Spring 2023 Tradeshows

What better way to jumpstart a new year than to head to sunny Florida for the annual UCT Show!  The Shooter will be in booth #332 February 7-9 in Orlando.  For 50% off the floor price use code: HALL25.  Next up is the WWETT Show in Indianapolis February 21-23.  Contact us for the free hall passes available by email.  And we're quite excited to be Silver Sponsors of the No Dig Show in our own home state of Oregon!  We'll have for the first time the trailer-mounted Shooter 24 and full steam and curing packages along with both models of The Shooter 12!  It will be our biggest presence at any show yet and we're very excited to show off some of our new products.  Visit us and our team in booth 7191.  See you there!

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California Contractor Takes Care of Failing CMP Storm Drain in Lush Community

The Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve and Ecological Reserve represent approximately 1,000 acres of open space. The Nature Preserve is made up of the bluffs surrounding the Bay. Sensitive bird and plant species use the bay and bluffs. This coastal wetland is one of the largest in Southern California and is renowned as one of the finest bird watching sites in North America.



Emagineered Solutions Focuses on Making CIPP Projects More Efficient

The definition of innovator is a person or group who introduces something new or does something for the first time. The trenchless industry is full of individuals and companies who fit that definition.

One of those innovators is Steve Waring, P.E., who has been involved in the underground construction space in one form or another since 1972 – long before trenchless was a commonly-used term.



2022 The Shooter Update

Wow, it's been way too long since I've updated this blog. No excuse, why even have one, right? Well because there's been a lot going on over the last couple years and we're happy to tell about it! The addition of the 15" Conversion for The Shooter 12 has been very well received giving a range of down to 4" and up to 15" all in one mobile machine perfect for tight easements and back yards.  The Shooter 24 with the improved trailer and remote station has been selling faster than we can make them.  In fact 2021 was our biggest year ever, far surpassing even our highest sales goal for the year!  We've also been selling more steam packages than ever before as contractors are desiring almost turn key operations with The Shooter, portable dry steam generators like The Blaze (Alkota 246 with 630,000 Btu's each) and the Easy-Kleen Wolverine 50 at 4 million Btu's each,1" and 2" steam hose kits with hammer-on Boss fittings, along with A and B Stations, stab and condensate tubes.  And we've been doing more on-site training for teams new to Shooters or CIPP in general.

In addition to the equipment successes, the trade shows the last two years have been very good for us, despite the lower numbers due to Covid restrictions and fears.  Last year's No Dig and UCT shows were both very good for The Shooter with almost constant traffic in the booth, noticed by many others around who commented, "you guys are having a good show!"  The same was true this year at UCT in Texas (where we received the Show Stopper Award!) and the WWETT show in Indianapolis where Shooters were being sold right off the show floor.  And we were featured on the cover of Trenchless Technology Magazine!  The momentum keeps building! We're definitely looking forward to No Dig in a few weeks in Minneapolis! If you're there, come on by booth #335.  We'd love to meet you!

2019 The Shooter News
New Shooter 24 Remote Op Station
A-Station, Steamers, and Equipment
Wow, what a busy year it has been and the Shooters have been flying out of here so fast it's been hard to keep up with demand!  We've had a few very successful and quite busy trade shows where friends have come by saying, "Wow, I came by a few times just to say, 'Hi' but you guys were always showing the Shooter to people in the booth!"  Busy is good!
Shooter Equipment
We've added a newly designed trailer with all new suspension system for The Shooter 24, and have added equipment for sale like portable dry-steam generators, A-Station manifolds, steam and air hoses with all the fittings, etc.  We were also invited to participate with The Shooter in demos using exciting and new LED UV curing equipment where the Shooter paired very well with the new technology.  Considering that we already do air/steam and water/water, now we know The Shooter can be used for all three methods of install and cure. That's one versatile machine!
New Shooter 24
New 15" Conversion Kit for THE SHOOTER 12
The Shooter with 15-inch conversion
We're excited to announce our new optional conversion kit for THE SHOOTER 12 that simply bolts on and shoots 15" liner efficiently and easily.  So far the contractors who've added it to their inventory have come back with comments like, "that is Amazing!" and "we love it!" and "that's way easier than dragging around a trailer!"  The kit comes with the bolt-on funnel assembly, a 15"-12 LIPs, and a 15" hookup nozzle for the liner, increasing the range of THE SHOOTER 12 from 4" to 15" all in one very mobile and efficient machine!  Give us a call or an email for more information and pricing.  Thanks for your interest!

