How To Use SharkBite Fittings




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sciorts: Can the plastic bushing be put back in?

macsrule94: All i know is DO NOT buy the crap Lowe's sales (gatorbite i think), they are no where near the quality of the SharkBite brand.

José Flávio: Can i use sharkbite on any pex pipe, or only on sharkbite pipe?

John Galvich: That is some pretty exposed wire off to the right hope you fixed it...
Other than that thanks for the demo on sharkbite.

etarheel1: Great video. Thank you very much sir for posting. Wish me luck!

George Siatos: torch for sure!!!!!!

George Siatos: leaking all tha time!!!

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JD Mumma: Thanks! Appreciate the detailed explanation video and bonus on the zoom ins!

jon ekus: The Sharkbite site training video instructor does clean the end of the pipe before adding the fitting as required to solder a connection. This will you save time.

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

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

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" ??? 

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.

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.

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. 

Alex Profit: Thanks for sharing.
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