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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 with Integrated Ball Valve
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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 with Integrated Ball Valve

$27.97 /each

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The 1/2 in. x 18 in. SharkBite Water Heater Connector with Integrated Ball Valve 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 Integrated Ball Valve on the SharkBite Water Heater Connector provides a quarter-turn, single handle shut-off to the water supply. The braided stainless steel lines are available in different lengths from 12 in. - 24 in. (without 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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Are these connections "full flow"?

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July 19, 2016
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Yes, this is a full flow connection.
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July 19, 2016
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Yes, the connections in this flex hose are full flow.
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what size is the flexible hose 1/2 or 3/4

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November 16, 2015
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The flexible Hoses diameter is 0.6614 inches.
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so the 3/4 goes to the H W Tank and the 1/2 get attach to a 1/2" pipe

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Yes, the SharkBite side with the ball valve will attach to your 1/2" Copper, CPVC, or PEX and the 3/4" female threaded side connects to your water heater.
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What size are the end connectors?

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This flexible connector is 1/2" SB x 3/4" FIP.
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1/2 in. Push-to-Connect x 3/4 in. FIP x 18 in. Braided Stainless Steel Water Heater Connector with Integrated Ball Valve is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 8.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I purchased this item and the matching connector without a valve. I was a bit skeptical as every ... I purchased this item and the matching connector without a valve. I was a bit skeptical as every fitting I ever executed was sweated. The thing worked as advertised. You cut the pipe square, debur with sandpaper and push...it all there is to it! The water heater replacement with these connections took just minutes over an hour...on New Year Day.
Date published: 2017-01-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Ease of Install Can't be easier. No leaks, easy cuts on established piping's. Think there should be a 24" shutoff too. Measure the "from to the to" first. Buy the tool to disconnect. Clean the copper existing piping prior to attaching Again, I just installed. So to see if the flexible connectors have a 'lifetime", I'll have to get back to you.
Date published: 2016-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just what I needed to connect home water filter to my 1/2 inch copper pipe, these push to connect... Just what I needed to connect home water filter to my 1/2 inch copper pipe, these push to connect Sharkbite connectors are the only way to perform this job!
Date published: 2017-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I, unfortunately, did not end up using this hose due to, of all things, the valve. My water heate... I, unfortunately, did not end up using this hose due to, of all things, the valve. My water heater was on a reinforced shelf in the garage and the copper pipes were not well placed to make an even transition so the Sharkbite hose needed to be in a loop for the supply side. With the valve on the end it greatly limited the bend I could put on the hose without kinking it, so I returned it and got the Sharkbite hose w/o the valve and it worked out great. I needed to step the connection down to 1/2" for this one so I used a valve-less hose as well with a Sharkbite 90 degree elbow and that worked out even better as there was no loop to make. Overall, I was stunned at how easy this install became using this hose system. Note: You really need to buy the Sharkbite pipe end tool. It looks like a pan flute with all the pipe sizes it supports for cleaning, and most importantly, allowing you to mark the needed depth of the connection onto the copper pipe. Too shallow and it will not stay on. All you do is push and turn on the copper pipe using the correct size opening to prep the pipe and then, without withdrawing the tool, mark a line on the pipe with it firmly in the tool. This is the depth that the fitting needs to be pushed on to the copper to have the proper 'bite' on the pipe! I'll post a pick of my completed project here. I have another size hose to review here so I'll be using this review and will adjust that one for size but mainly it will be the same review. I would definitely use these hoses again for other projects around the house. One last thing I forgot. Buy the small horseshoe shaped removal tool for the size connections you'll be making!!!!! If you make a mistake these will allow you to undo the connection without damaging the fitting. Small cost with a great 'just in case' value!
Date published: 2016-12-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Shark Bite,18"x1/2x3/4 and15"x3/4x3/4 hot water co Your shark bite hot water connecters caused me to have black pieces of plastic in my bathtub after running hot water. I'm so upset about this since this has happened twice, once 6 months ago and again this week. It has cost over 200.00 dollars in plumbers fees because of your defective products. Plus the cost of your connections. The plumber had to connect all the pipes with copper fittings. Hopefully, this will end the nightmare with your products
Date published: 2015-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy connection It's amazing how these connectors work without leaking, this saved some time and made project easier.
Date published: 2016-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very easy to use I am a new home owner and have no clue what I am doing plumbing wise. The old electric water heater broke so I decided to replace it on my own. These guys made the job extremely easy. All I did was got a pipe cutter to cut the copper pipe and sanded the pipe to clean it up a bit then they just snap on. I will be using sharkbites for all of my plumping needs in the future.
Date published: 2015-06-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Work absolutely amazing. Make installing a water heater a breeze.
Date published: 2015-04-09
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