Dead Men Tales Podcast

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During’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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Why Compression Tanks Waterlog

In this episode, Dan Holohan shares the history of expansion and compression tanks, along with some troubleshooting tips. Episode Transcript When hot water heating was br...

Published on 08/09/2022 4:45 AM
The Jal Fitting

In this episode, Dan Holohan tells the story of Irwin “Jal” Jalonack and his decision to use hydronic radiant heating in 18,000 Levitt homes in the 1940s and 50s. Episode...

Published on 08/02/2022 4:45 AM by Dan Holohan
Running Down A Heating Mystery

There are always undeniable truths when you're troubleshooting, but sometimes we miss them because we arrive at the job with our minds made up already. In this episode, D...

Published on 07/26/2022 4:45 AM
The Dopey Kid Who Used To Wear Your Clothes

In this episode, Dan Holohan tells the comical tale of a life lesson learned the hard way. Episode Transcript A lesson in life learned the hard way: Never gloat over some...

Published on 07/19/2022 4:45 AM
How One Missing Pipe Can Make All the Difference

In this episode, Dan Holohan shares the solution for a common problem in areas where contractors add hot-water zones to steam boilers. Episode Transcript A friend of mine...

Published on 07/12/2022 4:45 AM
Dangerous Dan and the Hole in the Ground

In this episode, Dan Holohan tells you a tale that will keep you spellbound, of Dangerous Dan and the hole in the ground. Episode Transcript I’m going to tell you a true ...

Published on 07/05/2022 4:45 AM
The Magic of a Simple Air Vent

In this episode, Dan Holohan shares the story of how the air vent made quite an impression on those who were able to afford this relatively new thing called steam heat in...

Published on 06/28/2022 4:45 AM
The Hartford Loop

From 1879 to 1891 there were 2,159 reported steam boiler explosions in the US. In this episode, Dan Holohan shares the story behind a piping configuration that saved boil...

Published on 06/21/2022 4:45 AM
The Foundry

Boilers don’t come from catalogs. In this episode, Dan Holohan takes us to a foundry where boilers are born. Episode Transcript I asked Sissy about the floor in the old b...

Published on 06/14/2022 4:45 AM
Old-School Solutions

In this episode, Dan Holohan takes you to a circa-1871 loft building in NYC and shows you how Paul and Joe are running a large steam-heating system without steam traps us...

Published on 06/07/2022 4:45 AM