Shark bite fittings


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Old 05-21-16, 08:47 AM
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Shark bite fittings

Hi All, can Sharkbite fittings be concealed ?
 
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Old 05-21-16, 08:50 AM
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Can they be..... yes. Should they be..... only in my own personal opinion... no.
 
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Old 05-21-16, 09:52 AM
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I would tend to agree with that Pete,a neighbor just asked the question.I would bet it maybe up to the AHJ.
 
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Old 05-21-16, 09:57 AM
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Properly assembled they are very reliable. I have one buried behind a jet tub. It's been there for 7-8 years.

However, I would not bury one routinely.
 
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Old 05-21-16, 01:23 PM
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I only use them in rare instances but trust them completely. They can be buried in the wall.

I would expect them to last as long as the pipe does. IMO the pipe or other joints will fail before the push-on fitting does.
 
 

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