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    Control service tech responsibilities

    This goes out to all of you who service controls for a large school district.
    What are your responsibilities?

    In our district we handle incoming calls from our HVAC techs but we also are...
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    testing vav pressure/cfm

    Ok, its been awhile and I forgot.
    So please remind me.
    When testing the low/high ports on a vav, should you read the available duct static pressure from the AHU if the damper is full open? Using...
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    Thanks Dodger, I know about the new launcher and...

    Thanks Dodger,
    I know about the new launcher and in the near future our NAE/JCI folks will do just that.

    But I'm still faced with all the FX JACEs and AX JACEs.
    From experimentation, all of...
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    Java 6 and Java 7 together

    Howdy,

    I haven't seen anyone post this yet, but I'll bet there are many out there with a similar problem.
    I work for a large school district which carries many different control systems.
    I have...
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    Liberal vs. Conservative. Talk about fear...

    Liberal vs. Conservative.

    Talk about fear mongering! Thanks Limbaugh and his cronies. Liberal simply means to be open-minded, conservative is to be cautious...
    How about using your mind and...
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    My brain and laptop computer.... after that klein...

    My brain and laptop computer.... after that klein 11-1, headlamp, meter and needlenose or strippers.
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    I will always advise to take advantage of...

    I will always advise to take advantage of knowledge when it's offered to you. I teach final year electrical apprenticeship for a non union apprenticeship program. I've been in the HVAC controls...
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    I love not going to the same place doing the same...

    I love not going to the same place doing the same damn thing day after day. It truly cracks me up that they tell kids in school to work hard, get into college and get a career. After they spend 4...
  9. Thread: MUA's

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    MUA's

    Shouldn't any MAU unit have preheat coils to prevent the freeze stat from tripping all the time?

    If it doesn't, does a logical solution entail programming the hotwater coil to circulate with the...
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    VMWare freeware or buy it ware?

    Yo,

    So we have CCT and PCT. I know, I know, don't have them on the same desktop.
    OK, so I have a freeware version of VMWare our IT dept loaded for another program....and yes it is painfully...
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    Thanks for all the great input from everyone! ...

    Thanks for all the great input from everyone!

    And yeh Kelly, it's Brian.
    I work for Denver Public Schools so everyone knows.
    Personally, I'd like to become up to date on FX and NAE...
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    Thanks for the response! Yep, its both age and...

    Thanks for the response!
    Yep, its both age and low bid.... can't seem to get it across to the Project Managers, etc how important it would be to spec one manufacturer. I think we are slowly getting...
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    Oh yah, and another thing...

    Anyone else finding that they need a different dongle for PCT and FEC?
    PCT dongle is a FX-BTCVT and an FEC is a MS-BTCVT.

    Man, can't JCI just have one?
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    School district HVAC control techs

    Hey out there!

    I'd like to see if there are any other Controls guys out there in a similar circumstance...

    I work for a school district that maintains 162 schools with more being built.
    In our...
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    Install is a great way to understand

    I would strongly advise you to do some work on the install side first. This comes from personal experience. I installed for 7 years as a journeyman electrician before I got the laptop and learned...
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    Thanks

    Uploaded the DX program into my GX9100 tool and traced back to the PID loop from the AO. I doubled the value on the PB on the data 2 page.
    Works like a champ! No more chasing, it's a mellow, nice...
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    Loop reset on DX9100

    Hey there,

    I need to reset a cooling valve loop on an air handler controlled by a DX-9100.
    I see the control percentage change from 0 to 100% constantly after we had a clogged pipe problem...
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    Like CrazziFuzzy, I'm a maintenance guy, I...

    Like CrazziFuzzy, I'm a maintenance guy,

    I started out as an installer/journeyman electirican, got into controls about 10 years ago. Turned into a tech when the company I was working for asked me...
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    Thanks for Sharing

    Great to hear all the different backgrounds and experiences.
    I hear ya on the can't sit behind a computer all day Crabmaster!
    I spent the day behind one today. Now ready to get back to plugging...
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    Any control service techs out there?

    Just wondering how many out there are on the service side of controls?
    What's your background? Did you do the programming side first and service later?, etc.
    Just curious.

    THX:putergreet:
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    Today's endeavor

    So I found some loose duct lining in front of the baffles in the Supply Air section. This looks like it came from the fire alarm guys installing a duct probe across the section. I reached in with a...
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    Thanks for all the replies! - ASC means...

    Thanks for all the replies!

    - ASC means application specific controller in JCI language and I'm referring to the AHU controller, not the VFD. If you haven't worked on JCI's metasys line before,...
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    Duct static conundrum

    Ok, so here it is...

    AHU unit controlled by JCI AHU controller. (Metasys)
    - The supply fan vfd is suppose to be controlled by duct static pressure at 1" w.c. for setpoint. I find the static...
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    I looked up FAN 410 in the CG Products search...

    I looked up FAN 410 in the CG Products search that is for JCI.
    It just has 2 hits that mention enumerated sets.

    I never installed JCI stuff. But did do a lot of Siemens, Invensys, etc. As far...
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    Did you check out the Johnson Controls Website?...

