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    I use one of the old YJ units. Single temp probe...

    I use one of the old YJ units. Single temp probe only that broke and could not get replaced--said at the wholesale that this unit was made by Digicool for Yellow Jacket and YJ doesn't support it any...
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    There are a number of piloted multifunction time...

    There are a number of piloted multifunction time delay relays on the market. Allen Bradley makes them. Omron makes them. I think Kloekner Moeller makes them as well.
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    Great post BTC. Thank you.

    Great post BTC. Thank you.
  4. Sysint.........you didn't answer my...

    Sysint.........you didn't answer my question.........see post #117.......
  5. Sysint: I have a question. How does the...

    Sysint:

    I have a question. How does the Echelon "credits" system work? Is it a form of licencing fees?

    With Tridium there are fees for being able to use each different protocols-gets...
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    Very good K. I agree. Nice to read a post that...

    Very good K. I agree. Nice to read a post that is not full of personal invective...........
  7. I don't know if any of you read my post about...

    I don't know if any of you read my post about "institutional momentum" back on page 7--I think it applies here. There is no doubt we have seen glaciers recede the last few decades, and there is no...
  8. I like Robo's comment about the money trail...

    I like Robo's comment about the money trail above. Unfortunately, scientists are people like we all are and it is easy to fall prey to what I would call "institutional momentum". This happens in...
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    I bought a new laptop awhile back with Vista on...

    I bought a new laptop awhile back with Vista on it. Couldn't get Commpro to work on it as well. Ran both XP and Vista for awhile--continually bouncing back and forth, but clunky and slower--even...
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    I agree with the display programming being a...

    I agree with the display programming being a little slow. The object oriented controller programming works pretty well. As for N2 eating too much space--haven't seen it so far, but I am still a...
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    We've put in some FX stuff. N2 is slow, but...

    We've put in some FX stuff. N2 is slow, but reliable. Stuff works well and the software is pretty versatile. Never tried the LX, may be nicer to have a faster bus speed...............especially for...
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    Here's an idiot funny for ya': Had a summer...

    Here's an idiot funny for ya':

    Had a summer construction job as a kid. One of the guys in the crew was cutting out an old wood beam with a chainsaw while standing on top of the beam..........cuts...
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    Well said Control Biz. Underneath the surface of...

    Well said Control Biz. Underneath the surface of all of this "technological stuff" are some very simple principles: Integrity, Capability, & Trust. If I was a building manager, I would look for a...
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    This is very enlightening. I run a small...

    This is very enlightening. I run a small mechanical outfit and am just gradually switching in to some controls presently. We have done some Johnson FX and some Honeywell LCBS and that is about it...
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    Thx--I figured it was something simple.

    Thx--I figured it was something simple.
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    FX extension modules

    Hi gang:

    Quick question. I need more points in an FX Builder App so am adding a point extension module to an FX16. I can see how to add other slave modules (FX15s, 14s, 10s, etc), but can't see...
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    Thx guys--it did sound a bit like a jury rigged...

    Thx guys--it did sound a bit like a jury rigged term to me;)

    It seems like some of the big players are moving toward BACnet--maybe just because ASHRAE likes it.............

    I have done some LON...
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    BacNet Questions

    Was talking to a vendor recently who used the term "native bacnet". Never heard of it before--what is "native bacnet"?

    I know very little about bacnet. Is Bacnet MS/TP the same as Bacnet IP...
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    Robo........I would agree that we all have...

    Robo........I would agree that we all have different ways of doing similar things. We all need communication with God, but we don't all do it the same way. Fine by me. :)
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    Thx for the reply Robo. I wasn't referring to...

    Thx for the reply Robo. I wasn't referring to reading out loud in public.........just privately in my personal prayer time. I am not in favor of ostentatious shows of religion in order to impress...
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    I agree very much with avoiding foolish debates,...

    I agree very much with avoiding foolish debates, but I still like to talk about the Lord and about His Word sometimes--when I sense there is an anointing on the conversation or something worthwhile...
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    Robo--I don't know what you mean by "projecting...

    Robo--I don't know what you mean by "projecting our conversation spiritually"--do you mean speaking in tongues? I talk both ways to God, in tongues and in English.
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    Interesting comment Boot. Very few people walk...

    Interesting comment Boot. Very few people walk right in to the Kingdom anyway. They are prayed and loved in to it by their friends. That is what happened to me...........the stupidity and...
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    Scrog..........did you read my post on page 6?

    Scrog..........did you read my post on page 6?
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    Interesting thread. I don't pick up a bitterness...

    Interesting thread. I don't pick up a bitterness in you Scrog as much as just a questioning. Keep questioning...........you will get answers..........eventually. The important thing for you is...
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    Interesting thread--albiet a bit heated at...

