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    Nope. We have zero to do with Carrier. They own...

    Nope. We have zero to do with Carrier. They own us - that's all. We've been an ESCO for over 20 yrs. Totally different businesses.

    Go to the website - educate yourself on ESCOs.
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    Noresco is an independent energy services company...

    Noresco is an independent energy services company (ESCO) that provides performance contracting and other energy and efficiency services for mostly federal, state, and local government entities. They...
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    Shiff, Send me a PM through my profile.

    Shiff,

    Send me a PM through my profile.
  4. Thread: Hello!

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    Welcome aboard, Sean.

    Welcome aboard, Sean.
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    Runs off into the woods? Couldn't even give a...

    Runs off into the woods? Couldn't even give a description of the gunman? 5 am?

    Sounds a little fishy to me.
  6. Thread: Honeywell

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    Touched a nerve I see, but your words - your...

    Touched a nerve I see, but your words - your fantasy. You've been accused of this before - is that why you're so defensive?

    True to form - you can give it but you still can't take it. Why is your...
  7. Thread: Honeywell

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    I guess that would make you Rep. Barney Frank?...

    I guess that would make you Rep. Barney Frank? :eek:
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    X-Wrenchturner nailed it - it's difficult because...

    X-Wrenchturner nailed it - it's difficult because you have to memorize everything and then regurgitate it for the test. The test also intentionally tries to trip you up as it's multiple choice with...
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    Hey Gene, Long time ... Send me an email or pm...

    Hey Gene,

    Long time ... Send me an email or pm - we're looking to talk to you guys about an upcoming job.

    Pat
  10. Thread: Tridium

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    Status

    Bump.

    Not sad that NINAX is gone (Freddy would probably disagree), but Bull Dog added to the debate until he crossed the line. What's the status on his posting privileges?
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    Finally

    MY point exactly! I will follow my own suggestion and fade to black:D
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    Once again, IMHO there was nothing constructive...

    Once again, IMHO there was nothing constructive in going down the path that you did. Bashing BACNet offers nothing useful to perhaps 75% of the threads, yet some cannot resist the urge to hijack in...
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    Freddy, I agree debate can be useful , and I...

    Freddy,
    I agree debate can be useful , and I really didn't mean to be insulting. My frustration boiled over because there was no LON vs BACnet debate asked for by the OP, & no need to go down that...
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    Tired of it

    Sorry guys - I just get frustrated coming here to learn and it seems like every other thread gets sidetracked with this foolish LON vs BACnet stuff. I don't have a dog in that fight, but it would be...
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    You're right - Sysint adds value to a discussion,...

    You're right - Sysint adds value to a discussion, even if he can be over the top on LON vs BACnet. Those who need to prop up their own self-worth by jumping on the bandwagon are just ....

    Proving...
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    "Next, please"

    Sysint wannabe - this is so tiresome.
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    "Next, please"

    nm
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    I would check the MAC addresses, as jeffk91467...

    I would check the MAC addresses, as jeffk91467 stated. I've seen this duplication numerous times with a machine's BACNet interface and a BACNet EMS.
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    So true... so true.

    So true... so true.
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    This will probably bring out the usual flamers...

    This will probably bring out the usual flamers and bashers, but it appears that you've intimidated responders with your request and your intelligence. :o Challenging folks to actually think outside...
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    FYI - Delta and Andover (I think) are other...

    FYI - Delta and Andover (I think) are other BACNet lines available to contractors, although there may be territory restrictions.
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    Just Googled Whirlpool 80-gal electric water...

    Just Googled Whirlpool 80-gal electric water heaters - Lowes model pops up and guess what? It looks like the tank already comes with an "energy saver" control - which sounds like a built-in timer!
    ...
  23. Thread: Lonworks vs Siemens

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    Kool, Are you sure this is a shared savings...

    Kool,

    Are you sure this is a shared savings ESPC? That method of financing went out of fashion a while ago. What is more prevalent is "stipulated" savings, which means the customer signs off on...
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    Thanks for the info. Until the OP can provide...

    Thanks for the info.

    Until the OP can provide more info (efficiencies, location, etc), we're all really just groping in the dark. It's interesting to see how different posters (with different...
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    So with the info given, what number would you use?

    So with the info given, what number would you use?
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    The 85% was just an assumption to ballpark his...

    The 85% was just an assumption to ballpark his load. If his efficiency is lower then his average load is higher. Depending on his location and the past 50 days average temperature, that average load...
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    At 85% efficiency, your usage translates to an...

