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Creep! No Not The Perv On The Park Bench

Creep! No Not The Perv On The Park Bench

Creep for our discussion here is measuring a materials deformation over time and not the creep on the end of the park bench. When the material is under constant strain such as the weight of soil, water, or other material pressing against it, over time the material will change shape. Creep applies to all materials […]

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Transite Pipe (Asbestos) – Can I Line It?

Transite Pipe (Asbestos) – Can I Line It?

“I have a customer that has transite pipe. She told me there is asbestos in it and wonders if I’m authorized to dig it up and dispose of it , pipe burst it, or if I can just line over it with lateral lining materials? I told her I didn’t know and would check. Can […]

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Point Repairs – What’s The Correct Way To Perform Them?

Point Repairs – What’s The Correct Way To Perform Them?

” I have a point repair to do and I’ve shopped around for the best way to do the repair. I’ve talked to so many different people who’ve each given me their idea on the best way to perform the work and now I’m so confused, I don’t know which to choose that will give […]

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Trust Me! Does That Put You On High Alert Like Me?

Trust Me! Does That Put You On High Alert Like Me?

When someone says “trust me” my radar goes off.  “I don’t know how it works, but “trust me” it’s better than anything you can imagine.” Those words take me to that place where I think that they don’t know for sure what they are talking about and are trying to sell me on the idea they’ve given me. So how do you […]

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Pre-Liner – When Should I Use It?

Pre-Liner – When Should I Use It?

“I’ve read your blogs and you refer to pre-liner often. I’m still unclear when to use it and what to use. Can you clarify this issue? Thanks!” Many of you still are worried that unless the liner you install sticks to the wall of the host pipe, you won’t have a good liner. If you […]

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Practice! Is It Necessary?

Practice! Is It Necessary?

” Our crew attended training class about 6 weeks ago and we finally went out on our first job. What a  disaster! Needless to say, we didn’t get the liner in the ground and wasted 75′ of liner, calibration tube and 60#’s of resin as well as 2 guys wages for the day. I feel like […]

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Can You Salvage A Liner That “Sags”?

Can You Salvage A Liner That “Sags”?

“I shot a 268′ liner and it sagged. After reading your explanation of why it occurred, I think I understand the buckling issue. Yes, we had rain a few days before I lined the pipe and there was ground water coming into the pipe I lined, but assumed that the water would be about the […]

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Balancing Hitting Your Mark and Minimizing Wrinkles In Liners

Balancing Hitting Your Mark and Minimizing Wrinkles In Liners

For those of you new to this blog, you can find all of the previous blogs regarding the CIPP lateral lining industry at http://www.pipeliningsupply.com/blog if you would like to browse and read any that have an interest to you. We also have a certification training session at the Springfield, MO office, Friday, April 21, 2017. Call 417-719-7172 for […]

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When Your Liner Won’t Cure – What’s Next?

When Your Liner Won’t Cure – What’s Next?

“My crew installed a liner last week that wouldn’t cure. We started using your Vinyl ester resin, which was new to us, and thought we’d mixed it properly. We wetted out the liner and installed it, then waited for it to ambient cure. Expecting it to “kick” in a couple of hours, we became concerned after […]

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Post Lining Cleaning of CIPP Lined Laterals

Post Lining Cleaning of CIPP Lined Laterals

“I told my customer that her new sewer lining process took some special care and that they couldn’t use caustic drain cleaners or any cable machines to clean the line in the future. After I left, I questioned myself and now am wondering if I told her the right thing?”  In order to give you […]

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