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Dead Men Tales: Dangerous Dan and the Hole in the Ground

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HeatingHelp Administrator Posts: 634
edited July 2022 in THE MAIN WALL



Dangerous Dan and the Hole in the Ground

In this episode, Dan Holohan tells you a tale that will keep you spellbound.

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  • EdTheHeaterMan
    EdTheHeaterMan Member Posts: 7,554

    Edward F Young. Retired HVAC ContractorSpecialized in Residential Oil Burner and Hydronics
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,490
    edited July 2022
    I can also recite The Cremation of Sam Mcgee. :D

    Here 'tis, by the author:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZG9kP9kAiY
    Retired and loving it.
  • Kevin2020
    Kevin2020 Member Posts: 5
    That's a great story Dan. I remember many things I learned by experience when I was just starting out and thought the college kid knew it all.

    I was at a large house, 2 stories and big cast iron radiators, fed by an old hot water boiler with a circulator that leaked. Had to change the seal so, in my infinite wisdom, I closed the boiler feed and opened the drain (to which I did connect a hose!). Well the pressure dropped and I went to the first floor to open the key vents on the radiators to break the vacuum and let the system drain. Of course it drains faster if you take out the pins in the key vents. All was going well, vents were sucking in air as the radiators drained, so I proceeded to the second floor to do the same. Same action on the second floor. I was feeling like a hero until I went back down to the first floor and realized all the water from the upstairs radiators was now squirting out in streams from every first floor radiator key vent! I had quite a bit of clean-up and explaining to do for the customer but I learned a good lesson that day.

    Thanks for all your great stories. They always make me chuckle and smile, thinking of all those days I drove a service truck. I even learn a few things!
    CLamb
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,490
    Great story, @Kevin2020! Thanks for sharing. 
    Retired and loving it.
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,722
    edited July 2022

    I can also recite The Cremation of Sam Mcgee. :D

    Here 'tis, by the author:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZG9kP9kAiY

    How about Dunbar's "Lament for the Makers"? ;)
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Consulting
  • jeant
    jeant Member Posts: 26
    Life happens, you got through it all well. Someone was watching over you that day. Thank you for keeping on sharing.