Heavy pvc vs packaged stuff

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by fatdaddy, Dec 8, 2008.

  1. fatdaddy

    fatdaddy Member

    Aug 14, 2007
    I am putting in traps for kitchen sinks and note that the stuff in packages at,say ACE,HD,TrueValue,seems thinner and sort of "cheap" compared to the heavier (Schedule 40-type connections) that is sold separately.
    I do not feel comfortable using brass and plated metals.Plastic seems easier to work with.What should I be asking/looking for? Do you suggest that I go to a plumbing supply house or will they give me the same thin stuff?
  2. Redwood

    Redwood Master Plumber

    Dec 15, 2007
    Service Plumber
    You are talking "Tubular" vs. "Schedule 40" 2 different things.

    Tubular should be fine for a kitchen sink as long as you install it properly.
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  4. nhmaster

    nhmaster Master Plumber

    Jul 30, 2008
    Tech. Instructor
    S. Maine
    I actually prefer plastic tubular traps and waste arms. I have fewer leaks and thye should last a lifetime.
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