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Classic Hydronics - How To Get The Most From Those Older Hot-Water Heating Systems
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Classic Hydronics - How To Get The Most From Those Older Hot-Water Heating Systems

Most of the buildings you go into are older than you are, right?

Yeah, me too. America is a heating museum. And most of the heating systems in those older buildings have gone through lots of changes over the years, some of them painful changes. Many of these systems went in before we knew as much as we know today about hot-water heating.

So let's talk about how Classic Hydronic systems work, where they came from, how they've changed over the years, and what we can do right now to get the most of out them without spending a fortune. Oh, and I promise you a few great stories along the way because that's just the way I am, and I know you love a good story.

My goal with this 8-1/2" X 11", 154-page, spiral-bound book is to make you "see" inside those older systems, and to be able to do stuff that others say can't be done. If I can do that (and I think I can), you will be nodding your head and smiling at your newfound knowledge, and I will be in a state of bliss.

Here's what's inside:

Chapter 1 - A Simple Copper Elbow

Chapter 2 - The Classics

Chapter 3 - An Interview with a Dead Man

Chapter 4 - Classic Gravity

Chapter 5 - Classic Pumping

Chapter 6 - Classic One-Pipe

Chapter 7 - Classic Two Pipe

Chapter 8 - Classic Circulators

Chapter 9 - Classic Temperatures

Chapter 10 - Classic Air Problems

Chapter 11 - Classic Radiant

Chapter 12 - The Radiator


As with all my books, I want you to be delighted. If you're not, just send it back to me for a full refund. I'll even pay your shipping costs both ways. I'll bet you keep this one, though.

Order it now. You'll love it!

Dan Holohan

Products Comments & Ratings

Average Rating: 5.00 out of 5 (7 ratings)

( ) Posted by Charles Johnson on October 9, 2012 @ 7:43 PM

Dan Holohan has a way with words! This is a very good read! I already had my money's worth at the end of the first chapter about the copper elbow. The technical info is very valuable and the book is a pleasure to read!

( ) Posted by The Wire Nut on March 1, 2012 @ 2:51 PM

This latest opus is typical Dan; a wonderful weaving of theory, history, and personal experience.
The chapters of the book take you through the various different types of hydronic (hot water) heating systems you might run in to. Each system is clearly and simply explained and solutions to common and uncommon problems are equally clear.

As “Classic Hydronics” becomes the bible for “Wet Heads”, as “The Lost Art…” has for “Steam Heads”, it is certainly not limited to the trade. Any homeowner with an older hydronic system would greatly benefit from owning and reading this book. Even if you aren’t going to tackle the work yourself, it will well arm you to distinguish between the “knucklehead” and the qualified heating tech.

If you have read any of Dan’s works, some of the text will seem familiar, such as the opening chapter, “A Simple Copper Elbow”. Dan has included some of his previous writings into the various chapters. This doesn’t detract from or diminish the book in the least. Dan’s prose is so clear, interesting and insightful that it’s a pleasure to read and reread those stories. So much so that you may find yourself, as I do, rereading to his writings. And isn’t that the best thing you can say about an author?

( ) Posted by andrewd33 on January 20, 2012 @ 10:38 AM

I loved this book. Not only the technical end of the book was informative, but the stories that went along with it made it interesting from a historical and story telling perspective. It really captures a feeling of Americana on the story telling side while giving an abundance of useful information

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