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Articles by Julius Ballanco, P.E.

Save The World With Clean Water

January 1, 2009
An open letter from our industry to the new president.
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The Making Of History

November 1, 2008
Residential sprinklers are mandated.
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HET - High Efficiency Or Headaches Expected?

October 6, 2008
The drains we install could be affecting water closet performance.
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Drinking Fountains And The Building Code

August 1, 2008
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

July 2, 2008
A water meter is the sacred cow for water utilities.
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Tank Vs. Tankless Update

June 1, 2008
Know the pros and cons of each water heater, and decide what is best for the installation.
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A Warm Towel, Please

May 1, 2008
Julius and a colleague banter the question: Are towel warmers and panel rads 'green'?
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Protecting Bathtubs And Whirlpool Tubs

April 1, 2008
Simple rules and requirements to follow to protect your customer.
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The Terrorists Won, Or Did They?<br>Julius Ballanco

March 1, 2008
Securing backflow preventers from tampering helps protect the nation’s water supply.
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Engineering Combustion Air<br>Julius Ballanco

February 1, 2008
When you write a column, you never know what kind of response you will receive.
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BNP Media’s Plumbing Group, comprised of the Plumbing & Mechanical, Supply House Times, PM Engineer (pme) and Reeves Journal brands, recently visited Grundfos’ new North American headquarters building in the western Chicago suburb of Downers Grove, Ill.


Plumbing and Mechanical

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In the March issue of Plumbing & Mechanical, read about the 'living in place' movement and learn how to make your space stylish and comfortable. PM catches up with MCAA president Chuck Fell and spoke with him about his goals for the year. Also in this issue, see the top products of 2013, see who is the March Truck of the Month, and read the latest Tool Tips.
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