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  1. Harrison Ford's character in the "Mosquito Coast"...

    Harrison Ford's character in the "Mosquito Coast" brought down an entire society by giving them ice, using absorption refrigeration, another breech of the oath?
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    I hope this makes sense... If you have a logic...

    I hope this makes sense...

    If you have a logic sequence somewhere that also controls this device but someone has changed the attribute controlled from Present Value to Enabled, the point status...
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    R134a Contamination

    Is this real or is this a way to sell their tester?
    http://www.vehicleservicepros.com/press_release/10566165/dangerous-r-134a-contamination-found-worldwide
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    I have this happen every-now-&-then on my JCI...

    I have this happen every-now-&-then on my JCI Metasys 4.0. I can right click on the graphic header or on the folder for the box in "All Items" and select "Reset Field Device". The device goes offline...
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    On tanks with replaceable bladders, if the system...

    On tanks with replaceable bladders, if the system exceeds the precharge pressure, the bladder can be forced against the tank wall. If the wall has any sharp rusty spots this can cause a premature...
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    Yeah, the first thing that is brought up is the...

    Yeah, the first thing that is brought up is the negative effect on the kids. If the parents are using how much welfare money is benefiting the kids? The best meals they are getting are probably...
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    ...and what about Social Security? Part of the...

    ...and what about Social Security? Part of the plan is to give tax credits to small business... but the credit is to not pay the employer share of Social Security for new employees. Is it just cause...
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    I want the old relief valve :grin2: Thanks for...

    I want the old relief valve :grin2:
    Thanks for posting
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    As you increase the air flow across the surface...

    As you increase the air flow across the surface to be painted, it becomes more laminar (I think that's the term) and prevents the paint from getting to the surface. This also isolates the surface...
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    I work in a factory the original install was all...

    I work in a factory the original install was all Sch80. The problem came when we shut the system off at nights and on weekends. Our 12" dia 600' long lines would grow more than a foot for every 10deg...
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    It won't run in 64bit.

    It won't run in 64bit.
  12. I like EC&M...

    I like EC&M, Electrical Construction & Maintenance, not HVAC but our problems are often electrical, and it doesn't hurt to know a little more about the electrical code.
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    Don't forget you have to set this up with the...

    Don't forget you have to set this up with the correct "priority" :rules: as compared to other controls and overrides, + it would be real easy to screw this up. :oops:

    Froz'ninWpg, wouldn't you be...
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    Haven't been thru there in a while, had some...

    Haven't been thru there in a while, had some antique shops in the older part of town. My kids stopped by the Harley dealer a few years back, said it was nice.

    The area south-east is nice, though...
  15. Thread: VAV vs VVT

    by NewportNic
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    sysint, you are correct, with a bypass system how...

    sysint, you are correct, with a bypass system how do you know how much air is being pulled from outside? When in high bypass mode even opening the dampers wide it is hard to get flow.

    The VVT...
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    In the early 70's I watched an old plummer run a...

    In the early 70's I watched an old plummer run a 3/4 water line and made the bends by filling the pipe with sand. Took a long time but he made it look real pretty.
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    My system (process cooling only) looks at; KW,...

    My system (process cooling only) looks at;
    KW,
    Supply Temp,
    System Tonnage Load vs Available Tonnage,
    Time since last Chiller Start.
    Two of these criteria must be met for a given time before...
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    Can't lay my mouse on the url right now but I did...

    Can't lay my mouse on the url right now but I did some research a few years back and found a study that said that more motors failed from over greasing than from lack of grease.

    Remember grease is...
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    Thanks spotts Great Jazzy Set from Montreux. ...

    Thanks spotts

    Great Jazzy Set from Montreux.

    Klaus
    Walbridge FM
    "Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today." James Dean (born Ferruary 8th 1931)
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    I want an ASIMO to carry stuff up the stairs to...

    I want an ASIMO to carry stuff up the stairs to the roof.

    Klaus
    Walbridge FM
    "So you think that money is the root of all evil. Have you ever asked what is the root of all money?" Ayn Rand (born...
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    My guess would be that you have to remove all the...

