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Went to repair a main service where the pool guy used a shark bite tee and it failed. I saw the main and proceeded to cut out the sb with my tubing cutters. I cut and cut and cut. Thought my cutters were stripped. Then cut it with a sawzall. Turns out that main is pex. Anybody ever seen it discolor like that? It straight up looked and felt like copper.
Another discussion would be how to tell if it’s PEXa or PEXb without seeing the lettering. I couldn’t tell so I had to crimp it all back. I also don’t like to use the crimp brass fittings underground. They corrode badly as well.
On another note, the brass they use in the shark bites is straight trash. They rot out quicker than the underside of a New York State pickup truck when buried.