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SharkBite 3/4 in. Push-to-Connect x 3/4 in. FIP x 24 in. Braided Stainless Steel Water Heater Connector
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SharkBite

3/4 in. Push-to-Connect x 3/4 in. FIP x 24 in. Braided Stainless Steel Water Heater Connector

  • Push-to-Connect Design makes for quick & easy install
  • Fastest way to install a Water Heater Supply Line
  • Connects to Copper, PEX, CPVC or PE-RT Pipe
$14.78 / each
If you buy 3 or more
$13.30 / each

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Product Height (in.)
24
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Product Overview

The 3/4 in. x 24 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 (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.)
24
Product Width (in.)
1.26

Details

Finish Family
Silver Metallic
Material
Stainless Steel - DZR Brass
Product Type
Supply Line WH
Product Weight (lb.)
0.688lb
Returnable
90-Day

Warranty / Certifications

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Customer Questions & Answers

contain plastic

do these contain plastic on the inner walls at all ?
Asked by: mmoore5553
There is a rubber ring you can read the composition at the following website. http://www.sharkbite.com/about-sharkbite/quality/
Answered by: Montwalleye
Date published: 2017-06-06

How do this connectors work?

Meaning the sharkbite type.
Asked by: Rene
Inside the fitting there is a set of teeth that face towards the inside of the fitting. When you insert the pipe into the fitting it slides into two o-rings and the teeth grab the pipe so that it cannot pull out. There is a special tool used to release the teeth so it can be taken off.
Answered by: Eyecue
Date published: 2017-05-06

Won't the brass threads on this react dielectrically with the galvanized steel tank to corrode in time?

Looks like you are matching up dissimilar metals here if using this on a hot water tank with steel inlet\outlet. - Won't the brass threads on this react dielectrically with the galvanized steel tank to corrode in time? I doubt if a little Teflon tape in between is enough to stop that process.
Asked by: Anonymous
not if they stay dry
Answered by: CAB
Date published: 2017-07-02

I have sharkBite connectors on my hot water heater. They were installed approx. 7 years ago. I n...

I have sharkBite connectors on my hot water heater. They were installed approx. 7 years ago. I now have black specs in the hot water. I have replaced the anode rod suggested as a possible problem. I still have the black specs. I have flushed the tank many times which helps for a few weeks. I have seen comments on the internet suggesting that the inner lining on the braided stainless steel water connectors may be causing the problem. Could this be my problem ?
Asked by: RH
While I'm not a plumber, I would bet it is the lining of your braided hose. I had a similar problem twice with braided supply lines on faucets. After I replaced the hose no more black specs.
Answered by: Tsully
Date published: 2017-07-15
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Customer Reviews

3/4 in. Push-to-Connect x 3/4 in. FIP x 24 in. Braided Stainless Steel Water Heater Connector is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 407.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is the easiest product I have ever used for plumbing a water heater. It was on and leak fre... This is the easiest product I have ever used for plumbing a water heater. It was on and leak free in seconds. I have installed many water heaters over the years and this made it quicker and easier than any before.
Date published: 2017-02-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I bought two of these connectors to hook up my new water heater in February of 2015. I did not ha... I bought two of these connectors to hook up my new water heater in February of 2015. I did not have an issue with the product until this last week (July 2017) when we started noticing black flecks in our hot water. I went back to the reviews here on Home Depot and found individuals reporting the same issue so I decided to disconnect the water heater supply lines and investigate. What I found is that the line connected to the hot water side had started to deteriorate. Due to that I removed both lines and replaced with copper instead. I have never had any issues with the other Sharkbite fittings but I would not recommend these for a water heater install.
Date published: 2017-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Making life closer to the "easy button" As simple as the required connection setup, this makes things easy. Cut(3/4 hard copper), emery the cut end smooth, push on...done. No leaks. Used for 50g water heater install. Amazing. I work as a utility contractor. While I know basic plumbing, I am no plumber by far. Used sharkbite connector, once for a temp 3/4 temp water line hook up on office trailer but, never installed meter, so never knew if connection worked, as another crew came a week later to install meter. Was skeptical but, this makes life easy! Weeks later, no leaking. Wonderful..
Date published: 2017-03-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from EPDM rubber is not compatible with Chlorine Within 5 years the EPDM rubber began to breakdown and deposit soft deteriorated rubber 'bits and flecks' in bath water and in spigot strainers. Black deposits are soft and smear leaving greasy streak. City water treated with Chlorine will break down EPDM, this kind of rubber is graded "C - fair" with respect to material compatibility with Chlorine. Do not use or change out frequently if on city water. Suggest stainless steel or alternate (neoprene) type of flex product.
Date published: 2017-03-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I have used the threaded versions of the flex connector before, for several water heater installa... I have used the threaded versions of the flex connector before, for several water heater installations. The SharkBite version is so much easier to use and so much more quicker to install it is amazing. I used the small tool to release the connection after I had made the initial connection and it simply disconnected no problem. Not a drop of water has appeared yet at this connection. Usually I have minor leaks on the threaded connections no matter how careful I am.
Date published: 2017-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Miracle accessory for sure! I had purchased extra items that I thought I might need for when the ... Miracle accessory for sure! I had purchased extra items that I thought I might need for when the plumber arrived to install our new water heater; he was beginning to explain the process of how he was going to use the old hoses on the new heater when I pulled two new "SharkBite" connectors out of the bag that I had with me. With that he exclaimed "Awesome, you have SharkBites and that is going to make this task so much easier!" Great invention for sure!
Date published: 2017-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I bought some CPVC cement that was in a box. After I opened the box I saw that it had a 20 hour ... I bought some CPVC cement that was in a box. After I opened the box I saw that it had a 20 hour cure time. Imagine the hard time I got from my spouse when I told her the water had to stay off for 20 hours. I went back to get faster cure time cement and saw this item. It looked easy enough, when I got home it took all of 10 minutes to install, no leaks back in business. Fantastic!
Date published: 2017-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from for people who are not good at soldering or who do not have the right equipment, these sharkbite ... for people who are not good at soldering or who do not have the right equipment, these sharkbite connectors are great. if you can solder, it would be a little cheaper but no complaints so far. the previous sharkbite connectors had been on there about 10 years. a couple of the old connectors had to be cut off because they would not release but still recommend.
Date published: 2017-05-09
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