How reliable are shark bite couplings?

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by dj2, May 18, 2019.

  1. dj2

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    Never used them before, but I need to extend a water supply outlet under a kitchen sink with limited space for soldering a copper coupling.
     
  2. Terry

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    They are being used more and more for shutoffs under a sink.
    If you have copper pipes, I still prefer compression fittings, but at least you have access for future replacement there too if you go for the Sharkbite style.
     
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