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  1. I wouldn't mind talking to a few recruiters. You...

    I wouldn't mind talking to a few recruiters. You still have my contact info, right? I saw an automation position posted at a local hospital in Plano I was thinking about applying for as well. I've...
  2. I didn't take a very traditional path to learn...

    I didn't take a very traditional path to learn the controls field. I went into healthcare facility management after 25 years in HVAC and the first hospital I took on had a control system that needed...
  3. Does controls fall under low voltage contractor...

    Does controls fall under low voltage contractor in California? I have a C20 contractor's license from California for HVAC. I was in the sheet metal union when I did HVAC work. I remember the control...
  4. How is the controls trade structured. Is it 3...

    How is the controls trade structured. Is it 3 tiers? 1. Wire Pullers 2. Installers/Service 3. Programmers

    If so does the pay increase from 1 to 3? If someone can do all 3 are they worth more? The...
  5. I actually make more working in Texas than I did...

    I actually make more working in Texas than I did working on the west coast. I think it has more to do with the employer in my opinion. I notice a lot of control guys travel internationally for work...
  6. My company sends a lot of jobs to India as well....

    My company sends a lot of jobs to India as well. Our owners are from there. They haven't figured out a way to send the automation work yet but if they could they would. I brought in a mom and pop...
  7. Who is paying the big salaries? I see ads here in...

    Who is paying the big salaries? I see ads here in Dallas from Trane, Siemens, and JCI all offering $22-32/hr which is way under 100k. I know some guys working for mom and pops making even less.
  8. I'm going to have to start reading more of the...

    I'm going to have to start reading more of the installation guides. I was wondering about using a transmitter. I've seen them in the field but wasn't sure when to use them and when not to. I'm...
  9. I'm using BA/1K-A-24'-NB and the chart I'm using...

    I'm using BA/1K-A-24'-NB and the chart I'm using is labeled 1K Platinum RTD. It ranges from 842.75 at -40f to 1330.12 at 186f. I put a trend on it and it seems to work for awhile, then not, then OK...
  10. I've had good luck with the Honeywell classic...

    I've had good luck with the Honeywell classic controllers. I haven't tried the new Spyder 5 series yet. Siemens has some bad lead times as well. I'm still waiting on a valve I ordered from them 15...
  11. This was originally a Circon Lonworks system. It...

    This was originally a Circon Lonworks system. It was converted to a Tridium AX system around 11 years ago and the one I'm currently working on I just changed to a brand new Vykon 8000 Jace with new...
  12. I'm checking them after install in the air...

    I'm checking them after install in the air handler. Right now my post heat is reading 1103 ohms and my brand new Bapi in the mixed air position is reading 1525 ohms. They are both Bapi platinum 1k...
  13. 1k RTD averaging sensors way out of calibration out of the box

    I'm replacing some 1k Bapi RTD platinum averaging sensors on some of my AHU's to get better readings on my mixed air. Brand new out of the box they are reading about 20-30 degrees high. I'm setting...
  14. Significant Event Notification Setup on Spyder & Stryker Proxy Points

    On the Honeywell LON Spyder controllers they have a NV Configuration View that lets you setup significant events so you can bind the points and not have to rely on the polling service. It works...
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    It makes sense to advertise strip clubs on a taxi...

    It makes sense to advertise strip clubs on a taxi in Vegas but not on a service truck. Haven't seen any in Texas yet.
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    I'm able to import it without issue. It just...

    I'm able to import it without issue. It just doesn't work for me and goes into fault. My JACE's are PC6000 Jene's from Lynxspring. Do you think their drivers have something to do with it? Even if I...
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    My local supply house doesn't carry LON routers...

    My local supply house doesn't carry LON routers or repeaters. The physical layer repeater I'm using now I had to order from a company in Anaheim, CA. I felt a performance hit when I installed it,...
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    Originally the 60 VAV's were on two separate LON...

    Originally the 60 VAV's were on two separate LON routers. One was for pediatrics and the other for the ED. During a remodel pediatrics was converted to an ED expansion and the LON system was moved to...
  19. It looks well made

    It looks well made
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    I didn't have time to play with it today. Too...

    I didn't have time to play with it today. Too many meetings and other Director stuff. I suspect a heap problem. I was getting low heap warnings on it before it crashed. I'm going to bite the bullet...
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    Troubleshooting an AX 3.7 Station

    Yesterday one of my AX 3.7 stations decided to start crashing. It's on a critical AHU with 60 LON VAV controllers and some IO controllers for smokes and exhaust fans. It's wired in such a way I...
  22. They are 90 degree but only have air proving...

    They are 90 degree but only have air proving switches for the electric heat that I can see. The manual says they will show CFM if they're pressure independent but I don't think any of them are. I've...
  23. I worked for a group of colleges in California...

    I worked for a group of colleges in California that put in some two pipe Daikin and LG VRF systems. They didn't compare to the three pipe Mitsubishi systems we had. They were on the dorms that were...
  24. These have some weird looking actuators with a...

    These have some weird looking actuators with a cat 5 cable going to them from the zone controller. In the manual they are calling the zones VAV-VAT which I guess translates to VVT.
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    This facility stopped using schedules when it...

    This facility stopped using schedules when it transitioned to Niagara because the sub contractor that did the wiring screwed up by removing terminators and never got the system communicating. This is...
  26. On the Health Way Systems they did not install...

