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    Brute force(Cheapest way to the top) works only...

    Brute force(Cheapest way to the top) works only so far in this industry, "I think". Enough customers will get pissed off at JCI after these FOBs turn their buildings into mush. Hopefully this will...
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    Ha-ha, We call it 'yellow-cab day' around these...

    Ha-ha, We call it 'yellow-cab day' around these parts...

    Since then (~2.5 years now?) it seems as though local management agrees that most people need a company truck, and most of them do now.
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    quote - "If they can get away with it they will...

    quote - "If they can get away with it they will put in their N2 line so it is proprietary."

    JCI + N2 = SNAFU

    JCI + Bacnet = Proprietary + Open = WTFO = Frankenstein's Monster


    All...
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    Windows XP Pro with PMI 12.04 is standard for JCI...

    Windows XP Pro with PMI 12.04 is standard for JCI field technicians & has been for close to 2 years.
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    I would try poking around in the hvac-pro help...

    I would try poking around in the hvac-pro help file. They typically have a pretty detailed description on how the canned sequences work.
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    That is really funny... love the sarcasm

    That is really funny... love the sarcasm
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    It is a null modem that you would use. That or a...

    It is a null modem that you would use. That or a rs-485 converter to talk over the N2 bus. Also I believe that GX-9100 software comes with m-tools.
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    A little troubleshooting trick I like to use to...

    A little troubleshooting trick I like to use to help isolate problems ...
    Grab a known good network cable and a known good stat, and use that to plug in right at the controller.
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    LOL, that's awesome.. You totally captured the...

    LOL, that's awesome.. You totally captured the JCI systems attitude I've been experiencing for the last year and a half... I'm gonna have to tell the guys about that acronym. Oh and there's also a...
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    Easy money... I basically run the same config on...

    Easy money... I basically run the same config on my laptop, and i have re-assigned com port 2 to my USB adapter in device manager. I forget what/if it was first assigned to, but it's easy enough to...
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    Use a teletrol modbus driver in the integrator,...

    Use a teletrol modbus driver in the integrator, and then a modbus-bacnet fieldserver.
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    You make me laugh...

    You make me laugh...
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    Yeah i think a good portion of it is based on how...

    Yeah i think a good portion of it is based on how the branch manager likes to run things. He probably made a few payments on that new mercedes with the bonus he got from keeping the truck from you...
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    On company trucks... - on systems(installation),...

    On company trucks... - on systems(installation), the only techs that get trucks are the entry-level ones. Once you move out of the system tech position, it's bye bye. On service, everybody gets a...
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    that's an awesome news-story... gonna make my...

    that's an awesome news-story... gonna make my monday
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    Hey guys, at my location we supposedly have till...

    Hey guys, at my location we supposedly have till the beginning of october until this Service re-org is rolled out for us. What 'exactly' are they doing to piss off all of the 'higher lvl SRs'? All...
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    I just want to add one thing. If you let them...

    I just want to add one thing. If you let them start you low, in most cases you'll be fighting an uphill battle to get to where you want to be.
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    1. with your refrigeration experience and...

    1. with your refrigeration experience and troubleshooting background (depending on area and company and years in the trade) i would guess somewhere in the 40-50k range.

    2. background in similar...
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    ACO = 'A'nalog 'CO'nstant most likely... ACO is a...

    ACO = 'A'nalog 'CO'nstant most likely... ACO is a name used in the GX-9100 tool. Designed as an analog data point you'll write to from the front end (or change from DX display).
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    win 2k is fine, it's win xp that isn't fully...

    win 2k is fine, it's win xp that isn't fully 'supported' by JCI yet. Although i've ran all of their software on XP before and it was fine...
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    User MetasysSysAgent PWORD XMG3-Rel.1 Case...

    User MetasysSysAgent
    PWORD XMG3-Rel.1
    Case Sensetive.. Can't believe i remembered that off the top of my head lol

    I'm not 100% sure but i 'think' you can only get a Data dump from the com...
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    I see alot of people talk about mechanical...

    I see alot of people talk about mechanical backgrounds being very important, and needing to spend years and years before you're "ready" for controls. But there are other things that really can make...
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    I have an ilon100 setup, and on a few of my web...

    I have an ilon100 setup, and on a few of my web pages, I have a floor layout with zone temperatures above the associated rooms. The decimal precision goes to the thousandths and takes up too much...
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    Ever read the book, 1984? Just kidding :) ...

    Ever read the book, 1984?
    Just kidding :)



    Values - Large corporation, you are a number. It depends alot on the local branch management though... From what i've seen, it's mostly run by a...
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    Agreed on the S2 usb device. It is great. Our...

    Agreed on the S2 usb device. It is great. Our shop has about 6 of them also, and have had 1 go bad after a couple of months usage, but they sent us a replacement immediately, 2 days between call...
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    I have heard good things about Siemens... I know...

    I have heard good things about Siemens... I know of at least 2 people that have left JCI for Siemens and are very happy..
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    You might want to check in with a local branch of...

    You might want to check in with a local branch of one of the larger controls companies like JCI... They always have tons of money to throw away on training new guys on their systems.
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    hey hayessd, the sd stand for San Diego?

    hey hayessd, the sd stand for San Diego?
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    Thanks metasys man, i'll look into that next time...

    Thanks metasys man, i'll look into that next time i'm at that job-site. I also recently heard there are going to be some lon/mcl tool integration changes when 2.0 Meta**** Extended Architecture...
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    Actually the restructuring was focused on making...

    Actually the restructuring was focused on making the controls group more competitive, and actually didn't effect the service side(or mechanical), only the Controls Installation group. They have...
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    I am using an NAE to control an N2 trunk, for...

    I am using an NAE to control an N2 trunk, for most of the hvac system, and also a Lon trunk with Triatek controllers for some VAVs w/ reheats. I am very far away from the jobsite, and haven't worked...
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    I don't see why you's have a problem as long as...

    I don't see why you's have a problem as long as you have an NAE with a lon trunk...
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    I agree with Jason. And would also like to add...

    I agree with Jason. And would also like to add that the minimum on/off times are individual for each BO (i think default @ 4 mins for compressor commands) and are accessed when you double click the...
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    S squared innovations inc. makes a USB to...

    S squared innovations inc. makes a USB to N2/rs-232 adapter, model number s2usb485 , http://www.s2innovations.com , its pretty nice, just install the drivers and assign the device to com port 1...
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    Hey Will, Do you know where i can get more...

    Hey Will,

    Do you know where i can get more info on that "conventional thermostat interface" you mentioned??? I have a Trane heat-pump I need to take control of, and I've been pokin' around on...
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