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Difficult Jobs

Difficult Jobs

I wrote about “hero” jobs a few weeks ago, but some think that every job is a hero job. We worked with a customer in Kansas City that failed twice trying to line a 4″ line that had seven (7) 45 degree tuns and two (2) 90 degree turns in a 100′ pipe to line. […]

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Is CIPP Bonding To The Host Pipe Or Just Fitting Close And Does It Matter?

Is CIPP Bonding To The Host Pipe Or Just Fitting Close And Does It Matter?

A prospective customer called with this question, “Does your material ‘bond’ to the host pipe or just fit closely”? He went on to relate that one of the other suppliers said that his product would bond to the host pipe, unlike competitors, and that because his product bonded to the host pipe, it was better! […]

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CIPP Installer Certification Programs; Are They Necessary?

CIPP Installer Certification Programs; Are They Necessary?

The liner salesman who sold you your lining equipment had you in his shop, showed you the mechanics of how the equipment worked, did a liner or two with you and sent you out the door to start lining laterals where ever you had a chance to sell a lining job. You headed home, sold […]

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The Myth That CIPP Technology Is New!

The Myth That CIPP Technology Is New!

“I don’t want to be the first one to try CIPP lateral lining! Being a Guinea Pig isn’t part of my business plan.” It’s hard to believe that a technology that is over 45 years old is still thought of as “a new process”, but it is! Why doesn’t everyone know about CIPP lateral lining? […]

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Earthquake Proof?

Earthquake Proof?

This past week we attended a trade show in the San Francisco Bay area. A common question was asked over and over “is your liner earthquake proof”? The question was asked because a pipe bursting salesman told them that the HDPE pipe used in the pipe bursting operation was “earthquake proof”. The answer for both […]

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Hero Jobs – Are They For You?

Hero Jobs – Are They For You?

People new to lining get hit with the impossible jobs, sucker jobs, that no experienced contractor would even look at let alone attempt. I had a customer talk about one of these last week. The job consisted of 4 buildings, 11 stories each. They wanted to line the drain, waste and vent stacks and tie […]

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Pre-lining Video Inspections -What to Look For!

Pre-lining Video Inspections -What to Look For!

Going into any job is a scary thing, especially when you don’t know anything about it. Going into that same situation “blind” or with little if any information, is insane. I’ve showed up on more than one job site with 8″ liner only to find out the pipe was really only 6″. I’ve seen lateral […]

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What Is Exotherm?

What Is Exotherm?

We’re getting back to the technical side of the lateral lining business with this post. Many of you have asked me to explain the term “exotherm”. What is it? How does it affect my lining jobs? Exothermic reactions areĀ formed by the chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight. […]

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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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