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SharkBite 1/2 inch Polybutylene Conversion Coupling

Model # U4008LFCA|Store SKU # 1000792837

Overview

Model # U4008LFCA Store SKU # 1000792837

The 1/2 in. SharkBite Push-to-Connect Polybutylene conversion coupling is the easiest way to transition from Polybutylene pipe into copper, CPVC or PEX pipe in any combination with no soldering, clamps, unions or glue. Just insert the pipe and the stainless steel teeth bite down and grip tight, while a specially formulated O-ring compresses to create a perfect seal. Disassembly is just as fast using the simple disconnect tool so fittings and valves can be easily changed and reused. They can even be rotated after assembly for easier installation in tight spaces. SharkBite Fittings are certified for potable water supply and hydronic heating applications. Get SharkBite and get a grip on your next plumbing project.

  1. Lead free DZR brass construction for durability and reliability
  1. Use-to-connect to any combination of copper or CPVC pipes
  1. Push-to-connect fittings require no solder, glue, unions, or tools
  1. Certified as a manufactured joint and for underground and behind-the-wall applications without access panels
  1. Fitting can be rotated on pipe after installation making it easier to work in tight spaces
  1. Rated to 200°F and 200 PSI

Specifications

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in inches)
0.98
Assembled Height (in inches)
0.97
Assembled Weight (in lbs)
0.10
Assembled Width (in inches)
0.97
Packaged Depth (in inches)
5
Packaged Height (in inches)
1.67
Packaged Weight (In lbs)
0.18
Packaged Width (in inches)
8.25

Details

Application
Potable Water
Certified
Yes
Connectivity
Push Fit
Country of Origin
AU-Australia
Facilities Maintenance
No
Fitting or Connector Type
Coupling
Fitting Size
1/2 in.
Material
Brass

Warranty / Certifications

For warranty information on this product, please call our Internet Customer Service Center at 1-888-820-0120.
1/2 inch Polybutylene Conversion CouplingSharkBite 1/2 inch Polybutylene Conversion CouplingThe 1/2 in. SharkBite Push-to-Connect Polybutylene conversion coupling is the easiest way to transition from Polybutylene pipe into copper, CPVC or PEX pipe in any combination with no soldering, clamps, unions or glue. Just insert the pipe and the stainless steel teeth bite down and grip tight, while a specially formulated O-ring compresses to create a perfect seal. Disassembly is just as fast using the simple disconnect tool so fittings and valves can be easily changed and reused. They can even be rotated after assembly for easier installation in tight spaces. SharkBite Fittings are certified for potable water supply and hydronic heating applications. Get SharkBite and get a grip on your next plumbing project.
SharkBite
1000792837
1/2 inch Polybutylene Conversion Coupling is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 281.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great for a quick fix. Or when you don't... Works great for a quick fix. Or when you don't really have the money to replumb your home. Cheap and easy to install.
Date published: 2021-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for quick connections. I hate to put a torch in small spaces Great for quick connections. I hate to put a torch in small spaces
Date published: 2021-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's a very good part... It's a very good part
Date published: 2021-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quick for on the go fixes... Quick for on the go fixes
Date published: 2021-07-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worked perfectly with some older 1/2" plastic piping - can't recall it's product name. It solved... Worked perfectly with some older 1/2" plastic piping - can't recall it's product name. It solved my problem perfectly!
Date published: 2021-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rating provided by a verified purchaser... Rating provided by a verified purchaser
Date published: 2021-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for do it yourselfers. Must make sure it is... Great for do it yourselfers. Must make sure it is pushed all the way in.
Date published: 2021-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rating provided by a verified purchaser... Rating provided by a verified purchaser
Date published: 2021-06-11
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My polybutylene pipe has 1/2 in CTS x 5/8 OD will the shark bite connectors work in place of Zurn qest connectors ?

