SharkBite 3/4 in. x 24 in. Stainless Steel Push-Fit x FIP Water Heater Connector-u3088flex15lf at The Home Depot


Model # u3088flex15lf

Internet # 202270646

Store SKU # 576834

3/4 in. x 24 in. Stainless Steel Push-Fit x FIP Water Heater Connector

SharkBite 3/4 in. x 24 in. Stainless Steel Push-Fit x FIP Water Heater Connector

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$12.39 / each


Model # u3088flex15lf

Internet # 202270646

Store SKU # 576834

The 3/4 in. x 15 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.)  15 in  Assembled Height (in.)  .75 in 
Assembled Width (in.)  .75 in  Finish Family  Silver Metallic 
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.  Product Depth (in.)  15 
Product Height (in.)  1.25  Product Type  Supply Line WH 
Product Weight (lb.)  0.54 lb  Product Width (in.)  1.25 in 
Returnable  90-Day 


Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 13 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wish my house had started with these. When my water heater broke so did everything else associated with it. With almost no prior plumbing experience I headed down to my local store for help with the project. The sharkbite connectors and hoses the plumbing expert suggested were worth every penny making my job easier and more secure. I'm not worried about my welds and I know that these will last for a long while and when it comes time to replace them the job will be quick and painless. I will use these with confidence for every future project I can. March 18, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Long term review - warning!! Do NOT use for hot water I installed two of these water lines from my hot water tank to the water supply and hot water out lines in 2010. After several months I noticed a black greasy/rubber debris coming from the hot water from the faucets. This got so bad in the master tub that we stopped using it. The tub would fill with black residue. If you touch it, it will smear and become difficult to remove. The black residue could also be found in the screens of every faucet. This has been driving me and my wife crazy for almost 4 years. After some recent google searches, I found the source to potentially be the Shark Bite hot water line. Sure enough, after replacing the Shark Bite water lines, the black debris is GONE. A significant amount of black residue came out of the Shark Bite water line that come from the hot water side of the hot water tank. To confirm the black residue came for the water line, I placed a screw driver inside and scraped the inner wall. The same black residue could be torn from the inner walls. When I went to Home Depot to get replacement water lines, the department rep said that I was not the first person to make this claim. The water line within the braided stainless steel is a black rubber instead of the typical white plastic that every other manufacture uses. Unless you can confirm this product has been redesigned, DO NOT USE it for the hot water supply line from your hot water tank. I wish I would have taken more photos, but see the attached photo of the black residue that spilled onto the top of the hot water tank when I removed the Shark Bite water line. One final disclaimer, this only applies to Shark Bite water lines, not fittings. I have several fittings throughout my home that have no problems. August 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by This saves time and money for my customers nothing beats a sharkbite I am really please with all the sharkbite connectors it saves me time and money which in turns saves my customer money a great product beats gluing any old day November 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Shark Bites Using Shark Bites to connect the new water heater is beyond easy. Simply cut the copper pipe using a pipe cutter, remove any burrs and then push the Shark Bite on until it clicks and screw the threaded end to the tank connectors. Done with the water connection in 5 - 10 minutes max. October 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by "A must have when changing a water heater" This was the first time to use the 'Shark bite' style connector and I absolutely loved it. October 7, 2014
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