Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 215
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by hbv2020 These water heater connectors start shedding rubber particles shortly after installation
I had been experiencing black goo and rubber particles clogging many of the screens and filters in my house. After on line research I found it could be the black rubber liner in these connectors that was deteriorating. In deed that was the cause. I removed the hoses and cut them in half and the hot water hose was filled with black gunk. Also some in the cold water but not as bad. SharkBite claims it is caused by hard water and chlorine. Since most of the US has hard water and chlorine it would seem few are safe from deterioration.
July 11, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sandy What a time saver!
I was trying to figure out how to plumb (CPVC) my replacement water heater that came with longer inlet/outlet nipples. Many thanks to the HD sales associate who showed me the SHARKBITE hose. Apprehensive at first about using a push type connection instead of cementing fittings together. Going on three weeks. They haven't blown off yet.
October 27, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by yourtypicalhomeowner Brilliant!!!
I had one of those nightmare weekends where I had an unplanned water heater installation. I hate to sweat solder and these SharkBite connectors make water connections a breeze. The person that invented the ShartBite connectors is a genius! The braided stainless steel water heater connector is the way to go as it gives you a lot of flexibility in making the connections. I have 3/4" copper pipe and cut the pipe to the old water heater. I set the new water in place and made the water line connections using the ShartBite connectors. It was so simple. No leaks. I had hot water in no time. Thank you SharkBite and also to Home Depot for carrying their product.
August 23, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by swimbyu Why not??
Why would anyone ever go back to the conventional soldering method of installing devices. These sharkbite connectors are the greatest thing, especially for DIY'ers. Very easy to use and install, makes installing a water heater virtually painless! Sharkbite should give better instructions or at least have them readily available online. Pretty much just need to know where to mark the line so that you push the connector far enough...
September 27, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by virtualmedia super easy to install
Super easy to install, only been in use for 1 month so i can't speak to how long these will last. FYI -Once you put these on, you can't get them off unless you also buy their tool for removal. Overall great product.
September 13, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SometimeHandyman Great
Extremely easy to use. Just sit the appliance in place and connect.
September 20, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by john I just called Sharkbite and Customer Service was as expected ... lousy
I have the these lines on a water heater installed in Jan 2013. Thankfully I read these reviews, otherwise, I would never have figured out the cause of this problem. Who would expect these lines that are only 2.5 years old to start disintegrating in Delray Beach, FL.
I just replaced them over the weekend and called customer service this morning. They did exactly what I anticipated which is to tell me that it is my problem to address. Evidently, they don't stand behind their overpriced and inferior products, but that should not come as a surprise in this day and age.
Simple install but very poor quality!!
July 25, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by eyecue I love these fittings!!
These make plumbing so much easier. Slide on and presto you are done. No sweating pipes anymore. Just make sure the pipe you are connecting to is round and clean with a square end cut.
August 30, 2016