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    Think if it this way. When we perform system...

    Think if it this way.

    When we perform system start-up, verification, or whatever someone establishes a static pressure setpoint. This is the static pressure required to provide necessary air flow...
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    I would need to verify, but you can activate a...

    I would need to verify, but you can activate a profile in the MP581 or use it as a generic controller. You may want to connect directly to the controller and see if it using a SCC profile. Its been...
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    Maybe best for Logmein123 and internet access to...

    Maybe best for Logmein123 and internet access to the local workstation. If you went remote with laptop, then you need another copy of Summit. Plus, there would be a database in the BCU, on the...
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    They can easily be setup via site configuration...

    They can easily be setup via site configuration and event classes. You can define most alarms by going to the edit pages of equipment and inputs to tell what to do.

    Keep in mind that some alarms...
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    Based on PD = (gpm/Cv) squared A good rule of...

    Based on PD = (gpm/Cv) squared

    A good rule of thumb for control valves is pick your Cv at 50% of GPM, this will give your a DP of 4 which usually provides good control. Also, stay within 2 pipe...
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    Nope, logic is in the old MP581. Pretty rare from...

    Nope, logic is in the old MP581. Pretty rare from what I've seen for the LON card to crash, but happens. The programming is pretty straight forward. Is there a similiar unit there you can steal the...
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    You have mail.

    You have mail.
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    Not sure what exactly the issue is, but as far as...

    Not sure what exactly the issue is, but as far as Tampa versus Orlando - the hourly pay in Orlando is less - mid 20's with different bennies. Tampa is more with different bennies. No idea about Miami...
  9. Thread: BCU and BACnet

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    You need to change the BCU to IP. The workstation...

    You need to change the BCU to IP. The workstation has a program called IP Validation under the Tracer Summit program to do it. Its not bad, but you will need a serial cable form the PC to the...
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    BACnet OVerrride System

    I posted this before, but looks like it was in the jobs forum. I'm being told that Tenant Services is not available and I have a customer that wants it.

    Anyone have a similiar system that they...
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    What type of equipment are you trying to...

    What type of equipment are you trying to start-up? Are they BOP controlled or more VAVs through area and VAS?
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    Our control techs work all went through the UA...

    Our control techs work all went through the UA apprenticeship and all worked as service techs/ projects guys. They now install/program controls and still have to play service tech/ project guys. To...
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    Our service techs, fitters/welders, installers,...

    Our service techs, fitters/welders, installers, and even our control techs were all in the UA way before Emcor. Sheetmetal and insulators are not. I've been with the company for 18 years next month...
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    We were bought by Emcor a few years agao. They've...

    We were bought by Emcor a few years agao. They've been great and I haven't heard others that have been acquired having alot of changes. They stay away as long as the money is rolling in. Its been a...
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    Its good as long as your boss doesn't visit this...

    Its good as long as your boss doesn't visit this site.
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    Not sure, I went through a local vo-tech, which...

    Not sure, I went through a local vo-tech, which concentrated much more on fundamentals - the only job assistance was with a terrible company that built low income apartments, then through the UA...
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    I'm not familiar with those instructors, but if...

    I'm not familiar with those instructors, but if you look at the bottom of the web page it lists the apprenticeship coordinator, phone number, and email. I know Mr. Gregory pretty well. Great guy, but...
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    You could either check out Mid-Florida tech...

    You could either check out Mid-Florida tech and/or UA Local 803. I went to Mid-Florida years ago and then went through the apprenticeship program at the UA. Not sure how Mid-Florida is now, but back...
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    We just tell our guys, if you fall, your fired...

    We just tell our guys, if you fall, your fired before you hit the ground.

    Just kidding - a few years ago we were bought by a very large company. At first their safety requirements seemed...
  20. No arguement here. I have no idea about the work...

    No arguement here. I have no idea about the work in other areas as I mentioned. In this area, work is very slowly getting better. As a company we are half the size we were a few years ago.


    I...
  21. Just speaking from my experience, here. The...

    Just speaking from my experience, here.

    The union is unique in that after 5 years you can be making the same as a "seasoned" tech. That is also a benefit in that you have structured raises. In...
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    I'm not sure about schools in you area, but...

    I'm not sure about schools in you area, but hopefully others will provide some recommendations. I would also recommend the UA apprenticeship. Also check out the local tech schools. I went to a tech...
  23. Thread: ISA Certs

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    ISA Certs

    CAP - Certified Automation Professional and
    CCST - Certified Control Systems Technican. Anyone in HVAC have these?

    Just curious. I've been around awhile and never heard of it. Does ISA apply...
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    I can relate some what. Everyone in my family...

    I can relate some what.

    Everyone in my family critized me for not going to college. I have two brothers that went right in after high school. Long story short, I make a better living than both of...
  25. Thread: IT HVAC

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    I'm assuming your referring to Data Centers....

    I'm assuming your referring to Data Centers. Great work down here, we do some pretty large ones. Do alot right for a local cable company right now. Mission Critical type stuff. Every part of the...
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    I agree about Bubbalous is real good in Orlando....

