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randalg 12-01-2006 05:52 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.


majakdragon 12-01-2006 07:43 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.

Ron The Plumber 12-01-2006 08:51 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 09:21 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 12:32 PM

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


randalg 12-03-2006 08:42 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!


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