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Dead Men Tales: Heating Boston's Old North Church

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edited May 2022 in THE MAIN WALL


Heating Boston's Old North Church

In this episode, Dan Holohan shares a story about replacing the boiler on the unique heating system in Boston's Old North Church, as well as some Dead Men tips for a false-water-line bottle.

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  • EdTheHeaterMan
    EdTheHeaterMan Member Posts: 8,157
    edited May 2022
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    Nice story. So, the contractor did not use one trap if by land or two traps if by sea. He chose three because it was by AIR. The British did not have that option in the 18th century.

    Edward Young Retired

    After you make that expensive repair and you still have the same problem, What will you check next?

    JUGHNEPC7060Vegas
  • Jamie Hall
    Jamie Hall Member Posts: 23,554
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    Nice. Very nice. That contractor was a notch or two above the average bear...
    Br. Jamie, osb
    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England
    JUGHNEGGrossEdTheHeaterMan
  • jerryb46
    jerryb46 Member Posts: 59
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    good story love too see it.
  • Vegas
    Vegas Member Posts: 8
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    anybody take any pix of the finished job?
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,553
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    No pics. This happened nearly 30 years ago. Thanks. 
    Retired and loving it.
  • scott w.
    scott w. Member Posts: 209
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    One term used the story I did not understand and don't think I have seen in any of Dan's previous stories. What is "wire drawing" ?
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,553
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    That’s when water at too high a velocity erodes the valve seat. 
    Retired and loving it.
  • CharlieShea
    CharlieShea Member Posts: 4
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    Do you ever include pictures with your stories?
  • EdTheHeaterMan
    EdTheHeaterMan Member Posts: 8,157
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    Do you ever include pictures with your stories?

    Like this one?

    I know, you meant boiler room pics
    Just being me. LOL

    Edward Young Retired

    After you make that expensive repair and you still have the same problem, What will you check next?

    mattmia2PC7060
  • scott w.
    scott w. Member Posts: 209
    edited May 2022
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    Thanks for the information
  • Erin Holohan Haskell
    Erin Holohan Haskell Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 2,335
    edited May 2022
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    Do you ever include pictures with your stories?

    @CharlieShea, these stories are the episode transcripts from our podcast, so we usually do not include images throughout (aside from the episode image above). We have articles in our Systems Help Center and videos on our YouTube channel that provide more visuals. Thanks!

    President
    HeatingHelp.com