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Boiler Ratings Explained

When you look in a boiler manufacturer's catalog you'll see that there are several types of ratings for each boiler. There's the Input rating, the Gross Output rating (wh...

Published on 06/18/2014 10:49 AM by Dan Holohan
Posted in Steam Heating and Hot-Water Heating
How That Steam Boiler Got To Be So Big

There was a time in America when people were afraid of the air that they found inside their homes, and with good reason. Many of these people lived in tenements, and they...

Published on 07/16/2009 9:51 PM by Dan Holohan
Posted in Steam Heating
Boiler Sizing

When steam heating was new, back at the turn of the 19th century, coal was the fuel of choice. It burned hot, and it burned long. A good coal-fired boiler would stay lit ...

Published on 07/16/2009 12:00 PM by Dan Holohan
Posted in Steam Heating