include LonWorks Network Design, LNS Network Tools, and...
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    KP, didn't you know that LonTalk is an approved...

    KP, didn't you know that LonTalk is an approved Bacnet transport? The new Echelon chip will let you send your beloved Backnet over FT-10.

    Believe me, I don't need to justify my protocol of...
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    Heres the real question Mstp or ft10? Lb

    Heres the real question
    Mstp or ft10?

    Lb
  21. Thread: VVT Questions

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    install a barometric damper and dump the excess...

    install a barometric damper and dump the excess air into a hallway or warehouse.
    use average zone terminal load to enable heat or cool
    use a pid to cycle heat or cool to maintain a terminal load...
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    i guess I'm one of those derelicts. Haven't...

    i guess I'm one of those derelicts. Haven't posted here in a while as i've been busy overcomplicating buildings.

    I don't know much about Backnet and don't care to learn. I do know a little about...
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    In your LNS machine the resource files are in the...

    In your LNS machine the resource files are in the C:/Lonworks/Types folder
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    From page 132 of the SmartServer user guide.... ...

    From page 132 of the SmartServer user guide....

    If the devices on you network have user-defined network variable types (UNVTs) or user-defined
    configuration property types (UCPTs), copy the...
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    I really dislike those distech numeric variables....

    I really dislike those distech numeric variables. They are non-standard type and a real pita to deal with.
    Make sure you've loaded the Distech resource files into the smart server. Then you should...
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    if you have an iLON - create a translator...

    if you have an iLON - create a translator function block and rule to convert a nvoUnitStatus_cooloutput network variable type to an output network variable type of SNVT_HVAC_STATUS.
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    LON TRAIN RUNNING FEBRUARY IN SO CAL

    Are you ready to learn how to deploy the standard for interoperable multi-vendor building controls?

    Discover how to create and manage multi-vendor control networks by attending a ´hands-on´...
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    plus my vfd with a lon card and an lon internet...

    plus my vfd with a lon card and an lon internet server!
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    just give me a standard thermostat interface, a...

    just give me a standard thermostat interface, a lon programmable, and a couple dewpoint transmitters
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    what do control techs eat?

    how lucky we are as field techs to experience such a wide variety of culinary art in our travels.

    today it was a canadian bacon breakfast at country folks in sepulveda , a double chili...
  31. Thread: Lon Bind

    by lonboy
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    if you're using lonmaker you can create visio...

    if you're using lonmaker you can create visio custom properties for connection shapes and define fields for things like source, destination, pkts per second, message type, pkts per transaction, etc. ...
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    wasn't life so much simpler back in the LON days?...

    wasn't life so much simpler back in the LON days?
    lb
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    forget osa/ra enthalpy comparison for economizer...

    forget osa/ra enthalpy comparison for economizer control

    small difference in rh/temp accuracy equals large energy/capacity loss

    better to use dewpoint transmitter from rotronics or airtest
    ...
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    building automation - system integration with...

    building automation - system integration with open protocols

    http://www.enerlon.com/?page_id=979
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    Yes, they are alive and well now under a new name...

    Yes, they are alive and well now under a new name - Efficient Building Automation Company EBAC - www.circon.com
    Excellent products, support, and pricing.
    Fraser Newton is the sales guy and Mikey is...
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    LON Training Running

    Are you ready to learn how to deploy the dark side of building controls?

    Discover how to create and manage multi-vendor control networks by attending a ´hands-on´ LonWorks technology training...
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    i hear that. my escapes also involve a 450 KTM -...

    i hear that. my escapes also involve a 450 KTM - but mine has no front brake and only turns left!

    seems like there are a lot of ac mechs who ride the 2 wheeled off road death machines! might make...
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    now that's funny - don't care who you are! ...

    now that's funny - don't care who you are!

    Wish I could take a vacation. Never taken more than a long weekend in my 58 years. And even then had to put out some fires from the river campground over...
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    I can't tell ya how many times I've had to...

    I can't tell ya how many times I've had to connect and overide some setpoint in between the heat race and the main. I look forward to the day when all I need to carry is my iPhone.
    cheers,
    lb
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    I discovered the dates I booked the Motel6 were...

    I discovered the dates I booked the Motel6 were wrong and found there are no available hotel rooms in Dallas - I found website where I booked a guest room at a local home owned by Paige for half the...
  41. Thread: First Bacnet

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    Oh and let's not forget ft10 speed and...

    Oh and let's not forget ft10 speed and through-put also vastly superior to ms/tp
  42. Thread: First Bacnet

    by lonboy
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    Ya, i limit my control networks to fewer issues....

    Ya, i limit my control networks to fewer issues.
    Plus free topology, noise immunity, and way longer segment lengths
    You wanna have a wager?
    Ft10 vs ms/tp?

    You must love Backnet time and...
  43. Thread: First Bacnet

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    Sorry to hijack your thread but I couldn't...

    Sorry to hijack your thread but I couldn't resist...

    Ft-10 is polarity insensitive = electrician friendly! Us Lonboys don't have these issues.

    No way would I ever consider an archaic...
  44. Thread: AHR Roll Call

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    Nodes, Shall the control junkies congregate in...

    Nodes,
    Shall the control junkies congregate in Chicago?
    I propose a beer to beer architecture to examine open protocols.
    Cheers
    Lb
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    Why don't you call your local ALC vendor for...

    Why don't you call your local ALC vendor for support?
    lb
  46. Thread: MSTP vs FT10

    by lonboy
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    LNS supports client/server architectures for...

    LNS supports client/server architectures for network tools. You can have a single machine (in the cloud. office, or at the jobsite) that hosts the LNS database and allows multiple LNS tools to access...
  47. Thread: MSTP vs FT10

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    How do the Bacnet control devices typically...

    How do the Bacnet control devices typically behave during this 'Reboot' event?
    Do they suspend their application?

    How would you create a failsafe connection where if an upstream device say a...
  48. Thread: MSTP vs FT10

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    OK, so let me get this straight. If I have the...

    OK, so let me get this straight. If I have the token, I can only access the media and transmit my message packet during my own unique deterministic time slot. Kinda like having my own car pool lane...
  49. Said well Crabster. I'm sure the Phreak meant no...

    Said well Crabster. I'm sure the Phreak meant no ill. Probably a BADnet day! Hey, I've had a few of those myself - the LON train can occasionally be derailed too!
    Cheers,
    lb
  50. Thread: MSTP vs FT10

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    So at 38.4kb/sec about 20 or so polling...

    So at 38.4kb/sec about 20 or so polling transactions a second
    At 78kb/sec about 40?
    Compared to around 160 or so event driven updates with FT10

    I make a point of throughput because this is what...
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