Over the last couple months I’ve been trying to learn more about DIY home projects, including plumbing. I live in a rather old apartment and the landlord has approved that I can make changes to the bathroom as I see fit. There are a lot of issues with the plumbing and the work looks shoddy. I was hoping to put in a new toilet and this article said that PVC plumbing fixtures are easier for novice plumbers to work with. I would definitely call myself a novice, but I also don’t want something that is easy to use but won’t be as durable. I plan to keep living here for a while, so I was wondering what the difference is between PVC sanitary tees, or plumbing fixtures, versus copper or black pipe. Which one is the most difficult to work with (I don’t want to take on too much) and which one would be the most durable?