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  1. Let the dust settle. If you have an engineering degree, I don't believe there is such a thing as NOT being able to pass. Your approach needs tweaking, from an emotional standpoint or technical. I don't know how the Mechanical PE is structured, but there is always a way. I took Dr. Tom's for civil. Didn't work for me either. But let me say this, when I mastered the material, and this was before I officially passed the exam. I went back to each binder I had previously studied and found that in fact the material was there. And it was just as clear as other current material I was using for the exam when I actually passed it. I'm not saying this is your case, but I'm saying chill out and just float in the water a bit. The answers are in front of you and it may be you just forgot to figure which ones are definitely NOT the right answer. When you do, the odds improve greatly in your favor. Hope this helps and I do not think you should give up. PE in my opinion is the ultimate status for design engineering. If its what you do, you'll get it.
  2. $123 , gifted to my parents and just made a copy to frame regularly at the office. Just thought id’e share.
  3. Aside from your book, could everything else be substituted with EET SE prep? In terms of study material, not Code References. I want to take lateral in Oct, but i have the SEAOC Seismic Manuals from 2012, dont have the PPI 16 HR book or the masonry book you mention. I know theres about an $700 difference between all of this and EET binder, but being i have all Structural Codes, i feel inclined to put my money towards the EET SE binder.
  4. Why? The cheapest ipad with pencil is so much better and probably about same price.
  5. I've noticed MEP's, Structural, and Civil always toss around these specs like hot potatoes actually. I guess in the end it will be about liability and not responsibility. However, I always like to add notes regarding penetrations. I cite ACI as much as I can and note recommendations on engineering judgement if necessary. The problem I've always seen is contractors trying to get away with not coring. They end up chiseling till they reach the other side. Don't get me wrong, sometimes that's the only method available. Anyways, yes I call out certain products and "or provide equal." I make sure all parties are involved when it comes to observations.
  6. Whenever this happens, and it happens often, I always specify an appropriate seal to the penetration on both sides of the vault. Take a look at products like Flexicraft or others to make sure the penetration is done well. Is the vault going to be below a water table? If so, I recommend using a hydrophilic seal around the pipe on each side of the vault (assuming no finishes are placed over the seal). You may also want to look into the Concrete Repair Manual by ACI as their should be good information on an appropriate approach. I wouldn't allow the concrete coring to stay exposed. Make sure the penetration is sealed. This is my take, others may have different opinions. Below is the ACI Clear Cover requirements by ACI 318-14.
  7. Unfortunately I think they require you take some Grad courses for it. 😱
  8. oh, yeah. of course, I don't mean to buy a duplicate. I think successful SE exam takers may want to part ways with their original binder from EET. I don't mean to infer for someone to sell me a copy. I don't doubt the binder is worth the money, but I can't take the class right now as I just passed the PE exam and really need to get life in order before I commit to the lesson again. I thought I would post just in case. Thanks for the reply! I wish EET would sell the Binder alone. That would be great!
  9. I'm looking to buy the EET SE Binder, Vertical or Lateral or Both. I have the Depth Structural for PE exam from EET, but I'm considering when to take the SE. Thanks,
  10. NCEES Water Resources and Environmental Practice Exam 987-1-932613-74-2-00 (2015 Exam Format) Practice Problems for the Civil Engineering PE Exam Fifteenth Edition (Michael R. Lindeburg) ALL IN ONE Civil Engineering Practice Exams (Indranil Goswami) Practice Exams For The Civil PE Exam (Indranil Goswami) Practice Exam for the Civil PE Breadth Format 40 Questions (Indranil Goswami) $50.00 for All Five Above. All in One Civil Engineering PE Exam Guide (Third Edition-Indranil Goswami) $30.00 EET Water Resources Depth Binder (2019) $100.00 EET Breadth Binder (2018) $100.00 Material to have some writing in it. And EET Binders are tabbed (These are originals, no Copies-Only one of each) Highly Recommend the Last 3 References.
  11. Thanks for the post @RBHeadge PE! Very helpful!
  12. @theunitcostistoodamnhigh Lmao!!! Are you really budget shopping on your seal? Dont misunderstand, its cool. Just great to see how different many of us are.
  13. yeah, board first @ 5 am then NCEES at 8ish am.
  14. @ashmur90, @coolbeans Its hard. Very difficult. I've been there, and several times. You keep your head up, because you worked for it, and failing isn't anything like not trying. Take this experience, its going internalize and take you to a better place. You're going to get it. Best of Luck! and hope to see you next time with good news!
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