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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My Father's Way

Ed Holohan came back from the war in the Pacific and went to work in a supply house because they were hiring strong, young men who wanted to work six days a week. In this...

Published on 06/15/2021 4:45 AM
How to Embarrass a Beautiful Old Radiator

In this episode, Dan Holohan takes us to a seaside Victorian estate and meets a beautiful old radiator with tears in its eyes. Episode Transcript If radiators could talk,...

Published on 06/08/2021 4:45 AM
The Great Experimenter

John Mills was one of the great-granddaddies of heating. He worked with the H.B. Smith Company as a freelance inventor and engineer from 1873 until 1897.

Published on 06/01/2021 4:45 AM
The Origin of the Btu

In this episode, Dan Holohan tells the story of Thomas Tredgold, defining the British thermal unit, and why it pays to develop a healthy skepticism. Episode Transcript Ev...

Published on 05/25/2021 4:45 AM
Predictions for the Heating Industry

In 1942 a group of industry leaders wrote a booklet containing their predictions for the future of heating in America after the war. Were they correct? Find out in this e...

Published on 05/18/2021 4:45 AM
The Magical History Tour

At the turn of the century, the crowded quilt of lower Manhattan was teeming with manufacturers of heating equipment and the spirit of invention. In this episode, Dan Hol...

Published on 05/11/2021 4:45 AM
Why We Run Steam Boilers At 2-PSIG Pressure

In 1899 an association of boiler manufacturers got together in the spirit of what they called cooperative competition. In this episode, Dan Holohan tells about The Carbon...

Published on 05/04/2021 4:45 AM
The Legacy of Gil Carlson, Hydronics Pioneer

Gil Carlson first pointed out the importance of a circulator's location in a closed hydronic system. In this episode, Dan Holohan shares how his teacher’s curiosity and b...

Published on 04/27/2021 4:45 AM
The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen

After the American Revolution, skilled craftsmen gathered in a tavern in lower Manhattan to discuss how they’d rebuild the war-torn city. They formed an organization that...

Published on 04/20/2021 4:45 AM
Form Follows Function

Do you ever wonder why the chimneys are on the sides of most buildings? Or why most homes have eight-foot ceilings? In this episode, Dan Holohan explores how purpose shap...

Published on 04/13/2021 4:45 AM