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  1. Mechanical PE & FE Books for Sale

    Hello. After passing the FE and PE I'm offering a few books for sale. Books are in good/excellent conditions with few markings. Prices include Priority Mail shipping to the lower 48. Send me a PM if interested. PE Mechanical 1. Six Minute Solutions - 2nd Edition - HVAC & Refrigeration. $110 2. NCEES - PE Mechanical - HVAC & Refrigeration 2016. $25 3. Practice Problems for the ME PE Exam with solutions. 12th Edition. $25 FE Exam 1. 999 Nonquantitative Problems for FE Review. $20 2. NCEES - FE Mechanical - 2010. $20 3. 1001 Solved Engineering Fundamental Problems - 3rd Edition. $40
  2. I have three PPI Mechanical PE books for sale. I used these and the MERM to study and passed the PE on my first try. Prices include shipping to lower 48. Quick Reference for the Mechanical Engineering PE Exam - 2nd edition, release 10. I purchased this new, it is in mint condition. - SOLD Six-Minute Solutions for Mechanical PE Exam (HVAC and Refrigeration Problems) - 5th edition, release 4. I purchased this new, it is in mint condition. - SOLD Practice Problems for the Mechanical Engineering PE Exam - 13th edition, release 3. I purchased this used. It's in great condition, no torn pages or spills, etc. Only thing is there's some writing (in pencil) on the first couple of pages of Ch. 1. - SOLD ALL BOOKS ARE SOLD. Any questions or if you would like to see additional photos, just let me know. PayPal only, please. Thanks for looking.
  3. Mechanical HVAC - Fail

    Hello folks, Congrads to those that passed.. Unfortunately I will need to take this exam yet again. I understand SMS and the practice exam like the back of my hand. Studied and didn't slack off, this is WHY I am feeling low and a bit concerned. I found that I spent way too much time looking through ALL 4 ASHRAE handbooks, and that was time consuming. There was lot's of field application problems regarding reference that I just don't know by heart. Can anyone please share some of your experiences? :-(
  4. Hello fellow engineers: I’m seeking some Mechanical PE materials (HVAC Depth) - books, videos, practice exams, etc. If you have any materials that you would like to sell, please drop me a line. Thanks!
  5. Hello EB friends, Today I learned the sad news that I did not pass the Mechanical PE (Machine Design & Materials) exam for the THIRD time. To be quite honest I am numb at the moment and not sure how to feel, part of me is happy that this could mean that I get my life back, no more studying, but the other part of me says that I’ve invested too much time and money on this to simply walk away. A little bit about me: · Graduated in 1996 and haven’t really used thermal, machine design, let alone HVAC engineering principles in my career since then. The closest I come to is materials so I chose MDD being that I felt the closest connection to it. · First time around (Fall ’16): Machine Design & Materials, took PPI’s refresher course and scored 38/80 (this is before the exam format change). I easily spent 300 hours studying but didn’t have time to do as many extra problems as I would’ve liked. Spent a lot of time remembering engineering principles and I feel this hurt my speed during the exam. · Second time around (Spring ’17): Machine Design & Materials, took PPI’s refresher course again (new instructor) taking advantage of their re-take policy (this was the first time after the exam format change). Again, I easily spent 300+ hours doing extra problems, had a study-buddy to help with the course load, and felt much better after taking the exam. My score was 46/80 so I failed again. Completely devastated… · Third time around (Fall ’17): Chose Machine Design & Materials again and changed my study plan by switching to Dr. Tom’s course (2nd time after the format change) and was very happy to see new material, new practice problems which I thought would give me more practice and help improve my speed during the exam. My score was 49/80, so still not enough to pass. Every time that I’ve taken the exam I’ve changed my study habits and although I’ve improved my scores, that little green box with the word PASS in it seems to elude me. Since my employer does not require me to have the license I’m seriously on the fence as to whether I should attempt this a FOURTH time. This is a personal goal and if I can say one thing about my past attempts is that I gave it 100% every time, modifying my study plans and materials in the hope of passing the exam. As far as references here are the books that I’ve used: MERM (Lindeburg), Machinery’s Handbook, Eng. Unit Conversions, 6-Min. solutions, both NCEES practice exams, PE Exam Review by T. Kennedy, Dr. Tom’s reference mat’l., Shigley’s (very little) So my questions for you fine folks are: · Should I attempt this a fourth time? · Is there a course you can recommend for someone in my situation? Or do I just need to practice more problems on my own? · I feel very comfortable with the material so not sure what is happening during the exam, should I change disciplines? Maybe Thermal? I feel NO connection to HVAC so def. not going to go that route. · I’ve averaged 300 hrs. of study time every time I’ve taken the exam, could it be possible that perhaps, just perhaps I’m over studying? Sorry for the long read but any advice you can provide would be much appreciated and THANKS IN ADVANCE for your guidance.
  6. Mechanical & Power PE Results Survey

