Posted 11.7.2017

What Causes Interference When Locating a Bore?

by: Mark Gallucci, Digital Control Inc. (DCI)   Since the inception of HDD, drillers have had to contend with signal interference that may wreak havoc with the locator. High-pressure gas lines with cathodic protection, fiber optic tracer tones lines and metal objects near the drill path mean that HD drillers are tasked with threading a […]

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Posted 11.2.2017

When a Duck Bill Just Won’t Cut It

Duck bills are the old standby when it comes to directional drill products. There’s a reason they are included with most drill rigs: they’re sturdy, reliable and perform well under a variety of ground conditions. True, a duck bill is versatile and relatively inexpensive–but it comes with some important tradeoffs. Duck bills struggle through hard, […]

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Posted 9.21.2017

What Causes a Road to Hump (and How to Avoid It)

Road humps–or accidental “speed bumps”–are expensive, time-consuming errors that shouldn’t happen in the first place. Though less common these days than during the telecom boom (when it seemed like anyone with access to a backreamer could install conduit without much supervision), there are still some conditions under which road humping can occur. Drilling the pilot […]

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Posted 9.19.2017

Happy 100,000th Blade Day!

On July 7, 2017, we achieved a milestone that has been twenty-six years in the making: our 100,000th Melfred Borzall blade rolled off the assembly line and into the world. Weighing in at a robust 35lbs. and measuring a healthy 15” in length, this special UltraBit 3™ is one of the most popular tools in […]

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Posted 9.6.2017

Choosing the Right Tool: Swivels

By: Ryan Preddy, General Manager & Chris Pudlak, Engineering/Product Manager, DCD Design & Manufacturing Ltd.   Every part of your drill string is under tremendous stress during the drilling process. Small parts are especially important because they’re often overlooked. However, HDD tools like swivels and disconnects must be engineered with strength and durability in mind, […]

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