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Turbulent vs. Laminar Flow – Know How It Affects Lateral Lining?

Turbulent vs. Laminar Flow – Know How It Affects Lateral Lining?

” I built a heater to cure my liner, but it doesn’t seem to speed up the process as much as I’d hoped. Does a heater really help the curing process and if so, what’s wrong?” Many of you have installed instantaneous water heaters and while there are pressure and volume issues that differ between manufacturers […]

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New Calibration Tube Now Available

New Calibration Tube Now Available

A few weeks ago we talked about new material offerings and how we test each offering before we place it for sale on the market. We’ve been looking for alternative calibration tube materials for some time now, and we believe we’ve found the next generation calibration tube. The new material is made of TPU (Thermoplastic […]

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Operating Your Equipment Per Specification vs. Going On Your Own

Operating Your Equipment Per Specification vs. Going On Your Own

“I bought your equipment and I can’t make it work the way you demonstrated it! I’d like to return this unit for the one you have in your shop as that one works and this one doesn’t”.  When a new person starts in the lining business everything is new and foreign to them and as […]

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Sell The Problem You Solve, Not The Product!

Sell The Problem You Solve, Not The Product!

So many times, customers want to sell lateral lining by advertising and showing that they have the best widget to get the liner in the ground. They figure that when people see how neat lateral sewer lining equipment is, they will hire them to install a liner because it’s so neat. But, when you try selling […]

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Innovation Fails – Learning From Your Mistakes

Innovation Fails – Learning From Your Mistakes

Every so often we get suggestions of how to improve products and many times these product improvements are great and make lining easier. Sometimes, however, we run into a clinker of an idea. We produce more transitional liners that anyone else in the world. The liners that are 4″ (100mm) on one end and 6″ […]

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Is There A Difference Between Clean & Lining Clean?

Is There A Difference Between Clean & Lining Clean?

This past week we were training a new customer. We waited for him to clean the line and he told us he was ready to line it. It was cast iron pipe. We guessed that with the debris left on the wall of the pipe, our pipe opening was reduced to a maximum of 3 […]

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Can You Overstaff Your Field Crew & Remain Competitive?

Can You Overstaff Your Field Crew & Remain Competitive?

“I’ve been sending 3 or 4 guys out to do lining jobs because that’s the size crew I need for pipe bursting. Am I at ‘right sized’ or am I overstaffed? My crew lead says he needs that many.” I’ve been in construction most of my life and there is a constant pull for more […]

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Sonotube Ductwork Rehabilitation Challenges With CIPP

Sonotube Ductwork Rehabilitation Challenges With CIPP

Back in the ’80’s and ’90’s many HVAC contractors were convinced that they could use Sonotube cardboard round tube to bury in the ground below a flow and use it as heating ducts. A typical installation was to lay the tubing around the perimeter of the space to be heated making a loop around the […]

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By Pass Pumping – Considerations For Your Jobs

By Pass Pumping – Considerations For Your Jobs

” I job I have coming up that is in a nursing home. They tell me I can’t turn off the water and I will have water flow coming down the line even if I plan to line the pipe in the middle of the night. Question, can I plug the drain, clean and line […]

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Mechanic vs. Salesperson

Mechanic vs. Salesperson

Ever had an employee who was good at something but not others, but wanted to pursue the things they weren’t good at and shunning the things they were good at? The thing is, they think they are really good at the skill they stink at while have no interest in the things that could advance […]

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