shark bite

  1. JamFlowMan

    Preferred fitting types - Fastec

    Is there a preferred method of connecting pipes and fittings? I am familiar with ProPress, Sweat, NPT threaded, and sharkbite and FasTec. Is there any good reason to choose one over the other? or any reason to stay away from any of them? What is most popular among plumbers here in the US?
  2. Eclecticmn

    How to prepare cut copper pipe for sharkbite fitting?

    I want to use a 1 inch sharkbite elbow to receive a 1 inch copper pipe coming down from a hot water cast iron radiator. I want to do this because the floor linoleum is crappy and will need to be replaced. I want to make it easier to move the radiator out of the way. I got a better tube cutter...
  3. Keith R

    Commercial water heater dielectric union

    I'm the facilities manager at a not-for-profit youth center. I need to deal with three 1 1/2" dielectric unions (code requirement) on two 100 gal. water heaters. At least they appear to be 1 1/2". In each case a ring of corrosion has formed around the steel side of the union/galvanized nipple...
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