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Apparatus and Method for Sealing a Damaged Pipe

Abstract: 

A pipe sealing system comprising an insertion tool and a seal apparatus for providing sealing to a damaged pipe. The sealing apparatus includes a cover member and a tool attachment member. The insertion tool includes a handle having an outer tube and an inner shaft slidably positioned within the outer tube. Additionally, the insertion tool includes an attachment region associated with the inner shaft for releasably attaching the tool attachment member to the insertion tool. The attachment region enables releasable controlled positioning of the cover member within the outer tube of the handle. The invention further includes a method for repairing damaged pipes.

Patent Number: 
5,954,095
Date Of Issue: 
09/21/1999
Inventors: 

Stephen Cecil Grigory;Jess Abergo Villarreal;Jeffrey Gene Wright;Donald Wade Johnson