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Location: Silver Springs, Nevada
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Was the property winterized????
Oh and it's the pipes fault for breaking...
Good question though...
The variable if the first question, under the scenario you have outlined, Contractor B is still on the hook regardless if he was required to enter or not as he should be checking the systems integrity as he is turning water on to the property.
Regardless of the fact the service provided is external the water system stills goes through the dwelling and the systems integrity should have been checked prior to doing the assuming thing....furtherore the scenario you outlined could not happen if the break in the pipe is internal as if the water was on at time cContractor A was there...water would have been in the basement...the joint you describe a going bad would be in front(insidethe wall) of the ball joint that controls the flow of water in the hose bib....
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