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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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Balancing Hitting Your Mark and Minimizing Wrinkles In Liners

Balancing Hitting Your Mark and Minimizing Wrinkles In Liners

For those of you new to this blog, you can find all of the previous blogs regarding the CIPP lateral lining industry at http://www.pipeliningsupply.com/blog if you would like to browse and read any that have an interest to you. We also have a certification training session at the Springfield, MO office, Friday, April 21, 2017. Call 417-719-7172 for […]

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When Your Liner Won’t Cure – What’s Next?

When Your Liner Won’t Cure – What’s Next?

“My crew installed a liner last week that wouldn’t cure. We started using your Vinyl ester resin, which was new to us, and thought we’d mixed it properly. We wetted out the liner and installed it, then waited for it to ambient cure. Expecting it to “kick” in a couple of hours, we became concerned after […]

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Post Lining Cleaning of CIPP Lined Laterals

Post Lining Cleaning of CIPP Lined Laterals

“I told my customer that her new sewer lining process took some special care and that they couldn’t use caustic drain cleaners or any cable machines to clean the line in the future. After I left, I questioned myself and now am wondering if I told her the right thing?”  In order to give you […]

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Do You Know How To Identify The Type Of Customer You Are Dealing With?

Do You Know How To Identify The Type Of Customer You Are Dealing With?

Those of us that interact with customers have noticed that each one has a little bit different personality that comes out during our interactions with them. Thankfully, we’re not all the same. These personalities are individual and depending on your interaction with them may determine your success or failure of striking an understanding, agreement, or […]

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Setting Yourself Up For Failure With Steam Cure

Setting Yourself Up For Failure With Steam Cure

“I did a couple of shots with my new system and cured it with steam. I was really impressed with how quickly I could cure the liner and was really impressed with the amount of steam my new unit was generating. The only glitch was the finished liner appearance. It had a waffled look to it. […]

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Water Damaged Pipe & Lateral Lining Fixes

Water Damaged Pipe & Lateral Lining Fixes

I noticed several sewer collapses here in the Los Angeles basin after record setting rain. The collapses happen on big pipe as well as small pipe. The reasons pretty much circle back to one cause – root intrusion.  When a plant begins the search for water, it looks for a water source and many pipe […]

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