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  2. RBHeadge PE

    Count to 100,000 using only pics

  3. Dleg

    Count to 100,000 using only pics

    ... please get yourself checked for herpes!
  4. The supplementary exam statistics have been published on the California Board website. As expected, both Seismic and Survey pass rates have dropped due to the new test plan. Survey pass rate is the lowest its been ever at 39%
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  6. Dleg

    Home Improvement/Repair Questions

    Clogging is probably more a problem of poor pipe slope or just a shitload of food waste (especially oily / greasy food). DIP shouldn't clog any more readily than PVC or ABS or whatever. I have, however, seen DIP corrode like crazy under certain conditions (salty groundwater) but in most cases, it should be good for 50+ years. Clay pipe can last (theoretically) hundreds of years. Tree roots will get into just about any pipe (clay, ABS, PVC). DIP should be more resistant to root intrusion than the others, but a properly constructed ABS or PVC line should also resist root intrusion. Construction quality is the most important issue - have a good, even slope to the sewer, and bed the pipe so that it doesnt' move out of slope.
  7. for the actual designing of beams/joists/etc, I tend to use forte (a weyerhauser free program) or redspec (a redbuilt free program) for producing contract documents, that depends what the production person is efficient in, and what the jurisdictions require.
  8. PEforWin

    October 2018 Exam Study Progress

    Thanks, I appreciate your help.
  9. SacMe24

    Exam Day Strategy

    California didn't do that either, in fact, I brought plenty of hand written notes, worked out problems, etc. in engineering paper, all in 3-ring binders and they were ok with it.
  10. you can totally do it! and if extra studying makes you feel more confident and calm during the exam, all the better. Most of it is mental anyway. I'm starting to get prepared to start studying 1st of December for April 2019 day 1 of SE exam, so I feel your pain!
  11. Dleg

    October 2018 Exam Study Progress

    Try out the advice thread pinned at the top of this forum - it contains advice on the first few pages, for sure, from people who took the exam without a course. I know my advice thread in there contained advice on how to use the Lindberg book to study. My advice was based on a 3 month study period, but you can just compress...
  12. SSG

    California PE Application

    Thanks @Surf and Snow. From where did you get the date of September 11th?
  13. Road Guy

    Home Improvement/Repair Questions

    I don't know much about it - but I think they had massive issues with tree roots that PVC wasn't handling very well
  14. Master slacker

    Home Improvement/Repair Questions

    That shit (DIP) clogs! I had a lot of our in-the-crawlspace drain replaced with PVC because it didn't drain that well. Turns out most of the pipe was clogged except for the small spot the pipe snake cut through. So, in a 2-inch pipe, only a half-inch hole existed. Same way with the house main drain.
  15. AFM_SE

    Recommendations!!!! Civil PE, Structural Depth

    Thank you for sharing! Did you take/pass the exam April 2018?
  16. AFM_SE

    Recommendations!!!! Civil PE, Structural Depth

    Thank you!! I'm planning on taking the exam April 2019 ... I know it's a little far in advance but I feel like I would really benefit from the extra study time. A little background: I majored in biology in undergrad and after graduating I remediated some classes and earned my masters in structural engineering. Although I completed the majority of fundamental structural courses, in order to feel confident enough to take the PE exam I need to dedicate more time studying than maybe a conventional structural engineer would.
  17. MA_PE

    Home Improvement/Repair Questions

    DIP = ductile iron pipe.
  18. YMZ PE

    Test

  19. AFM_SE

    Recommendations!!!! Civil PE, Structural Depth

    I read this and it was very helpful, thank you! However, I'm the type of person who definitely needs to take a prep class as well. I know the four big ones: school of PE, EET, ASCE, and PPI ... I've heard so many mixed reviews and I'd love some insight/recommendations from someone who has taken one of the classes recently and passed the exam. My employer is paying for the class so money isn't an issue when it comes to picking a class. I've also heard that this past structural PE exam (April 2018) was by far the hardest--there was a lot of material that was not anticipated on the exam and would love to hear someones experience on how they prepared for this past exam or alternatively what they would do different next time around.
  20. Jbone27 PE

    Home Improvement/Repair Questions

    I'm hoping its not to far down. We are on a hill is the only reason I'm thinking it may be a little deeper than average. We actually have steel pipe. Plumber was surprised. It's not very common. Could be part of our issue. I'm going to have to look up DIP. Not familiar with it.
  21. Road Guy

    Home Improvement/Repair Questions

    yeah I'm assuming the depth for a sewer pipe in your yard is probably not that deep? Is the pipe clay or PVC? My folks live in florida and after paying someone to clean there's out a couple of times they just paid the money to have some DIP put in and no more problems after that..
  22. Jbone27 PE

    Home Improvement/Repair Questions

    I had the pros do the cleanout through the existing access point that is over 150' away from sewer tie in. I'm going to be digging to install a new cleanout so that I can use a standard length snake instead of the big industrial one I have to pay the pros to bring. In Texas it is just "Texas One Call" for utility marking and I will definitely call them. As far as the shoring I may not go 100% up to code lol. Thanks for the advice.
  23. a4u2fear

    Exam Day Strategy

    NY did not look at our notes to see if they were handwritten or in pencil/pen
  24. vhab49_PE

    Count to 100,000 using only pics

    ^^^Truth!
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