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Dan Holohan

Dan Holohan

Joined on March 4, 2009

Last Post on July 25, 2014

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turning it 90 degrees

@ September 13, 2002 2:34 PM in Replacing a steam coil

Bill

@ September 13, 2002 2:33 PM in Replacing a steam coil

what pressure are they using?

I'm sitting here in my office

@ September 13, 2002 1:14 PM in A thought for the day - Dan H.

and looking out the window at my neighbor's house. Her back steps are only about 12 feet away. Marian died three days ago. She was 86 years old. She was a nice old lady, and except for the time when she nearly burned down her house after falling asleep with a cigarette, she hardly gave anyone any trouble. She had a Jamacian lady living with her for the past year because her daughter, a woman in her sixties, went off to live with her own daughter. They buried her this morning. Right now, there are a half-dozen kids running around outside. There are also a lot of grown men and women coming and going. Everyone's laughing and having a good time. In the 25 years that I've been looking out this window, I've never seen any of them before. They've finally come to visit Marian.

Denver

@ September 13, 2002 10:49 AM in Wetstock II suggestions? - Dan H.

will be the third one.

drawing

@ September 13, 2002 9:17 AM in Replacing a steam coil

I think

@ September 12, 2002 7:08 PM in FYI - Dan H.

Matts on to something here. Well worth a look, if only because he's affiliated with it. He's as sharp as they come.

From Matt Michel:

@ September 12, 2002 7:07 PM in FYI - Dan H.

I promised I would make a big announcement about Comanche Marketing today and here it is... It was announced at HVAC Comfortech this morning that I'm the CEO and President of the Service Roundtable. Ah, you think, that makes sense. No wonder Michel's been pushing the Service Roundtable so hard. Well, I admit, I have been pushing it. You see, I like to eat. So do my wife and kids. For us to continue affording even simple fare, such as spam and noodles, lots of people have to sign up for the Service Roundtable. It will become my sole source of income. Gulp! The Service Roundtable is exciting. We've already received a lot of positive feedback from the members who have signed up. An example is below... "When I signed up for the Service Roundtable, I found that in it's embryonic stage, I received more infromation than I ever received from the other contractor groups and alliances I've joined, at CONSIDERABLY less expense. The Comanche Marketing section that I just received was very good. I have heard Matt previously...very upbeat and pro-active in the HVAC realm..........well worth the price!!" Edd Olson Olson Energy Seattle, WA ACCA's 2002 Residential Excellence Award Winner If you like Comanche Marketing, the material provided through the Service Roundtable is Comanche Marketing on steroids. It's supercharged, turbocharged. Instead of merely talking about a great idea, we give you everything you need to put it into action. We give you the direct mail pieces. We give you the brochures. We give you the consumer newsletters. We give you the press releases. We give you the proposal inserts. All you have to do is put your name on them and start using them. And some, don't even require that much effort. If you're an HVAC contractor, go ahead and visit the site at www.serviceroundtable.com. Sign up. It's only $50. That's the price of a dinner out for two. Of course, I probably won't be able to afford dinner out for awhile (if you don't sign up). The Michel family will be dining on delicious fare at home, like spam and noodles (if you don't sign up). There's plenty of nutritional value in spam and noodles and my kids will learn to adjust (if you don't sign up). But don't sign up just because you feel sorry for me or my family. I wouldn't want you to sign up out of guilt or anything (though you should feel guilty if you don't sign up). If you work for a distributor or manufacturer in the HVAC industry, contact Lee Rosenberg (lee.rosenberg@serviceroundtable.com) or myself (matt.michel@serviceroundtable.com). We've got some exciting programs that will not cost you a dime and can help you grow the sales of your dealer base and provide added value. If you are an HVAC trainer or consultant, we've also got some programs for you that can earn you extra income (I remember income), generate new business, and allow you to increase your effectiveness with your customers. If you're not an HVAC contractor, don't work in the HVAC industry, and don't even know what HVAC stands for, I guess I can't expect you to sign up. Darn it! But if you do own or run an in-home service company, the Service Roundtable will eventually roll out in your industry. We have some two dozen industries slated for future expansion. Each will use a similar format to the HVAC version, but each will be unique to the specifics of the industry in question. Each will be run by an individual from within the industry so that we ensure the nuances particular to company needs are being met. I was asked today if Comanche Marketing will continue. You bet it will! I will continue publishing Comanche Marketing at the same great price, though the HVAC specific tips will be sent to Service Roundtable members through the program's eLetter. And the archives for Comanche Marketing will now be accessible to Service Roundtable members alone. I also expect to increase my public speaking in the future. I've never marketed the fact I speak a number of times each year before alliances, associations, dealer meetings, and other groups because it wasn't part of my focus at Decision Analyst. I'm still a Decision Analyst employee, for now. I have to finish up several projects and ensure my clients are well taken care of and my staff is set. They largely function without me as it is. In fact, they say they function *better* without (ungrateful wretches -- I'll show them... I'll... I'll... leave and start a new company! Uh...). I expect to transition sometime before the end of the year. Thanks to everyone for your support through the years. The coming years are going to be even better and a lot more fun (well, provided I can eat, of course). Matt Michel

Thanks for the input, guys

@ September 12, 2002 7:04 PM in Wetstock II suggestions? - Dan H.

