PEX questions

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  1. fatdaddy

    fatdaddy Member

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    Can I use SHARKBITE fittings instead of solder on copper-to-copper?
    Can I use them for galvanized to PEX?
    In general,do they meet most local codes and can anyone offer their opinions of them and PEX in general.
    I have been watching videos on You-Tube and it is very interesting stuff.
    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Master Plumber Mark

    Master Plumber Mark Master Plumber

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    shark bite

    they will work on about anything except to galvanized..

    to pex their should be in insert in the sharkbite fitting to keep the pex from caveing in over time..

    anything goes fella....

    slop it in.....
     
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  4. Gary Swart

    Gary Swart In the Trades

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    I just had my first experience with a Sharkbite when I had to replace a cut off valve in poly pipe. They are flat awesome! No good for galvanized though.
     
  5. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

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    Like any other connection to a galvanized pipe, you would have to use a threaded sharkbite
     
  6. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    Sb

    At this time "Sharkbite" fittings are only for CTS materials which excludes galvanized and PVC.
     
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