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    DIY Junior Member JoeT's Avatar
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    Hi folks, is there a way to remove a shark bite coupler from a copper pipe?
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    never mind....I found the answer.....helps to search first....thanks folks
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    Not sure which advice you found, but if you do not have the regular removal tool, a Crescent wrench adjusted to the tubing size pushing against the removal collar will take it off.

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    This tool will also work

    That weren't funny... forgive me lord
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    This tool will also work

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    Actually you are partly correct. It would not be the first time I have used a smaller version of that "TOOL" applied to the side of the Crescent wrench to persuade a tight SB fitting to surrender.

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    spent the day at a PHCC sponsored trade shows. Sharkbites and pex as far as the eye can see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nhmaster View Post
    spent the day at a PHCC sponsored trade shows. Sharkbites and pex as far as the eye can see.
    I'm guessing its the way of the future!

    I'd never use a SB for a permanent installation.

    Copper should always be used in some degree, but DIYs look for quicker/easier ways to install pipe, not necessarily better ways.

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