Does PEX reduce water flow?
Herein, do shark bites reduce water flow?
Your not gonna see much of a drop comparing shark bites to just soldered connections. Technically the answer is absolutely no. They will not effect pressure at all. They may effect flow rates and while theoretically different there is a real correlation between the two.
One may also ask, what is the flow rate of 1/2 PEX pipe? Pressure Drop Table (psi per 100ft of tubing length)
|Flow rate, GPM||PEX tubing size|
Correspondingly, do 90 degree fittings restrict water flow?
yes 90 degree bends restrict the flow, no matter if you are using high flow or low flow. Yes that is correct, but the more applicable answer is the degree to which they affect flow. In a high flow situation they cause more problems than in lower flowing applications.
What PSI are SharkBite fitting hold?