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Can copper pipe leaks develop even where there's been no stress on the plumbing? My 30-year-old townhouse has copper pipes and I noticed a wet...

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I own a 19-year-old, 1200 sq ft, frame house that we rent out.  The home has polybutylene plumbing and has had two leaks recently. One required...

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Why are my plumbing pipes in the wall making a knocking sound after I have turned on the hot water in the bathtub?

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We've had our dual chimneys inspected by 2 companies, and it appears that both have holes in the smoke chambers.  One company wants to reline both...