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  1. Thread: Much better

    by chesehd
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    Yeah, I've been avoiding the site for a while...

    Yeah, I've been avoiding the site for a while with all the annoying "improvements."

    Glad it's back to something I can read!
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    In over forty years you are probably the first...

    In over forty years you are probably the first and only person to call me a great writer. So no, I've never been told that in my life! :grin2:

    I was always a bit cheeky but hardly ever a badass....
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    If you have the HVAC principles down and...

    If you have the HVAC principles down and understand the building science you're going to be well on the way to succeeding.

    Prior to getting in to the BAS world I was an electrician in the US...
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    When I was running service calls I've seen days...

    When I was running service calls I've seen days that ranged from failed power supplies, failed sensing devices, failed boards (relatively rare but still happened).

    I've had buildings struck by...
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    Do you have any existing units that are...

    Do you have any existing units that are configured similar to the Trane units?

    That's the first place to start looking, in my opinion. If you can find something close in your existing system it...
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    ddctech - I just sent you an email with some...

    ddctech - I just sent you an email with some files.

    Sorry for the delay, explained it in the email.

    Ken
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    I'm going to second Orion's motion. Great team...

    I'm going to second Orion's motion.

    Great team to work with, in my experience.
  8. Thread: TAC m stat

    by chesehd
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    If I recall correctly an M-Stat is just an I-Stat...

    If I recall correctly an M-Stat is just an I-Stat without a thermistor.

    If you wire them up in parallel without cutting the 10k the temp reading will be wonky, otherwise they work the same.
  9. That was great. Nice job with the music, too. ...

    That was great.

    Nice job with the music, too.

    I like spending time with my minions but cannot seem to get any of them interested in my field, even if they would be good at it.

    Keep up the...
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    I MIGHT have something squirreled away but can't...

    I MIGHT have something squirreled away but can't check until the morning.

    You're looking for CBL-082, right?
  11. Have you considered contacting the Veteran...

    Have you considered contacting the Veteran Affairs office and looking for recently separating service members? I know the Navy and Air Force have HVAC schools and I'd be willing to make a safe bet...
  12. Where is the existing D/P located? You will need...

    Where is the existing D/P located? You will need a D/P at each device (chiller or boiler) and to get the flow rate through there. You will need a D/P 2/3 to 3/4 down the system for the pumps.

    The...
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    Yes, you should. My email is in my profile....

    Yes, you should.

    My email is in my profile. Send me one, if you don't mind. I'd like to ask you a few questions, offline.

    Ken
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    The program and graphics editor gets installed...

    The program and graphics editor gets installed with the rest of the package but only on the box operating as the server.

    If you have access to the main WebCTRL workstation/server you should have...
  15. Before the days of Obamacare I used WPS insurance...

    Before the days of Obamacare I used WPS insurance to cover some gaps when I was between insurance policies with new employers.

    http://wpshealthsolutions.com/

    They were reasonably priced in...
  16. I think Norm said it best. ...

    I think Norm said it best.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=weBbZ11d5LM
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    Looks like you're on track with the deadbands...

    Looks like you're on track with the deadbands now.

    The lack of heat load in the space would contribute to the short cycling because you just have open air, no heat sources adding heat to the...
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    Ok, so if the deadband in your setpoint block is...

    Ok, so if the deadband in your setpoint block is 0.5įF then that means your color will change from green to yellow when you hit the cooling setpoint (in this case 77.0įF). The color will change back...
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    That block is calculating the outside air...

    That block is calculating the outside air dewpoint. Shouldn't have anything to do with your DX staging on and off.

    I was asking about dehumidification in the unit because if it exceeds the indoor...
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    Is there dehumidification control on these unit?...

    Is there dehumidification control on these unit? That could account for the cooling coming on when the zone is between temp setpoints.

    I can see a few spots where the yellow zone temp is peeking...
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    I saw your other thread first and replied there...

    I saw your other thread first and replied there but this wasn't mentioned in that thread.

    The CD key would be the entire label on the CD case.

    The best i can recall it would usually be in the...
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    That system likely ran on a Windows 98 box. What...

    That system likely ran on a Windows 98 box. What do you intend to install this on, now?

    Inet2000 was superseded by Inet/7. That was shut down in 2014 and replaced with Schneider Electric's...
  23. I had an 03 Astro van, same engine, did something...

    I had an 03 Astro van, same engine, did something similar. The Passlock security was flaking out. It would turn over and almost start but never fired. Do you see any security lights on the dash after...
  24. Thread: Hi

    by chesehd
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    Hopefully because they're working.

    Hopefully because they're working.
  25. You can run a manual command: bbmd update, that...

    You can run a manual command: bbmd update, that will force all ALC routers to update their BBMD tables.

    Then go to the download screen and download the BBMD only to push the BBMD tables in the...
  26. Dean, The resistors should only be on the...

