How To Use SharkBite Fittings




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James Wenzel: That exposed copper on that wire doesn't look to safe but great video on the product.

Vince J. Arcuri: Also see my newest SharkBite video: How to use SharkBite solderless plumbing connections: http://youtu.be/48IyeItR14E

Samu Rai: I just finished fixing my plumbing leak from the hot water line going up to the kitchen sink. I cut a whole through the drywall in the living room on the other side of the sink, and found a copper pipe close to the floor that had a pinhole leak. The leak was just about an inch below a three-way 3/4 to 1/2 to 3/4, and I cut out a section of copper pipe below the floor. It's a real pain to melt solder with a torch without catching your house on fire in the wall. But with some metal plates and a spray bottle I managed. The easiest thing was to put it back together with these SharkBite fittings. I cut one piece of CPVC from below the floor and connected it to the copper with a 3/4 SharkBite Coupling and it attached to the SharkBite Three-way to the rest of the copper pipe. No leaks. I made sure that I had the solder on the old copper pipes melted off and sanded down smooth to be sure the SharkBite would have a good seal. This was after I bought a repair clamp that didn't work. It's made like a hinge and a piece of rubber goes on the side over the leak and you tighten it up with bolts. Kept tightening, kept leaking, until it was smashing the copper tubing. That was a joke and a waste of $5, ...that might work on a heavy steel pipe where you can crank it down hard enough to stop the leak without crushing the pipe. These SharkBites seem to work just fine as far as I can tell so far. The only place that had them around where I live was Home Depot. They had a sign out front that says: "Now Hiring" and then written in Spanish...(this is in Indiana) ...and I thought...they want to hire someone who is not able to read "Now Hiring" ??? 

N Kel: tried these last night (the fittings)....worked well so far. the engineered product is amazing. 

al stewart: First time to watch your video. I recognized all the fittings and tools. I think I saw you using PB(polybutylene) adapters for couplers instead of couplers designed for copper,pex, and cpvc pipe at both ends.

Dave G: This guy should get a prize for making things clear and understandable including great tips one of the best tutorials ive seen just renovating a 40 yr old basement plumbing Thx keep up the great videos

cslix: Your a good man thefe vince. Good work. Going to try to do my shower hardware with these sharkbites.

Dan Carmichael: Is it necessary to taker out the plastic inserts if your using copper? Great video btw.

Matt Peters: Good informative video! As a Plumber myself, I would only use a shark-Bite in an emergency situation! They are great in that type of situation however, Shark-Bite fitting can range from $15-25, if you were to do a large repair it would be very costly. As for the repair in your video, if you have the wall opened up why not solder the joints that are required to do the repair?? Copper fitting cost pennies compared to Shark-Bite. Just my professional opinion. 

Tom Shong: Love your video. Didn't know you do plumbing as well because I just saw your video on installing FH trailer. Great Job!

N Kel: thanks for video...the effort, but you didn't think through your message and it lurched and was ambiguous. do redo and it might be better.

Alex Profit: Thanks for sharing.

fishingindeepwater: Thanks Vince. I think the same way also about the house. When I'm gone the house will still be standing. At least the house took care of me. O ya. Shark bite fittings are great. I had a pin hole leak by the softener in the basement and the city valve to the house wouldn't shut down all the way. Soldering was impossible. So I did the shark thing. I'm a happy camper for life. Thanks for the video friend.

Leesherwood: I have a bunch of shark bites in my basement on a shower installation. 6 yrs. now. Not a drip. Great in places where flammables can catch on fire from your torch. Great video, nice and detailed. I'm very satisfied with this product. 

ronnykizzizl: Nice video, Vince. Thank you very much. You gave me the knowledge and confidence to do it myself.

Kenneth Gaydon: Great video Vince.

Viseth Sen: good job sir

Iron Feller: Thanks for the video.I am (eventually/gradually) going to Shark Bite.Can you use copper 3/4" on one end with pvc on the other end?Its for water from meter.

chosenvanh01: Thanks for the videos, I just out this videos about shark bite after I spend $250 for plumber, plumber use the shark bite on my shower pipe, great videos next time I will the shark bite on my whole house

Michael Short: Awesome video on how these fittings work. Thank you!

Joshua Sandefur: Hello sir, just wanted to let you know that I really enjoyed watching your video. I just bought a house about a year ago and my washing machine valves are leaking so I'm going to use the push on connectors as you did. Thanks for the tips I think that it will be a no brainier. As a side note I love doing something myself especially when I can save some money in the process. Thanks again!

click411: Thats funny. He said he is 72 and if it last 20 years he will be ok

Tyrone Johnson: Thanx for this detailed vid. Good stuff!!!

