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Thread: Carnak, aka Abby, has passed away.

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    A very sad day, he was one of the guys that I never doubted his word, and learned plenty from .... just sad.


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    The king of Latent, we will all miss you Brother, probably should dedicate a Humidity forum just for you, your past answers will live on forever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by frigetater View Post
    First Arpa, now Carnak......this is so sad....who's gonna fill their shoes?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xi3GgoLtlWk
    Twilli knew he shouldn't have watched that video, that song has a lot of meaning ....makes Twilli sad.
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    I liked Murrays style. He gave as good as he got. Kindred spirits we are. I will miss corresponding with the Canuk on that flat rock in the ocean. Happy trails to you my friend.


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    Just a little something:

    Apparently he once worked for a competitor of mine, Eng "A", years after I worked for ClimateMaster.

    Now it makes sense why there was a sudden improvement in their equipment in the early 90s

    http://www.linkedin.com/pub/murray-woodgate/11/a87/72a
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    Years ago Carnak offered me a controls job, I didnt take it but he was a good guy and will be missed deeply.
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    1961. wow I didn't think he was that young, he was so knowledgeable that I thought he was a bit older. I didn't know him but I really loved following his posts, such a great wealth of information.

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    Perhaps you should have read the instructions before calling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrbenny View Post
    Thank you, Rob. A very nice tribute. One line you wrote stood out for me:

    His ability to see through marketing hype and show us how something really worked was uncanny. Many a design engineer learned just how lousy their product worked thanks to Murray’s abilities.
    Murray and I are kindred spirits in this regard. I have confidence his life and work, cut tragically short, has and will inspire many in our profession to strive toward learning "how something really works".
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    Quote Originally Posted by frigetater View Post
    First Arpa, now Carnak......this is so sad....who's gonna fill their shoes?

    You all are.

    Guys like you and you over there and the others to come. Mentors aren't born they are driven to give of themselves. Study and give back so you can help others to grow. That's what this forum is about guys, people like Murry and Bruce gave unconditionally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gruntly View Post
    Just a little something:

    Apparently he once worked for a competitor of mine, Eng "A", years after I worked for ClimateMaster.

    Now it makes sense why there was a sudden improvement in their equipment in the early 90s

    http://www.linkedin.com/pub/murray-woodgate/11/a87/72a
    Just spoke to Eng Air in Calgary-he will be missed

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    i can't believe it.

    i've been out with drinking with Murray a couple of times when he passed through this area, once with the wives. real nice people, him and his wife.

    he was a wealth of information.. easily one of the smartest on this board.

    i'm gonna miss him.




    he's probably gonna install some of that $hitty duct board in heaven.

    RIP Carnak.
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    I never met Murray, but shared quite a few pm's and emails with him over the years. I kept joking he should put on a "seminar" in the Caymans so I could visit, but never made it happen. He will be missed.
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    I met Murray a couple winters ago. We went out drinking then met up at the Chicago Expo the next day. Great Guy! I just talked to him on the phone about a month ago, I can't believe this. You're definately going to be missed buddy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2hot2coolme View Post
    I met Murray a couple winters ago. We went out drinking then met up at the Chicago Expo the next day. Great Guy! I just talked to him on the phone about a month ago, I can't believe this. You're definately going to be missed buddy.
    As I remember it, I staggered across the street to the hotel around 1 am; You, Murray, and maybe a couple others shut the place down........

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    Quote Originally Posted by phbsales View Post
    As I remember it, I staggered across the street to the hotel around 1 am; You, Murray, and maybe a couple others shut the place down........
    It was just him and I that shut the place down. As a mattrer of fact, they locked the doors and let us stay for about an extra hour. I actually forgot about that.

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    The room will be a lot emptier with Carnak gone. I am really sorry to hear it and wish the best for his family.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2hot2coolme View Post
    It was just him and I that shut the place down. As a mattrer of fact, they locked the doors and let us stay for about an extra hour. I actually forgot about that.
    the name of the place has been changed..... new owners.
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    Another sad day for HVAC-Talk. And another professional with a wealth of knowledge to share. Again, at a much to early age.

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    I literally hung on every word he said (misspellings and all), lol.
    He had all that practical, hands-on experience, a brilliant mind, and the engineering degree. He also taught HVAC. And he was so very willing to give of his time to teach us anything for free. He had a knack for making things understandable, and helping you to see the big picture.
    We have people on this site who are really sharp in specific areas of HVAC, but the width of his knowledge was just unbelievable. I don't think it's an overstatement to say that he raised the level of knowledge here considerably.

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