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    As others have mentioned being a true sub and...

    As others have mentioned being a true sub and doing it correctly requires a good bit on your part. Your liability, WC, STD/LTD, health ins, vacation, sick time, taxes state local federal, business...
  2. Any Summit Upgrades Required With an Adaptiview Retrofit?

    Hello,
    Having a Trane Centrifugal retrofitted due to the boards being discontinued. Does anyone know if the Summit system will have any gotchas? Its Comm 4 UCP2 going back with Adaptiview Comm 4....
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    Lol I just get tired of getting threatening...

    Lol I just get tired of getting threatening emails from some group about what I have said. It's happened three separate times and one time actually tracked me down where I work through a scan of...
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    Fwiw I had nothing but trouble with a comm 4...

    Fwiw I had nothing but trouble with a comm 4 driver. I am not mentioning any vendor names, control platforms or company names so please do not have your attorneys contact me as they usually do when...
  5. Voltage is normal high and even if it were out of...

    Voltage is normal high and even if it were out of oil at start up it should last longer than 2 minutes. Only thing I can think of that will eat a scroll that fast is a vacuum. Even reverse rotation...
  6. I would look at the receiver head pressure...

    I would look at the receiver head pressure control valve. If it were hanging up I think you would see issues like this.
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    Still use a pager for on call. Easiest way to...

    Still use a pager for on call. Easiest way to route for us during rotation plus it picks up in deep dark chiller plants. When a surgery center has someone open on the slab or data center heating up...
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    Have a friend that works there. Union, they treat...

    Have a friend that works there. Union, they treat him good, likes the pay. They charge so much per hour more than other companies so it's mostly start ups and warranty. They LoJack the trucks so they...
  9. Thread: What to do...

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    Sorry to hear that. I know a lot of friends who...

    Sorry to hear that. I know a lot of friends who have that issue too. Some so bad they had to have knee replacement surgery. Most are in controls though. I think it's the up and down ladders a zillion...
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    Does that surprise anyone that the police are...

    Does that surprise anyone that the police are worthless when it comes to this, even when you do their job and track down your tools?

    As mentioned the company should make it right for you. Tell...
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    http://m.goodway.com/products/industrial-vacuums/r...

    http://m.goodway.com/products/industrial-vacuums/results
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    That's offensive. :angel:

    That's offensive. :angel:
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    I learn something new everyday. In the chiller...

    I learn something new everyday. In the chiller application I guess I can see that, but on the RTU it really sticks out as a band-aid to me. This is to prevent the "surge" issues at start up? I guess...
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    I tried to look that up and couldn't find more...

    I tried to look that up and couldn't find more than what you read about it energizing the "txv assist circuit" I know it is only on their Environ Coils (micro channel). Looking at the part diagram...
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    Goodway Tower Vacuum

    Anyone use the Goodway Tower Vacuum? Any good or bad reviews? Just looking to do some online tower cleaning and checking my options. Thanks!
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    Ehhh.. I do not think you will be happy at an...

    Ehhh.. I do not think you will be happy at an OEM. The glory days for working at most are gone and they have dropped to hiring anyone and everyone. Training is usually not handed out anymore except...
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    When I worked there the suck increased to a level...

    When I worked there the suck increased to a level that most of us left. Working for the owner was a cool personal experience but when it rolled over to corporate it couldn't have been a worse...
  18. Second this. The 410 WSHP being installed I have...

    Second this. The 410 WSHP being installed I have seen for the past few years are using a decoupled loop design to keep water temps and refer pressure stable. The old 22 way was to have one NO/NC...
  19. I would lien all buildings you worked in. Let the...

    I would lien all buildings you worked in. Let the building owners sort it out with their contractor.
  20. Thread: Trane TR-200

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    I would still call Danfoss tech support. They...

    I would still call Danfoss tech support. They are extremely knowledgeable and have given me RMA numbers on TR drives to bypass the local morons on the parts counter. They shipped a new drive to me...
  21. Thread: Trane TR-200

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    I think the drive is running correctly. I think...

    I think the drive is running correctly. I think you are just getting a informational warning that the drive is at current limit. I think they still enable that from the factory and IIRC its based off...
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    I would acid test what you have and confirm the...

    I would acid test what you have and confirm the severity of the burn. As mentioned replaceable core driers and test every couple days till acid is under control.

    As far as the cause I know the...
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    ELECTRIC HEAT For an electric furnace the...

    ELECTRIC HEAT
    For an electric furnace the airflow measurement procedure is the same. Allow the appliance to operate until the temperature rise stabilizes. Measure the temperature rise again out of...
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    I use a radar/laser detector. Works pretty well...

    I use a radar/laser detector. Works pretty well during a lot of interstate work. So many speed traps in these nasty little towns. If you are by yourself on the highway you're dead meat but if you're...
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    I think that range is definitely obtainable with...

    I think that range is definitely obtainable with that level. Indeed, Monster and of course the job section on this site will get you some good leads. Just watch some of the lower residential style...
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    Plenty of work. Never heard anyone say they...

