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    Many of their indoor units can be used to control...

    Many of their indoor units can be used to control other heat sources as well with an adapter board.
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    I'm surprised how many architects want these...

    I'm surprised how many architects want these spec'd for Multi-Tenant properties, that they've decided to use VRF systems on. You loose the PID control of the indoor units by turning it into an on/off...
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    Daikinac.com Mehvac.com Lg-VRF.com

    Daikinac.com

    Mehvac.com

    Lg-VRF.com
  4. Thread: RSES members

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    I did a training seminar for the NYC chapter in a...

    I did a training seminar for the NYC chapter in a Queens, NY last winter, and there were around 40 attendees including the chapter officers. I had a great time going and everyone was genuinely...
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    Handbook of fundamentals, and the handbook of...

    Handbook of fundamentals, and the handbook of applications. Besides that, familiarize yourself with local building codes too.
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    You get the monthly journal, the copy of the...

    You get the monthly journal, the copy of the ASHRAE handbook for the year you sign up, discounts on publications, training and signing up for ASHRAE certs, and monthly chapter meetings.

    As...
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    Well, ASHRAE handbooks are probably the best...

    Well, ASHRAE handbooks are probably the best resources you can get and their online training is good too.

    Familiarize yourself with codes and standards, and look into professional certifications...
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    Engineers do more than just design and sit behind...

    Engineers do more than just design and sit behind desks. Having meaningful field experience sets you up to easily move into applications/project/ or commissioning engineering once you learn the...
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    https://i.chzbgr.com/maxW500/4490972416/hF1AA6A22/...

    https://i.chzbgr.com/maxW500/4490972416/hF1AA6A22/

    Let's keep this from becoming Union v. Nonunion for once.

    OP, check the job boards like indeed or career builder, the MEP contractors usually...
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    638 metal trades does not hire out of the hall...

    638 metal trades does not hire out of the hall and the hall won't dispatch you to a contractor or job, only the building trades side does that. The steamfitters 638 website has a list of all metal...
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    I think that really depends on the shop. I worked...

    I think that really depends on the shop. I worked for one of the larger ones and they were notorious for keeping good techs at or under scale. At other places it was a totally different story.
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    Job discussion section is a better spot for this....

    Job discussion section is a better spot for this.

    Anywho, as a former 638 guy I can tell you:

    94 guys definitely have it easier than the 638 techs, especially in the summer, but make less per...
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    Anything connected to the T1-T2 terminals?

    Anything connected to the T1-T2 terminals?
  14. Thread: VRF

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    You're spot on for on you first point, and I...

    You're spot on for on you first point, and I noticed that supermarket refer and chiller guys always "got" the vrf concept while more conventional guys had a little more trouble.

    As far as dealing...
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    Not all states require abet accredited degrees,...

    Not all states require abet accredited degrees, heck NYS accepted my experience in lieu of any degree to sit for the fundamentals exam.
  16. Thread: VRF

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    I don't think any vrf gateways give any ODU...

    I don't think any vrf gateways give any ODU status. Can anyone confirm otherwise?
  17. RSES is good, especially if you're near a chapter...

    RSES is good, especially if you're near a chapter and can attend meetings.

    Then there is ASHRAE, but that's geared more towards engineering and less about the service/install.
  18. Thread: Nate

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    Actually yes, google search Nate practice tests...

    Actually yes, google search Nate practice tests and a few sites should come up on the first few search pages.
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    Daikin VRV-3 with non-Daikin indoor

    No but they are working on a adapter kit for this. Scuttlebutt is something should be coming at the end of the year.
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    They're really the only hvac BS program in the...

    They're really the only hvac BS program in the country of merit, that I know of anyway
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    I don't know anyone who did the 4 year program...

    I don't know anyone who did the 4 year program with them, but I do know a bunch of people who did FS online programs to get their AAS and BS through their program with the United Association and all...
  22. Recovery glove, lol. The formal legal advice I...

    Recovery glove, lol. The formal legal advice I got when I had an NDA/NCA reviewed before signing was that in order for it to be worth a damn, it had to specifically state what other employers and in...
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    You can leave one port on a Multi port bs box...

    You can leave one port on a Multi port bs box unused, but a max of two used ports per system. You can choose any port except port A to do this. Daikin does have a blank off kit available. Regarding...
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    Are LG's fans plenum rated to UL1995? I know...

