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SharkBite

Model u3088flex18bvlf

Internet #202685676

Store SKU #391119

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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

$29.97 /each

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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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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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do you need any additional parts to use this item?

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harryrevs
west palm beach fl
May 5, 2013
does it hook up without buying additional parts and if not what is needed and can it be purchased in store?
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July 9, 2015
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you need to debur the end of the copper or plastic pipe the SharkBite end pushes on to. IF you do not know what this process is then buy the SharkBite measurement and deburring tool for $10.00
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January 29, 2015
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If the complete assembled part as shown is bought, no, there are no additional parts required. Just be certain the PVC end is a clean cut and all dirt or other particles are removed. I would also recommend buying the cheap removal tool just in case you ever had to remove it to repair a leak or other issues.
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Akron, OH, USA
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March 25, 2014
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That's what I loved about this hose. NO additional parts! AND... did I say easy? Installed as quickly as I could tighten nuts on each end. You'll love it.
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Alturas, CA
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September 11, 2013
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No you do not need any additional parts, assuming you have a prepared site (a pipe ready for applying the Sharkbite to). If you put it on and then decide you need to remove it, you should get a removal tool. Some people use pliers, but I don't recommend them as you can easily damage the plastic on the fitting. The removal "tool" is a round chip of plastic that is inexpensive and useful to have on hand.
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Sunshine, MD 20833, USA
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August 21, 2013
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We had copper pipes leading to from the old hot water heater. We used a pipe cutter to remove a foot (or more) of each pipe. We also used teflon tape for the threads where the connectors join to the top of the heater. Some sandpaper is helpful to clean any ragged edges where the copper pipes have been cut. Other than that, this was a very simple install.
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May 8, 2013
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The SharkBite water heater connectors are all you need to connect your water heater to your piping system. As long as the piping system has a clean pipe edge you can simply insert the SharkBite end over the pipe to make a secure water tight connection. Be sure to mark your pipe for proper insertion depth. For more information visit www.cashacme.com.
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Will the water heater end of this fitting work specifically on the tapered male inlet/outlet of the water heater (Rheem brand)?

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Yes, The male threaded connectors included with your Rheem hot water heater are compatible with standard 3/4 inch plumbing connectors from any manufacturer. This device will thread onto the inlet or outlet of a water heater the other end (the SharkBite) end pushes onto a minimum 2 inch length of deburred 3/4 inch copper or plastic water pipe. Or vice versa.
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January 28, 2015
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Yes, I wanted to make sure I stayed with the reliable name RHEEM and this product worked like a charm with it. Be sure to use the white (TEFLON) tape as recommended by all MFG for the installation.
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November 11, 2014
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Yes, most water heaters have a 3/4" MIP outlet. The SharkBite 3/4" FIP x 18" Water Heater Connector will attach to the outlet of the water heater.
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October 1, 2014
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Yes, this stainless steel hose is designed to connect to the male nipple on water heaters.
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what stores?

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3/4 in. x 18 in. Flexible Water Heater Connector 3/4 in. with Ball Valve..
can't find in store in 30152 zip code....
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Bonita Springs, FL, USA
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April 22, 2016
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Home Depot should be able to order it at the Customer Service Desk.
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They happened to have one the day I was looking. However, Home Depot has a program when ordered online that allows you to P/U in the store closest to you. If this is not convenient you can also have it shipped to your home. Also as an alternate, If they do not have the complete assembly, you could also do the pieces;i.e. hose and valve as separate items and piece it together with a small 3" piece of 3/4" Read More
They happened to have one the day I was looking. However, Home Depot has a program when ordered online that allows you to P/U in the store closest to you. If this is not convenient you can also have it shipped to your home. Also as an alternate, If they do not have the complete assembly, you could also do the pieces;i.e. hose and valve as separate items and piece it together with a small 3" piece of 3/4" CPVC. Read Less
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Purchased this at the Arlington Rd. store in Akron, Ohio. Appeared to be just part of normal stock at this store.
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That specific product is only available online via homedepot.com or by special ordering it at your local store.
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Will this leave black redisue in my water?

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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?
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August 8, 2016
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No, this will not leave black residue in your water.
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June 1, 2016
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Hi John,
We have found that in certain areas of the country where the water is harder or contains a high chlorine content there have been instances that caused the rubber liner to disintegrate. If this is a concern we recommend using our Corrugated Stainless Steel Connectors (these have no liner and are Stainless Steel). Model # SS3088FLEX18LF, SS3088FLEX18BV, SS3088FLEX24LF If you have additional Read More
Hi John,
We have found that in certain areas of the country where the water is harder or contains a high chlorine content there have been instances that caused the rubber liner to disintegrate. If this is a concern we recommend using our Corrugated Stainless Steel Connectors (these have no liner and are Stainless Steel). Model # SS3088FLEX18LF, SS3088FLEX18BV, SS3088FLEX24LF If you have additional questions contact our Customer Service department at 1-877-700-4242. Read Less
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Customer Reviews

Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 53 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Trouble-solving Purchase I was having difficulty making a good solder connection on the unions for connecting my water heater. Installing these was a piece of cake, and it solved the issue I was having with the soldering. August 30, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Quality Piece..you get what you pay for. very easy to install, quality piece.braided is the way to go. August 23, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Where was this 10 years ago?! Very easy to use and performed great. Cuts installation in half. September 6, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Easy as 1 2 3 A little pricey but well worth the extra cost just for the convenience of using it. No soldering. Just clean the end of the receiving pipe and push it on. No leaks. Looks like a pro did it. Took seconds. September 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Easy To Install Makes A Water Heater Install Easy. No Leaks, And No Worrys. April 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HIGH QUALITY These combination hose and valve water heater lines are great. High quality and easy to install. The only negative is that they are expensive. The price could be more competitive. August 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by super time saver made installing hot wtr tank super easy!!! thanks to the sales person for showing me August 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sharkbite Very easy install. Made water heater install a snap. August 18, 2016
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