How To: Install Push-to-Connect Supply Stop Valves
SharkBite offers push-to-connect supply stop valves that connect PEX, copper, CPVC and HDPE water supply lines for faucets, toilets, refrigerators, dishwashers, ice makers, and humidifiers. These push-to-connect stop valves range from single valves and connection kits with separate pieces to one-piece connectors for toilets and faucets that make the job quick.
How to Install SharkBite Push-to-Connect Supply Stop Valves
- Identify the stub-out. Determine if your stub-out comes out of the wall or floor. If it comes out of the wall, you’ll need an angle stop valve. If it comes out of the floor, you’ll need a straight stop valve. Some projects require one stop valve while others require two, so be sure to get the appropriate amount before beginning your project.
- Shut off the water. The safest way to do this is through the main water shut-off. Then, continue to relieve pressure and drain the supply lines by opening a nearby faucet. If necessary, disconnect any old supply lines and remove old stop valves.
- Cut the stub-out squarely. Make sure to leave enough pipe to insert the supply stop. If you’re working with a copper stub-out, make sure to deburr the pipe.
- Mark the depth and install the valve. Using a deburr and gauge tool, mark the proper depth on the stub-out. Push the supply stop valve onto the pipe to the mark.
- Connect the stop valve to the fixture. Finish by connecting the supply stop valve to the fixture. Hand-tighten the nut until snug and then, using a wrench, tighten one quarter-turn. Be sure not to overtighten.
- Test the connection. Turn the supply stop valve to the open position then turn on the main water line. Check to ensure there are no leaks or loose connections.