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Product Reviews

In this section, we'll be looking into some of the new products that have come out or will be coming out. This list will keep growing as time goes on.

Shark Bite(push together fittings)

Push together fittings have been around for a few years now, but more and more styles of fittings are becoming available. The "Shark Bite" company was one of the first to introduce them, but since then many other companies are producing similar products. The products in this picture are actually "tectite" fittings made by EPC. The white one on the right is made by Watts.

These fittings are expensive, but they just have to be pushed onto the pipe! That's all. They work with PEX, CPVC, and copper tubing. The two small white inserts at the top of the photo are for PEX pipe. These fittings also come with a release collar so you can take them apart easily. Except for the price(which should come down over time), push together style fittings save a lot of time and have proven very reliable so far.

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