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