Most people are aware that when water freezes, it expands. That’s why your forgotten can of soda in the freezer exploded. When water freezes in a pipe, it will expand in the same way. If it expands enough, it will burst, water will escape and serious damage may occur. A 1/8-inch crack in a pipe… Read more »
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Thermal expansion is a relatively new problem in household plumbing systems. It is the result of installing water meters with check valves or dual check valves mandated by local and national plumbing codes. Although the purpose of the check valves is to isolate the municipal water supply from potentially contaminated household water, the resulting thermal… Read more »
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