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Customer Reviews for SharkBite 3/4 in. x 1/2 in. PEX Barb Plastic Reducing Coupling Fitting (5-Pack)

Internet #206133156

Model #UP058A5

Store SKU #1001404719

  • Cost effective, easy to install system to connect PEX pipe
  • Compatible with PEX-A, PEX-B, PEX-C or PERT pipe
  • Requires tool and Crimp Ring or Stainless Steel PEX Clamp

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The least expensive way to repair broken 3/4” PEX lines. Model # UP016A5 Internet #206133132 Stor...
The least expensive way to repair broken 3/4” PEX lines. Model # UP016A5 Internet #206133132 Store SO SKU #1001395196 SharkBite 3/4 in. Plastic PEX Barb Coupling (5-Pack) The least expensive way to repair broken 3/4” PEX lines. I have used most of the different types of PEX fittings (PVC, brass and Compression fittings). PVC PEX fittings is the least expensive way to go for any of your needs. Brass PEX fittings and Compression fittings will corrode and deteriorate in the ground. PVC fittings will last as long as the PEX pipe does. Takes less a minute to repair or connect 3/4” PEX line. See photos. Make sure you turn off the water before you cut the supply line. They are rated for 200°F at 200 psi so they will work with hydronic heating and water heaters. Manufacturer's Comments: Plastic polysulfone construction Lead free compliant and corrosion proof Low-cost plumbing connection system Compatible with PEX pipe Meets NSF 61, ASTM F 877 and CSA 137.5 Meets UPC, IPC and cUPC requirements Fittings work with copper crimp ring or stainless steel clamp connection methods Rated to 200°F and 200 psi
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Was putting up a sprinkler for my lawn and needed couple of these couplings to join and split the...
Was putting up a sprinkler for my lawn and needed couple of these couplings to join and split the lines. These look good, fit well and i like the flexibility to have these to be able to cover all the vegetable garden and rest. I would certainly recommend these. Make sure you are looking for this exact sizes, coz my neighbor bought the same and they didn't fit his.
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I use PEX pipe for every water line these days. I normally run a 3/4" main line and then 1/2" li...
I use PEX pipe for every water line these days. I normally run a 3/4" main line and then 1/2" line to each fixture. Many times I need a reducer coupler to change from the 3/4" main line to a smaller 1/2" line. One great thing about using PEX and these fittings is you can turn water on immediately. There is no reason to wait for glue to dry using these fittings.
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Sharkbiite 1/2 inch pex couplings are easy to use and inexpensive. I am gradually replacing my ...
Sharkbiite 1/2 inch pex couplings are easy to use and inexpensive. I am gradually replacing my copper supply lines with pex. Since the copper lines were compromised by my acidic water I am using pex. These couplings lets me make my supply lines all acid resistant. The couplings are well made and inexpensive when compared with copper fittings. Pex fittings are much easier to connect, foolproof connections without having to use torch in the house- and easier to work with
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The Shark Bite PEX plastic barb reducing coupling is probably the best plastic coupling you can g...
The Shark Bite PEX plastic barb reducing coupling is probably the best plastic coupling you can get. Its quality appears to be excellent with no sharp edges or barbs left over from the molding process. They install just like brass couplings and I would use them as an alternate to the brass as desired. Theres just not a lot you can say about plastic plumbing fittings, but if you're going to use plastic, use the best, like Shark Bite.
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The Shark Bite PEX plastic coupling is probably the best plastic coupling you can get. Its quali...
The Shark Bite PEX plastic coupling is probably the best plastic coupling you can get. Its quality appears to be excellent with no sharp edges or barbs left over from the molding process. They install just like brass couplings and I would use them as an alternate to the brass as desired. Theres just not a lot you can say about plastic plumbing fittings, but if you're going to use plastic, use the best, like Shark Bite.
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These unions work best with what is still a fairly new product called PEX. PEX is a new system fo...