    On the Health Way Systems they did not install heat on the rooftop units. I would have to add some. The voting is used to switch the Master Controller from Heat to Cool mode. A vote for cooling...
  27. That last part was the HVAC guy in me venting....

    That last part was the HVAC guy in me venting. The control guy in me wants to know if there's anything I should be concerned with. Like I said I'm following what Wattmaster did which seems to make...
  28. Wattmaster WMS 1715 Health Ways Replacement

    I'm going to replace an older Wattmaster system on a small commercial building that I manage. It consists of two DX RTU's with 2 stage cooling and constant volume with a modulating bypass damper....
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    It had to do with licensing. 3 of the 23 JACE's...

    It had to do with licensing. 3 of the 23 JACE's were licensed for 3.8 because they were installed a little later. They were just never recommissioned till now. I figure I would get it done before the...
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    It is security issues. I was able to get it to...

    It is security issues. I was able to get it to work perfectly on 4.7. I was able to update three of my remaining JACE's to 3.8.504 but still no luck with those on 4.11 yet. The rest of my JACE's are...
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    I finally got the license updated and the...

    I finally got the license updated and the watermarks are gone now. I'm still on the 4.9 modules which are working fine. At some point I'll figure out how to get them to 4.11
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    Got the XIF and compiled the lnml with no issues....

    Got the XIF and compiled the lnml with no issues. Working great now. Much better with lnml.
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    I upgraded my AX user on the Supervisor from...

    I upgraded my AX user on the Supervisor from admin to superuser but no change. I don't see any other permissions I can enable from the user service. In the role service super user has access to the...
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    This is the fault cause: ...

    This is the fault cause:

    com.tridium.fox.session.ServerException: javax.baja.security.PermissionException: User does not have permission to import schedule

    I'm signed in with a super user...
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    I went through my JACE's and found a few that are...

    I went through my JACE's and found a few that are licensed for 3.8 so I recommissioned one to 3.8 so I could try it. I was able to add it with an OK status but it doesn't seem to be linking up...
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    Import N4.11 Schedule to AX 3.7 JACE

    I'm trying to import a schedule to an older AX 3.7 JACE from my 4.11 supervisor. I'm connected to the supervisor with an AX login. Trends and alarms are working fine. I've tried adding the schedule...
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    That's what I was thinking. I sent a request to...

    That's what I was thinking. I sent a request to Circon for the latest XIF. Hopefully it will go smoothly. It seems a little buggy without an lnml file. The plugin for the 350 is very nice. Way more...
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    Circon VAV-350-IMV Niagara Integration

    I'm using the Circon VAV-350-IMV to replace some older Circon controllers on my Niagara system.They're a very nice control with LON and BACnet built in. So far I've only used them on my LON network....
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    I've got the canned version. I have the plugins...

    I've got the canned version. I have the plugins and LNS and there is an option to select third party actuator. However, the original actuator used a proprietary connector. I have no way of getting...
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    It's a highly scientific method I learned in high...

    It's a highly scientific method I learned in high school auto shop called the Wild Ass Guess method. It definitely probably works.
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    I was able to get figure them out with the WAG...

    I was able to get figure them out with the WAG system. Got my px done. I'd still like a cut sheet if anyone has one? These are legacy controllers no longer supported and I can't find any...
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    Circon UHC302 Integration

    I'm trying to clean up the graphics on my Niagara N4 front end. I'm having some issues with my older Circon UHC302's I've still got over 300 of them left at my facility and a lot of them still have...
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    I tried the right click request license but no...

    I tried the right click request license but no change. I still have the watermark and the modules are still showing 4.9 in the module tool. The 4.11 modules are in the sw directory so I just need to...
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    My supervisor is running 4.11. I was on 4.3 for 5...

    My supervisor is running 4.11. I was on 4.3 for 5 years and finally decided to upgrade a few months ago. It was kind of a silly upgrade since 23 of my stations are still running 3.7 AX. I'm a big...
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    I sent him my old and new Host ID yesterday. He...

    I sent him my old and new Host ID yesterday. He asked me if my modules were up to date and how many Jaces/devices I have. He said he would send me something but all I received so far is the link to...
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    I'm pretty sure they're signed. I got them from...

    I'm pretty sure they're signed. I got them from BASSG. My current 4.9 modules are signed as well. I'm trying to get rid of the watermark I've had on my graphics since I updated my supervisor. I...
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    Updating Modules 4.11

    I'm wanting to update my graphics modules from 4.9 to 4.11 however I'm not sure where to start. I have 23 jar files I need to add. I'm a little confused on how this works in 4.11 with the new module...
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    I came up with a work around that seems to be...

    I came up with a work around that seems to be working for me. I added a 15 min occupied period to the weekly schedule which is currently unoccupied 24/7 due to the departments being closed. I then...
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    VAV Schedule Not Holding Trane VV550

    I'm having issues with some Trane VV550 controllers not staying in unOccupied. I'm using an enumerated schedule on an older Jene PC6000 3.7 AX JACE. I'm linking the output of the schedule to...
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    They do look pretty nice. Their website says made...

    They do look pretty nice. Their website says made in USA. I've never used ACI. I guess I've been living in a bubble? I've got around 500 of the Bapi's, 25 Honeywell TR71's, and around 250 Trane...
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