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Old January 16th 10, 03:48 AM posted to
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Default Sharkbite plumbing fittings - a bad idea?

On Sat, 16 Jan 2010 02:23:44 +0000 (UTC), "Smarty"

I am wondering whether there are any reasons to NOT use Sharkbite
push-fit plumbing fittings other than their relatively high cost?

Rather than sweat soldering, they seem like a really attractive and
very fast way to install copper plumbing without use of a torch or
solder. I am especially curious to know if they are holding up well,
and are as good as they appear on paper.

Any opinions would be most appreciated.


They can make a plumbing job go fast. Sharkbite fittings are amazing.
I used them during a water tank install and expansion tank a year ago
and they never leaked.