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Dan Holohan

Dan Holohan

Joined on March 4, 2009

Last Post on August 28, 2014

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I'll vouch for that

@ August 5, 2002 5:58 PM in A free ticket to the Gathering! - Dan H.

Ron's as big as I am. How DOES he do it?

that would be

@ August 5, 2002 3:58 PM in Fair Warning - Dan H.

a passenger. Fer sure.

(Or should I say Fair WARMing?)

@ August 5, 2002 1:39 PM in Fair Warning - Dan H.

This ad is about to go into the magazines, and when it does, it's going to be tough getting a ticket to the November Gathering. Fair warning, Wallies. You're always first in my heart, but ya snooze, ya lose. And Ticket #100 (the FREE one!) is hanging right out there for anyone who wants to grab it.

So Chowdahead

@ August 5, 2002 7:00 AM in HAPPY BIRTHDAY SCOTT MILNE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

how many lobstas will die for you this evening? Happy Birthday!


@ August 3, 2002 9:46 AM in A free ticket to the Gathering! - Dan H.

one of the Dealer's Choice tables should be for piercings and related tales. David Broome has already claimed one of the tables for The Lost Art of Grit Cooking. I think the big guy is taking two seats. Shaping up here!

Here's how to resister

@ August 3, 2002 9:31 AM in Fall Heating Pro Conference - Dan H.

It's Thursday, September 19 at the Sheraton Colonial Hotel & Golf Resort (a great place!), Wakefield, MA

How's this for a great deal?

@ August 3, 2002 9:28 AM in Fall Heating Pro Conference - Dan H.

I found one

@ August 3, 2002 9:02 AM in snakes

inside my overhead projector one day when I was doing a seminar in downtown Boston. It made the strangest shadow up there on the screen. You shoulda seen it! I burned my hand on the bulb trying to get it out. It was six feet long and as thick as Sheriff Murphy's bicep!


@ August 3, 2002 8:58 AM in Great wallies born in August



@ August 2, 2002 8:50 PM in A free ticket to the Gathering! - Dan H.

closer still.


@ August 2, 2002 5:38 PM in A free ticket to the Gathering! - Dan H.


Here's a link to area hotels

@ August 2, 2002 11:11 AM in Hotels in Marlboro, MA - Dan H.

Click here: HOTELS The Gathering is here: Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel and Trade Center 181 Boston Post Road West Marlboro, MA 01752-1883 (508) 460-0700 - Facsimile (508) 480-9343 It's a very nice facilty. Here's a link so you can check it out: If you're making a reservation there, be sure to mention the Dan Holohan event. We have a block of 30 rooms reserved at a rate of $99. If you're coming to the Gathering I suggest you reserve your room now. Ya snooze, ya lose. Thanks.

I want to go over the halfway point, so

@ August 2, 2002 10:25 AM in A free ticket to the Gathering! - Dan H.

Ticket Number 100 is a free one! Be that person and your ticket to the November 23 Gatering of Wetheads is on the house. I'm not going to post the people who sign up until we reach the lucky freebie. Feeling lucky? How's your sense of timing? ;-)

I use

@ August 2, 2002 6:14 AM in Edit feature

that one all the time!


@ August 2, 2002 6:14 AM in Things you may not know about the Search feature - Dan H.

by key word, which can be anything, a person's name, a subject, even a word like "word." Give it a try. Glad you like it!


@ August 1, 2002 8:04 PM in Basic Electricity book

How Long is a Chinaman.

I believe there are

@ August 1, 2002 6:00 PM in Need a ride from Boston? - Dan H.

Just mention the Dan Holohan event to get the $99 price.

I don't think so

@ August 1, 2002 5:48 PM in Need a ride from Boston? - Dan H.

this George keeps pretty busy with PM, PMEngineer and Supply House Times.

Here 'tis

@ August 1, 2002 3:15 PM in REALLY old steam - Dan H.

"An engine for giving a sufficient heat to all the rooms in a house from the kitchen fire. "A" is a copper with a a still-head "B" is a lead or copper pipe fixed to the head of the copper thorugh which the steam from the boiling water heats. It is passing through the eight rooms the pipe is fixed to the wall or side of the room in the place of the chimney. "C" and "C" are stop cocks by which the steam may be suffered to pass slow or fast as you please. (Isn't that a great line?) "D" is the vent for the steam to pass out at. "E" is a cistern of water to replenish the copper as it boils away. That's it! The significance of this piece is that James Watt will not give us the first radiator until 1784, 39 years later. Isn't this a wonderful couple of pages!


@ August 1, 2002 3:08 PM in REALLY old steam - Dan H.

> Post the paragraph please. I am intersted in what
> the thought process was.

This is the oldest

@ August 1, 2002 2:38 PM in REALLY old steam - Dan H.

drawing I have in my collection. It's from The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, May 1745. It's an extracted article, just three pages, but wonderful to me. My buddy Larry Weingarten put me on to it. It was for sale in England. Thirty bucks for the two pages, and it just arrived. Imagine what the whole book would be worth. The title of the very short article (really just one paragraph) is A Proposal for Warming Rooms by the Steam of boiling Water conveyed in Pipes along the Walls. William Cook


@ August 1, 2002 1:53 PM in 53 today (Brian)

I'm almost as old as you! Happy Birthday, Swampy.