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A New Yorker in The New Yorker

DanHolohan
DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 15,447
Well, this sure made me smile.

Looking forward to doing it one more time next week.
Retired and loving it.
Robert O'BrienmargsuarezErin Holohan HaskellSteve MinnichIronmanSWEI4Johnpipe

Comments

  • JohnNY
    JohnNY Member Posts: 2,762
    Love it, Dan. Congratulations on catching the eye of this historic media outlet. You deserve all the recognition possible for your time and efforts doing what you've done for this industry.
    Contact John "JohnNY" Cataneo, Master Plumber
    in New York
    in New Jersey
    for Consulting Work
    or take his class.
    Robert O'BrienSWEI
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 14,864
    Aren't they a little early?
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Consulting
  • John Mills_5
    John Mills_5 Member Posts: 935
    Neat. Sure wish I had the chance to hear you before you retired!
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 15,447
    Thanks for the good thoughts, guys.
    Retired and loving it.
  • hot_rod
    hot_rod Member Posts: 15,070
    What a nice job they did covering the event. Zora has a style similar to your in this write up.
    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
    trainer for Caleffi NA
    Living the hydronic dream
  • Tim McElwain
    Tim McElwain Member Posts: 4,482
    Well deserved, it is great when folks outside the trades recognize our world and folks like Dan who make it always interesting. This web site according to Dan was started in 1998. I first met Dan in 1999, I had never heard of him before. He was sitting in a class I was doing on Hydronic Controls and on the morning break stood up and turned to the class and said "hey pay attention to this guy he knows what he is talking about". That sure can give you some credibility. I came on to the website soon after that and it was the most amazing bunch of people I have had the priveledge of knowing in those early days. We sure had some interesting debates and discussions. Many who frequented the site back then have gone on to become leaders in our industry working as instructors and writers of columns in trade magazines. Some heading up organizations that further our trade. It has been an amazing journey and I am so glad to have been allowed to dwell here over the years and perhaps lend a little assistance when I can. Dan made it all happen. How dare you retire before me.
    Robert O'BrienZman
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 15,447
    Thanks, Tim. You make us all better.
    Retired and loving it.
    Robert O'Brien
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 15,447
    hot rod said:

    What a nice job they did covering the event. Zora has a style similar to your in this write up.

    She's a nice lady. She sat in the front and talked to me afterward about doing this. She's a freelancer and I'm so happy for her getting published in The New Yorker. That's like a dream for any writer.
    Retired and loving it.
    Robert O'BrienSWEI
  • Dave0176
    Dave0176 Member Posts: 1,172
    Happy to say I attended last year 2015.
    DL Mechanical LLC Heating, Cooling and Plumbing 732-266-5386
    NJ Master HVACR Lic# 4630
    Specializing in Steam Heating, Serving the residents of New Jersey
    https://heatinghelp.com/find-a-contractor/detail/dl-mechanical-llc

    https://m.facebook.com/DL-Mechanical-LLC-315309995326627/?ref=content_filter

    I cannot force people to spend money, I can only suggest how to spend it wisely.......
    Robert O'Brien
  • Mad Dog_2
    Mad Dog_2 Member Posts: 3,471
    I know you don't wanna hear it.....BUT YOU are the Jimmy Page of the heating industry....ONCE! In 100 yrs a man like this comes along....I am forever grateful to have "learned at your knee." Mad Dog
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    Robert O'Brien
  • Robert O'Brien
    Robert O'Brien Member Posts: 3,392
    Page? Clapton! :)
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  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 15,447
    Too much, guys. Clapton is, well, you know.
    Retired and loving it.
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 15,447
    But thanks!
    Retired and loving it.
  • Robert O'Brien
    Robert O'Brien Member Posts: 3,392
    At least I didn't say Hot Tuna! :)
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  • Larry (from OSHA)
    Larry (from OSHA) Member Posts: 691
    My sister reads the New Yorker. I sent her this article and I'm happy to be able to say that I've met you (Minnesota Wetstock) and appreciate how you made the community that taught me what I needed to know to have the system that makes my home so comfortable. And isn't that what it's about? Thanks Dan.

