A book describing the three-step breakdown of steam heating, steam up-air out-water back, calledLinhardt's Field Guide to Steam Heating, is available at www.steamupairoutwaterback.com. It is written by steam heat expert Pat Linhardt.

The book is designed to make the theory easy to apply to the job at hand with 27 troubleshooting flow charts of the most common problems in the field.

Other features include:

  • Dozens of color illustrations to help the reader visualize what is going on inside the pipes.

  • Heavy-duty zipper cover and coated pages for storage in the trunk and dirty hands on the job.

  • Ten pages of reference material including pipe sizing, radiation ratings, and vent sizing.

  • Illustrated glossary of common terms from boiler riser to Hartford loop to wet return.

  • Six pages of service tips with detailed boiler water cleaning techniques.

    Publication date: 11/14/2005