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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The Two Sides of Hydronics

Steam-and hot-water heating joined hands a long time ago to make up what we today call hydronics. In this episode, Dan Holohan shares interesting stories from these two d...

Published on 10/18/2022 4:45 AM
Seeing The World In A Different Way

In this episode, Dan Holohan tells the fascinating story of how James and Reuben Trane's inventions shaped the HVAC industry. Episode Transcript I was listening to James ...

Published on 10/11/2022 4:45 AM
Grabbing the Elephant

In this episode, Dan Holohan tells the tale of a grand NYC building, a tenant set on modernizing his portion of the steam-heating system, and the mechanical mayhem that f...

Published on 10/04/2022 4:45 AM
The Unseen Damage of A Flooded Steam System

There's more to a steam-heating system flood than meets the eye. In this episode, Dan Holohan troubleshoots a problem with an old one-pipe steam system. Episode Transcrip...

Published on 09/27/2022 4:45 AM
Cardboard Apps

In this episode, Dan Holohan reflects on a time when apps were cardboard and contractors were delighted by them. Episode Transcript These days, I don’t know many people i...

Published on 09/20/2022 4:45 AM
Unsung Heroes

In this episode, Dan Holohan celebrates the unsung heroes who do the tough jobs that keep our cities running. Episode Transcript The Lovely Marianne's cousin, Suzanne, ma...

Published on 09/13/2022 4:45 AM
Adventures in Pumping

The second-most prevalent machine in the world is the pump. But this wasn’t always the case. In this episode, Dan Holohan shares how the arrival of pumps shaped the heati...

Published on 09/06/2022 4:45 AM
The Tenderfoot Years

In this episode, Dan Holohan shares funny stories from the start of his career that involve a missing skyhook, an overly heavy roof drain, and some tough lessons. Episode...

Published on 08/30/2022 4:45 AM
A Disastrous Decision

Have you ever found yourself in some dank basement staring at (and totally appreciating!) the simple beauty of some old, one-pipe, gravity-return steam heating system? An...

Published on 08/23/2022 4:45 AM
Old Radiator Tips

In this episode, Dan Holohan shares some tips about old radiators that he’s picked up over the years from the Dead Men. Episode Transcript America has plenty of old build...

Published on 08/16/2022 4:45 AM