A Look at the PVC Pipe Installation Process

America’s aging pipe infrastructure means that your plumbing business will have plenty of clients to serve. Whether you’re expanding your business to include trenchless pipe repair or you already offer this service, you may want to know more about PVC liners Vs. CIPP liners. With Thermoform, we’re proud to offer reliable and long-lasting PVC liners that provide you and your clients with many benefits.

Here’s a look at how the PVC liner and pipe installation process works.

Cut and Prepare the Pipe

The PVC pipe installation process begins with cutting the correct length of liner. Heat the liner with steam as soon as you’re at the job site. Attach the warmed liner to the pulling unit. The puller’s head can also have a bursting attachment if you plan to insert both a new PVC pipe and a liner at the same time.

Insert the Liner

Use our hydraulic pump to power the pulling equipment. The pump delivers full pulling capacity to the pulling unit, so the liner will be installed within a few minutes. Use heat and steam to inflate and cure the liner. This process bonds the liner to the interior of the pipe. It works on pipes ranging from four to 36 inches in diameter.

Close the Access Pit

The Thermoform PVC liner cures in less than one hour. It cures evenly, even if there are unusual shapes, curves, or multiple bends in the pipe. Once the pipe is cured, fill in the access pits with soil.

Trenchless PVC pipe installations allow your company to restore full plumbing services to residential and commercial clients. The fold-and-form liners offer ease of installation, durability and a long lifespan. To learn more about PVC fold and form pipe liners vs. cured in place pipe liners, be sure to check out what we have to offer.

Feel free to contact us today to schedule a consultation and find out why contractors now prefer Thermoform.

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