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randalg 12-01-2006 04:52 AM

Joining cpvc to copper?
 
I am installing a new water heater for my parents and have a question about joining cpvc pipe to the old copper lines. I am using Flowguard Gold pipe and purchased two shark bite couplings for joining the two together. Has anyone had any problems using this type of coupler? A good friend works for a plumbing supply house and said this is what all the plumbers are using. Just wanted to hear some feedback about them. Thanks for any help you can give.

Randy

majakdragon 12-01-2006 06:43 AM

I have not used this type connector but I have included a link to a site showing how the fittings work. At the bottom of the page you will see advice to check with Local Code office for usage guidelines. I noticed the many "claims" as to how these fittings can be used but also know they would not be allowed in all Regions due to Code.

http://cashacme.com/pdf_sharkbite/sa...Sales61305.pdf

Ron The Plumber 12-01-2006 07:51 AM

Here there code approved, I don't use them myself, but they are new, test of time is the factor here.

majakdragon 12-01-2006 08:21 AM

I agree with Ron. Maybe I am just too old to change my way of doing things, but then again, I remember the Poly Folly (which was Code compliant) so I just stick with what has been proven over the years.

randalg 12-01-2006 11:32 AM

Thanks for the response! I guess I'll try them and see how they work. Thanks again!

Randy

randalg 12-03-2006 07:42 AM

Well, the sharkbite couplers do install very easy! No leaks yet. I guess only time will tell if they are what they claim to be. I'll post later if any problems do develop. Thanks!

Randy


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