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    San Diego. Beach, desert, mountains, surfing,...

    San Diego. Beach, desert, mountains, surfing, dirt bikes, jet ski, babes, cool people, laid back attitudes. Great place to be a service tech. Some roof tops are a pain in the eastern areas of the...
  2. You will be hard pressed to find an individual...

    You will be hard pressed to find an individual who has paid their dues in mechanical service, controls programming, etc., and will be satisfied to just install the controls hardware. They are out...
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    I'm surprised that even needed to be put into...

    I'm surprised that even needed to be put into writing. Its pretty standard. If I order a part, its because I need that part to complete a call, if it turns out I didn't really need it, it gets...
  4. Your best friend is your meter. Unlike regular...

    Your best friend is your meter. Unlike regular high voltage stuff where black = power, white = neutral, and green = ground (still verify with meter!), the low voltage stuff has very little in the...
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    Too funny!

    I live in Hamburg. My wife and I just drove by there a few minutes ago to pick up our son who goes to school right across the street. We were talking about how nice it would be to work there and be...
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    I had the same problem with my last laptop. TAC...

    I had the same problem with my last laptop. TAC suggested a few things (removing google toolbar was one), but ultimately they couldn't help. The only work around I could find at the time was to...
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    +2 US Air Force, excellent formal training...

    +2 US Air Force, excellent formal training followed by excellent OJT / Apprenticeship.
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    It is if you apply yourself. You should know...

    It is if you apply yourself. You should know that the career training is secondary. The primary commitment is the service to your country.
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    I was actually at Hurlburt Field, 16 CES HVAC...

    I was actually at Hurlburt Field, 16 CES HVAC Shop, from 1994 - 1998. Small world. :)
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    That's very true. The story I related is from...

    That's very true. The story I related is from when I lived in San Diego. The funny thing is that I make more now in Pa, and it's much cheaper to live here. I'd say the cost of living here is about...
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    Congratulations. When I got out of the Air...

    Congratulations.

    When I got out of the Air Force and knew nothing about the private sector I landed a job as a "full fledged" commercial HVAC tech. They paid me $16/hr (1998), gave me my own...
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    Agreed. I have virtually the same set up in a...

    Agreed. I have virtually the same set up in a few buildings. I have to use the HWV to supplement the heat wheel which does almost nothing when the EF is at minimum (which is most of the time when...
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    Why can't you control the exhaust fan using...

    Why can't you control the exhaust fan using building pressure?
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    If you add a UNT, you could plug the stat, DA-T,...

    If you add a UNT, you could plug the stat, DA-T, and HWV into the UNT, and do room control with DA reset. Eliminate the VMA for temp control all together, and simply use it for room pressurization,...
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    Just about all of the major manufactures do run...

    Just about all of the major manufactures do run commercial service just like any other service company. Trane, JCI/York, McQuay, Carrier, etc. Some of these are union, and others are not, but all of...
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    :rolleyes: Wiring things up is not controls,...

    :rolleyes:

    Wiring things up is not controls, and it is definitely interesting. I recommend looking into it.

    I understand that advanced math is a challenge, but this makes me think of a couple...
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    Controls. But we still get into some tight spots...

    Controls. But we still get into some tight spots from time to time.

    I understand that you are new to the industry, but it seems that you have been mislead as to the nature of work, and variety...
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    The .DMO file is located in the same folder on...

    The .DMO file is located in the same folder on your PC as the .dxs program that you downloaded from. by default it is in the WGX9100 folder on your hard drive (C:\WGX9100\FILES) unless you keep your...
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    I would be impressed by your willingness to...

    I would be impressed by your willingness to learn, but very leery of your ability to apply your knowledge in the field. Schooling is great, but it is just the very beginning, and frankly, is...
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    :eek: The Marines?? Thank you for your upcoming...

    :eek: The Marines?? Thank you for your upcoming service. I actually heard that the Marine HVAC training isn't that bad, though its not as good as Air Force HVAC... IMHO. I've never met any marine...
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    Basic training at Lackland AFB in San Antonio, TX...

    Basic training at Lackland AFB in San Antonio, TX (8 weeks), immediately followed by HVAC technical training at Sheppard AFB in Wichita Falls, Tx, then you will be sent to whatever duty station Uncle...
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    His handle is "reissman", I remembered his name...

