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    To answer your question explicitly, ALC doesn't...

    To answer your question explicitly, ALC doesn't have any IP controllers on the zone or unitary level. It does offer controllers at the plant/large equipment level that are IP-based. We very rarely...
  2. Also check to make sure your server time/Field...

    Also check to make sure your server time/Field Assistant time are the same as the controller time. Check your modstat of the UC to see what time/date it thinks it is inside of the module itself. If...
  3. EIKON FOR EDUCATORS STILL EXISTS?!?! Wow! I...

    EIKON FOR EDUCATORS STILL EXISTS?!?! Wow! I thought that died a long time ago!

    I'm saving this for future use!
  4. I think it varies based upon who you work for. ...

    I think it varies based upon who you work for.

    I work for one of the largest Automated Logic dealers in the US. As such, we have dedicated software engineers that do nothing but software every...
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    I would just like to apologize to mitchybw for...

    I would just like to apologize to mitchybw for inadvertently hijacking his thread by inserting a somewhat facetious comment in to an otherwise serious response as a result of having a pretty bad week...
  6. Thread: Dankin VRF

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    Are you using single-setpoint or dual-setpoint...

    Are you using single-setpoint or dual-setpoint control?
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    I have no intention of opening up a can of worms,...

    I have no intention of opening up a can of worms, but I thought I would at least ask the question:

    Why not just work for an already-established dealership?

    Despite my own personal previous...
  8. ARCNet is certainly not going away. They've spent...

    ARCNet is certainly not going away. They've spent quite a bit of time working on a new ARCNet co-processor and are Beta-Testing several controllers with the new chip to see how it handles "bad"...
  9. Oh. If I want to change the default temperatures,...

    Oh. If I want to change the default temperatures, I need to write to "RelinquishDefault" instead of to "PresentValue."

    ...And, I'm off running!

    Thank you all!
  10. The formula makes sense, but the document refers...

    The formula makes sense, but the document refers to changing the default Occupied heating/cooling setpoints and then using ZNT-SP to basically adjust the temperature up and down using the average of...
  11. Well, I'm in the Jene right now trying to pull in...

    Well, I'm in the Jene right now trying to pull in the points before we drop the Jene and put our G5 in. Even in Niagara when I pull in the points and switch the defaults to writable, I'm still...
  12. Neither. I'm interfacing with ALC. We are pulling...

    Neither. I'm interfacing with ALC. We are pulling the MS/TP off of the current Jene/JACE.
  13. Failing to write setpoints to JCI MS-FEC1610

    Hello all,

    I am attempting to write Occupied and Unoccupied temperatures to a JCI MS-FEC1610 via BACNet. I keep getting a "Write Access Denied" Error. There is a point called "ZNT-SP" (av:12) that...
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    To answer some above questions: 1. Yes, Ferris...

    To answer some above questions:
    1. Yes, Ferris offers an online degree in HVACR Engineering Technology. Part of that curriculum is DDC controls.
    2. Much of Ferris' (and Penn COT's)...
  15. We're at 2. Maybe we can bump in to each other on...

    We're at 2. Maybe we can bump in to each other on Wednesday.
  16. I was literally going to start this thread...

    I was literally going to start this thread tonight. I'll be there!

    Which session are you attending? Would love to meet up with you after our many conversations on this forum, ALC Share and the...
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    Love bragging about my Alma Mater any time I get...

    Love bragging about my Alma Mater any time I get a chance to do so!

    https://ferris.edu/hvacr/

    Jill Trinklein's contact info on the front page. Send her a note asking about the online program...
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    I believe that was a product of Steve Tom... I...

    I believe that was a product of Steve Tom...

    I did a quick Google search but couldn't find the white-paper I was looking for. I think he wrote one in that time period on VAV trim and respond as...
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    We have done work with Daikin in many different...

    We have done work with Daikin in many different applications, one of which was their AX gateway as noted above. We moved away from it for many of the reasons jthompson posted above. The resetting of...
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    WebCTRL 6.0 works fine on Windows 10, so that...

    WebCTRL 6.0 works fine on Windows 10, so that isn't the issue.

    Reinstalling Java won't help because WebCTRL is using its own Java engine, the VM referenced in your error message. Usually when...
  21. Timur, What information are you needing? Vast...

    Timur,

    What information are you needing? Vast majority of documentation is at ALC's website at www.automatedlogic.com. Just click on "Products" at the top and click on whatever equipment or...
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    Those are older drivers. It's very unlikely that...

    Those are older drivers. It's very unlikely that they are using BACNet Setpoint microblocks in the control programs, so you will not likely see any BACNet-exposed setpoints, either occupied or...
  23. Looking for something resembling an Eternal or Complete Heat

    Howdy, folks,

    My brother is in need of replacing both a furnace and water heater. The space where they are installed is fairly tight and there was no combustion air brought in to the small...
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    Considering that diverse of a building stock,...

    Considering that diverse of a building stock, there is no way anybody could come with an single, appropriate setup/setback temperature. You have to look building-by-building, system-by-system.
    ...
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    As seemingly with all things in this industry,...

    As seemingly with all things in this industry, the answer is "it depends."

