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New Career Paths Caused by Pandemic

New Career Paths Caused by Pandemic

“I’m at my wits end because of this pandemic.  It’s killing any business for the company I work for and I’m afraid of losing my job. I used to be a plumber’s helper years ago and am wondering if that market is any good or just as bad as the one I’m in?” Bill Bill, […]

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Calibration Tube Failure

Calibration Tube Failure

“Your calibration tube failed. It popped when I blew it into the liner. Thankfully I had more calibration tube and shot another one that held but I am nervous about using it in the future. Can’t you make it stronger or out of a different material that won’t pop when inverting it?” Let’s figure out […]

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Tip: Maintaining Cables

Tip: Maintaining Cables

For those using high-speed cables, lubricate them monthly by removing them from the sheath and letting the cable soak in 30 weight or greater oil. This activity will lengthen the service life of the cable and will produce better speeds by reducing friction. For more information contact Pipe Lining Supply at +1-888-354-6464 or email us […]

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Tip: Educating Customers

Tip: Educating Customers

When opening a drain on a drain call, take a couple of minutes to educate your customers about what you are doing and why they had the backup. Offer solutions to mitigate future call backs. The few minutes you spend doing this will pay you back handsomely. For more information contact Pipe Lining Supply at […]

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Tip: SLIC ™ Lubricant

Tip: SLIC ™ Lubricant

Pipe Lining Supply’s SLIC ™ lubricant is water-soluble and will not stain surfaces while providing a high level of lube for installing CIPP liners. For more information contact Pipe Lining Supply at +1-888-354-6464 or email us at info@pipeliningsupply.com.

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Tip: Cable Camera

Tip: Cable Camera

Our small flexible cable camera set up used for coating can accommodate either a 50’ cable and head (standard), or a 150’ cable to use with extended length coating jobs. For more information contact Pipe Lining Supply at +1-888-354-6464 or email us at info@pipeliningsupply.com.

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Tip: Cast Iron Lining

Tip: Cast Iron Lining

If you’re lining cast iron pipe using our scrim material for CIPP laterals, we produce a slightly undersized nominal pipe diameter for cast iron applications. Be sure to specify when ordering. For more information contact Pipe Lining Supply at +1-888-354-6464 or email us at info@pipeliningsupply.com.

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Tip: Using Two Brushes

Tip: Using Two Brushes

Two brushes used for pipe coating produce a smoother surface than a single brush.  The second brush, one size larger than the host pipe brush, dampens the ridges. For more information contact Pipe Lining Supply at +1-888-354-6464 or email us at info@pipeliningsupply.com.

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Tip: Eliminating Ridges

Tip: Eliminating Ridges

New appliers of AIPPR (Applied In Place Pipe Repair) of DWV (Drain, Waste and Vent) pipe coating often see ridges left in the finished coating jobs. These are caused by small starts and stops of the brush train during application.  As applicators gain experience these are drastically reduced or disappear. If you haven’t mastered the […]

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Tip: Planning

Tip: Planning

90% of a job’s success is in the planning, and 10% is in the execution. If you fail to plan out your job, you are planning to fail. This applies to Lateral Lining and Pipe coating jobs as well as life. For more information contact Pipe Lining Supply at +1-888-354-6464 or email us at info@pipeliningsupply.com.

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