    His handle is "reissman", I remembered his name wrong (its been 14 years, what can I say? :p)

    How long were you in?
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    Sounds very familiar. Was he the guy who worked...

    Sounds very familiar. Was he the guy who worked in missile silos in a former AFSC?

    One of my instructors is a member here, at the time he was SrA. Reese, but I'm pretty sure he dropped the "SrA"...
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    The Air Force is an excellent place to learn...

    The Air Force is an excellent place to learn HVAC, as long as it is taken seriously. It helps if you are active duty (opposed to ANG of Reserve) because you will be performing your duties full time....
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    USAF 1994 - 1998, Sheppard AFB HVAC School, then...

    USAF 1994 - 1998, Sheppard AFB HVAC School, then 16 CES, Hurlburt Field, Fla, AFSC 3E151
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    If it's CM3 you work for, email me. I work for...

    If it's CM3 you work for, email me. I work for one of your "sister" companies, and one of my co-workers just did an apogee integration to R2. He is a former Siemens guy, and should be able to help...
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    Oops! I didn't read this part. Definitely a...

    Oops! I didn't read this part. Definitely a network function somewhere!
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    I know this sounds silly, but I've run into...

    I know this sounds silly, but I've run into similar problems and found the fan contactor jumped out. Everything on the controls were fine, the relay for the fan was dropping out as it should be, but...
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    Great info, thanks. I worked for the Invensys...

    Great info, thanks. I worked for the Invensys rep that did the original install, and am very familiar with the site. I also already upgraded the entire site to 522. It sounds like maybe BACnet is...
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    Thanks for the link. It looks like that driver...

    Thanks for the link. It looks like that driver only works if the Network 8000 GCM was still in place. That is long gone, replaced by UNC.

    BACnet is still an option, I've just never been a big...
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    Thanks for your input. I think I've seen OBIX...

    Thanks for your input. I think I've seen OBIX talked about on this forum before. It's worth looking into. The owner is understandably worried about how long R2 will be supported, especially as it...
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    Tridium R2 to AX questions

    I have some questions about migrating from Tridium R2 to AX.

    Some background on this project: This is a school district. The first school was renovated about 8 years ago with Johnson Controls...
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    I live in Hamburg as well... small world! I've...

    I live in Hamburg as well... small world!

    I've been in the industry about 13 years. I started in the Air Force at Hurlburt Field, Fla. as an apprentice, then journeyman before I got out. I moved...
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    When were you at Hurlburt Field? I was there...

    When were you at Hurlburt Field? I was there from Aug 1994 - Dec 1997. I was in the 16 CES HVAC Shop.
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    Use a null modem serial cable to connect from...

    Use a null modem serial cable to connect from port 3 on the N-30, to serial port on laptop. Set up Hyper Terminal or VT100 emulator on your laptop with com1 and either 19200 or 57600 bit/sec...
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    It sucks , really. I was a commercial HVAC tech...

    It sucks , really. I was a commercial HVAC tech for about 10 years before I went to JCI. I wanted to learn the controls side, and they sent me to training. I absolutely loved my job when I was an...
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    I was with JCI for about 3 1/2 years (in...

    I was with JCI for about 3 1/2 years (in Pennsylvania). I started out as an SAE (Systems Application Engineer), basically a field tech/programmer. That job was great. That job was eliminated with...
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    Brown...that's right. I discharged in '98 and...

    Brown...that's right. I discharged in '98 and moved to San Diego. I was a commercial tech until 2003, got a job with JCI doing controls in Pennsylvania. JCI worked me like a dog for no money, but...
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    My last name is Martin, I was there from March -...

    My last name is Martin, I was there from March - August 1994. I can't remember anyone else's names in my class... just faces. I think I remember Sgt. Hatch though. I think one of the instructors...
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    I was 3E151, went through HVAC school at Sheppard...

    I was 3E151, went through HVAC school at Sheppard in 1994. I spent the rest of my enlistment in 16 CES, Hurlburt Field (Ft. Walton Beach, Fla)

    Reiss sounds familiar. I remember only one SrA...
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