Pitch Fibre Pipe Repairs

Pitch Fibre Pipe Repairs

Compressible Pitch Fibre Pipes were fitted principally in properties built between 1950-1970 and are becoming an increasing problem as they fail through de-lamination, blistering and general collapse/pinching.

Our research shows there are three principle methods of repair where no digging is required and is known as “No Dig Repair”.

1.) Reform the pipe work by winching through a bullet shaped reforming tool.

2.) By pulling through a Reamer to cut out the high and low spots in the deformed pipe work followed by a low pressure jet wash.

3.) A cutter can be used when only one man hole is present followed by a low pressure jet wash

Once the pipe work is reformed or cut back into a circular shape and a liner covered in resin is pulled through (which is filled with compressed air and left to cure) then finally trimming off the ends.

This would seem to be a less disruptive repair and often comes with a ten year guarantee from reputable contractors.

About

Having served 16 years in the army Colin re-educated during the early 1990’s including two years at the Camborne School of Mines reading Mineral Surveying and Resource Management achieving a first class Diploma (Dip CSM). This allowed direct entry to the second year at The University of the West of England, Bristol reading Valuation and Estate Management. Training and experience was gained with Exeter City Council Estates Department and Sheperds Chartered Surveyors qualifying as a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in June 2003. Colin set-up the company in May 2009 and covers the complete range of services.

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