Spring Tradeshows
Tuesday, March 06, 2018
It's been a busy start to the year with exhibitions in New Orleans (UCT) and Indianapolis (WWETT) where we doubled our normal booth size and showed multiple Shooters with various accessories.  One of the new products offered this year is a basic Shooter for those who want something similar to the original model but with a lower cost than the flagship self-lubricating and ruggedly mobile hand truck.  The basic Shooter uses the same body but with a simple top funnel (no knife gate, no oiler system) and sits on a simple A-Frame.  It is easily portable with two people and still puts liner in the ground like Shooters have been reliably doing since the 1990's. Like all Shooters, it's solidly built to last for years of commercial use and retails for less than $20,000.

If you didn't get a chance to see us at WWETT or UCT, we'll be exhibiting in Palm Springs at No Dig the third week of March.  We'll again have multiple Shooters where you can get some hands on time and see for yourself why so many are fans of the simple and effective, stoutly built, user-friendly Shooter.  And we're still hearing how much operators love our lubrication system with overspray guard that keeps them dry during installation, and the knife gate for after the tail passes.  The new hand truck model is sure a fan favorite.  And for those of you who have been in the business a long time and know Steve, our founder and inventor of THE SHOOTER, the first continuous air-inversion machine for cipp, we're happy to have Steve along with us at No Dig!  Stop by the booth #563 and say hello.  We'd love to see you and thank you personally for your business or new interest!

THE SHOOTER with Water Inversion

Thursday, February 08, 2018
THE SHOOTER is mostly known for reliable and fast air-inversion with steam cure for quick, efficient pipe relining, but what if you're in a tight easement with difficult access on a job requiring a water installation?  Perhaps there's not room for that water tower truck but you do have THE SHOOTER and the optional water cure flange.  By using air to invert the liner down the MH and just into the host pipe, you can then add water for an air/water installation.  Continuing with both air and water, the liner will fill and remain inflated as the inversion continues.  The lay flat is pulled in by the tail during the second half of the shot as with any water install. With the liner inverted and the head pressure sufficient to prevent deflation, remove the top funnel and replace it with the water cure flange (see photo).  By using the 4" port on the water flange and one on the back of THE SHOOTER, hot water can be recirculated and the liner cured as normal.  The photo shows the curing set up using an original style Shooter.

The new ruggedly mobile hand truck with built-in lubrication system and knife gate allows THE SHOOTER  to easily get to manholes with difficult access, and the optional water cure flange makes THE SHOOTER an even more versatile asset for underground construction companies.  Give us a call at (541) 504-0416, x-6 or stop by our show booth to see THE SHOOTER and accessories in person.  We'll be at the WWETT Show booth #6430 in Indianopolis, Feb. 22-24 and the No Dig Show in Palm Springs booth #563 Mar. 26-28.  Stop by, we'd love to see you!

UCT 2018 New Orleans

Monday, January 08, 2018

Happy New Year!  2018 is shaping up to be a busy year following a very good 2017.  Thank you Shooter fans for all your faithful business and great conversations!  We're looking forward to the spring trade show season beginning with UCT in New Orleans in just a few weeks.  Once again we'll be exhibiting THE SHOOTER 12 with built-in lubrication system and knife gate on the very mobile hand truck, perfect for tight easements and off pavement situations. We'll also have information on the larger trailer-mounted 24.  Will you be in New Orleans for the show?  Please stop by booth #625.  We'd love to meet you and discuss how THE SHOOTER can simplify and speed up your cipp work.  Thanks for your interest!  See you at the show!

No Dig 2017 in DC

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

We're excited to be heading to the Gaylord Resort in Washington, DC for the big NASTT No Dig Show in a couple weeks.  Will you be there too?  With the combination NASTT and ISTT this year's No Dig will have an international flair and is the biggest trenchless event of 2017.  If you haven't yet seen THE SHOOTER in person or if you'd just like to stop by to say hi, we'll be in booth #242.  We'd love to see you!

Thanks for stopping by the booth in Indy

Wednesday, March 01, 2017


Thanks for coming by THE SHOOTER booth in Indy this past week.  It's people like you that make the trade shows so enjoyable.  We appreciate all the positive feedback from both longtime Shooter users and the growing number of new fans who've made the switch to the best continuous air-inverter available.  Though THE SHOOTER was the first continuous air machine for cipp and is responsible for many miles of relined pipe, a commitment to innovation and improvement led us to the redesign two years ago that made a great inverter even better.  From the ruggedly mobile hand truck with built-in lubrication system complete with overspray guard for dry operators, to the knife gate for more efficient inversion, flat-free tires, perforated bin for wrenches and other tools, high quality nozzles, gauges, regulators, stainless tubing, durable design and fabrication and powder coating, we spared no feature that any of us would want on the best inversion machine around.  Thanks again for all the comments and growing interest.  And if you haven't yet seen the new Shooter, come by the No Dig booth in April (Booth #242).  We'd love to meet you!

