How To Use SharkBite Fittings




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

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.

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. 

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. 

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

Alex Profit: Thanks for sharing.

Kenneth Gaydon: Great video Vince.

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

Viseth Sen: good job sir

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.

More Cowbell: 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

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!

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

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

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

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?

Michael Brady: Really Really good job. taught me something i never knew and the two smiles were priceless. Seems like a real CRAFTSMAN. thanks

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!

eddie navarro: Thank you sir.

Vince J. Arcuri: Dennydeckerful Where do you think the plastic insert goes with the copper installed over it. ...

Vince J. Arcuri: Nothing will happen, the copper pipe will not go in the sharkbite fitting; the plastic is needed to support just the PEX plastic tubing if used.

Vince J. Arcuri: Hi Malachy Thank you for sharing that information with the viewers. Vince

Vince J. Arcuri: Hi Deborah Could expand on " You are famous up here" :) I find that interesting. ... Vince

Vince J. Arcuri: Jasen Nothing is permanent, I am living in my home now 42 years, pipes I had installed back in the 80's and 90's are springing links, not at the fittings, but in the actual pipe walls, then develop tiny tin holes, when you see them leaking, they look like a spider web thread. The old galvanized pipe cut and threaded lasts longer. Take your choice depending on you time and or money. Vince

Vince J. Arcuri: Hi Deborah Sure, most of my videos have been with the brother pe 770. The Brother Innov-is 2800D is an expensive sewing/embroidery machine, I paid with tax $3,500.00 Vince

LO2FORJESUS: Great video. I'm going to attempt this tomorrow myself. Mine is on a exterior pipe that goes into the wall. I am hoping there Isn't too much pressure for me to use a shark bite. Thanks again for the video.
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