99% of what I do is plastic.
Somewhat OT fellas, but for the pros out there, do you guys use heavy gauge 17 tubular when you are installing tubular under a sink, etc ?
I'm not a PRO but a avid DIY'er and do go to great lengths at times just for better materials that is not normally stocked. I've even mail-ordered parts at times since it was not available locally.
Just curious ;-)
Plastic ----Is it for reliability / glued joints ?
I'd hate to buy 10 footer only to need 2 feet ;-)
Been there, done that.
Thus, I normally use the cast brass/17awg stuff for sinks.
For DWV, plastic and CI where appropiate for me.
I believe he means plastic tubular sink traps instead of metal tubular. The only time I would recomend using metal is if it is exposed. Plastic will last 10 times longer and is much less expensive.
We only use 17 gauge on commercial because our inspectors require it and check for it.
I do not have a "standard". I use what the customer requests.... usually it's either cpvc or copper pipes and almost always plastic traps. Fixtures vary and the customer is the one paying for them.
I like the look of the chrome, especially for pedestals and exposed commercial lavs. Unfortunately, tubular pvc lasts longer.
17 gauge lasted me 33 years and was still when I moved away.
Interesting. I looked at the tubular PVC stuff way back in the days and I always thought it was flimsy....I may have to revisit it and take a look at it again !
We use the chromed tubular PTraps in commercial because the inspectors and customers like it, but as has been mentioned earlier, I prefer the plastic in my own home for corrosion resistance......