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seeking some advise on the Nicet 3 Water based exam

seeking some advise on the Nicet 3 Water based exam

seeking some advise on the Nicet 3 Water based exam

I'm signed up and have been hitting the books hard. If there's anyone who has taken the level 3 exam recently please chime in with anything you might remember from the exam that maybe caught you off guard or that stood out, did you have enough time to finish the test, etc. Whats on the hydraulics and water supply portion of the test? Do they make you do anything more complicated than a tree system? Any advice is much appreciated. thanks. Bill

RE: seeking some advise on the Nicet 3 Water based exam

I remember the questions being of the type one could solve in the time given. They weren't too difficult but to get the answer you really needed to understand how to use K factors, friction loss and equivalent lengths. Be familiar with the hardy-cross method, adjusting for fittings, and end head pressures and you should be fine.

RE: seeking some advise on the Nicet 3 Water based exam

Taken a number of years ago, well before the age of computer testing, but I remember getting this question which isn't that hard if you know how to do it.

It was multiple guess and I seem to remember it being five questions and three of the five answers were obviously wrong so you whittled it down to two.

I was lucky, I first learned how to hydraulically calculate a system in 1976 well before the age of personal computers and programs. All of our calculations were done by hand using a book given to us by Jack Woods of Viking Corporation in Hastings, Michigan where they held the three day cram session. For ten years all I did was calculate by hand using trial and error and got pretty good at "guessing" which always served me well.

As far as today goes I have no idea what the test looks like. Thank goodness for that.

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