Place the SharkBite depth tool on your pipe and make a mark 1 inch in from the edge. Slide the SharkBite water shut off valve onto your pipe and PRESTO, you’re done. I did this for my shower/bathtub but they make shut off valves for toilets and sinks.
Keeping this in consideration, what is the life expectancy of a SharkBite fitting?
SharkBite fittings and PEX pipe carry a 25-year warranty against any manufacturer’s defect as long as the item has been installed in accordance with the installation instructions and complies with local code.
Additionally, are SharkBite fittings legal? Fact: SharkBite fittings are approved by the Uniform Plumbing Code and International Plumbing Code for permanent installation. In fact, the only way to properly remove SharkBite Universal fittings is to use the SharkBite disconnect tongs and disconnect clips.
Accordingly, is Shark Bite plumbing reliable?
If you need to repair or replace copper plumbing in your home, a SharkBite fitting is an excellent choice. Sharkbites are approved for use underground and behind walls, but installing them there could be risky. A SharkBite fitting contains a rubber O-ring, which is not best for permanent connections.
How much pipe does a shark bite need?
SharkBite Fittings / Pipe Size Compatibility / Pipe Insertion Depth
|SharkBite Fitting Size (In.)
|Nominal Pipe Size
|Pipe Insertion Depth Fraction (In.)
|3/8 in. CTS
|1/2 in. CTS
|5/8 in. CTS
|3/4 in. CTS