    Interesting thread--albiet a bit heated at times!! My company is switching from Mechanical into more and more controls. It seems like different companies structure their pricing differently to me. ...
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    The scary part of overtaxation of the wealthy is...

    The scary part of overtaxation of the wealthy is that many of these people are very gifted and intelligent. They are a big part of the back bone and brains of the economy. Overtax them too much and...
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    Have some faith Glennac. It is prayer, worship,...

    Have some faith Glennac. It is prayer, worship, and intercession right now and lots of it, that is keeping the United States going. Remember the dialog between Abraham and the Lord about Sodom &...
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    Of course they can. It is only fresh air.

    Of course they can. It is only fresh air.
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    I looked on the Popnwork website. Totally...

    I looked on the Popnwork website. Totally cool........if the price is reasonable, I might just have to cough up some bucks.........:) Thx, BTW
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    Thanks guys--I am a bit of an irregular poster as...

    Thanks guys--I am a bit of an irregular poster as I get so dang busy sometimes--might be why I sometimes go unrecognized--that's OK. Many of the units I start up are two stage, so I may have to...
  32. Thread: Copper Lock

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    I've used the stuff for a plumbing repair in a...

    I've used the stuff for a plumbing repair in a real tight spot and it has worked great (I made sure the joint was squeeky clean before I used it), but don't think I would try it for refrigerant. ...
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    No one answered my questions.............(see...

    No one answered my questions.............(see above)
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    I've never used anything more elaborate than a...

    I've never used anything more elaborate than a plastic tarp with grommet holes either. I hook bungees or short lengths of rope through the grommet holes and tie it off wherever I can. An elaborate...
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    Excellent thread guys. I do a lot of equipment...

    Excellent thread guys. I do a lot of equipment start-ups and have engineer or manufacturer reports to fill out (depending on the project). Have been using liquid filled standard guages for some...
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    I have owned a 12V DeWalt impact driver for about...

    I have owned a 12V DeWalt impact driver for about four years now. It is very fast and quite light. Great for RTU service work. Thing has taken a real beating and still going strong--plus I bought...
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    I got an all aluminum one made by Ranger. ...

    I got an all aluminum one made by Ranger. $900.00 installed. Got tired of steel racks dripping rust on my truck body.
  38. Thread: Wire markers

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    I've seen masking tape, pieces of paper stuck on...

    I've seen masking tape, pieces of paper stuck on with electrical tape--all kinds of things. Had a real messy panel the other day in a restaurant--customer did not want to pay any extra to clean it...
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    I carry two bags--my hand tool bag and my testing...

    I carry two bags--my hand tool bag and my testing tool bag. The testing tool bag is a camera shop bag with the gray foam insulation inside which helps to protect my testing tools from getting beat...
  40. Thread: FX Builder

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    Sounds like FX is better once you get used to it...

    Sounds like FX is better once you get used to it than the old GX/DX stuff. I remember in GX that I could build ladder diagrams. Can you still do that in FX? Maybe this is done indirectly through...
  41. Thread: FX Builder

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    Thx to all responders. My e-mail is in my...

    Thx to all responders. My e-mail is in my profile. I did download a couple of the PDFs of the sample files, but as you say, going backwards to program one of them--I haven't done it yet. I have...
  42. Thread: Wire markers

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    Wire markers

    Been using number kits for years, but thinking of getting one of the Brady (or other??) wire labellers. Use a Brother P-Touch Labeller for my panel or junction box covers and have a place that can...
  43. Thread: AHU Start-up

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    I always go to the specific sales office or...

    I always go to the specific sales office or manufacturer of the product. They will have start-up sheets to cover their butts and yours. If you get one from them (or get yours approved by them) then...
  44. Thread: FX Builder

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    Thx guys.......my CD did not come with any...

    Thx guys.......my CD did not come with any Express Standard Applications--just the software only.
  45. Thread: FX Builder

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    FX Builder

    I recently bought the FX Builder/FX Builder Express software from Johnson Controls. Have been playing around with it somewhat and finding it more difficult to navigate than HVACPro. Have any of you...
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    Dirty. My e-mail is in my profile. I do some...

    Dirty. My e-mail is in my profile. I do some subcontracting under an excellent sheet metal company. They do a lot of construction and renovation work. I follow up with controls, refrigeration,...
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    When I started out I got some fliers made up and...

    When I started out I got some fliers made up and did some door to door work. I dropped fliers in residential mail boxes in my neighborhood just to get some work. I went through an industrial area...
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    Have you got any trade licences or just some...

    Have you got any trade licences or just some experience? Up here in Ontario, Canada, you can't just start an HVAC business--you have to have appropriate trade licences (or at least you need to hire...
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    Carl...........contractor............London,...

    Carl...........contractor............London, Ontario..........
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    I've serviced a lot of heat pumps like that. ...

    I've serviced a lot of heat pumps like that. Turns a two hour call into a four hour call real fast.:mad:
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