How To: Install SharkBite Push-To-Connect Fittings
Learn how to install SharkBite brass push-to-connect fittings fast with this helpful How-To Video.
How To Install SharkBite Push-To-Connect Fittings Video Transcript:
The SharkBite Universal brass push-to-connect fittings create a seamless and easy transition between different types of pipe materials. No tools are required and the fittings can be even installed in wet lines. The fitting can be rotated after installation, so you can install without having to worry about how its positioned. They are also approved for behind the wall installations and burial. If the fitting is being installed for underground use, wrap with silicone self-adhesive tape before burying.
To get started, first identify the pipe material. SharkBite Universal brass push-to-connect fittings are compatible with PEX, Copper, CPVC, PE-RT and HDPE pipe. SharkBite fittings come with a PEX stiffener pre-loaded into the fitting for PEX, PE-RT and HDPE. The PEX stiffener does not need to be removed for Copper or CPVC applications.
Cut the pipe as cleanly and squarely as possible. Be sure the pipe is free of scratches and debris. If you are handling copper pipe, remove any sharp edges or burrs on the pipe. Next, use your SharkBite Deburr & Gauge Tool to measure and mark the insertion depth on your pipe. You can find the insertion depth chart here:
Push the fitting to the insertion mark you just made on the pipe. Now, turn on your water and check the connection.
Unlike other fittings, SharkBite Universal brass push-to-connect fittings can be removed and re-used if changes are necessary. To remove the fitting, use a SharkBite Disconnect Clip or Disconnect Tongs. To use the Disconnect Clip, snap it on to the pipe and pull up to the release collar. Press the release collar using the Disconnect Clip and pull the pipe from the fitting. To use the Disconnect Tongs, slide the tongs over the fitting and the pipe. Squeeze the tongs to press the fitting’s release collar and pull the pipe from the fitting. The SharkBite Universal brass push-to-connect fitting is ready to re-use.
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