SharkBite 1/2 in. x 12 in. Stainless Steel Push-to-Connect x Female Pipe Thread Flexible Water Heater Connector-u3068flex12lf - The Home Depot


Model # u3068flex12lf

Internet # 202685636

Store SKU # 529777

1/2 in. x 12 in. Stainless Steel Push-to-Connect x Female Pipe Thread Flexible Water Heater Connector

SharkBite 1/2 in. x 12 in. Stainless Steel Push-to-Connect x Female Pipe Thread Flexible Water Heater Connector

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$10.21 / each


Model # u3068flex12lf

Internet # 202685636

Store SKU # 529777

Store SO SKU # 732682

The 1/2 in. x 12 in. SharkBite Water Heater Connector allows you to easily connect your Hot & 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 & NSF/ANSI 372-2010 & NSF/ANSI 65
  • Meets IAPMO,UPC, IPC, and cUPC requirements

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Assembled Depth (in.)  12 in  Assembled Height (in.)  1.25 in 
Assembled Width (in.)  1.25 in  Product Depth (in.)  12 
Product Height (in.)  1.25  Product Width (in.)  1.25 
Finish Family  Silver Metallic  Material  Stainless Steel - DZR Brass 
Product Type  Supply Line WH  Product Weight (lb.)  0.45 lb 
Returnable  90-Day 
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty  For warranty information on this product, please click Warranty Documentation link above or please call our Internet Customer Service Center at 1-800-435-4654. 


Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 3 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great replacement for those who don't solder When it came time to do some maintenance on our hot water heater, we were looking for the easiest solution possible. We didn't want to buy the materials to solder the connection, so the shark bite connector provided a great option for us. Very easy to use for beginners and experienced alike. Will definitely use more shark bite products in the future! July 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by This product will save you from hiring a plumber I love shark bite. They are the best thing since sliced bread. The is no need to solder, just cut your pipe to the correct length and push together. They are a bit pricey but a plumber is a lot more. That's if you can get one to do a small job. Thanks shark bite September 26, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Sizes are misleading The product works fine but the sizes are misleading. The 1/2" size doesn't mean much in both this and all other SharkBite fittings. The water heater end is for 3/4" NPT. The point of use water heater I was fitting it to had 1/2" nipples. The other end and all other SharkBite fittings I purchased stated they were 1/2" and would take copper tubing as well as other tubing. When you buy tubing or tube fittings, you buy them by the outside diameter. SharkBite must be talking about the inside diameter because their 1/2" fittings require 5/8" tubing. I returned all of the other SharkBite fittings I purchased and used compression fittings instead. On the hoses, I had to use 1/2" x 3/4" bushings at the heater end and pieces of 5/8' tube with 5/8" x 1/2" compression adapters at the 5/8" tube end. SharkBite needs to make it more clear the tube sizes that go with their fittings. December 10, 2013
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