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    I am in school right now and my teacher said to ask a technician why is the gauges on the bottom of the unit and not on the top? If anyone could help me with the answer that would be great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sammysprinkler View Post
    I am in school right now and my teacher said to ask a technician why is the gauges on the bottom of the unit and not on the top? If anyone could help me with the answer that would be great.
    Are you talking about the gauge ports where the hoses
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    Quote Originally Posted by sammysprinkler View Post
    I am in school right now and my teacher said to ask a technician why is the gauges on the bottom of the unit and not on the top? If anyone could help me with the answer that would be great.
    None of the units I work on have "guages." I have to attach them.
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    Im confused.

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    So you have to bend over and add more wear and tear to your back. Give it 15 years and you'll understand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sammysprinkler View Post
    I am in school right now and my teacher said to ask a technician why is the gauges on the bottom of the unit and not on the top? If anyone could help me with the answer that would be great.
    ???

    I have seen a few units with installed gauges, and they are normally not at the bottom of the unit, but just at or below eye level. Ease of viewing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiger93rsl View Post
    Im confused.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Super Tech JJ View Post
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    No big deal I work on rack's all day long.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jpsmith1cm View Post
    ???

    I have seen a few units with installed gauges, and they are normally not at the bottom of the unit, but just at or below eye level. Ease of viewing.
    Transducers are one of the greatest things thats happend to HVAC that and a good BMS. There is nothing better than sitting down a a computer and figureing out whats wrong with a system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiger93rsl View Post
    Transducers are one of the greatest things thats happend to HVAC that and a good BMS. There is nothing better than sitting down a a computer and figureing out whats wrong with a system.
    Most of the newer BMS/EMS systems that I deal with are overrated.

    They got too complex too quickly and, now, are either impossible to work on without a laptop and an engineering degree, or they are totally unreliable.

    Add to that the fact that the end user, in my case supermarket managers, are totally incapable of reading or operating them, and they create more headaches than they solve.

    Now, a nice, user-friendly system that is fairly simple and totally reliable would be great, but they don't make that anymore.

    Need to get back to the KISS principles and I will like BMS a WHOLE lot more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpsmith1cm View Post
    Most of the newer BMS/EMS systems that I deal with are overrated.

    They got too complex too quickly and, now, are either impossible to work on without a laptop and an engineering degree, or they are totally unreliable.

    Add to that the fact that the end user, in my case supermarket managers, are totally incapable of reading or operating them, and they create more headaches than they solve.

    Now, a nice, user-friendly system that is fairly simple and totally reliable would be great, but they don't make that anymore.

    Need to get back to the KISS principles and I will like BMS a WHOLE lot more.
    The systems I work on are all operated by building engineers and most of them are the tracer summit, a few johnson controlls, and carrier. But most of the systems are controlled by trained "engineers" whitch makes it very convienient for me. I do agree with you on over complication often resulting in neucent alarms but when the control system is working properly it makes life easy for the service tech. and the people that know how to operate it.

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