installing sharkbite T in copper line...


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Old 06-10-07, 06:16 AM
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installing sharkbite T in copper line...

Anyone have advice on inserting a sharkbite T in a run of copper? Trying to run a line off of an existing 3/4" copper line. As I understand it, with a standard copper T, I'd cut a little more off and use a 3/4" sleeve to slide one end of the line in (not sure if I'm saying that clearly).

I'd like to just make my cuts and add the T in, but figure I'm going to have an issue fitting both ends in. I don't imagine the copper will have enough flex to fit the second end in after securing one side.

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Kevin
 
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Old 06-10-07, 06:45 PM
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Shark bite is the way to go. You should be able to release the holders on the copper enough to flex it enough to apply the sharkbite fitting.
 
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Old 06-11-07, 03:48 AM
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thanks

Thanks - I checked both ends of the existing line and it does look like I can push it out enough to get the shark bite T in there. Appreciate the response.

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