The relining of pipes is a method of repairing and reinforcing pipes from the inside, which eliminates the need to dig out and replace the old pipes.
It’s also the newest buzzfeed allure.
Trenchless relining practices have gone viral on social media, and Buzzfeed shared a video on Instagram about “The Satisfying Trade You Didn’t Know You Need To Learn”.
The Internet media mogul posted the video “A Crazy Way to Fix Pipes” on September 2nd, which has now been viewed almost half a million times.
The video shows an innovative method of relining pipes that eliminates the need for excavation, making it a much cheaper and more time-efficient solution that eliminates disruption to the surrounding area.
The clip shows a resin-covered sleeve being pushed through the old or damaged pipe by a compressed air bubble.
The resin is applied to the inside of the old pipe and hardens to form a new, smooth lining.
First the old pipe is stripped of any debris so that the liner will fit through the path, then the pipe is inspected and measured so that the liner and bladder can be cut to size.
So that the sleeves become hard pipes, they are foamed with a resin with different chemical compounds depending on the use of the pipe.
Next, the deflated bladder is inserted into the pipeline and pushed through the pipeline.
The bladder then fills with air and stays in place until the resin hardens.
According to the video, work with this pipe relining process can usually be completed within two hours.
The video now has more than 400 comments, with viewers commenting on the practicality and innovation of the solution.
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