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jvcoach23
Terminate a Polybutylene pipe
jvcoach23

I have a 1/2 Polybutylene gray pipe that I need to terminate. I've tried Lowes and Home Depot but haven't found anything. Doing a little research turned up sharkbite but I've read I need special sharkbite to connect to the Polybutylene and even then, it's not a termination fitting. What are my options. tearing all the Polybutylene is not an option for me right now. I did find some 1/2 refrigerator copper line that I capped and tried, it fits pretty tightly but even when using a band clamp there is still a small drip. Was wondering what others have done.

thanks
shannon

A. Spruce
Re: Terminate a Polybutylene pipe
A. Spruce

You do not want to mess around with water leaks or potential breaches. Take a 1" to 2" piece of the pipe to a plumbing supplier, not a big box, an actual plumber's supply, and talk to them about your situation. At the very least, you will need a barbed connector with a cap and hose clamps, better would be something from the Sharkbite line.

johnjh2o
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johnjh2o
Mastercarpentry
Re: Terminate a Polybutylene pipe
Mastercarpentry

Sharkbite for PB to PEX. short piece of PEX with a cap.

I guess you know that you're going to be replacing every bit of the PB before long; even the youngest PB is old and brittle now. Look at it too hard and it will split :eek: You're on borrowed time that's about to run out.

Phil

bill
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bill

I agree with phil, rip out that poly B now. or get very good expensive insurance . Bill

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