On new years eve, while I was out shopping, the flexi hose connecting the hot side of th kitchen sink decided to burst all by itself ! Came back to a kitchen full of steam and half an inch of water on the floor. The sink unit was soaked and wrecked - luckily it was still the temporary one i put in when we first moved here.
It got me thinking though, what is the expected lifespan of the hoses ? All taps these days seem to come with these, rather than the solid ones we used to use years ago. I put this sink in 15 years ago ( your definition of temporary may differ to mine.) and although the sink was reused from another part of the house, the taps and their hoses were new . So is 15 years the expected life span? Should I think about replacing others when they get to this sort of age?