    Plenty of work. Never heard anyone say they couldn't find a job. Several decent companies on the hiring sites. You will get a better response of course when it gets warm. As far as pay its hard to...
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    That average pay thing always bothers me. We all...

    That average pay thing always bothers me. We all know this field has many different levels. It's true a lot of work in the south just blows and we are infested with immigrant labor. You can't let...
  28. I do not know if this is how dangerous our field...

    I do not know if this is how dangerous our field is or how woefully under educated many service men are. This seems to me like someone didn't follow protocols. If they worked for the gas company they...
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    I do not believe living in the South has anything...

    I do not believe living in the South has anything to do with pay levels. Union scale is what it is and if you know that you have to apply that to any job. You submit your resume and ask for scale...
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    Yeah I'm going to put a smaller primary fuse in...

    Yeah I'm going to put a smaller primary fuse in it. It's fused in the unit but it's like a 10 I think. I am also going to put an extra one in the secondary. It still cooks my noodle how a secondary...
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    2007 Intellipak Burning 1T4 XFMR

    Hello, I have a weird problem with a Trane Intellipak burning the primary of a 1T4 transformer. The building has like 5 RTU on it and every few months we will get a call that the display is blank on...
  32. Pretty cool to see someone as sharp on pneumatics...

    Pretty cool to see someone as sharp on pneumatics as DDC. That's s a rarity these days.
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    http://hvac-talk.com/vbb/showthread.php?1689001-pa...

    http://hvac-talk.com/vbb/showthread.php?1689001-pay-scale
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    I hate to say it but I think you are screwed for...

    I hate to say it but I think you are screwed for working with any outfit worth a flip. Even residential now is pulling back ground checks as they do not want to be on the receiving end of a law suit...
  35. How about one of the many available network...

    How about one of the many available network thermostats on the market. I like these for simplicity:
    https://www.ecobee.com/
  36. Thread: pay scale

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    My son's in college works part time as a cashier...

    My son's in college works part time as a cashier at a local warehouse and makes 11 so if you're doing any kind of skilled labor I am going with underpaid. Unless its got a sweet 401k, company health...
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    Nothing ever so vague as "winning" at a golf...

    Nothing ever so vague as "winning" at a golf challenge. They flat out expect it and when word gets out you play ball they come out of the wood work. I am not going into specifics but if you watch...
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    That still seems sketchy to me... Do they still...

    That still seems sketchy to me... Do they still put those little thermistors to de-rate the drive in high temperatures? I know an Rtu baking in the sun on a long weekend can heat up pretty good....
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    I think about any state is going to have...

    I think about any state is going to have opportunities. You a refer, installer, residential, commercial, controls? Helps if you post what you're looking for. If it's entry level go to craigslist and...
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    I always ordered all the parts when rebuilding ...

    I always ordered all the parts when rebuilding an old pump like the shaft, bearings etc as you never know what's going to break on something that old during repair. Usually the parts price won't...
  41. No problem Bud. I appreciate the help and the...

    No problem Bud. I appreciate the help and the answer to the question. Hope you and yours have a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!
  42. Thanks for the suggestion. I have been told about...

    Thanks for the suggestion. I have been told about the same thing from a couple different sources. I did not try it on a level 10. I did try on 16 when I was on site and had it all connected. When I...
  43. Sorry forgot the details. Driver Version...

    Sorry forgot the details. Driver Version 3.7.106.4.3 Niagara ax 3.8. :)
  44. Question For The Niagara AX Comm 4 Driver Gurus Please

    Hello, I tried to add, well I did add a bunch of comm 4 VAV/PIU units as a test run. When I pulled them in (previously programmed) they all synced up looked good. Then about 20 minutes in all the...
  45. Don't know about the Honeywell product as I don't...

    Don't know about the Honeywell product as I don't use them. All that is from a Honeywell guide so it's going to have some plugs in it. I just cntrl-v it in as he didn't have a tl;dr but it looked...
  46. I am just a dumb country boy and I am getting to...

    I am just a dumb country boy and I am getting to realize how stupid I am by the day. That being said, this is an excerpt from a guide I turn to a lot from a very smart gentleman named Guy Zebrick. Is...
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    Ugh, I thought that was going to be it. Thanks...

    Ugh, I thought that was going to be it. Thanks for the reply scrooloose.
  48. http://resources.lynxspring.com/index.php/jenesys-...

    http://resources.lynxspring.com/index.php/jenesys-thermostats/rooftop-heat-pump-controllers?task=document.viewdoc&id=199

    Something like that work?
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    MP581 Into Niagara AX Question

    I am trying to add an MP581 into my database. I created all my LON points in Rover and was looking good. I ran into an error when I tried to flash the image. I always install images right or wrong...
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    Since I am not having too much luck with export...

    Since I am not having too much luck with export tagging doing what I want it to do I am thinking about going a different route. I am thinking about having a dual log in setup for the building. I did...
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