See the pic below. The ring with the red arrow pointed to it is cracked and leaking. It's pretty easy to unscrew, but it's not like I can just replace that ring, since the pipe it's on flares at the end to keep it from coming separate. My question is, what the heck is this piece called? And is it easy to find at a Home Depot or Lowe's? I'm assuming I need to unscrew the broken ring, the matching ring to the right, and then unscrew the pipe from the PVC pipe it goes into? Is that shaped piece easy to find, or are we talking about needing to cut pipes and stuff. I am a total plumbing novice, in case you haven't noticed. lol Just trying to figure out if I need a Depot run this weekend, or if I should be calling my plumber. Thanks for the help!!
that piece will unscrew from the tee in order to replace the slip nut. however, it will probably leak when you reinstall it (the old chrome stuff normally does). you should get a new end outlet continuous waste that is plastic and install that instead. it will cost around 10 bucks, and all you need is a hacksaw and a couple hours in front of the sink