The tool listed in the sheet is not needed. An adjustable wrench adjusted to just fit over the pipe works fine.
Clicky here for the sharkbite instruction sheet
I've got a couple shark bite caps on hot and cold water copper supply lines that I'm ready to remove and replace with valves (plumber put them on). I thought it would be a simple matter of pulling them off but they won't budge. What's up? Do I have to cut the pipe?
Thanks much fellas. One more question -- do I really need a special shark bite release tool or will a pair of needlenose pliars do? (or anything else that allows me to place pressure on the collar)
I suppose it would help if I actually read Redwood's reply in full -- again; muchas gracias!
what works good is just a common
plastic pipe hanger in 3/4 or 1/2
they are called bassit clamps around here
the kind that has two nails and it holds the
copper pipe up against a stud....
just slide it down the pipe and apply pressure
and the shark bite will come off..
I can usually use my fingernails to pull the ring back.
This guy might have a problem removing shark bites with his nails.
Sharkbites have a collar that has to be pushed in, not a ring that you pull out. Anything that puts pressure on both sides of the tubing at the same time will help remove them.