Articles by Julius Ballanco, P.E.

The Best Damn Plumber -- A Tribute To My Father

"If you are going to do something, do it right -- the best you can." -- Ed Ballanco
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The Double Shower Debate<br>Julius Ballanco

Don’t try to play games with the federal restriction on maximum flow rates.
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Watch Out For Sewer Problems<br>Julius Ballanco

Local POTWs sometimes consider it their mission to find problems where problems don't exist.
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Backflow Testing Demands<br>Julius Ballanco

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

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

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

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.

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

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

Does Father or inspector know best?
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