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    There's been a microblock or two that has been...

    There's been a microblock or two that has been added in the seven years I've spent with ALC, but nothing of significant consequence. The nuts and bolts are the same.
  2. Thread: Shoe Covers

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    Why did Twilli come to mind when I read that?...

    Why did Twilli come to mind when I read that? :LOL:
  3. I just had a thought, check your 24V hot and...

    I just had a thought, check your 24V hot and common terminals are correct, with the common bonded to earth ground.

    I once saw a set of ZN controllers on the same 96 VA transformer where one...
  4. Have you tried to reload the controller and then...

    Have you tried to reload the controller and then download?

    Fair warning - the reload command will reload ALL the controllers using the same program and necessitate a download for all.

    What...
  5. I don't recall the PCU's having MR's underneath...

    I don't recall the PCU's having MR's underneath them. You could have the MR's going in to a 7798B, 7798C or 7790 series controller.

    I've been digging through my TCONS and I don't see anything...
  6. Thread: online HVAC

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    My :.02:, what you're asking about is a part of...

    My :.02:, what you're asking about is a part of what the BAS world offers.

    We can offer remote monitoring of your BAS system, HVAC system, energy consumption, system efficiency, and...
  7. Inewcombe - my email is in my profile. Send me a...

    Inewcombe - my email is in my profile. Send me a message, I might have information you could use.
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    Nobody is good at everything. I can't bend pipe...

    Nobody is good at everything. I can't bend pipe well to save my life, too much art involved for me to see it. But I firmly believe that you'll get a better programmer from the field than someone that...
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    Hello MD! Controls guy, here. I cannot speak...

    Hello MD! Controls guy, here.

    I cannot speak for other organizations but I push hard for my guys to be fully-fledged everythings. I want them to be able to pull wire, hang an enclosure, trim a...
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    I once had an installer use an 18-4 cable with...

    I once had an installer use an 18-4 cable with one pair tied to a 10k-2 thermistor and the other pair tied to a 4-20mA RA Humidity sensor.

    It turned out there was enough interference from the RA...
  11. If a pharmaceutical lab is going to have their...

    If a pharmaceutical lab is going to have their HVAC equipment on emergency power then it should be fairly obvious that the DDC will need to be on emergency power, as well.

    The last lab I dealt...
  12. I still have a box or two left, also. :yes:

    I still have a box or two left, also. :yes:
  13. Trane equipment, for every object you wish to...

    Trane equipment, for every object you wish to control you must write the Out of Service property to OFF.

    Give that a try and see if it helps.
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    Fails to full-face position. If there is any...

    Fails to full-face position.

    If there is any air leakage from the OA Dampers or Exhaust dampers you want the infiltrating air to be heated. Protects the AHU and any downstream coils.
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    The sensors could be in the unit or the duct....

    The sensors could be in the unit or the duct. Depends on the unit.

    Are we working on a homework question/lab or a specific job site?
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    What is the temperature of your return air,...

    What is the temperature of your return air, supply (discharge) air and heating water in the coil?

    Not being a wiseguy, this is how I teach my crew.

    I'll say your questions show you're thinking...
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    First thing to do is generate some sort of...

    First thing to do is generate some sort of written/typed log if you don't have anything existing. Spreadsheets are my preference but notepad is better than nothing.

    Once you have your method of...
  18. It's been a few years since I last touched...

    It's been a few years since I last touched Continuum but yes, it's an issue in the board if I recall correctly.

    Main reason I remember is that it took me a while to get it figured out the first...
  19. If I ever needed a curve for a sensor that didn't...

    If I ever needed a curve for a sensor that didn't match what I have predefined in my system I contacted https://www.workaci com.

    Great team and support. Told them what the sensor details were and...
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    I knew what he meant. I also know there are some...

    I knew what he meant. I also know there are some nuclear power plants in the area because they hired one of our guys away from us to work at one.

    While I don't know the percentages on how much...
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    I believe power is provided by this company: ...

    I believe power is provided by this company:

    https://www.comed.com/Pages/default.aspx

    That is as far upstream as I can account for.
  22. Micro-Logix is Allen Bradley, not Automated...

    Micro-Logix is Allen Bradley, not Automated Logic.

    PLC support may be less-easy to find on this forum. Not impossible, but not as common, here.

    Just to be clear, what is the make and model of...
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    I'm programming a new high rise in Chicago. ...

    I'm programming a new high rise in Chicago.

    It's all electric, no fossil fuels being used for heating, anywhere. Unless you count the emergency generators for supplying the building if/when they...
  24. Thread: Hazard pay?

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    I agree with you, completely. The challenge is...

    I agree with you, completely. The challenge is going to be getting the suits to remember that natural immunity is still, and has been, a thing.
  25. Forgive me if I'm asking the obvious but are you...

