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    Tip of the Day: Water Hammer

      Here is one quick, money-saving tip that will help you fix up and improve your home. All from the award-winning On The House Tip of the Day. https://onthehouse.com/tip_audio/2017/2017-01-26.mp3  

    • Posted January 26, 2017
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  • Taking Care of Noisy Water Pipes

    Did you ever turn off a faucet only to experience sounds and vibrations similar to those produced by a three-point earthquake? Here is what happens. Imagine a fast moving stream of water traveling down a narrow pipe....

    • Posted August 7, 2015
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    Plumbing: Prevent Frozen Water Pipes

    Nearly twenty-five winters ago we had occasion to rent a cabin in Lake Tahoe. What a vacation, we skied, sledded and had snow ball fights followed up by evenings of conversation around a warm, inviting fire. It...

    • Posted January 15, 2015
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  • Replacing Pipes Instead of Repairs

    In 1884, 25 nations met in Washington, D.C. and set up time zones for the world. They chose the village of Greenwich, England, longitude zero as the prime meridian and keeper of the world’s time. Thus, today...

    • Posted April 29, 2014
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  • Pipe Burst Prevention Suggestions

    You never know when there will be a freeze. Here’s how to reduce the chance of having a water pipe burst. Even at a very slow rate, a dripping water faucet will help to prevent a water line from...

    • Posted March 25, 2014
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  • Getting the Granules to Go Away

    If your faucet aerator gets repeatedly clogged with tiny blue or green granules, it’s aluminum hydroxide: a corrosion by-product caused when household water with a high pH level comes in contact with the aluminum anode in your...

    • Posted March 5, 2014
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    Stopping Bathroom Noise

    Our house has back-to-back bathrooms, one of which adjoins our bedroom. When guests use this bathroom the sound of running water and toilet flushing is so loud it can awaken us from sleep. How can we deaden...

    • Posted January 24, 2014
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