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New! The Lost Art of Steam Heating Revisited

Erin Holohan HaskellErin Holohan Haskell Posts: 662Member, Moderator, Administrator
edited August 2017 in THE MAIN WALL
@Dan Holohan has been studying the steam-heating systems in older American buildings since 1970. In 1992, he wrote the predecessor to this book, The Lost Art of Steam Heating, which has gone through dozens of printings and sold tens of thousands of copies in every U.S. state and Canada. With The Lost Art of Steam Heating Revisited, Dan is revisiting a subject he loves to add all that he's learned during the 25 years since The Lost Art of Steam Heating first appeared. He's older and wiser now, and he still tells a great story. If you liked the first version, you're going to love this one.

Now available in paperback and on Kindle.

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Comments

  • newagedawnnewagedawn Posts: 545Member
    cool, whats in it?
    "The bitter taste of a poor install lasts far longer than the JOY of the lowest price"
  • DanHolohanDanHolohan Posts: 2,215Member, Moderator, Administrator
    I rewrote the original content to add what I've learned over the past 25 years. I corrected my mistakes where I found them. Expanded where necessary. And I also write a lot better now than I did back then, so that felt good.

    I included Igor's experience with the new sort of vacuum heating, as well as Gerry Gill's & Steve Pajek's remarkable work on minitube systems. There's a fresh look at TRVs with steam, sizing systems, freezing steam coils, modular boilers, converting from steam to hot water, building a hot-water zone off a steam boiler, and more throughout.

    It took me a year to rewrite it, and Erin did a beautiful design.

    It's a big book - 516 pages, weighing in at more than two pounds. The original was 296 pages.

    Thanks for asking. I'm glad to be done!

    "By Hammer and Hand All Arts Do Stand."
  • Larry WeingartenLarry Weingarten Posts: 1,313Member
    Hi, Mine's on it's way!! B)

    Yours, Larry
  • DanHolohanDanHolohan Posts: 2,215Member, Moderator, Administrator
    Thanks!
    "By Hammer and Hand All Arts Do Stand."
  • BobCBobC Posts: 4,783Member
    My old copy has been read many times

    The new one will be here Sunday, I'll put it next to my chair on the front porch so I can read it on rainy days.

    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
  • DanHolohanDanHolohan Posts: 2,215Member, Moderator, Administrator
    Bob, you're making me smile. Thanks.
    "By Hammer and Hand All Arts Do Stand."
  • Stephen MinnichStephen Minnich Posts: 1,973Member
    Just got mine loaded to my iPad via Kindle. Thanks for the continuing education, Dan and Erin.

  • DanHolohanDanHolohan Posts: 2,215Member, Moderator, Administrator
    Thanks, Stephen.
    "By Hammer and Hand All Arts Do Stand."
  • NoelNoel Posts: 155Member
    My copy has arrived.
  • SteamheadSteamhead Posts: 12,048Member
    Same here. Good to hear from you, Noel!
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    "Reducing our country's energy consumption, one system at a time"
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Baltimore, MD (USA) and consulting anywhere.
    https://heatinghelp.com/find-a-contractor/detail/all-steamed-up-inc
  • richardandrewsrichardandrews Posts: 1Member
    Thanks for sharing the post
  • SethKSethK Posts: 43Member
    I have a research question I'm hoping you can answer.

    The first book mentions the miasma theory and said radiators from that period may be over-sized to compensate for people sleeping with their windows open. I tried researching the subject of those over-sized radiators some more but the only source I found was your book.

    Can you point me to other sources, or does the new edition have footnotes? Thanks!
  • DanHolohanDanHolohan Posts: 2,215Member, Moderator, Administrator
    Thanks, Seth. I picked up on it from books and magazine articles from the '20s that mentioned the "Fresh-Air movement" in passing, and the need to compensate for it. Just that. Brief mentions. That's what sent me on my historical search. I nodded at the tidbits I found that made sense, considering all that followed, and came to some conclusions, which I shared with my readers.
    "By Hammer and Hand All Arts Do Stand."
  • DanHolohanDanHolohan Posts: 2,215Member, Moderator, Administrator
    And no footnotes. Sorry. I'm a storyteller, and not very scholarly.
    "By Hammer and Hand All Arts Do Stand."
  • Larry WeingartenLarry Weingarten Posts: 1,313Member
    Dan, I think what I just read is "I'm a storyteller, and quite humble." o:)

    Yours, Larry
  • EBEBRATT-EdEBEBRATT-Ed Posts: 3,942Member
    Going to order one today. Looking forward to reading it, however my GF may toss me out if I bring home any more books!!!
  • DanHolohanDanHolohan Posts: 2,215Member, Moderator, Administrator
    Read it to her. It's a lovely tale. Best of both worlds. ;-)
    "By Hammer and Hand All Arts Do Stand."
  • EBEBRATT-EdEBEBRATT-Ed Posts: 3,942Member
    LOL, core drilled a 5" hole in a 4" thick concrete floor today. It was filled with rebar and impressive (I thought). Brought the slug of concrete home.

    Thought she could use it for a paperweight...she wasn't interested.

    gonna leave it on the kitchen counter......see how long before she tosses it.
  • Larry WeingartenLarry Weingarten Posts: 1,313Member
    Here's a strange idea: If she likes potted plants indoors, glue one of those dishes that goes under a potted plant to the concrete. Then put a potted plant on it. Now you have a pedestal base that might work for her and you both... and of course the plant! B)

    Yours, Larry
  • DanHolohanDanHolohan Posts: 2,215Member, Moderator, Administrator
    edited July 2017
    Women seem to understand things we guys just don't get. I've never understood that.
    "By Hammer and Hand All Arts Do Stand."
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