    Forgive me if I'm asking the obvious but are you using shielded cables?

    If yes, are the shields properly bonded to earth ground at only one end?

    I ask because I've seen issues like this where...
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    I caught the S.O.S. Morse Code but I'm not sure...

    I caught the S.O.S. Morse Code but I'm not sure about the last one.
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    You contacted your local office? They could...

    You contacted your local office?

    They could probably assist.
  28. I made that guess when I heard about this,...

    I made that guess when I heard about this, yesterday.

    Was hoping it was just a regular drunk or methhead, not over the Rittenhouse trial.

    There's a news conference scheduled for 1'ish today....
  29. So this happened roughly 30 mins from my house, tonight...

    https://www.foxnews.com/live-news/waukesha-christmas-parade

    Some nutjob decided to plow what appeared to be an Explorer through a Christmas parade, tonight.

    High School Band kids were hit....
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    When it comes to carrying my hand tools, I've...

    When it comes to carrying my hand tools, I've been using something like this for a few years.

    https://www.lowes.com/pd/TOUGHBUILT-Polyester-General-Construction-Tool-Pouch/1003095646

    I can...
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    I started this plan some years ago, now. At least...

    I started this plan some years ago, now. At least five, not quite ten years back.

    I use an Android for my personal phone. My employer provides an iPhone. This works better on the Android phones...
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    He focused so much on if he could, but never...

    He focused so much on if he could, but never appeared to stop and ask if he should.

    Funny little project until the smoke comes out, though.
  33. Thread: A little help

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    Done

    Done
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    So what happens if you change your WiFi SSID or...

    So what happens if you change your WiFi SSID or change out your WiFi router?

    Is the stat relying upon the customer's WiFi or is there a cellular device installed to provide communication?
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    Sort of like ALC's Fault Detection Diagnostics...

    Sort of like ALC's Fault Detection Diagnostics (FDD)?
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    Yep, that's my office number. NR and I worked...

    Yep, that's my office number.

    NR and I worked together in one of his previous lives.

    He has my office and cell numbers if he needs me.

    @NR - the world is opening up. We ever going to grab...
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    Sorry, I'm a desk jockey these days. Body can't...

    Sorry, I'm a desk jockey these days. Body can't handle working on a site that size, anymore.

    I know a good guy or two that I can recommend.
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    You could call your ALC dealer and see what they...

    You could call your ALC dealer and see what they can offer for options and work with them to tailor your package.

    Or was to be done entirely in-house?
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    I haven't seen some of these names on here in a...

    I haven't seen some of these names on here in a while.

    Makes me wonder where the time goes.
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    Reminds me of an experience... About eight or...

    Reminds me of an experience...

    About eight or so years ago I had a customer that refused to let the BAS be on their internet access. However, they would allow a phone modem for access.

    Not a...
  41. Wow! You found a bunch of stuff going on. ...

    Wow!

    You found a bunch of stuff going on.

    Glad I could help.

    Ken
  42. Did you get an opportunity to investigate the...

    Did you get an opportunity to investigate the issue(s)?

    Any updates for the world?

    Ken
  43. Mike, My email is in my profile. I have a .zip...

    Mike,

    My email is in my profile. I have a .zip file full of Inet TCons too large to email out but can provide a link from my drive account.

    Send me an email and I'll send you the link to...
  44. Wow, that's unique. Do you have any values...

    Wow, that's unique.

    Do you have any values with a "Y" under the OLD column?

    Are theer any Calcs associated with those values that are going wonky?

    I'm not at home so I can't get the TCons...
  45. It's been a few years but if I recall correctly,...

    It's been a few years but if I recall correctly, the ASC's use a scale of 100 to -100 for max cooling to max heating.

    If you're what you're seeing is the not the heating load going to -100 then...
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    Why move the jumper and put the boards on a JACE?...

    Why move the jumper and put the boards on a JACE?

    If the objects are network visible then you should be able to see them under their existing routers.
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    You'll need to look in the point definitions but...

    You'll need to look in the point definitions but I'm going to play a hunch that those are indirect points.

    Values show old when the controller they are looking for stops communicating those...
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    The last house I sold, the buyer's home inspector...

    The last house I sold, the buyer's home inspector tried to say that my breaker box was too far away from where the pipe and wire came in to the house.

    I had to go online and show them, chapter and...
  49. I spent 18 years in the field until I needed to...

    I spent 18 years in the field until I needed to change it up for medical reasons

    I've since moved into the programming and graphics engineering side of things. It took a bit to get accustomed to...
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    BACnet is absolutely good for monitoring. It is...

    BACnet is absolutely good for monitoring. It is as reliable as any other networked system. Which can go down, entirely, when one device on the network decides to go on strike at 2:30 am when it's...
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