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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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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Chemical Resistance – What Resin To Use

Chemical Resistance – What Resin To Use

I had a customer at a training and certification class show me pictures of a liner that his customer dumped full of acetone.  His reason for the acetone was for the remediation of mold.  Someone advised him that the acetone would kill the mold, which it did, but he put his life in danger working […]

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Swimming Pools – When to Line & When to Walk Away!

Swimming Pools – When to Line & When to Walk Away!

The proverbial swimming pool line “leak”, occurs more often than you’d guess.  When a pool is built, everyone is thinking about the finished product, but not so much about the weight of the pool full of water and the pipe buried beneath it.  Over time, the load that is above the pipe becomes too great […]

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When The Liner Stops Moving, What Can I Do?

When The Liner Stops Moving, What Can I Do?

On a job a few weeks ago a customer had a liner that just wouldn’t go around a 45 degree turn.  It stopped cold.  So what steps did he take to get the liner in the ground when this obstacle popped up?  The first attempt to get the liner past the obstruction was to pull […]

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Lubricants To Assist Inversion Lining

Lubricants To Assist Inversion Lining

I’ve been asked which lubricant is the “best” lubricant to use to assist the inversion process?  Let’s look at the available lubricants and consider some that be may more appealing to you than others.  Before we begin, I’d like to relate my unending search to apply plain water to the coating to make it lubricate […]

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Why So Some Cities Welcome My Lining Efforts and Others Not?

Why So Some Cities Welcome My Lining Efforts and Others Not?

All sewer agencies have inflow and infiltration issues otherwise referred to as I & I.  For example, the city of Los Angeles has a waste water treatment plant called Hyperion.  On a typical day, they process about 400,000,000 gallons of sewage or 400MGD.  After a rain event, the plant processes over 800,000,000 gallons of sewage […]

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Volume and Pressure – 2 Components of Air

Volume and Pressure – 2 Components of Air

For many of you, volume or lack of it is apparent when the pipe used to plumb an appliance is too small.  It doesn’t matter if it’s the drain or the supply as either being undersized will have a dramatic effect on the usability of the appliance.  If the drain is too small, the water […]

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HDT & High Temperature Sewage Discharge

HDT & High Temperature Sewage Discharge

As we started the discussion a couple of weeks ago, steam discharge pipes can be lined with cured in place pipe provided the resin you use has an HDT (Heat Deflection Temperature) in excess of the highest temperature under pressure of the steam entering the lined pipe.  With that said, how do you find the HDT of the […]

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What Is The Best Method To Rehabilitate A Lateral Sewer Pipe?

What Is The Best Method To Rehabilitate A Lateral Sewer Pipe?

If you ask a salesman what the best lateral rehabilitation method is, he or she will tell you that it’s whatever they are selling. While it may be a good choice for a particular job, other methods and practices may be just as good or better than what they proposed. A few years ago a […]

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Can I Line Missing Pipe?

Can I Line Missing Pipe?

So, my question of the week was “can I line a pipe that has missing sections?” The simple answer is yes, but as with all things, we need to know more. Is the missing section round or is it oval?  Will a liner follow the missing section of pipe or will it fall into washed […]

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