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SharkBite 1/2 in. Push-to-Connect x 3/4 in. FIP x 18 in. Braided Stainless Steel Water Heater Connector
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SharkBite

1/2 in. Push-to-Connect x 3/4 in. FIP x 18 in. Braided Stainless Steel Water Heater Connector

$12.38 / each
If you buy 3 or more
$11.14 / each

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18

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Product Overview

The 1/2 in. x 18 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-to-Connect 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 in. (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 to any combination of copper, PEX, CPVC, or PE-RT pipes
  • Innovative push-to-connect design makes for quick and easy installation
  • Push-to-connect fittings require no solder, glue, unions, or tools
  • Fitting can be rotated on pipe after installation making it easier to work in tight spaces
  • Designed for potable water distribution as well as hydronic heating applications
  • Corrosion resistant to improve longevity
  • Listed by IAPMO and design certified and listed to ASSE 1061/NSF 61
  • Meets all UPC, IPC, and cUPC requirements
  • Demount clip allows user to release the fitting from the pipe for convenient installation flexibility (sold separately)
  • Rated to 200°F and 200 psi

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1/2" cold pipe

cold pipe in is 1/2", water heater has 3/4 fitting, will this work?
Asked by: Bormanator
yes, but you may want the shut off version if you do not already have a shut off valve.
Answered by: Lance
Date published: 2017-01-30

1/2 end get pushed into 1/2 supply line , pipe end has to be clean brite and shiny

Asked by: joe2156
Yes, burrs must be gone and it must be clean, oil and chemical free.
Answered by: CJ
Date published: 2016-10-26

Concerned about the rubber disintegrating

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?
Asked by: crawdad
NO
Answered by: LARRY
Date published: 2017-03-23

What sizes are the ends...1/2 to 3/4 ?

Asked by: brian2330
YES, 3/4" GOES TO TOP OF HOT WATER TANK + 1/2" GOES TO HOT SIDE OF WATER TO HOUSE
Answered by: LARRY
Date published: 2017-03-23
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1/2 in. Push-to-Connect x 3/4 in. FIP x 18 in. Braided Stainless Steel Water Heater Connector is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 45.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from As a property manager I replace more than my share of hot water heaters. I carry a selection of t... As a property manager I replace more than my share of hot water heaters. I carry a selection of these in 1/2 and 3/4 and can swap a hot water heater in 15 minutes no matter what the plumbing or heater differences are - they provide the flexibility needed to make the connections. The next time the heater needs to be replaced it will be even easier since these will already be in place. They are also available with shut offs if the previous plumber did not install one. A real time and parts saver. There many ways to do a hot water swap, but why bother when this is a simple plug and play that never leaks.
Date published: 2017-01-30
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 4 out of 5 by from EPDM rubber is not compatible with Chlorine Within 5 years the EPDM rubber began to breakdown and deposit soft deteriorated rubber 'bits and flecks' in bath water and in spigot strainers. Black deposits are soft and smear leaving greasy streak. City water treated with Chlorine will break down EPDM, this kind of rubber is graded "C - fair" with respect to material compatibility with Chlorine. Do not use or change out frequently if on city water. Suggest stainless steel or alternate (neoprene) type of flex product.
Date published: 2017-03-11
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 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely a time saver. Had to replace lowboy 40 Gallon water heater under the house in close qu... Absolutely a time saver. Had to replace lowboy 40 Gallon water heater under the house in close quarters. Cleaned the old copper with Scotchbrite pad, cut and removed old heater. Screwed 90 degree brass street-ells to heater, screwed connectors to heater and pushed on copper. Done deal, no leaks. No soldering under floor joists..
Date published: 2017-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from In order to minimize hot water tank changeover time in... In order to minimize hot water tank changeover time in my rentals, utilization of the flexible shark bite tank hose to copper pipe has been my standard. Easy to install and provides for a professional looking installation.
Date published: 2017-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Made installation of my new Home Depot Rheem water heater a breeze. Installed a month ago with no... Made installation of my new Home Depot Rheem water heater a breeze. Installed a month ago with no leaks and is still working great.
Date published: 2017-05-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Self distucting black internal hose!!! X2 5 years old and its shedding black rubber all through the home plumbing. Find another brand or go back to good old copper
Date published: 2017-04-10
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