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Luke Lefever

Luke Lefever

Joined on February 5, 2003

Last Post on March 10, 2005

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@ March 10, 2005 8:33 AM in A long, but important bit of information...

Linux is not that hard, and its rock solid. Don't even need a firewall because it doesn't have the vulnerabilities Windows has. For easiest conversion, use Fedora Core 3. Or wait a couple of months for Fedora Core 4. Use Firefox for a browser and tell the evil empire where they can go. And best of all- ITS FREE!!! OpenOffice runs circles around Word, Excel, etc... GIMP makes Photoshop look like a brick, and did I mention that ITS FREE??? Just my not so humble $.02. Luke Lefever, Lefever Plumbing & Heating, Inc. Elkhart, Indiana.

@ January 28, 2005 1:44 PM in Has anyone had problems with Dunkirk Boilers?

I am Dennis' heating contractor. Between the location of the pressure switches being wrong at the beginning of the production of the Q90 and some inadequate wiring in the house, there have been many (12+) nuisance no-heat calls. At this point, I want to be able to assure Dennis that the boiler will work reliably... but I don't know that I can say that. The number of difficulties with this particular boiler is far outside my ordinary experience with Dunkirk. I have defended Dunkirk previously here on "the Wall", and would like to continue to do so... but my customer is frustrated, I am frustrated and solutions do not seem to be forthcoming. I am willing to accept responsibility for the installation issues that complicated the situation, but there doesn't seem to be any way for me to assure them that the boiler will settle down and become reliable. I am at a loss as to what to suggest, or what to try... I am open to suggestions, either from the factory, or from other Wallies. Please help, Luke Lefever, Lefever Plumbing & Heating, Inc. Elkhart, Indiana.

@ January 25, 2005 9:39 AM in How to Delete all cookies....boilerpro

Switch to Mozilla Firefox and dump any Microsoft Product, life is much simpler and quicker.... JMHO. Luke

@ January 25, 2005 9:37 AM in well hung boiler

I, of course, always install WELL hung boilers, but that's just me ;). Seriously though, there are several very nice wall mounted boilers on the market, ranging from things like the NTI Trinity on the less expensive end to the Vitodens from Viessmann on the more expensive end. I personally like the MZ Monitor, and have one installed in my personal residence. I agree with Mark, a boiler is only as good as the installer. Good luck, Luke Lefever, Lefever Plumbing and Heating, Inc. Elkhart, Indiana

@ August 1, 2004 4:48 PM in Is there an RF outdoor reset?

The installation is a church, with newly finished basement surrounding the boiler room. Both Burnham boilers are leaking, if we can't get them to stop leaking with dope, then they are looking at replacement. I would encourage them to go with condensing, in which case we can go up the chimney with the 18-2 necessary for the outdoor sensor. I guess someone will eventually make one- but not yet. Thanks for the advice, Luke

@ July 30, 2004 4:27 PM in Is there an RF outdoor reset?

Mike- where did you see that on Fireye's site? I don't find anything. Called them, they say they don't have anything, but that I should call Heat Timer in New Jersey. They have it (for $17,000) as part of an integrated boiler control system. Any other suggestions out there? Thanks, Luke

It seems like I saw an advertisement for an outdoor reset sensor

@ July 30, 2004 1:35 PM in Is there an RF outdoor reset?

that used radio signals to communicate with the indoor control panel. We have an installation where it would be nearly impossible to run a wire continuously from the boiler room to any outside wall. Any suggestions? Thanks, Luke Lefever