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  1. Company paid for it. Was informed a week before...

    Company paid for it. Was informed a week before the class we would be attending. I reached out to our IT department, and they suggested the Dr.Messer website. Unfortunately I think S+ had over 150...
  2. This was instrumental in me passing my Security+...

    This was instrumental in me passing my Security+ cert, everyone else (7 or 8 people) in my dept. failed, no one else did any out of class studying.

    kontrol out
  3. Not sure if they have online courses but CompTIA...

    Not sure if they have online courses but CompTIA certifications are pretty comprehensive in the basics. A+, Network+ and Security+ are all valuable and lay a good foundation to the IT world.
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  4. A lot of them are union and get over scale. A...

    A lot of them are union and get over scale. A chiller either works or it doesn't. When it's broke it's generally parts. Controls issues can be 100% subjective, encompass the entire building (and...
  5. Got a buddy a job at JCI as a controls...

    Got a buddy a job at JCI as a controls programmer, when they bought York he transferred to chillers and now is their top tech in Hawaii. Chiller techs seem more specialized, but controls techs seem...
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    My entry into trade, and a great place to get a...

    My entry into trade, and a great place to get a good fundamental understanding of controls (coupled with going to school for HVAC concurrently) was installation (learn to read plans and schematics,...
  7. Not too much residential traffic or expertise in...

    Not too much residential traffic or expertise in this forum, mainly commercial DDC systems. Sounds like the installing contractor did not configure your system correctly, the whole "bailed on the...
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    Yep, the above post is exactly what happened in...

    Yep, the above post is exactly what happened in my area. Top talent moved to the zone and the new hires just deploy projects developed by zone level employees. The service side still has experienced...
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    I saw an episode of Macgyver where he bypassed a...

    I saw an episode of Macgyver where he bypassed a dongle with a paperclip, bubblegum and his SAK. That man had skillz.

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    My preference when it comes to a single vendor...

    My preference when it comes to a single vendor system. If you are concerned about the proprietary nature of ARC156 it can be installed with the controller communicating over MSTP which "opens" things...
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    As stated by mitch if you apply 24vac to the...

    As stated by mitch if you apply 24vac to the 0-10VDC terminal/wire on a Belimo it will drive full stroke, remove the 24vac and it will return to the original position. Or you can install a 10vdc...
  12. Normally done with RC-Toolkit. Not sure if that...

    Normally done with RC-Toolkit. Not sure if that property (in the Device object) is writable using a standard BACnet browser. You may be able to do it on the display as well but it's been awhile since...
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    IF Tools MSB-RS485...

    IF Tools MSB-RS485 is what you seek.

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  14. It's what runs my home. Full BTL B-BC listing,...

    It's what runs my home. Full BTL B-BC listing, has full color graphics, trend display, schedules etc. on the screen. Has a phone app to interface (needs Ethernet or WiFi - or another RC Ethernet...
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    One of my main concerns with ALC is that it seems...

    One of my main concerns with ALC is that it seems like you need a router for everything. You want to integrate a VFD? You need a router for that. A pump skid...you need a router for that, too. ...
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    One of the better BACnet lines out there, can't...

    One of the better BACnet lines out there, can't think of another that covers all the bases that it does. As Sam said the input protection leaves something to be desired, I personally have seen an...
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    I had only used the IP Omni controllers and not...

    I had only used the IP Omni controllers and not their front end software as I was bringing it into another BACnet AWS and that went smooth. The programming software (FOCUS) was easy enough to use and...
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    Care to celebrate on your experience? kontrol...

    Care to celebrate on your experience?

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    Can't go wrong with that! I come from a land down...

    Can't go wrong with that! I come from a land down under.

    https://innotech.com/

    I have used it and would recommend it to anyone looking for a high-end solution.

    kontrol out
  20. Thread: NEWS

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    When you only have one flavor of Koolaid every...

    When you only have one flavor of Koolaid every sip masks the taste of the poison. When someone tells me XZY is the best my reply is "I take it XYZ is the only thing you've worked with?".

    kontrol...
  21. Can't extract program, must have Eikon file and...

    Can't extract program, must have Eikon file and EDB database as well as software. Does not communicate via MSTP, uses ARC156 a unique implementation of ARCnet. Level of BACnet support depends on...
  22. What about value objects? kontrol out

    What about value objects?

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  23. I'm not sure. I was using another BAWS to...

    I'm not sure. I was using another BAWS to integrate a bunch of VLCs into another front end and my post was in regards to the object descriptor having valid information as to what the point was and...
  24. I have seen in earlier versions of VLCs the...

