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Model # LF BK LBF-18C

Internet # 202267232

Store SKU # 581627

3/4 in. x 3/4 in. x 18 in. FPT x MPT Braided Stainless Steel Water Heater Connector

This item has been discontinued.
The Home Depot no longer carries this specific product.

$9.98 / each



Model # LF BK LBF-18C

Internet # 202267232

Store SKU # 581627

When you choose this lead-free stainless steel braided supply line, you're choosing a product that starts with an extruded core of PVC tubing. The core is then over-braided with polyester yarn and another layer of PVC material. The final layer consists of stainless steel braid to form a strong, yet flexible supply line. Brass nuts on both ends ensure a solid connection on the inlet and outlet ends.

California residents: see  Proposition 65 information

  • Stainless steel braiding over braided PVC for strength
  • Use to connect your water heater to the water supply
  • Solid brass pipe thread on both ends
  • Maximum working pressure 125 psi

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Product Depth (in.) 
Product Height (in.) 
Product Width (in.) 
Finish Family 
Silver Metallic 
Braided Stainless Steel over PVC 
Product Type 
Supply Line WH 
Product Weight (lb.) 
0.91 lb 
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty 
Watts (the "Company") warrants each product to be free from defects in material and workmanship under normal usage for a period of one year from the date of original shipment. 


Rated 2.8 out of 5 by 6 reviewers.
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Sprung a leak resulting in extensive damage This hose (Watts 66213318) failed before the water heater failed. It sprung a leak under the braided stainless steel and sprayed hot water on the wall and steamed up the garage resulting in damage. Replaced it with a flexible solid metal hose. November 18, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Use another connection on the top of the water heater I purchased these with the new hot water heaters about 6 years ago. And these hoses were recommeded to use by the Home Depot Plumbing Department. One of the hoses developed a pin hole leak (output of the Hot Water Heater) and leaked water all over. After discussing this with other plumbing experts - these hoses are really just a stainless steel covered rubber hose - that is not designed to outlast the water heater - other Home Depot reviews also stated that the Flacon Stainless Steel connectors are better - and are more flexible than the copper versions. I really wish that Home Depot would carry these - and also advise their plumbing staff of the issues with these Stanless Steel Rubber Covered hoses. Other issues with these are that the rubber liner can deteriote and enter the hot water heater. I plan to replace both the incoming (cold) and the output (hot) - as I reallly did not want any issues with the plumbing system. Falcon Stainless, Inc. 11750 Roscoe Blvd Unit #1 Sun Valley, CA 91352 Toll Free: 800-814-8444 Phone: 818-767-FLOW (3569) Fax: 818-768-8533 November 10, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Looks like commercial quality, but performs poorly This looks like a very good quality product. I bought two of them, one from each store, but both leaked between the red grommet and the male threaded end upon installation. I then chose the flexible all-metal water heater connector and had no leaks. I've since found many other reports on the internet reporting the same problem with these WATTS connectors. December 28, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by best way to connect a water heater works great as union joint flexible and strong would like more choices for legnths October 29, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by What I needed Need to replace the existing connector because of a leak. This one had a big reminder to not over tighten, good reminder when you are in a hurry to get it fixed. February 11, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Good material, easy to use! Happy with the product, would and will buy again if needed. Good material, easy to use! February 11, 2014
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