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Warm Weather, Short Resin Work Time!

Warm Weather, Short Resin Work Time!

“What have you guys done to your resin? I added the hardener to the base and it got hot before I finished mixing it and as I poured it into the tube to wet out, it got hard. WHAT DID YOU DO?” We’ve discussed this topic in previous blogs, but with summer heat upon us, […]

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What Are Chain Knockers & Do I Need Them?

What Are Chain Knockers & Do I Need Them?

“So what’s the deal with chain knockers? Everyone tells me I should be cleaning cast iron with them, but my jetter units works pretty good. Do I need a chain knocker and how do I use one?” Tuberculated pipe means that minerals in the drain water interact with iron in cast iron pipe and causes […]

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Drain Cleaning – The Only Fix?

Drain Cleaning – The Only Fix?

“You guys that are promoting lateral lining and pipe bursting are trying to sell a product that isn’t needed. If you stay ahead of the roots with scheduled maintenance, you don’t need to repair or replace a sewer lateral!” I had a drain cleaning contractor say those exact words to me awhile back. I was […]

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Shore Hardness – What Is It & Do I Need To Know About It.

Shore Hardness – What Is It & Do I Need To Know About It.

CIPP Lining Certification Class, June 22, 2017, Pipe Lining Supply Office, Anaheim, CA.  We will hold the same training at our Batavia, IL office on July 27, 2017 as well. Call 888-354-6464 for more information or to sign up for one of the classes. So, let’s talk about Shore Hardness. Hardness may be defined as a […]

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Failure – To Quit Or Grow Are Your Two Choices

Failure – To Quit Or Grow Are Your Two Choices

“Don’t be afraid to fail!” That’s what everyone tells you. It sure doesn’t feel good to fail. Failures usually cost you something, money, pride, status, credibility among other things. All of those things that cost you can be replaced, but the bigger question is whether or not you have the will to continue. If everyone […]

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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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