    Dean,

    The resistors should only be on the plus and minus wires, it the shields. With two 120 ohm resistors, one on each end, you should have 60 ohms plus the resistance of the wire.

    Did you...
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    It's a MR-88R. The comunication protocol is a...

    It's a MR-88R.

    The comunication protocol is a proprietary I/Net system.

    Do a search on here and you may find a vendor or two that may be able to provide a driver. Good hunting and good luck! ...
  28. I'm going to echo what MPeterson21 said. If...

    I'm going to echo what MPeterson21 said.

    If you're operating the AHU in a critical facility situation (OR or lab) you will have already placed the BMS devices on UPS and emergency power circuits,...
  29. Schneider Electric has moved their I/Net systems...

    Schneider Electric has moved their I/Net systems to their new BMS platform: SmartStruxure. It is able to operate on the newest Windows operating systems.

    You are (or was, I changed companies...
  30. Intermittent faults are the worst! Give the...

    Intermittent faults are the worst!

    Give the tattletales a shot. At the very least it could help you define which output/circuit is the problem child.

    If you have successfully separated the...
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    Told you you would get much better responses over...

    Told you you would get much better responses over here.

    Ken
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    You should ask this questions in the Controls...

    You should ask this questions in the Controls section of the site.

    You will be more likely to get better answers and results.

    My answer to your question is to reply with a question:

    1) Do...
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    The programming is custom, not canned. You will...

    The programming is custom, not canned. You will find information on what the specific blocks in the programming do but not how to necessarily program the devices themselves.

    The programming reads...
  34. In simple, it is all a manipulation of Ohm's Law....

    In simple, it is all a manipulation of Ohm's Law.

    A change in resistance will cause a change in current with a given, steady-state voltage.

    A change in voltage with cause a change in current...
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    As someone who is very experienced with WebCTRL I...

    As someone who is very experienced with WebCTRL I would not remove the WebCTRL server.

    What type of Database are you running? PostgreSQL? Derby? MSAccess? Is the DB server on the same box as the...
  36. Timur - make a replicated database as a Derby DB....

    Timur - make a replicated database as a Derby DB. Copy that to your computer and use SB to set up the new system.

    You would need to have SQL on your local machine to use SQL.

    Versions and...
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    I tore out an old Parker system a few years ago...

    I tore out an old Parker system a few years ago and replaced with ALC. Old stuff was running as a VVT system and badly at that. I might miss a few of the details of how I set it up but this should be...
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    United Technologies is splitting in to three...

    United Technologies is splitting in to three major components: 1) Aerospace; 2) Otis Elevators & 3) Carrier

    Instead of having all these diverse entities under the UTC umbrella they are splitting...
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    If I recall correctly you need a CBL082 cable to...

    If I recall correctly you need a CBL082 cable to use the HHC or emulator. Try a search on here for that or Google if this site doesn't have what you need. A USB TO DB9 serial converter should be all...
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    Is this a trick question?

    Is this a trick question?
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    Port blocking by default in the routers? What...

    Port blocking by default in the routers? What ports is your system using?

    That's the first thing coming to mind in 30 seconds, anyway.

    Ken
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    I was not the performance artist, merely in the...

    I was not the performance artist, merely in the unwilling audience. With that said, I can confirm that a "blue angel" is doable through jeans. Dangling bits were protected, image was burned in to...
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    So I will need a copy of Rover or something else...

    So I will need a copy of Rover or something else to get in to the details?

    Ken
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    Early 2000's Tracer Summit questions

    Hey guys.

    I need to take over part of an old Tracer system and wanted a sanity check. I have an AHU feeding a bunch of VAV's. The two UPCM boards are running the AHU and are tied in to BCU via...
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    It's been a few years since I used Continuum but...

    It's been a few years since I used Continuum but if I recall correctly you can look at the properties of your input when you right-click on the object. There is a tab you can select to look at the...
  46. Thread: Too weak?

    by chesehd
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    The world of controls and automation offers a...

    The world of controls and automation offers a career in a HVAC-related field without lugging a heavy tool box or cans of refrigerant.

    My laptop backpack does weigh about 30 lbs, however.

    Just...
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    The 527 & 527NPR are Xenta controllers set up as...

    The 527 & 527NPR are Xenta controllers set up as an IP gateway for INet controllers. FreezerGeezer is correct about the comm protocols.

    There are several threads on here regarding this topic. A...
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    I believe that pricing is not allowed to be...

    I believe that pricing is not allowed to be discussed in the public forums.

    You will need to contact your local Trane office to obtain a quote.

    Good hunting and good luck!

    Ken
  49. I'd like to go but the family situation won't let...

    I'd like to go but the family situation won't let me, at the moment.

    Ken
  50. Do you have access to the WebCRTL system? You...

    Do you have access to the WebCRTL system? You will not be able to do much without access to that.

    Ken
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