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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

$12.78 /each

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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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Does this item connect to 3/4 inch pex tubing?

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SharkBite 18 in. Water Heater Connector

Model # u3088flex18lf

Internet # 202270647

Store SKU # 577192
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Columbus, OH
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Yes, will connect to PEX or copper. Easiest connection I've ever made.
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Keithville, LA 71047, USA
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Yes, it connects to 3/4 inch PEX, 3/4 inch Copper and 3/4 inch CPVC. It will not connect to 3/4 inch Schedule 40 PVC!
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Yes, it does!
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January 14, 2014
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It will connect pex tubing, but the info provided on site does not identify the diameter of any of the connections which could be made with this particular model.
Sorry I couldn't answer your question.
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August 4, 2013
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Yes, this flex hose is 18" long with a 3/4" FIP end to connect to the water heater and a 3/4" SharkBite end that can be connected to PEX, copper, or CPVC.
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Galvanic Corrosion a problem with these connectors on Water heater?

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Should I buy Dialectric Unions together with these connectors?
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December 23, 2015
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Hi Randy,
Dielectric connectors are recommended.
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What is the bend radius of this? My tank connection is pointing up and the copper pipe is coming from wall so it needs to do 270 deg loop.

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Yes, the Stainless Steel Flex can bend to make your connection with no issues.
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Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 209 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Time Saver, Great Quality!!! Very pleased with this connector, it is of a great quality and is super easy to use. Saves a lot of time when connecting your new water heater to existing pipes since it's a push-to-connect and requires no glue or any additional connectors. Will buy again for future projects. August 11, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Connections Had Pex pipe connected to old water heater and this product made it easy to install the new water heater August 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Push to Connect fittings Fast and easy to use. No hassle no soldering and no leaks. August 2, 2016
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 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 Shark Bite One of the easiest plumbing jobs I have completed Replacing my water heater and using the shark bite connectors to replace the standard soldiered connection Great product July 26, 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
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