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


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.)  18 in  Assembled Height (in.)  1.25 in 
Assembled Width (in.)  1.25 in  Product Depth (in.)  18 
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.)  0.54 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 4.9 out of 5 by 21 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Awesome invention These hoses make installation and repair very easy. These also eliminate kinks on hoses while tightening, since the pex connection allows swivel without loss of connection. These have become my favorite hoses, although I like the hoses with the integral ball valve even better. January 7, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Hot Water heater install Used to install water manifold with a electric hot water heater, no leaks quick connect & easy. January 7, 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 super easy to use I will never pay a plumber again. Sharkbites is so easy to use. No soldiering required. I installed my new hot water heater with these hoses. Plumber would have charged $500 or more. March 4, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great product, fast easy install A little pricey but really speeds installation process September 30, 2014
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