Can I hold the seller responsible for busted water lines?

Question Details: When we purchased our home we noticed floors were always hot and didn't pay too attention. We also noticed that our gas bill has been through the roof since we moved in even though the only thing gas is the water heater. Now, 6 months later after 6 months of hot floors and 6 months of high gas bills, the main hot water line underneath has officially exploded and caused major pipe damage.

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