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SharkBite

Model # u3088flex18lf

Internet # 202270647

Store SKU # 577192

3/4 in. Push-to-Connect x 3/4 in. FIP x 18 in. Braided Stainless Steel Water Heater Connector

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The 3/4 in. x 18 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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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.) 
1.26 
Product Height (in.) 
18 
Product Width (in.) 
1.26 

Details

Finish Family 
Silver Metallic 
Material 
Stainless Steel - DZR Brass 
Product Type 
Supply Line WH 
Product Weight (lb.) 
0.622 lb 
Returnable 
90-Day 

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty 
For warranty information on this product, please call our Internet Customer Service Center at 1-877-700-4242 

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3/4 in. Push-to-Connect x 3/4 in. FIP x 18 in. Braided Stainless Steel Water Heater Connector
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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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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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ks
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May 6, 2016
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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will this work on hydronic heat system

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April 20, 2016
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Stretch,
Yes this will work on a hydronic heat system provided it will not be about 200 psi or 200 deg F.
Thank you!
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connect temperature & pressure relief value to discharge pipe?

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March 9, 2016
For a Water Heater install, can the connector be used to connect the temperature & pressure relief valve to the discharge pipe?
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March 10, 2016
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Hi BJ,
You can use a male connector to connect from the T&P to the discharge pipe.
http://www.homedepot.com/p/SharkBite-1-2-in-Brass-Push-to-Connect-x-Male-Pipe-Thread-Adapter-U120LFA/202270505?keyword=u120lfa
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Customer Reviews

Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 187 reviewers.
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by rubber liner deteriorates In 2011 I installed these braided flex connectors from sharkbite; it was an easy install no leaks I was very happy, but after 2 years my faucets strainers were being clogged with small fragments of black rubber. I finally found the water heater was loaded with the rubber and found the rubber liner in the sharkbite flex line was deteriorating. I called Sharkbite and they said they changed the liners and if I bought new lines manufactured after 2011 that they would have the new liners. That was late 2013 or early 2014 and now here it is 2016 and the lines have deteriorated again. I don't recommend these and will not be suckered into them again. May 17, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by So far , So good. Installation was amazingly easy. I was really happy with how easy it was, with no leaks. But now after I installed my new water heater using these, I see others reviews that say the rubber linings of these connectors can break down after as little as 6 months sending bits of black rubber through your plumbing system. I will be keeping an eye on this and if it happens Sharkbite and Home Depot will have one very unhappy customer! July 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by A must have for DIY This hose is a must have item for installing a new Hot Water Heater. This hose cuts down on cost of soldiering copper fittings and the time it takes to cut and fit new copper fittings. This hose allows for some variation in lineup of copper tubing and make the job easier when the new heater holes don't line up to existing lines. July 1, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Easy Install! No Leaks. Works Great! 3/4 IN. PUSH-TO-CONNECT X 3/4 IN. FIP X 18 IN. BRAIDED STAINLESS STEEL WATER HEATER CONNECTOR. Easy Install and easy to replace tank again at a later date! I also smeared grease on the outside of the fittings after install to prevent corrosion in the future. January 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Very please with the connector. installation was very easy and fast. all went well no problems. May 31, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by EASY!!!!!!!! REALLY made new water heater installation EASY!!!! July 28, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sharkbite Worked great on my water heater. It replaced the existing solder connection easily. March 22, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Easiest solution Our water heater started leaking in the middle of winter. I needed a quick fix for replacing the copper pipes that ere originally present. I cannot tell you how easy it was to use the connector. You have to try it!! It takes away the need for extra tools. February 18, 2016
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