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Pipe Rehabilitation Still Not In The Mainstream

Pipe Rehabilitation Still Not In The Mainstream

“I am a pipe rehabilitation contractor in the Midwest and continue to run across plumbing malpractice by licensed plumbers who know about fixing aging pipe with a whole host of non-invasive rehabilitation methods yet sell customers on busting up floors, walls, and ceilings in perfectly habitable spaces that displace occupants for days, weeks and sometimes […]

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Resin & Liner Tube for CIPP – Important Information

Resin & Liner Tube for CIPP – Important Information

“I know I’ve read articles in the past about the value of resin and tube systems, but can’t you use any resin with any tube and achieve a rehabilitated pipe that’s just as good as one that has been tested and passed testing?” Maybe, but let’s explore the factors that go into the finished product. […]

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Confused Between Lining & Coating?

Confused Between Lining & Coating?

“We lined several vent stacks and have had a few of them leak. We used the CIPP method sold to us using a “gapping method” that they told me would work well for fixing in plumbing stacks. We thought that the lining process would seal the old pipe and prevent leaking. Now I read that […]

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Coating Do’s and Don’ts

Coating Do’s and Don’ts

“I bought your Quik-Coating equipment a year ago and everything was working great until this past week. I applied 6 layers of resin and 2 days later I got a call that the sewer line was plugged. I returned to the job and stuck my camera into the pipe. What looked perfect when I left […]

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Branch Line Tie-Ins Cause Problems

Branch Line Tie-Ins Cause Problems

“I just got a call back from a lining job I completed using a pull in place method. I followed the gapping method of cutting out an oversized section of the liner to avoid cutting out the branch lines. Everything went in as planned and I was proud of providing a permanent solution only to […]

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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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VMI – Vendor Managed Inventory – Is It Right For Your Business?

VMI – Vendor Managed Inventory – Is It Right For Your Business?

“A supplier approached me to sign up for their vendor managed inventory control program. They are telling me it will save me a lot of money by letting them determine the quantities I need from month to month. I won’t have a lot of money tied up in inventory as I pay for it when […]

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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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