background: I live in an upper unit condo with common use water (no individual unit shut-off) in L.A. county Ca and all copper lines.
Problem: I purchased a counter depth fridge and the water outlet valve prevents the fridge from recessing completely thereby preventing the dishwasher door from opening completely (rests on side of fridge door).
My solution: Installing a recessed outlet box
Problem 2: When I called a local plumber to come out, I was given a quote of $11-1200 which I felt was outrageous. His explanation was that they needed to run a new new line from the basement level up to the unit.
My assumption: Because the line was located against the stud, I thought a 45 connector (angled to back center of cavity), a short piece of pipe, another 45 (to achieve vertical again) and then connect to outlet box assembly, re-brace pipe, and bleed the line. It seems simple to me and about $50 in materials. I figure for $1100 I'll learn to how to sweat pipe.
Am I missing something? Is there some code that requires the plumber's scenario?