These unions work best with what is still a fairly new product called PEX. PEX is a new system for plumbing. You'll notice a blue n red tubing. This is PEX tubing and with the connector shown you can very easily join two piece of tubing together no heat no gluing needed. All you need other than what's pictured is a ring clamp and PEX crimping tool. It is possible as well to uncrimp the ring clamp should you ever need. These work with the shark bite clamps n shut offs also called ball cocks.
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These are small 1/2 inch plastic couplings but let me assure you that they are very strong. They ...
These are small 1/2 inch plastic couplings but let me assure you that they are very strong. They are the usual SharkBite quality made with rings around them to give them a lot of strength so you can tighten down on them enough to prevent leakage. I use them to repair water hoses and I also like to use them for airline repair. I find them to be a great way to make fast repairs at a low price.
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Inexpensive way to connect PEX pipes in a corrosive environment Model # UP058A5 Internet #2061331...
Inexpensive way to connect PEX pipes in a corrosive environment Model # UP058A5 Internet #206133156 Store SO SKU #1001395210 SharkBite 3/4 in. x 1/2 in. Plastic PEX Barb Reducer Coupling (5-Pack) Low cost way to connect PEX pipe, suitable for corrosive environments The SharkBite PEX plastic barb coupling is one of the lowest cost solutions I have found for connecting PEX pipe together. I bury a lot of PEX and these plastic fittings are a perfect for areas where corrosion may affect a DZR brass fitting. I glad to see that the plastic barb fittings are suited for hydronic heating applications. Which means you can use it for hot and cold water. MANUFACTURER'S COMMENTS: Plastic polysulfone construction Lead free compliant and corrosion proof Barb x barb x barb connection Compatible with PEX pipe Meets NSF 61, ASTM F 877 and CSA 137.5 Meets UPC, IPC and cUPC requirements Fittings work with copper crimp ring or stainless steel clamp connection methods Rated to 200°F and 200 psi
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I'm moving to a new address. One of the first things involves upgrading the sprinkler system. Usi...
I'm moving to a new address. One of the first things involves upgrading the sprinkler system. Using the SharkBite 3/4 IN. PLASTIC PEX BARB COUPLING (5-PACK) I was able to also tie in a 3/4 inch alternate water source. I added a rubber hose that held tightly. However, I did add crimp rings to ensure there weren't future issues. I feel confident the SharkBite 3/4 IN. PLASTIC PEX BARB COUPLING will last a very long time.
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A quality alternative to copper or galvanized pipe for water plumbing systems. A reducer is ofte...
A quality alternative to copper or galvanized pipe for water plumbing systems. A reducer is often an additional cost savings technique to scale down size of valves or other fittings if full flow is not needed. Scaling up, or using this fitting as an “increaser” is often required to keep proper flow. Keep in mind that 3/4 inch PEX pipe is about the same internal diameter as 1/2 inch galvanized. Barbed fittings are smaller diameter yet, since they fit inside the pipe. It is a good idea to properly size your system if you are installing any length of pipe or doing a large project. Good price for a quality fitting, and readily available.
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Here is another new arrival for my waterline replacement project, 3/4 X 1/2 In. Plastic PEX Barb ...
Here is another new arrival for my waterline replacement project, 3/4 X 1/2 In. Plastic PEX Barb Reducer five pack, by SharkBite. I am on a well system and the water pressure is fairly low. So all of the under the house runs are 3/4 in PEX, reduced to 1/2 in. PEX near the risers, and above the floor. Simply cut the PEX tubing squarely, slip on the crimp ring, and crimp with the appropriate crimping tool, Quick, simple, and clean. Another fine product from SharkBite.
