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Old 05-25-2012, 03:33 AM   #1
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Who is a fan of what and why?

I would like to hear the pros and cons to applications if possible.



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Old 05-25-2012, 03:57 AM   #2
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I prefer Sharkbite as a temporary fix and a crimp as a permanent solution.



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sharkbite is awesome if in an accesiblle place, that is the only place it should be used.

crimp, 100% better than sharkbite and will last and not fail .

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Old 05-25-2012, 12:34 PM   #4
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I prefer Sharkbite as a temporary fix and a crimp as a permanent solution.
This is were my vote goes.

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Old 09-10-2012, 01:53 AM   #5
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This is were my vote goes.

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I agree again 100%. Shark bite or "tektite" fittings are temporary fixes only. That goes for anything that has an o-ring seal for that matter. I stock them in my trucks for temporary use only. And the caps work great for demo situations!

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I prefer Sharkbite as a temporary fix and a crimp as a permanent solution.
Same with me. I like them on freeze ups in the middle of the night because they are fast and easy but I consider them temporary as well. I've only had one fitting leak but just don't trust them longevity wise yet.
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:09 AM   #7
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what about pro press? same thing isn't it?

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Old 11-11-2012, 11:28 AM   #8
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Though I haven't used ProPress, I do believe that the fittings have an Oring inside. The press tool crimps the copper fitting against the outer wall of the pipe, making a ridgid connection, unlike the SharkByte fitting, which has some movement to it. This makes it probably a better fitting than a SharkByte, but I still question ProPress in a long term situation. Time will tell.

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Shark bite is much more expensive than other methods of joining, but can mate two totally different material types as long as the outside diameter is the same. It also works well if the liquid in the pipe can not be stopped or can not be turned off. Shark bite has not been around long enough to prove itself as a long term solution.

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Old 11-23-2012, 12:29 AM   #10
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Both are for the home owners and want to be plumbers. Real plumber use copper



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