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  2. Stuff to bring to test

    My experience- You can take anything and by any any means -trolley, dolly, box, bag. But you should take as much as required ( no less no more) which you can use in the exam. You should not be lost in the references itself. I sat for Electrical Power and took two codes, one reference book and my personal notes. Had I taken the 5th one, I would have failed to use that. Make sure no loose papers, even the proctor removed the very secured title page from my binder.
  3. Hi, The equation for voltage drop is I*L/1000[ R*cos(theta) + X*sin(theta)]. But I am confused on when to use the plus or minus sign in between the resistance and reactance? Different problems in CI show different approaches. Someone please help!
  4. My Experience With the Power PE Exam

    Thank u!
  5. Steam problems

    Was there a visual confirmation that the face dampers were open the bypass dampers closed?
  6. Steam problems

    The steam valve is 100% closed or open? I'm assuming open with that type of Delta T Sent from my SM-N950U1 using Tapatalk
  7. Starting a Consulting LLC

    In NJ a CA# is required to do engineering work under a company. In regards to insurance, make sure you are specific in the type of services you will be offering. From speaking with my boss, if certain areas of work are included, his insurance premium increases drastically.
  8. Hello from Boston

    I work in Boston.
  9. Hello from Boston

    Either way you all talk funny
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  11. Hello from Boston

    so now you're going from Worcester to where? or are you calling Worcester...Boston?
  12. CA Specific Exams

    Yeah, they went up to 88846. All Civil, I went through every one lol. I asked them a week and a half ago if my application needed anything else, but they never wrote back. Hopefully this didn't place me on their poo list. I'm hoping for the end of the week, but realistically telling myself it will probably be the end of the month.
  13. NCAAF 2017

    God, I love Clay Travis. https://www.outkickthecoverage.com/university-alabama-threatens-sue-outkick-aloha-bitches-tshirts/
  14. CT Results - 12/05/ !

    I checked online , mine says " Active "
  15. How I Passed the Thermal / Fluid PE exam

    The calculation is alright, it is the specific volume that made the difference. (4.062-3.9524)/4.062=2.7% Anyway, I have to get some tips which books to focus on practicing the problems. I have 5 references which I don't think I can finish for the April 16 2018 exam. I have: 1. MERM 13th and the Practice Problem Companion 2. 6 minutes solution 3. NCEES Practice Test 2011 and 2016 4. ME PE Thermal Fluid Study Guide by Justin Kauwale 5. T&F Reference Manual for the ME PE Exam by Jeffrey Hanson. I have not seen many review with regards to the #4 and #5 books here, but it appears that these were more updated for the new exam specs. Any advice? Thanks!
  16. CA Specific Exams

    It seems like all the licenses that were posted on the check tool so far are Civil. I'm hoping mine posts by the end of the month (electrical).
  17. Stuff to bring to test

    just mind the proctors
  18. How I Passed the Thermal / Fluid PE exam

    There is a 2.7% difference between 7808 and 7598. The answer choices will not be that close. The wrong answer choices will be ones you obtain if you don't convert the inches in the diameter to feet when calculating the velocity or the friction head loss, or if you don't use gc when calculating the pressure drop etc.
  19. Hello from Boston

    I won't call myself Bostonian just yet! moved up from Connecticut to Worcester in August
  20. How I Passed the Thermal / Fluid PE exam

    Obvioulsy, using the more comprehensive tables is much better because the MERM tables aren't that great. Having said that, I don't think the difference is catastrophic, a real exam question will most likely have the same options you mentioned.
  21. Starting a Consulting LLC

    I have four friends that are attorneys and about six accountants, and the attorneys in my city don't like setting up LLC's and only a few accountants will do it and explain the benefits of each way. There are a few ways and they all have benefits/risks. But in Florida, the state statues changed regarding how an S-Corp is taxed and everyone is switching from INCs to LLCs. I would start with a small business account that specializes in this to ensure the articles allow for the most tax breaks. Generally you want to lean heavily on distributions over of pure income for the first few years. The liability insurance may depend on the way your state manages engineering firms and if you want to be personally insured or insured through the LLC. If you will have employees it's a whole different story and a CA# will add some complexity. I priced several insurance companies (for civil-structural) and the most affordable options were through American Society of Civil Engineers through a broker backed by Lloyd's of London. That cut my cost in half and the deductibles were much better. You don't want an insurance company to try and represent you with a incompetent attorney or special witness testimony. It needs to be their specialty. I also like working with the accountant because I was able to add on to their Quickbooks online subscription (for billing and payroll) to work on that from my office or my house without VPN. Yes, @youngmotivatedengineer is right about having an attorney review your proposal. The right attorney may have a template for you to follow as well.
  22. CA Specific Exams

    Congrats, I'm still eagerly awaiting my license for Mechanical
  23. I couldn't get through season 1 of daredevil, may have to revisit, since I think I have finished everything else on Netflix
  24. Forum Banning Game

    Banned for liking high fives.
  25. Random Topics 3.1

    a couple of counties in NE CO tried that a few years ago, I am pretty sure its not an option in the constitution. But maybe those parts of CA could just become part of Nevada, Utah, Arizona?
  26. Bump I still have the Construction Depth reference manual, ACI SP4/ ACI 347 Civil PE practice examination 6th Civil engineering solved problems, and the Quick reference for the Civil PE
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