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Gordo & Steamhead were at my place

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<strong><span style="color:#ff0000">Twas the week before Christmas when all through the place

Were all sorts of noises that we could not trace

</span><span style="color:#00ff00">It bacame clear that what was needed I think

Were the two guys from All Steamed Up Inc

</span><span style="color:#ff0000">The wrenches were hung by the boiler with care

For Gordo and Steamhead would soon be there</span>

<span style="color:#00ff00">I measured pipes while snug in my bed

While visions of steam vents danced in my head

</span><span style="color:#ff0000">Then from the cast iron there arose such a clatter

I opened Dan's book to see what was the matter</span>

<span style="color:#00ff00">Around the house I went to find the loud clang

I hope these guys can fix this big bang

</span><span style="color:#ff0000">To silence the pssst pssst they surely will know

As the boiler makes bubbles in the basement below</span>

<span style="color:#00ff00">When, what to my wondering eyes should appear

It looks like that white van is coming right here</span>

<span style="color:#ff0000">The driver was tall and he brought a tool bag

His name was Gordon so it said on the tag</span>

<span style="color:#00ff00">More rapid than eagles that steamer we'll tame

And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name</span>

<span style="color:#ff0000">Now, Gorton! now Hoffman ! and Adjustable all

Let go of the air as you learned from the Wall

</span><span style="color:#00ff00">The dry steam to the rads it should really fly

When it meets with an obstacle we vent to the sky</span>

<span style="color:#ff0000">And at the ends of the mains add a number one or two

It is amazing what these nice Hoffmans can do</span>

<span style="color:#00ff00">A bundle of tools and big wrench on his back

With sight glass and Testo carried in his pack</span>

<span style="color:#ff0000">He went down to the basement to make the steam merry

Without "We Got STEAM Heat" this could be scary

</span><span style="color:#00ff00">Frank will be here later I thought you should know

He is fixing a burner as it is expected to snow

</span><span style="color:#ff0000">The pigtail was plugged and the sight glass was dirty

With no movement on the guage from zero to thirty

</span><span style="color:#00ff00">In no time at all water was ready to be heated

But first some radiators needed to be treated</span>

<span style="color:#ff0000">With a level and spacers they got a new tilt

So they could drain the way they were built

</span><span style="color:#00ff00">Then the gas was turned on to boil and bubble

And we wandered around looking for trouble

</span><span style="color:#ff0000">Three vents were replaced as the steam went to work

The needle on new guage would jiggle and jerk</span>

<span style="color:#00ff00">Now steam in the mains was starting to rise

No clanging and banging was a pleasant surprise</span>

<span style="color:#ff0000">At the end of the test Frank drilled a hole in the main

And added a vent for some speed we could gain

</span><span style="color:#00ff00">In the stack went the test probe to measure the gas

It sniffed and smiled and said this burner shall pass</span>

<span style="color:#ff0000">We are done they announced and carried stuff to the vans

Then came back in for a cookie and wash all their hands</span>

<span style="color:#00ff00">And I heard them say as they drove out of sight

<span style="font-size:16pt">Happy Steaming to all , and to all a good-night</span></span></strong>

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