Articles by Julius Ballanco, P.E.

Co-Existing With The Plumbing Engineer<br>Julius Ballanco

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Today's engineers are not 'yidiots.'
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IAPMO, ICC Hammer Out Code Agreement

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A town meeting sponsored by the International Code Council, with the involvement from the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical officials, took place July 15 in Denver to discuss the joining of the two organizations' codes.
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I Miss My Local Hardware Store<br> Julius Ballanco, PE

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There's caring there - a connection that's getting lost. Let's find it again.
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From Tank To Tankless<br>Julius Ballanco

By Julius Ballanco, P.E.
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Keep these sizing requirements in mind as you switch to tankless water heaters.
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Drinking Fountain, Please!<br> Julius Ballanco

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The latest standards have cleared up the requirement for the height of drinking fountains.
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Chinese Plumbing Products<br>Julius Ballanco

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Play by the rules. Be sure the foreign-manufactured plumbing products you install are properly listed.
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Hot Water - How Fast?

By Julius Ballanco, P.E.
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When you turn on the hot water faucet, how fast do you expect hot water to arrive? Better yet, how long does your customer expect to wait?
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Green Plumbing Material

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The argument about environmentally friendly materials continues.
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Healthy Plumbing And Aerators

By Julius Ballanco, P.E.
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One comment that I will never forget was a doctor telling me that when you're sick, the worst place to be is in the hospital. At first, this statement made absolutely no sense. But this doctor went on to explain that, in a hospital, there are germs all over the place. If you are sick, your immune system may not be able to fight off all of the other germs in the hospital.
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The Pipe Joint Conundrum

By Julius Ballanco, P.E.
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Code approval has become a problem area. But you cannot always blame the code-writing organizations. Many times, it is the standard writing organizations that have been delaying the acceptance of new joining methods. They are the groups that need a kick in the butt.
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