Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 20
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by dude Great product.
This product is very easy to use! Works well for pex or copper pipe
October 25, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by carmicp Perfect!
Works perfect, as advertised. No leaks after installation. A bit expensive, but overall a great savings over getting PEX tools.
July 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Foghorn They work great, but pricey
These work great, they make a sealed tight connection and have some flex also. They are s bear to take off (with the little plastic tool they give you) so measure well to start with.
More costly than if you just sweat pipes yourself, but being a weekend diy person, I did some sweating and used some of these connectors.
February 23, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BrianM Great product if you're not great with plumbing
All of the quick connect (sometimes called shark bites) products are awesome. If you are like me, I am just good enough to not want to pay a professional to come in for simple plumbing fixes but don't feel comfortable soldering pipes. These little fellas are your solution! you can use it on just about any type of pipe and can feel 100% confident that you won't have leaks once you hear it click. Well worth the price if you're not a plumbing pro or just need to make a quick clean fix.
Make sure you have the pipe ends cut straight. Extremely uneven cuts will be your only chance of leaks.
If you are doing multiple fittings close to each other such as two 90s for a hose connection, make sure you use pipe ties for support as the fittings will want to spin.
Buy the little "C" shaped disconnect tool for each size fitting you are going to use. That way if you goof up or decide to change your routes you can reuse the fittings.
December 25, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Dad popular and convenient but over-rated
This series of fittings do work and are easy to install. To remove them, supposedly one of their main advantages? Not so much. Yes, the ring tool releases the pipe and allows it to slip out, mostly. With good hand space, room to apply a lot of leverage in the one hand position that works, and extra knuckles to replace the ones you bust... Recently I needed a low-cost manifold for my water lines in a mobile home, without investing in pex tools for fittings that are cheaper short-term but not enough to pay back the cost of tools I might not use much later. I used Flare-it tees instead of these: one-third the cost, leak-free, only slightly more challenging to install. For all valves, elbows and adapter fittings I used Shark-bite push connectors and am happy with them, but even with these the key is not to over-bend your pex, so that each end enters its fitting on a square axis, and to anchor all lines firmly so they can't move around. If you don't do this, these connectors WILL LEAK. But if you lay out supply lines mostly in straight lines or long, gentle curves, they work great.
December 4, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RobbertCorput Surprised me...
I'm not going to lie, I was skeptical of this T connector, despite the good reviews it had. I found it hard to believe that a push connector could work well on copper and PEX. But I figured I'd give it a try, since it would be the easiest solution for what I needed - I had to tap into an existing copper line. So I simply cut the copper pipe, pushed each end into the connector, pushed the new PEX line into the branch connector, and sure enough, it's held up excellent. Installation couldn't be easier, and there isn't a drop of water leaking from the connector.
Well worth the $10 I spent!
February 2, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Firehorse444 The best product ever made, simple and easy to put together, with no soldering, it's GREAT........!!!!!!
This products that Shark Bite created is the best products ever made for any waterline work out there, with NO soldering,fluxs,paste, etc,etc...!! Just cut pipe and plug-in fittings, and your good to go. Any plumber or Pipe fitter would be a lot happier to finish a lot faster than what we are use to doing to install copper, pvc, etc......!!!! Thanks Shark Bite your the BEST- #1
August 26, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Clayo84 Push and Done!
I only had to push this on once! I've made the mistake of purchasing "Blue Bird" branded products in the past, and it leaked on the first attempt, so I had to redo the cut on the end of the pipe to get it to fit properly, but not with this SharkBite!!
August 11, 2015