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Are "Electronic Gopher Repellers" Effective?

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I'm in CA and have tried everything as well. Everything does include poison, smoke bombs, and the electronic (ultra-sound) device/repeller (they are not cheap, BTW). The constant buzzing didn't annoy the gophers but drove my boyfriend insane.The only thing that worked in my case was a gopher trap - very unpleasant, but effective. After catching four gophers, we are enjoying a break from them. I'm sure more gophers will be back after they discover my backyard is available. Meanwhile, I need to buy more traps to be prepared for next invasion... 

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Re-piping

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Well, if anyone is still interested, I have re-piped with copper and am very happy I did.  The old pipes were clogged (I would say 80% in some places) and rusted beyond believe.  My water pressure is great: no problem using both showers at the same time while running the sprinklers.  I've paid $5K for repiping and another $7K to remodel one bathroom (just couldn't stop, I guess...)

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Re-piping

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Sorry everyone: I've started the discussion and got involved in my mortgage refinancing. One step at the time...Will get back to re-piping in a couple of months I hope.

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Re-piping

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My water pipes are galvanized steel and they run through the attic. I don't see any rust in the water, but the pressure is very low. Feels like the replacement is needed. Is there any advantage of running the pipes under the house vs. attic?I know nothing of the waste lines, and haven't thought of replacing them at all. Thanks for bringing it up!

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Re-piping

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My house is only 1,200 sq. feet and everything is close... It has a crawl space as well.sas912: How long it took to repipe your house? And what was the price tab?Thanks!!!

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Re-piping

Anybody has recent experience with repiping the house? Mine is 40 years old and has original pipes. What's involved in repiping? What's the cost?

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