DISCONNECT CLIPS

DISCONNECT CLIPS is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 56.
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Information

Need to make a change to an installed SharkBite fitting or remove it? Disassembly is fast and easy using the Disconnect Clip. This product is available in a variety of sizes ranging from 1/4” to 1”.

SizesPart #
1/4" Disconnect Clip
U706
3/8" Disconnect Clip
U708
1/2" Disconnect Clip
U710
5/8" Disconnect Clip
U3712
3/4" Disconnect Clip
U712
1" Disconnect Clip
U714

Reviews

Rated 2 out of 5 by from Sharkbite removal clip The concept is good, i.e., a simple push-to-release tool but execution is bad for two reasons...at minimum. First, the inner spring may or may not rerelease successfully depending upon the uniformity of pressure against the circumference of the spring ring. For me though the most important failure has to do with dependence upon thumb pressure to push the clip against the fitting collar. My thumb joint will not stand the pressure on it due to arthritis so I am pondering a plier-like tool that I can slip the clip into and use squeezing action to do the job. Here as usual, the product line was designed by young minds that have no concept of age related limitations.
Date published: 2016-06-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Absolutely worthless I was told to buy the disconnect clip because it will be the best $2 you will ever spend. The Sharkbite fitting I installed did not seat the full 3/4 of an inch and when I tried to remove it with the disconnect clip, nothing moved. After pulling the clip towards the fitting with my right hand and pulling on the copper pipe with my left hand for at least 10 minutes, I decided it was better to make a second cut on the copper pipe below the Sharkbit fitting versus inadvertently bending the copper. I ended up making another trip to HD, buying a second fitting and a longer hose. I have taken the fitting with copper in it to my workbench and still cannot disconnect the copper with the clip. My experience with Sharkbite is buy double.
Date published: 2016-05-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Do not rely on this. Yesterday my friend and I wasted at least an hour trying to remove a fitting... Do not rely on this. Yesterday my friend and I wasted at least an hour trying to remove a fitting with this. Then as an experiment we connected a spare fitting to a length of Pex and out in the open tried again and again, using bare hands and even pushing against the clip with channel locks. At times using both of us, 4 hands. Finally we drove to Home Depot and bought the $8-and-change removal tongs which worked. 2 grown men with fairly strong hands trying again and again to use this little clip. Nearly impossible unless you get really lucky. My hands are still sore.
Date published: 2017-07-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not possible to use this removal tool at all. There is no way to get enough hand strength to pull... Not possible to use this removal tool at all. There is no way to get enough hand strength to pull off a push on coupling. I have a straight water line going vertical, in a 2'x2' space under a sink with drain pipes in my way and have to get a grip on this tiny plastic thing, hold onto the pipe and pull up. Not possible, and I am small framed woman I could not even see a larger person trying to use this thing in tight spaces. Maybe this product would work, if the pipe was horizontal and you had some elbow room, you could get the coupling off.
Date published: 2017-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great little tool This tool is a must have when installing any Sharkbite connections. I just installed two 3/4" connections. The first one went on just great, very quickly. With the second one, the connection went in halfway and stopped. I went down to my local hardware store and picked up this tool and very quickly removed the second connector and found a little bump on the underside of the pipe that prevented complete installation. I removed the bump and successfully reinstalled the connection all the way on. Without this little tool I would have been stuck with a failed installation.
Date published: 2016-10-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very difficult to use, hard to catch the ridge of a part, with its tiny body the clip is not easy... Very difficult to use, hard to catch the ridge of a part, with its tiny body the clip is not easy to hold and apply a force to disconnect a part, especially in a limited working area; also it's broken easily.
Date published: 2016-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from not sure other reviewers knew what they were doing I am a professional remodeler contractor that is constantly using pex to copper or pex to pvc with shark bite connections. When you consider you are using a fitting designed to be water tight, the fact that it can be removed at all is remarkable. Today was the first time i needed to remove a shark bite temporarily. The removal clip worked far easier than i would have thought. I had my helper pull the pipe opposite of me pushing in the disconnect (shark bite has a video). The shark bite released so easily I lost my balance. Maybe because i was using on 3/4 copper to 3/4 copper - but it worked as described. Maybe other users were using connectors not made by shark bite, or trying to disconnect from pex. But it worked for me
Date published: 2018-07-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Could not make the shark bite removal tool work. I installed shark bite connectors and needed to remove them due to a leak. So, I tried to use the removal tool, but to no avail. Very frustrating since the internet videos showed that removal was quite easy. I tried this on two sets of shark bite connectors. Same story. I even tried using a wrench as some videos suggested and that did not work either. Frustrated. Gave up and called a plumber who could solder my copper tubing pieces together. No more shark bite for me.
Date published: 2015-06-20
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Questions

