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Dead Men Tales: Hidden Radiators

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edited May 9 in THE MAIN WALL

Hidden Radiators

In this episode, Dan Holohan shares how the Dead Men installed indirect radiation in wealthy customers’ homes. It combined heating with ventilation and discretely hid radiators.

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  • Adk1guy
    Adk1guy Member Posts: 10
    If there's one thing I've noticed about rich people is they don't like to pay poor people. They may buy a $500 bottle of vino at dinner but they always chiseled me down to the last penny for their oil and service. I wonder how they like $6.00/gal heating oil?
  • Danny_Jr
    Danny_Jr Member Posts: 12
    Thank you, Dan for that concise but thorough overview of the hidden radiators. I have never run across a system that utilized them. But I always enjoy hearing the stories of the dead men. And the engineering that went into those systems. From a contractor who is part of a 4-generation family tradition of steam fitters, thanks again.
    Dan Wood Jr.

    Remember, when you find yourself between a rock and a hard spot, that's where diamonds are made!
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 15,961
    Thanks, Danny. I appreciate you. 
    Retired and loving it.
  • billydick
    billydick Member Posts: 1
    Thank you, Dan, for another great tutorial. Whenever I try to explain the physics and thermodynamics of steam to people--even home owners--their eyes glaze over. I guess I need a video for this crowd. The Dead Men, you, and, I like to think moi, have an appreciation for the laws of TDN, but perhaps I am just blowing my own horn. At any rate, Thank You again.
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 15,961
    Thanks for that!
    Retired and loving it.
  • joco
    joco Member Posts: 8
    I have indirects but the ductwork leading to the exterior has long since been removed. There are just holes in the bottom of the boxes, sucking in basement air. Do you have any resources on rebuilding the ductwork? Was condensation an issue?
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 15,961
    No resources on rebuilding, and I've not read of any condensation problems in the past.
    Retired and loving it.