    At 85% efficiency, your usage translates to an average 49MBH load. For an older house with poor insulation in upstate NY and the recent weather, your consumption is not out-of-line. Look at upgrading...
  28. Thread: Lonworks vs Siemens

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    Kool - the ESCO has a considerable advantage over...

    Kool - the ESCO has a considerable advantage over you (at this time) in re the controls system for this new work. The entire project has already been spec'd/scoped and pricing received - that is how...
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    Some of these control systems are just years old....

    Some of these control systems are just years old. I wonder just how much money customers are saving considering considering failures of original controls, constant software upgrades at their cost and...
  30. I would think those GCMs would be very attractive...

    I would think those GCMs would be very attractive to some people out there.
  31. Thread: JC 8540 interface

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    Twisted, Your resume sounds alot like mine. I...

    Twisted,

    Your resume sounds alot like mine. I started in the biz with Computrols when they were servicing JCI 80 & 8540 and HW Delta 1000 systems in D.C., New Orleans, and Houston. I left about a...
  32. Thread: controls companies

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    Siemens (SBT) Canton, MA office always seems to...

    Siemens (SBT) Canton, MA office always seems to be looking for guys. Check out available jobs through their website.
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    As Jayguy states - there are other factors in the...

    As Jayguy states - there are other factors in the mix. The fact that the unit will have relatively low run hours (weekend & evening hours), and those run hours could be assumed to coincide with lower...
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    Could be lots of things. First red flag is 14V...

    Could be lots of things. First red flag is 14V from open/close to ground (should be oe or the other and 10V max). Replace but first check power and sensor wiring ( you don't want to smoke another...
  35. Thread: Allerton controls

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    I could probably be of some assistance as well....

    I could probably be of some assistance as well. Lots of tech lit available - let me know.
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    As stated above - get or do your own heat loss...

    As stated above - get or do your own heat loss calc (if hot water)or figure your total EDR (if steam)before you do anything else. Then get bids from contractors with good references and come back...
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    Rivermede, look at it this way: 1)Oil prices...

    Rivermede, look at it this way:

    1)Oil prices in my area (MA) went from $2/gal to $2.50/gal (2005 to 2006) - that's a 25% increase. Do you think oil prices will go up or down in the future? BTW -...
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    Viessmann boilers are THE top of the line boilers...

    Viessmann boilers are THE top of the line boilers and their price reflects that fact. System 2000's have their fans as well. Either is an excellent choice, as are many other oil-fired boilers...
  39. Thread: alerton ibex

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    If you could provide some more information - I...

    If you could provide some more information - I may be able to help you.
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    Not too late

    It's not cheap and you get $100 off if you're a member - but there is a CEM training seminar in Boston in May. I'll be there and am told it is excellent preparation for the CEM exam.
    ...
  41. Thread: Computrols

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    Worked for them many moons ago ('90s). They are a...

    Worked for them many moons ago ('90s). They are a completely different company now but I know the owners and management and they are good people. I can't comment on their product as it didn't exist...
  42. Thread: Looking for this

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    Try http://www.computrols.com.

    Try http://www.computrols.com.
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    By no means am I an expert on chillers, or even a...

    By no means am I an expert on chillers, or even a novice, but I was recently involved with the commissioning of a 2004 XRV (800 Ton w/ VFD). The unit went into surge prevention and the control...
  44. Thread: BacTalk

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    Alerton makes an excellent product. Novar bought...

    Alerton makes an excellent product. Novar bought Alerton and Honeywell just bought Novar - so the future of the product is unknown, however the rumors I've heard are that Honeywell will not tinker...
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    smp - unfortunately, there is no way anyone here...

    smp - unfortunately, there is no way anyone here can give you the thumbs up or down. There are too many factors to consider and in the end, the only way to know for sure is via actual measurements...
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    Tuccillo - you are a kinder and more patient...

    Tuccillo - you are a kinder and more patient person than I.
    The observed tone and lack of basic knowledge of some posts are usually a sign of someone looking to stir it up and hijack the thread. I...
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    And not all comments deserve (or warrant) a reply.

    And not all comments deserve (or warrant) a reply.
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    Here we go again!

    Here we go again!
  49. Thread: Point in Manual?

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    Osiyo - you said a mouthful. While not all...

    Osiyo - you said a mouthful. While not all automation systems will work perfectly 100% of the time (What does?), many operators and most managers think that the controls system will "fix" all of...
  50. Thread: Point in Manual?

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    1)Plant S/S (Boilers, chillers, pumps)= job...

    1)Plant S/S (Boilers, chillers, pumps)= job security ("System has a mind of it's own!")
    2) Filters
    3) Bouncing comm (disable dial out)
    4) Any critical dial-outs - ie flame fail, etc("Darn thing...
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