Shark Bite fittings

Shark Bite fittings

PostBy: bybyoil On: Wed Sep 17, 2008 10:19 pm

Are these fittings okay to use on a coal boiler setup with a design rating of 180 degrees and 200 psi?


http://www.sharkbiteplumbing.com/Default.aspx
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.
bybyoil
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harmon
Stove/Furnace Model: VF-3000

Re: Shark Bite fittings

PostBy: coalmeister On: Wed Sep 17, 2008 10:39 pm

Everything I've heard says ok. I don't know about 200 psi though??
Bet the guy that invented those is loving life on the beach with a cool drink somewhere! They are way cool
coalmeister
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska 140 Furnace -sold
Stove/Furnace Model: Harmon VF3000 -sold

Re: Shark Bite fittings

PostBy: liltractornut72 On: Wed Sep 17, 2008 10:44 pm

I' ve used them for domestic hot and cold water,there web site says 180 degree max.
liltractornut72
 


Re: Shark Bite fittings

PostBy: Freddy On: Wed Sep 17, 2008 11:12 pm

I wouldn't use them on a boiler, but for domestic water they are rated very well. They claim they are allowed inside walls and underground. A tad expensive.
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

Re: Shark Bite fittings

PostBy: bybyoil On: Wed Sep 17, 2008 11:34 pm

Freddy - is your reluctance to use on a boiler because of the 180 degree maximum rating?
bybyoil
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harmon
Stove/Furnace Model: VF-3000

Re: Shark Bite fittings

PostBy: e.alleg On: Thu Sep 18, 2008 12:45 am

I have some I use in emergencies, like when a pipe freezes and I don't feel like getting pneumonia in the crawl space fixing it I can just shut off the water, cut, pop one on, then back in business. It's worth the $10 for that convenience rather than trying to dry it out to solder it in a tight spot. For your boiler I would solder on regular sweat fittings, they will probably never go bad and it's easy to solder when the system is new and dry. Price out the large shark bite fittings vs a bag of sweat fittings and you'll be able to buy a years worth of coal with the savings.
e.alleg
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 520

Re: Shark Bite fittings

PostBy: Freddy On: Thu Sep 18, 2008 5:19 am

bybyoil wrote:is your reluctance to use on a boiler because of the 180 degree maximum rating?


For sure! Also, price, but also, ultimately it's a rubber O ring that does the sealing. A soldered pipe is forever, eventually, someday, that O-ring has to fail.

e.alleg wrote:I have some I use in emergencies, like when a pipe freezes


That's the perfect time to use them and the only reason I have a pair in my toolbox. (well, also that pair was a free sample, LOL)
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined