View Full Version : Heavy pvc vs packaged stuff

12-08-2008, 03:12 PM
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?

12-08-2008, 03:29 PM
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.

12-08-2008, 07:14 PM
I actually prefer plastic tubular traps and waste arms. I have fewer leaks and thye should last a lifetime.