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  1. Thread: CSI 7728

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    Yes that would be the same company and all VARs...

    Yes that would be the same company and all VARs may not have been perfect and I was in the home district so I may have seen a better side. I was installing their controls in high rises (1.4million...
  2. Thread: CSI 7728

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    CSI was a privately held employee owned company,...

    CSI was a privately held employee owned company, built by down to earth people who grew the company from "Texan Controls" which was practically operated out of a garage into an international company....
  3. Thread: CSI 7728

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    I am sorry to say that this was the downfall of...

    I am sorry to say that this was the downfall of CSI INET. The worst case of a buy-out ruining a decent control company.
  4. Thread: Easy Operation

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    What happened to my pictures????? Can anybody...

    What happened to my pictures?????

    Can anybody tell me? I have emailed the site but have not gotten a response.
  5. Thread: Visio Stencils

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    I have some stencils that I would like to trade...

    I have some stencils that I would like to trade for. Let me know where to send mine and I will email to you.
  6. Thread: Easy Operation

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    I am working all over the Dallas - Fort Worth...

    I am working all over the Dallas - Fort Worth metroplex. Now I am more involved with controls than operations. Where do you work?
  7. Thread: Easy Operation

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    I recently relocated to the Dallas/Ft Worth area....

    I recently relocated to the Dallas/Ft Worth area. Glad to be back in the big market but sad to miss out on the outstanding duck hunting I left in Arkansas.
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    User: System Password: System is TAC

    User: System
    Password: System

    is TAC
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    user: Pass Password: Pass

    user: Pass
    Password: Pass
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    And Now....... Honeywell buys Tridium..... Or...

    And Now....... Honeywell buys Tridium..... Or did they ever really let it go?

    Ex Honeywell people started Tridium, Honeywell was Tridium's first major customer, Tridium reels in Invensys,...
  11. Thread: Easy Operation

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    I saw this plant again a while back. I was...

    I saw this plant again a while back. I was discouraged to see that the maintenance was not kept up, that the little things had been ignored over a long period of time. It was not "Terrible", but...
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    Very solid controller. You just need some...

    Very solid controller. You just need some software and connect RS-232.
  13. Thread: Classic!

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    Work, Work and more work. Nearly 3 years in the...

    Work, Work and more work. Nearly 3 years in the making. It took specialists in several trades to get it to this level - mechanics, control techs, plant operators, electricians, plumbers, etc.. We...
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    Your issue would be most easily solved through...

    Your issue would be most easily solved through BacTalk displays and device templates. If the workstation is running Envision for BacTalk your answers are at your fingertips. Let me know if this is...
  15. Thread: Classic!

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    Drop me an email and I will see if I can set up a...

    Drop me an email and I will see if I can set up a visit. I haven't been in either one of these plants in a while but I think I may be able to set up a visit.
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    I just can't hardly stand that TAC logo on o...

    I just can't hardly stand that TAC logo on o quality piece of CSI equipment.
  17. Thread: Easy Operation

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    Thanks for the compliments on both posts. This...

    Thanks for the compliments on both posts. This one was probably my favorite if the two projects.
  18. Thread: Classic!

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    Thanks for the comments.

    Thanks for the comments.
  19. Thread: Classic!

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    Let me know when your schedule lets up a bit, I...

    Let me know when your schedule lets up a bit, I would really like to see your facility and hear your plans.

    I understand your concerns about performing annuals on the finished product, but it is...
  20. Thread: Classic!

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    Thanks

    Thanks for the compliment. Both the Classic post and the Easy operation post are in the Dallas central business district. Both buildings are on opposite sides of Thanksgiving square. The Classic...
  21. Thread: BacTalk

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    Any opinions on Alerton controls and BACtalk?

    Any opinions on Alerton controls and BACtalk?
  22. Thread: Classic!

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    StarShip Enterprise

    Ti is funny that you say that. I used to walk visitors out onto the plant floor and say "welcome to the Starship Enterprise". Sort of a humbling effect.
  23. Thread: Easy Operation

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    Thanks, Yes we were proud of the finished...

    Thanks,

    Yes we were proud of the finished product, but I was more proud to have been associated with the crew. The attention to detail and commitment to excellence was incredible.
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    "Re-badged Distech stuff"

    I am not familiar with the distech line. Could you explain what you meant by "re-badged Distech stuff"?
  25. Thread: CSI Vista

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    My condolences.... If you are not familiar with...

