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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 1.0 out of 5.0 by Steve72 Not easy to install
I needed a quick fix for my sprinkler outlet and tried this product. I watched the video and got my pieces cut and went to install. The barbs never bit as designed even after making sure the pipe was inserted correctly. I wasting a lot of time trying over and over. I noticed the barbs were flattened. When I tried turning on the water both ends leaked.
April 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Keeferl This thing is the bomb
Was working in cramped quarters with the pipe a foot and a half below ground level. I had tried to solder but I couldn't get underneath. This was such a great find and I had the repair completed in a few minutes. Thank you shark bite.
August 25, 2015
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 20, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by plasmatorus Good, but not as easy as the video
I needed to replace a leaking gate valve located in a confined space and required some sort of repair coupling. Soldering would have been a real pain, so I tried these. They're awesome. However, if you watch the online videos, you might expect that it's relatively simple to use the included clip to slide the coupling back towards the rest of the pipe. It's not. Instead of pushing this fitting on al the way until it hits the stop, push it on at least an inch, but no more than you need to get it to fit. Releasing the fitting is a bit of a bear, and the less you have to go, the better.
November 7, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by cderyk Not all that easy
I read the reviews, I looked at all the options I could find. I have used other brands of push fittings
but this one seems to be the best. The slip end is clearly marked.. But SLIP is not a word that I would
use. I marked the one inch line on one side and then tried to slide the 3/4 in coupling up the other side.
I finally figured out that it HAS to be completely lined up (and I am not sure how to verify that) before it will
slide up the pipe. Then with the tool in place I started pushing, pulling, cursing and what ever else I could
think of. Ya, right!!!! I then got out my 12" crescent wrench and tapped (not very hard) while lining up the
receiving end and kept tapping until it hit the mark. The wrench made all the difference to getting it to move and with the wrench it was fairly easy. Turned on the water and not a drop!
April 18, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TheShopper Easy install
I used this shark bite slip coupling on my first DIY plumbing job. I had never tried to solder any pipes as I was afraid I might end up with leaks. Thus plumbing jobs in my home were left for the professionals. This time I dared to cut a pipe and replace the anode in my >20 year old water heater myself. A quick peek on youtube confirmed that shark bite couplings were the way to go.
The slip coupling fit well and was a breeze to install.
March 10, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dave Fool Proof
This was one of the best/simplest plumbing fixtures I have ever seen or used. Its could not have been more easy. The fix took literally 2 minutes. If there was any downside it would be the fact that the product is so expensive. But the time and aggravation saved made it worth it.
November 5, 2014