Don't Sweat it! Use SharkBite Push on Fittings for Copper and PEX

popsrocks By popsrocks, 7th May 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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Torches, solder, flux and propane are in the past.

With SharkBite push- on fittings, you need not be or have to call a plumber.

SharkBite push-on fitting are easy to use

I am a home owner who also now works in a big box home retail store. I have also been a home owner for 43 years doing my own plumbing as needed. I could and did sweat copper plumbing but was never an expert nor comfortable. Never did want to burn down my home using a torch with the solder and flux, especially in tight places. I was thrilled when I learned about push-on PEX fittings that can be used with copper and or PEX piping. SharkBite is a Brand that carries them

Now all I have to do is get the proper fitting and "push" it on, rather than sweat it. The fittings are quite legal in most municipalities and are made for home use with no problem opening up in hot or cold water or home water pressure.

Different Fittings

It also comes in different sizes coving the most common 1/2" and 3/4" used in American homes. All fit I g types are available too. Couplings, elbows, stops, caps, tees, reducers, valves are all easy to find.

easy to use

They are easy to install. The copper or PEX needs to be cut cleanly and brushed smooth. The fitting simply pushes onto the pipe. Stainless steel grips hold, never to let go, and a seal inside will last "forever."

I have used the push-on fittings for many projects now that I would not have even thought about using at one time.

One thing, plumbers don't want you learning too much about these fittings. They want to stay in business.


Plumbing, Plumbing Fixtures

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Long time married, faith filled man who owns a home for 43 years and has worked successfully at a multi-rude of hands-on professions. My wife and I are avid snorkelers and travelers. Fun at home as we

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