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Dead Men Tales: Heating John Lennon’s Apartment

HeatingHelp Posts: 366
edited March 30 in THE MAIN WALL

Heating John Lennon’s Apartment

In this episode, Dan Holohan takes us to NYC’s Dakota Apartments, where John Lennon once lived. It has a circa-1880 steam heating system and was home to one of the world’s first co-generation systems.

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  • SteamCrazy
    SteamCrazy Member Posts: 81
    Another great story Dan. Thanks for sharing.
    Erin Holohan HaskellPC7060
  • Bigb
    Bigb Member Posts: 1
    Thanks for the interesting history lesson.
  • ReLoGal
    ReLoGal Member Posts: 0
    Love the story and the telling. “Double hung zone valves” made me laugh out loud.
  • detroitslumlord
    detroitslumlord Member Posts: 4
    Another great steam heating story from the master !
  • TomWSF
    TomWSF Member Posts: 3
    Great story. A man's gift makes room for him, and brings him before great men. Thanks for taking us along.
  • ChrisHawkins
    ChrisHawkins Member Posts: 4
    Great story again. One little tidbit about the Dakota that always intrigued me was under the pump room that I worked in was the large reservor for the steam driven water elevators that were long gone. My boss would tell stories about repacking the pumps with steam blowing all over the place. There are many very interesting old building in the city.
  • zeppyfrog
    zeppyfrog Member Posts: 1
    Steam comes from big pipes from street?

    Any pipe bangin goin on here? Do corks need replacing alot? So is heat thermostatically controlled?
  • Anthony Menafro
    Anthony Menafro Member Posts: 180
    I always love to hear your tales. Reading them myself doesn't have the same effect! Thanks for sharing!!
  • TimothyLynch
    TimothyLynch Member Posts: 1
    Great Story :)
  • kbob12
    kbob12 Member Posts: 1
    Great read! Thanks for sharing! Cheers!
  • TAG
    TAG Member Posts: 487
    Was this an old article -- or part of one of the books?

    I know that building well .... they rented from Robert Ryan .. may have even been a sublet. She still lives there
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 15,260
    Thanks to all of you for listening! 

    Retired and loving it.
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