The SharkBite Check Valve is a general purpose, spring loaded check valve that can be installed in seconds on copper, CTS, CPVC, and PEX. The SharkBite check valve can be installed horizontally or vertically and prevents the reverse flow of water through the water supply line.
- 1/2" X 1/2"
- 3/4" X 3/4"
- 1" X 1"
Can you use this on tubing other than copper
Our Check Valves can be used on Copper, PEX and CPVC.
Date published: 2016-08-22
Hi folks,, just wondering what the crack pressure of a 1/2 inch sharkbite check valve is?? Also how much will it reduce flow by?
All SharkBite fittings are certified up to 200 psi. Flow reduction will be very minimal, so much that you most likely will not notice a difference, possibly a few psi, if that.
Date published: 2016-08-17
I'm looking for the check valve in a pressure washer. Can you please send me a picture with the instructions on how to replace the original check valves and how to install them? Can you please be sure to include the before and after pictures?
We do not manufacture pressure washers. We are unclear regarding your request. Please feel free to give us a call at 1-877-700-4242 between 8 am - 6 pm est Monday through Friday or by e-mail at email@example.com
Date published: 2016-08-08
I have leaky swing check valve on the 1" copper supply line coming from my high efficiency gas boiler. Can a 1" shark bite check valve be used as a replacement?
As long as your system does not exceed 200 PSI or 200 Degrees Fahrenheit, you should have not issues using our check valve is a potable water application.
Date published: 2016-07-11
How much flow will be restricted by the 3/4 inch version. I have 15 GPM at 42psi. What would be the flow rate after inserting the back flow preventer?
The check valve requires 2 PSI to open it. You shouldn't see a dramatic flow rate drop. Maybe a few PSI and fraction of GPM loss.
Date published: 2016-06-13
i'm not familiar with names of different pipes. will sharkbite work on galvanized pipe to copper pipe?
No. SharkBite is only certified with Copper, CPVC or PEX pipe. We do not recommend using it on galvanized pipe.
Date published: 2016-06-03
Does sharkbite make an expandable fitting for a pipe connection where there is no way to pull or move the pipe to connect together
No. All our fittings are push to connect. We do offer slip couplings but these are designed to repair a gap (up to 2 inches) in a pipe and not to extend the length of the pipe.
Date published: 2016-06-03
IS THIS A SPRING LOADED RESILIENT SEAT BALL CHECK VALVE. I HAVE A NEED FOR A SPECIAL APPLICATION TO PREVENT A BACKFLOW PREVENTER FROM SPITTING WITH WATER FLUCTUATION.
Yes. The check is spring loaded with a ball check.
Date published: 2016-04-15