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"HVAC Pub"- no, I didn't make this up

Steamhead
Steamhead Member Posts: 16,821
Found this place at Chicago Midway Airport, where Southwest operates from for Chicagoland. Apparently this is a branch location- the main location is near Wrigley Field:



Good burgers!
All Steamed Up, Inc.
Towson, MD, USA
Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
Oil & Gas Burner Service
Consulting
Erin Holohan Haskell

Comments

  • newagedawn
    newagedawn Member Posts: 586
    what type of havc did it use?
    "The bitter taste of a poor install lasts far longer than the JOY of the lowest price"
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,521
    This place is worth the trip: https://www.powerhouseeatery.co/

    You dine under the remnants of the water-tube boiler. The menu covers are made of old steam-products literature. And the food's pretty good!
    Retired and loving it.
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,821

    what type of havc did it use?

    Probably a rooftop unit- I didn't have time to look.
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Consulting
    Solid_Fuel_Man
  • Erin Holohan Haskell
    Erin Holohan Haskell Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 2,279
    Nice find! And there's also this bar/restaurant: The Boiler Room
    President
    HeatingHelp.com
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,821
    Wonder what heats that building now? :(
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Consulting
  • GroundUp
    GroundUp Member Posts: 1,904
    We consolidated an old WW2 weapons factory called FMC or United Defense, depending on the time frame, in Fridley, MN in 2014-15. Took it down from the original 2 million square feet to the current 475,000 sq ft. The original boiler room from 1942 is no longer part of any building, but remains free standing and I'm told is being converted to a brewhouse of some sort. I was there to the 475k facility to cut in some 10&12" OS&Y valves about a month ago and saw a crew working on the old boiler house across the property. Still sporting the old 120ft tall brick stacks, should be a pretty cool place
  • Harvey Ramer
    Harvey Ramer Member Posts: 2,239

    This place is worth the trip: https://www.powerhouseeatery.co/

    You dine under the remnants of the water-tube boiler. The menu covers are made of old steam-products literature. And the food's pretty good!

    Heck, that's only 2 hours away from where I live. Next time i'm up that way I'm making a stop.
    Thanks for the tip!
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,521
    It's right up your alley, Harvey.
    Retired and loving it.
  • Solid_Fuel_Man
    Solid_Fuel_Man Member Posts: 2,646
    That place looks cool Dan. Pre-war era industrial is both art and function. Love those big HXers.
    Serving Northern Maine HVAC & Controls. I burn wood, it smells good!
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,521
    And it’s right on the highway. I drive by it for years before checking it out with friends at nearby convention. Sure glad we did.
    Retired and loving it.