Tube support liner removal in Shark Bite?

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by lisa99, Sep 24, 2007.

  1. lisa99

    lisa99 New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2007
    Location:
    Nevada
    In another Shark Bite-related thread, NYplumma says "Remember, if you're using them on copper pipe, take the plastic insert out."

    The instruction sheet for installing the product says the tube support liner "may" be removed for copper and CPVC.

    I replaced a mixer valve last weekend and used Shark Bite for the new joints. I have copper pipes, everything is in place and there are no leaks, but I didn't remove the inserts. The wall is still open. Should I go back and remove the inserts and if so, what would be the reason for doing so?

    Thanks as always for your help and advice,
    Lisa
     
Similar Threads: Tube support
Forum Title Date
Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice When am I supposed to use Brass tube support sleeve Sep 8, 2006
Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice Question about water tube Dec 5, 2015
Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice Help troubleshooting hot water running out quickly (replaced dip tube already). Nov 26, 2015
Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice 1 1/4 wall tube with threaded end Oct 20, 2015
Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice youtube Steve Lavimoniere douchebag or not Oct 2, 2015

Share This Page