Asked by: Arcangela Nitti
asked in category: General Last Updated: 26th March, 2020

Do SharkBite fittings work on steel pipe?

1 Answer. The actual SharkBite push to connect fittings are not designed to press onto galvanized pipe. For mating your PEX to galvanized, SharkBite makes a threaded to press fit transition adapter. You will need to square cut the end of your galvanized pipe and then rethread it.

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Correspondingly, will SharkBite work on ABS pipe?

Them shark-bite fittings also work on abs/cpvc/soft flex. copper/hard copper/Pex in it's various incarnations and several other fittings! There's a fitting for that too!

Subsequently, question is, do SharkBite fittings last? SharkBite fittings last a long time. In fact, SharkBite warrants the fittings for 25 years when used with SharkBite tubing.

Keeping this in view, how much pipe goes into a SharkBite fitting?

SharkBite Fittings / Pipe Size Compatibility / Pipe Insertion Depth

SharkBite Fitting Size (In.) Nominal Pipe Size Pipe Insertion Depth Fraction (In.)
3/8 3/8 in. CTS 1
1/2 1/2 in. CTS 1
5/8 5/8 in. CTS 1-1/8
3/4 3/4 in. CTS 1-1/8

Are SharkBite fittings legal?

Fact: SharkBite fittings are approved by the Uniform Plumbing Code and International Plumbing Code for permanent installation. In fact, the only way to properly remove SharkBite Universal fittings is to use the SharkBite disconnect tongs and disconnect clips.

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