How To Attach Sharkbite Fitting To Copper Pipe. Use your sharkbite deburr & gauge tool to measure and mark the insertion depth on your pipe. Corroded copper pipes (slip coupling method) copper pipes are used widely for plumbing applications because of its superior corrosion resistance.
To make sure that the pipe has been properly inserted, verify that the depth mark you made is within. Insertion depth = 13/16 in. If your sharkbite fitting is still leaking, then there may be something wrong with the fitting itself.
Once You Have Chosen The Correct Sharkbite Fitting And Piping, The Next Step Is Installing The Fitting To Your Pipe.
Push the fitting to the insertion mark you just made on the pipe. The outer edge of the copper pipe should be deburred or reamed clean to reduce turbulence. Use a hacksaw with a small gap between its teeth so it cuts cleanly through the copper pipe.
That Removes Any Small Jagged Copper Pieces.
Now, turn on the water and check the connection. Make the depth on the pipe using the correct color code disconnecting cup with integral depth marker. Connecting a sharkbite joint to a copper pipe 1 cut the copper pipe.
Connecting Sharkbite Joint To Copper Pipe.
To make sure that the pipe has been properly inserted, verify that the depth mark you made is within. I notice that the cut end of the copper has a ridge formed that extends inside the pipe. Cut the pipe squarely using a rotary tube cutter.
Make Sure You Allow Enough Time For The Tape To Fuse To Itself As Well.
If your sharkbite fitting is still leaking, then there may be something wrong with the fitting itself. Place the fitting side above the barrel of the sharkbite fitting. Make sure the silicone tape overlaps itself (that's how it sticks).
Insertion Depth = 13/16 In.
The insertion of the pipe has to be done through the release collar permitting it to sit against the grab ring. However, it is not that difficult to master. Saw firmly into the pipe.