    My condolences.... If you are not familiar with LON that is one issue, but if you have not been to Vista training you might as well be trying brain surgery.

    Seriously... Vista 4 or Vista 3?
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    Tridium Front End

    Tridium is an awesome front end. Expensive maybe but the product is very good. We have installed numerous sites and I like the product better with each installation. Tridium is also leading the...
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    Leibert to Summit

    We do this on a regular basis with Fieldserver. The results have been great. http://fieldserver.com
  28. Thread: Easy Operation

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    Thanks for the compliments.

    Thanks for the compliments.
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    Tridum provides the Andover drivers. I have done...

    Tridum provides the Andover drivers. I have done several Andover/Tridium upgrades almost seamlessly.
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    We have been using Tridium for legacy...

    We have been using Tridium for legacy integration. http://www.tridium.com Works well with all Andover stuff Infinity and AC256.
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    Is anybody integrating legacy systems such as...

    Is anybody integrating legacy systems such as Andover and Powers with BacNet and Lon? If so, what kind of front end are you using.
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    Another vote for the forum.

    Another vote for the forum.
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    My company is very training oriented. Our...

    My company is very training oriented. Our training budget was $170,000 this year. I personally have been to 3 different traing classes... all out of town, complete with salary and expenses. Our...
  34. Thread: Easy Operation

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    There is a lot of epoxy and a lot of chws...

    There is a lot of epoxy and a lot of chws insulation in this plant... but underneath is a lot of hard work and preparation. The pumps are center-line bored with balanced rotating elements, new wear...
  35. Thread: Tools???

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    Dewalt 1/2" chuck

    Dewalt 1/2" chuck
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    Not much different than a service tech.... Pride...

    Not much different than a service tech.... Pride runs deep.
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    He shouldn't have said that, but don't fool...

    He shouldn't have said that, but don't fool yourself about building operators either. I have operated large facilities in Dallas and I have spent time doing start up and operations training in...
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    Now thats good work... No matter where you are. ...

    Now thats good work... No matter where you are. Take care of that guy he is a winner. It is also obvious that he has good leadership. Now what is that about... "Teach the apprentices right......
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    Do you have a name for this guy?

    Do you have a name for this guy?
  40. Thread: Classic!

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    Here ya go Dice.... Just another plant operator...

    Here ya go Dice.... Just another plant operator trying to find his way around.
  41. Thread: Easy Operation

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    Specky stuff... But Dice thinks we couldn,t run...

    Specky stuff... But Dice thinks we couldn,t run another one!
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    Amen

    Amen
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    Come on Dice.... I have read enough intelligent...

    Come on Dice.... I have read enough intelligent things you have written for me to think you actually believe this.
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    This salary discussion is comical... but true. I...

    This salary discussion is comical... but true. I have worked in both fields and agree with all I have read in this thread. The larger the facility, the better "operators/engineers" typically. The...
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    I saw Computrols "factory" too... 2X4 wooden...

    I saw Computrols "factory" too... 2X4 wooden racks.... Small company in New Orleans. I thought it was a decent product, just coming from humble beginings. I would recommend the LON products for...
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    TAC bought CSI a few years ago. TAC is a major...

    TAC bought CSI a few years ago. TAC is a major player in LON based controls. The company is very solid. They are owned by Schneider who also owns Square D, Andover Controls, Merlin Gerin,...
  47. Thread: Ice Storage

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    Originally posted by wolfdog Small...

    [QUOTE]Originally posted by wolfdog

    Small world. I live just north, close to Knox and 75.
    10 years huh?

    Are you James or John?



    I am James. I worked the central business district for...
  48. Thread: Ice Storage

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    I was the chief engineer at CityPlace and at...

    I was the chief engineer at CityPlace and at Energy Plaza.
  49. Thread: Ice Storage

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    Wolfdog, Are there any highrises in Dallas...

    Wolfdog,

    Are there any highrises in Dallas using ice storage now? I was chief engineer in possibly one of the largest water storage plants in Dallas in the early '90s. 64,000 ton hours storage...
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    I am glad to see so many "Operators" and...

    I am glad to see so many "Operators" and "Engineers" on this site. I was beginning to believe it was all service techs.
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