WWETT Show 2017

Thursday, February 09, 2017

Are you going to Indianapolis for the WWETT Show 2017?  We hope to see you there at Booth #6404!  Come see THE SHOOTER, the original continuous air-inversion machine for cipp with over two decades of trenchless rehabilitation, and a loyal following of contractors like the guys from Onsite Central, Ltd shown here getting the job done! Check out THE SHOOTER for yourself.  See why it's a favorite for reliable cured-in-place pipe work both here and abroad.  Want to know more?  Visit us at Booth #6404 or give us a call, (541) 504-0416.  See you in Indy! 


Happy Holidays from the staff of Emagineered Solutions

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

As 2016 winds down and all the busyness of relining work slows somewhat while the holiday shopping and seasonal gatherings ramp up, we want to take this moment to say thank you, from all of us at Emagineered Solutions.  We very much appreciate your continued business and friendship, and wish you all the very best. May this holiday season be full of joy and quality time with family and friends, and may the next year be even better than this one!

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and Happy New Year!

Covered in Oil?

Thursday, September 15, 2016
One of the more common statements heard from users of our new model of THE SHOOTER® is how well the lubrication system works and how dry it is for the operator.  Some have even told stories of previously having to wear goggles rather than safety glasses but not with THE SHOOTER®.  A very simple and effective guard prevents both overspray from the lubrication nozzles as well as any upward spray from inversion air.  Once the lubrication air and oil pressures are set, the operator can simply concentrate on the liner speed and installation.  The feedback from the new system has been overwhelmingly positive, even called "brilliant!" so if you're tired of mineral oil on you rather than on the liner where it belongs, please give us a call.  THE SHOOTER®, simply the best machine for municipal CIPP and trenchless sewer repair.


Thursday, July 07, 2016


We received a call two weeks ago from a contractor looking at moving up from small laterals to larger mainlines and was in need of some equipment.  He said THE SHOOTER® had come very highly recommended and after some conversation with us it turned out he already had a job bid with a very short window for completion.  We were able to help him get a 24" SHOOTER with all the necessary ancillary equipment, as well as provide a day of training at our facility before his rehab work two days later.  After picking up three guys at the airport, we gave them a quick tour of our facility and commenced to introductions and walkthroughs of both THE SHOOTER® 12" (for 6-12" pipe) and THE SHOOTER® 24" (for 15-24" pipe).  We discussed the necessary equipment and safety, proper LIPs seal adjustment, setting up a shot, lubricating and inverting a liner, the cure, and what happens afterward.  Then came the practice shot with a dry liner in the yard using a 12" SHOOTER and some 8" x 6mm, which moved easily under low pressure in a slow, controlled inversion across the lot.  It was a hands on session for them.  After any remaining questions were answered, they were back on a plane and anxious to prep and shoot the run.  We were very happy to hear a report after the holiday weekend that their install went perfectly.  In fact, he said the easiest part of the entire operation was inverting the 15" liner with THE SHOOTER®.  His experience previously has only been with small inversion drums, and the ability to have longer runs in larger pipe with the original continuous air-inversion machine was just what he said he's been looking for, especially with a machine that isn't difficult to understand or operate, and really does well what it's designed to do.  Glad everything came together for him on such a tight schedule!


Fabulously Busy!

Friday, June 17, 2016
What a busy month we've had here at Emagineered Solutions with a furious run of multiple purchases of the new Shooter with lubricating hand truck and knife gate.  THE SHOOTER has been flying out of here two at a time in many cases with one company even buying four in less than a year they like it so much.  One of the quotes I heard from a contractor who did his research by checking with current users of the new Shooter for their opinion, said he was told that once they bought the new Shooter from Emagineered, the very popular inversion machine they'd been using before has been "just collecting dust."  That's the kind of testimony that makes us proud of our product, which we make right here in Redmond, Oregon.  We're a small company that takes care in the design and craftsmanship so when we get a sudden rush of Shooter sales that wipes out our inventory, it takes a month or so to build it back up again.  We're in that process now, so if you're interested in the best inversion machine out there, give us a call, we can get you formal pricing, but it will be a few more weeks before we'll have any units to ship.  That's not a bad problem to have.  Thank you for your business and for the great testimonies about how well THE SHOOTER puts liner in the ground and keeps your business competitive!