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Over the years I have spent thousands of hours troubleshooting plumbing problems — everything from burst water mains to clogged stack vents on the roof. The problems are varied, and some are seasonal. But there are many that simply occur over and over. Here are a dozen of the most common ones: Sink Solutions Leaks Under the Kitchen Sink Kitchen sink drain lines are arguably the most ill-conceived systems in American plumbing — they are simply designed to leak. Everything is held together with slip joints — those handtightened connections that come loose every time they're bumped. And since all the traps and drain lines are placed right up front, you can't help but bump them every time you