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When The Liner Stops Moving, What Can I Do?

When The Liner Stops Moving, What Can I Do?

On a job a few weeks ago a customer had a liner that just wouldn’t go around a 45 degree turn.  It stopped cold.  So what steps did he take to get the liner in the ground when this obstacle popped up?  The first attempt to get the liner past the obstruction was to pull […]

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Lubricants To Assist Inversion Lining

Lubricants To Assist Inversion Lining

I’ve been asked which lubricant is the “best” lubricant to use to assist the inversion process?  Let’s look at the available lubricants and consider some that be may more appealing to you than others.  Before we begin, I’d like to relate my unending search to apply plain water to the coating to make it lubricate […]

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Why So Some Cities Welcome My Lining Efforts and Others Not?

Why So Some Cities Welcome My Lining Efforts and Others Not?

All sewer agencies have inflow and infiltration issues otherwise referred to as I & I.  For example, the city of Los Angeles has a waste water treatment plant called Hyperion.  On a typical day, they process about 400,000,000 gallons of sewage or 400MGD.  After a rain event, the plant processes over 800,000,000 gallons of sewage […]

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Volume and Pressure – 2 Components of Air

Volume and Pressure – 2 Components of Air

For many of you, volume or lack of it is apparent when the pipe used to plumb an appliance is too small.  It doesn’t matter if it’s the drain or the supply as either being undersized will have a dramatic effect on the usability of the appliance.  If the drain is too small, the water […]

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HDT & High Temperature Sewage Discharge

HDT & High Temperature Sewage Discharge

As we started the discussion a couple of weeks ago, steam discharge pipes can be lined with cured in place pipe provided the resin you use has an HDT (Heat Deflection Temperature) in excess of the highest temperature under pressure of the steam entering the lined pipe.  With that said, how do you find the HDT of the […]

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What Is The Best Method To Rehabilitate A Lateral Sewer Pipe?

What Is The Best Method To Rehabilitate A Lateral Sewer Pipe?

If you ask a salesman what the best lateral rehabilitation method is, he or she will tell you that it’s whatever they are selling. While it may be a good choice for a particular job, other methods and practices may be just as good or better than what they proposed. A few years ago a […]

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Can I Line Missing Pipe?

Can I Line Missing Pipe?

So, my question of the week was “can I line a pipe that has missing sections?” The simple answer is yes, but as with all things, we need to know more. Is the missing section round or is it oval?  Will a liner follow the missing section of pipe or will it fall into washed […]

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How Do I Market Lateral Lining?

How Do I Market Lateral Lining?

  I get requests almost daily for marketing material for customers to market lateral lining to customers.  The exception rather than the rule is a consumer customer calling in asking to have his sewer lateral lined.  While it has happened, most folks aren’t that forward thinking.  Infrastructure is one of the least attended to household […]

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What Is The Record Length The Quik Shot ™ has completed?

What Is The Record Length The Quik Shot ™ has completed?

We’ve been asked about how long a shot can you do with the Quik Shot(tm). While we’ve had customers complete over 400 linear feet (122 meters) of 6″ (150mm), we had a customer complete a very challenging long 4″ line. Keeping in mind that smaller diameter liners are more difficult to install than larger diameters […]

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The Resin Kicked Off Before Getting It Into The Pipe?  Fixes?

The Resin Kicked Off Before Getting It Into The Pipe? Fixes?

We were going to talk about lining steam disposal lines this week, but a more pressing question surfaced this week and I think it’s important enough to address now.  F.Y.I.  Yes, you can line steam disposal lines with this process.  Check the HDT rating for the resin you are using.  If the HDT is in […]

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