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 Redflash Reckoning

In this episode, Dan Holohan tells a story about a mansion with two Ideal Redflash boilers, each with a rating of 500,000 Btuh. Episode Transcript Back when our business ...

Published on 01/11/2022 4:45 AM
All That History Nonsense

In this episode, Dan Holohan explains why this “history nonsense” gives us the insight we need to keep things in perspective and solve the toughest heating problems. Epis...

Published on 01/04/2022 4:45 AM
Modern Times, Old Buildings

In this episode, Dan Holohan shares some entertaining tales about troubled heating systems and human nature. Episode Transcript We once had our office in a storefront in ...

Published on 12/28/2021 4:45 AM
A Song For Christmas

In this episode, Dan Holohan shares a personal story of family and hope. Episode Transcript Missy’s song My father-in-law, Missy’s father, slipped into death at the Veter...

Published on 12/21/2021 4:45 AM
The Teachings of Fremont

Some people just stay with you long after they are gone. In this episode, Dan Holohan remembers his friend Fremont Lobbestael and his lessons on steam heating and life. E...

Published on 12/14/2021 4:45 AM
The Radiator

Take the time to consider the beauty of simple things like the radiator. Everything ever made began with someone’s dream, and with their passion to create. Episode Transc...

Published on 12/07/2021 4:45 AM
Saving Coal At Home

In this episode, Dan Holohan reviews a circa-1920s short film that the US Bureau of Mines made about energy conservation. Episode Transcript I know, I know. You’re not bu...

Published on 11/30/2021 4:45 AM

In this episode, Dan Holohan reflects on how his dad grew up, seeing his breath indoors on winter mornings. It’s only within a couple of generations that we’ve come to ex...

Published on 11/23/2021 4:45 AM
The Mills System Surprise

In this episode, Dan Holohan faces a startling surprise when troubleshooting a problem involving a Mills steam-heating system and a football-sized air vent. Episode Trans...

Published on 11/16/2021 4:45 AM
Does It Pay To Fix Steam Traps?

It pays to fix old steam traps, but probably not in the way you think. In this episode, Dan Holohan shares how experts in the 1970s speculated on how quickly steam-trap r...

Published on 11/09/2021 4:45 AM