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SharkBite 1/2 in. Push-to-Connect x 3/4 in. FIP x 12 in. Braided Stainless Steel Water Heater Connector
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SharkBite

1/2 in. Push-to-Connect x 3/4 in. FIP x 12 in. Braided Stainless Steel Water Heater Connector

$10.21 /each

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The 1/2 in. x 12 in. SharkBite Water Heater Connector allows you to easily connect your Hot and Cold Water Supply lines to your Water Heater. After applying pipe thread tape to the MIP nipples on your water heater, thread the FIP end of the Water Heater connector onto the tank and tighten with channel locks. Then simply push the SharkBite Push-Fit end onto Copper, PEX, or CPVC pipes and your Water Heater is connected. The braided stainless steel connectors are available in different lengths from 12 in. - 24 (18 in. Available with Integrated Ball Valve) and are also available in Corrugated Stainless Steel. SharkBite Water Heater Connectors will decrease the amount of time and effort needed to install a Water Heater in your home and are the fastest way to complete your project.

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  • Lead free DZR brass fittings, braided stainless steel hose
  • Use to connect water heater to any combination of copper, PEX, or CPVC pipe
  • Innovative push-fit design makes for quick and easy installation
  • Push-fit connections require no solder, glue or unions
  • Decreases the amount of time and effort needed to connect water heater to pipe
  • Demount clip allows user to release the pipe from the fitting if mistake is made (sold separately)
  • Corrosion resistant to improve longevity
  • Design certified and listed to ASSE 1061 and NSF/ANSI 372-2010 and NSF/ANSI 65
  • Meets IAPMO, UPC, IPC, and cUPC requirements

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1/2 in. Push-to-Connect x 3/4 in. FIP x 12 in. Braided Stainless Steel Water Heater Connector
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Does this product come in shorter lengths?

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June 29, 2016
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Yes this product comes in 12", 15", 18", & 24" lengths, just below the price there is a box that says product height if you click that box it will allow you to select the length you need. Hope this makes you a happier camper and thanks for your interest in our products!
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Concerned about the rubber disintegrating

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Loganville, GA
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December 5, 2015
I've read some reviews elsewhere that the internal rubber hose will disintegrate especially on the hot water side. It may take only 6 mos to a year depending on your water conditions. Has this been corrected?
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December 17, 2015
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If the water quality is poor in your area it can cause any rubber to corrode, we manufacture with the highest quality EPDM Rubbers, but if water quality is a concern in your area we offer a Stainless Steel Corrugated version in-store and online of the same hose that has no liner and may work better for your application.
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7/8 in OD - 3/4 in ID. Is there a sharkbite hot water heater hose I can use?

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December 28, 2015
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Hi David,
This version is for 1/2" Copper, PEX, or CPVC. For 3/4", try http://www.homedepot.com/p/SharkBite-3-4-in-Push-to-Connect-x-3-4-in-FIP-x-15-in-Braided-Stainless-Steel-Water-Heater-Connector-u3088flex15lf/202270646?keyword=u3088flex15lf this will work on 3/4" (7/8" OD) Copper, PEX, or CPVC.
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1/2" cold pipe

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cold pipe in is 1/2", water heater has 3/4 fitting, will this work?
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September 4, 2015
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Yes it will work. The push to connect end is 1/2" and the threaded top of the water heater is 3/4" MIP. MIP stands for Male Iron Pipe and FIP stands for Female Iron Pipe. Male and Female goes together just as God intended.
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August 25, 2015
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Yes, this product has a 1/2 and 3/4 inch connector.
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August 25, 2015
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Yes, this is exactly what you need for your application.
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1/2 in. Push-to-Connect x 3/4 in. FIP x 12 in. Braided Stainless Steel Water Heater Connector is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 34.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy install, no leaks, quality product !! I used 2 11'' flex hoses and a in line ball valve on my new hot water tank install and it made what might have been a tough job very easy
Date published: 2015-08-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Hot Water Heater supply connectors - Don't Buy! Unfortunately, the chlorine in your water will deteriorate the rubber lining inside the flex hoses after a year or two. Within two years, I had rubber flecks inside a new hot water tank and coming out my bath tub faucet. These cause a problem in plugging up faucet aerators and washing machine supply valves... we had to have a new supply valve installed in our washing machine. I replaced the flex hoses with copper pipe and the problem went away. This has happened to quite a few others...just do an internet search. SharkBite should take this type off the market!
Date published: 2016-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This cut my frustration time down to zero! Let's see now, sweat copper pipes or push on Sharkbite... This cut my frustration time down to zero! Let's see now, sweat copper pipes or push on Sharkbite connectors. Time will tell but so far so great! I'm using this same review for the other size Sharkbite hose I got. One note of warning for tight area placement. If room is a premium the Sharkbite with the ball valve may not be a good option as it reduces the amount of bend you can put on the hose. I returned the valve ones for this style and it worked like a dream.
Date published: 2016-12-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Rubber failed I'm a contractor who installed these with new water heater in 2008 in our home. Over the last year there started to be black chunks and residue in the tub water. They would smear and coated the tub at water level. We've been showering, bathing in and cooking with whatever residue and contaminates are included in this. This is a health concern.
Date published: 2017-01-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Black gunk in my tub Installed by contractor. Six months later black gunk comes out into the tub only when the hot water is on. The rubber lining in the hose broke down. The black gunk looks powdery and floats on water. It sticks to the side of the tub forming a ring around the water level smears on the side of the tub when you wipe it.
Date published: 2016-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from First heard of this product on ""Holmes Makes it Right"" on HGTV. Couldn't be happier! This product... First heard of this product on "Holmes Makes it Right" on HGTV. Couldn't be happier! This product works as advertised and certainly makes installation of a water heater a non-event. Would recommend it to any do-it-yourself homeowner.
Date published: 2016-10-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from a problem One was damaged, thet are easy to install a beat having to do the old fashion soldering
Date published: 2016-10-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from worked well very simple to use makes installing water heater simple worked well very simple to use makes installing water heater simple
Date published: 2016-12-13
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