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How To: Transition Between Copper, Polybutylene, PVC, CPVC and PEX

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Need to transition from polybutylene or PVC to PEX, copper or CPVC pipe? Or from copper to PEX? SharkBite push-to-connect transition fittings enable you to quickly transition from one pipe material to another in several combinations, saving costly time during repairs.

Push-to-Connect Transition Fittings for Any Pipe Type

SharkBite transition fittings have different collar colors based on their pipe material compatibility.

  • Transition from polybutylene by using fittings with a gray collar.
  • Transition from PVC by using transition fittings with a white collar, which are compatible with schedule 40, 80 and 120 PVC.
  • Transition between CTS pipes – like copper to PEX – by using fittings with a tan collar, which are compatible with PEX, copper, CPVC or SDR-9 HDPE tubing.

How to Install SharkBite Push-to-Connect Transition Pipe Fittings

  1. Cut the pipe as cleanly and squarely as possible and ensure it’s free of scratches and debris. If you are working with copper pipe, be sure to use your SharkBite deburr and gauge tool to remove any sharp edges or burrs.
  2. Use your deburr and gauge tool to measure and mark the insertion depth.
  3. Push the fitting up to the insertion mark you made.
  4. Turn on your water and check the connection.

All SharkBite transition fittings are approved for behind-the-wall and underground installation. Since no special tools, glue, crimping, or soldering are required, working in tight spaces is faster and easier. If transition fittings are being buried underground, remember to wrap them with silicone self-adhesive tape to protect the fitting.

Read more: How SharkBite Transition Fittings Make Repipes and Repairs Smoother


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