Industry Gathers for Wetstock 2019.
August 24 began as an unseasonably cool day in New York
City, which made for a fitting scene as the
HeatingHelp.com community gathered to discuss a range of
heating-related topics at Wetstock 2019.
Erin Holohan Haskell, President of HeatingHelp.com,
began the event by addressing the sold-out crowd with
attendees visiting from across the US. “We’re thrilled
and very grateful to be among friends here today in this
beautiful landmark building of the
General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen of
the City of New York. We’re going to have a wonderful
afternoon learning from one another, surrounded by all
of this remarkable history.”
Throughout the afternoon, attendees gathered at
different tables to discuss various topics including
radiant heating and controls, geothermal, solar, indoor
air quality, innovative construction, hiring and
training, making steam heating more efficient, tricks of
the trade, the future of our industry, and more.
Attendees also had the unique opportunity to tour Larry
Weingarten’s recently donated antique water heater
collection and see Gil Carlson’s original System Syzer
(now the Carlson/Holohan Award for Industry Excellence).
The General Society’s landmark building has a
fascinating heating system with remnants of Andrew
Paul’s vacuum system and radiators that date back to the
1890s. Dan Holohan led tours of the mechanical room and
told guests about this unique system and how it was
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