Rated 5 out of
Easiest replacement you can makeThese Sharke Bite Push to Connect ball valves are the easiest replacement you can make to any current old shutoff valve. Follow the written or video instructions and you will become the “expert” plumber in no time. No more dripping solder, burning studs or joists, no more burning your fingers, no more time waste draining existing pipes and allowing to dry. I installed this valve for a shutoff valve of an existing exterior hose bib which was located just above my main service. I was able to easily disconnect the pipe on the house side of the meter, then unsolder the existing old gate valve. I then just slipped this valve into place starting at the top, then working down towards the meter. Took less than 10 minutes and I have NO LEAKS.
This valve comes with a removal tool which comes in handy for a re-do or removal.
I use nothing but Shark Bite products these days as they are cost efficient and save time for repairs or even new work. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2017-06-26
Rated 5 out of
Great product! Easy to install and reasonable cost.Great product! Easy to install and reasonable cost.
Date published: 2017-06-27
Rated 5 out of
Easy install value with drainThe SharkBite ½ inch ball value with drop ear is designed to work with Copper, PEX, CPVC, and PE-RT half inch OD diameter pipe. It is an easy connect system, you measure and cut the pipe to length, leaving enough extra length of pipe to fit inside each connection (about an inch), and slip the connector on both ends of the pipe. You can easily rotate the valve on the pipe when the value is installed, and it can be removed using the SharkBite removal tool (a few bucks) to either reposition or reuse the value. I love these fittings as they eliminate the need to solder copper pipe, and can be used to change pipe materials without any additional adaptors. The value comes with built in PEX sleeves to provide rigidity, and the sleeves do not have to be removed if you use the fittings with copper pipe (although you can remove them with needle nose plyers). I’m using this value in addition to a ¾ inch to ½ inch tee to tie into an existing copper water line and run PEX pipe to a new outdoor faucet. I wanted a shut off value and this does the trick. Having the drop ear provides a solid way to mount the value, and having a drain port with cap built into the side of the value allows me to drain the line in the winter. Ball valve works smoothly. I am a big fan of SharkBite products, and this valve did not disappoint. The ease of use and convenience to install these fittings saves times and aggravation, and in my opinion is well worth the cost over a copper fitting you need to solder. I have never had a leak issue, and the fittings are suitable for potable water supply and meet most building codes. Value is rated for 200 psi and is lead free. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
As the world leader in push-to-connect plumbing systems, SharkBite strives to innovate efficient plumbing solutions that improve performance and save time when installing new systems or making repairs. We believe that it is our unwavering commitment to innovating new solutions for optimizing efficiency and reliability that make SharkBite a pioneer and the hallmark of push-to-connect plumbing solutions for plumbing professionals.
Our comprehensive range of plumbing fittings, water control valves and PEX pipe has made SharkBite the only total plumbing solution from meter to fixture. No solder, unions, clamps or glue is required, improving repair and installation efficiency and minimizing lost time on the job. The SharkBite system lowers the chance of making errors, reducing potential leaks and customer callbacks. It has the versatility to join copper, CPVC, PEX, PE-RT, and HDPE pipe in any combination with leak free seals, even on wet lines. One manufacturer with a complete set of solutions for improving plumbing efficiency and getting the job done.