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Honeywell's Heat Generator

HeatingHelpHeatingHelp Posts: 364
edited September 2020 in THE MAIN WALL

In this excerpt from his Classic Hydronics seminar, Dan Holohan teaches us about Mark Honeywell’s Heat Generator.

Watch the video here



  • Erin Holohan HaskellErin Holohan Haskell Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 1,521
    edited September 2020
    If you encounter one on the job, please be cautious because it is filled with pure mercury.

  • luketheplumberluketheplumber Member Posts: 115
    I have pulled so many mercury bulbs from old thermostats that people have thrown in dumpsters. I still have them but they are stored safely an a double container with newspaper to cushion the fragile glass bulbs.
    17 years old and wants to learn about steam and hot water heating
  • JUGHNEJUGHNE Member Posts: 7,861
    If you keep the tstat intact then most HVAC supply houses will take them for recycling.
    I did not know that as I also have removed the bulbs and my supply houses do not want bulbs only. So I too have a collection.
    Some areas have toxic waste collection points that might accept them. Best to get rid of them ASAP.
  • luketheplumberluketheplumber Member Posts: 115
    @JUGHNE Yeah I could dispose of them properly, but I think mercury is a cool thing to have. I of coarse store it safely and securely. I have showed it in online school it several classes and to several friends of mine. I will definitely keep it in the glass for now.
    Mercury is just and interesting metal to look at and show others and I am certainly aware of the dangers of it and handle it with extra care and safety.
    17 years old and wants to learn about steam and hot water heating
  • Jamie HallJamie Hall Member Posts: 14,776
    If you do decide to take them for recycling, be very sure that your recycling facility can and will accept them. A number of facilities either can't, or won't.
    Br. Jamie, osb
    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England.
    Hoffman Equipped System (all original except boiler), Weil-Mclain 580, 2.75 gph Carlin, Vapourstat 0.5 -- 6.0 ounces per square inch
  • luketheplumberluketheplumber Member Posts: 115
    @Jamie Hall I'm pretty sure that my local recycling center will take them if the time comes when I want to get rid of them.
    17 years old and wants to learn about steam and hot water heating

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