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New! The Lost Art of Steam Heating Revisited

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Erin Holohan Haskell
Erin Holohan Haskell Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 2,346
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.

President
HeatingHelp.com

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  • newagedawn
    newagedawn Member Posts: 586
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    cool, whats in it?
    "The bitter taste of a poor install lasts far longer than the JOY of the lowest price"
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,568
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    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!

    Retired and loving it.
    newagedawnAnswermanmatt_spear
  • Larry Weingarten
    Larry Weingarten Member Posts: 3,389
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    Hi, Mine's on it's way!! B)

    Yours, Larry
    Erin Holohan Haskell
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,568
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    Thanks!
    Retired and loving it.
  • BobC
    BobC Member Posts: 5,481
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    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
    Erin Holohan Haskell
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,568
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    Bob, you're making me smile. Thanks.
    Retired and loving it.
  • Tinman
    Tinman Member Posts: 2,808
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    Just got mine loaded to my iPad via Kindle. Thanks for the continuing education, Dan and Erin.
    Steve Minnich
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,568
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    Thanks, Stephen.
    Retired and loving it.
    Tinman
  • Noel
    Noel Member Posts: 177
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    My copy has arrived.
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 17,010
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    Same here. Good to hear from you, Noel!
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Consulting
  • richardandrews
    richardandrews Member Posts: 1
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    Thanks for sharing the post
  • SethK
    SethK Member Posts: 43
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    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!
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,568
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    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.
    Retired and loving it.
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,568
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    And no footnotes. Sorry. I'm a storyteller, and not very scholarly.
    Retired and loving it.
  • Larry Weingarten
    Larry Weingarten Member Posts: 3,389
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    Dan, I think what I just read is "I'm a storyteller, and quite humble." o:)

    Yours, Larry
  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 15,840
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    Going to order one today. Looking forward to reading it, however my GF may toss me out if I bring home any more books!!!
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,568
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    Read it to her. It's a lovely tale. Best of both worlds. ;-)
    Retired and loving it.
  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 15,840
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    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.
    MilanD
  • Larry Weingarten
    Larry Weingarten Member Posts: 3,389
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    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
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,568
    edited July 2017
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    Women seem to understand things we guys just don't get. I've never understood that.
    Retired and loving it.
    SeanBeansMilanD