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Articles by Julius Ballanco, P.E.

Leaking Tub Overflow

June 1, 2000
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

June 1, 2000
Checking the proper motions to use to reduce injuries is always a good idea.
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Venting Dangers of Water Heaters

June 1, 2000
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

June 1, 2000
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

June 1, 2000
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

June 1, 2000
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

June 1, 2000
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

June 1, 2000
Keeping these boneheaded predictions in mind, here is what I see in my crystal ball for the future.
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Solving Weird Occurrences

June 1, 2000
Sometimes the weird things that happen in a plumbing system are hard to explain.
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What Is Ecoflex?

June 1, 2000
There are three main product lines available in the U.S.
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