How durable are flexible supply lines?
I just overhauled a toilet tank with new innards, and am now replacing the supply line since I've got a leak where the supply line connects with the bottom of the fill valve. I bought a stainless steel-braided flexible supply line from Fluidmaster. I have to say that these things sure make life simpler for the DIY'er since every time I've bent a solid supply line, I've either kinked it or had trouble getting the bends just right so everything lines up hunky-dory.
On the other hand, the flexible lines don't look quite as nice as a chrome rigid line.
How well do these flexible lines hold up? Is there a replacement interval? Is there any difference between the stainless-steel-braided ones and the plain white plastic, or the thin gray, ones?
Thanks for your opinions and experience in advance.
Curious about one-piece stops
So, hj or Terry,
I'm still curious about the one-piece stops you describe. When you say one-piece, I take it this is an angle stop with an integrated corrugated supply line, right? And I take it, its main virtue is quick installation.
How are they attached to the stubbed-out water line? Compression fitting?