    I have seen in earlier versions of VLCs the object name being fixed and the description property having the details on the point. Not sure if this changed in later firmware.

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    Some flavor or Tridium with whichever brand of...

    Some flavor or Tridium with whichever brand of BACnet controllers you can get your hands on.

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    The small modules are actually expanders and from...

    The small modules are actually expanders and from my understanding communicate via CAN to the LGR. They are just IO with no programming or AST in them.

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  27. Not sure about EntelliWeb, but with ORCAview the...

    Not sure about EntelliWeb, but with ORCAview the software the customer gets is the software the dealer uses to configure and programmer the controllers. The o ly thing that the dealer may hold back...
  28. I have used one on their previous generation of...

    I have used one on their previous generation of software and it was seamless, graphics on the front end were replicated on the HMI. Nice product and easy to engineer / configure.

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    Well they're finally adding a second chiller and...

    Well they're finally adding a second chiller and that was the catalyst to upgrade the system. T&M have not be happy with the previous system and service.

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  30. A good application of Thorazine should solve that...

    A good application of Thorazine should solve that problem.

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    CM - currently removing those old controls from...

    CM - currently removing those old controls from the CSI lab and upgrading them. Brian from T&M said to say hi.

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  32. Be cautious returning cold air directly to the...

    Be cautious returning cold air directly to the unit, I would suggest a dump zone (hallway etc) like your picture shows.

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    Mains. kontrol out

    Mains.

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    Be a knowledge sponge. Use your mech knowledge to...

    Be a knowledge sponge. Use your mech knowledge to make good controls decisions. Don't do start-up and trouble shooting remotely. Don't get hung up on any one system, learn the technology instead.
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    I have family that work/live in Switzerland as...

    I have family that work/live in Switzerland as well as Finland and I work/live in Western US, stay in the Europe.

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  36. Just another device on the network that routes...

    Just another device on the network that routes MSTP packets to IP packets. Use some off the shelf BACnet app such as YABE to make it easy on yourself.

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    They will always need us to clean up messes...

    They will always need us to clean up messes created by offsite programmers and engineers and custom work such as plants.

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    For 90% of equipment it generates the program,...

    For 90% of equipment it generates the program, the graphic, the sequence in text format, a basic schematic and one of the best out of the box user GUI there is. If it wasn't for ARC156 comms as a...
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    Building Automation Monthly have a good wiresheet...

    Building Automation Monthly have a good wiresheet programming course. I don't do graphical programming other than ALC which does 90% of the work for you so I can't provide any examples but once you...
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    0 CFM = Full open trying to achieve CFM setpoint....

    0 CFM = Full open trying to achieve CFM setpoint. Can you override the CFM reading to above setpoint and see if the damper begins to close, this would verify if the controller is functioning or not....
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    State 1 Siemens 1 JCI 1 Honeywel 1 SE 2...

    State

    1 Siemens
    1 JCI
    1 Honeywel
    1 SE
    2 ALC
    1 Reliable
    2 Delta
    2 Alerton
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    Boxx (http://www.boxx.com) kontrol out

    Boxx

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    Kele slings them as well. kontrol out

    Kele slings them as well.

    kontrol out
  44. Have you verified the controller is set up for...

    Have you verified the controller is set up for MSTP and not ARC156? If so have you verified baud rate?

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    If your contractor is concerned about a 1000' box...

    If your contractor is concerned about a 1000' box of lo-cap wire you should be looking for a new contractor.

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    Are you saying that it isn't native BACnet? Sad...

    Are you saying that it isn't native BACnet? Sad to see in this day and age vendors still pushing proprietary protocols in their primary offerings.

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    You can also look at the Tx and Rx LEDs, if they...

    You can also look at the Tx and Rx LEDs, if they are constantly lit with varying strength more than likely ARC156. If they are pulsing on and off more than likely MSTP.
    Depending on the age of the...
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    I agree with your line of thought 100% but know...

    I agree with your line of thought 100% but know many a service salesperson or manager that want it the other way around.

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    I had no issues with Analog, just binary that I...

    I had no issues with Analog, just binary that I remember (can't remember if they had any multi). If you go through a NAE to IP it translates the character set (no help to you and the BBC-SD) if I...
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    Do you have issues reading analog values? If this...

    Do you have issues reading analog values? If this issue is only with binary and multistate values it is more than likely due to the BBC-SD not being able to interpret the value text as it is a non...
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