CIPP

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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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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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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Companion Tools & Cutters

Companion Tools & Cutters

Cables – TOP Seller!! Ready to use cable and cover with T-slide adapters. • 5/16” cable x 30 feet long • 5/16” cable x 60 feet long • 3/8” cable x 30 feet long • 3/8” cable x 60 feet long • 1⁄2” cable X 15 feet long • 1⁄2” cable x 100 feet long […]

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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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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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Shooting Long Liners With The Quik-Shot™

Shooting Long Liners With The Quik-Shot™

“I’ve got a 12” CIPP liner to install but your Quik-Shot™ unit only goes to 8”. Do you have a bigger unit I can rent for this single shot? I don’t really want to invest in a unit for a single shot.” Being faced with a similar job years ago when I was contracting for […]

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What Are You Worth? Do You Charge Enough For Your Services?

What Are You Worth? Do You Charge Enough For Your Services?

“I always seem to get customer complaints about how much I charge them for the work I do. My vendors say they are giving me the best pricing levels that they can and I’ve cut my labor pricing to the bone. I’m driving older trucks as are my employees, I’m not paying the top pay […]

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Choosing The Right Path For Your Business

Choosing The Right Path For Your Business

“We’re are a growing plumbing service company trying to make a decision and we are reaching out to industry leaders for advice. We have 8 trucks in a city of 200,000+ people and including office staff have 11 employees. We added sewer rehabilitation a couple of years ago to the other things we do including […]

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