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  1. Thread: HVAC Pro

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    Pascone10 the problem you are having is due to...

    Pascone10 the problem you are having is due to using a USB 3. XP mode will not work with USB 3, but that is okay. Open up your BIOS on your start up and in the configurations disable loading USB 3.
  2. No I don't. He is a self employed handyman. If...

    No I don't. He is a self employed handyman. If he doesn't have the knowledge to do the work right he should not be selling the service.
  3. Can he mount that fan blade any lower?!?! ...

    Can he mount that fan blade any lower?!?!

    Watch the videos closer and pay attention to the fan blades and rotation wires. He had to switch the rotation and just "forgot" to mention that.

    This...
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    It is true you have to have ONE Appion...

    It is true you have to have ONE Appion container, which it comes with it. More then that is for ease of use. They are not disposable containers if that is what you think. You can also get the oil in...
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    Don't let these guy talk it down. SELLING...

    Don't let these guy talk it down.

    SELLING POINTS
    1.) Less oil
    2.) Quick clean oil change that you can see as it gets dirty.
    3.) Carry multiple oil change outs with you in small sealed bottles...
  6. Its the Carrier Weathermaker Circuit board that...

    Its the Carrier Weathermaker Circuit board that has a built in CT and when the amps drop below a setpoint it creates an alarm. I have always dislike the Carrier Comfortlinks. They are impossible to...
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    Poll: I would say your first mistake wasn't with the...

    I would say your first mistake wasn't with the Testo 550. I would say doing business with Entergy was. :) Just kidding.

    I just hate Entergy. Seriously, how hard is it to keep the electrical poles...
  8. This is kinda jinky but you could put a CT on...

    This is kinda jinky but you could put a CT on phase 1 and connect the 24v power from the transformer to be interrupted at a current above the RTU's undercurrent alarm setpoint. That would turn off...
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    The Joker is always trying to cap the Bat. :) ...

    The Joker is always trying to cap the Bat. :)
    He needs to calm himself down and take that Harley Quinn out of a drink before the Doctor beats him too it.

    That's a reference to David Tennant who...
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    You found him!!! Its the batty cap bandit!!!

    You found him!!!

    Its the batty cap bandit!!!
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    Hey! Sweet, I made the original manual you got...

    Hey! Sweet, I made the original manual you got that Raise/Lower driver from. I am so happy it is being used.
  12. Thread: TRAVEL JOBS

    by XcelTech
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    Disney On Ice travels world wide and they keep...

    Disney On Ice

    travels world wide and they keep a ton of HVAC techs around to handle the ice floors.

    http://www.feldentertainment.com/Careers/DisplayJob/53195/
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    LMFAO!!!! Unless it they have the louvres that...

    LMFAO!!!! Unless it they have the louvres that they are suppose to preventing the air from escaping.
  14. Thread: Its ALIVE!

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    LOL actually what you are seeing is the ribbon...

    LOL actually what you are seeing is the ribbon for the batteries behind the black wire. It was exposed but it wasn't attached to anything however everything else was even though none of it was being...
  15. Thread: Its ALIVE!

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    Yeah its a gym. They don't want the customers...

    Yeah its a gym. They don't want the customers changing the settings. It is all about to be upgraded to a control system so there will just be a wall sensor that is adjusted via a computer
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    Here is a simple way to state it. Series FPB...

    Here is a simple way to state it.

    Series FPB has all the same equipment as a Parallel FPB; Fan, heat source, damper, filter, louvers.

    The difference is a series uses the fan all the time.
    ...
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    Thank you for posting your opinion.

    Thank you for posting your opinion.
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    Okay, great, you have insulted me right off the...

    Okay, great, you have insulted me right off the top instead of just saying you disagree and stating your opinion.

    So go ahead professor, educate us.

    Why would you even bother opening your...
  19. I do not like throwing new people into...

    I do not like throwing new people into installation. I feel if you take someone new who doesn't know anything (and trust me right now you don't know anything) they learn how to do things in an order...
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    Fan powered boxes use less power to heat since...

    Fan powered boxes use less power to heat since they heat air that is already warmer were as series has to warm air that is generally a constant volume and temperature of 55F.

    A series fan...
  21. Thread: Its ALIVE!

    by XcelTech
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    Its ALIVE!

    I got one of my newbies good today.
    I killed the power from the transformer then told him to replace the T-Stat.
    He pulled the batteries and said, "Hey this thing still has power."
    I popped off...
  22. I am still waiting for one of these companies to...

    I am still waiting for one of these companies to come out with a generic circuit board replacement that has transducers with Temps and CTs and a built in BACnet. It would probably require a specific...
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    WTF?!?! LMFAO!!!! :cheers:

    WTF?!?! LMFAO!!!! :cheers:
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    :grin2: I am glad you enjoyed your time with...

    :grin2: I am glad you enjoyed your time with Frymire.............say........why aren't you still working there?
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    I have never met a Frymire tech that even know...

    I have never met a Frymire tech that even know how to use a micron gauge vacuum pump or what superheat and subcooling purpose is and what it tells you.

