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Saving A Liner When Things Go Wrong

Saving A Liner When Things Go Wrong

I got a call from a good customer in Chicago today regarding a liner job that went bad and what he did to save the day. I thought it would be good to relate what a clear head, a little ingenuity, and calm kept a liner from being lost and a job from going to […]

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How Much Do You Charge?

How Much Do You Charge?

Do you charge by the foot? By the job? Do you take difficulty or risk into account? Do you define the scope of the work you plan to perform? Do you have to pull fixtures and reinstall them? Who is responsible for breakage of old fixtures? The the old fixture “treasures” that owner believes are […]

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Steam Curing Protocol – Controlling Heat

Steam Curing Protocol – Controlling Heat

“I have both a steam curing unit and a hot water unit to cure CIPP liners. My liners using hot water always turn out well but sometimes the ones I steam melt the cal tube to the coating and when you look at the finished liner it doesn’t look smooth. I like the steam unit […]

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Removing Or Fixing Failed CIPP Liners?

Removing Or Fixing Failed CIPP Liners?

I’ve been reading several articles about fixing or removing failed CIPP liners and am confused as to why? Are there that many people failing at installing liners? Now I know that some suppliers of lining equipment and materials provide little if any support with regard to training, but that’s not a very good excuse to […]

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To Line Or To Coat – Which Is Better?

To Line Or To Coat – Which Is Better?

” I’ve been lining pipe for years now, but a new supplier says I should move to coating and dump the CIPP process I’ve been doing. Is this a good idea?”  I’ve spent the better part of the past year developing a coating process and have well over 20 years of CIPP lining experience. In […]

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Field Testing Coating

Field Testing Coating

Our customer Coreline of Mitchell, South Dakota completed a successful field installation today of our Quik Coating System process. The job consisted of lining a 55′ sewer line that served 2 lavatories and 2 toilets from an 2nd floor bath that made a 90 degree turn, then dropped 10′ to the floor below followed by […]

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New Transition Liner Material

New Transition Liner Material

This is an update to a previous post and republished to let you know that we’ve added a transition liner that addresses 3″ to 4″ transitions.  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′ […]

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Pipe Bursting vs. CIPP Lining – Which Should I Use

Pipe Bursting vs. CIPP Lining – Which Should I Use

“I”m trying to decide between pipe bursting and CIPP lining as to which one I should buy. They both look like good technologies, but if you had to choose one, which one would you choose?” Trying to choose one over the other is like trying to decide whether you should buy buy a CCTV camera […]

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Learn How To Clean Sewer Pipe In Seconds Instead of Hours

Learn How To Clean Sewer Pipe In Seconds Instead of Hours

If you’ve ever tackled the job of cleaning cast iron pipe after getting a call for a sewer back-up clog and you’ve used your cable machine or a jetter, you may get the line opened up again, but the pipe still looks like it’s on its last legs. If you’ve gotten a call to clean […]

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Exotherm! Wait, What? Why Do I Need To Know This?

Exotherm! Wait, What? Why Do I Need To Know This?

If you are in the lining business and don’t know what exotherm is, stay tuned and finish this post. All of you that have lined pipe with the CIPP process have witnessed exotherm. Exotherm describes the heat given off by the combining of compounds that are forming new materials. As resin forms rigid solid chains […]

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