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Ron W DuBray Inactive Member21 Apr 2014 12:40 p.m. PST

Any of you who have replaced an old out door garden hose valve and its inside valve know it used to be a class 1 nightmare. The whole job with no room to work or sweat copper pipe near old easy to set on fire wood. They now have push lock pipe joints and valves and new plastic water pipe that locks and seals by pushing the joints together with your hands.

It took me less then 20 mins to remove the old pipe and valves and install the new parts. no leaks no fuss on needing a spray bottle to put out fires. I was putting this job off since last fall. If I had only known about this new tech. It also just pops onto the old 1/2" copper pipe with no problem.


Cold Steel Inactive Member21 Apr 2014 1:26 p.m. PST

I quit sweating copper and gluing pvc after I found these. They cost a lot more, but pay for themselves in time, aggravation and foul language. Plus you don't have to worry about spilling pvc primer and staining the wall and floor.

Ron W DuBray Inactive Member21 Apr 2014 1:41 p.m. PST

Another thing about them. If you ever need to take it apart there is a tool (A half ring) you use to push on the brown bit and they pop right apart. Really this stuff is unbelievable.

They call it a disconnecting clip:


Yes the system costs a lot more but its well worth it and as time goes by and people stop sweating and gluing pipe I think the cost will come down and seeing that you can just take it apart and reuse it.

Micman Supporting Member of TMP21 Apr 2014 3:26 p.m. PST

You mean all those cool plumbing skills I learned as 7 year old ( my parents were building and I got to help the plumbers) are no longer needed? That is great!

kyoteblue Inactive Member21 Apr 2014 3:51 p.m. PST

Huh…good to know.

coryfromMissoula21 Apr 2014 5:34 p.m. PST

Not only are Sharkbite connections easy but they also just push on to plastic. Whoever invented the stuff deserves a Nobel.

Personal logo enfant perdus Supporting Member of TMP22 Apr 2014 6:25 a.m. PST

I've used them several times and they really are superb. Only caveat I give is, if you've made cuts, make sure to deburr the pipes before fitting. Besides fitting more smoothly, it prevents the seal from being damaged.

Cerdic Supporting Member of TMP22 Apr 2014 9:39 a.m. PST

I haven't seen anything other than plastic push-fit garden hose stuff for the last 20 years!

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