SharkBite push-to-connect fittings are the fastest way to connect PEX, copper, CPVC, PE-RT, or HDPE pipe in any combination. No soldering, clamps, unions, glue, or special tools required.

Can you use SharkBite fittings on copper pipe?

SharkBite brass push-to-connect fittings are compatible with PEX, Copper, CPVC, PE-RT and SDR-9 HDPE pipe. SharkBite fittings come with a PEX stiffener pre-loaded into the fitting for PEX, PE-RT and SDR-9 HDPE. The PEX stiffener does not need to be removed for Copper or CPVC applications.

Why do plumbers not like SharkBite fittings?

Jamming them in too quickly could cause damage to the O-ring resulting in a leaky pipe. ☆ If your pipes are PEX, then you’ll have to use a special insert. This insert keeps the pipe from collapsing. The good news is that if you’re using SharkBite, the insert is already built into the fitting.

How do you attach a tub spout to a copper stub?

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Quote from Youtube video: Then you'll take your tub spout and just slip it right over the copper step. Out. You might have to turn it a little bit. To get it going on there. And then you'll take a screwdriver.

Is there a SharkBite for copper?

SharkBite push-to-connect fittings are the core products within the SharkBite System, and provide the easiest and most dependable way to join PEX, copper, CPVC, HDPE or PE-RT pipe in any combination without solder, clamps, unions or glue.

What is the life expectancy of a SharkBite fitting?

SharkBite fittings last a long time. In fact, SharkBite warrants the fittings for 25 years when used with SharkBite tubing.

Is SharkBite plumbing up to code?

Approved by the Uniform Plumbing Code, International Plumbing Code, and National Plumbing Code of Canada, properly installed SharkBite fittings offer permanent connections, says Product Manager Michael Kornegay. The fittings aren’t intended to be disconnected and reconnected repeatedly.

How do you attach SharkBite to copper?

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Quote from Youtube video: Slide it onto the pipe just enough that allow the copper pipe to fit between it and the shutoff valve use the sharkbite tool that comes with the slip end fitting to unlock the sharkbite teeth.

How do you prepare copper pipe for SharkBite?

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Quote from Youtube video: The white tubes. Inside these sharkbite fittings are called pipe stiffeners. You can leave them in there for copper pipes you simply push the sharkbite fitting onto the copper pipe to the appropriate.

Can you use SharkBite on soft copper?

Can SharkBite fittings be used with soft copper or rolled copper? No. SharkBite fittings can only be used with hard drawn copper types K, L, and M.

What fittings can be used on soft copper?

You can seal joints with hard copper using a mechanical compression fitting. Soft copper can also be soldered, but many people chose to use mechanical flare or compression fittings that seal joints by pressure.

What tool is used on soft copper?

Flaring tools use pressure to make a fabricated mechanical joint for joining or sealing copper tubing with a flare connection. Flaring allows you to connect tubes to each other or another kind of fitting. Flared ends tend to have an approximately conical shape.

Do SharkBite fittings leak?

When pipe is not fully inserted, it will leave room for leakage. Use PEX stiffener (insert) when using push fittings with PEX tubing. Stiffeners included with SharkBite, OmniGrip and other brand fittings help to maintain a round shape of the PEX pipe to assure a proper water-tight seal.

How do you put gator bite fittings on copper?

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Quote from Youtube video: You'll take the shark bite. Place it over the end of the pipe. And press it firmly into place. Until it completely stops. Then you'll take the other side of the pipe. And do the same. Thing.

Is SharkBite a permanent fix?

When Sharkbite is and isn’t a good option. Many professional plumbing technicians think that SharkBite fittings and other sort of push-fit fittings need to only be utilized as an emergency situation, temporary repair, and not for any enclosed or permanent plumbing system.

Are SharkBite fittings good for hot water?

Yes, you can use SharkBite fittings on hot water lines. Remember, however, that they only work with copper, PEX, and CPVC pipes.

Are SharkBite valves reliable?

John Guest quick-connect and SharkBite fittings are both reliable and awesome fittings for emergency fixes. Even though Quick-Connect and SharkBite fittings are rated for use underground and behind walls, soldering pipes may be the smarter choice.

Can I use SharkBite on baseboard heat?

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Quote from Youtube video: And you could do that by sweating the pipe or cutting the pipe right Rob yep. So easier to cut yeah we've seen that a million times well of plumbing all the time. And it's easy to cause a fire right