    Are LG's fans plenum rated to UL1995? I know Mitsubishi's aren't but I never looked at LG.
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    It's even funnier when this goes on at the...

    It's even funnier when this goes on at the manufacturer level. While at the AHR show this week, I saw "OEM A" kick some people from "OEM B" out of their booth when they went to check out what they...
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    You can get a networking degree and go into...

    You can get a networking degree and go into automated controls. Look at some job descriptions, find one you think you would be comfortable doing and look at the requirements.
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    I remember looking at Trane's VRF specs and they...

    I remember looking at Trane's VRF specs and they were identical to someone elses, Panasonic stuck out in my mind for some reason. You guys hear about the JCI/Panasonic merger, wonder how that's going...
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    Define "in it", your company has a booth? If...

    Define "in it", your company has a booth? If that's the case, the after party "entertaining" should be worth it.
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    Who makes tranes vrf equipment? Panasonic?

    Who makes tranes vrf equipment? Panasonic?
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    Look at the products catalogs for each OEM to see...

    Look at the products catalogs for each OEM to see what each offers and the general characteristics of their equipment and gauge what equipment you would consider based on the requirements of the end...
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    I'll be there all three days. I already mapped my...

    I'll be there all three days. I already mapped my booth tour on the expo's website and made a list of all the classes I'll be going to on days one and two. Should be fun.
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    They are the largest globally as far as total...

    They are the largest globally as far as total sales goes.
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    TVA?

    TVA?
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    Yessir

    Yessir
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    Probably low-mid thirties.

    Probably low-mid thirties.
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    Check with your company's reps or distributors,...

    Check with your company's reps or distributors, they usually sponsor local classes from OEMs. Also check OEM websites for class schedules under the training section.
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    And yet, business as usual on October 2nd.

    And yet, business as usual on October 2nd.
  38. I was in a class today and got a vegetarian...

    I was in a class today and got a vegetarian sandwich for lunch? I was like "what's this California communist crap".
  39. Thread: Daikin VRV

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    Did anyone at Daikin say anything about the...

    Did anyone at Daikin say anything about the aluminum piping? I know they approved the aluminum refloc fitting for copper but I haven't heard anything about aluminum pipe having their blessing.
  40. Thread: Tape or dope

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    What's the correct name for this? I always hear...

    What's the correct name for this? I always hear it called lamp-wick(sp?) or something like that.
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    The Daikin University subscription is actually a...

    The Daikin University subscription is actually a pretty good deal. It's courses on both Daikin specific equipment and general HVAC topics. It was $299 when I got it in May, I'd imagine thats still...
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    Well, HVAC is ME, so you pretty much have all the...

    Well, HVAC is ME, so you pretty much have all the background and fundamental information. Look into memberships with professional associations like ASHRAE and get some of their study manuals and...
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    Is it that it's not against code by you to have...

    Is it that it's not against code by you to have misc clutter in mechanical rooms, or is it that no ones cares about it?
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    Oh, we'll then...I was with the red headed step...

    Oh, we'll then...I was with the red headed step children known as the metal trades when I was in NY so I probably won't be of any help for you.
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    Is this for the metal trades (hvac) or steam...

    Is this for the metal trades (hvac) or steam fitters side of the union.
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    They introduce any of the instructors or make any...

    They introduce any of the instructors or make any of you sign the unenforceable non-compete agreement?
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    What this guy said! And make sure the ground is...

    What this guy said! And make sure the ground is insulated, it's sometimes used as part of the comm bus. Also, use stranded wire too to ensure you don't get a comm error.
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    As per the Daikin RLC Install and Commissioning...

    As per the Daikin RLC Install and Commissioning (this is actually mentioned in all their install classes) class I went to, it is recommended that you ensure the valves are tight. The standing...
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    64? Should have told him to put a high temp refer...

    64? Should have told him to put a high temp refer system in.

    OP, I'm currently building a prototype of the "Artman Air9000". It will be available for $75,000/mBtu, let me know if you're...
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    Where is it clogging, and why? These drain pans...

    Where is it clogging, and why? These drain pans are on the positive side of the fan and the pumps run continuously during cooling operation and for an additional few minutes when there is a thermo...
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