Does SharkBite work on copper?

Does SharkBite work on copper?

SharkBite brass push-to-connect fittings are compatible with PEX, Copper, CPVC, PE-RT and SDR-9 HDPE pipe. SharkBite fittings come with a PEX stiffener pre-loaded into the fitting for PEX, PE-RT and SDR-9 HDPE. The PEX stiffener does not need to be removed for Copper or CPVC applications.

How does SharkBite work on copper pipe?

How do SharkBite fittings work? SharkBites are simple to use. You push a tube into the fitting, far enough that it grabs a hold of the pipe. The O-ring seal inside creates a watertight seal.

Why you shouldn’t use SharkBite fittings?

A SharkBite fitting contains a rubber O-ring, which is not best for permanent connections. We don’t recommend using a SharkBite fitting outside because sunlight can dry out the rubber O-ring and cause it to crack or split.

Are SharkBite fittings as good as solder?

There is a growing group of DIYers who would disagree. These groups of home owners feel SharkBite fittings are just as strong as soldering. A few of the criticisms of SharkBite and other push-fit fittings consist of; initially, push-fit fittings do not have the trustworthiness that soldering has.

Do you need to clean copper pipe for SharkBite?

Forget to deburr the end of copper piping. This can damage the o-ring. Shine up copper with sandpaper or emery cloth like you would if you were going to solder. This can leave superficial scratches on the pipe that could cause a leak between the o-ring and the outer surface of the pipe.

How long do SharkBites last on copper?

Copper and PVC fittings can last 50 or more years. Even ProPress fittings have a warranty of 50 years (but who knows since they are so new).

Do SharkBites ever leak?

SharkBite fittings can leak due to one of these reasons: The pipe was not properly deburred prior to installation. The pipe was not properly inserted. The pipe was not squarely cut.

How long do Sharkbites last on copper?

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