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SharkBite 3/4 in. Push-to-Connect x 3/4 in. FIP x 18 in. Braided Stainless Steel Water Heater Connector with Integrated Ball Valve
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SharkBite

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

$2997 /each

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Product Overview

The 3/4 in. x 18 in. SharkBite Water Heater Connector with Integrated Ball Valve 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 Integrated Ball Valve on the SharkBite Water Heater Connector provides a quarter-turn, single handle shut-off to the water supply. The braided stainless steel lines are available in different lengths from 12 in. - 24 in. (without 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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do you need any additional parts to use this item?

does it hook up without buying additional parts and if not what is needed and can it be purchased in store?
Asked by: Anonymous
No, these are specially designed for direct hook up from water lines in/out to water heater
Answered by: suire
Date published: 2017-01-04

Will the water heater end of this fitting work specifically on the tapered male inlet/outlet of the water heater (Rheem brand)?

Asked by: mkm
I just installed a Rheem w/h and it worked perfectly. Yes!
Answered by: Proswinger
Date published: 2016-12-22

Will this leave black redisue in my water?

A few reviews seem to indicate the rubber lining disintegrates. Additionally, a couple plumbers have told me the same thing. What are the chances the rubber will disintegrate and float around my water?
Asked by: John
No it will not as I have been using them for about 3 years now with no issues even when disassembled
Answered by: suire
Date published: 2017-01-04

Will this work with 1/2" pex pipe?

Asked by: Busnik
Only with a reducer as these are 3/4" for water heater connections
Answered by: suire
Date published: 2017-01-04
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3/4 in. Push-to-Connect x 3/4 in. FIP x 18 in. Braided Stainless Steel Water Heater Connector with Integrated Ball Valve is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 95.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Very Useful Hose for Many Applications Although this item is intended for to be used to install a water heater, it will work fine for the installation of any device that has ¾” pipe thread connections. My use for this Sharkbite water heater installation hose and valve is to improve my booster pump system. Since I live on a ranch and supply my own water the pumps that do this are really important. My booster pump was plumbed into the system using hard plumbed PEX tubing. This works fine but if you have to change the pump it takes a lot of time and effort. You have to cut out the old connections and then reinstall them. By changing the pump over to the Sharkbite system all you have to do is unscrew the ¾” brass nuts from the old pump and attach them to the new pump. What makes this Sharkbite system unique is that on one end of the hose I don’t have to have any fittings at all. All I had to do was cut off the PEX pipe and push the Sharkbite fitting onto the PEX stub. I am still using the old pump but now if it fails I can make the cut over to a new pump in no time at all.
Date published: 2017-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Made an intimidating project almost too easy. Cut, clean/deburr, slip on. It really is that easy.... Made an intimidating project almost too easy. Cut, clean/deburr, slip on. It really is that easy. Some may consider the price to be very high, but It made the job quick, easy, and leak free in just a few minutes instead of fitting and sweating copper for 15+ minutes, and worrying if it will be and remain leak free. Used two of these to install a water heater booster and prep the plumbing for an install to replace a water heater which is probably on borrowed time (its 20 years old now, and hadn't been maintained very well by the previous owner).
Date published: 2017-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a ball you can have with this valve I can not say enough good about these Pex fittings. They work flawlessly every single time. I think it is incredible how easy and simple my plumbing projects have become thanks to PEX. I am in the process of re-plumbing my entire house. The folks that originally plumb the house 60 plus years ago used galvanized pipe in long lengths and tight bends that have reduced the water pressure to a trickle. These fittings helped return the pressure to where it needs to be.
Date published: 2016-11-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I've installed dozens of hot water heaters over the years, and because this last one was put in a... I've installed dozens of hot water heaters over the years, and because this last one was put in a difficult position, these fittings made it a breeze. And I am always concerned about how an install looks. It is perfect! Very pleased with the product.
Date published: 2017-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The hose was exactly what I needed since I already... The hose was exactly what I needed since I already had installed 3/4 hot and cold pex this was a simple twist on the Hot water heater, click into the pex piping. Two minute job for both easy with no leaks. Thanks for such a great product.
Date published: 2017-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from First time user of a SharkBite. Easy to use, Ball valve is smooth. I'll use them again as need ar... First time user of a SharkBite. Easy to use, Ball valve is smooth. I'll use them again as need arises.
Date published: 2017-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A quick and easy fix for a leaking connection, PLUS it added a shutoff that I didn't have before. A quick and easy fix for a leaking connection, PLUS it added a shutoff that I didn't have before.
Date published: 2017-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I always use them Fast..easy....clean fit..I use this all the time on my customers...just take your time no worries
Date published: 2017-05-09
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