Dan Holohan: Heating Help

Dan Holohan covers a wide breadth of hydronic heating-related topics but specializes in steam heating.

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Where are our apprenticeships?

The path to a career is through hands-on education.
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Perhaps they’d rather be texting, tweeting and posting to Facebook rather than building stuff.


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Top 10 facts about the Hartford Loop

Ten facts about its history and how it works
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Learn about how the Hartford Loop works.


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Hot water and steam boilers during the summer

Summer, hot water and steam
By Dan Holohan
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The effects of fresh water and near-boiling water on iron pipe.


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Get real — get hydronic heat

Reality shows.
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An old, cast-iron pipe, with the slightest amount of water in it for two winters can crack laterally and for quite a few feet.


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How heating systems began

I was having a conversation the other day with Mr. Ara Marcus Daniels.
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We were talking about early heating systems, Ara and I. I had questions and he had answers. When you want to know stuff about how things began, it pays to ask someone who has been dead for a while. Guys like that were there at the start and saw most of it for themselves.


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High pressure goes to low pressure. Always.

Inflation.
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I stopped at the gas station the other day because one of my car’s tires looked a bit low. They charge us for air here on the Isle of Long. When I was a young man, it was free.


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Kids and mechanical malfunctions

Could they be the cause of your mechanical malfunctions?
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Our daughter Kelly and her husband, Craig, wanted to give our grandchildren names that would never appear on a souvenir rack in a touristy store, so they named our grandson Sullivan “Sully” Daniel and our granddaughter Dempsey Jane.


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Knowledge is the greatest gift you can give

When I’m 64.
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I turn 64 this month and if I knew I was going to live this long I would have taken better care of myself. Will you still need me; will you still feed me, when I’m 64? Hope so.


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Comfortable offices increase employee productivity

Give us a hug.
By Dan Holohan
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Last summer, when we were roasting in that July heat wave, Ron Friedman, Ph.D, wrote a brilliant article for Psychology Today magazine. He titled it, “Want More Productive Workers? Adjust Your Thermostat.” This grabbed me by the lapels and gave me a good shake, of course.


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No thanks lousy bathroom and fickle reps

What I am not thankful for this year.
By Dan Holohan
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This is the month when we Americans give thanks for all that is good in our lives and I’m all for that. I love the big meal, the gathering family and the Macy’s parade. I also love nodding off on the couch after all that grand stuff.


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