When you’re working on a home renovation, it’s common to hit a snag, especially if the plumbing system needs to be adjusted. You may run into piping you don’t readily have on hand, or you may have to get into a cramped space, making the installation difficult to physically navigate, to update a fixture. With any job, you’re always looking to fulfill your customer’s expectations while keeping your workflow timely and profitable. Push-to-connect fittings help you achieve that result by giving you the versatility to address different installation situations without slowing you down. Here’s how.
They streamline the installation process.
Push-to-connect fittings let you make smooth connections in seconds because they don’t require special tools or techniques. And they can be installed in wet lines, allowing for smoother connections — even if you can’t shut off the water main. Just cut and push, and it’s done.
Although there’s a misunderstanding that push fittings are only temporary fixes, often needing to be replaced with long-term solutions, many of these products are formally approved for permanent use and meet standard plumbing codes. Look for fittings that go above and beyond the baseline requirements to get high-quality results for your remodel.
For example, SharkBite Max fittings are designed with a reinforced stainless steel collar for enhanced burst pressure strength. These types of fittings are backed by a warranty for additional peace of mind.
They give you more flexibility for installations.
During a remodel, you won’t always know what pipe has been previously installed, so you may not have it on hand when you arrive. This is especially true of older homes, but push-to-connect fittings can give you more options with which to work. For instance, push couplings such as SharkBite Max are compatible with a range of copper tube sizing (CTS) piping, including cross-linked polyethylene (PEX), chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC), copper and high-density polyethylene (HDPE). This lets you seamlessly work with multiple kinds of pipe materials no matter what you encounter. Plus, many push-to-connect fittings are approved for use behind the wall and underground (when wrapped).
They mitigate risk while working in tight spaces.
You could be adjusting plumbing fixtures and piping anywhere in your customer’s home, including closets, under sinks or in the corner of a ceiling. Because push fittings can be installed without tools, they’re quicker and easier than traditional methods, especially in such tight spaces. This gives you more elbow room to complete jobs no matter how small the area. This helps lessen the strain on your body, reduce the risk of fire or injury from using torches in a confined area, and limit the shifting of crimp rings and clamps while you work.
When preparing for this season of home remodels, consider adding push-to-connect fittings to your truck. They’ll give you extra flexibility and speed to keep your customers happy while ensuring reliable results.
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