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Head Pressure, Bar and PSI

Head Pressure, Bar and PSI

“I keep hearing the term head pressure, bar, and PSI and I am confused. I know what psi is, but the other two terms are foreign to me. I was lining a pipe with water squirting into the pipe before I lined it and after it was cured, my camera detected a dent where the […]

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Structural vs. Non Structural Lining Rehabilitation

Structural vs. Non Structural Lining Rehabilitation

Remember to visit us at the Long Beach CA convention center this Saturday from 9AM to 4PM at the FlowExpo. We are in booth 311. If you are in the drain cleaning or plumbing industries we hope to see you there. “I took your advice and read the ASTM F-1216 that pertains to CIPP inversion lining. […]

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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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