Articles by Julius Ballanco, P.E.

Engineers Recognize AAVs

By Julius Ballanco, P.E.
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Air admittance valves continue to stir up debate.
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Throw Away Your Torches

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

By Julius Ballanco, P.E.
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From across the pond, it's "Catch the Jobby!"
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1.6 GPF Water Closet Test Media

By Julius Ballanco, P.E.
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Can a media that successfully tests and developes1.6 gpf water closets be found?
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It's Not The Plumbing

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

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

By Julius Ballanco, P.E.
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Are the new 1.6 gpf water closets functioning properly?
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A Plug For ISH

By Julius Ballanco, P.E.
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What ISH will do is open your eyes to the rest of the world.
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It's Graduation Time Again

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Why do teens prefer computers to plumbing?
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Fine-Tuning Water Closets

By Julius Ballanco, P.E.
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When I was starting out as a young apprentice, one of my proudest moments was when I mastered the art of fine-tuning a water closet.
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2014 August

2014 August

In the August issue of PM, read about the continued construction and renovations being made to hotels and restaurants. Find out the focus of this year's ISH China show will be, who made this month's Truck of the Month and read what Elkay has to say about their commercial construction expansion. Also, read the latest news and discover the newest products being used by professionals in the plumbing and mechanical industry.
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