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Dan Holohan

Dan Holohan

Joined on March 4, 2009

Last Post on August 16, 2014

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Name that bar

@ August 26, 2002 10:57 AM in Anyone else going to ISH in Toronto in Oct/Nov?

No bar too far!


@ August 26, 2002 10:55 AM in Oliver Slemmer(mike kraft)

Rare indeed. Good eye, Cheese!

With winter coming

@ August 26, 2002 9:30 AM in Find a Contractor - Dan H.

I'd like to make a suggestion. You can get a full year of exposure in Find a Contractor for just $275. Close just one job and that investment will pay back. I'll help you put your ad together. All you have to do is click on the sign above and fill in the blanks. This is a very good advertising value and I think that those of you who have ads now will agree with me on this. Thanks for your consideration, and for all that you do for us.


@ August 24, 2002 4:15 PM in Uniforms for the Gathering

you're more than welcome to join us. I think you'd bring some great insights to the Gathering. It's all about conversation and the sharing of knowledge, experience and opinions. A great way for you to, as you say, improve your game. And us too, I'll bet. Thanks for being a part of the Wall.

We'll miss you too, Glenn

@ August 24, 2002 8:00 AM in Bill Wolfe and Glenn Stanton

I hope to get to meet you some day. Will anyone else from Burnham be joining us at the Gathering?

As we get closer

@ August 24, 2002 6:47 AM in The Gathering- Michael - Warm Floors

we'll do that. Good idea, Chowdahead!

@ August 23, 2002 9:24 PM in A Gathering of Wetheads (the list of ticket holders)

> Mad Dog in Red-White and Blue waving
> flag
> Murph the one with a badge AND
> Scott Milne holding two drinks and looking
> like a lobster
> Come to think of it Mad Dog may
> be holding two drinks also
> Cheese well you can
> guess what that will look like
> Dave Yates in
> Boy Scout outfit
> Ron Jr stuck in a
> closet
> Glenn Stanton a Burnham racing jacket
> that I could never get
> Bill Wolfe and old
> Honeywell SOURCE ball cap (I have ten of
> those)
> Dan will be dressed in some DEAD MANS
> coveralls holding the first control ever made by
> ADAM in the Garden
> Noel will be the one trying
> to explain that Slant/Fin is a boiler not a
> shark
> The Munchkin guys now do I really have
> to explain what they will be singing.HMMMMM
> I
> will be wearing Gas Company Blue holding the
> eternal flame

Scene of the crime

@ August 23, 2002 3:36 PM in The Gathering- Michael - Warm Floors

I believe many of us will be bumping into each other on Friday evening at the All-Star (appropriate name, eh?) Bar & Grill, which is on-site and from which you cannot be arrested for WUI.

This came from Woody

@ August 23, 2002 2:35 PM in This just in - Dan H.

You'll meet him at the Gathering, or you get his book in Books & More. It's loaded with ramblings such as these: 30 years - what a long strange trip 1972: Long hair 2002: Longing for hair 1972: The perfect high 2002: The perfect high yield mutual fund 1972: KEG 2002: EKG 1972: Acid rock 2002: Acid reflux 1972: Moving to California because it's cool 2002: Moving to California because it's warm 1972: Growing pot 2002: Growing pot belly 1972: Trying to look like Marlon Brando or Liz Taylor 2002: Trying NOT to look like Marlon Brando or Liz Taylor 1972: Seeds and stems 2002: Roughage 1972: Popping pills, smoking joints 2002: Popping joints 1972: Killer weed 2002: Weed killer 1972: Hoping for a BMW 2002: Hoping for a BM 1972: The Grateful Dead 2002: Dr. Kevorkian 1972: Going to a new, hip joint 2002: Receiving a new hip joint 1972: Rolling Stones 2002: Kidney Stones 1972: Being called into the principal's office 2002: Calling the principal's office 1972: Screw the system 2002: Upgrade the system 1972: Disco 2002: Costco 1972: Parents begging you to get your hair cut 2002: Children begging you to get their heads shaved 1972: Taking acid 2002: Taking antacid 1972: Passing the drivers' test 2002: Passing the vision test 1972: Whatever 2002: Depends


@ August 23, 2002 2:03 PM in pipe sizing question - MJStraw

Yes, that's what I meant by bottom-to-bottom. You won't be able to power purge the air out of those because the water will just flow across the lower push nipples of each radiator. You'll have to vent them manually.

