Articles by Julius Ballanco, P.E.

The Changing Look Of Commercial Bathrooms

Changes to the plumbing and building codes have made a major impact on commercial bathrooms.
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HETs Flowing Down The Drain

The latest push in the plumbing green movement is HETs.
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Newest Joining Method For Any Piping System

Introducing the structural adhesive joining system.
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Plumbing Design Of Residential Sprinklers

Plumbing contractors already have the know-how to install sprinkler systems.
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Save The World With Clean Water

An open letter from our industry to the new president.
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The Making Of History

Residential sprinklers are mandated.
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HET - High Efficiency Or Headaches Expected?

The drains we install could be affecting water closet performance.
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Drinking Fountains And The Building Code

Whenever you see a drinking fountain on a set of plans, start thinking two drinking fountains, not one.
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Water Utility Problems

A water meter is the sacred cow for water utilities.
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Tank Vs. Tankless Update

Know the pros and cons of each water heater, and decide what is best for the installation.
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In this issue you’ll find The NY Red Bulls soccer team’s radiant system and incoming PHCC President Kevin Tindall.

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