    After you receive your results, can you please take a few minutes to fill out a survey? This will help the future PE test takers get an idea on the references used, number of hours spent studying, cut score and which topics are difficult/easy. HVAC & Refrigeration October 2017 PE Survey Link: https://goo.gl/forms/lhQCu7Z5r6vyjWje2 Thermal & Fluids October 2017 PE Survey Link: https://goo.gl/forms/VrXYXjwsY5Ycpjv43 Machine Design & Materials October 2017 PE Survey Link: https://goo.gl/forms/gVXyLJ7RkJqzrcZB2 Power October 2017 PE Survey Link: https://goo.gl/forms/XseluKZn7dRvCtQi2
  7. GE Electro mechanical Relay

    Hello, I am trying to determine the settings on an old GE electromechanical relay. There are three settings, pickup, time dial, INST. The time dial and INST values seem fairly straight forward. The pickup values howver show a plate with screws (see attached picture). How are you to determine the settings? Is it based on the placement of screws or is there a plate behind the cover that needs to be seen? Thanks in advance for any help or advice.
  8. hello I'm selling my PE exam books I used for the Oct 2017 exam, mechanical / HVAC - Mechanical Engineering Reference Manual (Michael R. Lindeburg, 13th edition) - $190 - 6 minute solutions for mechanical PE exam HVAC and refrigeration problems (Keith E. Elder, 2nd edition) - $50 - NCEES PE mechanical engineering practice exam, HVAC and Refrigeration (purchased from NCEES for Oct 2017 exam) - $35 all in excellent condition (no notes, I might have one or two sticky note left in the manual, you can just take those off) shipping included US48 if buy all 3.
  9. I am working on a project that will label the chains on a hoist. There are about 20 chains. What I envision is some sort of plastic or rubber sleeve with a clear cover that I can slide over the chain, and then slide a paper label inside with information about the chain and what it is aloud to lift. Has anyone come across any unique or efficient labeling ideas for chains? My main concern is I want something that won't get tangled up as some of the chains are close together.
  10. Hi everyone, This is my first post though I've been ransacking these forums for over a year now. A little background: I graduated with a BS degree in mechanical engineering in 2011. I never took the FE in school, it wasn't really encouraged for MEs. After graduation I got involved with the drinking water industry, primarily treatment plants and distribution system designs. My employer has really started to stress the fact that I should get my PE so I'll be eligible to move up in the ranks. That meant first taking the FE, which I studied my butt off for and by some miracle passed in May 2017 after being out of school for 6 years. My goal is to the PE exam in April 2018 but I am extremely undecided on which discipline to go for. I'm considering Mechanical: Thermal/Fluids or Civil: Water Resources & Environmental. Mechanical Pros: Looking at the NCEES specifications I'd say I feel fairly comfortable with about 50% of the material and at the very least recognize the other knowledge areas. Having just studied for the FE, topics like Fluid Mechanics, Heat Transfer, and Thermodynamics are relatively fresh. Mechanical Cons: Thermo/Fluids were HARD in school for me so I can imagine the PE Exam has the potential to be downright horrendous. For all I know I may have bombed these sections in the FE and just gotten by on math, statics, strengths, etc. I don't know anyone who has taken it in the past - no study materials available ($$$) Civil Pros: More relative to my current work Most of my coworkers/friends have taken this route - and offered to let me have/borrow their study resources/references Easier (???) subject matters than Thermo/Fluids CivilCons: 70% of the topics on the NCEES specifications are completely new to me - the only topics I recognize are structures, groundwater, water quality, hydraulics, and drinking water distribution and treatment. I've never had any courses/experience in hydrology, storm water, waste water, soils, construction management etc. I guess it comes down to whether I should choose the devil I know vs. the devil I don't. Has anyone else ever been torn making a choice between the two and if so what did you decide? Any other MEs choose to take the Civil PE and if so what was it like teaching yourself all those non-ME topics from scratch? For those that took the ME Thermal/Fluids exam, how did the level of difficulty compare to the questions on the FE (for those that remember way back then..)? If you made it this far, thanks for reading! Any advice much appreciated.
  11. ESD Docking Mechanism

