there's really no reason to replace soft copper lines if they are not
damaged or leaking. But if you must, i'd recommend you use a proper
flare fitting to transition to a threaded fitting, then use the adaptor
that screws in to go to PEX. IF this area is going to continue to be
accessible, then the sharkbite fittings could be used. However, I do
have reservations about them because they DO utilize a rubber o-ring and
rubber does not last forever. Also, they are expensive.
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I've used "shark bite" connectors and they DO work - but I'd only use
them in situations where a proper soldered joint is difficult or
impossible to make due to location, or when joining dis-similar pipes
where soldering is not an option and the sharkbite is better than the
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