Articles by Julius Ballanco, P.E.

Backflow Testing Demands<br>Julius Ballanco

By Julius Ballanco, P.E.
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A backflow preventer is only as good as its last test.
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Zeros Are The Real Winners<br>Julius Ballanco

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An FBI sting indicts 13 Philly plumbing inspectors.
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The Drainage Piping Dilemma<br>Julius Ballanco, PE

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The new breed of super flushers are out-performing the drainage system.
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Are You Lost In A FOG?<br>Julius Ballanco, PE

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Fats, oils and greases foul up sewage treatment plants so much that new state and federal laws now regulate their discharge.
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Two Areas Flat Rate Doesn't Work<br>Julius Ballanco, P.E.

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If you flat rate, be prepared to answer for your prices.
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Water Hammer Update

By Julius Ballanco, P.E.
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If you are still installing air chambers, stop what you are doing.
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It's The Solids That Run Away<br>Julius Ballanco

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Does Father or inspector know best?
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The Blue Toilet Water Attack<br>Julius Ballanco

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How drop-in cleaning chemicals affect flappers.
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DWV Risers Made Easy<br>Julius Ballanco

By Julius Ballanco, P.E.
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It is time to exit the dark ages.
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Warning About Lead<br>Julius Ballanco

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A new EPA regulation specifically depends on plumbers to spread the word on the dangers of lead paint.
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