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CIPP Tube- Managing Stretch

CIPP Tube- Managing Stretch

Last week we discussed a line that over shot into the main.   All CIPP lining materials stretch!  The key to working with materials that stretch is to manage and mitigate the stretch.  Some materials we make are designed to stretch and stretch a lot, while others we make mitigate the stretch by adding materials to […]

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More Questions – WHY DID MY LINER OVERSHOOT INTO THE MAIN?

More Questions – WHY DID MY LINER OVERSHOOT INTO THE MAIN?

My last blog spurred more questions for our readers.   I thought I was going to expound on different materials and which to choose for which applications, but a question arose regarding shooting the liner long.  This question didn’t have anything to do with the roots growing through the liner like last weeks question.  This […]

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Liner Fails

Liner Fails

Last week I published a blog on vacuum impregnation. I got a call this past week from a customer who said “I’m quitting lateral lining because roots grow through the liner!”  This process has been around for over 45 years, and installed properly, no failures have been recorded because roots overcame the strength of the composite […]

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Vacuum Impregnation

Vacuum Impregnation

  At the WWETT Show, I gave a presentation on Vacuuming and Calibration lateral sewer liners. I wanted to show what vacuumed tube looks like with a vacuum pump and without.  I know many of you don’t subscribe to vacuuming, but CIPP lateral sewer lining is governed by ASTM F-1216 or ASTM F-1743 depending on […]

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Customer Retention and Sales

Customer Retention and Sales

Do you find that you acquire new customers pretty regularly and other customers disappear after you’ve cleaned their drain never to be heard from again?  Most customers don’t know much about drain cleaning and roots in their line.  They are looking for someone to open the drain so they can clean up sewage that ended […]

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Calibration Tube Options

Calibration Tube Options

Still time to enroll in our re-certification for installers on March 24, 2015 at 3:30PM at the Pipe Lining Supply Training Center.  To enroll, call 714-630-6311.  Space is limited.   Remember to check out the PHCC show in Chicago, IL on March 20, 2015, or the PHCC show in Long Beach, CA on March 21, […]

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What Type of Camera Should I Use for CIPP Lining?

What Type of Camera Should I Use for CIPP Lining?

Before we forget, a couple of dates you may want to mark on your calendars.  On March 20, 2015, PHCC is holding their annual EXPO at the Drury Lake Conference Center, Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois.  Times are 12:00 Noon till 5:00 PM.  If you missed the WWETT Show and want to check out the latest technology, […]

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WWETT Show

WWETT Show

  The 2015 WWETT Show broke records for attendees and for exhibitors.  The drain cleaning industry is alive and well and growing.  As our infrastructure ages, drain problems accelerate along with the aging process giving opportunity to more and more technologies and contractors serving that industry.  This week are pictures from the show.  Enjoy them. […]

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What’s the Best Vehicle to Use for Lateral Lining

What’s the Best Vehicle to Use for Lateral Lining

  The 4 Vehicles above are the most common vehicles used to perform field installation of CIPP lateral lines.  That said, any vehicle that gets you to the field, with all of the materials and equipment you need to perform the job, and return again, are acceptable vehicles.  So, why would you choose one over […]

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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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