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  1. Thread: Books?

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    I Agree you can glean allot of information off...

    I Agree you can glean allot of information off the web but I am looking for a list of the "best" books out there.
  2. Thread: Books?

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    Books?

    In your opinion what are the best books for the following categories.

    -Contract documents/specification reviews
    -Chilled Water Systems
    -Airside Systems
    -Hot Water Systems
    -Controls Theory...
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    Large Propane Tank monitoring

    Anyone know of a way to measure the volume in a large propane tank and feed that value back to a BMS system?

    How about just a low,med, hi level?

    I envision either 0-10VDC or dry contact to the...
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    Carrier Infinity Control

    I have 20+ 5 ton carrier infinity control units w/ zoning. Does anyone know how to pull these into either a modbus, lon, or bacnet interface? I would like to pull these into my BMS but the only way I...
  5. Thread: New Construction

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    I was joking.

    I was joking.
  6. Thread: New Construction

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    I have two units serving my 3500 sq ft pad. I...

    I have two units serving my 3500 sq ft pad. I like having a unit for the first and secondfloor for many reasons. I agree with skippedover if you want to do a zoned system you will want two units.
  7. Thread: New Construction

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    Why wouldn't we want to run a 5 ton system for a...

    Why wouldn't we want to run a 5 ton system for a master bedroom :-)
  8. Thread: New Construction

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    skippedover good explanation. Sizing and...

    skippedover good explanation. Sizing and balancing zones is a pain in the butt.
  9. Thread: New Construction

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    If it's your house who cares?

    If it's your house who cares?
  10. Thread: New Construction

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    They use heatpumps with condenser water supply on...

    They use heatpumps with condenser water supply on the roof no comparison to a house.
  11. Thread: New Construction

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    Efficiencies with the fan curves. Just like pumps...

    Efficiencies with the fan curves. Just like pumps when you run a fan appove a certain percentage it's efficiency levels out. Also there is the fact that two units allow you to run the two zones in...
  12. Thread: New Construction

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    My experience is commercial not residential so...

    My experience is commercial not residential so when I read of variable speed motors I think of units that run constantly and maintain 55 degrees with zone reheat and dampers is that how this works or...
  13. Thread: New Construction

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    I disagree it all depends on your skillset. You...

    I disagree it all depends on your skillset. You need to understand welding, piping, electrical, and sheetmetal. You just mount the system run the pipe and power and then charge the system.
  14. Thread: New Construction

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    Does the bypass use barometric pressure or is it...

    Does the bypass use barometric pressure or is it controlled? I assume the bypass reads a pressure setpoint or is it a On/Off actuator that is controlled by a contact on a high pressure switch?
  15. Thread: New Construction

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    The truzone looks interesting. So it runs the fan...

    The truzone looks interesting. So it runs the fan and cooling/heating and closes the dampers to rooms that don't need heat/cooling I assume?

    I was considering the F300 or F500 system for filtering...
  16. Thread: NCM's for Sale

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    NCM's for Sale

    I have (1) NCM350-1 and (1) NCM350-8 for sale.
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    Yep, well I think most can't adapt to the...

    Yep, well I think most can't adapt to the corporate lifestyle being former military it was a seemless adjustment for me. I personally do not do well at small mom and pop shops.

    Good point on the...
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    Not at all, since I no longer work for Alerton I...

    Not at all, since I no longer work for Alerton I don't have the latests Docs and or Rocs. I can still write really good code though :-D
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    I think like all other jobs you get back what you...

    I think like all other jobs you get back what you put in. I bust my butt study at home and in 1 year I've been promoted to lead tech and I am lined up to potentially become a manger. The average...
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    You will need envision for bactalk to develop the...

    You will need envision for bactalk to develop the graphics and frontend and the ebt will come with the visio macro for programming or you could use the blue screen in the ebt program. Alerton is one...
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    Since an NAE55 is a solid state xp and 35-45 is a...

    Since an NAE55 is a solid state xp and 35-45 is a solid state ce I don't see why not but I have never done it. I know they can do SNMP trapping.
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    I have had nothing but positives with this...

    I have had nothing but positives with this company. I know that allot of people say that JCI has issues and isn't good to work for and under pay’s you, the list goes on and on.

    A couple things you...
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    Hehe, well I got the BCM-TUX one :-D

    Hehe, well I got the BCM-TUX one :-D
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    How to connect to it? I know that I need...

    How to connect to it?
    I know that I need Envision software.
    Do I need that to configure the BCM-TUX device?
    Are the points that come from IBEX to BACnet have to be manually configure or does the...
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    I know this. 1).MSTP host 320 alarms and can...