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I have lots of good things to say about the SharkBite product line in general. But the SharkBite plastic pex fittings are my go to if I am doing pex with crimps. I have used the brass in the past but now try to stick to the plastic. Both are great - don't get me wrong. The brass is more expensive, and I would gladly pay more if I thought I was getting more value out of the brass. The issue I am faced with is that I see more homes where acidity has caused pin-holes in copper pipes. I know we are speaking about pex here, but I worry about brass failing over time when exposed to acidic water conditions. Plastic on the other hand is inert and I need not worry. These plastic pex fittings work every bit as good as the brass fittings and I have never had one fail. Cheap, simple easy to use - can't ask for much more.
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I will be using these to connect hoses for our window boxes as they do not hold any water pressur...
I will be using these to connect hoses for our window boxes as they do not hold any water pressure. I run hoses from our rain barrels to water garden boxes and sometimes I need to cut hoses to fit need. Right now I have been using copper tubing for this job and I think these will suit the bill for the job in mind. These are UV protected and should give me many years of outside work. I drill small holes on the topside of the hoses and this waters the areas I drill only and no settlement gets into holes to plug them. I know these are used for different work than I am doing but if it works use it.
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The 3/4 in. x 1/2 in. Plastic PEX Barb Reducer Coupling is an excellent fitting. The body of the fitting as well as both ends have a great finish, no sharp ends or burrs. Provides a good tight connection. I have specified and used this type of fitting for many years. I am now retired and spend most of my time in my yard and garden.Sometimes it is necessary to bring water to areas where the sprinklers just don't reach, vinyl tubing and barbed, threaded or compression fittings are perfect to reach these goals. Yes, I like and recommend these fittings. Ref: https://www.homedepot.com/p/SharkBite-3-4-in-x-1-2-in-Plastic-PEX-Barb-Reducer-Coupling-5-Pack-UP058A5/206133156
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PEX 3/4 inch to 1/2 inch plastic barbed reducing couplings are great to use when installing new P...
PEX 3/4 inch to 1/2 inch plastic barbed reducing couplings are great to use when installing new PEX tubing for new installations or retrofitting old work. I prefer the plastic fittings when installing PEX plumbing in my home. I have found that the brass fittings get calcification building up, and begin to plug-up within a year or so after installing them. That doesn't seem to happen with the plastic fittings.
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PEX has always had great products and this 1/2 inch coupler is no different. It comes in a 5-Pac...
PEX has always had great products and this 1/2 inch coupler is no different. It comes in a 5-Pack. You still need a clamp and a crimp rings to use these properly. I believe you can rent the crimping tool or you can purchase it if you will be doing a lot of work. The PEX coupler is very sturdy and does not feel like cheap plastic. I used it to run new 1/2 PEX for a whole home humidifier. Worked great!
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These seem very strong and a good value at 5 to a pack. They work great with PEX and are rated to...
These seem very strong and a good value at 5 to a pack. They work great with PEX and are rated to 200°F and 200 psi so they are handy for other projects too. Although you need the crimp tool and rings they are a cheaper alternative for pipe mending for things like irrigation systems than some of the other fittings and are one of those things that I find handy to have about.
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These things can be a time saver as well as a quick way to do repairs. I got a couple packs of these in different variations. The sizes I got were for rubber hose repairs and to make longer lengths as well as attach a barbed end adapter for some machinery.. So far so good even with some hot water running thru some they perform as I expected. Just used the last of them for a sump pump hose I actually use at home in a sink that tends to overflow during heavy rain storms. Saved me from having to wet vac the floor this last storm.
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These PEX couplings work as I expected them to work. Lightweight and easy to use, These pieces ar...
