SharkBite 3/4 in. x 18 in. Stainless Steel Push-to-Connect x Female Pipe Thread Water Heater Connector-u3088flex18lf - The Home Depot
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Model # u3088flex18lf

Internet # 202270647

Store SKU # 577192

3/4 in. x 18 in. Stainless Steel Push-to-Connect x Female Pipe Thread Water Heater Connector

SharkBite 3/4 in. x 18 in. Stainless Steel Push-to-Connect x Female Pipe Thread Water Heater Connector

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$13.86 / each


Model # u3088flex18lf

Internet # 202270647

Store SKU # 577192

The 3/4 in. x 18 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.) 
1.26 in 
Assembled Height (in.) 
18.5 in 
Assembled Width (in.) 
1.26 in 
Product Depth (in.) 
Product Height (in.) 
Product Width (in.) 
Finish Family 
Silver Metallic 
Stainless Steel - DZR Brass 
Product Type 
Supply Line WH 
Product Weight (lb.) 
0.622 lb 
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty 
For warranty information on this product, please call our Internet Customer Service Center at 1-877-700-4242 


Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 29 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by NO MORE SOLDER !!!!!!! It sure did make changing out a hot water heater easy. Once the tank was emptied, 15 minutes to replumb and rewire. NO MORE SOLDER !!!!! May 6, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SharkBite Products My water heater started to fail and was leaking in the drip pan. I am handy with many things but plumbing is definitely not a strong point for me. Every plumbing job I tackle requires multiple trips to get the one thing that I forgot. While picking up the water heater the salesperson suggested that I try the SharkBite products to connect my new water heater, what an absolute wonder these are. After draining and disconnecting the heater it was a 10 minute job to reconnect the piping to the new heater. All you need is a tubing cutting tool, the tool to mark the correct placement of the SharkBite connector. It is a very neat and effective way to do plumbing. Best product that I have ever used, it made my poor plumbing skills look professional February 4, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by water connector made the job of installing a water softener a whole lot easier. good product, very well bluilt April 14, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by you dont need a plumber very easy to more sweeting pipes to change supply lines,,you can do it.. March 30, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 3/4 IN. X 18 IN. PUSH-TO-CONNECT WATER HEATER CONNECTOR Easy to use, works great with no leaks and allowed flexible bending above our hot water heater to the cpvc pipes very quickly. March 12, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Product This product made changing out the hot water heater much easier, since the size and heighth were not the same as the old. Works well and gets the job done with little effort. February 18, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Made Installation a SNAP Took exactly 10 seconds to attach to existing copper. Made installing the new hot water tank quick and easy. February 17, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Shark bite novice I didn't even know these things existed until I proced a water heater at HD. They came w/ the heater so I looked into what they were. Man, do they save a ton of time & labor. Sure, they're a little pricy but I looked at it as a convenience fee. Simple to use & easy to remove if necessary. February 3, 2015
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