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  We Got Steam Heat! - A Homeowner's Guide to Peaceful Coexistence, by Dan Holohan
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If you're a homeowner with steam heat, know that I wrote this one for you. If you'd like to fix uneven heat and squirting air vents or want to reduce your fuel bills and silence clanging pipes, then arm yourself with this book and smile. This is not a do-it-yourself book. Here's what you'll learn:

  • How your steam-heating system works (and why it might not)
  • What each component does (or what it's supposed to do)
  • Why high pressure in a steam-heating system won't work
  • How the choice of fuels can affect your system
  • What causes all that noise (and how to get ride of it once and for all)
  • Simple ways to lower your fuel bill
  • What you can do yourself
  • When you should keep your hands in your pockets
  • How to find a steam-heating pro (and how to avoid the knuckleheads)
  • Things that should be in every contract you sign for steam-heating work
  • The right questions to ask when replacing a boiler
  • How to fix, move, clean, paint and/or replace an old radiator
  • How to have a hot-water zone added to your steam-heating system
  • How to know if you can have your steam-heating system converted to hot-water heat
  • And a whole lot more!

Arm yourself with this book. You will not be sorry.

Dan Holohan

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Invaluable resource November 5, 2015
Reviewer: Alan Scherer from Malvern, PA United States  
My grandfather installed a steam system in the house I grew up in. I wish that I had this book 15 years ago when my father passed away. I am thankful that I found it now since my son now lives in the house and we need to rediscover the tips and techniques that I either never learned or have forgotten.

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Great Book! October 19, 2015
Reviewer: The Billy Estate from Washington, PA United States  
I'm in my early 30's. 10 years ago, I bought an 1890 Victorian home with (converted) hot water heat. This spring, I bought an 1899 Victorian estate. Steam heating. I've spent so many hours searching the web for information; half the time contradicting previous information. I read Dan's book in ~3 evenings (when I'm not at the office or raising my two boys). If I had bought this book years ago, it would have saved me endless hours of research. The book is clear, concise, and extremely informative for a homeowner. I would recommend to anyone who has a steam boiler, regardless of experience level. It was that great of a read.

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We Got Steam Heat October 19, 2015
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Watertown, MA United States  
Useful book!

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we got steam heat July 20, 2015
Reviewer: Richard L. Gugenberger from Gloversville, NY United States  
really done nice , lots of info, great style keeps your interest , explains a lot . I am a base board hot water man myself , never liked steam heat ,our lodge has steam heat , would like to change it to hot water , might not be possible to do, like he says the dead guys knew how to maintain steam systems , hence the problems with our system , now have enough info to make the discussion !

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Impressive April 27, 2015
Reviewer: Todd Smith from Union, NJ United States  
Very good book for a new homeowner. I learned a great deal about my heating system.

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