See how to repair copper (or CPVC) pipe leaks permanently without any soldering by using SharkBite products.
G’day, welcome to SharkBite training videos. In this video, we’re going to show you how to repair a freeze break in a ½” copper line. Since this is a small break, we can cut a section of the break, no more than 2″, and use a SharkBite slip coupling to make the repair.
First, turn the water off. Remember, SharkBite fittings can be installed wet or dry. After you’ve cut, deburred, and marked your pipe, simply push the end of coupling, marked “slip end”, over the copper as far as it will go. Using a disconnect clip on the slip end of the fitting, slide the coupling back over the adjoining piece of copper until it clicks and reaches the correct depth gauge mark.
Do not withdraw the slip end any further than the depth gauge mark.
You have now finished your repair and can turn your water back on. Now you know how to repair a freeze break in a ½” copper line using a SharkBite slip repair coupling.