Shark Bite fittings

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  1. Dad

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    Anybody have experience with these? I have a copper ice maker line that I need to repair and the guy at Lowe's said they are the best thing ever. I have not connected it yet. I couldn't get the copper line to push into the coupler. Do I need to remove the little sleeve thingy from the coupler? This is what I bought.
    https://www.lowes.com/pd/SharkBite-...-Connect-dia-Coupling-Push-Fitting/1000192625

    Maybe I need the 5/16 rather than the 1/4?
     
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    They are a quick and easy fix so you don't need the sweat the pipe.

    Don't remove anything. Just slide the pipe in and it will eventually stop. Maybe you have the wrong size?

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    I’ve used them...best thing since a plumbers crack...oh, did I say that? After you cut the copper pipe, de-burr before sliding on the Sharkbite. Great product...
     
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    I’ve used the myself very good products.
     
  5. pass1over

    pass1over I like it LOW

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    shark bites are great, we use them a lot at our shop. All advice given above is good advice. Deburr, cut flush, push till it stops.
     
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    Never had an issue with any I’ve used.
     
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    I used for hotwater heater because I may still move it slightly, haven't had any issues
     
  8. WJBertrand

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    No, don't remove that little sleeve, it's part of the fixing mechanism. I just used some of these to connect an RO water system under my sink. I used polyethylene tubing but it should work fine on the same OD (in my case 1/4") copper lines just as well.