home plumbing repair w/epoxy coating

just watched a very interesting video of a method used in europe for some 20 year and now spreading into large multistory apartment buildings. they use a videoscope and without breaking existing plumbing lines, coat the insides of the lines with an epoxy type (not sure of the material)
is this method known and in use in the usa? what's it called?
they calculated costs vs. the traditional method of ripping everything open and it was less than half the cost but just as strong and insurance companies had approved it from a liability standpoint (think moisture damage in wet spaces in buildings with 100 people)
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Tubbs wrote:

I smell at least a little BS here. Assuming you're talking about drain pipes:
1. They'd have to somehow clean the slime and deposits off the inside of the pipe.
2. To be "as strong" the material would have to be of a significant thickness which would seriously shrink the inside diameter of the drain pipe.
Where did you get this video?
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snipped-for-privacy@hotmail.com wrote:

I've never seen it inside a building, but lining sewer mains is pretty common. It's more expensive than the pipe itself but a lot cheaper when you consider you don't have to put the streets back together when you're done.
I just Googled for a description for you and found: http://www.co.arlington.va.us/Departments/EnvironmentalServices/uepd/sansewer/EnvironmentalServicesSansewer.aspx Check the description of relining.
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yellowbirddog wrote:

no bs as you can see from the other replies to the thread

they do, that was the videoscope part with some type of head

have no idea about that but it's been in commercial use over 20 years in germany

it was on the evening news, on network TV
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Tubbs wrote:

Sister-in-law in Vegas (pipes leaking in house on a slab) talking about having this done. Don't know outcome. Frank
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