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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Automation and Assembly Line Technics Saves Time and Money

Automation and Assembly Line Technics Saves Time and Money

On a job site recently, I watched the crew using a tank inversion system, a linoleum roller, no vacuum pump, a tub full of ice, and a “wet out” trailer parked in the street. The line was 65 linear feet and an access hole to the liner was dug 4′ from the outside of the […]

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Pressure and Volume Revisited

Pressure and Volume Revisited

Back in a July post, we talked about pressure and volume and mentioned it again a couple of weeks ago. The pictures above are meant to show differences between volume, in this case the water in the sea shows volume. The water squirting out of the nozzle represents pressure using the same medium to depict […]

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The Chemistry and Biology Of Sewers, What You Need To Know

The Chemistry and Biology Of Sewers, What You Need To Know

We all know why sewers smell, but what does the smell have to do with the deterioration of sewers? Where do roots fit into the mix? What is the chemistry/biology of the sewers and more importantly, what can we do to minimize the effects on the sewer systems we’re charged to fix? Before coming up […]

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Difficult Jobs

Difficult Jobs

I wrote about “hero” jobs a few weeks ago, but some think that every job is a hero job. We worked with a customer in Kansas City that failed twice trying to line a 4″ line that had seven (7) 45 degree tuns and two (2) 90 degree turns in a 100′ pipe to line. […]

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Is CIPP Bonding To The Host Pipe Or Just Fitting Close And Does It Matter?

Is CIPP Bonding To The Host Pipe Or Just Fitting Close And Does It Matter?

A prospective customer called with this question, “Does your material ‘bond’ to the host pipe or just fit closely”? He went on to relate that one of the other suppliers said that his product would bond to the host pipe, unlike competitors, and that because his product bonded to the host pipe, it was better! […]

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CIPP Installer Certification Programs; Are They Necessary?

CIPP Installer Certification Programs; Are They Necessary?

The liner salesman who sold you your lining equipment had you in his shop, showed you the mechanics of how the equipment worked, did a liner or two with you and sent you out the door to start lining laterals where ever you had a chance to sell a lining job. You headed home, sold […]

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The Myth That CIPP Technology Is New!

The Myth That CIPP Technology Is New!

“I don’t want to be the first one to try CIPP lateral lining! Being a Guinea Pig isn’t part of my business plan.” It’s hard to believe that a technology that is over 45 years old is still thought of as “a new process”, but it is! Why doesn’t everyone know about CIPP lateral lining? […]

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Earthquake Proof?

Earthquake Proof?

This past week we attended a trade show in the San Francisco Bay area. A common question was asked over and over “is your liner earthquake proof”? The question was asked because a pipe bursting salesman told them that the HDPE pipe used in the pipe bursting operation was “earthquake proof”. The answer for both […]

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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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