SharkBite is the market leader in Push Fit products. With all leaders, there are followers.
However, research proves SharkBite™ unparalleled quality and performance amongst other products in the market.
Why is it so important?
SharkBite fittings use solid forged brass bodies which give it the strength and dependability it is known for.
Our solid forged brass bodies give it the strength to withstand chemical attacks on the material.
With less quality standard brass materials the chemical attack will result in dezincification ultimately resulting in leaking fittings.
SharkBite is leading the industry standards to ensure Dezincification doesn’t occur to insure qualityTested to AS2345 standards
Californian Law AB 1953 states that maximum amount of lead in brass products is under 0.25%. So are the other products really lead free?
.24% Lead Sharkbite ensures that our brass is manufactured to a maximum of 0.24%. Which is less than Federal regulation requires per the Safe Drinking Water Act (Sec. 1417).
.60% Lead We found typical levels of around 0.60% lead in other products. But can claim to be “Lead Free” by definition based on surface areas of
Push-fit plumbing fittings depend on a rubber o-ring for their performance, both in the short term and the long term. In this test, the amount of sealing force is measured after a duration under normal compression. The more sealing force that remains, the better.
The acceptable loss of sealing force after seven days, according to EN681-1, is 30%, or a retained force of 70%.
SharkBite beats the acceptable loss of sealing force by 15%According to EN681-1
Method ASTM D6284After 8 weeks exposed to chloramine solution
After years in service, SharkBite knows that there is no substitute for quality steel in our grab rings. That’s why we use better grade steel than any other grab ring products.
We use only 316 grade stainless steel in our SharkBite fittings to ensure corrosion resistance in all conditions.