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SharkBite is the Push-Fit connection system that is really taking hold. It’s the easiest way to join copper, CPVC, or PEX pipe in any combination with no soldering, clamps, unions, or glue. Just insert the pipe and the stainless steel teeth bite down and grip tight, while a specially formulated O-ring compresses to create a perfect seal. Disassembly is just as fast using the simple disconnect tool so fittings and valves can be easily changed and reused. They can even be rotated after assembly for easier installation in tight spaces. Get SharkBite and get a grip on your next plumbing project.


IGC 157-2010

ASSE 1061


NSF/ANSI 372-2010

SizesPart #
1/2" X 1/2"
3/4" X 3/4"
1" X 1"
1/2" SharkBite X 1/2" FNPT
3/4" SharkBite X 3/4" FNPT
1" SharkBite X 1" FNPT


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Can a ball valve be used as a temporary end cap on a 1/2" copper residential line?

Asked by: Inspector Gadget
Greetings, There shouldn't be any issue using a ball valve as an end cap. We would suggest wrapping the non-installed side with a bag to keep debris or dust from getting inside and drying out the O-ring. This could cause it to become unable for reuse.
Answered by: SharkBite_KM
Date published: 2016-01-25

I want to create a home-run system using a 12-port 1/2" outlet copper manifold...would these valves connect directly to a copper manifold and would there be enough room to manipulate the handles on each valve (assume 3" on centre between outlets)?

Asked by: JK443
Greetings JK443, You'll need 7/8 inch insertion depth for 1/2 inch SharkBite Push To Connect Fittings. Regarding the handle, you can review the ball valve spec sheets at this link:
Answered by: SharkBite_KM
Date published: 2016-01-21

It says on the package the ball valve came in you can get cancer from a chemical known in this product,please explain 

Asked by: Emma Mac
Greetings Emma Mac, The warning label is required for products sold in the state of California per Prop 65 – The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 which requires manufacturers to provide a “clear and reasonable” warning before exposing anyone to a chemical listed in the Act. SharkBite fittings contain less than 0.25% lead content per the wetted surface, which is required of all potable plumbing products, and they meet all national plumbing product certifications (as applicable), including: ASSE 1061: Performance Requirements for Push-Fit fittings NSF/ANSI Standard 61: Certification for Drinking Water System Components – Health Effects NSF/ANSI Standard 14: Plastics Piping System Components and Related Materials NSF/ANSI Standard 372: Lead Content Certification
Answered by: SharkBite_KM
Date published: 2015-12-15

How come you don't make shut off valves with mnpt end. I would love to see these made to be able to easily hook up to a whole house water filtration system.

Asked by: mac1
Greetings Mac1, I have pushed this information over to our manufacturing team. If enough demand/request come over, I'm sure its something they'd be interested in looking into. In the mean time, you could take a Female Adapter Ball Valve and add a nipple to it to convert it to a Male thread.
Answered by: SharkBite_KM
Date published: 2015-11-30

what is the highest temp these fittings can handle?

Asked by: Dave848
Greetings Dave848, Our SharkBite fittings can withstand up to 200 degrees Fahrenheit.
Answered by: SharkBite_KM
Date published: 2016-01-11

Good day. Using your Ball Valves, 22222-0000LF & 22185-0000LF. Is there a different handle for these? The handle needs to be above the valve 1 1/2". Installing a identification/position cover. Have to ask. Could fab my own, prefer not to.

Asked by: Nina
Greetings Nina, Neither of these ball valves are going to have the handle above 1-1/2. We measured the 1/2" and 3/4" ball valves and the handles are roughly 3/4".
Answered by: SharkBite_KM
Date published: 2015-11-05

Is the on position the open or closed position

Asked by: dummyy
Greetings Dummyy, When the ball valve is in the "On" position, it will be open.
Answered by: SharkBite_KM
Date published: 2015-11-02

I have a pex pipe that says 1/2" cts 5/8" of. what size shark bite would I need to transition the pipe to cpvc ?

Asked by: Ryan
Greeting Ryan, All our SharkBite connectors are sized based off Copper Tube size. If the pipe says 1/2" CTS, you can uses any of our 1/2" fittings. At this time, all our 5/8" fittings are for none potable applications. They are not lead free and we would not recommend using them in a potable system.
Answered by: SharkBite_KM
Date published: 2016-01-11
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