SharkBite 3/4 in. x 1 in. x 24 in. Stainless Steel Push-to-Connect x Female Pipe Thread Water Softener Connector-U3086FLEX24LF - The Home Depot


Model # U3086FLEX24LF

Internet # 203800359

Store SKU # 1000006063

3/4 in. x 1 in. x 24 in. Stainless Steel Push-to-Connect x Female Pipe Thread Water Softener Connector

SharkBite 3/4 in. x 1 in. x 24 in. Stainless Steel Push-to-Connect x Female Pipe Thread Water Softener Connector

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$17.97 / each


Model # U3086FLEX24LF

Internet # 203800359

Store SKU # 1000006063

Store SO SKU # 732682

The 3/4 in. SharkBite x 1 in. FIP x 24 in. SharkBite Water Softener Connector allows you to easily connect your Water Supply lines to your Water Softener Unit. After applying pipe thread tape to the MIP nipples on your water Softener, thread the FIP end of the Water Softener 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 Softener is connected. The braided stainless steel connector is also available in Corrugated Stainless Steel. SharkBite Water Softener Connectors will decrease the amount of time and effort needed to install a Water Softener 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 Softener 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 & NSF/ANSI 372-2010 & NSF/ANSI 65
  • Meets IAPMO,UPC, IPC, and cUPC requirements

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Assembled Depth (in.)  24 in  Assembled Height (in.)  1.25 in 
Assembled Width (in.)  1.25 in  Product Depth (in.)  24 
Product Height (in.)  1.25  Product Width (in.)  1.25 
Finish Family  Silver Metallic  Material  Stainless Steel - DZR Brass 
Product Type  Supply Line Softener  Product Weight (lb.)  .75 lb 
Returnable  90-Day 
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty  For warranty information on this product, please click Warranty Documentation link above or please call our Internet Customer Service Center at 1-800-435-4654. 


Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 18 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Works great, makes installation so easy! While the shark connectors are a little more expensive they make up for it in ease of installation. I have copper pipes in my house I just used a pipe cutting tool to get a clean and even cut on the pipe and then just slide the shark end over the pipe. Make sure you push it up hard so it locks in and that's it. These are well built, high quality material and work well. You do need a special tool to take them off but I don't expect that I will ever need to remove it. December 10, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Easy to use and works great These were vey easy to use and did exactly what I needed them to do. Just push it in until it won't slide on anymore and your done. Only downside is they were $3.00 more than the similar product that I had purchased at Menards that was the wrong size. Real reason I bought them at Home Depot was that they were a lot closer for me than Menards was, and I wanted the job done then. November 18, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Very Good Product. Absolutely no leaking, extremely tight fit, flexible. Had this installed for 3 weeks on my newly installed water softener. Wish they sold them in even longer lengths. When you install them, be sure to put them in locations/positions that affords you some room/leverage if you ever need to remove them. Takes lots of effort to remove. But, hopefully, you will not have to remove them. The small U shaped tool used for removal takes some effort to push the hose loose so you need to have room for leverage. But overall, the push to fit hose is an extremely great product. November 4, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Purchased and installed by a skeptic I was extremely skeptical about a push on connector that just slid on over the end of hard copper tubing. I was sure it would leak, but the Home Depot guy confidently recommended it to me so I bought them. I have had them installed for about 2 months now and they have not leaked at all. I purchased one for hot and one for cold. For me, they are visible so I can check them when I add water softener salt. Although they have worked flawlessly so far, I would not trust any slide on connector enough to use it within a sheet rocked wall. Perhaps in 15 years I can provide a longer term product review. I guess I should mention that they were extremely easy to install. First, I cut the old connector off of my hard copper pipes. Then I used one of those round wire brush tools to clean up the outside and inside of the hard copper pipe. Finally I slid this connector on. I enjoyed being able to bypass the soldering and checking for leaks. November 2, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellant Product Excellant product. Very easy to install. Almost no chance of error. I used this product during the installation of a water softener. The Shark Bite fittings are incredibly easy to use. It's nearly impossible to improperly install the fitting. The installation took only seconds and is leak free. I used this fitting with PEX pipe. I did the rest of the job using standard PEX fittings and compression rings. In hindsight, I would have used Shark Bite fittings for the entire project even dispite the higher cost. July 15, 2014
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