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    Do yourself a favor on this one. If the engineer...

    Do yourself a favor on this one. If the engineer specs out a 4" bypass pipe, than put in the least evasive 4" valve you could provide, usually a butterfly style. Let the engineer be on the hook for a...
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    Yea, now that you can see it have fun with the...

    Yea, now that you can see it have fun with the modbus integration. Bring your calculator. Enjoy typing in all of the manual state tables as well.
  3. [B] Beautiful dude, that's exactly where I'm at!...

    [B] Beautiful dude, that's exactly where I'm at! I got a back charge mechanical contractor , the e-mail engineer, and a buried electrical contractor. Guess what? It's time for all of this stuff to...
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    Again, it's an expensive front end, I'm not...

    Again, it's an expensive front end, I'm not crying about any of it. Bring on the HTML5 why not sooner, it ain't me, it's the end users, our customers. Just don't make it sound like it's without...
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    " you buy mstp" there you go, my point exactly. ...

    " you buy mstp" there you go, my point exactly.
    What if a I need a LON network, a N2 network, a MSTP network, and a Modbus network. It's buy,buy,buy,buy. Network cards and drivers for all. "No...
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    I'm not disagreeing with the power of the Jace,...

    I'm not disagreeing with the power of the Jace, those extras boxes and gateways are not included with the initial purchase. There is a cost, just don't blow it off as it's free or included. They can...
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    This is the question they are asking to...

    This is the question they are asking to themselves. They are offering a full BACnet front end. I have yet to see or work on one. If all the controllers are BACnet, then why is not my front end. I...
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    I've been down this road several times. When it...

    I've been down this road several times. When it comes to validation it includes much more than a sensor signal. Validation is on the process owner. How it is digitally signed is one of the keys. The...
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    Agree, just sweep over the entire graphic in the...

    Agree, just sweep over the entire graphic in the px edit mode and delete the stuff that is not relevant.
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    Looks like 2/10/2015 is the release date. JCI is...

    Looks like 2/10/2015 is the release date. JCI is rolling out a new PCG controller with similar point count as the DX9100. Not exact, but similar. Whatever that means. Along with it, new software and...
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    The smokes should be ORS.

    The smokes should be ORS.
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    I would start with the obvious. Go up to a the...

    I would start with the obvious. Go up to a the unit of concern a press and hold the low limit controller. Take another person and observe what happens with the mixed air dampers. You will probably...
  13. The last two lines of controllers I used deploy...

    The last two lines of controllers I used deploy an anti stick function for valve outputs. At a given time, usually in hours it will stroke the output for a given time, usually in seconds. It's meant...
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    Alarm notifications can become a serious note of...

    Alarm notifications can become a serious note of discomfort for all end users. My suggestion would be to fix some of the mechanical stuff so it isn't alarming at a regular pace. Developed a real...
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    I read somewhere to dress one level beyond the...

    I read somewhere to dress one level beyond the dress code of the job requirement. Like, if the daily code is to wear a pair of khakis and a polo shirt, then a pair of dress pants and a white shirt...
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    What's wrong with that......... It looks like my...

    What's wrong with that......... It looks like my daily schedule.
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    I agree, the panel has enough room. It has the...

    I agree, the panel has enough room. It has the proper components, except the rib relays, never seen them mounted in this fashion. I'm not seeing too many wire markers either. Our lead installer has...
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    I agree. I was trying to give some insight why...

    I agree. I was trying to give some insight why the additional conductor is needed. If I needed an additional conductor in my house, I'm totally screwed. It's all stapled and dry-walled in.
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    Excellent!

    Excellent!
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    OK, then cut the wires going to the NAE and throw...

    OK, then cut the wires going to the NAE and throw in the trash. Directly connect the FX device via the MSTP network and deal with the inherent duplicate address and device IDs. There is not a magical...
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    I would basically agree. But in my head the NAE's...

    I would basically agree. But in my head the NAE's would be integrated over BACnet IP. So, the the device IDs and BACnet address would remain the same. Your supervisor would only talk to the NAE not...
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    RH = Real Hot, RC = Real Cold. It provides an...

    RH = Real Hot, RC = Real Cold. It provides an independent means to control a separate control loop for the AC and heat. The RH terminal (24+) is for the heating circuit and the RC terminal (24+) is...
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    It's not genuine to JCI. I've seen the T-box guys...

    It's not genuine to JCI. I've seen the T-box guys do this routinely.
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    Kele, DT13E Series Isolated DC to DC...

    Kele, DT13E Series

    Isolated DC to DC Transmitter
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    JCI recently published an end users guide, it's a...

    JCI recently published an end users guide, it's a down scaled version of the full blown guide. Maybe, 250 pages from 1250 pages. I would center your training around this guide.
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    Check out the states tables, most likely...

