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Twenty four hours a day, seven days a week, year-round; that is our service promise. We pride ourselves on solving liquid handling challenges whenever and wherever they occur. From emergency response to troubleshooting the unexpected, our customers depend on us to bring creativity and roll-up-your-sleeves determination to the jobsite. If you've got a liquid handling challenge, chances are you're not the first and we've probably solved it for someone else. Check in here to see the latest questions and challenges posed to us by our customers. This is Liquid ingenuity in action.

Irrigation Solutions

  1. How can I determine a good, movable pre-wet system for crop growth? Details

    Growing crops requires precise irrigation and water placement. Rain for Rent offers complete irrigation design and engineering. A good pre-wet system needs reliable mainline and strategically placed lateral runs. An efficient clear water agricultural pump can make the difference in the growth of crops. An engineered system from Rain for Rent can provide the best use of every inch of your land and even allow for movement around your land.

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  2. How can I set up temporary irrigation for large park renovation projects? Details

    Rain for Rent is known for irrigation. We provide a wide variety of irrigation systems for temporary and permanent applications. Rain for Rent manufactures our own aluminum pipe for temporary applications, but also designs and sells systems that are permanently installed for agriculture, municipal, construction and any other large-scale irrigation need.

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Pumping Solutions

  1. How can I best hydrotest a pipeline in a mountainous region? Details

    Hydrotesting is a crucial part of pipeline maintenance and construction. As engineering feats allow pipelines to travel over great distances and staggering elevations, you need a pump and equipment to ensure your project is completed successfully. Rain for Rent offers a full line of high head pumps, allowing your hydrotest project to reach the heights and pressures required. Complete your hydrotest with Rain for Rent piping and filtration equipment for clean disposal.

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  2. How can I excavate below a water table for a construction project? Details

    Construction in areas with high water tables can provide unique challenges. Rain for Rent provides expert dewatering, wellpoint and deep well dewatering services backed by a full-service engineering department. Whether you are excavating to build strong foundations deep underground or need basic dewatering, Rain for Rent's team works hard to ensure your projects stays on track and perform exactly as they were designed.

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  3. As Gold LEED certified construction project, how can we have a spill-free water transfer from a water tank that needs repair? Details

    Every tank will need maintenance at some point during its lifecycle. Maintaining LEED gold certification on your jobsite means extra attention needs to be paid to ensure spill-free projects. Rain for Rent, a pioneer in spill protection offers a variety of hydrotested rental pipe and spill containment berms. This proven equipment, coupled with decades of water transfer experience, allows customers to focus on their construction job and Rain for Rent to focus on moving and storing their liquids.

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  4. How can I pump across a road without stopping vehicle traffic? Details

    Rain for Rent designed heavy duty road crossings, sometimes referred to as road ramps, to make pumping across roads easy. Offered in both 12 and 20 foot lengths, the galvanized road crossings were constructed with federal bridge compliance of 20,000 lbs. per single axle rating. They are designed to efficiently route water under vehicle without sacrificing significant head loss. Safety is always key, and each road crossing is equipped with DOT safety reflectors and safety flags.

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  5. How can I determine which portable pump would work for crop irrigation? Details

    The 4RB clear water pump is the most highly recommended Rain for Rent agricultural pump. It provides up to 1,600 gallons per minute of water with a small footprint, making it easy to tow to your nearest water source and pump during variable water levels. The 4RB also provides up to 250 feet of head, allowing you to pump longer distances and up steeper inclines. When your water source runs too low, the pump features automatic shutdown when dry to avoid any damage and cost to the farmer.

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  6. How can I save on diesel fuel costs when performing high head pumping? Details

    Rain for Rent chooses PowerPrime™ Pumps as its rental fleet provider because of superior fuel economy and pumping abilities. Pumps like our XHH125 extra high head pump are able to produce extreme high head flows with lower engine RPMs. This provides you the same pumping ability as competitor's pumps at a much lower fuel cost to you. Whether you are a hydrotesting a pipeline or providing temporary water supplies on construction projects, there is a more fuel efficient pump option available from Rain for Rent.

