SharkBite 3/4 in. x 12 in. Stainless Steel Push-to-Connect x Female Pipe Thread Water Heater Connector-u3088flex12lf - The Home Depot


Model # u3088flex12lf

Internet # 202270645

Store SKU # 576832

3/4 in. x 12 in. Stainless Steel Push-to-Connect x Female Pipe Thread Water Heater Connector

SharkBite 3/4 in. x 12 in. Stainless Steel Push-to-Connect x Female Pipe Thread Water Heater Connector

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$11.34 / each


Model # u3088flex12lf

Internet # 202270645

Store SKU # 576832

The 3/4 in. x 12 in. SharkBite Water Heater Connector allows you to easily connect your Hot & 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 & NSF/ANSI 372-2010 & NSF/ANSI 65
  • Meets IAPMO,UPC, IPC, and cUPC requirements


Assembled Depth (in.)  12 in  Assembled Height (in.)  .75 in 
Assembled Width (in.)  .75 in  Product Depth (in.)  12 
Product Height (in.)  1.25  Product Width (in.)  1.25 in 
Finish Family  Silver Metallic  Material  Stainless Steel - DZR Brass 
Product Type  Supply Line WH  Product Weight (lb.)  0.47 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 4.7 out of 5 by 22 reviewers.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Rubber failure Unfortunately the black rubber lining failed in about one year. I started noticing small black rubber particles when filling the bath tub for the kids. I looked online and sure enough the sharkbite hose are prone to failure. I checked several other faucets and they had black rubber particles practically blocking the small faucet filter. Our shower head was also clogged with black rubber particles. I like the idea, but unfortunately they just don't last and will put black rubber particles into your hot water supply. October 7, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by water heater hose Product only lasted 2 yes before having to replace October 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Flexible Attachment The connector was easy to install. The flexilbe stainless steel connector allowed me to get the water heater close to the hard pipe without having to worry about exact placement. The push-fit connection sealed as if it was soldered and did not leak. November 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very easy to install, will make future water heater replacements much easier to do without having to re-sweat new fittings. These were very easy to install and worth the extra money. They will future water heater installations much easier as I won't have to re-sweat new fittings to work with a different configuration on a newer heater. November 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love that this is now available in SharkBite Last time I changed a water heater (I'm a DIY kind of guy) it took about 1.5 hours to sweat these fittings (the pipes had moisture in them). With SharkBite... took about 90 seconds! October 28, 2014
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