I'm in the process of connecting a Maax Tub, which conceals all connections inside an apron. Based on this design, I am going to use braided connector hoses. (Alternatively, I could rip open the ceiling underneath, and solder from underneath once tub is in place, but since the tub itself does not fasten to the floor, I'm concerned that any minor jostling of the tub could threaten a directly-soldered connection.)
Here are my questions:
1) Should I be concerned about connecting a tub with braided hoses? If so, why?
2) If not, then do I go ahead and use a 3/8 - 1/2 hose?
Thanks for any feedback.