Re: Sharkbite Plumbing Fittings
Sharkbite fittings are hideously expensive; you wouldn't want to plumb an entire house with them. But for fixes they are great, and cheaper than the cost of a plumber.
A couple of years ago my cousin who lives in another state -- who has zero plumbing skills but a fair amount of intelligence -- had some CPVC pipes freeze and fracture in her bathroom. She could not afford to hire a plumber (and I was too far away to help in person); she posted her plight on Facebook. I encouraged her to check out the Sharkbite fittings, and she was able to fix the pipes herself.
The "Senior Member" designation under my name doesn't mean I know a lot, it just means I talk a lot.I've been a DIYer since I was 12 (thanks, Dad!). I have read several books on various home improvement topics. I do not have any current code books I can refer to. I was an apprentice plumber for two years.