Articles by Julius Ballanco, P.E.

Solving Weird Occurrences

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

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There are three main product lines available in the U.S.
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Something Old, Something New

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We always need to keep something old, but we also need to try something new.
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The Most Misunderstood Fixture

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Of all the plumbing fixtures ever designed, the bidet has to be the most misunderstood fixture.
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Horizontal Drainage Is Wimpy

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The International Plumbing Code is making its way across the United States.
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Anything Is Possible In The Plumbing Code

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The Big Picture: Sometimes the simplest examples are easiest to put things into perspective.
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The Deal With One-Step Solvent Cement

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BF Goodrich, for one, is vigorously promoting one-step solvent cement.
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ISH Was Wunderbar!

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The ISH show is advertised as the world’s largest sanitation, heating and air-conditioning exposition; you won’t hear any arguments from me.
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What's All the Fuss About Faucets

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What I’m talking about is the date whereby the federal government mandates compliance with NSF 61, Section 9.
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The Answer Is Blowing In The Wind

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As he read the letter, it became immediately apparent that he trashed not only myself but also the entire plumbing profession.
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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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