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When To Pull The Trigger And Start Lining Pipe

When To Pull The Trigger And Start Lining Pipe

Many of you have kicked the tires and decided that it’s time to start lining pipe, while others are still thinking about it. So let’s go through the process of deciding. This method is useful for any additional equipment or process that you add to your business and if used without exception, will move you […]

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Reinventing The Wheel Sometimes Hurts More Than Helps

Reinventing The Wheel Sometimes Hurts More Than Helps

I got a call last week from an installer who decided that the gasket material used in the Quik Shot(tm) should be stiffer. He bought some different material and now his unit isn’t working. A few years ago I had a customer who used the tank for inverting liner call and say that his unit […]

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Should I Get Into Lateral Lining

Should I Get Into Lateral Lining

Remember that this next week in Indianapolis is the WWETT Show. Hope to see you there in Booth 6513. Our Chicago training card is full, so if you are signed up there, we will see you there and finally if you want information on Managing A Lateral Lining Job, attend my seminar in Indianapolis, Room […]

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Roots at the Wye!

Roots at the Wye!

I get requests all the time to address the connection between the lateral and the main line right at the connection point. Most of the time the joint was installed at the time the original pipe line was built. The problem comes when a “plumbers tap” has occurred sometime in the history of the sewer. […]

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Alternative Lateral Lining Methods May Lead To Injury

Alternative Lateral Lining Methods May Lead To Injury

Over the years, customers with tanks found that they could line short sections of pipe by stuffing the material into a 6″ hose, add an inversion nozzle and air cap on each end and blow in a liner.  Inexpensive? From an equipment standpoint, yes. Safe? Maybe not as safe as it looks. Kanaflex type hose […]

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Repairing A Liner That Didn’t Fully Cure

Repairing A Liner That Didn’t Fully Cure

If you’ve been doing lining for any length of time, sooner or later a part of the liner didn’t cure and won’t cure by adding heat or other methods to get it rounded out. If in fact, the liner doesn’t even look like it has any resin left in the material, or on the other […]

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Getting Sewer Agency Buy In

Getting Sewer Agency Buy In

A couple of weeks ago we discussed why some agencies welcome you and others shun you.  I was asked how to break into an agency that shuns you. Let me relate a story that happened 20 years ago when I first entered the CIPP lining industry.  A large city had a need for lining, but […]

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Chemical Resistance – What Resin To Use

Chemical Resistance – What Resin To Use

I had a customer at a training and certification class show me pictures of a liner that his customer dumped full of acetone.  His reason for the acetone was for the remediation of mold.  Someone advised him that the acetone would kill the mold, which it did, but he put his life in danger working […]

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Swimming Pools – When to Line & When to Walk Away!

Swimming Pools – When to Line & When to Walk Away!

The proverbial swimming pool line “leak”, occurs more often than you’d guess.  When a pool is built, everyone is thinking about the finished product, but not so much about the weight of the pool full of water and the pipe buried beneath it.  Over time, the load that is above the pipe becomes too great […]

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When The Liner Stops Moving, What Can I Do?

When The Liner Stops Moving, What Can I Do?

On a job a few weeks ago a customer had a liner that just wouldn’t go around a 45 degree turn.  It stopped cold.  So what steps did he take to get the liner in the ground when this obstacle popped up?  The first attempt to get the liner past the obstruction was to pull […]

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