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Spill Containment Solutions

  1. How can I prevent oil-filled transformers from spilling during transport? Details

    Upgrades and construction often require transformers to be moved short or long distances on a jobsite. Don't risk the chance of spilling harmful or toxic oils and fluids during transportation. By utilizing Rain for Rent's Transport Spillguard you can set up a temporary containment berm on any truck trailer for transport. This Spillguard is not limited to transformers. It can be used under any equipment during transport to protect the environment.

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System Design

  1. How can I monitor pH and turbidity levels on my jobsite to ensure compliance? Details

    Jobsite runoff can have pH and turbidity levels that could be harmful if discharged into receiving waters or storm drains. It can also lead to costly fines. To help monitor water onsite, saving time and money, Rain for Rent developed a system that monitors and pH and turbidity. The system will automatically divert flows if pH and turbidity are not within specifications. The PWQMS is portable and monitors pH and turbidity levels in a closed system before discharging, allowing you to meet point source discharge standards. Whether you are dewatering for construction, or bypassing flows, this portable water treatment and monitoring system will keep your job on task.

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  2. How can I hold or handle sewer flows when repairs are needed at a waste water treatment facility? Details

    Rain for Rent offers scalable solutions for waste containment for municipal waste water treatment plants and systems. When treatment plants go offline, the flow doesn't stop coming. Rain for Rent will create a system to temporarily contain waste, bypass waste to an alternate treatment point, or design a custom system to fit your needs utilizing our full line of high flow pumps, large tanks and pipe.

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  3. How can I prevent track out from a hazardous soil excavation project? Details

    An eastern U.S. contractor preparing to do excavation on a site with hazardous material in the soil wanted to prevent tacking any possible material off of the jobsite. Rain for Rent installed a Conline Wheel Wash system that would provide up to 150 daily truck movements for medium soiling even in bad weather. The solution proved efficient as the contractor had portability for future relocation with the Wheel Wash system.

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  4. How can I temporarily expand my wheel line irrigation system? Details

    An Idaho farmer looking to expand his wheel line irrigation to additional fields over multiple acres asked Rain for Rent to provide him an extension to his existing system. To help improve the grower’s system, Rain for Rent provided a quote for two wheel lines with 5-foot wheels, 4-inch lateral pipes, and sprinklers. The system will be powered by crop king wheel moves with gas-powered hydraulic motor.

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  5. How can a municipality plan ahead for sewer and flood emergencies? Details

    City planners reached out to Rain for Rent to develop emergency action plans for pump suppliers in the event of a sewer line break. The city said it needed a company it could contact by phone or email 24 hours a day. Together with the city we developed an emergency response plan to ensure pumps and crew would always be just a phone call away when needed.

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Filtration Solutions

  1. What pump should I use to flush and purge a Geothermal Field Loop? Details

    Geothermal Field Loops are often used to heat and cool homes. From time to time, the liquid used in those systems needs to be purged, cleaned and filtered. Rain for Rent has a complete line or portable centrifugal and high-head rental pumps that can be specified to your purging project. Whether our smaller duty DV80c three-inch pump for smaller Geothermal Field Loop system purging, or larger pumps, our sales engineers will help you pick the perfect pump to safely purge your system.

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  2. How can I best discharge dewatering fluid from my construction jobsite? Details

    In a continually evolving world of federal and state environmental requirements, the ability to discharge water on or near your jobsite requires attention to all regulations. Rain for Rent trains its sales force to be up to date, and help you comply with all environmental regulations for dewatering discharge. Sand media, bag and cartridge filtration units can be easily designed into a dewatering system to save you money by eliminating water transportation costs. For PCB remediation and superfund sites, Rain for Rent employs a veteran team of pumping and filtration experts to save you time.

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  3. How can Rain for Rent help with municipal water heat exchanger hydrotesting? Details

    Municipal heat exchangers require a large quantity of water for hydrotesting purposes. Rain for Rent offers complete water storage and filtration systems that permits a municipal entity, or its selected contract hydrotest company, the chance to save water and conserve water on large hydrotest projects. By using steel frac tanks to capture used hydrotest water and running it through a filtration system, used hydrotest water is quickly filtered and clean. This will speed up your hydrotest process, making the water ready for re-use or environmentally friendly discharge.

