remove a shark bite

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  1. JoeT

    JoeT New Member

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    Hi folks, is there a way to remove a shark bite coupler from a copper pipe?
  2. JoeT

    JoeT New Member

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    never mind....I found the answer.....helps to search first....thanks folks
  3. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    Sb

    Not sure which advice you found, but if you do not have the regular removal tool, a Crescent wrench adjusted to the tubing size pushing against the removal collar will take it off.
  4. nhmaster

    nhmaster Master Plumber

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    This tool will also work :D

    That weren't funny... forgive me lord:eek:

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  5. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    funny?

    This tool will also work :D

    That weren't funny... forgive me lord:eek:[/quote]

    Actually you are partly correct. It would not be the first time I have used a smaller version of that "TOOL" applied to the side of the Crescent wrench to persuade a tight SB fitting to surrender.
  6. nhmaster

    nhmaster Master Plumber

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    spent the day at a PHCC sponsored trade shows. Sharkbites and pex as far as the eye can see.:mad:
  7. seaofnames

    seaofnames DIY Senior Member

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    I'm guessing its the way of the future!

    I'd never use a SB for a permanent installation.

    Copper should always be used in some degree, but DIYs look for quicker/easier ways to install pipe, not necessarily better ways.
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