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Purchased a new book on Ebay from 1925

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RayWohlfarth
RayWohlfarth Member Posts: 1,516
Found this old gem and had to order it. "Practical Steam and Hot Water Heating and Ventilation, Alfred G. King,1925



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  • NY_Rob
    NY_Rob Member Posts: 1,370
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    Looks to be in great condition... I think it found a good home!
    Congrats....
  • Zman
    Zman Member Posts: 7,573
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    @RayWohlfarth
    NERD!!!
    Did they have any more? :)
    "If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough"
    Albert Einstein
  • RayWohlfarth
    RayWohlfarth Member Posts: 1,516
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    @NY_Rob It made my day to find it. Thanks
    @Zman LOL Thanks Not sure Seller was Al Casperson
    Ray Wohlfarth
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  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,544
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    That’s long been one of my favorites.
    Retired and loving it.
  • RayWohlfarth
    RayWohlfarth Member Posts: 1,516
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    @Dan Holohan why am I not surprised you have that book? LOL
    Ray Wohlfarth
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  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,544
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    Had. :-). Erin has all my old books now.
    Retired and loving it.
  • RayWohlfarth
    RayWohlfarth Member Posts: 1,516
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    Cool Lucky for Erin
    Ray Wohlfarth
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  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 15,616
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    Was gonna say that @Dan Holohan has mentioned Mr. King many times in his books.

    One of my favorite books is (although a lot newer) 1964 ASHRAE it has a ton of info in it not like the modern ASHRAE stuff. Most of that type of information...doesn't change
  • RayWohlfarth
    RayWohlfarth Member Posts: 1,516
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    @EBEBRATT-Ed I will have to look for that. I found some really cool thigs on the Library of Congress site and it is free which is what I like.
    Ray Wohlfarth
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  • lchmb
    lchmb Member Posts: 2,997
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    Was in Washington state visiting my son.. found an old book store with a huge collection of old heating books.. I may have to plan to revisit this place next trip out... :wink:
  • RayWohlfarth
    RayWohlfarth Member Posts: 1,516
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    Cool Ichmb
    Ray Wohlfarth
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  • kevinj_4
    kevinj_4 Member Posts: 91
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    Ray,

    I do believe I have that book also. My collection goes back to around 1895.

    We service a lot of old buildings and these books are often needed to sort stuff out.
  • RayWohlfarth
    RayWohlfarth Member Posts: 1,516
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    @Kevinj I found another digital archive which could help
    https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/005752030
    Ray Wohlfarth
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  • kevinj_4
    kevinj_4 Member Posts: 91
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    I have that one too!!
    ABE or Bookfinder.com are good places to look, these types of books are often cheap there. Shipping is very reasonable too.
  • RayWohlfarth
    RayWohlfarth Member Posts: 1,516
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    Thanks @Kevinj
    Ray Wohlfarth
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  • GBart
    GBart Member Posts: 746
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    I think I have that and I have this one



  • kevinj_4
    kevinj_4 Member Posts: 91
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    Got that one too, I may have to take inventory, There are 20 or 30 old HVAC books on that rack.
    GBart
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,544
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    I had lots of Audel books. They were a big influence on me when I was learning how to write. I was so happy to be able to pass all those old books on to Erin. I know they're in very good hands.
    Retired and loving it.
    GBart
  • kevinj_4
    kevinj_4 Member Posts: 91
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    Thanks for putting them in the Library. It is handy to look up stuff in books I do not have.
    I just used the Beacon Boiler stuff this week. Beacon has some that are not in the Hydronic Ratings Book.
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,544
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    Kevin, there's another series of rating books called Pape Swift. These have boiler ratings that are not in the other two you mention. Erin now has these as well.
    Retired and loving it.
    GBart
  • kevinj_4
    kevinj_4 Member Posts: 91
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    Thanks, more books to search for!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Erin Holohan Haskell
    Erin Holohan Haskell Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 2,326
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    I'm excited and honored to have inherited the Heating Help library. I'll be adding even more content to the Heating Museum soon.

    President
    HeatingHelp.com

  • RayWohlfarth
    RayWohlfarth Member Posts: 1,516
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    I wonder what life was like back then when these old books were written. The industry was much different than it is today. Even when @Dan Holohan wrote the first Lost Art, there was no computer, internet, word processor. Research was through old books, library, telephone calls, and shoe leather. Kudos to you Dan
    Ray Wohlfarth
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  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,544
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    Thanks, Ray. If you ever want to see that world, come to NYC and I'll show you around The General Society.
    Retired and loving it.
  • RayWohlfarth
    RayWohlfarth Member Posts: 1,516
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    Dan I would love seeing that
    Ray Wohlfarth
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  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,544
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    Let's make a plan.
    Retired and loving it.
  • RayWohlfarth
    RayWohlfarth Member Posts: 1,516
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    Dan, Will be going to NY once you guys quit having those snow storms
    Ray Wohlfarth
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    Erin Holohan Haskell
  • Dennis
    Dennis Member Posts: 101
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    Was working in a Victorian mansion in Philly recently. The owner said anything you find that is not cash is yours. I found this book in the boiler room. I think it might be similar to yours. My version is in perfect condition and loaded with explanations of piped systems, steam traps, radiators, and other attached devices. Published in 1939.

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  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,544
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    Good one!
    Retired and loving it.
  • Mike_Sheppard
    Mike_Sheppard Member Posts: 696
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    Picked these up for $20 a few months ago. Not quite as old. 1962 edition. There was a 1925 set available as well.
    Never stop learning.
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,544
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    I had a bunch of those, old and newer. I love the writing style.
    Retired and loving it.
  • RayWohlfarth
    RayWohlfarth Member Posts: 1,516
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    I like the Audels books. Mine are the newer ones with blue covers
    Ray Wohlfarth
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