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How to Set a Pressuretrol

If you have a steam boiler you’re also going to have a pressuretrol. I’ve always liked that word because it’s a marriage of the words pressure and control, both of which ...

Published on 05/15/2020 2:41 PM by Dan Holohan
Posted in Steam Heating
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Crank It Down?

In 1989, when we started our business The Lovely Marianne asked me what I was going to do to make money for her and our four daughters. I told her I was going to write bo...

Published on 04/15/2019 1:11 PM
Posted in Steam Heating
Low-Pressure Steam vs. High-Pressure Steam

Some of what I’m about to tell you may be tough to swallow, but it’s all true. If you pay close attention, you’ll understand once and for all why low pressure is good. Le...

Published on 06/06/2016 1:28 PM by Dan Holohan
Posted in Steam Heating
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What I've Learned About Steam Pressure

It had stood on this corner just off Wall Street in Manhattan for nearly a century. It stood witness to the comings and goings of countless people who never gave much tho...

Published on 06/24/2014 9:58 AM by Dan Holohan
Posted in Steam Heating
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Steam Piping and Pressure Differential

A New York City contractor called me a last winter to tell me about a situation that he had gotten himself into. We’ll call him Augie because that’s close enough. "The ol...

Published on 06/24/2014 9:32 AM by Dan Holohan
Posted in Steam Heating