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  1. Thread: Howdy Fellers

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    Hey D, good to hear you're still kickin. As...

    Hey D, good to hear you're still kickin.

    As for me, just trying to limp along to the finish line.
    Just got layed off from a place last monday, was only there a month and a half, thru the major...
  2. MES is a classification in addition to journeyman...

    MES is a classification in addition to journeyman and apprentice started some years ago with a lower pay scale, in between an apprentice and journeyman.

    I'm certainly not an expert on the way the...
  3. That's what my card says on it also, I've been a...

    That's what my card says on it also, I've been a service tech for 35 yrs., the last 23 yrs. in the union.
    Have had several layoffs over the last 8 yrs or so. A lot of shops have gone downhill here...
  4. Thread: DX9100 address

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    I'll do that, thanks.

    I'll do that, thanks.
  5. Thread: DX9100 address

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    Oh, thanks, I didn't know that you could do that....

    Oh, thanks, I didn't know that you could do that.
    Just with hvac pro, or could it also be done with gx9100?
  6. Thread: DX9100 address

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    DX9100 address

    I have a stand alone DX9100 on a job, version 2, that I would like to upload the configuration program from, but I'd rather not shut down the system it's controlling to take the controller off it's...
  7. Twisting refr. line connections before brazing

    Working with some fitters. When installing refr. lines, especially on small diameter ones, after installing a fitting, say an elbow on the end of a line, they like to take their channelocks and pinch...
  8. Thread: Insomnia

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    Sometimes if I'm really having trouble getting to...

    Sometimes if I'm really having trouble getting to sleep, I'll take an ambien cr (prescription). It puts you to sleep within half an hour.
    Not as good as real sleep, you feel a little hung over the...
  9. Pages 76 and 77.

    Pages 76 and 77.
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    "At an electronics story in the city, workers...

    "At an electronics story in the city, workers gave away batteries, flashlights and cell phone chargers. Several dozen people waited patiently outside."

    No riots, looting?
    That's just simply...
  11. Thread: Sad days

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    Another Walmart is going up down the road from...

    Another Walmart is going up down the road from me. They are going up as fast as they can build them.
    70% of their products are from chinese suppliers.

    Years ago, they thought opening up trade...
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    All I have is this on a RWF61.10, maybe close...

    All I have is this on a RWF61.10, maybe close enough:
  13. Thread: The flu bug!

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    I had it for more than a week. I haven't worked...

    I had it for more than a week.
    I haven't worked for a while now, but I did have to go to a job interview early friday morning when it was peaking.
    Felt horrible, but how could you call in sick for...
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    I'll second that - Aero Kroil is the best.

    I'll second that - Aero Kroil is the best.
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    I like those photos on the "People of Walmart"...

    I like those photos on the "People of Walmart" website.
    Sure are some strange characters that hang out there.
    As for me, I can't remember the last time I was ever in one.
    I think it was once years...
  16. The media like to compare this spill with the...

    The media like to compare this spill with the Exxon Valdez, where it took decades for the environment to recover, actually it still has probably not fully recovered.

    But the one silver lining in...
  17. What I don't understand, is that soon after the...

    What I don't understand, is that soon after the blowout, they first tried to manually shut the BOP, which if they succeeded would have subjected the stack and casing to full pressure then and they...
  18. I've been following discussions on an oil...

    I've been following discussions on an oil drilling industry forum, interesting stuff from people that know what they are talking about: ...
  19. Thread: Ferris State

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    I'll second that. I graduated from Ferris over 30...

    I'll second that. I graduated from Ferris over 30 years ago.

    The degree definitely made it easier to get my foot in the door in the business back then, and even now I think it still looks good on...
  20. Thread: test

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    test 5 ...

    test 5

    http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/6553/pc230002small.jpg

    test 5
  21. Thread: test

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    test 4 http://yfrog.com/5mpc230002smallj ...

    test 4

    http://yfrog.com/5mpc230002smallj

    test 4
  22. Thread: test

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    test 3 79822 test 3

    test 3

    79822

    test 3
  23. Thread: test

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    test 2

    test 2
  24. Thread: test

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    test

    test
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    DX9100 Commisioning / overrides

    Trying to learn, among other things, about the DX9100, so when I'm on a job where they use these controllers, sometimes I'll upload the configuration to analyze later, and also go into commissioning...
  26. Thread: Drier install

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    Yeah, it should be against the law to put stuff...

    Yeah, it should be against the law to put stuff like that in a ceiling.
    I had a bunch of em like this at a bldg.
    I had to replace the blower mtr. in this one. Couldn't get to the blower access...
  27. If the unit's 25 years old, even if you manage to...

    If the unit's 25 years old, even if you manage to repair all of the leaks, which is doubtful, chances are that more will develop soon anyway.
    If the customer is too cheap to replace it, then I...
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    "He is trying to talk me into it." Typical "get...

