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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Voices From The Past

It’s amazing what old heating systems can tell us if we pay attention to the details left by the Dead Men who installed them. Episode Transcript The basement was as musty...

Published on 03/22/2022 4:45 AM
The Significance Of The Fire

The Irish made fires that never went out. The fire in the hearth was for cooking and for warmth, and it smoldered for hundreds of years in some cases. In this episode, Da...

Published on 03/15/2022 4:45 AM
Quiet May

The May Oil Burner Company made an oil burner they called Quiet May during a time when just about everyone in America who had central heating was burning coal. To overcom...

Published on 03/08/2022 4:45 AM
Air Vents and American History

The automatic air vent didn’t come easily to the heating industry. It took hard work and a lot of very inventive thinking. Hearing this story will help you sharpen your t...

Published on 03/01/2022 4:45 AM
District Steam

In this episode, Dan Holohan time travels back to 1905 when Washington, D. C. was pondering the promise of a soon-to-be-installed district heating system.

Published on 02/22/2022 4:45 AM
What Ray Taught Me

We all had to start somewhere, right? In this episode, Dan Holohan recalls a lesson learned the hard way and a mentor who had a brutal brand of kindness. Episode Transcri...

Published on 02/15/2022 4:45 AM
How To Kill A Boiler

In this episode, Dan Holohan shares a murder mystery involving a troubled heating system and a well-intentioned suspect. Episode Transcript Boilers fail, and whenever the...

Published on 02/08/2022 4:45 AM
Special Tees

In this episode, Dan Holohan tells us about the inventive tees used in early hot-water heating systems. Episode Transcript My teacher, the late, great Gil Carlson, used t...

Published on 02/01/2022 4:45 AM
The $37 Million Steam Trap

Ignoring preventative maintenance can have disastrous consequences. Take this story, for instance. Episode Transcript Here’s to preventative maintenance, a practice that’...

Published on 01/25/2022 4:45 AM
Events That Shaped Heating History

From explosions to inventions, Dan Holohan shares a timeline of events that impacted the heating industry and the fascinating stories behind them. Episode Transcript Thes...

Published on 01/18/2022 4:45 AM