Ok, so my water valve turned into a sprinkler, so I am replacing it today.
The current setup is: pump/nipple/short hose/water valve/hose to engine.
I understand to concern about not having the short hose there, but doesn't hard-plumbing the valve into the pump give you the even higher likelihood that the pipe will break off from all the vibration and bashing around?
Kind of a noob with this one.
I want to get it right the first time.