How To Connect Sharkbite To Galvanized Pipe

Sharkbite fittings make connecting copper, CPVC, or PEX pipe to galvanized pipe easy. There is no need to solder or use special tools. Simply slip the Sharkbite onto the pipe and twist the connector clockwise until it is tight.

How To Connect Sharkbite To Galvanized Pipe

Sharkbite fittings are a type of compression fitting that can be used to connect copper, CPVC, or PEX tubing to galvanized pipe. Sharkbite fittings work by using a specially designed barb that grips the tubing and a compression ring that clamps down on the fitting when it is tightened. To connect a sharkbite fitting to galvanized pipe, first clean the end of the pipe and then use a pipe cutter to cut the pipe to the desired length. Next, slide

-Sharkbite connector -Pipe cutter -Pipe wrench -Tape measure -Marker -Pencil -Level

  • Turn off water supply to the pipe you will be working on
  • Slide the sharkbite fitting onto the pipe. make sure that the fitting is oriented correctly before tightening it in
  • Open the valve on the sharkbite fitting

on ‘fitting a Sharkbite connector to galvanized pipe’: -Check the size of the Sharkbite connector to ensure that it is the same size as the galvanized pipe. -Clean the galvanized pipe with a wire brush to remove any debris or corrosion. -Apply primer to the end of the galvanized pipe. -Apply teflon tape to the threads of the Sharkbite connector. -Screw the Sharkbite connector onto the primed galvan


Frequently Asked Questions

How Do You Connect Copper To Galvanized Pipe?

To connect copper to galvanized pipe, the copper needs to be cut to the same size as the galvanized pipe. A coupling needs to be placed on each end of the copper pipe and then screwed onto the pipe. Pipe dope can be applied to the threads of the couplings to create a watertight seal.

How Do You Connect Non-Threaded Galvanized Pipe To Copper?

Non-threaded galvanized pipe can be connected to copper using a coupling. A coupling is a fitting that has one male end and one female end. The male end of the coupling is inserted into the non-threaded galvanized pipe, and the female end is inserted into the copper pipe.

Can You Put A Sharkbite On Galvanized?

The SharkBite fitting is made of plastic and cannot be attached to galvanized metal.


To Summarize

To connect Sharkbite® to galvanized pipe, slide the Sharkbite® fitting over the pipe and turn it clockwise until it is tight. If it is a copper pipe, make sure to use a copper compression fitting on the other side.

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