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During HeatingHelp.com’s Dead Men Tales podcast, industry expert and master storyteller Dan Holohan shares the stories behind the work and fun facts you may not know about heating history.
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The Legacy of the Dead Men
In this episode, Dan Holohan reflects on the Dead Men who came before us and the legacy they left behind. Episode Transcript My earliest memory of school goes like this: My...
In this episode, Dan Holohan shares the advice that changed his life. Episode TranscriptAdvice sometimes comes unsolicited (like now) and other times it comes after you’ve asked for it (if you’re lucky).
In this episode, Dan Holohan shares the tale of how nominal pipe sizes came to be, as well as some comical work stories. Episode TranscriptI called the plumber because there’s immediacy...
Divvying Up the Utility Bill
There’s long been talk about how to divvy up the heating expenses in buildings that have tenants.
Mistakes Were Made
In this episode, Dan Holohan tells a story that has affected many homeowners since the 1970s and why you should always question whether that boiler feed pump should be there. Episode TranscriptA...
In this episode, Dan Holohan shares some of the things you have to watch out for when you're converting a steam system to a hot-water system. Episode TranscriptHe had converted this...
Learning from the 1930s
In this episode, Dan Holohan takes us back to the 1930s when half of the buildings in the U.S.
Dead Men Tips
You can learn a lot from those who came before you. In this episode, Dan Holohan shares helpful (and somewhat peculiar) tips from the Dead Men. Episode TranscriptMy long-gone friend and...
In this episode, Dan Holohan walks through a job where the Dead Men used the top portion of each cast-iron radiator as a little compression tank. Episode TranscriptIt all started when...
How Steam Traps Can Bite You
In this episode, Dan Holohan shares all of the neat devices and techniques that the Dead Men came up with for steam-heating systems and how this knowledge can make you...