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steam heating

a heating system utilizing steam circulated through radiators and pipes.
Origin of steam heating
1875-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The separate houses sometimes have steam-heating, but not often.

    Through the Eye of the Needle William Dean Howells
  • A steam-heating system consists of a boiler, a fire pot, pipes from the boiler leading to the radiators, and radiators (Fig. 35).

    Mechanical Devices in the Home Edith Louise Allen
  • What care should be taken in managing a steam-heating system?

    Mechanical Devices in the Home Edith Louise Allen
  • For such a hulk as the Prince looked to be, the steam-heating plant was in excellent order.

  • They are fitted with a strong bottom hoop and bands round the sides, and can be double-jacketed for steam-heating if required.

  • They will not even give us coal for steam-heating--I arrived here.

    Alone Norman Douglas
  • A safety valve (Fig. 36) is attached to steam-heating systems instead of an expansion tank.

    Mechanical Devices in the Home Edith Louise Allen
  • The same company has a steam-heating plant, and pipes have been laid in the principal streets for this service.

    Atlanta Atlanta Chamber of Commerce
  • Some steam-heating systems have a check valve in the pipe which returns water to the boiler.

    Mechanical Devices in the Home Edith Louise Allen
  • Patents were also taken out by others in England for steam-heating apparatuses during the latter part of the 18th century.

    Inventions in the Century William Henry Doolittle

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