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All will work if done correctly. Really would be great if we had all the info on exactly what it is your trying to do.
 

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I had a brass 90 split from cold weather on an exterior wall where an outside hose bib comes in. The 90 is connected to pex with a crimp that travel up the stud bay. I cut the pex above the 90 to cap it so I can use my water until I fix the plumbing. I'm just trying to figure out what the best fix is, that's all. Seems like there is 100 different ways to fix it. If a pipe connection is more leakproof than a sharkbite, I'll minimize the sharkbite connections I use, etc...
 

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PEX is probably less susceptible to bursting from freezing, since it has some expansion capability. A crimped on connection is normally used for PEX. But Sharkbite-type connectors are allowed behind walls by most codes so use it if you want to. They are more expensive than the crimp rings, but then if you don't have a crimper that can get more expensive.
 

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Freezing is not a concern for me. This was the only hose bib that I hadn't insulated. We're in a little bit of a cold spell here in CA. I'm just wondering which joint is better (ie. more leak proof). Either one will not freeze because it will be insulated.
 

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I've seen both leak, but I've never seen either leak if it's installed properly. So I guess the question is which is harder to install properly. You have to verify the Sharkbite is in all the way, but there is a known distance it should go in so you can verify that. I don't know how to verify threaded pipe.
 
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