These PEX couplings work as I expected them to work. Lightweight and easy to use, These pieces are thick and appear to be extremely durable and I cannot imagine them failing in any way whatsoever.The 5 pack is good and would seem to be an overall average amount that anyone might need . I am converting existing copper in a rental property and choose PEX as the best long term choice.I recommend them,
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Got these connectors to use in running a new water line to an outside hose bib. I hadn't worked with PEX pipe before but given the location in a crawlspace it's characteristics (better freeze/burst protection, no need for glue, flexibility, etc.) it seemed to be a good choice. Working with the material was easy. I joined the PEX to the existing copper pipe by sweating on a tee to which I had already fused a PEX adapter. You could also use a snap-fit tee connector to accomplish this if you're not comfortable with soldering. The rest was simple. The PEX attaches easily to the adapter and these push-on elbows, secured with cinch clamps, make each connection fast and leak-free. I've done a lot of plumbing over the years, mostly copper and PVC, but I found PEX to be much easier and faster to work with. It will definitely be my choice for future projects.
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I really like these as they not only can be used as they are marketed for PEX tubing, but with any water tubing project around the house. Rated to 200°F and 200 psi, I have used these to repair my pond aerator air tubing after chasing out the Snapping turtle that was chewing through the air lines. As a matter of fact, I like these fittings more as they are less expensive than the old alternative splices and there's five in a pack. I have also used these for my garden water aeration system. Affordable, durable and flexible.
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I really like these as they not only can be used as they are marketed for PEX tubing, but with an...
I really like these as they not only can be used as they are marketed for PEX tubing, but with any water tubing project around the house. Rated to 200°F and 200 psi, I have used these to repair my pond aerator air tubing after chasing out the Snapping turtle that was chewing through the air lines. As a matter of fact, I like these fittings more as they are less expensive than the old alternative splices and there's five in a pack. I have also used these for my garden water aeration system. Affordable, durable and flexible.
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Anything PEX is some kinda good thing, especially for those of use that are NOT very proficient i...
Anything PEX is some kinda good thing, especially for those of use that are NOT very proficient in plumbing matters. When we had to redo one of our bathroom plumbing water supply that was ancient and leaking, thats when the greatness of PEX was introduced to me. Easy peasy install is one thing. These, as I have learned should be used with a special tool. I don't have one...YET! So if another leak comes up, I'll head to the store. But, if I MOW over my water hose...AGAIN!! I can always fix it with these couplings.
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I use these PEX compatible barbed couplings to replace old plumbing under my home and am pleased ...
I use these PEX compatible barbed couplings to replace old plumbing under my home and am pleased with the quality and ease of installation. To ensure a leak proof connection I use stainless steel crimp rings. I will also be using these fittings for hydroponic water distribution in my green house. They are well made and cost effective compared to other types of plumbing fittings.
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For PEX connections, I have a copper compression ring crimping tool, so it always seemed best to ...
For PEX connections, I have a copper compression ring crimping tool, so it always seemed best to use brass couplings - it seemed that the plastic ones might not hold up to the compression. But after seeing others use the plastic connectors, I decided to give it a try, and they work just fine. They are lighter and less expensive, so I might just make the switch.
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These PEX barb couplings are great to use. They come in a variety of fitting sizes with straight ...
These PEX barb couplings are great to use. They come in a variety of fitting sizes with straight connection and ninety degree connections. They provide a low cost solution to many plumbing applications. They are suitable for potable water as well. They are designed to work with copper crimp or stainless steel clamps and rings. Fitting sizes are all available and compatible with PEX piping. This is the best solution for irrigation and home watering systems. Excellent for splicing in repairs as well. I highly recommend these products for a variety of plumbing needs and solutions
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We are replacing old galvanized steel water pipes in the basement with SharkBite PEX tubing and ...
We are replacing old galvanized steel water pipes in the basement with SharkBite PEX tubing and fittings. Since the tubing is flexible it allows us elevate the pipes above the bottom of the floor joists so we will not have pipes below the ceiling. For areas where we have to join tubing I picked up SharkBite 3/4 in. plastic pex barb couplings. They come in a 5 pack and are easy to install and I opted to fasten with clamps.The product is simple and efficient. What used to take days of plumbing replacement now takes hours. It is a cost effective means of joining PEX tubing that will not require metal or soldering.
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