    Did you check out the Johnson Controls Website?
    Look under Metasys or look under scheduled classes. We just had one were the teacher traveled to our location. It was on FX series of controls and a...
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    Thanks for the help Dracula and Xarralu! ...

    Thanks for the help Dracula and Xarralu!

    Dracula...we are the owners, but I did come across the administrator password login and don't know it (do you know the default?). Hopefully we have it on...
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    ALC question for me also

    I read the last post on ALC with interest.
    I am in a similar situation, however I found the database with the .eiw files.

    Can I somehow pull all the old databases into a new Sitebuilder program...
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    Etc,

    I forgot to mention we do have a front end dedicated server and LGE and LGR routers that all work.

    Thanks Again!
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    Thanks!

    Thanks Hotrod53!

    As far as 5.2, I got a call today from the local rep. The district won't go for the upgrade because of budget and we're gradually phasing out ALC.

    I do have WebCntrl 3.0 and...
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    Thanks

    I do have my computer config'd ok from the sounds of all the helpful replies on this forum.

    I just have to get the database for the controller I'm trying to talk to and load it on my SiteBuilder I...
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    ALC help more info

    #1 Today, 08:32 PM
    basparky
    Professional Member Join Date: Oct 2007
    Location: Lakewood, CO
    Posts: 28

    ALC help more info
    ...
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    ALC help please

    #1 Today, 08:14 PM
    basparky
    Professional Member Join Date: Oct 2007
    Location: Lakewood, CO
    Posts: 27

    ALC help please
    ...
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    Thanks!

    Thanks for your help Lynn!:grin2:

    - Brian
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    Evap Cooling Up Dux

    Hey out there!:putergreet:

    I have evaporative cooling in my house which I love out here in Colorado.
    I installed a roof top unit about 12 years ago and its works fine.

    However, I don't get...
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    Dingo, Yes I do have a R2 manual I'd be willing...

    Dingo,
    Yes I do have a R2 manual I'd be willing to sell. Would you pay for postage too?
    - Brian
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    Thanks for all the responses!

    :pileon:
    To Crabmaster...I applied for the pro status under the "here" link you mentioned.

    For Xarralu...I did try many of the troubleshooting items mentioned by Hotrod 53... In particular doing...
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    I feel the pain!

    Thanks MaxBurn and CrabMaster...

    Yep, that's what I thought. You'd think since you have this ALC stuff in 16 different buildings that support would be available for the control tech. having to...
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    ALC forum, really?

    I was reading with interest a thread that mentioned ALC forums for FAQ,s discussions, etc.
    Really?
    Can I get onto it without some kind of subscription?

    By the way, thanks for the recent help...
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    ALC intermittent communication lines

    :anyone:Help Please!

    I've been trying to troubleshoot a recurrent ALC comm problem.

    I have version 3.0WebCTRL system. Trouble is I have intermittent communications through the graphics page to...
  40. Thread: ALC help

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    Thanks Again!

    Thanks Controlphreak!

    We have an old system it looks like. The training discs I have for WebCtrl are Basic and Advanced Field Tech v2.5-rev1 and a disc that has WebCtrl Tools Version 3.0.

    I...
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    Thanks!

    Thanks MaxBurn,

    I'll get right on that tomorrow...

    - Brian:det:
  42. Thread: ALC help

    by basparky
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    ALC help

    Hi out there to all my fellow control freaks!

    I started a new job working maintaining/troubleshooting DDC in school facilities. Currently I'm troubleshooting a ALC system.

    My manager bascially...
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    R2, AX, Workplace Tech oh my!

    :anyone:Howdy,

    I just spent the last year and a half delving pretty deeply into Invensys Workplace Tech and starting to become proficient with Niagara R2 and AX.

    Problem is, work slowed down, I...
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    Buderus GB142 boilers t-stats

    Hey there!

    Does anyone know offhand how many wires for t-stat are required for the Buderus GB142 boilers?

    Can you get by with a 2 wire set up to the stat, instead of 4?

    I'm thinking about...
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    Reply to domestic water

    I heat my domestic water seperately in another tank. I was looking at the features of some of these new boilers that will do that as well. But will there be enough volume? Currently we use a 40...
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    more info

    Thanks for everyones prompt reply:D

    More info for you boiler guys, this is a Peerless model 60 with a rated input of 200,000 BTU's and output of 160,000 BTU's. All this for a 2640 sq ft house...
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    hydronic boiler replacement

    Hi guys!

    I'm a controls, building automation installer for a company out here in Denver, CO. I'm an electrician by trade, so I'm looking to advice from any of you residential hydronic boiler...
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    hydronic boiler replacement

    Hi there!

    I'm a lead controls:) installer in Denver, CO. I am a electrician by trade, so I have that part of it down. However, I've posted questions on a boiler replacement for my home. Among...
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    Thanks!

    Thanks to all who responded to my question.

    Next I'm going to research who to use as a contractor out here in Lakewood, CO. Any suggestions would also be appreciated.

    Thanks again!

    - ...
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    Thanks Slimwoodie, I'm getting the don't part,...

    Thanks Slimwoodie,

    I'm getting the don't part,
    got any suggestions, e.g. boiler replacement, or just leave it alone?

    - Brian
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