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When the Deetzes are first moving into the Maitland's home, Charles says "We're going to have to rip out all that plumbing, but other than that it's perfect"- why would he see the need to "rip out the plumbing" in an otherwise "perfect" house?

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Because it's old and noisy.

The line does not appear in the version of the script I found but there is a more informative wording that would appear to explain it.

                           CHARLES
             The noise in that kitchen.  Noisy
             refrigerator, noisy faucets...
             We'll have to replace it all.  I
             want no humming in the house.

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