    Check out the states tables, most likely something can be easily changed there.
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    Dude, are you that far from tuning your own...

    Dude, are you that far from tuning your own software? Now, you need another software program to fix your original software PID loops. I think you need to understand the original problem. Loop tuning...
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    I got to roll with Osiyo on this one. As far as...

    I got to roll with Osiyo on this one. As far as paying sparky, I know we exclude any power wiring. No reason not to plan and submit for enough transformers. If it's an extra then everybody gets paid.
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    Hey to the Reaper! A lot of talent here.

    Hey to the Reaper! A lot of talent here.
  30. Thread: 3D Floorplans

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    Engineering Toolbox.... I'd suggest to stay away...

    Engineering Toolbox.... I'd suggest to stay away from duct layouts.
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    All inputs and outputs are defined as enumerated...

    All inputs and outputs are defined as enumerated automatically. Anything other than true/false in considered enumerated. A custom I/O can be defined as a booleen, or a two state true/false. Most...
  32. Thread: 3D Floorplans

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    Free is for me, the pro version offers other...

    Free is for me, the pro version offers other software programs, mostly for presentation. As far as plugins, I have one installed for piping. The on board tools are more powerful then meets the eye....
  33. Thread: 3D Floorplans

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    Thanks, I know how you feel. When I try to change...

    Thanks, I know how you feel. When I try to change something in a A-CAD file, it's like puling teeth. I have no clue and just run away.
  34. Thread: 3D Floorplans

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    I use it a lot. There are plenty of plugins and...

    I use it a lot. There are plenty of plugins and tutorials available on the internet. Speed is the key. Learning the keyboard functions is a must. Knowing when to stop is important. I try to keep it...
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    It's not the manufacturer that supply's the...

    It's not the manufacturer that supply's the device ID it's the programmer. So if you have multiple devices with same device ID it was the programmer that messed this up. For me every device receives...
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    Please Let me backup on my power wiring...

    Please Let me backup on my power wiring statement. Any line voltage 277v or 120v is provided by the EC. These types of vav have electric heat or a fan, sometimes both. 99% of the the contain a small...
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    We can't talk $$$ here... Maybe one of the...

    We can't talk $$$ here... Maybe one of the moderators can push this to the pro forum. Even with that, labor cost are very regional, most of the people here are not going to chime in on a blind quote....
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    How the heck did you do that? The program is long...

    How the heck did you do that? The program is long gone, I'm hoping you have that. The firmware version shouldn't be a big deal. JCI post them on a couple of their websites, if you don't have access...
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    I've programmed hundreds of these guys, so here...

    I've programmed hundreds of these guys, so here is what I know. 900 = Ultra slow, 360 = slow, 180 = medium, 90 = fast, 60 and down = ultra fast. If you can't control within the 360 to 90 range reset...
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    That is totally not true, you just don't have to...

    That is totally not true, you just don't have to deal with the conversions.
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    This is something that has popped up a couple of...

    This is something that has popped up a couple of times now, I saw another post saying that all of the trends are in Central time. Each claiming the platform time was set to something else. No answers...
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    I used the one Kele sells, it fixed my problem. I...

    I used the one Kele sells, it fixed my problem. I didn't think it was overly priced, about the same as a small field controller.
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    Yeah, I looked at my stuff today, nothing was...

    Yeah, I looked at my stuff today, nothing was changed. I remember the first time we did this, I think we had the same problem. It was the plugs within the unit. We plugged one into the wrong spot....
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    You need to set some of the controlling points to...

    You need to set some of the controlling points to "out of service". Any of the points that are being used as "BAS" the corresponding on board point needs to be turned off. I think the out service tag...
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    You have to to setup a user with the Hx Nav view....

    You have to to setup a user with the Hx Nav view. Then use one of the HX graphics, set a new view on the points folder, add the graphic as a Hx view not a Px view. I've done a few, just to try it,...
  46. Most of the controls people here use Visio, not...

    Most of the controls people here use Visio, not all, some use A-CAD. It depends on what you are most comfortable with. There has been countless post of people exchanging Visio files. Just do a site...
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    I would think the only providers of this type of...

    I would think the only providers of this type of info would be in a serious urban environment. I really don't think most weather feeds have the ability to provide this information. Try like central...
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    Once you apply the resource file. Close that...

    Once you apply the resource file. Close that portion, then open the JCI import manager. It's usually the default view if you double click the N2 network. From there it should automatically append the...
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    If it was my company I would align myself with a...

    If it was my company I would align myself with a known brand. At least one of them. Just for the sole purpose of not being closed out on a bid project. They all come with some annual cost, some a lot...
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    My opinion, your about to throw good money at an...

    My opinion, your about to throw good money at an antiquated device. Take that money and put towards a new front end.
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