Will sharkbite work on PEX AL PEX?
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Also question is, do SharkBite fittings work with PEX?
SharkBite Universal brass push-to-connect fittings are compatible with PEX, Copper, CPVC, PE-RT and HDPE pipe. SharkBite fittings come with a PEX stiffener pre-loaded into the fitting for PEX, PE-RT and HDPE. The PEX stiffener does not need to be removed for Copper or CPVC applications.
Furthermore, is PEX a better than PEX B? PEX-A is the most flexible of all PEX tubing types, has little or no coil memory and gives installer an ability to repair kinks with a heat gun. First and foremost is a high rate of chemical leaching – from 50% to over 200% higher than PEX-B (2), which is a major concern for plumbing applications.
Accordingly, which is better PEX or SharkBite?
More expensive fittings: No PEX fittings are as cheap as copper fittings. As noted above, SharkBite fittings are far more expensive than copper. But even the "cheap route," using barbed brass fittings for your PEX, is still more expensive than copper—about three times more expensive.
Why is PEX banned in California?
Church, executive director of the Plastic Pipe and Fittings Association. Uponor Wirsbo said its PEX pipe was introduced in California in 1990 and that the product helps solve problems in areas with aggressive soil conditions that copper pipe cannot solve.