How do you use the removal tool

Asked by: richard db
Hello, To release a SharkBite fitting please follow the steps shown below. Please note that pulling on the fitting or pipe prior to compressing the release collar will make removal more difficult. 1. Place the SharkBite disconnect clip around the pipe with the non-branded face against the release collar. If using the SharkBite disconnect tongs, place the teeth around the fitting assembly. The fork end with the SharkBite brand logo should be positioned around the pipe and the other end around the neck of the fitting. 2. Push the clip so that it compresses the release collar and then pull the pipe with a twisting action. If using the SharkBite disconnect tongs, squeeze the tool with one hand and pull the pipe with a twisting action to release the pipe. 3. Check the fitting and pipe end for damage. The fitting and pipe should be free of damage, foreign objects and marks on the outside diameter. If the pipe is damaged or marked, then cut and use a new section of pipe. Below is a link to our installation/removal video. The removal process starts at 1:25. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4w2q8Ust7U Best regards,
Answered by: SharkBite_BH
Date published: 2018-10-11

when connecting the sharkbite fitting to copper pipe do I remove the plastic sleeve inside

Asked by: augie
Hello, The tube stiffeners are required when using PEX, PE-RT or HDPE tubing but do not need to be removed when using copper or CPVC pipe. If you would like to remove the tube stiffeners when using our fittings with copper of CPVC pipe you may do so by using a pair of needle nose pliers. You must be careful to avoid damaging the O-ring and/or grab ring when removing the stiffeners. Regards
Answered by: SharkBite118
Date published: 2018-10-08

How to remove a shark bite from 3/8 soft copper

Asked by: Sherlinda w
Hello, SharkBite push-to-connect fittings are not suitable for use with soft copper (rigid copper only). Please see the disconnecting instructions in the link below. http://www.sharkbite.com/sharkbite/wp-content/uploads/SharkBite_Installation_Instructions_2018_WEB.pdf Regards
Answered by: SharkBite118
Date published: 2018-09-04

How do you use the disconnect tool

Asked by: James Garner
Hello, Thanks for contacting SharkBite! To use the disconnect clip, start by putting the clip on the pipe with the branded side facing away from the fitting. Slide the clip down the pipe until it is resting against the tan plastic collar. Then apply pressure to the clip by using your index and middle finger. Squeeze the clip until the tan collar compresses. While the collar is compressed you can remove the fitting from the pipe. Below is a link to our installation video (at 1:25 the disconnect process starts). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4w2q8Ust7U&t=1s Best regards,
Answered by: SharkBite_BH
Date published: 2018-09-15

How to disconnect the pvc pipe from the push in valve?

Asked by: Sonja
Hello, Disconnect instructions for our PVC push-to-connect fittings can be found in the link below. A PVC disconnect clip will be needed (bottom link). http://www.sharkbite.com/sharkbite/wp-content/uploads/SB_PVCFittings_SpecSheet_072715.pdf http://www.sharkbite.com/product/pvc-depth-gauge-disconnect-clips/ Thank you
Answered by: SharkBite118
Date published: 2018-08-02

How do you use the orange removal clip on a pvc or cpvc?

Asked by: Sonja
Hello, The orange removal tool can be used on the standard SharkBite Universal fittings that are compatible with copper, PEX, CPVC, PE-RT and HDPE. There is a different disconnect clip for PVC fittings (link below). Below you will also find a link to our installation/disconnecting video (Disconnect starts a 1:30) and our installation guide (written disconnect instructions on page 3). http://www.sharkbite.com/product/pvc-depth-gauge-disconnect-clips/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4w2q8Ust7U http://www.sharkbite.com/sharkbite/wp-content/uploads/SharkBite_Installation_Instructions_2018_WEB.pdf Best regards,
Answered by: SharkBite_BH
Date published: 2018-07-30

I need to remove a 5/16" shark bite connector. I do not see a removal tool in that size on your website. How do I remove this coupling? Suggestion - require your retailers ( like Lowe's) to carry the removal tool for the valves they sell.

Asked by: alex923
Hello, SharkBite does not offer a 5/16" fitting that requires a removal tool. For further assistance please contact Customer Service at 877-700-4242. Best regards,
Answered by: SharkBite_BH
Date published: 2018-06-18

How to disassembly, and disconnect.

Asked by: Charles O
Hello, SharkBite fittings can be removed using either our disconnect clip (orange U-shaped tool) or disconnect tongs. While holding the fitting in place, use either tool to compress the tan/yellow plastic collar. Once the collar is compressed you can pull the pipe out of the fitting. Below are links to videos explaining this process in more detail. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FDBaXBUPNg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAWzIAbutqM Best regards,
Answered by: SharkBite_BH
Date published: 2018-05-29
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