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    I removed this from a copper line awhile back. Notice the discoloration on the brass where the water was leaking. No damage to the O-Rings. And the copper line was smooth, clean, and reamed. It was fully seated at both sides also.

    Owner said it had been in for about 3 months.

    One reason I don't use SharkBite type connectors.

    J.C.
    Last edited by BobsPlumbing; 01-18-2010, 11:41 PM.

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    Re: Why I Don't Use SharkBites

    They could have wrapped a ShamWow around it.....

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    • #3
      Re: Why I Don't Use SharkBites

      Thanks JC, just another example of the CRAP they keep trying to convince us is good stuff, like Pex and AAV's
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        I bet if they made the o rings out of Mighty Putty it would have never leaked...

        I gotta get ahold of Billy Mays and tell him my idea.....


        Opps, It would appear I will have to settle for Vince the Slap Chop guy


        I actually had a customer put that Mighty Putty cr$p all over a rotten chrome P-trap ( all the way to and over the wall stub), I will admit that I wanted to kill the messenger...Little did I know just a few days later would we lose Billy Mays


        RIP Mighty Putty God Billy Mays

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        • #5
          Re: Why I Don't Use SharkBites

          JC finds all the leaky stuff.

          I am going to have to start posting pictures of leaking copper joints for NHMaster.

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          • #6
            Re: Why I Don't Use SharkBites

            Originally posted by EasyEman View Post
            JC finds all the leaky stuff.

            I am going to have to start posting pictures of leaking copper joints for NHMaster.
            Got some of those too! They're just usually 30+ years old.

            Unless of course there is a water chemistry problem.

            J.C.

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            • #7
              Re: Why I Don't Use SharkBites

              Originally posted by JCsPlumbing View Post
              Got some of those too! They're just usually 30+ years old.

              Unless of course there is a water chemistry problem.

              J.C.
              No bad soldering in NunYa? How about ants?

              Had to repair an old copper joint that my former boss installed 15 years prior. It looked like it had been leaking for a least a few years with all the calcium build up. I think they call them "stalactites" in caves.

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              • #8
                Re: Why I Don't Use SharkBites

                Here is my leak for the day... A sharkbite candidate?




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                • #9
                  Re: Why I Don't Use SharkBites

                  Here's mine from yesterday. Took a pic with the MicroExplorer underneath the cabinet kickspace.

                  J.C.
                  Last edited by BobsPlumbing; 01-18-2010, 11:41 PM.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Why I Don't Use SharkBites

                    I think of it this way. Pex, cpvc, propress, sharkbites all have there place for certain times. But if money, time, ease of install did not matter know one would use any of that S**T. Everthing would be copper.
                    You can lose with me, but you can't win without me!.... PPI

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                    • #11
                      Re: Why I Don't Use SharkBites

                      Originally posted by PlumbingParamedics View Post
                      I think of it this way. Pex, cpvc, propress, sharkbites all have there place for certain times. But if money, time, ease of install did not matter know one would use any of that S**T. Everthing would be copper.
                      I am considering using SharkBite type fittings on T&P's that come out of the top of W/H. Put it in the horizontal. Quick change & reuse for me or the next guy.

                      Good or bad idea?

                      J.C.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Why I Don't Use SharkBites

                        I think any pipe that is exposed is a good fit for propress or sharkbite. But what worries me most with them is a o-ring is what seals them, it might be ok if water is always running in line but say house is sold and water is shut off for a year before a new buyer gets it the orings could dry out when the water is turned back on. For the t&p i would think no problem.

                        Originally posted by JCsPlumbing View Post
                        I am considering using SharkBite type fittings on T&P's that come out of the top of W/H. Put it in the horizontal. Quick change & reuse for me or the next guy.

                        Good or bad idea?

                        J.C.
                        You can lose with me, but you can't win without me!.... PPI

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                        • #13
                          Re: Why I Don't Use SharkBites

                          Originally posted by JCsPlumbing View Post
                          I am considering using SharkBite type fittings on T&P's that come out of the top of W/H. Put it in the horizontal. Quick change & reuse for me or the next guy.

                          Good or bad idea?

                          J.C.
                          jc, i use the 3/4'' mip sharkbite just for that application on a t &p discharge line. acts as a union and allows for easy replacement. i use to use a 3/4'' compression mip, but with sharkbites they can be reused.

                          rick.
                          phoebe it is

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                          • #14
                            Re: Why I Don't Use SharkBites

                            Originally posted by JCsPlumbing View Post
                            I removed this from a copper line awhile back. Notice the discoloration on the brass where the water was leaking. No damage to the O-Rings. And the copper line was smooth, clean, and reamed. It was fully seated at both sides also.

                            Owner said it had been in for about 3 months.

                            One reason I don't use SharkBite type connectors.

                            J.C.
                            I only will use them for a quick transition or a emergency repair . Then I will go back and take care of the job properly.

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