I have this old set of valves/fittings running up to my Moen kitchen faucet that I believe has been in this house since the late 80s and the faucet is no longer giving me hot water correctly, and leaks a bit. I would like to replace it with a new faucet, but I have some really old valves under there that have compression fittings going into them for that faucet, rather than more modern braided/threaded tubes.
My question: when I get a new faucet, what kind of pipes/fittings (and sizes) should I consider?
- will braided tubes work? Something tells me no, but I'm hoping its this simple.. but I'm not sure you can screw a regular braided fitting onto something that is using compression ones
- if I do have to use a compression fitting + pipes, can I use these existing pipes here that it has with a modern faucet?
- what size should everything be? That might be impossible to tell from these pictures, but to me it looks like the standard size that modern faucets use..
- should I just install newer, modern valves (ugh)