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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Henry's Law

Consider this story the next time you’re installing an air separator, or wondering why the air keeps coming out of that compression tank. Episode Transcript The first tim...

Published on 08/24/2021 4:45 AM
A Simple Copper Elbow

Do you ever wonder about the path products take to get to us? In this episode, Dan Holohan follows a simple copper elbow on its journey to the job site. Episode Transcrip...

Published on 08/17/2021 4:45 AM
The Missing Chimney

In this episode, Dan Holohan explores the old heating system in a Fifth Avenue mansion in search of a missing chimney and shares how a blizzard shaped NYC’s heating histo...

Published on 08/10/2021 4:45 AM

In this episode, Dan Holohan reflects on how hindsight has us shaking our heads at wacky decisions of the past, especially the one involving an asbestos hat. Episode Tran...

Published on 08/03/2021 4:45 AM
The Metal Manometer

At first, Eugene Bourdon was annoyed when he saw what his worker had done to the metal tube, but then it gave him an idea that would save countless lives. In this episode...

Published on 07/27/2021 4:45 AM
The Little-Known Story Behind a Popular Tool

In this episode, Dan Holohan shares the fascinating story behind one of the world’s most widely used inventions. Episode Transcript Not far from where our daughter, Colle...

Published on 07/20/2021 4:45 AM
The Hidden Air Vent

In this episode, Dan Holohan tells us about the time he channeled MacGyver when fixing a radiator with a very unusual old air vent. Episode Transcript Our old family dent...

Published on 07/13/2021 4:45 AM
The Duke Mansion Mystery

In this episode, Dan Holohan shares a whodunit mystery involving the hot-water-heating system at the sprawling mansion of Doris Duke. Episode Transcript Not long after Th...

Published on 07/06/2021 4:45 AM
Novels and Heating History

In 1918, the person who could bring steam- or hot-water heat to your home was nearly a magician. In this episode, Dan Holohan explores how heating appears like a characte...

Published on 06/29/2021 4:45 AM
What Might Have Been

John Bartlett Pierce grew up in Maine, worked in a hardware store, and fell in love with hydronic heating. He went on to build a tall building in New York City that looks...

Published on 06/22/2021 4:45 AM