Welcome! Here are the website rules, as well as some tips for using this forum.
Need to contact us? Visit https://heatinghelp.com/contact-us/.
Click here to Find a Contractor in your area.

Would you guys help me out with some book reviews? (Dan H)

DanHolohan
DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,488
where shoppers can read the first 10 pages of the books that we have to offer. I'd love to add some reviews from people who have read and enjoyed any of the books. I'd really appreciate any words you might have to say about them that I could add after the book description.

If you'd like to help, please email me your review(s), written as you would to a potential buyer: [email protected].

Thanks so much.
Retired and loving it.

Comments

  • Alan R. Mercurio_3
    Alan R. Mercurio_3 Member Posts: 1,620


    How to Teach Technicians (without putting them to sleep)


    Aside from the great and enjoyable stories Dan shares as he dose in a lot of his writings. This book is filled with a tremendous amount of common sense logical approaches to teach technicians or anyone else for that matter.

    Like all of Dan's books he keeps it in plain English for the reader.

    That's not the best part though. Dan has been blessed with the ability to bring words to life for you and I. When you Finnish reading a paragraph you would swear you were in the same room listening to Dan talk with you!

    You'll even have a vivid picture in your head about what ever Dan writes. He's very good at that! His words paint the picture for you.

    I have been presenting seminars and workshops for a little over 4yrs now and I can truly tell you I use a lot of what I have learned from this book and attending Dan's seminars.

    I honestly feel this has played a big roll in teaching me to be a better educator/presenter.

    Thanks Dan.

    Your friend in the industry,
    Alan R. Mercurio

    www.oiltechtalk.com
    Your friend in the industry,



    Alan R. Mercurio



    www.oiltechtalk.com
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,488
    Thanks, Alan

    Much appreciated!
    Retired and loving it.
  • Alan R. Mercurio_3
    Alan R. Mercurio_3 Member Posts: 1,620


    My come from the heart my friend. So,You're very welcome

    Your friend in the industry,
    Alan R. Mercurio

    www.oiltechtalk.com
    Your friend in the industry,



    Alan R. Mercurio



    www.oiltechtalk.com
  • larry_9
    larry_9 Member Posts: 33
    book reveiws

    Dan

    I have read pumping away which was a very good reveiw of things I learned in school. It likewise helps me to conveince those that I worked with why it is proper to put the pump on the supply side. I went to voltech in Waterbury CT and went though Local Union School in Chicago.

    Your Radiant heat book was very infromatve, As I see the installation most are put in well but details are forgotten. I see many guys use duct tape to not only hold down their tubing but also to mark the runs at the manifold. Many times they don't protect it form the painters either. I have used the information about the mop and cat a few times during my time of trouble shooting.

    I am an avid reader of you books back in the early 90's I was fortunately enough to take your Deadmen's Steam course were I obtianed your book on The Lost Art Of Steam Heating. Not only did it help me to get a reputation as the best steam guy in my particular company it helped me to really visulize it in a whole new way. Just to mention I also know Denny Malory who said he use to work with you at B&G and he told me that your steam book was propably the best book out on the market today for understanding steam. Likewise, I gave it to many people who feel the same way. One my instructors for hydronics at the local union told me that he didn't really know why you needed a equalizing line on a steam boiler but that your book really cleared that up for him.

    Those are only a few of your books I have read. I have Treaching Tech So As Not To Put Them To Sleep, How Come?, Working, Used Stories, and A Pocket Full of Steam Problems. What I really like is that you teach in your books with stories that you can related to. And you teach techs in your books to look beond the control system. Many young guys learn about controls and then think everything can be fixed with some type of control. You get them to look over the whole system.

    Larry
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,488
    Thanks so much, Larry.

    You're making me smile. Thanks.
    Retired and loving it.
  • Steve Paul
    Steve Paul Member Posts: 83
    Book reviews

    Dan,
    I went to books and more, I saw the books that are listed but I can't get to the part that shows the 1st 10 pages. HELP!!!
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,488
    Still scanning

    It's up on some of them. Which book are you interested in?
    Retired and loving it.
  • hr
    hr Member Posts: 6,106
    If I

    were allowed only one Holohan book I choose Pumping Away! This book was written in plain english for "everyman"

    It's the hydronicians bible and should be the most often used, dog eared book in your collection. A copy at home and in your truck is a must.

    I can't think of a better Christmas present for your competitors. You know the ones that need them most :) Buy a dozen or more.



    If the Complete Works of Dan Holohan is still available....

    I like the old ones (books) where Dan worked writting during the day then donned a tall hat and played the leading role in the Gangs of New York during slow times :)

    hot rod

    To Learn More About This Professional, Click Here to Visit Their Ad in "Find A Professional"
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,488
    Thanks, HR.

    Coming from you, that's pretty special. Thanks.
    Retired and loving it.
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,488
    Thanks to

    The Bean for the kind words.
    Retired and loving it.
  • Maine doug_2
    Maine doug_2 Member Posts: 16
    As a homeowner

    and commercial building owner, I found Pumping Away to be my heating system's best friend. With the help of this book I designed the radiant floor and panal radiator system in our 1910 building. We can go barefoot in minus 10 degree weather and have drastically cut our fuel consumption.

    The book enabled me to communicate the design requirements to the Plumbing and Heating contractor. He had never installed a system with the sophisticated controls that were clearly explained in Pumping Away which also included piping diagrams.

    So if you are a professional in the business or a homeowner that has some skills and interest in this area and want extreme comfort and fuel savings, this book is for you.




    >>Dan, if you would like to use this, I will send it on letterhead in pdf file.<<

    Maine doug
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,488
    Thanks so much, Doug.

    Thanks for the help!
    Retired and loving it.
  • Larry Weingarten
    Larry Weingarten Member Posts: 3,229
    How To Teach Technicians...

    is the book that I keep going back to. Something new pops out each time I pick it up. All the good and practical advice was a bit daunting at first. But with only a little use, it becomes second nature. The people we've taught for keep asking us back and Dan's book has a lot to do with it.
    The only note I'd make concerns the title. It's really about how to teach PEOPLE. I can't imagine a class Dan's techniques wouldn't work for.

    Yours, Larry
This discussion has been closed.