@ August 23, 2002 1:30 PM in Miss this and you'll miss a LOT! - Dan H.

The GasNetworks 2nd Annual Heating Professionals Fall Conference is just around the corner! This is one of the best deals of the year. GasNetworks is sponsoring the 2nd Heating Professionals Fall Conference on September 19 at the Sheraton Colonial Hotel and Golf Resort in Wakefield MA. It's open to HVAC and plumbing pros, technicians and sales people, and also to trade-school students. It starts at 7:30 AM with coffee, continental breakfast and registration. Then from 8:45 on there will be session after session, and they're all filled with such great information. I'm going to about Two-Pipe Steam; Carol Fey, one of the finest speakers I know, will present "Getting on Friendly Terms with Controls"; Brad Wong will speak on proper venting practices, Ron Abremski will present "Selling High Efficiency with ENERGY STAR"; Duct Sealing with Dan West; and a panel session comprised of members of the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Plumbers and Gas Fitters. Weil-McLain will also have their glass-piped steam boiler out in the parking lot. If that's not enough, Carol Fey and I will present a special afternoon session called "You, Me and The Basement"--you won't want to miss this. The format is fun. Carol and I pose real technical challenges from the real world and then we all give opinions on what needs to be done to fix the job. You won't believe the give and take. It's one big brain-storming session and anything can happen. A reception (FREE beer!) and trade show will immediately follow. Here are the details: The conference includes breakfast, a mid-morning break, six repeated sessions and an afternoon with Carol Fey and me, PLUS lunch, the manufacturer's exhibits, Weil-McLain's glass-piped steam boiler and a reception/trade show (FREE beer!) at an UNBELIEVABLE price of $65 per person. For four people or more a special rate of $55 per person. For complete conference schedule check our website at To register for this conference, call 1-800-662-9222. DON'T DELAY This thing is practically sold out. If you don't see the VALUE here, I'll pay for your lobotomy. ;-) Hope you make it in. Thanks!

Pressure drop

@ August 23, 2002 1:26 PM in pipe sizing question - MJStraw

is so low in a gravity system and that's where the smaller near-boiler piping comes in. It gives the pump something to work with. The power purge would work but you have to think it through when you're adapting the pipe to the existing system. A lot depends on how the radiators are piped. Are they bottom-to-bottom connections? If so, you'll have to feed the system one floor at a time, with the air vents open. Have you looked in the Gravity Hot Water Heating section of the Heating Q&A? There's a lot in there about what to watch out for.

I just got this in the mail

@ August 23, 2002 1:15 PM in High-output baseboard for cost-senstive jobs - Dan H.

from Slant/Fin. It's called Baseline 70. It's high-output, heavy-duty hot water baseboard that comes with an economy price. They say it's a good choice for multi-family housing and commercial applications. 9-1/4" high, 18-gauge cover, high-strength support bracket, 25% higher output than standard baseboard, two- to ten-foot lengths.


@ August 23, 2002 12:07 PM in Laars Endurance

I'd sure welcome a copper boiler into the mix. What stimulating conversations we're going to have!

Just click

@ August 23, 2002 12:03 PM in I have a question????

on the red dot and the dot will disappear. Then it will leave the screen the next time you refresh, assuming that it has had a three-day run on the Wall with no one adding to it.

Go with

@ August 23, 2002 9:33 AM in pipe sizing question - MJStraw

one-inch. Gravity is different.

Looking at the Gathering list

@ August 22, 2002 6:24 PM in Boiler chat - Dan H.

we've got some very smart people from Utica, Slant/Fin, Munchkin and Viessmann coming. What a solid representation of choice!

Time for a little

@ August 19, 2002 5:29 PM in Snowmelt photos (ME)



@ August 19, 2002 2:35 PM in Gathering Hotel

just below, Dale. See you there!

I've got some free tickets to the show if you need them.

@ August 19, 2002 12:57 PM in Going to ISH-NA? - Dan H.

Send me an email.

No offense taken.

@ August 19, 2002 7:33 AM in john barba

I couldn't agree more! Looking forward to seeing both of you at the Gathering.

Flat-rate and T&M

@ August 18, 2002 8:46 PM in Upcoming ISH Convention

We've talked about this a number of times here on the Wall, Rich, always with the same conclusions. Some favor one method of pricing, some favor another, while still others favor both, depending on the job and the circumstances. So how about them heating systems?