John Heisler

Over 40 years experience in all phases of sewer and water construction and rehabilitation.

College degree in Business Administration and Accounting

Current owner of Quik Lining Systems, Inc. and Pipe Lining Supply, Inc.

Member of many trade associations and trade groups

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Hero Jobs – Are They For You?

Hero Jobs – Are They For You?

People new to lining get hit with the impossible jobs, sucker jobs, that no experienced contractor would even look at let alone attempt. I had a customer talk about one of these last week. The job consisted of 4 buildings, 11 stories each. They wanted to line the drain, waste and vent stacks and tie […]

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Pre-lining Video Inspections -What to Look For!

Pre-lining Video Inspections -What to Look For!

Going into any job is a scary thing, especially when you don’t know anything about it. Going into that same situation “blind” or with little if any information, is insane. I’ve showed up on more than one job site with 8″ liner only to find out the pipe was really only 6″. I’ve seen lateral […]

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What Is Exotherm?

What Is Exotherm?

We’re getting back to the technical side of the lateral lining business with this post. Many of you have asked me to explain the term “exotherm”. What is it? How does it affect my lining jobs? Exothermic reactions are formed by the chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight. […]

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When To Pull The Trigger And Start Lining Pipe

When To Pull The Trigger And Start Lining Pipe

Many of you have kicked the tires and decided that it’s time to start lining pipe, while others are still thinking about it. So let’s go through the process of deciding. This method is useful for any additional equipment or process that you add to your business and if used without exception, will move you […]

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Reinventing The Wheel Sometimes Hurts More Than Helps

Reinventing The Wheel Sometimes Hurts More Than Helps

I got a call last week from an installer who decided that the gasket material used in the Quik Shot(tm) should be stiffer. He bought some different material and now his unit isn’t working. A few years ago I had a customer who used the tank for inverting liner call and say that his unit […]

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Should I Get Into Lateral Lining

Should I Get Into Lateral Lining

Remember that this next week in Indianapolis is the WWETT Show. Hope to see you there in Booth 6513. Our Chicago training card is full, so if you are signed up there, we will see you there and finally if you want information on Managing A Lateral Lining Job, attend my seminar in Indianapolis, Room […]

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Roots at the Wye!

Roots at the Wye!

I get requests all the time to address the connection between the lateral and the main line right at the connection point. Most of the time the joint was installed at the time the original pipe line was built. The problem comes when a “plumbers tap” has occurred sometime in the history of the sewer. […]

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Alternative Lateral Lining Methods May Lead To Injury

Alternative Lateral Lining Methods May Lead To Injury

Over the years, customers with tanks found that they could line short sections of pipe by stuffing the material into a 6″ hose, add an inversion nozzle and air cap on each end and blow in a liner.  Inexpensive? From an equipment standpoint, yes. Safe? Maybe not as safe as it looks. Kanaflex type hose […]

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Repairing A Liner That Didn’t Fully Cure

Repairing A Liner That Didn’t Fully Cure

If you’ve been doing lining for any length of time, sooner or later a part of the liner didn’t cure and won’t cure by adding heat or other methods to get it rounded out. If in fact, the liner doesn’t even look like it has any resin left in the material, or on the other […]

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Getting Sewer Agency Buy In

Getting Sewer Agency Buy In

A couple of weeks ago we discussed why some agencies welcome you and others shun you.  I was asked how to break into an agency that shuns you. Let me relate a story that happened 20 years ago when I first entered the CIPP lining industry.  A large city had a need for lining, but […]

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