Articles by Julius Ballanco, P.E.

A Really Big Show

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A free show to look at more than 600 plumbing products? Let's go to Philly!
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The Green Plumbing Codes

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Comparing the IAPMO and ICC versions.
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The Plumbing Census

By Julius Ballanco, P.E.
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Indoor plumbing may no longer be an issue, but residential fire sprinklers still are.
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Plumbing In Space

By Julius Ballanco, P.E.
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Properly educating yourself will make installing a residential sprinkler a much simpler process.
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How Low Can You Go?

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The 1.0-gpf pressure-assist water closets are a great way to go green.
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Plumbing Primer:<br>A Lead-Free New Year's

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The no-lead movement is sweeping across the country.
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Water Closet Tolerances

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Vitreous china is strong, but an out-of-tolerance water closet can fail.
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Residential Variable-Speed Pumps

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Sprinkler systems may be the next big use for variable-speed pumps.
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Time To Cooperate On Residential Sprinklers

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Plumbing and sprinkler contractors need training and certification to install these systems.
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The Changing Look Of Commercial Bathrooms

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Changes to the plumbing and building codes have made a major impact on commercial bathrooms.
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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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