MrTwelles: When the shark bites... with its teeth yeah! well it real-ly ...holds the pipe!! Thank you for showing all the details and the entire project...excellent

Ojeramup12: If I work on CPVC, do I keep or discard the "plastic bushing" ?

malachy1847: You can use a Plastic pipe saddle u clamp, the same size as the pipe to push back on the collet bush if you have missing their special tool to decompress same....... great video......

jasen ratnam: i would use these more like a tempory install not a permanante install

Jack Hammer: Vince, that's a great video. The story of the FD coming at the end is a good reminder why we look for innovative ways to do things better. Your video really helped me get a handle on this as a DIY homeowner. Thanks!

Deborah Maguire: Hi Vince. It simply means that I take as many classes as I can on embroidery, Brother/Babylock and PE- Design NEXT and we all know your videos.

Al Smith: Good video.

Vince J. Arcuri: Nice to hear that Deborah-:)

Deborah Maguire: Vince, Canada loves you!!! You are famous up here. May we request more videos with your Brother Innovis please??

copperloop: If I'm only dealing with copper pipes, what would happen if I don't remove that plastic sleeve inside?

Deborah Maguire: I subscribe to your channel and as such, am informed of any new videos you release. When I realized this video was not in my area of interest, I thought I'd drop you a line. I love old sewing machines and embroidery so these are the videos I enjoy very much from you. I personally run PE-Design NEXT software, which I learned to operate through watching your videos and use a Babylock Ellisimo, virtually identical to your Brother Innovis.

Vince J. Arcuri: Sony HDR-FX1 with 1 x close up lens. I have 4 Sony's for my you tube productions.

dennydeckerful: I've never removed the plastic insert when using copper with Sharkbite. It seems to work for me.

Vince J. Arcuri: dennydeckerful The purpose of the plastic is to hold the PEX plastic tubing from collapsing when the stainless sharkbite teeth push down on it. When you install a copper pipe which needs the stainless teeth pushing and gripping the copper, you move the plastic insert into the fitting, which creates an unneeded slight restriction within the copper pipe, you would never know unless you were to do a controlled flow test with and without the insert inside the copper pipe. "WHO KNEW. ..." Vince~~~~

Leslie Bryant: The Sharkbite coupling that you are using with the gray end is meant to be used with copper/CPVC/Pex to the old gray Qest poly pipe, that's why it has the gray collar,just thought you should know, this is a really great demonstration video, Sharkbite Fittings are the bomb!!!!

dennydeckerful: I don't know. Lowes has a product that says to remove the plastic piece. Home Depot says you don't, at the store I shop. Not sure, but haven't had any problem for last several years.

Vince J. Arcuri: You have to release the positive pressure by shutting off the main water valve or a valve in the section of the exterior pipe if that is possible. Then try to drain the water from this line, or if you know there is no pressure, when you cut into the pipe where you wish to place the shark bite fitting, place a pail under the cut area , have extra pails handy. ...but I am sure you know this; sorry for implying otherwise. ...:) Vince * Happy plumbing.

PartTronics: Great Video!, what camera are you using to make this video?

bingobongo445: I use Shark Bite fittings on most of the plumbing in my home,and have had no problems with it.

Vince J. Arcuri: copperloop The plastic is used for support for the pvc or plastic pipes, if your using copper the pipe will not fit into the fitting. Also it is good idea to use the blue lettering or L thickness copper pipe, it cost a few dollars more an 8 foot length, The thickness are K,L and M, with M,(red lettering) being being the thinnest and cheapest. In time, I have found that the thin M pipe develop porosity's and spring pin hole leaks with water pressure 80 + psi as I have, it does take 15, 20 years.

Vince J. Arcuri: copperloop Sharkbite® sell a removing tool for this plastic insert, however, I have been just pulling them out with a needle nose pliers.

Vince J. Arcuri: Thank you eugene

Vince J. Arcuri: Hi again why are you talking about the brother NV 2800D and watching my "sharkbite video?" -:)

mrtodd3620: What happens if you use copper pipe but don't remove the plastic liner in the fitting? Do all fittings have the liner? I don't remember seeing them in the 3/4" ball valve I installed today.

Vince J. Arcuri: Larry Wiring, wood and insulation is always at risk when you using a torch within a few inches of building materials, you are concentrating on the flame, copper and solder.

Eugene Scott: Good video... learned a lot. Thanks!
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