BrassCraft 3/4 in. MIP x 3/4 in. FIP x 15 in. Polymer Braided Water Heater Connector (0.57 in. I.D.), also known as Speedi Plumb PLUS connectors, combine advanced corrosion technologies with state-of-the-art manufacturing to provide the most flexible, corrosion resistant water heater connector available on the market today. Speedi Plumb PLUS patented polymer-braided jacket is specially engineered to be less abrasive and more flexible than the leading connectors. The polymer fibers bend freely without kinking, crimping or flattening, making installation easier, especially in cramped quarters. The braided jacket is also designed to resist corrosion from harsh household chemicals that can corrode and deteriorate stainless steel braiding. Polymer fibers are resistant to high temperature making them ideal for water heater connections. With a non-conductive polymer braid and EPDM rubber core, the absence of dissimilar metals within the waterway eliminates the potential for galvanic corrosion and the need for a dielectric union with the installation.
Polymer braided tube 0.57 in. I.D. x 15 in. L
End connections: 3/4 in. MIP x 3/4 in. FIP
Superior corrosion resistance inside and out, braided polymer jacket resists corrosion from harsh household chemicals
Polymer braid and inner core are constructed of non-conductive materials eliminating the potential for internal corrosion and the need for a dielectric union
Polymer fibers bend freely without kinking, crimping or flattening to make installation hassle-free
Quick installation, even in tight spaces
No dielectric union needed
Requires less torque to seal with pliable nitrile rubber washer, especially on rough nipple surfaces
Temperature rating: 40° to 140° F, intermittent to 180° F
I bought this hose about 3 years back when I purchased a new water heater, and I noticed about a year ago the tub would periodically have some black rubber pieces in it (i removed the aerator because it was causing water to spray everywhere). It seemed like way more than an oring or washer somewhere, and seemed to get heavier over the year. Tonight I finally found the culprit. Took this hose off and shined a light in to see the walls peeling away, and black gunk all over my hands from removing.
Response from BrassCraft MfgApr 25, 2022
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Jun 4, 2019
Works great for making bends without alot of fittings...
Works great for making bends without alot of fittings