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Old 04-02-2017, 04:54 PM   #1
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Default Push to connect connectors - safe?

I just saw these at Home Depot. Are they as good and secure as sweating pipes?


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Old 04-03-2017, 01:14 PM   #2
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If you are referring to Sharkbite fittings, I will come out and say no.

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Old 04-04-2017, 02:52 AM   #3
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Good for a temp repair, I wouldn't use them on my house for anything permanent
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Old 04-10-2017, 05:37 AM   #4
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I need to agree, with the above. Not a fan of the bite fittings, or push fittings in general. I had a bit of a bad experience. For anything permanent i started a to use a lot of stainless steel press fittings , most of the larger brands like, offer these, ProPress, GDPress, etc..

Most of the bite fittings are still not offered in stainless steel, and in the applications that I would possible use them for, i mainly work with stainless steel pipes. Only exception and alternative to shark bite fittings are VSH Tectile fittings from Seppelfricke. Difficult to get in the United States though.
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the fittings are nice when ur in a pinch wouldn’t use them all the time
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Old 10-21-2017, 03:16 AM   #6
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If you are connecting copper to copper, nothing is going to hold as strong as a soldered joint

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