Are Sharkbite and other quick connect fittings reliable?

amateurplumberJuly 18, 2013

I want to install a water softener and am wondering if these are reliable and if there's anything else I should know about them. Do they restrict flow any more than a normal soldered fitting? Any significant difference between the Sharkbite (with teeth) and the quick connects (which seem to have no teeth, namely Watts brand)?

Thanks a ton!

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Sharkbite is in wide use by plumbers on permited jobs so I would say they have proved themselves. Ask your local inspector which brands are approved in thier jursdiction.
They may have a fraction of a percent LESS restriction compared to soldered fittings.

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