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Sharkbite Fittings - ?the cat's meow?


My Contractor friend down the street swears by this new technology for doing plumbing repairs.

Have any of Y'all used this stuff?

http://www.sharkbite.com/

There are several Videos on Youtube about this stuff also.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPLdnlVak88



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Except for being fairly expensive, they are the best thing for making up a DIY project with copper or PEX, Solder joints in tight spots - bah humbug

When I installed the whole house filter system as well as replumbed the new bathtub service that's all I used. I even put some in the old travel trailer when I rerouted some plumbing

Home Depot has Sharkbite, Lowe's another brand but similar, and works the same way



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Dave, I just talked to "Dave" LOL and he said he dropped by 2 Home Depots yesterday to get a sharkbite fitting to repair his kitchen sink faucet but they didn't have the right connection. What he was looking for was a fitting to go from 1/2" pec to 3/8" pec but couldn't find it. Any ideas as to what he could have done?

He did go ahead and get a compression fitting and installed it but I told him I'd try and see if there was a sharkbite alternative.

Em

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I thing that's a sink connection and maybe only with a valve and right angle. I'm on my way to HD now and will see if there is a part number that they might have. 3/8" isn't a normal home plumbing run.



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Thanks, I told him that even tho he had it basically fixed, I would see if I could find out more on the reduced fitting.

Em

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Em,

The straight reducing cplg is Sharkbite Part Number U009LF, HD SKU 762607, @$6.98

There is also a drop ell (90*) Part Number U332LFA, (couldn't find the HD SKU), @$8.98

With that said, a good compression fitting will work well, but once the little ring indents the pipe, you just have some additional work if you

want to replace something as it will leave a ridge around that piping.



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Am passing that on to my Dave.
thanks,
Em

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Super easy to use. Reusable. Never had a leak with them. If that's the cat's meow, then yes. I use them everywhere I can. The extra cost is offset by them working the first time, every time, and being able to take them apart and reuse them when I cut the pipe to the wrong length.

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Yo Dalle, good to see ya here and thanks for the added info. I have yet to hear a negative other than cost. Have a great weekend, Em

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Been quite a year, what can I say?

Prices are coming down, the fittings are becoming more common in more places under more brand names. Save one trip back to the store because the fitting worked first time, (ok, as I've gotten older and more experienced, the leaks have become a lot less common, but still, never had one with the shark bite types), and the purchase price is equivalent to free.

Oh, here is an added bonus. I live in a &#$)(&#$^)#$_$#+$+)$#)(#& glorified trailer, aka, double wide, whatever you want to call it. I just swear at it, but it fit my budget. Anyway, trailers use that grey plastic piping, the kind that almostnnobody has fittings for, and are expensive when they do. Well guess what? The same shark bite that grabs pex, copper, cpvc, etc. will grab that gray plastic and hold just fine.

This place came with one shut off valve for the entire place, nothing under the sinks. Just cut that stupid gray plastic, pop on a sharkbite, the undersink valve, riser, and I'm done. Just don't get any better.

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Good to know about the gray trailer piping. My youngest is always buying and selling trailers and crap so he'll be glad to have this info for sure.

Thanks again,
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I've used the Shark Bite in the last trailer - that piping is ABS and it takes a special glue I haven't found locally so have bought it at McMaster-Carr mail order (trailers also have PEX and compression rings too evileye



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