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How far do you travel for a job?

How far do you travel for a job?

“I got a call this week from a customer all the way across my state. We’re talking over 300 miles. He says he can’t find anyone locally and really wants me to do the work for him as he’s heard I do great work. My question is this, do I charge my usual rate for […]

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High Speed Drain Cleaning – The New Frontier

High Speed Drain Cleaning – The New Frontier

Many of you that read this newsletter have embraced the high-speed versions of cable drain cleaning technology while thousands of drain cleaning contractors have yet to hear of it. While the technology is evolving, we’ve stepped up as well. We are stocking a full range of tools that adapt to this technology in our warehouses. […]

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Crew Size for Coating?

Crew Size for Coating?

WHAT IS THE BEST CREW SIZE FOR COATING PIPE WITH THE QUIK-COATING PROCESS? “You’ve talked about crew sizes for CIPP but what about the coating process? We’re thinking of offering this to our clients but are tying to figure crew sizes and costs to figure what we should charge”. We talked about the pretty standard […]

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COATING MINIMUM AND MAXIMUM THICKNESSES – WHAT ARE THEY AND WHY?

COATING MINIMUM AND MAXIMUM THICKNESSES – WHAT ARE THEY AND WHY?

“Do you have any guidance on the thickness of resin we should apply to any given pipe diameter when applying the Quik-Coating System to pipe rehab?” After many jobs now completed and in the record books, we have determined a minimum thickness for each size pipe diameter as well as a maximum thickness. Here’s the […]

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Introducing our Shop On WHEELS!

Introducing our Shop On WHEELS!

“I wish that there was more compact equipment that could be used to line and coat pipe in the congested urban areas where I work. All of you suppliers want me to buy a big trailer or box truck to house all the stuff I need for these jobs. When I get into the downtown […]

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We are Always IMPROVING to Serve you Better!

We are Always IMPROVING to Serve you Better!

Innovation is the engine that drives a company. Without innovation a company continues to do things the same ways as they’ve always done while technology passes them by.  Remember Blackberry phones? They were the leading edge of cell phone communications years ago but didn’t evolve when the technology in phones passed them. They didn’t embrace […]

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Approvals & Standards – Are They End Game or Path Markers?

Approvals & Standards – Are They End Game or Path Markers?

“I’ve been installing liners for a while now and ran into an engineer who insists I provide all documentation showing that the material have approvals from an independent agency for the resin and tube to the thickness specified for his job. Do you have testing samples approved for 3mm as well as 4.5mm and with […]

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I just lined a pipe that had a belly in the run.  What do I do now??

I just lined a pipe that had a belly in the run. What do I do now??

“I just lined a pipe that had a belly in the run. My supervisor told us that we had to dig up the belly before we could line the pipe, which we did. Was that necessary or did my supervisor just go crazy?  He said that if we were pipe bursting it the belly would […]

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“My business recently slowed down and I’m reaching out to the industry to see what other do when things slow down. Your advice will be appreciated.”

“My business recently slowed down and I’m reaching out to the industry to see what other do when things slow down. Your advice will be appreciated.”

As the old saying goes, “when the going gets tough the tough gets going”. The biggest impediment to that is usually us. We all start with justifying why things have slowed. Some blame the economy, others blame politics, more the season or the weather being too hot or too cold. While any of these reasons may play into a business slowdown, the first place to look is in the mirror.

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CCTV Inspection Before Lining or Coating is CRITICAL

CCTV Inspection Before Lining or Coating is CRITICAL

This past week I got a video of a liner that had torn on installation. In the past I’ve gotten photos of calibration tube that was cut during installation and I’ve received video of coating jobs with material not covered poking out from the pipe surface. So, what goes?

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