    My guess would be that you have to remove all the water and lithium-bromide, pressurize with nitrogen; then charge in water and degreaser, run your solution pumps so that it is sprayed over the...
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    I doesn't take long if a flock of them decide to...

    I doesn't take long if a flock of them decide to take up residency.

    We had a huge problem with pigeons in Downtown Detroit, got better after the DNR brought in some Peregrine Falcons.

    Klaus...
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    Are the Heating Element and the sensor feed from...

    Are the Heating Element and the sensor feed from the same power source?

    Could be a voltage drop when the heater is on.

    ...or maybe I've just worked in too many buildings that are comming up on...
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    As indicated in the first post heat load in the...

    As indicated in the first post heat load in the room doesn't mean that the heat load is getting to the unit. The Data Rooms I have worked in are notorius for poor air flow. Raised floor with openings...
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    Working in prisons is a pain. They didn't let me...

    Working in prisons is a pain. They didn't let me bring in my service tool bag, only individual tools, and if I needed to get into a closet it would take an hour for them to dispatch a guard to unlock...
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    My wife's cousin in Central Pennsylvania uses an...

    My wife's cousin in Central Pennsylvania uses an 1950's American Standard coal fired boiler, with indirect hot water. I'm sure he's not the only one doing that in coal country.

    Klaus
    Walbridge FM...
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    Why wouldn't you shorten a residential door, say...

    Why wouldn't you shorten a residential door, say after carpeting has been put in a house that has hardwood floors. If the door seals down to the carpet it is hard to open and the air can't get back...
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    Because of fire breaks. Unless you know that a...

    Because of fire breaks. Unless you know that a wall is not a firewall it should be treated as one. Altering the door invalidates its UL Fire rating which should match the rating of the wall.

    An...
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    Usually the gap under the door is enough, if not...

    Usually the gap under the door is enough, if not maybe the door needs to be shortened. I have done this many times using a hand held power plane.

    This should almost never be done in a commercial...
  30. Thread: Security

    by NewportNic
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    Just run into it with your stolen car. Klaus...

    Just run into it with your stolen car.

    Klaus
    Walbridge FM
    "I'm one of those regular weird people." Janis Joplin born January 19, 1943
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    Then there was the attractive divorce' down the...

    Then there was the attractive divorce' down the street. No heat and a kid in the house. So I replaced the blower control, de-limed the humidifier, replaced the air filter, replaced the float switch...
  32. I'm not sure if the Brand is Little Giant, but I...

    I'm not sure if the Brand is Little Giant, but I did look at the ladder that attaches to a track on the inside roof of your van. The big downside I saw was the vehicle has to be away from, oh say...
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    They should be on the workstation. Use Windows...

    They should be on the workstation.

    Use Windows explorer and look for .svg or .svgx files.

    JCI gave me both the VISO versions, these are easily edited, as well as the Scaleable Vector Graphics,...
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    Most residential blowers will stall from having a...

    Most residential blowers will stall from having a MERV13 in front of them with a coating of dust. So you'll find you have to change it quite often, even adding a pre-filter sometimes causes the same...
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    This thread seems to have stalled... I have a...

    This thread seems to have stalled...

    I have a similar setup, though mine is process cooling, but the operation is the same. The machines have 2 way valves and the end of the loops have by-pass...
  36. Thread: Z-Wave

    by NewportNic
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    I like my system, especially for Christmas. I can...

    I like my system, especially for Christmas. I can have lights in the bedroom windows, outside on the fence, on my Barn etc. and all controlled from one place.

    I have a mix of hardwired outlets and...
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    What software are you hoping to use? Visio?...

    What software are you hoping to use? Visio? Microsoft Word?

    Klaus
    Walbridge FM
    "To live a creative life, we must loose our fear of being wrong" Joseph Chilton Pearce, author
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    Thanks!

    Downloaded the collections earlier, these will defiantly help as I update the graphics on our Metasys system.

    Klaus
    Walbridge FM
    "To live a creative life, we must loose our fear of being wrong"...
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    My Second Time Around

    I started in the HVACR Industry in about 1969, working with my Dad (an electrician) on some installs and trouble shooting for a local HVAC Contractor.
    My career really moved forward when I went to...
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