The second one will be in the spring. I'll let you know where as soon as we check out everything. Thanks.

I hope

@ September 12, 2002 1:41 PM in Raisins & Turds...true story

everyone takes the time to read this. Thanks, Robert.

You would need

@ September 12, 2002 9:22 AM in Two pipe steam

to repipe the entire system.

So

@ September 10, 2002 7:41 PM in Wetstock II suggestions? - Dan H.

Midwest! (I'll get with you at Sweeney's and we'll have our own meeting.) Midwest. What do you think? Chicago? Saint Louis? Minneapolis? Cleveland? Milwaukee? South Bend? (Go Irish!)

Okay

@ September 10, 2002 6:48 PM in Wetstock II suggestions? - Dan H.

that settles it. We can get about 40 people in the Dawson Room back near the john. Thanks, Noel!

Like to be a part

@ September 10, 2002 6:47 PM in Wetstock II suggestions? - Dan H.

of the decision-making process? What do you think?

Ideally

@ September 10, 2002 6:45 PM in Cast Iron Rads

it's 2-1/2". That's in the Hot Tech Topics section, Andy, in an article called, "An Old Radiator Q&A." It pays to wander off the Wall ;-)

The second Gathering

@ September 10, 2002 10:35 AM in Wetstock II suggestions? - Dan H.

will be somewhere in the Midwest. I'd welcome your suggestions on where it should be, and why. Thanks!

What's up?

@ September 10, 2002 9:54 AM in Coming up next week - Dan H.

They're getting upwards of 300 heating pros at the GasNetworks conference in Wakefield, MA on September 19. It's an all-day thing and I'll be doing a two-pipe steam seminar in the morning and a You and Me in the Basement session with Carol Fey in the afternoon. There are a lot of other speakers as well as the famous Weil-McLain glass-piped steam boiler. Lots of food and free beer in the afternoon. The price is ridiculously low. There are also going to be about 15 manufacturers showing their goods. The details are in the Upcoming Seminars section to your left. Also, next Saturday, September 21, I'm doing a full day of steam and hot water in Meridan, CT at the Ramada Inn. The sponsor is the Connecticut Association of Home Inspectors and they're welcoming contractors to the meeting. I don't know if you've ever made connections with any of these people but it's a mighty fine way to find out about what's going in the area, and to zero in on potential business. Plus, the seminar ain't half bad! Again, the details are in the Upcoming Seminars section. Hope to see you at one or both!

I'

@ September 9, 2002 8:36 PM in Old steam heat loss calculator - check it out!

> Ever seen one of these? One of my men found this
> in his basement from way back when - 1937 it
> says! It is an old steam heat loss calculator.
> You set the three dials for cubic feet of room,
> square feet of glass and square feet of exposed
> walls. It then has you add up the three numbers
> shown and that is your square feet of steam
> radiation needed for the room. New hot water
> systems were "the enemy" so, if you notice, it
> says right on the tool - "FOR HOT WATER ADD 60%"
> - pretty good marketing. If you notice too - up
> in the right hand corner - it claims that it is
> the only boiler that steams with 15% of it's
> water boiling.
>
> Gregg

I've got one of those

@ September 9, 2002 8:36 PM in Old steam heat loss calculator - check it out!

> Ever seen one of these? One of my men found this
> in his basement from way back when - 1937 it
> says! It is an old steam heat loss calculator.
> You set the three dials for cubic feet of room,
> square feet of glass and square feet of exposed
> walls. It then has you add up the three numbers
> shown and that is your square feet of steam
> radiation needed for the room. New hot water
> systems were "the enemy" so, if you notice, it
> says right on the tool - "FOR HOT WATER ADD 60%"
> - pretty good marketing. If you notice too - up
> in the right hand corner - it claims that it is
> the only boiler that steams with 15% of it's
> water boiling.
>
> Gregg

Ahh, when life was simple!

It's a heck of a group

@ September 9, 2002 7:51 PM in Hats off to Dan and Wetstock

Really couldn't ask for more. Thanks.

The reader is more important than the writer

@ September 9, 2002 7:48 PM in Hats off to Dan and Wetstock

I've been saying that for years, John. Wetstock has no speakers and really no agenda other than fun and meaty conversations. The people who are coming are there to see the people who are coming. It's an extraordiary group and it really has little to do with me. All I did was provide a place where enthusiastic, postive-thinking people could get together. It's what those people bring that makes all the difference. Thanks for being a part of it.

and he still does

@ September 9, 2002 2:53 PM in See them before they die - Dan H.

that thing with his legs. While he was singing I was thinking that this is the music that the Beatles used to listen to when they were young kids. I felt like I was in a time warp.

I got it

@ September 9, 2002 2:15 PM in Oxy Barrier Tubing?

only because I hear voices in my head.