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Ask the expert: **Attention all readers!!!! If you have a plumbing or heating question, please call our office! We may use your question in the paper! ** Q Hi, I have a home built in the late eighties. I have copper pipe throughout my home. My pipes sweat profusely! Especially on the cold line. How do I stop that from happening? It leaves a green line on the basement floor from so much water dripping off the pipe . - Jeff K.- A Hi Jeff, The temperature of the water is cooler than the interior air temperature of the home. Have you ever ran a drinking fountain for a period of time to try to get a cooler drink of water? When we see this we immediately look for a fixture in the home, (usually a toilet), that is running or failing. The water keeps running and bringing in new cooled water from the water service and the water never has time to settle out to the air temperature. Another thing that can be done to stop this is to insulate the cold and hot waterline. The hot would be insulated for efficiency and cost savings. Please call our office if you need any additional help with this issue. – Wes Rosenberg, Owner/Master Plumber 262-989-1001

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