6 Pipe Bursting Myths Falsified

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Whatever aspect it is in life, myths always exist. Myths are the things that we believe that is true when it is not. Most of the myths that we know are all about creatures that exhibit itself during the night. However, in the plumbing industry, there also these myths that affect the home-owner’s decision whether to avail the service or not, one of these services is the pipe bursting . This method is commonly used as a treatment to cure pipe damaged underneath your home. To hear more about it, here are the 7 myths about pipe bursting method being falsified.

Myth 1.

CIPP and Pipe Bursting are similar to each other

CIPP or Cured-in-place pipe is a rehabilitation technique while pipe bursting is a replacement technique where new pipes are installed that serves as a substitute to the current pipe. The CIPP relines the current pipe that has the same shape and inner diameter of it. However, pipe bursting is done by installing a new pipe that has deflections, offsets.

Myth 2.

Pipe bursting is ONLY used when the pipe could not be excavated

You should consider pipe bursting as a solution if you are in any of the conditions:
The place where the operation will be held is considered as an environmentally sensitive zone.
If the pipe that you desire to replace is situated in a high-traffic area

Myth 3.

Why is it called as “trenchless”?

Pipe bursting is known for its “less dig” method. This is quite different from other processes that can fix the damaged pipes by utilising “no dig” method. Pipe bursting depends on the size of the pipe and the method the plumbers will use. Pipe bursting also reduces the digging to approximately 95 percent.

Myth 4.

Unable to use pipe burst method to potable water mains

Utilising this method for potable water mains is used all around Europe. Also, some parts of North America has already been accepting this method. People believe that the method cannot pipe burst water mains.

Most of the time, water mains is made of cast irons, plastic or asbestos cement. These mentioned materials can be pipe burst by using a certain splitting method which lets the new version of high-quality pipes be installed.

Myth 5.

HDPE can be installed using static pipe bursting method

Though this kind of pipe is used for various purposes such as gas applications, restrained joint PVC, and thermally fused PVC. In pipe bursting method, they let various pipes be installed. Plumbers that use pneumatic pipe bursting method can only use HDPE pipes. The other type of bursting method which is static method can use other types of pipes excluding HDPE pipe.

Myth 6.

Only for small number of service connections

Whatever the service connection either for gas replacement or for sewer, the expenses and the duration of the excavation will still increase. Even though there is a required amount of excavation, the entire cutback of the excavation can reach to 80 percent and the cost of the project will be lower than the open-cut excavation.

Cured-in-place method can restore the damaged connection, but home-owners still feel that installing new connections through excavation to reduce water loss or infiltration is still worth the extra charge.