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About squaretaper

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  1. squaretaper

    Home Improvement/Repair Questions

    I'm definitely having someone else do it. I'm busy with other DIY projects! I'll definitely request that my contractor get the planned work reviewed, I just didn't know if contractors are typically able to conclude what walls can be demo'd.
  2. squaretaper

    Home Improvement/Repair Questions

    This is sort of what I'm worried about. High ceilings (to me) and irregular framing (to me). Again, I am a mere mechanical. I guess the root of my question is who can I call to make the final decision whether or not I can take a wall down (really, I'm moving it).
  3. squaretaper

    Home Improvement/Repair Questions

    Why not go all in and go Rankine? 564°R burns!!!
  4. squaretaper

    Home Improvement/Repair Questions

    I'll take a look and report back! I've only been living there for 4 days and I haven't poked around the attic and haven't paid attention to the ceiling. Thanks @Road Guy!
  5. squaretaper

    Home Improvement/Repair Questions

    Back to the topic: forgive my ignorance for I am a mere mechanical engineer, but do I need to hire someone to tell me if a wall is load-bearing or not? LadySquare wants to knock down a wall to expand the master bath. Do I need to call a guy? Inspector? Civil/structural engr? Architect? Billy-Bob down the street?
  6. squaretaper

    Home Improvement/Repair Questions

    I'd better use it now! It's all good, just griping about something I didn't ask for and I just want to do it right. It's 104F as I write this, so I guess you wacky EB weirdos better hit me up next time you're here! Everyone who walks in the door gets a standard-issue "walking around beer."
  7. squaretaper

    Home Improvement/Repair Questions

    Ughhhh, I refer to it as "surprise pool" because I didn't want it, need it, prepare for it, or budgeted for it. But it came with the house and LadySquare wants it. I'll give it a couple years I guess!
  8. squaretaper

    Home Improvement/Repair Questions

    In ground, I'm learning as I go!
  9. squaretaper

    Home Improvement/Repair Questions

    Hoo boy, CasaSquare's pool (we just moved in) got real cloudy in just a couple days. We were so busy moving I didn't check on the pool and it turns out the seller turned off the pump when they left. Time to shock it and maybe change the filter. Any pool advice? Never had one before. I'll consult the Google, too, of course.
  10. Wow, only one book left. Any takers?
  11. Bump. Prices lowered! Come on folks, only 120 days left until the October exam!
  12. squaretaper

    California PE Lic. Numbers??

    Not yet! Buuuut, they cashed my check, so that's something. I think I'm 2 weeks behind @pjavery, so just need to hurry up and wait!
  13. squaretaper

    mechanical study material

    But seriously, for some of that stuff you might have to go with the ASME standards (especially for items 1-4) and API standard for items 4-5. For example, when I was working for a gas utility it was ASME B31.8 all day... If it comes up on the exam, usually they pull an excerpt.
  14. squaretaper

    Salary & Home Affordability by State

    In SF, you will probably make more money selling fancy sourdough to the gourmands than your day job!
  15. squaretaper

    mechanical study material

    Dare I suggest...the MERM?