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What is better durability for the materials in a kitchen basket strainer, brass or brass PVC?

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PVC is easier to break, but takes hard or high iron water better.

Brass seems to last longer overall in my experience

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Please read and understand these entire posts and collect all tools & materials before beginning this project.
 
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