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Articles by Julius Ballanco, P.E.

From Tank To Tankless<br>Julius Ballanco

August 1, 2006
Keep these sizing requirements in mind as you switch to tankless water heaters.
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Drinking Fountain, Please!<br> Julius Ballanco

July 1, 2006
The latest standards have cleared up the requirement for the height of drinking fountains.
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Chinese Plumbing Products<br>Julius Ballanco

June 1, 2006
Play by the rules. Be sure the foreign-manufactured plumbing products you install are properly listed.
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Hot Water - How Fast?

May 1, 2006
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

March 30, 2006
The argument about environmentally friendly materials continues.
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Healthy Plumbing And Aerators

March 7, 2006
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

February 16, 2006
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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Work To Play

January 12, 2006
Like many of you, I have been called a workaholic. However, this couldn't be further from the truth.
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Pause To Celebrate

December 1, 2005
This has been a wild year. The day after Christmas last year, everyone learned what a tsunami is and the destruction it can cause.
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Deadly Sewer Gas<br>Julius Ballanco, PE

November 1, 2005
Confined spaces can be deadly when combined with hydrogen sulfide.
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