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New SharkBite Max

The original push-to-connect fitting – reengineered for enhanced performance.

Make Quicker, Stronger Pipe Connections with SharkBite Max™

The next generation SharkBite push-to-connect fittings makes leak repair, pipe transitions and plumbing installations faster and easier than ever before.

Higher Pressure Threshold

Max fittings can withstand double the burst pressure. *

Smoother Connections

The re-engineered fitting body lets you insert piping using half the insertion effort.*

More Reinforcement

A new stainless-steel collar adds double the strength and durability. 

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SharkBite Max FAQs

Using feedback from plumbers, we took SharkBite (1st Generation) and made a few enhancements to create SharkBite Max, a stronger and faster version of the industry-leading push-to-connect fitting.

SharkBite Max is stronger and faster because of a few key upgrades: 

  • A newly designed stainless-steel retainer delivers additional strength and double the burst pressure. 
  • SharkBite Max fittings no longer require tube liner for PEX applications per ASSE 1061. 
  • A re-engineered body allows you to insert the pipe using less effort for a smoother connection. 

ASSE 1061 no longer requires a tube liner for PEX. When using on HDPE SDR-9 pipe, a tube liner is required and needs to be supplied by the pipe manufacturer. When transitioning from CTS to polybutylene pipe with SharkBite Max, a tube liner is required and included on the polybutylene side (gray collar). 

SharkBite Max will be replacing 1st generation fittings in phases. This means you may see a mix of both options on shelves, but you’ll never see two versions of the same SKU. If you see a SharkBite Max SKU, it means the 1st generation SKU has been discontinued.

Yes, SharkBite Max has a 25-year warranty when properly installed and used with PEX, copper, CPVC and PE-RT pipe. You can get the full details of the warranty here.

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*Comparison relates to 1st generation SharkBite push-to-connect products.