Sharkbite fittings are a type of compression fitting used to join pieces of copper tubing. They are quick and easy to install, and do not require any special tools.
How To Install 1 2 Inch Sharkbite Fitting
Sharkbite fittings are a popular option for connecting water pipes because they are easy to install and can be used with copper, PVC, or PEX pipes. The following guide will show you how to install a 1/2 inch Sharkbite fitting: 1. Cut the pipe to the desired length using a hacksaw. 2. Sand the ends of the pipe until they are smooth. 3. Slide the Sharkbite fitting onto one end of the pipe.
-Sharkbite fittings -Pipe cutter -Teflon tape – hacksaw – wrench
- Open nearest faucet to relieve water pressure
- Clean pipe of any debris or rust thread sharkbite fitting onto pipe by rotating clockwise
- Turn off water supply
- Remove old fitting by rotating counterclockwise
-Check compatibility of fittings with pipe -Clean the pipe surface with a wire brush -Apply primer to the pipe surface -Position the sharkbite fitting over the pipe and press down -Turn on the water supply and check for leaks
Frequently Asked Questions
How Do You Install Sharkbite Fittings On Copper?
SharkBite fittings are compression fittings that are designed to work on copper pipe. The SharkBite fitting is placed over the copper pipe and the compression nut is tightened down until the fitting is tight against the pipe.
What Size Sharkbite Do I Need For 1/2 Inch Copper Pipe?
For 1/2 inch copper pipe, you would need a SharkBite size of 3/4 inch.
How Far Does 1/2 Inch Sharkbite Go On?
In most cases, 1/2 inch SharkBite fittings go about halfway up the copper pipe. However, there can be some variance depending on the thickness of the copper pipe and the specific fitting.
1. Sharkbite fittings are incredibly easy to install – even for beginners. 2. Simply cut the pipe to the desired length and use a wrench to screw the fitting on until it’s tight. 3. That’s it – you’re done!