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Pipe Lining Supply Continuing Education Certification Lateral Lining Training – Chicago

Pipe Lining Supply Continuing Education Certification Lateral Lining Training – Chicago

Have you earned your certification for cured in place pipe lateral lining? We are holding a Lateral Sewer Lining Certification Training Class, Monday, February 15, 2016, 910 W. Wilson Street, Batavia, IL 60510. Call 630-326-9061 to reserve space. Class size is limited. If you are in the lateral lining business and have not attended a […]

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Why Stock So Many Different Materials – Other Suppliers Have 1 or 2 Items?

Why Stock So Many Different Materials – Other Suppliers Have 1 or 2 Items?

A while back we talked about different lining materials and resin choices. Why offer so many different choices? They just confuse me! Well, with any luck this issue will help you identify which materials go with which jobs and which ones can help you solve a problem. Starting with the fabric lining material. There are […]

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Taking Temperature Is For More Than A Fever

Taking Temperature Is For More Than A Fever

Working with resin and not knowing what the temperature of the resin is can be a disaster. Before I continue, let me be the first to tell you that I didn’t always follow this piece of advice. A summer day, temperature in the mid 70’s, much cooler than the 100 degree heat we had yesterday […]

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Can I Mix Resin Hardeners And What If My Hardener Ratio Isn’t Exact?

Can I Mix Resin Hardeners And What If My Hardener Ratio Isn’t Exact?

I had a customer call me a few days ago asking if they could return all of the 15 minute resin they had in exchange for 30 minute and 60 minute hardeners as they only use the 15 minute resin once in awhile and were worried it would expire before they got it all used. […]

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Lining From Basement Accesses

Lining From Basement Accesses

While many areas of the world have slab homes, or homes with crawl spaces, many other parts have basements. Basements were developed years ago for gravity based heating systems that burned oil, coal or wood and the heat generated was contained inside a heat exchanger that got hot from the fire. The heat exchanger heated […]

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Three Rules Of Business

Three Rules Of Business

This week we’re going to deviate from the technical aspects of sewer lateral lining and talk about a focus that all successful businesses keep in mind to stay in business for as long as they possibly can. I received a post from a friend who shared an analogy between business and a glider soaring into […]

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Automation and Assembly Line Technics Saves Time and Money

Automation and Assembly Line Technics Saves Time and Money

On a job site recently, I watched the crew using a tank inversion system, a linoleum roller, no vacuum pump, a tub full of ice, and a “wet out” trailer parked in the street. The line was 65 linear feet and an access hole to the liner was dug 4′ from the outside of the […]

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Pressure and Volume Revisited

Pressure and Volume Revisited

Back in a July post, we talked about pressure and volume and mentioned it again a couple of weeks ago. The pictures above are meant to show differences between volume, in this case the water in the sea shows volume. The water squirting out of the nozzle represents pressure using the same medium to depict […]

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The Chemistry and Biology Of Sewers, What You Need To Know

The Chemistry and Biology Of Sewers, What You Need To Know

We all know why sewers smell, but what does the smell have to do with the deterioration of sewers? Where do roots fit into the mix? What is the chemistry/biology of the sewers and more importantly, what can we do to minimize the effects on the sewer systems we’re charged to fix? Before coming up […]

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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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