SharkBite Pipe Insulators are used to insulate/protect PEX pipe or tubing in residential and commercial plumbing applications. The insulator will protect and insulate pipe and can be used to run lengths of pipe through wooden studs and metal joists.
Rated 5 out of
Works great! Don't have to worry about wood edges rubbing a hole in the pex plumbing. I thought t...Works great! Don't have to worry about wood edges rubbing a hole in the pex plumbing. I thought the hole they wanted you to drill in joist was big, but it worked out fine.
Date published: 2017-01-31
Rated 5 out of
These work great.Worked great. You will need a 1 1/4 or 1 1/2 inch paddle bit to use these in 2x4's.
Date published: 2016-06-24
Rated 5 out of
Exactly as described!...Exactly as described!
What size hole do we drill into the steel or wood stud?
1/2" Dia PEX needs a ______" Hole in Stud
3/4" Dia PEX needs a ______" Hole in Stud
1" Dia PEX needs a _____" Hole in Stud
For the Sharkbite insulators to correctly fit?
Asked by: BWH1
Thanks for contacting SharkBite! The hole size for all of our insulators is going to be 1-3/8". For this product only the ID changes.
Answered by: SharkBite_BH
Date published: 2018-08-20
Do you install a Sharkbite pipe insulator in the stud before running the pipe or can you install them after you run the pipe (of course with the proper size hole)?
Asked by: RichF
SharkBite pipe insulators should be installed in the stud before running the pipe.
Answered by: SharkBite118
Date published: 2018-06-12
Just to clarify the older question here: What size hole do I need to drill into my joists so that I can fit these PEX Insulators? Not the size of the PEX or copper pipe, we want to know the outer diameter of the insulators (all 3 sizes).
Asked by: xxPaulCPxx
A good rule of thumb would be approximately 1 inch larger than the diameter of the pipe. We are working to get a more exact installation size, but we measured the 1/2 and it's coming out at approximately 1-1/2 inches.
Answered by: SharkBite_KM
Date published: 2018-07-18
What diameter holes are each size (1/2", 3/4", and 1") designed to fit into? If I were to pre-drill holes for them, what size bit would I use?
Asked by: Wilco
All our supports are labeled to reflect Copper Tube Size (Inside Diameter), but takes in account the wall thickness variable allowed under Copper Tube Sizing regulations. Most Outside Diameter for these are the next eighth. So 1/2 inch would be 5/8 inch or 3/4 inch would be 7/8 inch. If you still have questions or any concerns, please feel free to reach out to us at 1-877-700-4242 between 8am to 6 pm est Monday - Friday.
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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.