SharkBite Fittings – Awesome or A Failure Waiting To Happen?

SharkBite Fittings – Awesome or A Failure Waiting To Happen?

http://amzn.to/2ier3e2 Here’s the one I keep in my truck in both 1/2″ & 3/4″ for most Plumbing emergencies.

SharkBite Plumbing Connectors – Matt’s Opinion on them… are they awesome, or a FAILURE waiting to happen?

Jordan Smith – https://www.youtube.com/jordansmithbuilds

Here’s the link to the blog post I mentioned. This is worth a read:
https://www.pexuniverse.com/leaks-sharkbite-and-other-brands-push-fittings-and-how-prevent-them

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A L says:

Instalked CPVC and shark bite connectors 8 years ago. For toilet valves, sink valves, CPVC to copper etc. Not one leak.

Pmelon says:

The removal tool absolutely does not work😖

dugan R says:

I've been using them for many years. Shutoff valves, couplings, caps. Much faster and they last. Haven't had a failure in my 13 years of using them. Been testing a 3/4 ball valve version as a main shutoff. It's been thru about 7 summers and winters, only the brass got dull. I trust them

Peter Goezinya says:

Have been using these since 2004 and have only had a handful of issues. Every time the issue was related to installers error. These fittings don't fail unless you install them incorrectly. Thousands have been installed behind walls without an issue. Install it correctly and you have nothing to worry about. Next on this channel this non-plumber will tell his followers that pro-press is bad too. It is obvious this man has minimal plumbing experience

Francis says:

Im a Contractor and I do share the same insecurities about using Shark Bites… no one in the world can tell me this things can last 20 years plus, because they been in the market since 2004

Sam Smester says:

will be awesome for a rainwater harvesting system pump station, no chlorine involved.

maczepa says:

I am a plumber and I would never use these on a Water heater….. Lots of people used these on recirc lines and they were prone to blow off because they aren't good for hot water.

David Crawford says:

I agree with everything you said. I use these only where I can monitor them.

jakestree1 says:

Much cheaper to solder fittings and they are solid

73snowram says:

thanks for a great informative video i have actually used them this week on my fridge supply water line, i also installed a water filter on that line using these connectors, do you think it is safe on that 1/4 inch line?

mannysepulveda1 says:

Looks like a good product for emergencys

Eric Johnson says:

As a homeowner, I have used them with success. But I read and follow directions typically. The cap, is very handy in spots as you have said. And Sharkbites are handy in areas where it just isn't practical or safe to get a torch in there and solder, or with pipes that have a very slow water drip through them and are next to impossible to solder properly. For sure, only use them in accessible areas where they can be visually inspected. Don't put them in a wall and drywall over it.

AGENT 47 says:

I only use the shark bite plugs for temporary use.. never for inside a wall.

Fox Family Heating and Air Conditioning says:

Thanks Matt

John Tran says:

It doesn't matter, if you do a sloppy job, you will get a sloppy result

drew swan says:

The gentleman mentions rubber. Misleading. The Pringle’s is likely vitron or nitrile. O ring lubricant would allow the Oring to slide and seal. Not a part of the seal but a mechanism of the seal. O rings use the operating pressure to seal

drew swan says:

The gentleman mentions rubber. Misleading. The Pringle’s is likely vitron or nitrile. O ring lubricant would allow the Oring to slide and seal. Not a part of the seal but a mechanism of the seal. O rings use the operating pressure to seal

Carl Maddox says:

I’m a plumbing / heating engineer from the UK and my opinion is that shark bite fittings or “push fit” , as we call them are ok for certain jobs , for instance where space is restricted , say under a sink , installing a washing machine or a supply for a dishwasher or a fridge
Also very good for temporary isolations and hook ups
But they must be readily accessible
I wouldn’t trust these things to last long term like traditional copper soldered fittings
Unfortunately here in the uk all the plumbing in new build properties constructed during the last 20 years has been done using the push fit system
All the pipe work and fittings are concealed within the fabric of the building and not readily accessible without ripping out walls , floors and ceilings
All done for cheap speedy construction but there will be a price to pay when all those rubber seals start to fail

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