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Moe Szyslak

Mechanical HVAC/R Prep

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Hey everyone, I am going for my 2nd attempt at the PE Mechanical HVAC/R this April. I recall reading that some people used the practice exam for TFS to help prepare. In what way is the TFS practice exam useful? I also read that the older practice exams (2001,2008) are sought after,  why is that and does anyone know where I can attain the old HVAC/R practice exam? I only had the current practice exam that NCEES offers for my first attempt in October; I scored a 41/80.

I am just trying to get the best resources I can to prepare for this next one. Thanks for your help.

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Interested to know this as well regarding the older practice tests. Currently I’m reading and working through “HVAC Simplified” by Kavanaugh, then will switch over to practice exams and problems. I unfortunately need a better base in the fundamental ideas than purely practice problems. 

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There is some cross-over of concepts, but with the new format that basically eliminates subject matter from the other disciplines, I don't see how focused study on it would help significantly. Review the topics the exam will cover and decide accordingly.

 

That said, I still contend that any PE should know the subject matter from other disciplines and I will continue to direct my opprobrium at the test makers for the nonsensical format change.

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