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Old 12-01-2006, 04:52 AM   #1
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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.

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Old 12-01-2006, 06:43 AM   #2
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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

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Here there code approved, I don't use them myself, but they are new, test of time is the factor here.
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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.
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Thanks for the response! I guess I'll try them and see how they work. Thanks again!

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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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