    TL;DR: The goal is to set a setup/setback temperature that keeps the equipment from running during unoccupied periods. If...
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    Scott, You shouldn't need the service...

    Scott,

    You shouldn't need the service password. It is really only used to add or remove Daikin units from the system and configure some pretty hairy Daikin parameters. It's really only meant for a...
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    The point I am referring to is on the IDU. There...

    The point I am referring to is on the IDU. There is a separate Emergency Stop point under the System Device that kills all units simultaneously, but in the world of Daikin this "Master" point also...
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    I second Sunbelt. Their reputation proceeds them.

    I second Sunbelt. Their reputation proceeds them.
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    Scott, There is a way to put the Limit...

    Scott,

    There is a way to put the Limit Setpoints in to service at the iTouch Panel. Click on the offending zone/fan coil and bring up its settings page. Check the "Setpoint Restriction" box and...
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    It looks good on paper, but can't speak to how...

    It looks good on paper, but can't speak to how well it would work. I also can't speak to the SOAP capabilities of WebCTRL 4. In any case, it requires that the WebCTRL server be online, which may not...
  31. Duplicate BACNet Export Table Folder across Identical Equipment

    Hello, folks,

    I am trying to use several Jenes (Jaces) to create BACNet export tables for a number of N2 devices on a number of N2 networks in multiple buildings. Everything is working fine.
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    I will echo most of what has already been said....

    I will echo most of what has already been said. Using a WebCTRL 4 server with controller drivers at version 2 (They are up to 6-04-036 now) do not expose most of the points you are looking for as...
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    Wow... didn't expect to see a 10-year-old thread...

    Wow... didn't expect to see a 10-year-old thread get rebooted. :)

    I'm a 4-year graduate from campus. I did both the AAS and BS. In that time, I decided I didn't want an 18-hour semester so I...
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    Daikin RXYMQ Night Mode

    Howdy folks,

    The Daikin guy will be out at my house today to make tweaks to my Daikin system after the cooling season has started.

    One of things we might end up tweaking is the Night Mode...
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    That figures. I used the automatic setting in...

    That figures.

    I used the automatic setting in the beginning, but it set the units to gale-force winds blowing through the house. I switched it back to manual mode and turned the air flow down to...
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    Daikin discharge air temps

    Howdy, folks,

    My Daikin VRV-IIIS has been up and running for about 6 weeks now and I've had the pleasure of seeing it run in both heating and cooling. Thus far I'm happy with it. (Full review and...
  37. Found it! Thanks, Tech. Helped a ton!

    Found it! Thanks, Tech. Helped a ton!
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    I cannot imagine any VRF manufacturer allowing...

    I cannot imagine any VRF manufacturer allowing this. Their pipe sizing rules, fittings, etc. are all made so that their systems work when the finished product is installed. That's how they guarantee...
  39. Daikin Navigation controller "Indoor Unit Status"

    Howdy folks,

    The Daikin system has been working in my house for about a month now. Seems to be doing OK; I'm going to have my rep out in a few weeks to make sure that I programmed everything OK.
    ...
  40. To an extent, I would agree with you. By...

    To an extent, I would agree with you.

    By virtue of their need to cool, compressors have a certain minimum RPM that they must maintain in order to ensure that they get adequate lubrication and...
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    Day 5 and 6

    Well, I got pooped last night so I didn't take any photos. Yesterday and today a great deal of progress was made. First, the refrigerant lines are run and ready for final connections to the piping...
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    Yep, you're right. There really was no other good...

    Yep, you're right. There really was no other good place to put it, though, considering that this is the unit that serves the room above it. If the blower does need to be replaced, I'll have to take...
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    Now Day 4...

    The fan coil in the laundry room is nearly complete. The main duct trunks to the fan coil were completed today. The biggest progress was in the crawlspace underneath the family room. This fan coil...
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    Day 3

    Contractors returned to the site today. One more fan coil is up and the ductwork has started. Many of the takeoffs have been connected and some are going to be a bit more difficult. The light fixture...
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    Day 2

    Nothing really happened on Sunday, so Monday was Day 2. In order to make way for the fan coil unit serving the living room and kitchen part of the house, the water heater needed to be moved. After a...
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    With the exception of the individual takeoffs to...

    With the exception of the individual takeoffs to diffusers, all ductwork is being demolished and replaced with properly sized ductwork with one inch of insulation lining for acoustics. (Since one...
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    Yes. I had the diffusers in my home that I wanted...

    Yes. I had the diffusers in my home that I wanted to reuse and I also have duct heaters for auxiliary heat as well.
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    Daikin's going in my house!!

    Howdy, folks,

    OK, so I really have no idea which section of the forum a post like this goes in, so I'll just file it in "General" for now and hopefully will be able to post its conclusion in "Wall...
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    50PanHead, We are a consulting engineering...

    50PanHead,

    We are a consulting engineering firm that has done work on your campus before and we have a number of Daikin systems underneath our belt. We are working with TMI, as previously...
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    Yeah, I was a bit befuddled as well, but the...

    Yeah, I was a bit befuddled as well, but the Daikin guy tells me that the only thing "Auto" about the fan is that the fan goes off when the stats no longer call. Otherwise, they are running on...
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