A landmark mall on the Las Vegas strip boasts high-profile tenant’s such as the M&M’s World, the Coca-Cola Store, Outback Steakhouse and Hard Rock Café.
During a renovation for this mall, the customer wanted to repair a horizontal grease line that services the restaurant kitchens in the food court. Part of the 4” diameter cast iron grease line goes through a 2ft thick concrete wall. A traditional pipe replacement would have caused significant closures to the businesses. The concrete wall would have been destroyed, resulting in weeks of additional work, higher costs, and a massive mess from tearing down the wall and rebuilding it.
They decided to use NuFlow’s non-invasive pipe lining instead of the pipe replacement. The NuFlow technicians utilized several existing access points to clean and retrofit this horizontal grease line. The job was completed in one day, as opposed to the weeks of work a traditional repipe would have taken.
First, using existing access points, a NuFlow pneumatic cutting tool was used to break apart the build-up inside of the pipes and return them to their original diameter. Then, our NuDrain system was installed using a patented Pull-in-Place process. Once the epoxy cured, a seamless structural liner was left inside the host pipe. The protective liner prevents breaks in the pipe, corrosion build-up, and other common failures; greatly extending the useful life of the pipe system.
The NuDrain process was installed without causing any destruction to the building, and a grease bypass system was installed so there were no interruptions to the restaurants while our technicians rehabilitated the pipes.