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    How is it unfair that JCI or Honeywell are the...

    How is it unfair that JCI or Honeywell are the only ones allowed to market their own products?

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    We always buy from Dell unless it's a blade...

    We always buy from Dell unless it's a blade server application for a large system. It's much easier to have the warranty taken care of from a reputable manufacturer. On the larger system's we hire...
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    They are DOs and not ROs. The common is common...

    They are DOs and not ROs. The common is common (ground) and the 24 is supplied when the output is on. You can take the board out of the holder and flip it over and see the trace is tied to common...
  4. Use the asydebug 100 command to clear phantom...

    Use the asydebug 100 command to clear phantom alarms.

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    I've had an ecobee 4 for a few years and it's...

    I've had an ecobee 4 for a few years and it's superior to any other smart stat I've ever had. I've never had an issue with it. That being said, things fail, sometimes out of the box. Can always...
  6. We always use hardwired as a standard. That way...

    We always use hardwired as a standard. That way if for some reason comms are down but the field panel is up, the AHU can still run.

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    They need to be wired together, but it's not...

    They need to be wired together, but it's not advisable. What happens if the door falls off in the middle of the night and an animal crawls in there, or a child, or debris? Just put a clip or tape...
  8. It is possible but I would never do it in house. ...

    It is possible but I would never do it in house. I've said this before and I'll say it again, if you have equipment that costs hundreds of thousands of dollars and you don't pay a contractor to PM...
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    So for what it's worth I swear that our seasons...

    So for what it's worth I swear that our seasons have shifted months and that the sun is taking a different path in the sky relative to the path it's supposed to take on that day year after year.
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  10. You have to understand that the field panels are...

    You have to understand that the field panels are doing most of the work and the server is just a report compiling device as well as a gateway between the different trunks. So even the fastest PC...
  11. I really have to know the server resources and...

    I really have to know the server resources and the field panel hardware you have. If you have SCUs, RCUs, and MBCs on the P2 trunk at 9600 baud they are absolutely correct. None of that hardware...
  12. You can absolutely command things on that way. ...

    You can absolutely command things on that way. We use an Ethernet to BacNet gateway at quite a few hotels that puts rooms in occupied mode upon check in and unocc at check out.

    As for data, you...
  13. https://www.trane.com/content/trane-commercial/nor...

    https://www.trane.com/content/trane-commercial/north-america/us/en/products-systems/design-and-analysis-tools/download-center/hvac-design-software-download-center.html?projectName=All+C.D.S.+Software&...
  14. The software is free from Trane's website and you...

    The software is free from Trane's website and you need a USB A to B cable. Most likely you don't have the BV set to BAS control.

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    You still have to follow NEC or local codes and...

    You still have to follow NEC or local codes and assumptions don't cover it. I'm sorry but whether you like it or not, you have to check. I've seen manufacturer's use lugs and crimps rated for 60 C...
  16. It's infinitely easier to pull BacNet points into...

    It's infinitely easier to pull BacNet points into Insight than try to push non BacNet points out. Unless you have crazy old panels the Siemens system should be able to handle it fairly easily. What...
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    You also need to know the temperature ratings of...

    You also need to know the temperature ratings of each component in the unit or assume the lowest temperature column on the NEC chart.

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  18. If you have a RENO license with Insight you...

    If you have a RENO license with Insight you should be able to set COV trends up for the S/S points and have them emailed to you as well as a scheduler report. I think way too many people don't...
  19. Why not just look in Insight? Sent from my...

    Why not just look in Insight?

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  20. What the regional JCI tech told me is that if the...

    What the regional JCI tech told me is that if the BAS system asks for an inappropriate state text table it will lock out communication. Our software apparently asks for a table for all points even...
  21. It works perfect after the firmware update. It's...

    It works perfect after the firmware update. It's anyone's best guess as to why it's implemented that way. Just don't wait to call them or it will just be expensive.

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  22. I've integrated York chillers before, we had to...

    I've integrated York chillers before, we had to get Johnson Controls to flash updated firmware. Their comm card was blocking us because we were asking for state text tables for all types of points...
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    Don't do wireless unless you have to. If you're...

    Don't do wireless unless you have to. If you're running cable already pull another. Take his advice.

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    My favorite was either ABB or Yaskawa, but I am a...

