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Hello folks,

Congrads to those that passed.. Unfortunately I will need to take this exam yet again. 

I understand SMS and the practice exam like the back of my hand. Studied and didn't slack off, this is WHY I am feeling low and a bit concerned.  I found that I spent way too much time looking through ALL 4 ASHRAE handbooks, and that was time consuming.  There was lot's of field application problems regarding reference that I just don't know by heart.

 

Can anyone please share some of your experiences?   :-( 

 

 

 

 

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I passed HVAC with an 87. The notes below were my bible. I also took a course from Testmasters in Houston. Highly recommended to take that class. 

I bought the 6 Minute Solutions Book and the PE: HVAC Exam from NCEES. I literally worked all of those problems until I knew them like the back of my hand. Then I worked them again.

I never used my MERM, but that's because the Testmasters course had all the information I needed packed neatly into 1 booklet. I didn't use any ASHRAE Handbooks.

Worked for me. Good luck man.

HVAC Notes

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Thanks for your response. I'm curious how did you get through the exam without opening up ASHRAE?  Is it one or multiple exams?

Also, I only see one page of notes, was that your intention, or was there supposed to be more?

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There's only 1 page. It's just the unit conversions and a few constants. Half the test was just having those constants on-hand when I needed them. I didn't need to open an ASHRAE because the Testmasters class basically gave you everything you needed to pass, no useless information. Their class incorporated a few ASHRAE tables here and there as needed. No need for all those books if you have just the references you needed. 

It was 2 exams:

6 Minute Solutions
PE Practice Exam: HVAC by NCEES

Find a good class and catalog a binder of example questions from the class. Testmasters is online and, as I said, I think it was the single reason I passed. They'll even mail you the booklet they use to teach the course.

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On 12/4/2017 at 10:12 PM, Ayoeh said:

There's only 1 page. It's just the unit conversions and a few constants. Half the test was just having those constants on-hand when I needed them. I didn't need to open an ASHRAE because the Testmasters class basically gave you everything you needed to pass, no useless information. Their class incorporated a few ASHRAE tables here and there as needed. No need for all those books if you have just the references you needed. 

It was 2 exams:

6 Minute Solutions
PE Practice Exam: HVAC by NCEES

Find a good class and catalog a binder of example questions from the class. Testmasters is online and, as I said, I think it was the single reason I passed. They'll even mail you the booklet they use to teach the course.

Ayoeh,

Could you please email me (rywo88@gmail.com)? I have some more specific questions about the Testmasters review course.

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