Do shark bites work on copper?

Asked by: Ampar Alfafar

asked in category: General Last Updated: 17th January, 2020

Do shark bites work on copper?

SharkBite Universal brass push-to-connect fittings are compatible with PEX, Copper, CPVC, PE-RT and HDPE pipe. SharkBite fittings come with a PEX stiffener pre-loaded into the fitting for PEX, PE-RT and HDPE. The PEX stiffener does not need to be removed for Copper or CPVC applications.

Herein, do shark bite fittings work on copper pipe?

SharkBite fittings are certified for use with: Copper pipe hard drawn Type K, L and M and annealed Type M not to exceed 3/8 nominal, complying with ASTM B88. PEX pipe complying with ASTM F876 or CSA B137.

Furthermore, are sharkbite fittings any good? SharkBite fittings are the best fitting for installing a hot water heater because of their ability to withstand high temperatures. SharkBites work better than plastic quick-connects on copper pipes because the lead-free brass body is rigid like the pipe and has a higher pressure tolerance.

Subsequently, question is, are sharkbite fittings permanent?

Properly installed SharkBite fittings provide permanent connections, backed by a 25-year warranty against any manufacturer’s defect as long as the item has been installed according to installation instructions and compliant with local code.

Do professional plumbers use SharkBite?

To answer your question, no, Shark Bite fittings are not recommended by professional plumbers. Only because they can charge you much more for the installation if they have to sweat copper. Basically the same reason they don’t recommend PEX, they can charge much more for the installation.

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