Shark Bite Press on Fitting to seal water supply lines
We are doing a master bath remodel and are converting our small shower stall into a closet. We are capping off our supply lines and our first attempts at soldering failed, possibly due to water and or steam vapors. We decided to use the "Shark Bite" fittings to permanently cap off the copper pipes. I have tried to locate info on the web as to whether it is recommended to use these as a permanent solution. The feeling I get is that some plumbers don't recommend them as they feel it is work taken from them when the DIYer can perform plumbing repairs without having to solder. On the flip side, some plumbers are stating that they have used them, often when they need to do work in hard-to-reach places, and they work great. Is it that these fittings haven't yet stood the test of time and therefore no one really wants to give their stamp of approval? Thanks in advance for your feedback.