    "He is trying to talk me into it."
    Typical "get er done" attitude.
    He had to know it wasn't right, but just trying to call it done and skate out of there. Pathetic.

    Maybe he had a boss like my...
  29. Thread: The old man

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    I hear ya. My dad had Alzheimers, and we had to...

    I hear ya. My dad had Alzheimers, and we had to put him in a facility when my mother in Florida couldn't properly take care of him. He was getting pretty bad, when he died of a heart attack, about 7...
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    This one didn't go too good : ...

    This one didn't go too good :

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ug1rCyeNujU&feature=related
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    I get the steroid shots in my back every once in...

    I get the steroid shots in my back every once in a while, the last one was 3 months ago. Trying to avoid going under the knife for as long as possible.
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    Not just proving that the compressor's running,...

    Not just proving that the compressor's running, proving that is is actually cooling, more of a refrigeration failure. Could be low on refrigerant, not enough to trip out on low pressure, dirty...
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    Bear with me, I am trying to get comfortable with...

    Bear with me, I am trying to get comfortable with DX configurations, and I am easily confused.

    Referring to the DAT program.

    I was looking into using something similar to this concept in a...
  34. Thread: Jci N30

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    Hey Dow, howdy former neighbor! I've been...

    Hey Dow, howdy former neighbor!

    I've been playing around with some JCI controllers at a job I've been spending a lot of time at, in my spare time, just to try to learn as much as I can about them,...
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    I'm afraid it didn't work. When installing, I...

    I'm afraid it didn't work.

    When installing, I get an error message that patch will install only
    on top of 8.08, and the installation aborts.

    No big deal, I'll check into getting the upgrade...
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    Oh, O.K. Cool. Thanks a lot!

    Oh, O.K.

    Cool. Thanks a lot!
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    Did you send the patch? Thanks. I'll still...

    Did you send the patch? Thanks.

    I'll still need to get the upgrade from 8.07 to 8.08, will work on that next week.

    I don't think it has anything to do with XP.

    It just seems strange that...
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    Yeah, that's what I was thinking. 8.07 to 8.08...

    Yeah, that's what I was thinking. 8.07 to 8.08 might be an upgrade, not just an update.

    I'll check with the distributor if they can get it for me, I'll pay if I have to.

    When I bought the...
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    O.K., then all I need is the 8.08B patch, it will...

    O.K., then all I need is the 8.08B patch, it will install over my 8.07 version?

    I will check with the distributor I originally purchased M-tool from.

    Thanks.
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    An old hospital I've been working in lately has...

    An old hospital I've been working in lately has these induction boxes on the perimeter walls. First time I've ever seen them, not sure how well they control room temp and humidity.

    Not sure what...
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    I purchased M-tool about 2 years ago from a third...

    I purchased M-tool about 2 years ago from a third party distributor.
    I recently purchased the CVTPRO300 to access the zone bus and am having the same problem with the serial port that the patch...
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    Yeah, mostly just an observer, don't post much. ...

    Yeah, mostly just an observer, don't post much.

    It will be 2 years in May with the new job, going o.k. I guess, payin the bills.

    Rochester, haven't been out that way in a while.

    I think I...
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    I hear ya Ed. I've gained about 12 lbs. since...

    I hear ya Ed.
    I've gained about 12 lbs. since last summer.
    A couple more 12 ouncers won't hurt I guess.
    Name the bar and I'll be there. :D
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    Thanks, that helps a lot. Now I know what those...

    Thanks, that helps a lot.
    Now I know what those different indications mean.
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    That is awesome, didn't think I would find any...

    That is awesome, didn't think I would find any info on these. Thanks.

    Checked the mixing valves that they are controlling today (pneumatic, thru transducers), and found they were physically stuck...
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    Landis & Gyr PolyGyr controllers

    Ran into a couple old Landis & Gyr digital temp controllers on a job today, and was wondering if anyone might have or know where I can find any info on these. Can't find anything on Siemens web site....
  47. Thread: elbow update

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    Hey Dow. I'm sold on the steroid shots,...

    Hey Dow.

    I'm sold on the steroid shots, they're great for reducing inflammation.

    I have what they call bulging disks in my back, pain all the way down my left leg. I recently had two injections...
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    So the only thing that would change it to...

    So the only thing that would change it to unoccupied would be an override from the supervisor, and then nothing would change it back to occupied until the override was released?

    And the current...
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    VMA Controller configuration

    I've got some series fan powered VAV boxes at a job that used to be controlled by an old C.S.I. system, and have had new johnson controls installed by another company.

    They have VMA controllers,...
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    Yeah, we played a round in Canton once, no...

    Yeah, we played a round in Canton once, no property damage or injuries. :)
    Let me know when you guys are playing next time.

    Hey Dow,
    One of my comrades that lives up your way told me...
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