    I know this.

    1).MSTP host 320 alarms and can be pushed further.
    2) Why not host them on the server. Instead of hosting alarms to that BCM you can choose in device manager to host to a different...
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    No point even trying to debate you guys. In my...

    No point even trying to debate you guys. In my opinion the NAE is better but hey to each his own.
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    FYI: All JCI FX have open NICS -No they don't. ...

    FYI: All JCI FX have open NICS
    -No they don't.

    They're ala catre, get/buy what you want/need.
    -With an NAE or NCE you don't need to buy anything.

    FYI: JCI doesn't develop the AX. They put an...
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    A bunch of reasons but the main ones are the nce...

    A bunch of reasons but the main ones are the nce is a more powerful supervisor,you don't have to deal with opening nics, you don't have to pay licensing fees or pay for bacnet objects, and the jci...
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    Why aren't you just alarming in EBT?

    Why aren't you just alarming in EBT?
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    Replace the N30 with an NCE, it's better...

    Replace the N30 with an NCE, it's better technology, especially with release 5.0 coming out, then the FX series. Just get an NCE with a N2 trunk and your golden because it hosts graphics, trends,...
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    IM Me

    IM Me
  32. Thread: FX distributors

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    FX distributors

    Anyone know of any |JCI BRANCHES that sell FX?
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    Doing the same thing but with FX20's and 40's...

    Doing the same thing but with FX20's and 40's into an NAE. Like they said you need the resource files for the LON. However, if they N2 controllers are ASC's you can pull the PRN into Point Schedule...
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    Well, actually after reviewing the FX60...

    Well, actually after reviewing the FX60 documentation a little closer I have to say the FX60 does look impressive with it's options so I will concede there. However, I was not impressed with their...
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    You seriously believe that the fx controllers...

    You seriously believe that the fx controllers given to sub-vendors are better then the FEC's? You seriously believe that any N2 controller can out perform an FEC 2610? The only thing that the N2 line...
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    What are you reading the N30 with another...

    What are you reading the N30 with another controls system? MSEA?
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    The advantage you will get from the NAE FEC...

    The advantage you will get from the NAE FEC Combination is work the price if you know what you are doing and can utilize the synergy from the controls right.
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    Trane does, "Trane controls", they manage to make...

    Trane does, "Trane controls", they manage to make every "open" product they sell difficult as all heck to integrate.
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    1). Which version of Siemens? The old L&G stuff...

    1). Which version of Siemens? The old L&G stuff or the newer stuff? We were going to bring a system 600 in through a CIG but it was too expensive so we replaced it. I have done allot of integration...
  40. As a former Alerton, tech I disagree, both Ibex...

    As a former Alerton, tech I disagree, both Ibex and BACtalk, to me were easy to learn. What was hard is the old JCI Lon controller line code. That was HARD to learn.
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    Technical Backgrounds

    Being that we have so many people on here with so many different backgrounds, I think it would be good to get a thread rolling with our backgrounds in it incase someone has a technical question. This...
  42. Thread: HVAC Poll

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    1) Are you union? No 2) Do you earn above or...

    1) Are you union?
    No

    2) Do you earn above or below what the government claims is the median wage for your state?
    Not sure most likely above.

    3) Is there a big difference from what the senior...
  43. Thread: Salary Question

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    Salary Question

    A new PM position opened up at my company. I have been wanting to move into this role for a while and have basically been
    Managing all the service Techs.
    Managing our service projects.
    Writing...
  44. I agree they both have good and bad points, and I...

    I agree they both have good and bad points, and I will use both, however I think the bad for Lon outweighs the Good.
  45. I think it's this way with any BAS. The stuff you...

    I think it's this way with any BAS. The stuff you don't know how to do you think is crap. But LON whether you know how to do it or not imho is crap.
  46. Lon=Barf :D

    Lon=Barf :D
  47. Does a working economizer function count as an...

    Does a working economizer function count as an EMS? :-)
  48. Thread: NAE Question

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    BTW I just think some people don't get controls....

    BTW I just think some people don't get controls. I taught myself how to use SCT and develop a database, graphics, and import the old n2 code all in one day and we have guys who have been here almost...
  49. Thread: NAE Question

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    I must be the minority, I create user views and...

    I must be the minority, I create user views and navigational graphics and still come under on the allotted hours. Oh and my programs work :-)
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    They are being overridden through either the...

    They are being overridden through either the mset2, the bcm, or the internal code. You need to check at what priority array you are writing to the bv. You can go into balance mode on the mset2 and...
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