    I am designing a cart to transport and store some sensitive equipment. We want to mistake proof the ESD connection by making it connect automatically when the cart is in its correct location. I had the idea to use metal wheels and store the cart on a metal pad, but that would tear up the floor over time. I've been trying to figure out some sort of docking mechanism that would complete the connection by pushing the cart into it, possible with the two halves connecting to a support leg on the cart and the wall. Does anyone have any experience or ideas with this kind of project? Any help is appreciated. Thanks!
  12. I'm assuming others must have got this email but just in case someone might be interested below is what I received. NCEES is seeking licensed mechanical engineers to participate in a standard-setting study for the Principles and Practice of Engineering (PE) Mechanical exam, which is used throughout the United States for licensing purposes. To qualify, volunteers must be licensed professional engineers practicing in the mechanical engineering discipline. The standard-setting study will take place May 19–20, 2017, in Clemson, South Carolina. Travel and lodging expenses will be paid by NCEES. Selected volunteers will review and rate the difficulty of items that will be included on the updated exam. The volunteers’ responses will help NCEES determine the passing score for the PE Mechanical exam. To volunteer, complete this short online questionnaire at ncees.org/PEstandards. Also, please share this message with P.E. colleagues who may be interested in volunteering. If you have any questions, contact NCEES Exam Development Engineer Don Colman, P.E., at 864-654-6824 or dcolman@ncees.org. NCEES appreciates your help with the important study.
  13. I have signed up for the October 2017 Mechanical engineering PE exam for machine design and materials and I am about to start my studies. I have viewed the new NCEES exam specifications (starting April 2017) and it does NOT include thermo/HVAC. Should I be skipping these types of questions from my study materials? I.e. just skip over those problems in the 6 minute solutions textbook as well as Lindeburg question workbook supporting the MERM? New test specification starting April 2017 found here http://ncees.org/wp-content/uploads/PE-Mech_Machine-Apr-2017.pdf. I'd appreciate some feedback from people who took the April 2017 exam and if they left thermodynamics problems and HVAC problems for studying? What about psychometric tables? Anything involving steam tables? I'd like to know explicitly what information I can omit from studying due to the redesign in the test. Thank you!!!
  14. I am doing preparation for PE mechanical for thermal & fluid system for October 2017, I am looking for TEST MASTER NOTE FOR UPDATE 2017 THERMAL AND FLUID SYSTEM. Please let me, if any one has it. your help will be appreciated. Thank you, Mike
  15. PE test discipline

    Hi all, first time here and I have a question in regards to the PE exam. I have a BS in mechanical engineering. Took the FE in October 2007 and passed. Looking to take the PE exam. I live and work in Colorado. I work in a civil engineering capacity these days and will need to have a PE to stay on as a engineer with the company I am with. My question is that most of my work experience is in Mechanical and I could be in another mechanical job down the road. With that said, I know that the PE exam is discipline specific but is the license? If I were to the the PE in mechanical (more familiar) and pass, would it have any different bearing than taking and studying for the PE in civil? Keep in mind that if I had a PE and took the mechanical test prior to my current job, that would have been fine to my understanding. I realize you should never stamp in a field you are not competent in but as far as taking an exam, if I pass the PE on the mech test, will anyone know that it was the mech test and not civil? The online database (DORA for Colorado) only lists the PE license number and not the test/discipline in which the examination was. I know that many engineers do a variety of engineering fields which may be the reason why. Can anyone confirm? I would like to take the test I feel more at ease with, even if my present job is in a differing field.
  16. FE Exam - Mechanical

