Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 24
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RedondoPete Worked better than epoxy! Tips
For whatever reason this 1in size doesn't show up in the Home Depot search engine. Notes during installation:
1. 2in of pipe is to be removed- if you are replacing a failed epoxy repair, 2in can be tight. I'd skip the epoxy and go straight to this in the future.
2. Several comments here about how hard it is to slide. I found that the release tool orientation made a difference- it was easier when the square corner side of the release tool faced the sharkbite instead of the rounded corner side. That plus some wiggling and rotating got it to move reasonably well.
3. Read a tip to add a grounding strap across the sharkbite- made sense to me and was worth the extra $5. Two brass grounding clamps and #6 copper wire, both from the electrical department did the job.
June 21, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by gthomas15229 Amazing invention
I used 2 of them with 5' copper pipe and it only took about 45 minutes to repair a leaking section.
September 21, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by firstdown80 Just Fantastic!
These push-to-connect or slip couplings from Sharkbite is simply amazing! I had a leaking water softener but to replace the softener head I had to remove all the copper pipes by cutting it because it was all welded together.
I cut my pipe at the inlet and outlet end and push these 2 couplings on each end and put everything back together. No leaks and just easy to install.
December 6, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nate Perfect for gaps
I had a sweat fitting that I couldn't get to seal, so I cut it out and used this to replace it. Easy to install (but it's a good idea to practice on some spare pipe first) and it's sealing perfectly.
July 25, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mixmox For copper pipe only
I bought one of these after seeing how easy they are to install in Youtube videos. At the last minute in the store I decided to switched to using pEX instead of some copper pipe I had on hand. When I cam to use the slip i noticed that it is for copper only and not for PEX. You need a regular straight coupling if you are going to use PEX.
I understand that there is little to no need for a SLIP coupling when using PEX but I had to go back to HD and get some PEX couplings.
I am keeping this though in case I ever get a leak in our copper piping. It is dead easy to cut the leaking part out and insert a new length using this slip coupling.
February 1, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by pkr Almost impossible to install
Especially in a hard to reach spot. It is not nearly as easy as the videos suggest. The slip ring doesn't budge. I recommend finding a way to use a regular fitting, not the slip coupling.
June 21, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HotinTN Solved my water heater install problem
Needed to add a new shut-off valve between a 3/4" copper wall stub pipe and the soldered/fixed water heater 3/4" copper. This slip coupling was the perfect solution. I put about 2" of extra pipe inside the coupling (you can fill the coupling with spare pipe) and connected that "slip" end to the new shut-off valve, also a Shark product. Then I aligned the other end of the coupling with the pipe stub coming out of the wall. Then I used the plastic U-shaped "release tool" to release the slip end of the coupling and slide the coupling onto the wall pipe stub. There needs to be a couple of inches of "spare" pipe inside the coupling so it could slide forward onto on the stub pipe as the stub pipe connection goes into the coupling about 1". Do test and understand how the plastic U-shaped release works before assembling onto a pipe or getting into tight spaces. If the tool is placed properly it is very easy to release the pipe. Basically, the plastic collar protruding from the Shark products, when pressed inwards, releases the Shark "teeth" and, therefore, the pipe.
July 31, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mindless06795 Shark Bite is the best!
This makes plumbing really easy. Follow instructions and these things are solid. I use Shark Bite wherever possible. The coupling has been in place for a few years with no issues at all.
November 13, 2013