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How Much Pressure Can SharkBite Max Take?

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Putting SharkBite Max to the Test 

Using an industry-standard pressure testing chamber, our team of engineers put a SharkBite Max fitting  under immense water pressure to see how it would hold up. SharkBite Max is rated to 250 psi, but to demonstrate just how strong this new generation of fittings is, we went beyond the usual water pressure. At 2094 psi, the press fitting capping off the end of the pipe burst off the pipe while SharkBite Max held strong.

Approvals and Ratings 

SharkBite Max fittings are rated to 200°F and 250 psi with a 25-year warranty for PEX, copper, CPVC and PE-RT applications and a 5-year warranty with HDPE SDR-9. See below for all approvals and click here for more information and SharkBite Max resources.

  • ASSE 1061
  • CSA B125.3
  • NSF/ANSI 14
  • NSF/ANSI/CAN 372
  • ASTM E84
  • CAN/ULC S102.2
  • UL 263
  • ASTM E119
  • CAN/ULC S101 

SharkBite Max Applications 

With a new stainless-steel retainer, SharkBite Max has double the burst pressure of and is stronger than the first-generation fittings. They are made with a high-performance DZR lead-free brass body for a durable connection.  

They are compatible with PEX, copper, CPVC, PE-RT, polybutylene and HDPE SDR-9 pipe and can be installed on wet lines, making them versatile. SharkBite fittings can also be easily removed using a disconnect clip, disconnect tongs or pro disconnect tool.  
Read More: 3 Common SharkBite Installation Mistakes to Avoid

See below for all major applications, and click here for more information.  

  • Behind-the-wall with no access panels
  • Underground when wrapped in silicone tape
  • Service & repair
  • Pipe transitions 

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