    Hello there, I've been working in the mechanical engineering field for more than 12 years. Interested in taking the FE, then the PE. My bachelors and masters are both related to IT. I feel that if I focus in on specific study topics geared towards each test, I can pass both tests. I see some of these forums are outdated, and I was wondering if anyone could recommend the following: 1) Which study guide/ class would you recommend? 2) What time frame do you give yourself to study for the exam? 2-3 months before schedule date? 3) In CA, NCEES says after July 1, 2017, in addition to the traditional multiple choice, they will use common alternative item types (point and click, drag and drop, fill in the blank). Does anyone in other states have experience with this? 4) Any other thoughts, comments or suggestions? Thank you.
  17. I will be taking the Mechanical PE exam in April '17 and have chosen the Machine Design and Materials (MDM) exam specification. Being that I graduated quite some time ago, I've enrolled in a refresher course which starts in a few weeks, but in the mean time I was wondering if somebody could make a recommendation for a book or study guide that covers these topics which make up the 2nd part of the exam. I already have MERM (Mechanical Engineering Reference Manual), 13th edition, but it only covers them superficially.
  18. You can get a FREE 10 week study guide to help you prepare for the Mechanical PE exam. http://www.mechanicalpeacademy.com/mechanical-pe-exam-study-guides/
  19. Questions about college and military

