Making the Final Connections
Post Directory | How to install SharkBite fittings.
- Page 1: Beginning the installation of SharkBite fittings.
- Page 2: Assembling & removing SharkBite fittings.
- Page 3: Making the final connections. ⇐ You Are Here
Quick links for manufacturers specs.
- Manufacturers Specifications Sheet • link
- Manufacturers Directions on how to Remove SharkBite Fittings • link
- Manufacturers Recommendations on Removing Pex Tube Liner • link
- Manufacturers Instructions on Installing SharkBite Fittings • link
- Manufacturers Instructions on Slip Fittings • link
- Manufacturers Instructions on Underground Fittings • link
- Manufacturers website SharkBite.com • link
Page 3: Making the Final Connections
We built an exact replica of what was previously installed, covered on pages 1 and 2. SharkBite fittings and connectors are approved for behind the wall installation. You may see the manufactures specifications about wall installation here.
If your shut off valve looks more like this one, then you will need a SharkBite slip connector. Read more from the manufacturer on slip fittings here.
Shut the water off and use your pipe cutters to cut the copper pipe. Don’t ever use a reciprocating saw when cutting copper pipe. The saw can easily bend the copper making it impossible for SharkBite fittings to go on.
Remove the old valve.
Clean your cut ends on the copper pipe.
Don’t forget to mark your copper pipe.
Push the SharkBite fittings on. Turn the water on. Check for leaks. That’s How to Install SharkBite Valve Copper.
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