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Questions and Answers

Questions and Answers

I had a conversation with a customer today about roof drains.  He had four 3″ roof drains to line in an old building.  The 3″  line was from the roof scupper 2′ down to a 45 degree turn, followed immediately by another 45 degree turn, then 9 linear feet to a hard 90 degree turn down […]

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What’s The Right Crew Size???

What’s The Right Crew Size???

What is the right crew size for lateral lining?  I’ve been asked that question hundreds of times and the answer for each contractor and the backlog of work that the contractor is doing will dictate the crew size.  There are some things a contractor should know to help them determine the crew sizes and todays […]

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Heat Options to Speed Up The Cure of a CIPP Lateral Liner

Heat Options to Speed Up The Cure of a CIPP Lateral Liner

The two options below are the most viable options to speed up the curing of a CIPP lateral liner. This Blog will help you decide which, if any, is the best for you and your operation. If you’ve been lining pipe using the CIPP process, you’ve concluded that waiting for a liner to ambient or […]

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Curing A Liner – When to add heat and when to air cure?

Curing A Liner – When to add heat and when to air cure?

In an effort to chase one of the better, cheaper, faster elements of any project we’re doing, curing is the slowest part of the job. Waiting for a liner to cure is similar to watching grass grow or paint dry. Each resin used in the CIPP lateral lining process has a work time and a […]

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CIPP Lateral Lining Reinstatement Tie Ins

CIPP Lateral Lining Reinstatement Tie Ins

An inevitable about CIPP lateral lining is the job that requires you to open one or more tie-ins to the lateral you are going to line. The means of re-instating the tie-in can be simple or complicated depending on the site including access to the tie-in, diameter changes in the pipe, and quantities of the […]

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Certification & Recertification Training

Certification & Recertification Training

I am pre-empting our weekly blog to announce Certification Training.  If you need certification or re-certification, this is for you.If you have completed certification training and your certificate has expired or is expiring soon, Pipe Lining Supply is offering recertification.  If you are new to lining or are lining but need certification, we will be […]

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When To Line And When To Do Something Else

When To Line And When To Do Something Else

The age old question, when to line a pipe with CIPP and when to do something else? More often than not we tend to overthink what to do to a pipe that has defects. Many years ago, an engineer that worked with sewer pipe his entire career told me this. “If the pipe is more […]

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“Selling” Lateral Lining

“Selling” Lateral Lining

While the majority of our discussions have been about lateral lining technical issues, there’s another issue that is as important as the technical issues and that is Selling Lateral Lining to your customers. Most drain cleaning technicians get comfortable with doing the work, but aren’t so comfortable with approaching the client with proposing to fix […]

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Calibration & Vacuum Impregnation

Calibration & Vacuum Impregnation

For many installers, finding the “best” method for getting liner in the ground using the CIPP process revolves around the device used to get the pipe into the host pipe. While that is the flash/bang part of the process, but not the most important part of the process. A Calibration Roller and Vacuum Pump are […]

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Size Transisitions and How to Deal

Size Transisitions and How to Deal

You found roots in the line, discussed options with your customer who elected to line the pipe, and now you have to line it.  You noted a transition 35′ (10.7m) into the line from 4″ (100mm) to 6″ (150mm) and now have to decide how you want to tackle the transition.  You noted that the […]

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