Will Carpenter

A retired merchant seafarer, Will Carpenter sailed the world extensively before settling as far from the sea as possible.Now a technical writer, Will lives in the "hills and hollers" of Tennessee with two formerly feral cats.

Articles by Will Carpenter


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Directional boring is a trenchless way to put drains and pipe into the ground that uses a directional bore between two access pits (one at...

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Variations in soil and rock affect choices in design path, bit and bottom hole assembly, and machinery and mud selection. Soil is also...

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Building and installing a sewer requires planning, and now, there are several trenchless constructions methods that allow the installation...

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Guided boring machine maintenance requires keeping all fluid levels on the equipment full. Inspecting and washing drilling mud and other...

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When you do experience a busted water pipe, there's a better option to digging up your yard to repair or replace it. Trenchless technology...

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Three viewpoints tell at least part of the tale on when trenchless technology may or may not be the right choice. Trenchless technology...

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America's aging underground infrastructure isn't limited to major cities. and trenchless technology can help them. Historic towns, however,...

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Four studies claim the trenchless construction cost comparison vs traditional trenching is massive, saving cities and municipalities...

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A water jet that’s steered is an effective way of producing a tunnel that follows a project design path almost perfectly. Add suction to...

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Ground penetrating radar or (GPR) can save you thousands on a trenchless project, however, it cannot be relied upon by itself. Using it to...

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Perhaps the answer to the cost of manhole rehabilitation: follow the small cities’ lead: Don’t rehabilitate them, maintain them or replace...

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