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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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Hi, i have two questions..the first is why i have to put off the plastic cup inside if i use a copper pipe? and the second one the most important i have to place a 3 4 ball valve on the major line from the town pipe is it safe and secure for the next 25ye

Asked by: Mablis
Good morning, It is not required to remove the PEX Stiffener (Plastic Cup) when using Copper or CPVC. We, as a company, suggest leaving it in. It is required when our fittings are used on PEX tubing. Since Copper and CPVC are more rigid pipes, they don't required the stiffener. Our fittings are designed to last for a long time. The SharkBite connections on here should last 25 years easily. We have a two (2) year warranty on our ball valves but expect them to last longer than that.
Answered by: SharkBite_KM
Date published: 2016-04-28

So as long as the copper pipe  is clean, I don't have to prep the pipe before i push it into the ball valve, correct? 

Asked by: ugotal247
Good afternoon, As long as the pipe is free from any defects and is cleaned of old solder as well as remove any burrs that are left over from the cut, you don't have to prep it or make it shiny outside of that. Cut, clean, push.
Answered by: SharkBite_KM
Date published: 2016-04-19

Can I use your 1" Ball value on Schedule 40 1" main line for irrigation?

Asked by: MohMoh
Good morning, Our SharkBite products are only certified with Copper, PEX, or CPVC. If your schedule 40 pipe is PVC, you'll need to use a transition coupling (link here: to complete your project.
Answered by: SharkBite_KM
Date published: 2016-04-01

We need 3/8 by 3/8 coupling with a shut off. Can you help us. We have plasci piping.

Asked by: GeorgeWright
Good morning, The lowest SharkBite goes for shut off valves if 1/2". We do offer 3/8" couplings if you're willing to do without the shut off.
Answered by: sharkbite_rm
Date published: 2016-02-23

Is it recommended for hot water and durable and long lasting or is it used for a quick fix problem?

Asked by: Senator
Greetings, All our SharkBite fittings are certified up to 25 years. As long as you do not exceed our maximums on our spec sheets, it can be considered a permanent fitting. SharkBite Fitting spec sheet can be found here: SharkBite Ball Valve spec sheet can be found here:
Answered by: SharkBite_KM
Date published: 2016-02-22

Can you supply a valve 3/4 X 3/4 MIP? If not, what is the best way to create one?

Asked by: Puzzlar
Greetings, For ball valves, we only make female threaded. You could use a fitting nipple to convert the product from female to male. Fitting nipples should be found at most hardware stores.
Answered by: SharkBite_KM
Date published: 2016-02-22

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: 2016-04-18

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
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