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Articles by Julius Ballanco, P.E.

Some Practical Questions About Plumbing Codes

July 31, 2000
Answers to the questions you've been asking; Julius Ballanco's Plumbing Forum.
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The Hose Connection Dangers

July 31, 2000
Old frostproof sillcocks fail to make the grade, according to Julius Ballanco.
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The First (And Possibly Last) Annual JB Awards

July 21, 2000
Julius Ballanco presents a gift to his readers.
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Protecting 'Pop'

July 17, 2000
The right dispenser valves are key in protecting beverage consumers according to Julius Ballanco in this month's Plumbing Primer.
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The Best Of Both Worlds: PEX-AL-PEX

June 19, 2000
The name isn't very catchy, but PEX-AL-PEX has the benefits of both metal and plastic pipe.
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Candid Camera

June 18, 2000
Drain line cameras can catch it all on film.
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My Hero Has Left Us

June 16, 2000
The world has lost a great role model with the death of Walter Payton.
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Engineers Recognize AAVs

June 16, 2000
Air admittance valves continue to stir up debate.
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Throw Away Your Torches

June 16, 2000
Put down your acetylene torches, and invest in the new press tools for joining copper tubing.
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A Gift For You

June 15, 2000
From across the pond, it's "Catch the Jobby!"
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In the March issue of Plumbing & Mechanical, read about the 'living in place' movement and learn how to make your space stylish and comfortable. PM catches up with MCAA president Chuck Fell and spoke with him about his goals for the year. Also in this issue, see the top products of 2013, see who is the March Truck of the Month, and read the latest Tool Tips.
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