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