Asked by: Sam
Hello, Yes, SharkBite conversion coupling part # U4008LFA is suitable for use with polybutylene tubing that has a 5/8" O.D. on the grey side of the fitting. The other side of this fitting is suitable for use with the below types of pipe/tubing. If you have additional questions please don't hesitate to reach out to our technical support department at 877-700-4242. PEX (ASTM F876, CSA B137.5) Copper (ASTM B 88) CPVC (ASTM D 2846, CSA B137.6) PE-RT (ASTM F 2769) HDPE (SDR-9 ASTM D2737) Best Regards,
Answered by: RWC Support
Date published: 2020-12-09

is this product recommended for use in environments that have freezing temperatures?

is this product recommended for use in environments that have freezing temperatures?
Asked by: Magatha
Hello Magatha It depends on where and how you use this transition. Here in New Hampshire there are many summer homes where the plumbing gets blown out with air before the ground freezes. (antifreeze the drain traps) Running water don't freeze. Pex is the most forgiving due to it's flexibility. If the copper or CPVC does burst, it is invariably replaced with Pex. Sharkbite fittings are the thickest and heaviest of any fittings out there. I use this fitting for replacing Polubutylene (obsolete junk) with Pex. Because it is reusable I can replace with Pex in sections. I used Shark Bite garden valves in our garden and at the campsite None Better, you can trust the brand!
Answered by: 50yearsinthetrades
Date published: 2020-07-20

Can this be used on LP GAS line?

Asked by: Danny
Hey Danny No This is a conversion coupling used to join polybutylene (grey end) -to- Copper, CPVC, PE-RT or PEX Pipe (tan colored end). Polybutylene is an opsolete plumbing system that was used years ago. It did not hold up to city / municipal water. There are still many homes that have it installed and these fittings make the conversion easy. Punch in "Propane-Pipe and Fittings" into the HD search bar. Click on "propane" under the application filter for black iron, polyethelene and supply lines.
Answered by: 50yearsinthetrades
Date published: 2020-06-09

Will this connect a copper pipe to another copper pipe?

Asked by: Nb
This coupling will only connect shark bite tubing to shark bite tubing. But, I believe there is an adaptor that will connect shark bite tubing to copper tubing. Cheers!
Answered by: Frank
Date published: 2020-05-01

Is this what I use to convert the quest to pecs?

Asked by: robert
Yes, you can use this to convert from copper to Pex or vis versa.
Answered by: cabezon565
Date published: 2020-05-01

Do they sell a push to connect quarter turn valve that fits directly to a PB pipe

I used a coupler to convert PEX, then a push to connect quarter turn before but I would really like to have just 1 piece to use on a PB to install a new valve and supply line at each of my usage points. Thanks
Asked by: Poundman
no
Answered by: Tucker
Date published: 2020-02-18

I accidentally bought the 1/2 to 1/2PB adapter instead of the regular coupler. Can I still use this for a Pex-CPVC coupling

Asked by: Deej
yes I install on the shower
Answered by: Tucker
Date published: 2020-02-18

Can I remove the pb and pex insert stiffener for copper to copper connections... or swap them out with other inserts?

I accidentally bought the pex to pb coupling. I was told to remove the insert for copper connections. Can I do the same with the PB insert to connect it to copper pipe. And/or can I swap out the PB insert for a spare pex insert so it will fit pex?
Asked by: Pedro
Hello, SharkBite polybutylene conversion coupling part # U4008LFA is intended for transitioning from ASTM D3309 compliant polybutylene tubing to any of the below types of pipe/tubing. We do not recommend using the grey end of this fitting with any other tubing except polybutylene. For copper to copper installations we recommend the use of SharkBite part # U008LFA (SKU # 283602). If you have additional questions regarding the use of SharkBite products please feel free to contact our technical support department at 877-700-4242. PEX (ASTM F876, CSA B137.5) Copper (ASTM B 88) CPVC (ASTM D 2846, CSA B137.6) PE-RT (ASTM F 2769) HDPE (SDR-9 ASTM D2737) Best Regards,
Answered by: RWC Support
Date published: 2020-02-13
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