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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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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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