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Gil Carlson

Steve Minnich
Steve Minnich Member Posts: 2,753
edited December 2019 in THE MAIN WALL
This may have been mentioned before, but I just found Gil Carlson Instructional videos on YouTube. There’s 7 or 8 of them and they’re awesome.

It’s like watching Steinbeck describe how he wrote Grapes of Wrath.

My typical Friday night. 😎
Steve Minnich
Minnich Hydronic Consulting & Design, LLC
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ZmanSolid_Fuel_Man

Comments

  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 15,961
    Thanks, Steve. That really brings me back. It's so nice to hear his voice again.
    Retired and loving it.
    Steve Minnich
  • Steve Minnich
    Steve Minnich Member Posts: 2,753
    I’m a bit in awe watching him. He solved some really complicated problems rather easily, and changed everything while doing so.

    Wow.
    Steve Minnich
    Minnich Hydronic Consulting & Design, LLC
    [email protected]
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 15,961
    I have so many memories of him. He was very difficult to talk to one-on-one.
    Retired and loving it.
  • Steve Minnich
    Steve Minnich Member Posts: 2,753
    Would you describe him as brilliant? Maybe that’s why?
    Steve Minnich
    Minnich Hydronic Consulting & Design, LLC
    [email protected]
  • Steve Minnich
    Steve Minnich Member Posts: 2,753
    The reason I ask is that I’ve met some brilliant people that struggle with being social and anything they may consider small talk.
    Steve Minnich
    Minnich Hydronic Consulting & Design, LLC
    [email protected]
  • Solid_Fuel_Man
    Solid_Fuel_Man Member Posts: 2,449
    Just watched all the YT videos.

    When would you say that was Dan? Early 80s?
    Serving Northern Maine HVAC & Controls. I burn wood, it smells good!
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 15,961
    Yes, early ‘80s
    Retired and loving it.
    Solid_Fuel_Man
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 15,961
    He was brilliant, but always inside his own head. I once drove him from a Manhattan hotel to LaGuardia Airport. When we got there, he asked me if he had luggage. I went back for it.
    Retired and loving it.
    Steve Minnich
  • EdTheHeaterMan
    EdTheHeaterMan Member Posts: 3,174
    Great Find! Thanks
    Edward Young
    Retired HVAC Contractor from So. Jersey.
    Services first oil burner at age 16
    P/T trainer for EH-CC.org
  • STEVEusaPA
    STEVEusaPA Member Posts: 5,687
    Very nice to hear his voice. Speaks very well and deliberate, never stuttering or stammering or using extra words to make a point.
    From just reading what Dan wrote about him, I was picturing in my mind more of a 'Doc' from Back to the Future.
    steve
    Solid_Fuel_Man
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 15,961
    He was very proper, as you can see. What you're not seeing is that when talking to groups, he would smoke nonstop and pause every now and then, push himself up from his chair, and blast a smile across the room from wall to wall, like a searchlight. He'd sink back into his chair and continue. It was quite unsettling. I asked about this strange habit and learned that when ITT bought B&G, they brought in a speaking coach for Gil. The coach told him he needed to smile more and make eye contact with his audience. Gil did as told but it was not at all natural.

    He also told some racy jokes after breaks, but that was typical for the Boy's Club era. These days, those jokes would get anyone sharing them with a professional audience in trouble.

    Retired and loving it.
    Solid_Fuel_Man
  • Mike_Sheppard
    Mike_Sheppard Member Posts: 682
    Great videos. Thank you for sharing!
    Never stop learning.
  • super_snop
    super_snop Member Posts: 48
    From what I have read about him, it appears he was a pioneer in hydronics! By the way Dan... I read your books pumping away and primary secondary made easy. Great books! I am just an average homeowner who was clueless about this stuff until I read your books.
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 15,961
    Thanks!
    Retired and loving it.