Run a length of 1 2 copper pipe as needed from bottom outlet of mixer use 1 2 female sharkbite adapter to about 4 inches above rim of bathtub. At bottom end of cooper pipe install a 1 2 sharkbite shower adapter upside down.
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Installing a wall mount bathtub faucet using sharkbite fittings. Here s a bathtub spout install with sharkbite. Installing a new faucet. If you need to repair or replace copper plumbing in your home use it with the pex plumbing to get the most out of it.
Turn off the water supply either at the sink or the main valve and then open the tap on the old faucet to relieve the water pressure. Here is a video explaining how to use sharkbite fittings. Over the years different brands popped up including sharkbite fittings john guest fittings and more.
As for installing the faucet itself as long as the new faucet fits the sink it s as simple as following the instructions. Fittings are compatible with pex copper and cpvc pipe. No special tools crimping glue or soldering is needed.
Approved by the uniform plumbing code international plumbing code and national plumbing code of canada properly installed sharkbite fittings offer permanent connections says product manager michael kornegay the fittings aren t intended to be disconnected and reconnected repeatedly. Shark bite fitting is suitable for installing hot water heating systems because they are capable of withstanding extreme environmental temperatures and the design made of brass shark bite fitting also withstand higher pressures. The sharkbite shower tub installation kit has everything you need to quickly install a shower using push to connect fittings.
Ideal for working in tight spaces can be rotated for easier and faster installation. To remove the fitting use a sharkbite disconnect clip or disconnect tongs. Get a 1 2 steel pipe threaded at both ends from any hardware store.
In fact the only way to properly remove sharkbite fittings is to use. Sharkbite is taking additional measures to serve customers and protect employees. Shower tub plumbing installation kit sharkbite covid 19.
Innovative push to connect fittings makes for quick and easy installation. Another disadvantage to using sharkbite fittings is that many plumbers feel that these fittings simply aren t. Unlike other fittings sharkbite brass push to connect fittings can be removed and re used if changes are necessary.
Sharkbite fittings are a name brand that was created in the mid 2000s but push fit fittings were invented about 30 years ago. To use the disconnect clip snap it on to the pipe and pull up to the release collar. Behind the wall proven approved.