Hot water in cold water lines

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      MasterPlumbers
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      After moving into our home last summer, we found that we had to always run the cold water faucets for quite a while to run out the (very!) hot water. We initially thought there was a problem with the hot/cold water hook-ups, but after not having any problems over the winter but with the same thing occuring this summer, I have come to the conclusion that it is because the water is heating up in the pipes which are in the attic (the house is on a slab). We have mild winters here and very hot summers. The house had copper re-piping completed a few years ago. Is there anything inexpensive that we can do to correct this problem during the summer months?

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      Retired plbg1
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      If it is hot in summer, surprised it dont freeze in winter. All you can do is put heavy insulation on the pipes.



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