    I am not saying you are one of those people...
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    You have to have: 1.) An EPA Certification...

    You have to have:

    1.) An EPA Certification that allows you to work on the proper equipment for which you are certified for, if you are universal then you can work on anything but Boilers of...
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    Yup, I got one. :) I use to work at DFW...

    Yup, I got one. :) I use to work at DFW International Airport. And it doesn't shock me. There are so many residential "HVAC" Techs in Dallas that have nothing let alone an EPA Cert. And most of them...
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    You do have to have a contractors license (or...

    You do have to have a contractors license (or work for someone who does) and/or registration and an EPA certification for the type of HVAC/R work to do any HVAC work in the state of Texas, except for...
  29. Thread: Reliability

    by XcelTech
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    If your contractor didn't have a price book with...

    If your contractor didn't have a price book with upgrades already known I would look elsewhere they are only use to installing one system and that's what they use.

    Find someone else that knows...
  30. Thread: Made me laugh

    by XcelTech
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    ANSI Color Codes (http://pteinc.com/color.html)

    ANSI Color Codes
  31. Thread: Made me laugh

    by XcelTech
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    It means someone got whatever cheap and available...

    It means someone got whatever cheap and available at the time gas cock and installed it.

    What it should mean is gas or materials of inherently low hazard.

    ie. if you have a gas line for...
  32. Thread: Math riddle

    by XcelTech
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    LOL :cheers:

    LOL :cheers:
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    Answer to math riddle

    Nothing happened to it.

    This is a perfect example of how translating word to math can be done incorrectly.

    The first math problem is often thought of as 5+5+5 = 15-3-2 but this is incorrect as...
  34. Thread: Math riddle

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    Math riddle

    I know some of you, like me, enjoy these kind of brain teasers. This one is interesting to ponder.


    Three men walk into a hotel. The Inn keeper charges them $15 for a room. They split the bill...
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    My guess is its an old heater. Keeps the...

    My guess is its an old heater. Keeps the components warm during cold winter months to prevent ice from forming in the moving electrical parts. Probably wasn't very useful in Dallas.
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    Grapevine is the v4 will have a completely...

    Grapevine is the v4 will have a completely changed software and wont be backwards compatable and will require retraining.
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    Actually other then the graphics i dont mind...

    Actually other then the graphics i dont mind niagra but it is about to go through a major change so i wouldnt get one until it has happened.
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    I don't trust people with those hand held fan...

    I don't trust people with those hand held fan balometers. I depend on the hoods. It does measure the space humidity and you can control the room humidity if it has electric reheats or a humidifier or...
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    Its a Ptrap like this one only they piped into...

    Its a Ptrap like this one only they piped into the air release and out the inlet then left the out let sticking out to the right connected to nothing.
    ...
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    Yeah JCI is way late to those features my friend....

    Yeah JCI is way late to those features my friend. First off you can't use any cheap tstat if you want the wireless bluetooth, however you can use a wireless router the system has a tcp/ip port. You...
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    Back away from the JACEs they are under...

    Back away from the JACEs they are under renovation. I personal wont buy JCI anything anyhow.
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    The first thing I do when I am looking at someone...

    The first thing I do when I am looking at someone who wants a controls job is ask them what C:\> ipconfig will do. If they don't know I ask them to name one one part that would would 10k ohm, what...
  43. Techhead you need to get a good business...

    Techhead you need to get a good business relationship with a mechanical contractor that also does controls. It's not about BACnet, LON, Modus,..ect. It is about the individual company that installs...
  44. Thread: BMS Panel

    by XcelTech
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    older Trend controls had a propriety loop kinda...

    older Trend controls had a propriety loop kinda like JCI N2. Trends loop used a 4 wire basket weave configuration for Tx- Tx+ Rx- Rx+. They still make the old controllers but the new equipment...
  45. Thread: BMS Panel

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    External software and the new IQ4NC does mstp...

    External software and the new IQ4NC does mstp bacnet, all the older trend propriety, and tcp/ip. Trend intergration
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    HAHAHAHAHA! You should have read the city...

    HAHAHAHAHA! You should have read the city councils meeting on the fire! North Salt Lake City City Council Meeting. Start on the last two sentences of the first page.
  47. Can't get any simpler then this, because...

    Can't get any simpler then this,

    because alternating current alternates between positive and a negative it creates an alternating magnetic field, when the motor starts the run capacitor prevents...
  48. Thread: BMS Panel

    by XcelTech
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    https://scontent-b-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/t...

    https://scontent-b-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/t31/1074803_10101631354479508_1486444232_o.jpg
  49. Thread: BMS Panel

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    No line code drag and drop. :)

    No line code drag and drop. :)
  50. Thread: BMS Panel

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    The good: Becoming a TREND dealer gives you...

    The good:

    Becoming a TREND dealer gives you dealer access and the same multiplier to several major companies; Honeywell (VFDs, valves, actuators, and pretty much every thing but chemicals and...
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