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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Some Updates – What’s New! Training, Shows, Technology & New Products

Some Updates – What’s New! Training, Shows, Technology & New Products

This edition contains information about the industry, some updates of new things we’re working on, and upcoming shows and certification training. CERTIFICATION TRAINING: We have 2 scheduled training certification sessions schedules. The first is in our Batavia, IL office, the Monday before the WWETT Show. The date is February 20, 2017 at 8:30AM to 4:00PM. Location […]

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What You Should Know When Your Liner Isn’t Inverting

What You Should Know When Your Liner Isn’t Inverting

“My tank inversion unit blew up on me when I added some more air pressure to get the liner to move. More pressure should get the liner to move when it stops shouldn’t it?”  Luckily the guy didn’t do any physical damage to himself or kill himself by over pressurizing the tank. Exceeding the pressure applies […]

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Are You Competing With Your Supplier?

Are You Competing With Your Supplier?

This past week I ran across a contractor who was set up by his supplier as a “sub distributor” to his competitors. He got 15% to sell materials to his competition. So I asked him how he handles retail customers who ask him for a price to line pipe. He said he’d bid any job […]

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Applying The Wrong Technology To Fix A Problem

Applying The Wrong Technology To Fix A Problem

“I just heard about a new technology that can coat a pipe and I won’t need to reinstate any tie ins. The line is 200′ in length and is 4″ pipe and I’m told that I can do this with no problem at all even with missing section of pipe and ground water present! There […]

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Ultra Flex Liner & A Difficult Job – Minimizing Risk

Ultra Flex Liner & A Difficult Job – Minimizing Risk

Here’s a tough job and the advice I gave the contractor to accomplish the job. The contractor’s customer had a job that included 75′ (22.8m) of 3″ (75mm) pipe, a transition to 4″ (100mm) pipe and continued on for 25′ (7.3m). He was particularly concerned about covering the transition when the diameter changed from 3″ […]

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Year End Tax Savings – What You Need To Know

Year End Tax Savings – What You Need To Know

While engineering has been my life’s work, accounting was my formal training. At year end, taxes becomes an issue to consider as the 2016 tax season ends. Today we’re going to run through the tax consequences of purchasing equipment and/or materials before the end of the year. While tax issues are not the top of the […]

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Cleaning Pipe – Pressure & Volume Considerations

Cleaning Pipe – Pressure & Volume Considerations

“I’ve spent 2 days cleaning pipe with my cable machine and wasn’t getting all of the scaling off the wall of the cast iron pipe I was preparing to line. I got a high speed cable and chain knocker system from you, and it got the rest of the debris off the wall of the […]

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Calibration Tube – Using A Bigger Size Than The Liner?

Calibration Tube – Using A Bigger Size Than The Liner?

” When you instructed me to install a transition liner that transitions from 4″ (100mm) pipe for part of the run to 6″ (150mm) that carries on to the main, you told me to use 6″ (150mm)calibration tube. Won’t the 6″(150mm) calibration tube leave a lot of wrinkles in the face of the 4″ portion […]

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Delivered Supplies Cost Analysis – Is Cheaper Really Cheaper?

Delivered Supplies Cost Analysis – Is Cheaper Really Cheaper?

It happened again this week. A customer handed me 5 invoices showing me the billed amount from the vendor he replaced us with because he had a cheaper price for materials. So we sat down to compare the proverbial apples to apples numbers. The first invoice was $.22 per foot less expensive than our pricing, […]

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Responsible Contractors – Get On The Same Page As Your Customer & Sewer Agency

Responsible Contractors – Get On The Same Page As Your Customer & Sewer Agency

Are you on the same page as your customer when it comes to your lateral lining jobs. When your customer thinks they know more than you and dictates what fixes are best, explaining the risk and consequences of choosing the wrong path. Read what happened to a customer who thought he knew best. The photo […]

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