<< In any event, the contractor working on a condo
property has to assume a *lot* of liability.
The guys who quoted this know that. >>
How do they know that....I never mentioned it.
<< One last thought- Have you (OP) considered just
leaving the old valves in place and installing
armored hoses (high burst strength) instead of
rubber ones? >>
I have steel-braided reinforced hoses already. Problem with the valve was
that it started dripping a little from the stem, and I tried replacing the
packing. When putting the nut back on, I noticed that something is peculiar
in that, no matter what I do, the packing nut wants to always go onto the
threaded cylinder part at an angle and therefore I can only tighten it so
much without fear of stripping the threads (assuming they weren't already
stripped or something). I don't know why the nut wants to go back on at an
angle no matter what I do. Don't know if I did something wrong, but it may
have been like that already. I suppose I could maybe see if a plumber
could do repair work on the existing valve such as maybe try another nut, or
replace the whole stem (if that is possible), but was thinking that having a
single handle watts valve installed might be worth having done instead.
What do you think?