Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 28
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Lee laufer Shark Bite,18"x1/2x3/4 and15"x3/4x3/4 hot water co
Your shark bite hot water connecters caused me to have black pieces of plastic in my bathtub after running hot water. I'm so upset about this since this has happened twice, once 6 months ago and again this week. It has cost over 200.00 dollars in plumbers fees because of your defective products. Plus the cost of your connections. The plumber had to connect all the pipes with copper fittings. Hopefully, this will end the nightmare with your products
June 29, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mohawk742 Does what it says it'll do
There's no confusion, no extra, no messin' around with the shark bite with ball valve. Screw the threaded end to the threaded pipe and slide the other end onto the unthreaded pipe. You can't do it wrong. It's designed for the job and its purpose is obvious at each end.
June 4, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ApartmentOwner Makes Plumbing a Water Heater a Snap!
When I have to replace a water heater in my apartment community this 3/4" Braided stainless steel, ball valve shut-off featuring a shark bite push-to-connect fitting for the cold supply is an essential component of every installation. It's a huge time-saver and it provides flexibility with the installation. I've used this with copper and pex supply lines and love it! No more sweating new copper fittings. No need for dielectric unions. No need to line up the new tank directly under the old lines. The only tool you'll need is an adjustable wrench on the threaded fitting. I recommend sanding any 3/4" copper cold supply lines before attaching the push-to-connect fitting. Also be sure to push the connection fitting firmly onto the copper or pex until you hear a click. As an extra level of security I give the fitting a strong tug in the opposite direction to set the teeth of the shark. You'll also want to use teflon tape on the threaded fitting of the water heater. What's also very cool is the ability to remove the fitting if needed with a simple 3/'4" shark bite removal tool. So easy it's unbelievable. Makes anyone feel like a plumber! I've easily installed over 30 of them and every one has worked flawlessly. Spendy to purchase but saves you $$ on the other side in time and materials. I'll never use anything else.
September 2, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by hanglider easy to connect and disconnect
Used this on the input of a new 50 gal. Rheem HWH to avoid replumbing inlet and outlet copper pipes to accommodate a Heatguard tank booster on top of the inlet and outlet pipes.
Worked great. Deburr the copper pipes as you would on a solder job and you can skip buying the $10 deburring tool for the shark Bite line. The plastic release tool is worth the $2 it works great.
August 12, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by thetruthhurts Novice with plumbing but these fittings make it easy!
I just spent a little more than i wanted to on all of the fittings, hoses and additional copper that I needed to reroute my in wall piping so I could move my water heater and laundry to the garage. I couldn't have done it without SharkBite. I actually planned for all of the pieces I needed for the job so I didn't have to wait around for a disconnect piece. It's crazy what proper planning can do for a job. Anyway, the money I saved by doing everything myself (plumber quoted me way to much for the job), I upgraded to the hybrid heatpump water heater and still came in under the quote. Definately not so intimidated by plumbing jobs anymore thanks to sharkbite.
February 18, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Foureasts Beware shark bite
Shark bite are great connectors that assemble easily and work great out of the box. So why 1 star?? They break! Yes break and spew water EVERYWHERE! I installed a ball valve and after 2 years it BROKE. Thankfully on the out side of the valve. But the plastic parts inside just fractured. Beware. Could be trouble. Take the time to learn to sweat a connection. You won't be sorry...
July 8, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bugbuster Beats Sweating copper anyday!
Easy to install. Just clean the stubout and push it on.
July 14, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jimbo easy to install and worked.
Used it on the cold water input to a new hot water. It was a breeze to install. if you want to avoid soldering and have a 2 inch copper pipe stub available to connect to then you are good to go with this product.
July 9, 2015