    Hello all! I'll start by introducing myself. I'm Kris from San Diego, CA currently in the coast guard stationed in Wi. I did about 2.5-3 years community college in So Cal focused on transferring to a california university to study engineering. I basically got all of my math, physics, chemistry and general requirements out of the way. I was getting kinda wore out and depressed feeling like I wasnt getting anywhere in my life sitting in classes all day every day and wanted to get out and explore so I began the enlistment process for the USCG and dropped out. About the same time I had finally sworn in to the military I had gotten my Acceptance letter from UCSD to study Mechanical Engineering at their university (DOH!). So I'm about 2 years into my first contract right now, getting ready to leave for 6 months of additional military schooling where I will be required to re-up another 2-4 years. After that I will be located within the US at a base, hopefully in california again (no deployments, no bs) perusing my coast guard career in aviation maintenance. When this time comes I would like to get back to school to finish out what I had started. I know it will take quite some time balancing a (more than) full time job and getting an engineering degree (Have not decided between Civil and Mechanical) but this is what I truly want in life and I cant wait to get started. While I wait I am currently trying to review/relearn all the math and sciences which I had picked up along the way. Its amazing how much you can forget in such a little amount of time lol. This brings me to my question... What kind of schools can I attend (names, locations, etc) that will A. Accept my previous college credits, B. Be flexible with military (lock into degree programs, etc) *OPTIONAL-C. Offer distance, and/or online courses. D. What should I be looking for as far as accreditation, what is more universally accepted by employers, etc. - I had read that ABET is probably the most acceptable accreditation. E. What kind of hurdles can I expect trying to peruse this degree given my circumstance? Also, any other ex-military folks here have any advice on how to get there and what I need to do?
  20. Hi, I’m making a training tool/website to help people learn about engineering, but I’ve got a bit of a problem. I was working on 3D model of an engine and labelling parts etc. but there is one piece whose function I do not known (see below image). I’ve asked around but no one I know seems to know what it is. The second below image is a close-up. This is what I do know: • Lit is belt driven so it turns (possibly centrifugal filter?). • The pulley is small so it turns fast. • There seems to be a connection to the lube oil sump. • There are jubilee clips so it is easy to remove (which again points to some sort of filter). So, does anyone know what it is? Item ‘2’ on the below image is for a lube oil filter (probably, informed guess), so why would they have a secondary filter on the suction side of the lube oil system (assuming that it is a filter and it is related to the lube oil system)? The model can be found at the link below, it is interactive so you can zoom in to get a better look etc. http://www.3d-knowledge.com/full-screen-four-stroke-combustion-engine.html Any help is welcomed!!!
  21. Long-time lurker, first-time poster. I am selling my PE exam prep materials for the Mechanical HVAC exam. These are the only materials I studied with and the only references I brought with me to the exam. Using only these, I passed the October 2016 exam on my first try! Mechanical Engineering Reference Manual for the PE Exam, 13th edition by Lindeburg ($250) Practice Problems for the Mechanical Engineering PE Exam, 13th edition by Lindeburg ($85) PE Mechanical Engineering: HVAC and Refrigeration Practice Exam by NCEES ($30) Six-Minute Solutions for Mechanical PE Exam HVAC and Refrigeration Problems, 2nd edition by Elder ($65) I bought these materials new and did not write in any of them - so they are in "like new" condition. I have photos ready to send, if interested. I will sell individually for prices listed (add $10 for shipping each) - or will sell as a set for $400, including shipping. Prices are firm and I prefer to use PayPal. I almost don't want to sell these because they remind me of my triumph over the behemoth that is the PE exam :-) but I know they could be helping someone else. Thanks, Ryan
  22. Long-time lurker, first-time poster. I am selling my PE exam prep materials for the Mechanical HVAC exam. These are the only materials I studied with and the only references I brought with me to the exam. Using only these, I passed the October 2016 exam on my first try! Mechanical Engineering Reference Manual for the PE Exam, 13th edition by Lindeburg ($250) Practice Problems for the Mechanical Engineering PE Exam, 13th edition by Lindeburg ($85) PE Mechanical Engineering: HVAC and Refrigeration Practice Exam by NCEES ($30) Six-Minute Solutions for Mechanical PE Exam HVAC and Refrigeration Problems, 2nd edition by Elder ($65) I bought these materials new and did not write in any of them - so they are in "like new" condition. I have photos ready to send, if interested. I will sell individually for prices listed (add $10 for shipping each) - or will sell as a set for $400, including shipping. Prices are firm and I prefer to use PayPal. I almost don't want to sell these because they remind me of my triumph over the behemoth that is the PE exam :-) but I know they could be helping someone else. Thanks, Ryan
  23. Hello everyone, Yesterday I received the sad news that I did not pass the Mechanical PE exam. According to the NCEES diagnostic report my score was 38/80 which was about the same as what I scored during the practice test. My discipline was Mechanical Systems/Materials. This is obviously not the result that I was hoping for especially after all the time, effort and dedication that I put into this. When I saw the word “Fail” in that little red box next to my result, I was crushed. From the get-go I knew this wouldn’t be easy as I graduated 20 years ago and haven’t touched this stuff much since. I felt at a significant disadvantage when compared to more recent grads. so I decided to enroll in a refresher course that would provide the structure needed to prepare for the exam. I chose PPI’s Mechanical PE review course and this was my general approach: Was very diligent about completing all homework assignments. Read subject matter ahead of lectures in order to get the most out of each class As time allowed I went back to review previous lectures/homework problems to make sure I stayed current on those topics 1.5 weeks prior to the exam I took the NCEES practice test and scored 39/80. This pointed out my weaknesses which were mostly in the PM session so I went back and practiced more problems in those areas to reinforce concepts. The last 2 weeks prior to the exam I also went back to review some HW problems that I felt emphasized key concepts I needed to reinforce. At this point I’m wondering what I need to do BETTER and/or DIFFERENT for next time because obviously, my methodology didn’t work. Maybe now that the exam is more discipline focused I’ll have extra time to do more problems and review old exams to gain practice and speed. I’m already enrolled for the April’17 exam, same discipline, and any advice this group could offer would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance. JV
  24. Texas PE Exam Grades

    Congrats to those who passed the October PE exam! I know Texas releases your actual score for the PE exam whether you pass or fail and I was told that 70 is the score needed to pass. Unfortunately, my progression for the last 3 exam attempts have been 64, 65 and now 69. Here's to hoping I can finally reach 70 next April. I wasn't sure if the 69 score relates to missing one or two questions. Anyone else dealing with barely not passing? Good luck to those who are on the trek of preparing for the April 2017 exam
  25. Selling the following; MERM 10th edition ($50) Crane Flow of Fluids Book ($70) Cameron Hydraulic Data Book ($20) Testmaster's Mechanical PE Exam Course Manual (Open for Negotiation) I want to sell this as a package deal and avoid shipping items all over the country. If you are interested in this PM me. These were the only reference materials I used and passed with flying colors! Good luck!