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Old 01-07-2010, 01:34 PM   #1
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How do I install a shark bite on a half inch copper line?

I want to hook a stainless mesh washing machine line to a hot water line.

Tell me exactly.....I am under the house with this and have very little working room.

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Old 01-07-2010, 02:00 PM   #2
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is this 5/8"od copper?if so,cut out the section needed to install the tee.

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Old 01-07-2010, 03:33 PM   #3
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Huh?? I just want to install a shark bite on the half inch copper line that has the male connector for a hot water sink line connection. This connection will be under the house about 6 inches above the ground.

I might have to couple two 30 inch sink lines together to make it reach the sink cabinet.

Should I use the metal shark bite or the pvc shark bite? The sink line connectors are metal.
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use a brass sharkbite.
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I thought i saw a post where you needed to remove the plastic insert for copper but not for pex.they also make a release tool if you need to undo your first fit
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Is this just a straight pipe? If so, there are sharkbite to threaded fittings. Do you have a shutoff somewhere?
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Old 01-07-2010, 07:09 PM   #7
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Is this just a straight pipe? If so, there are sharkbite to threaded fittings. Do you have a shutoff somewhere?

It is a plain half inch copper water line. I am going to shut off the water at the main......install the shark bite........screw on a flexible mesh water line......run it through a bored hole through the floor into the sink cabinet......hook up the water line to to the faucet and.......VOILA!!

(hopefully)

If anything in my scenario sounds amiss, please tell me.

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Old 01-07-2010, 08:19 PM   #8
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If you are planning on cutting into a 1/2" copper pipe in you crawlspace then use a sharkbite to connect a stainless steel supply line to it then run that supply line to through the floor to a sink up there then DON'T do it. that is awful.. you need to run a pipe not a supply line from the crawlspace to the sink then install a shutoff valve then a supply line. be sure to properly fasten the pipe too. You will be glad you did it correctly when you don't have a flooded crawlspace.
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Old 01-07-2010, 08:56 PM   #9
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plain old copper comes in many different sizes,especially if it roll copper.if it's rigid than it's probably 5/8"or 7/8" OD(outside diameter) tubing that in plumbing we call 1/2"or 3/4" water pipe.try using 5/8"OD roll copper instead of that conglomeration your trying to use up into the cabinet and put a 5/8"ODx3/8"OD straight compression stop on that end of pipe to hook onto your supply tube.
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plain old copper comes in many different sizes,especially if it roll copper.if it's rigid than it's probably 5/8"or 7/8" OD(outside diameter) tubing that in plumbing we call 1/2"or 3/4" water pipe.try using 5/8"OD roll copper instead of that conglomeration your trying to use up into the cabinet and put a 5/8"ODx3/8"OD straight compression stop on that end of pipe to hook onto your supply tube.

How do I hook up to the half inch copper pipe under the house?

Do I use a shark bite to hook up that 5/8 od roll copper tubing to the place that I will cut the half inch pipe under the house?

Speaking of that compression stop......is that a something that does not have to be soldered?

Thanks for answering these questions.

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Old 01-07-2010, 10:23 PM   #11
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yes to the first ? and no to the second(a couple of crescent wrenches)

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