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What is your Best Practice for CIPP Lining and Coating?

What is your Best Practice for CIPP Lining and Coating?

Best Practices – 1st in the Series When responding to a drain cleaning call or a leaking drain pipe we develop a best practice of how to address the call. Usually these practices are an evolutionary process that began from the day you started responding to those calls. You may have tried some that worked […]

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CIPP Liner Overshot Fixes

CIPP Liner Overshot Fixes

“I shot a liner too long and it ended up 4” in the sewer main in the street. I figured it would be okay as it bulged out when it got to the main being unstrained by the host pipe and thought ‘great, I’m insuring no roots from growing into the joint where it connects […]

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Mixing Components Active vs. Static

Mixing Components Active vs. Static

I heard it again today. “You can’t mix two components without running the components through a static mixer”. Have you ever added chocolate syrup to milk? Did you run both the milk and the syrup through a static mixer to get them mixed up or did you stir the combination until the chocolate was mixed […]

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Should CIPP Liners Melt when Temperatures Rise Over 150F?

Should CIPP Liners Melt when Temperatures Rise Over 150F?

“I installed a competitor’s liner and it ‘melted’ and sagged and plugged the sewer pipe I’d lined. My question is why? I thought the resin used in these systems was stronger than other materials.” All plastics aren’t the same. For example, if you are plumbing a high efficiency gas furnace or water heater, many manufacturers […]

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Exploring The Pipe Lining Supply Compact Lining & Coating Vehicle

Exploring The Pipe Lining Supply Compact Lining & Coating Vehicle

“We saw the Ford Transit Van decked out with drain cleaning equipment, CIPP lining equipment and AIPPR Quik Coating DWV pipe rehabilitation. We walked through the unit and it looked great but didn’t get any pictures or specs. Can you provide detail of the unit with some more pictures?” We are building this vehicle to […]

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One Solution Doesn’t Fit All Jobs

One Solution Doesn’t Fit All Jobs

“I have a job that the pipe is virtually collapsed and I’d like to line the pipe. I can’t get a camera through the collapse but thought I’d try to blow a liner through the line and open the collapsed pipe open, hold pressure on the liner and restore the line. My question is how […]

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Pipe Lining Supply Celebrates Its 15th Anniversary

Pipe Lining Supply Celebrates Its 15th Anniversary

May 1, 2019: Pipe Lining Supply announces its 15th anniversary as a nationwide, full-service, Pipe Rehabilitation Distributor. Pipe Lining Supply (PLS) was founded on January 1, 2004 by Linda Heisler. Her primary focus was the CIPP industry in the California area. She saw a need to service customers with reasonably priced materials and great customer […]

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IAPMO Ban of CIPP In Cast Iron Pipe

IAPMO Ban of CIPP In Cast Iron Pipe

I attended the annual code committee meeting in Denver, CO this week (April 29-30, 2019). Our industry, CIPP lining, has been under attack by the Cast Iron Pipe Industry. They were successful in outlawing the use of CIPP in cast iron pipe last year and the contractors and suppliers have joined forces to convince IAPMO […]

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How to Market your Business

How to Market your Business

“Our plumbing company was started by my Dad and I’ve been maintaining the business but would like to grow it to be able to pay off the loan my Dad gave me plus start thinking about bringing my daughter into the business. Do you have any suggestions for marketing our business? We don’t have a […]

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Managing A Long Liner & Resin (309′ x 8″ Diameter)

Managing A Long Liner & Resin (309′ x 8″ Diameter)

This past week, a brand new customer had a 309’ by 8” diameter pipe to line. It was spec’d out to be epoxy and served a school drain in central Missouri. The pipe needed extensive cleaning and leaked and the school district wanted the pipe repaired for health safety reasons. The resin demand for this […]

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