    My favorite was either ABB or Yaskawa, but I am a little sour on ABB now. A few of my customers are good for playing around with parameters and I really want a factory reset defaults option on both...
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    What controls it? It looks like it's short...

    What controls it? It looks like it's short cycling.

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    The old Siemens drives were garbage, but they...

    The old Siemens drives were garbage, but they spent a lot of time researching what the other manufacturer's we're doing and what people liked, and put it all into the BT300.

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    Siemens BT300. Easiest to set up by far. Has...

    Siemens BT300. Easiest to set up by far. Has all comm options on board.

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    There is absolutely no way you can tell the wire...

    There is absolutely no way you can tell the wire is rated for this ampacity from the information he provided. We need to know the wire type and component temperature ratings to correctly determine...
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    What type of wire is that 8AWG? It doesn't look...

    What type of wire is that 8AWG? It doesn't look like THHN. Even so, what's the temperature rating on the breaker? My guess from this picture is that the wire is too small.

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    Except they need these companies to stay in...

    Except they need these companies to stay in business for their future needs. They need to continue to adapt or their profits decline and they go out of business. Facility owners tend to be...
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    Places like this that don't gradually update...

    Places like this that don't gradually update their components crack me up. Why go with a major BAS company if you don't keep current. All of them purposely push things towards obsolescence as a...
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    A really good way to find leaks is peppermint oil...

    A really good way to find leaks is peppermint oil

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    I think it was a typo. I was thinking the same...

    I think it was a typo. I was thinking the same thing.

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  34. They are still installed on VFDs that have the...

    They are still installed on VFDs that have the bypass function. That way the system can still be run if the VFD were to fail.

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    Haha, very well. Those controllers have been out...

    Haha, very well. Those controllers have been out about 15 years I believe.

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    So Trane says these parts are obsolete, and...

    So Trane says these parts are obsolete, and you're asking if anyone else has encountered this?

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    I doubt many people will run into corner grounded...

    I doubt many people will run into corner grounded Delta transformers. I've seen it one time in my career. From what I understand it was used mainly in places that only had single phase loads and...
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    https://ctlsys.com/support/electrical_service_type...

    https://ctlsys.com/support/electrical_service_types_and_voltages/

    208Y is very common. It's all about the transformer tap.

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    https://www.gordonelectricsupply.com/index~text~64...

    https://www.gordonelectricsupply.com/index~text~6487497~path~product~part~6487497~ds~dept~process~search?gclid=Cj0KCQjw_r3nBRDxARIsAJljleE6_10HGMdjxglamh0N44SHFN2BmIrDgBQK0HDMcM_DJYMLReegjVQaAjSAEALw_...
  40. This works. Sorry I definitely posted the wrong...

    This works. Sorry I definitely posted the wrong code. I meant CTL TEMP and not STPT.

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    The cable has that little box on it that acts as...

    The cable has that little box on it that acts as a key so you can't just make a cable for it.

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    You definitely need the SoHVAC software and the...

    You definitely need the SoHVAC software and the cable for it. It is still available from a few 3rd party vendors.

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    I'm surprised more folks don't use the ecobee...

    I'm surprised more folks don't use the ecobee stats. They are really great.

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  44. And when down the road your copy and pasted print...

    And when down the road your copy and pasted print shows it hard wired, and some genius takes it out of the logic ”temporarily", you won't get work there again. I see it happen a lot. Safeties are...
  45. It's your funeral if you don't hard wire freeze...

    It's your funeral if you don't hard wire freeze stats even with a sign off. You either do the job right or wrong.

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    The problem is that it's LON. Sent from my...

    The problem is that it's LON.

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  47. Sample(30) Set(@OPER,”I.LS02E.PVAV.L1.109:ROOM...

    Sample(30) Set(@OPER,”I.LS02E.PVAV.L1.109:ROOM TEMP","I.LS02E.PVAV.L2.236:CTL STPT")

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  48. You will get condensation even with pex pipe. ...

    You will get condensation even with pex pipe. You definitely need the pipes insulated, but the real fix is lowering the temperature in the packing area and wringing out the humidity. How warm is it...
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    Not to mention only about ten percent had a bad...

    Not to mention only about ten percent had a bad gear and maybe half a bad motor.

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    We bought the gears and motors for maybe $200 a...

    We bought the gears and motors for maybe $200 a box.

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