Retrofit Push to connect fittings.

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HemiMoparGuy1981

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I don't do a ton of plumbing, but enough that I've been having this issue...Every time I try to retrofit shark bites or other brands, the O-ring gets messed up during install, because neither side of the cut pipe has much movement. Is there a union or something that I can use in these situations?
 

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Those slip Sharkbites are for copper or CPVC.

Not for PEX.
 

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Those slip Sharkbites are for copper or CPVC.

Not for PEX.
Makes sense they are for copper...pex is probably flexible enough it isn't an issue in the same way...plus I didn't specify, but every time I experienced the issue was with copper.
 

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they probably make one but I have not seen one yet..

they do make a slip trhough sharkbite adaptor coupling which is about5 inches in length
So that slip joint would do the same thing I need as a union, right? Seems like it...Cut out a chunk of pipe, slide slip joint on, cut out another chunk put valve in, then a piece out the other side of valve, cut scrap to length to fit, slide slip coupling to connect to the in between scrap chunk??
 
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