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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So Thorough. So Quiet!

In this episode, Dan Holohan spins an on-the-job tale that will leave you laughing. Episode Transcript A guy told me this story and said it was absolutely true. I like to...

Published on 05/31/2022 4:45 AM
Heating Boston's Old North Church

In this episode, Dan Holohan shares a story about replacing the boiler on the unique heating system in Boston's Old North Church, as well as some Dead Men tips for a fals...

Published on 05/24/2022 4:45 AM
How Diaphragm Tanks Came To Be

In this episode, Dan Holohan shares some little-known stories about how diaphragm tanks were invented, as well as advice that will come in handy on the job. Episode Trans...

Published on 05/17/2022 4:45 AM
Pump and Circumstance

In this episode, Dan Holohan shares the story of Smokey and how pumps can create air problems in hot-water heating systems. Episode Transcript I am the proud father of fo...

Published on 05/10/2022 4:45 AM
Hidden Radiators

In this episode, Dan Holohan shares how the Dead Men installed indirect radiation in wealthy customers’ homes. It combined heating with ventilation and discretely hid rad...

Published on 05/03/2022 4:45 AM
Adventures In Steam Heating

In this episode, Dan Holohan shares some basic principles of how steam heating systems operate and why opportunity knocks for those who work on them. Episode Transcript I...

Published on 04/26/2022 4:45 AM
Uncle Tony

In this episode, Dan Holohan shares some funny stories about his Uncle Tony and this wonderfully wacky business. Episode Transcript I didn't think it would be appropriate...

Published on 04/19/2022 4:45 AM
A Dead Men Secret

The Dead Men had a clever solution for balancing gravity hot-water heating systems. They told each other about it, but they never wrote it down so that you and I, stuck i...

Published on 04/12/2022 4:45 AM
How They Rated Radiators

From the paint-the-floor method to the American Radiator Company's Institute of Thermal Research, Dan Holohan explores how the Dead Men developed radiator ratings. Episod...

Published on 04/05/2022 4:45 AM
When It Comes to Boilers, How Old Is Too Old?

In this episode, Dan Holohan shares stories about a quest for the oldest boiler, a near-death experience, and century-old equipment that has nine lives. Episode Transcrip...

Published on 03/29/2022 4:45 AM