    Larry
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 15,447
    Larry, yep. ;-) Thanks.
    Retired and loving it.
  • EzzyT
    EzzyT Member Posts: 1,167
    I met Dan about 15 years ago fresh out of high school and about a month into this amazing and proud industry. My boss at the time dragged me to one of Dan's seminars, 15 minutes in I was hooked and had the thurst to know the history and knowledge of how, when, where and why we do things in the industry. That old boss of mine was an old timer and now is one of our beloved Dead Men and he was marveled on how much of the history of the industry was not cared for and not taught. I remember sitting down at the beginning of that seminar and him smacking on the back of the head and saying to me " Stay pay attention open your ears, eyes, mind and take as many notes as you can because this moment in time will be a game changer in your life, and it sure was. Well Dan Thank you for all that you've taught us as whole and keep teaching us as we keep reading your books, articles and this great website to keep us interacting and helping one another.
    SWEI
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 15,447
    EzzyT, that means a lot to me, especially now. Thanks, pal. Here if you need me.
    Retired and loving it.
  • Mark Eatherton
    Mark Eatherton Member Posts: 5,837
    Congratulations Dan. You did us proud :blush:

    ME
    It's not so much a case of "You got what you paid for", as it is a matter of "You DIDN'T get what you DIDN'T pay for, and you're NOT going to get what you thought you were in the way of comfort". Borrowed from Heatboy.
  • tony_35
    tony_35 Member Posts: 2
    Recognition well deserved !

    I am just a homeowner. If it had not been for your website, I would never understood much about the most expensive component in my house and, would never have met the incredible Gerry Gill. After reading your Lost Art of Steam Heating and posting a question on your site regarding my Mouat system, Gerry responded the same day. Now my home, and many others in the Cleveland area, not only have fined tuned steam systems but also understand something about how they work. I was fortunate enough to hear you when you came to Cleveland several years back. BTW, our neighborhood has many homes built before 1915 and during Sunday open houses, I run down to the basement first just to check out the boiler piping--your informative storytelling got me hooked (my wife prefers to use a term for 'messed up').

    agree, Clapton
  • ttekushan_3
    ttekushan_3 Member Posts: 940
    I am seeing local companies doing a decent job at residential steam boiler installation to a standard I did not see 10 years ago. These are not people I have seen here in terms of posting, nor are they listed in the contractor sections. But it is clear that they must have the Lost Art of Steam Heating or lurk here.

    This just illustrates the reach of Dan's persistent efforts in this field. It also doesn't hurt that Dan's writing keeps people coming back. :-)

    And for those of us out on the field, and I think I speak for many others in this, it's nice having that feeling that somehow Dan's got my back. I can pull out the Lost Art or Greening Steam or send a prospective client to this site. And that's all the ammo I need to stick to my guns in the interest of Best Practices.

    For this, and the wonderful community this site has nurtured, I am eternally grateful!
    terry
    Mark EathertonSWEI
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 15,447
    Guys, I smiling. Thanks so much.
    Retired and loving it.
  • Gilmorrie
    Gilmorrie Member Posts: 147
    Living here in the Midwest, I hadn't yet received my New Yorker - so I liked getting your link to the article. But as a reader of the magazine, how did that fine free-lance author stumble upon the subject for the article? Surely not by reading a plumbing/heating magazine in a beauty shop :)
    Robert O'Brien
  • nicholas bonham-carter
    nicholas bonham-carter Member Posts: 8,517
    She probably lives in a building with steam problems, which may have been solved after a visit to this site.--NBC
    Robert O'BrienZman
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 15,447
    Yes, Zora took the class because she lives with steam heat. She came up to me afterwards and said, "You really care about these people, don't you." To which I pled guilty.
    Retired and loving it.
    Robert O'BrienSWEI
  • tim smith
    tim smith Member Posts: 2,403
    Dan, congratulations on the story. You have always been a great ambassador of our industry and I really respect that. Happy new year Dan and all. Btw, my mother in law lived at 230 east 79th up until 5 yrs ago when she moved out here. Miss our connection there. Thanks again for all you do. Tim
    Robert O'Brien
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 15,447
    Thanks for the kind words, Tim.
    Retired and loving it.
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 15,447
    Erin spots the story.


    Retired and loving it.
    CanuckerMark EathertonPaul PolletsSWEI
  • Paul Pollets
    Paul Pollets Member Posts: 3,432
    Loved the story, Dan. I'll always hold dear your influence and encouragement over the many years we've known each other.
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 15,447
    Thanks, Paul. It's been a grand ride!
    Retired and loving it.
  • BobC
    BobC Member Posts: 5,232
    It's great to see them paying attention to someone who has helped so many people. Your daughter has good reason to be proud of you.

    Bob
    Smith G8-3 with EZ Gas @ 90,000 BTU, Single pipe steam
    Vaporstat with a 12oz cut-out and 4oz cut-in
    3PSI gauge
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 15,447
    Thanks, Bob. Our business is going to be in very good hands.
    Retired and loving it.