Articles by Julius Ballanco, P.E.

The Best Of Both Worlds: PEX-AL-PEX

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

Drain line cameras can catch it all on film.
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My Hero Has Left Us

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

Air admittance valves continue to stir up debate.
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Throw Away Your Torches

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

From across the pond, it's "Catch the Jobby!"
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1.6 GPF Water Closet Test Media

Can a media that successfully tests and developes1.6 gpf water closets be found?
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It's Not The Plumbing

The modern washing machine requires proper installation and understanding
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The Heroes & The Plumber

Community involvement adds to credibility.
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The Water Closet Sign - Part 1

Are the new 1.6 gpf water closets functioning properly?
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