Originally Posted by dataz722
... Sooooooooo I need a second opinion, will it be ok?
I'm a plumber.
First of all- the people at Lowe's don't know what they're talking about. If they knew plumbing, they'd be out making $25 an hour instead of $10 at Lowe's. If I go to Lowe's or Home Depot to buy parts, I'll offer free advice to home owners because I've witnessed horrible advice being given out.
Will your repair be ok? I don't know. The installer is the wild card. My admittedly biased advice is to call a plumber and have him or her do it. If a licensed, insured professional floods your house, their insurance will pay for repairs. If you flood your house, you pay for repairs. Cleaning up water damage is not cheap. Companies that do that type of work give $250-$500 referral fees to plumbers. That $500 came from somewhere.