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Model # u3068flex18lf

Internet # 202685651

Store SKU # 531628

1/2 in. x 18 in. Stainless Steel Push-to-Connect x Female Pipe Thread Flexible Water Heater Connector

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$13.58 / each



Model # u3068flex18lf

Internet # 202685651

Store SKU # 531628

Store SO SKU # 732682

The 1/2 in. x 18 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-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 (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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Product Depth (in.) 
Product Height (in.) 
Product Length (in.) 
Product Width (in.) 
Bend Degree 
Straight Piece 
Fitting or Connector Type 
Stainless Steel 
Maximum working pressure (psi) 
Pipe or Fitting Product Type 
Fittings & Connectors 
Product Weight (lb.) 
0.562 lb 
Push to connect 
200 psi 
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty 
For warranty information on this product, please call our Internet Customer Service Center at 1-877-700-4242. 


Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 7 reviewers.
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by sharkbites The sharkbite connectors are pretty awesome for ease of installation. They're great for home plumbing projects. I'm not sure if i would plumb my whole house with them until they can establish some longevity timelines. February 11, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by What a relief! Actually I used 3/4in x 18in S/S push fitting. I have been using "Shark Bites" Connectors for quite awhile in all types of plumbing ie: hot / cold 1/2 to 3/4" pex tubing and copper and I have never had a problem. I recently used the push on connector when I replaced our water heater and it saved me time and worry about leaking. This is a great product. December 10, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SharkBite Flexible Water Heater Connector I have replaced many hot water heaters over the years, but never as easily as the one I replaced using SharkBite flexible water heater connectors. Quick and easy! October 15, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Perfect application Great fit for water heater with copper supply lines that were in a tight location and to dangerous to solder. August 12, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great This is an amazing product, you would not think that it would be able to hold the pressure but it does. July 11, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by makes plumbing easy FIRST TIME USING NO PROBLEMS, NO LEAKS, A "SNAP" TO USE. June 10, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Very easy to use This was very easy to install onto the copper water line as well as the hot water tank! No leaks the first time! I will use this product again. February 25, 2014
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