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  4. How can a contractor filter HVAC hydrotest water? Details

    A contractor testing the plumbing and HVAC system in a 13 story building reached out to Rain for Rent. The test water had to be pumped through the building’s pipes and then directed to a temporary tank. From there it would be filtered to meet city standards and discharged into the sewage treatment system.

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  5. How can I avoid costs in transporting contaminated fluid? Details

    An environmental remediation contractor was hired to treat soil at an aging automobile service station. The contractor needed to pump groundwater to a tank, pass it through a carbon filter, then discharge to the publicly owned treatment system. The temporary nature of this Rain for Rent designed system allowed the environmental contractor to save money on fluid transportation fees and treat the contaminated soil and water on site.

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  6. How can Rain for Rent help me reduce iron in produced water? Details

    With the cost of fuel continually rising, a contractor approached Rain for Rent for a solution to reduce iron levels from thousands of feet of aging pipeline. The high levels of iron prevented safe disposal through the public treatment system. Using media filtration and portable water quality monitoring the water could be continually filtered until it reached iron levels safe enough for discharge into sewer treatment.

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Construction Solutions

  1. Where can I find HDPE for my dredging project? Details

    HDPE pipeline can help ensure your dredging project moves forward without delay. You will probably need more than just the pipe. You will also need fusion to customize the length of your HDPE pipeline. We suggest that you use Rain for Rent to supply you with your temporary HDPE pipeline and HDPE pipeline filtration needs. With the largest supply of rental HDPE pipeline of various sizes and ratings, including the popular 12" sdr17 HDPE pipeline, Rain for Rent has the right sized HDPE for your dredging project needs or any project.

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  2. How can I protect spillguards when installing over gravel or rocks? Details

    Rain for Rent's SolidGround™ Traction Mats provide a more affordable alternative to plywood and rubber mats when installing spillguards under heavy equipment over rocks, gravel and slightly uneven surfaces. SolidGround™ Traction mats, unlinke plywood, will not retain moisture, will not de-laminate and will last the entire duration of your project without need for replacement. So if you are looking for the best way to protect your jobsite and your spillguards, look to renting SolidGround™ Traction Mats.

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  3. How can Rain for Rent help me with dewatering for bridge construction? Details

    When planning construction or maintenance on bridge pilings, Rain for Rent and Portadam ™ have partnered to provide a one-stop solution. With the portable cofferdams in place, a dewatering pumping system will be installed to keep your jobsite dry and safe from the surrounding water.

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  4. How can a temporary forcemain help during infrastructure upgrades? Details

    During ongoing infrastructure upgrades to a public sewage treatment plant, Rain for Rent provided 2,300-feet of HDPE pipe and pumping equipment to bypass the existing lines. Both aluminum and HDPE pipe were considered, but the project duration made HDPE the clear choice during infrastructure upgrades.

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Tank Solutions

  1. How can Rain for Rent help with effluent water storage and suspended solids removal? Details

    When treating effluent water from an industrial water treatment plant, or any source of water that many contain suspended solids, this water must be filtered and treated properly before being discharged. Rain for Rent offers a variety of weir water storage tanks and boxes for solids settling. For water mixed with oils, the Oil Water Separator systems are an effective treatment method. Best of all, these solids removal methods are powered by gravity.

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  2. How can I be OSHA compliant when I need workers on top of Frac tanks? Details

    Rain for Rent offers a Frac Tank Lifeline System (FTLS) that easily installs on any frac tank farm setup. Coupled with SolidGround™ Traction Mats, you can rest assured that your team will be safe and protected on top of tanks throughout the frac.

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  3. How can I capture pipeline pigging fluids? Details

    A contractor working on cleaning existing natural gas pipelines via a pigging cleaning method required temporary storage to hold the pipeline liquids (90% compressor oil). Rain for Rent’s 21,000 gallon steel manifold tanks provide the storage and scalability needed for this vital pipeline project work.

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  4. How can Rain for Rent help during tank refurbishment? Details

    When large water-holding tanks require necessary maintenance, there is no need to saddle your business with the cost of replacing lost water or disposing of your produced water.

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