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Old 05-12-2023, 02:54 PM   #1
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New SharkBite Products

I must be old school because when the OEM PEX plastic connectors fail, the SharkBite Brass Push-To-Connect fittings have been my 'go-to' replacement fitting. But, I've noticed that SharkBite has added a couple product lines that are also compatible with PEX tubing.

QUESTION: Has anybody worked with any of the following product lines with your RV PEX plumbing repairs, if so, what's your opinion compared to the 'brass original? Wondering if I have to update my spare parts inventory

Evo-PEX Push-To-Connect:



Evo-PEX link: https://www.sharkbite.com/us/en/evopex-push-to-connect


ProLock Push-To-Connect:



ProLock link: https://www.sharkbite.com/us/en/prolock-push-to-connect

Thanks in advance.

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I used the Pro-Lock 90 to replace the vacuum breaker in my black tank flush line. I replaced the water inlet with one with a check valve in it so I would still have backflow protection.
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I have used the original Shark bite fittings on my last 4 campers to add a tee, a couple shutoffs for running water from a five gallon jug using a separate pump to allow water at the kitchen while winterized. These have worked very well but they do reduce the water volume due to the required insert inside the pex.

Do these newer style fittings still require the insert?
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Evo-PEX fittings are the way to go IMO - sturdy, easy to put on, and do not restrict water flow, from what I can tell. I have used one way valve for fresh water fill, and other connectors in both previous Fifth Wheel and our now MH.
Works well and no leaks.
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The Evopex are awesome.

Just be aware that they are not removable like the original sharkbite.
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