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About GaryD

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    PE
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  1. Hi Sayed, I am wondering which book in particular is the PPI book for equations...is this the 200ish dollar textbook you are referencing?
  2. Yes, I just verified on a one line diagram for a utility plant.
  3. I think you might be too late to sign up for April 2018 (it is for me). You should have plenty of time to prepare for the October exam as long as you are consistent.
  4. It probably did as a result - but the fact is - credit is really only used for borrowing purposes. If he has no plans to borrow again then this is a win-win situation. The debt-free lifestyle is way better than having perfect credit with a ton of debt.
  5. How does this work? Do you get the house at a bargain in the short payoff? I like the way you are thinking especially the last sentence in your post.
  6. Good stuff! You are on track! I am in a suburb right outside of Washington DC which makes everything super expensive. Will hopefully pay our off early as well - just takes a commitment to pay a little extra when possible. I've got two children at home and wife does not work.
  7. I am in the same boat...finally replaced my first car out of college - hit the ten year mark and was extremely beat up.... Bought a new minivan and paid it off right away. Life is much better when you don't have accrued debt and no exactly where you stand with finances. Mind me asking how much you got left on your mortgage? I have around 300 K with around 27 years left.
  8. Engineering is worth it but none of the theory based stuff you are learning will do you no good. Once you learn nukes are a hoax and outer space is fantasy land and does not exist as described you may cry.
  9. The ebullience slowly fades when you come to the realization you will never be paid as much as doctors, bankers, or lawyers as a PE engineer considering our work could have a larger impact on the lives of others
  10. Congrats, now whats the plan? New job? Raise?
  11. Apologies, I tried to edit out the following items (would not let me) from the previous list which I do not need: Power Reference Manual, 2nd Edition - John Camara - $247 on amazon, my price $200 Electrical Machines, Drives and Power systems - 6th edition - Theodore Wildi - $20 amazon, my price $20 Power System Analysis - John Grainger - $13 amazon, my price free with other purchase Also, I am unable to send you a private message.
  12. I'd like to purchase the following Graffeo guide to passing the power PE exam and the ncees practice exam. I am also interested in the free with other purchase items you have listed below. Best, Gary Electrical Engineers Guide to Passing the Power PE Exam - Alexander Graffeo - $98 on amazon, my price $80 NCEES practice exam (hand written solutions) - $40 on ncees, my price $20 Casio FX-115ES plus - $12 - my price free with other purchase - good to have a spare Power Reference Manual, 2nd Edition - John Camara - $247 on amazon, my price $200 Electrical Machines, Drives and Power systems - 6th edition - Theodore Wildi - $20 amazon, my price $20 Power System Analysis - John Grainger - $13 amazon, my price free with other purchase NESC 2012 - $219, my price free - you'll need this, a few questions always come up with this NFPA 70E - Standard for Electrical safety in the workplace - 2015 - $69.99, my price free with other purchase The art & Science of protective relaying - by GE - printed PDF in binder - free with other purchase Tom Henry's NEC Key word index - free with other purchase Mike Holt's NEC index - free with other purchase IEEE C37.2 - free with other purchase
  13. Don't worry about money too much. All middle class lifestyles are practically the same whether you are at lower or higher end. The only differences between a much higher salary and your current would be having less luxury items (cheaper car, cheaper housing situation, etc).
  14. Does wet wood / dry wood matter?
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