Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 39
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rodman Best design
The slip ball valve is as advertised I had a tight spot on a replacement water heater and the Sharkbite products from connectors to female connectors all worked great. The guys at Home Depot were really helpful and knowledgeable. Great product well worth the price.
October 21, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by 1ProHandiman a must have for plumbing emergency
When copper pipes freeze it usually is a split about an inch long. Often times you can cut out the damaged area and slide this slip ball valve right into place. Whether you are a home owner or a professional plumber, keeping a couple of these on hand in different sizes will save you time and money on costly repairs. Having a Ball Valve inline does not hurt fluid flow. Aslo if you need to make changes to exiting plumbing and need to install a valve for better control then this is a easy solution.
August 30, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ivycat Quickest way to do plumbing ever
I got this valve to add a bypass to my water system so that I could use an auxiliary pump if the main pump failed. If I had used PEX piping like I have everywhere else I would have had to find room to use the expander tool. With the Sharkbite valve all I had to do was cut out the 2" section of pipe where the valve was going to go and slide each end of the PEX tubing into the valve. Since the PEX is reasonably flexible the entire process was accomplished without any other fittings like a union. I had one concern when I was considering the valve. I am using the Wirsbo/Uponor PEX system and since there are several brands of PEX I was hoping that this valve would work with my system. It did and I am a happy camper.
July 22, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ApartmentOwner Easy & Effective Ball Valve!!
I'm a huge fan of sharkbite fittings! They're easy to install. Easy to remove. Reusable. No tools required (except you'll need sand paper to debur copper). Save time. Save costs over soldering materials & supplies, unions, etc. And they're reliable! This ball valve with a slip fitting on one end is another great product. The slip fitting is great for replacing a valve because it gives you placement flexibility. You simply slide the longer side of the valve inlet over the material you're working with, whether it's copper, CPVC or pex, until you hit the full stop. Then use the provided disconnect clip on the slip fitting side to release it and slide the entire fitting onto the other pipe. Release the disconnect clip and it's solid. So easy and worth every extra penny that sharkbites typically cost.
June 27, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Barry I like these fittings
I like the SharkBite plumbing fittings because you don’t have to solder the pipes together. I have done soldering in the past but it is hard to keep your expertise up if you don’t do it that often. Also I don’t have the equipment anymore. Especially in hard to access places where there flammable wood or insulation close by it is easier to use these. I have used them before and they are still doing fine years later. Also they are easier to take off and reuse if you want to reconfigure your piping later.
November 24, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mixmox Easiest way to replace your main valve!
This fitting is all you need to replace your main service valve as it has an integrated slip joint. That allows you to cut a 2” section of pipe out and install the fitting.
Remove 2” of pipe, using a pipe cutter, debur the ends of the pipe (best to use the Sharkbite deburring tool), slip the slip end on and then slide it back onto the pipe on the other side of the gap. Done. The fitting comes with a ¾” release clip that can be used to remove the fitting. This is needed to slide it back onto the second pipe end.
The sharkbite installation could not be easier and I initially was surprised to read that it could be installed so easily. No soldering, no PTFE tape, no tightening of bolts, no thread making. Just push on and you are done. In addition it can be used on Plex and copper and PVC and the fittings can be taken off and reused! Brilliant design.
November 15, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by hpiguy Simply the best solution for the home plumber! Easy to install. Quality Construction
I've been using Sharkbite products for nearly a decade now and simply love them. They never fail and they install so easily.
Each component is built from high quality brass and steel, no plastic fittings here.
I had to install a new water supply on the outside of the house and the only shut off was the main shut off valve by the water meter. This Sharkbite fitting allowed me to quickly add a shut off valve close to the area I was working in and let me turn the water back on to the rest of the house while I worked.
Installation of this slip style ball valve could not be easier.
You will cut 2 inches of pipe from the line you want to install the valve on. Line up the new valve and slide the long slip end onto the pipe first. Then you line up the remaining open end and shove the pipe into the fitting. Adjust the valve using the included orange release clip until the pipe is bottomed out in the non-slip end. It's all done in 30 seconds.
The valve itself operates easily and the handle is large and strong. You get a solid stop whether opening or closing the line.
Sharkbite saves you a fortune in plumber costs and gives you confidence that you won't have leaks and satisfaction that you did it yourself. I recommend Sharkbite connections to everyone I know.
November 29, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Historian Oh, I Love SharkBite!
I got this SharkBite 3/4 inch Brass Push-Fit Slip Ball Valve for installing a master shut off valve in my house. The old one leaked like a sieve. Making connections with SharkBite products could not be easier! Clean an inch of the end of the pipe (making sure there are no burrs), pull back on the Push-Fit device with the supplied tool, insert the pipe into the valve, and release the Push-Fit. Insert the other pipe end into the other end of the valve the same way, and you are done! No soldering, no fuss. I can't begin to tell you how many times I have had to replace plumbing fittings in odd locations, sometimes setting a piece of wood on fire with my soldering torch in a cramped space. The design of the quick connects on a Shark-Bite eliminate all of that hassle and danger. Now, anyone with the skill to cut and clean pipe can install their own fittings with ease. You can bet that I will be looking for Shark-Bite products for all my future plumbing needs!
November 10, 2015