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  1. Hmmm you guys may be onto something with the cartridge. My shower head is leaking some after showering. I believe I do have a PRV at the water meter. I'll have to check that out. You shouldn't have linked that inspectapedia site. That'll be like WebMD for your house. Headache? WebMD says it's cancer.
  2. I just went back in the bathroom a few minutes after turning the shower off, and the shower head was dripping decently. I checked the knob, and it was all the way off. I turned it on and right back off, and it quit dripping. I don't know if that's relevant or not.
  3. I tried running it with just cold water. I occurred to me that since my shower only has one knob that controls the water temperature instead of separate hot and cold knows, hot water may be used even on the lowest setting, which I tried. I still got some vibration sounds, but it didn't last as long as it usually does.
  4. Thanks for the responses. I'll try the cold water in the shower tonight and see what happens. I don't know if it's related or not, but just so you guys have all of the info, we did have the hot water heater replaced a little over a year and a half ago under our home warranty. We also had an expansion tank installed at the time, so all of that is fairly new.
  5. The noises themselves don't bother me. My concern is they'll eventually spring a leak somewhere. I can deal with a leak under the house, but I don't want to go tearing up walls.
  6. I'm also in the process of replacing an acrylic block window in our master bath. Deposit has been paid, and we're waiting on them to come do the install. Ours is about 3.5' x 3.5' and sits over our tub. It's leaking through one of the seals in the bottom right corner during heavy, driving rains. The window is roughly 15 years old, which is the age of the house. I have an issue I'd like to get an opinion on from anyone with plumbing experience. Recently, our pipes have started making a lot of noise, particularly after using our master bath shower. You can hear them lightly vibrating off and on for about 10 minutes after showering, and it'll usually culminate with a big bang. We also hear random, single bangs during the night when no water has been used. My assumption is water hammer, but I was under the impression this only happens when running water is suddenly cut off. I've tried draining all of the water out of the house, as recommended on a few DIY sites, but that didn't work. Does anyone else have any ideas as to what may be causing this?
  7. BF1 is great so far, but then I'm playing it on the PS4. We've been having a lot of fun with it.
  8. Boarshead buffalo chicken and American cheese sandwich and soup.
  9. I'll be seeing it on Wednesday. I can't freaking wait. I've been a SW nerd since elementary school.
  10. All things considered, I felt very good leaving the exam. I didn't have to straight up guess on any of them. There were about 7 or 8 that I had to take an educated guess on after narrowing the answers down to 2 choices. Like everyone else, the longer I waited for my results, the more anxious I got. I think I was just anxious to officially know that I passed.
  11. I used a bookbag and one of those reusable grocery bags. I saw a lot of milk crates and suitcases as well.
  12. I started studying the first week of August. I figured that would give me about three months. I borrowed some review class notes from a friend that passed the exam last year. I spent one week on each topic, basically just copying the notes and working the example problems. At the end of each topic, I'd do some practice problems from his CERM problems book and an old practice NCEES test that my boss gave me. I probably spent 2 hours a weeknight and 3 hours each Saturday and Sunday doing this. My SoPE classes started September 12 and lasted until October 18. After the weekend sessions, I would spend all week doing the SoPE practice problems and more problems from Mike's morning practice exam. I also did a lot of problems from the Water Resources practice problems book by Timothy Nelson. This took up around 1-2 hours each weeknight, plus the two 8 hour classes each weekend. I'd say I probably studied a total of 240-250 total hours. The SoPE review class was golden, along with the practice NCEES exams. In my opinion, a good review class, the right references, and plenty of practice problems will allow you to pass the exam. The weekend before the exam, I took the latest NCEES practice test (also given to me by my boss) and treated it as a simulated test. I had not looked at these problems before. Based on how I did on that test (71/80), I spent the last week focusing on topics that I missed. Speaking of references, the main ones I used were the CERM and my SoPE notes. During the PE exam, there were at least 3-4 problems that I could look directly up in one of my textbooks. It's important to have some good textbooks for your discipline for questions like these. Good luck to those that did not pass.
  13. Passed Civil WR on the first try in SC. Congrats to everyone else that passed.
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