Nu Line – FAQ

Nu Line – Frequently Asked Questions

How can I tell if there’s a problem with my plumbing?
Common indicators of failing potable and clean air lines are low flow, pinhole leaks, water stains, warm spots on your floor, mold and discoloured water.

What types of pipe systems can you line?
We have the technology to line the following systems: hot and cold potable, potable risers, compressed air, HVAC, mains, fuel lines and CHT systems in maritime vessels with diameters 1/2″ to 12″.

How long have you been doing this?
Our epoxy for potable and clean air pipe systems was developed in the 1980′s with American Pipe Lining (whihc merged with Nu Flow in 2007). This epoxy has been used on thousands of skyscrapers, commercial buildings, multi-unit residential complexes, houses, provincial structures, churches, schools and other buildings.

Why should I line my pipes instead of repiping them?
A repipe is a traditional means of repair where a plumber will remove the failing pipe and replace it with a new pipe. This
repair method has many disadvantages, which include the creation of a messy construction site, high time consumption, the destruction of finished floors, walls, ceilings and other structures, the non-operational status of the pipe system and the fact that the new pipe is doomed for the same failures as the old pipe.

Nu Flow’s in-place pipe lining solutions are non-destructive, eco-friendly, non-invasive, cost-effective and can be installed
in a fraction of the time. Nu Flow’s patented processes utilize pull-in-place technology and blown-in technology that  only
require pipe access points (clean outs that should already exist for maintenance). The epoxy liner is created by a stream
of clean air then left to cure, so there is no damage or disruption to the building, tenants or residents.

What is the life span of your lining?
Test results show that our Nu Line epoxy’s life expectancy is around 100 years.

How much access is needed to rehabilitate a pipe line?
It depends on the specific type of application, but we will need to utilize several existing access points to apply the compressed air to the pipe lines. These access points are angle stops and similar valves on your plumbing fixtures.

How many hours does the epoxy take to cure?
It takes less than a day for the different epoxies to cure, depending on the length and temperature of the pipe.