Articles by Julius Ballanco, P.E.

It's The Solids That Run Away
Julius Ballanco

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

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

It is time to exit the dark ages.
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Warning About Lead
Julius Ballanco

A new EPA regulation specifically depends on plumbers to spread the word on the dangers of lead paint.
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The End Of An Era
Julius Ballanco

The plumbing industry has lost one of its great intellects.
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The Truth About Arsenic
Julius Ballanco

Lower arsenic levels aren't quite the answer the mainstream media think it is.
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Selecting Kitchen Plumbing Appliances
Julius Ballanco

It may not be wise to dedicate yourself to a particular brand.
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Who Should Install Backflow Preventers?
Julius Ballanco

Let's look at the big picture and quit fighting about this.
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Hot Water - How Fast?
Julius Ballanco

The time it takes for hot water to arrive is still a great debate.
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Hello, AEA Investors?
Julius Ballanco

CPVC, an excellent material for many applications, deserves more promotion.
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