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  1. http://engineerboards.com/index.php?showtopic=18334&hl=pencil#entry6949029 Not sure what size the lead is. If I'd have to guess maybe .7mm.
  2. Thanks ptatohed! Your answer makes perfect sense to me. Thanks again for taking the time to write that.
  3. Thanks for the feedback everyone. So from what I gather the "correct" way to properly draw in the pipe diameter would be to offset parallel/perpendicular along the slope versus going in the vertical direction, but in practice drawing the profiles this way is difficult if the scale isn’t 1:1. In addition, there are safety factors for minimum clearance requirements so precision isn’t really a factor. Does that about sum it up?
  4. When drawing a storm drain system in profile view, why is the pipe diameter shown in the vertical direction as opposed to perpendicular to the slope of the pipe? Drawing the pipes in the vertical direction seems counterintuitive since in the field when a pipe is placed along a slope the diameter is measured from perpendicular. When checking for cover/clearance, wouldn’t drawing the profile exactly how it will be placed in the field provide more accurate results...especially when the pipe slope gets steeper? I realize that profiles are generally drawn with a vertical exaggeration, but for the purpose of this discussion let’s assume the profile is drawn 1:1. I've been racking my brain as to why this is done this way and I can't come up with a reason. Can someone please explain it to me so I can finally get some sleep
  5. Well, it look like we wouldn't have crossed paths at all. Nice to see another fellow Aztec on here.
  6. I think he meant South Dakota State University. On a related note, I also went to SDSU (San Diego State University). Graduated in 2008. When did you graduate? Very likely we crossed paths at some point.
  7. Yup, that's the section I was referring to. Thanks for answering the question on my behalf. I ended up ordering a stamp with licensed on it because I thought it sounded better than registered.
  8. Thanks guys. Well, the board rules allow us to use either one so I think I'll go with licensed. To me, it sounds better than registered and implies that I actually had to pass a test as opposed to simply registering for something. I hope they don't mess up and send me registered though...
  9. Sorry if this has been asked before, but I'm going to order my stamp and I have the option of using either "licensed" or "registered" before Professional Engineer. What are everyone's thoughts on this? Also, I don't have to put an expiration date here in California, bu should I have them put a line so I can write it in? Thanks!
  10. I'm glad to hear they came to a resolution. I have some questions though...the Board would have no choice but to give different exams with different questions in order to stop those people who took the test first from discussing what was on it right? If so, how would they compare everyone's results and come up with a statistical analysis if everyone took different tests? Say for instance if one test was harder than the next...would the statistical analysis account for that when coming up with a cutscore? Does anyone know if there will be multiple days in October or if all the tests will be given on the same day at the same time?
  11. I sat for the seismic and survey exams today in Del Mar, CA. While we were waiting for the whole survey issue to be worked out, I was chatting with the proctor for my row when he told me "this is the last time California will be giving the seismic and survey exams. NCEES will be doing them from now on." I asked him to elaborate and he said "that's just what they told us." Has anyone heard anything about this? Does this mean NCEES will be writing the exam in addition to administering it?
  12. Thanks for the reply. I had a feeling that was old information.
  13. I thought all questions were equally weighted but I'm reading that they each have their own point value. Is this true or is this outdated information? Thanks!
  14. Figured I would check in from San Diego. Nothing in my mailbox as of yet, and I'm waiting both on seismic and surveying (passed 8hr already). I know I failed at least one of them since my name doesn't appear on the boards website.
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