Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 42
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tom Works flawlessly and worth the cost
Yes, they're expensive, but I had to retrofit a number of lines to upgrade the line to a tankless water heater quickly and this, and the other Sharkbite valves, T's and 90s worked great with the PEX used for the first time. As a weekend warrior, I can sweat copper pretty well but this removed any hassle and uncertainty and replaced it with simple efficiency. Mates to copper and PEX with equal efficiency. Only recommendation is to very carefully clean the copper to bright metal without scratching.
September 6, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by IndyHandy Used on 3/4" pex, worked like a charm
The only drawback is the price. The time savings may be worth the cost though.
August 23, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CarlosandLizzy Easy, Reliable, Fast Repair
Part felt of good quality in hand. Slid on the Pex and Copper pipes with ease. The slim design enabled me to connect it to the copper pipe while it was still mounted to the floor joist. Wife was surprised how fast I finished the job! Able to replace an old leaky valve in under 20 minutes from tear down to finish.
October 16, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by yuri Do it right
It's not only easy to install, but it mainly does what it is suppose to do. If you are questioning whether it will hold the pressure and no leaks, you won't regret it. The price is worthwhile knowing this part will do the job right from the start.
November 24, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by tim My first experience with Sharkbite
Had a leaking 3/4 inch ball valve in my finished basement. I followed the simple instructions and the new Sharkbite valve works perfectly with no leaks. Whole project took 15 min to complete and way cheaper than calling a plumber. I love this product.
November 14, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nonsheep Great Ball Valve to Shut off Section of Water Pipes for Hose For Winter
Made sure I asked our fellow Home Depot Advisers before I allowed myself with plumbing stuff. I look at all the different options to splice into the current wet side of the house & run some needed hose outlets. I was able to cut into my current copper line & place a ball valve before installing the rest of the lines for the house hose outlets. Wanted a shut off Valve easy to access & Positive shut off for winter draining for no freeze pipes for the hose outlets after draining. I Used PVC to run in the crawl space for 3 spots. 2 hose hook ups were installed on the front of the house & 1 for the back. Was able to connect with no leaks & was easier than I expected. Think it out & put it on paper... Go Forth With Confidence!
November 15, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jayp Easy Installation - Smooth Operation
Like most of the other Sharkbite solutions, this ball valve is very easy to use and install (and disassemble using a cheap small tool available from Sharkbite). It installed seamlessly and easily into my plumbing system linking my household plumbing to an exterior irrigation system. No soldering required, no need to evacuate water from the pipes, no concern about using a torch near combustibles, and best of all, NO LEAKS. The pipes must be cleanly cut, no jagged edges. I have used this valve for a while now, and it operates as smoothly, and surely as the day it was installed. I like that the valve orientation can actually swivel after installation (it is not fixed as with a soldered valve), so that the orientation of the handle can be adjusted to accommodate obstructions -- quite forgiving if you haven't otherwise paid attention to the orientation of the valve at the time of installation. Yes, these fittings cost a little more than traditional copper fittings and solder, but for the DIY'r the money saved doing the work yourself, easily justifies using these quality, time saving fittings to say nothing of the peace of mind knowing it's water tight. Highly recommend them.
April 14, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mixmox perfect for adding a valve to an existing pipe
the slip version of the valve is designed for adding a valve to an existing pipe. The slip feature allows a small section of pipe to be cut out and then the this product slides onto one side and can then be pulled back to also connect on the other side of the gap. This means you do not have to add a slip pipe in addition to the valve, saving money, time and space.
Sharkbite fittings can also be rotated so you should have no problem getting the valve handle in the optimal orientation!
Installation could not be easier. Cut the pipe using a proper pipe cutter, but it off with a Sharkbite tool, slid one side of the valve on, use the supplied clip to then pull it back onto the other pipe. Done.
Can be used with PVC or copper!
No glue, tape or joint compounds needed.
Can be resued.
December 26, 2015