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SharkBite

Model U3068FLEX18BVLF

Internet #202685649

Store SKU #1001254910

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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

$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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Hi,
Yes, the connections in this flex hose are full flow.
Thanks for your interest in our products.
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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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Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 4 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Easy connection It's amazing how these connectors work without leaking, this saved some time and made project easier. June 7, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 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. June 2, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Amazing Work absolutely amazing. Make installing a water heater a breeze. April 8, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by 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 June 29, 2015
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