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SharkBite 3/4 in. Push-to-Connect x 3/4 in. FIP x 12 in. Braided Stainless Steel Water Heater Connector
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SharkBite

3/4 in. Push-to-Connect x 3/4 in. FIP x 12 in. Braided Stainless Steel Water Heater Connector

$11.34 / each
If you buy 3 or more
$10.21 / each

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The 3/4 in. x 12 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-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 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 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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3/4 in. Push-to-Connect x 3/4 in. FIP x 12 in. Braided Stainless Steel Water Heater Connector
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Are they better than compression

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Troy, MI
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August 24, 2016
Why or how much better is the sharkbite union than a compression one?
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August 30, 2016
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Compression fittings may need Ferrell nuts and inserts depending on the type also they can be damaged by over tightening, This cannot happen with Sharkbite fittings. If you use a Ferrell and it has to be removed you have to cut it if you forget to put the not on before the Ferrell then you have to take it apart again.
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Is the FIP end a tapered or parallel thread?

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August 23, 2016
It has a rubber gasket in it, so that seems to imply a parallel thread... but I believe most water heater connector nipples are a tapered thread. Please clarify?

Thanks!
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August 30, 2016
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It is straight fitting not like NPT
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August 23, 2016
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Hi Ramsey,
This water heater connector has a tapered thread.
Thanks for your interest in our products.
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I assume these can be used to install a water softner as well? Pex to/from Softner.

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Yes you can use this on any water connection. You can use shark bite on PEX also
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July 8, 2016
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Indy - Yes these can be used to install a water softener as well. Thank you!
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Water heater filter/shield connections

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Can I use these to connect
1. Expansion tank
2. Water filter unit on the intake
2a. bypass connection

What is the max PSI it can take?

How easy these become leak points?
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May 11, 2016
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if your expansion tank, water filter, and bypass connection are 3/4" MPNT this connection hose will work for you. These hoses are rated for 200 psi and 200 degrees F.
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3/4 in. Push-to-Connect x 3/4 in. FIP x 12 in. Braided Stainless Steel Water Heater Connector is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 257.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant!!! I had one of those nightmare weekends where I had an unplanned water heater installation. I hate to sweat solder and these SharkBite connectors make water connections a breeze. The person that invented the ShartBite connectors is a genius! The braided stainless steel water heater connector is the way to go as it gives you a lot of flexibility in making the connections. I have 3/4" copper pipe and cut the pipe to the old water heater. I set the new water in place and made the water line connections using the ShartBite connectors. It was so simple. No leaks. I had hot water in no time. Thank you SharkBite and also to Home Depot for carrying their product.
Date published: 2016-08-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I just called Sharkbite and Customer Service was as expected ... lousy I have the these lines on a water heater installed in Jan 2013. Thankfully I read these reviews, otherwise, I would never have figured out the cause of this problem. Who would expect these lines that are only 2.5 years old to start disintegrating in Delray Beach, FL. I just replaced them over the weekend and called customer service this morning. They did exactly what I anticipated which is to tell me that it is my problem to address. Evidently, they don't stand behind their overpriced and inferior products, but that should not come as a surprise in this day and age. Simple install but very poor quality!!
Date published: 2016-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'm a regular homeowner and have installed many of these Sharkbite push-to-connect plumbing produ... I'm a regular homeowner and have installed many of these Sharkbite push-to-connect plumbing products over several years and they are great. They work flawlessly when used with a standard pipe cutter tool on supply pipes and are super-easy to install, requiring no other tools. Never had a leak, whereas with sweating & soldering pipes, or using flared piping with screw nuts, leaks were almost expected on the first pass. Also, if there's an issue (like you goofed a pipe cut length), it's easy to uninstall these and reinstall them after fixing the problem and they still don't leak. These will put common plumbing jobs back in the hands of homeownwers rather than over-priced plumbers.
Date published: 2016-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from As a professional plumber I use these 24" long Shark bite SS water heater supply lines due to eas... As a professional plumber I use these 24" long Shark bite SS water heater supply lines due to ease of installation and reliability. They allow me to save time and my customers money during installation now that new water heaters no longer fit their old foot print due to new requirements for energy efficient guide lines set by the federal government. They are flexible enough to loop them without crimping them and can be removed with a simple tool. These supply lines are designed to fit copper tube size only and are not used for Quest pipe
Date published: 2016-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I was so excited to see that SharkBite had made water heater connector hose. I was already a Sha... I was so excited to see that SharkBite had made water heater connector hose. I was already a SharkBite connector fan, and I had already planned to complete my installation using the SharkBite connectors with various pipes and fittings because my current installation was ridged copper that had been sweated in all the way to the water heater. But pre-made connector was a huge surprise find. It literally took me less that 5 minutes to complete the water connections. Thanks SharkBite!
Date published: 2016-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This cut my frustration time down to zero! Let's see now, sweat copper pipes or push on Sharkbite... This cut my frustration time down to zero! Let's see now, sweat copper pipes or push on Sharkbite connectors. Time will tell but so far so great! I'm using this same review for the other size Sharkbite hose I got. One note of warning for tight area placement. If room is a premium the Sharkbite with the ball valve may not be a good option as it reduces the amount of bend you can put on the hose. I returned the valve ones for this style and it worked like a dream.
Date published: 2016-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Why not?? Why would anyone ever go back to the conventional soldering method of installing devices. These sharkbite connectors are the greatest thing, especially for DIY'ers. Very easy to use and install, makes installing a water heater virtually painless! Sharkbite should give better instructions or at least have them readily available online. Pretty much just need to know where to mark the line so that you push the connector far enough...
Date published: 2016-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a time saver! I was trying to figure out how to plumb (CPVC) my replacement water heater tha... What a time saver! I was trying to figure out how to plumb (CPVC) my replacement water heater that came with longer inlet/outlet nipples. Many thanks to the HD sales associate who showed me the SHARKBITE hose. Apprehensive at first about using a push type connection instead of cementing fittings together. Going on three weeks. They haven't blown off yet.
Date published: 2016-10-27
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