The way I want it installed (described in next paragraph) doesn't involve cutting into drywall. Just want to confirm this doesn't go against any codes:
At some point (who knows when) somebody installed a single-handle watts valve in my mom's unit. I'm looking to have mine done the same way since no drywall work is involved. There are two eschuteons (sic?) against the wall with about 3/4" exposed pipe sticking out. At my Mom's condo, it looks like they removed the old valves and then added downward elbows and then two sideward elbows and two small sections of horizontal pipe leading from the sideward elbows which into the watts valve from the sides. Only difference in her condo is that the pipes sticking out of the wall are 5 1/2" inches a part vs. mine being 9", so that would mean that mine would simply need more horizontal pipe. One of my pipes coming out of the wall is around an inch higher than the other, but the same was true for my moms so I guess this isn't going to be problematic.
There is nothing about that is goes against any codes, right?