Pam Eastman

Change – Accepting or Rejecting the Forces Of Change

Change – Accepting or Rejecting the Forces Of Change

We in the trades tend to resist change. We see it but don’t necessarily rush to embrace it unless there is some motivation to embrace it. Some motivations to look toward new technologies or vendors is an unresolved dispute with a vendor. Most of us continue to deal with our regular vendors unless they let […]

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Planning a Project

Planning a Project

When you look at a project that requires lining, do you know what to do to give you and the customer the best job you can provide that solves the problem? Here is a list that needs to be planned out before you can pick out the right material and resin to solve it. Host […]

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Welding/Gluing Calibration Tube To Lining Materials

Welding/Gluing Calibration Tube To Lining Materials

“We were at one of your training sessions and saw you weld a section of green calibration tube to the coating on your lining material and then invert it into the pipe. You used a flat iron to weld the two together, then inverted it to start liner after the turn of a combi. We […]

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Pull-In-Place CIPP Liner VS Inversion CIPP Liner

Pull-In-Place CIPP Liner VS Inversion CIPP Liner

“I’m confused. I was shopping for a lining system to install liners at the WWETT show but left not buying anything.  One vendor told me inversion was the only way to install liner as it would travel farther than pull-in-place, and another vendor told me that pull-in-place liner was better because it didn’t squeeze out […]

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Sometimes Old School Works Better Than New

Sometimes Old School Works Better Than New

Have you ever invested in new technology to perform a job and after using it a few times it didn’t do the work better, cheaper or faster than what you were doing before? It happened to me with one of the simplest tools out there. We have a porcelain tile floor. I committed to keeping […]

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The Sky Is Not Falling!

The Sky Is Not Falling!

For many of us, the Coronavirus caused a disruption. For many, the disruption meant an economic challenge but for every challenge, there is an opportunity. The challenges and opportunities for the plumbing and drain cleaning industry are best observed by looking at the past economic challenges and why some businesses thrived and others died off. […]

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Prospecting for Work

Prospecting for Work

“I think lining and coating are two of the most exciting technologies I’ve ever run across. Being able to rehab pipe without using invasive methods like digging up the ground to replace the pipe or ripping out sheetrock to replace the DWV pipe. I’m really good at operating both units and all the customers I’ve […]

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Buying In Before Or After You Get A Job?

Buying In Before Or After You Get A Job?

“I really want to get into the lining business but just haven’t found a job yet that has a pipe the customer wants to be lined. I’ve researched the process and haven’t found any negative aspects of the process but people aren’t asking for that service when I clean their pipes. As soon as I […]

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Apples to Apples

Apples to Apples

“I am interested in a coating machine and am interested in both your unit and a competitor who uses epoxy instead of the resin you use. Can you give me an apple to apple quote for your system so I can choose which one to get? I will be buying a unit based on cost […]

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Harassment From Competitors and Customers To Feel Slighted

Harassment From Competitors and Customers To Feel Slighted

“I have grown a decent drain cleaning business over the years. We aren’t the biggest by any means but not the smallest either. When we started, Yellow Pages was our main source of advertising and everything went along fine until social media emerged. We decided to keep up with technology and moved our advertising efforts […]

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