Ever heard it said “The cheap comes out expensive in the end?” This especially applies in the plumbing trade! The image below is of two 1-1/2″ tubular slip nuts, I haven’t found a house yet without one. They make the seal under your sinks to the drain pipes. (Right) is a cheap plastic one, notice the huge crack. This resulted in a damaged wood cabinet, damaged wood floors, stinky, gross drain water all over and an unexpected service call from the plumber. (Left) is a solid metal one.
Note: Sutherland Plumbing LLC only uses the higher quality metal ones!
Had the original plumber invested about .50 cents more – all of this would have been avoided.