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SharkBite

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

$14.78 /each
  • 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

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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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3/4 in. Push-to-Connect x 3/4 in. FIP x 24 in. Braided Stainless Steel Water Heater Connector
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How do this connectors work?

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Meaning the sharkbite type.
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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.
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Connector works quite well. Key is to make sure the pipe(copper or pvc) is clean and smooth, emory cloth works fine on the copper lines. make sure when you slide the sharkbite end on that you hear it click into place and then you know it is seated properly and you won't have any leaks. If you did have any leaks it would be because you didn't clean the pipe surface properly or didn't seat the connector Read More
Connector works quite well. Key is to make sure the pipe(copper or pvc) is clean and smooth, emory cloth works fine on the copper lines. make sure when you slide the sharkbite end on that you hear it click into place and then you know it is seated properly and you won't have any leaks. If you did have any leaks it would be because you didn't clean the pipe surface properly or didn't seat the connector properly. Read Less
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Coronado, CA
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They work very well, they slide over a squarely cut pipe and seal on clean pipe with a special "O" Ring.
There is an inexpensive tool sold where you by the connectors to allow you to disconnect them.
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Most likely this hose will replace a bent copper water connector. This hose is very easy to put on, but it can be messed up. Don't have the hose bent too sharp. The water heater end requires a LARGE wrench. The other end is just jammed into the water pipe. If you are unfamiliar with the reliable shark connectors; ask a Home Depot agent to SHOW you. The valuable explanation will take less than 30 seconds. Read More
Most likely this hose will replace a bent copper water connector. This hose is very easy to put on, but it can be messed up. Don't have the hose bent too sharp. The water heater end requires a LARGE wrench. The other end is just jammed into the water pipe. If you are unfamiliar with the reliable shark connectors; ask a Home Depot agent to SHOW you. The valuable explanation will take less than 30 seconds. Also the internet has videos on how to do this. Read Less
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July 1, 2014
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one end screws to top of water heater and the other end slides onto the water supply line
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Works great is an easy install snaps right into place and is a solid product.
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March 6, 2014
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You just push it onto the end of the PEX and you're done. Super easy. I'd make sure the pipe end is square and clean, but it was a piece of cake.
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January 20, 2014
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Hello Rene,
Sharkbite fittings work using a 2-stage collar and ring system to essentially grab the pipe when it's inserted. I've included a link to a video as well as a snippet from their product brochure explaining the exact process.
Many of my customers, who are by no means plumbers, love them for the ease of install and repair they allow. In places where using a torch is difficult or not prefered is Read More
Hello Rene,
Sharkbite fittings work using a 2-stage collar and ring system to essentially grab the pipe when it's inserted. I've included a link to a video as well as a snippet from their product brochure explaining the exact process.
Many of my customers, who are by no means plumbers, love them for the ease of install and repair they allow. In places where using a torch is difficult or not prefered is where Sharkbites really shine. I hope this information helps.
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Do these come in shorter lengths? Are they pretty flexible?

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I only need about 13 inches. It will replace a copper line with a 90 deg elbow in it.
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There is an assortment of lengths. They are not rigid and are pretty flexible.
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Yes, they are pretty flexible, had to replace copper line with two 90 deg elbows, and was able to eliminate both elbows. As for length, I only saw one length in stock, but, if you go online and check with Home Depot you should be able to find that answer.
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I have seen them in two lengths. I have at times bent them into a loop to fit into the space I have.
They are very flexible. Sometimes thinking outside the box is required.
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Don't get a hose that is too short. You can't get one that is too long. It is important that the hose not kink. The longest I have seen is two foot.
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July 15, 2014
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Our 3/4" x flex hoses come in 12, 15, 18, and 24 inches.
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Is the FIP end a tapered or parallel thread?

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It has a rubber gasket in it, so that seems to imply a parallel thread... but I believe most water heater connector nipples are a tapered thread. Please clarify?

Thanks!
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It is straight fitting not like NPT
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August 23, 2016
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Hi Ramsey,
This water heater connector has a tapered thread.
Thanks for your interest in our products.
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I assume these can be used to install a water softner as well? Pex to/from Softner.

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Yes you can use this on any water connection. You can use shark bite on PEX also
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July 8, 2016
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Indy - Yes these can be used to install a water softener as well. Thank you!
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Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 68 reviewers.
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by 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 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 1.0 out of 5.0 by 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 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
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by So easy a monkey could install it! Got frustrated with sweating faulty valve with pinhole leak. Was late at night and i needed two things. 1 sleep and 2 hot water. Cut above valve, sanded copper tubing and wiped with clean cloth before pushing this on. No leaks, good nights sleep and a hot shower the next morning. August 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Awesome! Saved so much time with installation and it's easy. August 16, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by water connector What can one say about a hot water connector? It works. August 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sharkbite Products The shark bite products are easy to use and I have never had a leak with any installation. I find that this product may be higher in price than conventional connectors but when you add in ease of use and less labor than soldering which does not always work. Timewise, this product saves you money. June 28, 2016
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