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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!
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    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."
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    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!
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    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. Mechanical PE 20 PPI 101 Solved Mechanical Engineering Problems Michael Lindeburg MESPT ISBN: 978-0-912045-77-1 Notes: very good, name on bottom 140 PPI Mechanical Engineering Reference Manual 13th ed ("MERM") Michael Lindeburg MERM ISBN: 978-1-59126-414-9 Notes: very good, name on bottom (tabs can stay or I can remove them) SOLD 35 PPI Quick Reference for the Mechanical Engineering PE Exam Michael Lindeburg MEQR5 ISBN: 978-59126-416-3 Notes: Some light pen/pencil marks with equations, all useful, bit of clear tape to protect the corners SOLD 25 PPI Mechanical PE Practice Examination Michael Lindeburg MEPE3 ISBN: 978-1-59126-417-0 Notes: very good, , name on bottom SOLD 25 PPI Practice Problems for the Mechanical Engineering PE Exam Michael Lindeburg MEPP13 ISBN: 978-1-59126-415-6 Notes: very good, not mint because I wrote my name on the bottom, bit of clear tape to protect the corners SOLD Thermal and Fluids Systems 40 PPI Six-Minute Solutions for Mechanical PE Exam Thermal and Fluids Systems Problems Daniel Deckler SXMT2 ISBN: 978-1-59126-147-6 Notes: very good, not mint because I wrote my name on the bottom SOLD 20 NCEES PE Mechanical Engineering Thermal and Fluids Systems Practice Exam NCEES 2011 ISBN: 978-932613-61-2 Notes: very good, , name on bottom SOLD Mechanical Systems and Materials 40 PPI Six-Minute Solutions for Mechanical PE Exam Mechanical Systems and Materials Problems Harriet Cooke SXMM2 ISBN: 978-1-59126-143-8 Notes: very good, name on bottom SOLD 20 NCEES PE Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Systems and Materials Practice Exam NCEES 2011 ISBN: 978-1-932613-60-5 Notes: very good, name on bottom SOLD HVAC and Refrigeration <--VERY handy if you're also taking Thermal-Fluids 20 NCEES PE Mechanical HVAC and Refrigeration Practice Exam NCEES 2016 ISBN: 978-1-932613-76-6 Notes: mint, never used SOLD Electrical PE - Power 60 Graffeo The Electrical Engineer's Guide to Passing the Power PE Exam Alexander Graffeo 2016 ISBN: 978-0-9881876-1-0 Notes: mint SOLD 25 NCEES PE Electrical and Computer Engineering - Power NCEES 2011 ISBN: 978-1-932613-56-8 Notes: mint SOLD 140 PPI Power Reference Manual for the Electrical and Computer PE Exam John Camara EPRM2 ISBN: 978-1-59126-502-3 Notes: mint, NEW SOLD 35 PPI Power Practice Exam for the Electrical and Computer PE Exam John Camara EPPE2 ISBN: 978-1-59126-505-4 Notes: mintSOLD 45 PPI Power Practice Problems for the Electrical and Computer PE Exam John Camara EPRP2 ISBN: 978-1-59126-504-7 Notes: mint SOLD I ended up hand writing almost all of my notes, so these materials have almost no writing in them. Good luck all!
  12. Bump. Prices lowered! Come on folks, only 120 days left until the October exam!
  13. 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!
  14. 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.
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    Salary & Home Affordability by State

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

    mechanical study material

    Dare I suggest...the MERM?
  17. squaretaper

    Salary & Home Affordability by State

    In my area it averages ~$200/sq. ft.
  18. squaretaper

    Salary & Home Affordability by State

    I don't even live in the expensive part of California! @leggo PE may have to moonlight making waffles at Pier 39.
  19. squaretaper

    Salary & Home Affordability by State

    Makes sense. LadySquare and I spent our last penny on our new spot. It's gonna be Top Ramen for the next 30 years...
  20. squaretaper

    It's Friday!!!!

    Happy Friday EBers!
  21. squaretaper

    Forum Banning Game

    Banned for using the wrong gender for fiancé.
  22. squaretaper

    Machine Design & Materials Oct 2018

    I do not recommend the NSPE/MGI/Cognistar review course. All you get are a couple binders with so-so notes, you work on practice problems and exams, then you send them in for grading. You're better off with the "new generation" of test prep (DTC, EngProGuides, Slay, etc.).
  23. squaretaper

    MERM appendix

    Pro tip: Tab topics on the bottom and tab equations on the side. That way when you open the book to the topic, you only ever see the relevant equations on the side. Try not to tab anything on top, it's the hardest to see.
  24. squaretaper

    California PE Lic. Numbers??

    My application just arrived at BPELSG. So...hurry up and wait, I guess.
  25. squaretaper

    MD&M practice problem of the week

    As a thermal-fluids guy, this makes my stomach hurt.
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