Articles by Julius Ballanco, P.E.

The Weakest Joint

By Julius Ballanco, P.E.
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Bob developed the plastic connection with an elastomeric ring that replaces the wax ring.
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While You Were Eating

By Julius Ballanco, P.E.
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In the area of food service, the biggest threat to the plumbing system lies in the potential contamination of the potable water supply.
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Leaking Tub Overflow

By Julius Ballanco, P.E.
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Most plumbing inspectors do not require the contractors to install the access panel, even though it is required by the plumbing code.
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For Your Own Health

By Julius Ballanco, P.E.
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Checking the proper motions to use to reduce injuries is always a good idea.
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Venting Dangers of Water Heaters

By Julius Ballanco, P.E.
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One of the immediate problems is the lack of coordination between the heating contractor and the plumbing contractor.
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Fire Sprinklers Off A Well System

By Julius Ballanco, P.E.
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In an upcoming issue of PM, you will be able to read an article I wrote recapping the first 25 years of residential fire sprinklers.
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This Old Plumbing

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My wife assumes that by now every plumber in the world knows that air chambers don’t work.
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Becoming Better At Soldering

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Plumbing contractors are becoming very familiar with the new standard, NSF 61.
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Proposed Change to 1.6 GPF Is Not A Panacea

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With 435 members of Congress elected from across the country, it is hard to keep track of all of the names.
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A Look Into My Crystal Ball

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Keeping these boneheaded predictions in mind, here is what I see in my crystal ball for the future.
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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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