Sharkbite

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by vlee1973, Oct 21, 2010.

  1. vlee1973

    vlee1973 New Member

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    What happens when you don't remove the sleeve when attaching the sharkbite to cooper? I'm asking because I did it.
  2. Jerome2877

    Jerome2877 In the Trades

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    Nothing its just easy to install without one in.
  3. bobur7

    bobur7 New Member

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    Per the Sarkbit website "The SharkBite® fittings have an integral Tube Support Insert that is effective in supporting PEX tubing to ensure the O-ring seals correctly on the outside of the PEX tubing. The Tube Support Insert is not required when using CPVC and copper tubing; however it is not necessary to remove the insert when using these materials."
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