    I agree about Bubbalous is real good in Orlando. I will say that the best I've had was in Kansas City on a training trip. It was actually at this really old classic hotel downtown which I can't...
  27. Thread: Bmtx pcm Trane

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    Couple of thoughts - First, the BCU should...

    Couple of thoughts -

    First, the BCU should not control the AHU via a schedule if it has VAVs. It should be using the VAS application - schedule>area>vavs>vas>ahu. If the AHU is not looking at the...
  28. Thread: Trane Summit

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    Something else is wrong, Trane doesn't have a...

    Something else is wrong, Trane doesn't have a partial program; either works or doesn't to my knowledge.

    Can you post a screen capture of the message you get? Never heard that one. Also, do you...
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    Seems pretty much the same coast to coast. Ditto...

    Seems pretty much the same coast to coast. Ditto on why.
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    Curious about Control Specs by Region

    I am just curious about what is spec'd more by region; LON, BACnet, or either.

    Please don't make this into an arguement of which is better, that's been beat to death. We've done both and another...
  31. Everyone screws up, period. It's how you handle...

    Everyone screws up, period. It's how you handle it. Working for a good company that will back you up is priceless. As long as your trying to do the right thing of course.

    Here's just one example...
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    I went to tech school then UA apprenticeship....

    I went to tech school then UA apprenticeship. Tech school was extremely helpful, but I learned more working with experienced people and on actual systems. If you can get into an apprenticeship...
  33. Thread: Bacon Jam

    by smokies
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    Not sure about the Jam, but I recently discovered...

    Not sure about the Jam, but I recently discovered Bacon salt at the grocery store. Never heard of it before. Best thing I've found in years. We buy at Target locally, not sure what chain ya'll have,...
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    The sign says 12pm - 12am. Looks like it allowed...

    The sign says 12pm - 12am. Looks like it allowed in the morning. LOL
  35. Thread: LON Wireless

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    Thanks for the feedback guys, good info. I'm...

    Thanks for the feedback guys, good info.

    I'm curious if the problem came from the profile being enabled on the MP581?

    Also, did you just use different LON controllers on the system? Was it a...
  36. Thread: LON Wireless

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    LON Wireless

    Anyone using the AIC product?

    http://www.aic-wireless.com/

    Wondering if it would work on Trane comm5 to connect to remote MP581?

    Thanks in advance.
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    A few years ago I interviewed a guy that in the...

    A few years ago I interviewed a guy that in the first 10 minutes told me he is a recovery alcholic and has record. I appreciated his honesty and it had been awhile since it happened. Long story...
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    We have alot of training. In-house programs and...

    We have alot of training. In-house programs and away just like Crab. We create a career path for each technician, set a goal of expectations, and provide training for each that is reviewed yearly....
  39. Thread: training!

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    You should get paid your normal 8 hrs a day when...

    You should get paid your normal 8 hrs a day when traveling to classes. Plus expenses of course. We have a career development for our technicians and each go to remote classes. Of course we pay them...
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    Custom Blower Wheels

    Guys - I have a YFC Series closed circuit evaporative cooler that needs a new blower wheel. Its a good sized one - 48" diameter. Anyone know a company that will build custom wheels? I am in Florida. ...
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    We have a customer using T-Mobile. Never got it...

    We have a customer using T-Mobile. Never got it to work. Good luck talking to them. Doubt they will be much help. The customer is switching companies to one we have success with. Let us know if you...
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    803 Orlando

    803 Orlando
  43. Hope you get better soon, that's scary stuff....

    Hope you get better soon, that's scary stuff. Happens quick. Just another ladder and alsowas your last.

    I had a guy that I taught with at our apprenticeship who left Florida to live with his sick...
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    My hardest challenge coming up in the trade was...

    My hardest challenge coming up in the trade was being someone who thought they knew it and not listening to the experienced people I worked with. I think the greatest change I ever made was to start...
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    Jim - The HW VAV is LON and needs to be...

    Jim -
    The HW VAV is LON and needs to be commission it. Trane has two VAVs - Comm4 and the VV550/55 (LON). Sounds like you have a comm4 which uses dip switches to set its address. Tracer Summit...
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    The VAS should be looking at the minumum cooling...

    The VAS should be looking at the minumum cooling flow setpoint of the occupied VAVs to compare to its minimum flow setpoint.
  47. Thread: Ferris State

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    Thanks for the feedback guys. lenb - hope...

    Thanks for the feedback guys.

    lenb - hope things get better for you. We've been slow done here also. We're hanging on.

    I'll start checking into the program a little closer.
  48. Thread: Ferris State

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    Ferris State

    I know we have some Ferris State grads out there, mainly the BS in HVACR prgogram. Everyone says its a great program and their reputation is outstanding. No question its a great program. I'd like to...
  49. Not sure this is the advice your looking for, but...

    Not sure this is the advice your looking for, but I would asked why all the jobs lasted 3 years?

    Also, as I am employer, I wish we could get away from the same old objective statement. I'm not...
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    Good info guys. Those are things I didn't think...

    Good info guys. Those are things I didn't think about.

    Thanks.
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