A: If you're using sharkbite connectors this tool will help you remove the sharkbite from the pipe. Just make sure that you're using the right size, so if it's a ½ inch pipe use a ½ inch disconnect clip. You would put this on the pipe just at the edge of the sharkbite connector and push towards the sharkbite as you're pulling on the pipe. This tool will press against the sleeve at the edge of the sharkbite that disconnects the teeth that hold the it to the pipe. It's very simple to use.
A: Easy to use and no leaks. I used it with copper (old pipe) and SharkBite pipe. Connector pushes onto pipe about 1". If old copper, clean the cut edge make sure on rough edges. I used cloth pipe sandpaper. Used wire pipe cleaner the first time. I left is a little rough (like you do for soldering) and it leaked. Used the removal tool and pulled it off. Put the cilp over the pipe and pull it against the connect first. Then twist and pull the cilp and connector off the pipe. Then sanded and pushed it back on. No leak.
A: Simple, each connection has a spring type fitting on one or both ends that grips the pipe making the connection. That being said you must follow the guidelines as to the preparation of the pipe(s) to be inserted, specifically amount of pipe to be inserted in the fixture, but also insure no burrs, debris or “goop” are on the pipe to be used at the connection point.
A: Just push on the "U" over the pipe and slide it towards the SharkBite fitting. By pulling it hard toward the body of the SharkBite you push the plastic bushing into the body, releasing the fitting's teeth and it will slide off the pipe. If you are still not clear, search YouTube for videos of removing SharkBite fittings.
A: This is very simple system to use but you must have sufficient pipe, that is you need to fully insert both sides of the (cleaned) pipe for this to work properly. If you do not, pressure pulses in the water system may cause a leak at the connector.
A: It works great for removing a fitting from the tubing. It compresses against the guide on the end of the fitting that keeps the fitting engaged to the tubing. The clips only work on one size tubing but are available to work on different sizes of tubing so you have to check what diameter tubing you have.
A: Simply insert the pipe into the connector then slip this over the pipe and firmly press in while you fully insert pipe. Great price to quicken the job and get it done the first time and great for removal. It aligns the joint quite well but may take a try or two to master. This is an inexpensive tool that really assists in the connection of the Shark-Bite connections, especially in close quarters. P.S. My neighbor used slip joints and had troubles with leaks, broken connectors and scraping copper pipe all to save a few dollars.
A: We have several short training videos on SharkBite.com that can help you with the products. If you have further questions, please contact Customer Service M-F, 8am-5pm at (877) 700-4242.
A: Yes. All SharkBite push to connect fittings can be reinstalled if removed and installed properly. If you have further questions, please contact Customer Service M-F, 8am-5pm at (877) 700-4242.
A: Simple answer yes but care must be taken to ensure pipe(s) to be reinserted are clean. I have only needed to undo a couple of fittings and never had leaks but made sure I always had enough pipe to do this and/or replaced a section to ensure full insertion of the pipe(s).
A: Of course
A: Yes, but I do recommend that you clean the surface of the pipe before reinstalling.
A: The sharkbite fitting can normally always be be reinstalled.
A: Yes I have done this many times........ Wait. I hear water running....... Oh just the kids
A: Yes, it can be reinstalled after removing using this clip.
A: Not sure what you deem “clip”, but yes, I have removed the fitting after initial installation using this tool with no problems, but make sur you clean the pipe before re installation.
A: Yes, it can. There’s a special tool for compressing the collar to remove the fitting, but after you do that the fitting can be reused.
A: Standard Fittings: Our standard fittings range consists of over 60 parts in 6 pipe sizes from 1/4″ through to 1″ with products such as elbows, tees, couplings, threaded connectors and stop ends and can be used on SharkBite PEX, Copper and CPVC. This is from sharkbite website.
A: Yes we do. In store sku# is 810897. This is available in most stores as well as on Home Depot.com. If you have further questions, please contact Customer Service M-F, 8am-5pm at (877) 700-4242.
A: Yes they do and the model is SharkBite U706. Although not in the store, I am sure that they can order it for you. I have never used the ¼” fittings but I know in a jam, I used linesman pliers to affix a ½: fitting.
A: Didn’t see any reason to believe that they do.
A: I am not sure if they do, I have seen 1/2" and 3/4". There isn't usually a big selection at Hope Depot
A: This clip will fit over 1/2 in. Copper pipe. All you have to do is slide it into the shark bite.
A: Scott, use the SharkBite clip and make sure it is flush (flat side to connector sleeve) to the SharkBite connector. Push the clip towards the joint and then slide the pipe/tube out. Here is the SharkBite tutorial. http://www.sharkbite.com/how-to/sharkbite-push-fit-fittings-how-to-install-pex-tubing-copper-tubing-and-cpvc-tubing/
A: Just slip the "U" over the copper pipe and pull it towards the SharkBite fitting so that it pushes the plastic bushing into the fitting. If it doesn't seem to work for you, search in YouTube for videos of removing SharkBite fittings - there are some helpful ones out there.
A: With great effort, much cursing, and luck, you might be able to remove a Sharkbite fitting from a copper pipe by using the Sharkbite disconnect clip. But it's not as easy as it looks in the demo videos.
A: You can either us our disconnect clip and disconnect tongs. Both fit around the pipe where it is installed into the fitting and you push down on the release collar while pulling the pipe out of the fitting. You can visit SharkBite.com and watch several different short videos on how the product is used. If you have further questions, please contact Customer Service M-F, 8am-5pm at (877) 700-4242.
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