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    "A Sharkbite will not work because it has an insert that fits inside the tubing in case it is used with PEX or other plastics and your stem would not go through it."

    If the OD of the valve stem really is too big for the shark, can you drill out the plastic insert or otherwise remove it?

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    I soldered the 3/4" slip coupling - it worked. Thanks for all the comments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by billmad
    I soldered the 3/4" slip coupling - it worked. Thanks for all the comments.
    I had a feeling it would work. Back in the day I worked cheap, worked for cheap people and I was able to beat the splits back down flush, sand it real good and solder it up, no leaks. It's not right but it worked back then.

    I'd never attempt that today though, besides I make more money replacing than repairing.

    Ahhh the memories of back in the day of bein' green.
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