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  1. Older text books can be useful, but code references should match the exam specs. There could be easy 'look up' questions on the exam that you could potentially get wrong if code requirements changed from the version you bring and the version in the test specifications. In terms of risking bringing an 'illegal' version of a document, that is something you would have to evaluate on your own.
  2. The only potential issue would be if there are any copyright laws broken by making the print and/or someone legally getting a PDF version but then selling it to other people.
  3. This will vary by school. Each school will have their own prerequisites needed to enroll in the different degree programs.
  4. Ill be down for this. Ive been doing leagues through Yahoo
  5. If anyone decides on using an open top crate, make sure you have a blanket or tarp in your car. My 1st attempt i used a milk crate, got to exam site and it was raining out. Luckily I had 1 of my daughters blankets 8n the car that I used to cover the top and keep my stuff dry. My 2nd attempt I switched to a luggage bag to keep it try and make it easier to move. If you go with just 1 crate, make sure you bring some kind of cart with you. It may seem manageable when you lift it, or put it in the car, but it can be brutal if you have to carry it long distance from parking area to exam site.
  6. 99% chance they are not. Per EET policy, the end user is not allowed to sell the manuals.
  7. If a specific reference manual is not specified in the test outline, then its probably covered in the Steel Manual chapters that are referenced. I knew there was no steel design questions on the exam so I actually had my old manual from college. Through either EET or sampke questions, i think the only thing they could really ask about welding is type of welds based on the symbols. They may also ask about min/max weld depths and possibly type of material used. There's not a lot they can ask on this topic
  8. In terms of which numbers are required, the best place to check is the Licensing Board in your state. If you use the wrong 1 and get penalized, they will not accept "my coworker has it this way". In NJ, we actually received a document once we passed which listed the regulations for the seal.
  9. Check your state regulations. If im not mistaken some states allow you to do business based on the Professional License, other states, you need to be setup as some sort of corporation.
  10. One thing to consider as you go through practice problems is make a list of common equations and then gave them grouped together in a seperare reference. This way if you have multiple questions that are straightforward but you just want to verify the correct equation, you wont need to flip through multiple resources to see wherw that formula was listed.
  11. You need to check with the publisher. Some allow you to print out, and others have privacy features built in where the computer wont allow you to print it. For example, ASCE offers numerous reference guides online that you can order print or PDF. When you get the PDF, you can print it and each page has a reference as to when it was downloaded and who was authorized to buy it. This allows the end user to print, but discourages mass reproduction as it will be clearly visible who downloaded it and distributed it.
  12. Haven't worked the numbers, but you would need to determine the invert at the location of the existing pipe. Use pythagorean theory. Once you get that should be basic math, make sure you are accounting for the thickness of the pipes.
  13. It is best to contact a structural engineer to size it for you. While the span is important, you also need to figure out the load that will be on the beam. It may just be regular floor load, or you may have a point load above that you need to take into consideration. You also need to determine if you want a flush girder or a dropped girder. If going with flush girder the existing joists will dictate how deep the beam can be. You may be able to do a 3-1/2×11-7/8 microllam, or if floor joists are 2x8, you girder me be limuted to a 7-1/2" depth.
  14. Its really a better safe than sorry kind of situation. For the most part, people wont be bothered. However, if a proctor suspects cheating/writing in your references during the exam, its your word against there's and could be hard to plead your case on the spot if your reference notes are all in pencil. The proctors probably have no clue about any of the test material, therefore there is no way for them to adequately determine what is old notes vs. new notes.
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