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Peter Hotton tackles readers’ questions about home maintenance and repair

Peter Hotton answers readers’ questions about home maintenance

Peter Hotton answers readers’ questions about home maintenance and repair

Peter Hotton answers readers’ questions about home repair and maintenance

Peter Hotton answers readers’ questions about home repair and maintenance

Peter Hotton answers readers questions about home repair

Q: My house was built 10 years ago. During our first winter and spring we heard loud cracking sounds. They seem to occur when there is a significant temperature change.

Peter Hotton answers readers questions about home maintenance

Peter Hotton answers your questions about home maintenance problems

Q: My daughter and son-in-law have annoying drip-like sounds in their downstairs powder room and upstairs guest bathroom that start and then stop for seemingly no reason. The sound seems to be coming from inside the fan in both ceilings, but there is no evidence of moisture. What could it be, and how do they get it to stop?

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Peter Hotton
Peter Hotton has been the handyman expert for the Boston Globe for more than 30 years.
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