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SharkBite 1/2 in. Push-to-Connect x 3/4 in. FIP x 15 in. Braided Stainless Steel Water Heater Connector
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SharkBite

1/2 in. Push-to-Connect x 3/4 in. FIP x 15 in. Braided Stainless Steel Water Heater Connector

$13.99 /each

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The 1/2 in. x 15 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 15 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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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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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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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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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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Customer Reviews

Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 27 reviewers.
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by a problem One was damaged, thet are easy to install a beat having to do the old fashion soldering October 11, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by good price using these to hook up a hot water tank was a breeze the price wasn't bad if you compare to a copper fitting (the price for a copper fitting to hook up to a tank is super inflated because they know you have to buy them) this is only a few dollars more than one fitting and no sodering hooked up my new tank in less than 1/2 hour August 13, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 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. October 25, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by 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! August 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Easy hot-water connect & no leaks The SharkBite 1/2 in. x 15 in. stainless steel push fit x FIP flexible water heater connector is a great new way to connect a water-heater or boiler to your home system. The female threaded ends screw onto the nipples from the tank with a bit of teflon tape to prevent sticking or corrosion and the SharkBite ends push right over cleaned and prepared pipes from the hot water inlet and cold water feed. When the water was turned back on, no leaks were detected from the new stainless steel mesh connectors and not even a droplet was released by the push-on ends. The push-on ends will require a special clip (sold separately) to remove. I recommend these SharkBite connectors for both do-it-yourself and professional plumbers. March 31, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by water heater connector the connector was so simple and easy to use even for a woman April 28, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Good one and strongly recommend it Not an issue. Used it to connect to my new Gas-water heater (Rheem) that I had installed it recently. The flexibility of this piece makes the connection all the more simpler connecting between two pipes that are not in straight line. February 3, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by easy fix This item makes instillation very simple. It is a great idea instead of having to get a plumber April 12, 2016
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