Model # U3068FLEX18BVLF

Internet #202685649

Store SKU #1001254910

SharkBite 1/2 in. Push-to-Connect x 3/4 in. FIP x 18 in. Braided Stainless Steel Water Heater Connector with Integrated Ball Valve
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SharkBite

1/2 in. Push-to-Connect x 3/4 in. FIP x 18 in. Braided Stainless Steel Water Heater Connector with Integrated Ball Valve

$27.97 / each
If you buy 3 or more
$25.17 / each

Overview

The 1/2 in. x 18 in. SharkBite Water Heater Connector with Integrated Ball Valve allows you to easily connect your Hot and 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 Integrated Ball Valve on the SharkBite Water Heater Connector provides a quarter-turn, single handle shut-off to the water supply. The braided stainless steel lines are available in different lengths from 12 in. - 24 in. (without 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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Product Overview

The 1/2 in. x 18 in. SharkBite Water Heater Connector with Integrated Ball Valve allows you to easily connect your Hot and 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 Integrated Ball Valve on the SharkBite Water Heater Connector provides a quarter-turn, single handle shut-off to the water supply. The braided stainless steel lines are available in different lengths from 12 in. - 24 in. (without 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.
  • 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 and NSF/ANSI 372-2010 and NSF/ANSI 65
  • Meets IAPMO, UPC, IPC, and cUPC requirements

Product Overview

Model #: U3068FLEX18BVLF
Sku #: 1001254910
Internet #: 202685649

The 1/2 in. x 18 in. SharkBite Water Heater Connector with Integrated Ball Valve allows you to easily connect your Hot and 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 Integrated Ball Valve on the SharkBite Water Heater Connector provides a quarter-turn, single handle shut-off to the water supply. The braided stainless steel lines are available in different lengths from 12 in. - 24 in. (without 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 and NSF/ANSI 372-2010 and NSF/ANSI 65
  • Meets IAPMO, UPC, IPC, and cUPC requirements

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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
21
Product Height (in.)
2.5
Product Width (in.)
1.27

Details

Finish Family
Silver Metallic
Material
Stainless Steel - DZR Brass
Product Type
Venting Parts
Product Weight (lb.)
0.905lb
Returnable
90-Day

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Manufacturer's Warranty

Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
21
Product Height (in.)
2.5
Product Width (in.)
1.27

Details

Finish Family
Silver Metallic
Material
Stainless Steel - DZR Brass
Product Type
Venting Parts
Product Weight (lb.)
0.905lb
Returnable
90-Day

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Manufacturer's Warranty

Questions & Answers

Are these connections "full flow"?

Asked by: Singlebuyer
Unless you kink the hose it is full flow.
Answered by: FloridaDave
Date published: 2016-12-20

so the 3/4 goes to the H W Tank and the 1/2 get attach to a 1/2" pipe

Asked by: brian2330
Yes. The water tank will have 2- 3/4" fittings on it. House pipes can vary.
Answered by: FloridaDave
Date published: 2017-05-31

what size is the flexible hose 1/2 or 3/4

Asked by: plumber2
Both. You can get whatever combination you need as well as Sharkbite fittings to adapt to odd angles. Note in my pic the left side hose where I needed to use a 90 degree elbow to make it work perfectly. This was a 3/4 to 1/2 adaption.
Answered by: FloridaDave
Date published: 2017-10-09

What size are the end connectors?

Asked by: vmom
The end with the ball valve fits 1/2 copper, cvpc or pex style tubing. The critical concern with Shark Bite connectors is to properly de-burr copper tubing both internal and external. This is to make sure no shards cut the seal material. The flex hose end connects to 3/4 male nipple which is the standard size on most if not all residential hot water heaters.
Answered by: beemerpilot
Date published: 2017-06-22
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Customer Reviews

1/2 in. Push-to-Connect x 3/4 in. FIP x 18 in. Braided Stainless Steel Water Heater Connector with Integrated Ball Valve is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 25.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product solved my problem of connecting a new 40 gal. short hot water heater in place of the... This product solved my problem of connecting a new 40 gal. short hot water heater in place of the previous 40 gal tall unit. It resulted in a 10 inch differential in height. I wanted to add a ball valve to both inlet and outlet lines and house was originally plumbed in I/2 copper for outlet. I cut and de-burred pipe and attached shark bite connector to pipe and connector to tank fitting. Results in nice clean install with minimal joints. Recommended Shark Bite to customers when working part-time at Home Depot. Great products!
Date published: 2017-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best invention in plumbing in years I've been a do-it-yourself plumber for 40 years and these shark connectors are one of the greatest advances when you're working with old copper pipe that I can remember it sure is a Time Saver it makes it so easy just about anybody could do this
Date published: 2017-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy water line connection It was so helpful installing my eater heater. It made aligning the water line much easier.
Date published: 2017-07-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 4 Star Review Rating provided by a verified purchaser
Date published: 2017-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Save tons of time. Great purchase. ... Save tons of time. Great purchase.
Date published: 2017-09-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great design and easy to use.... Great design and easy to use.
Date published: 2017-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very easy to use. ... Very easy to use.
Date published: 2017-08-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Shark Bite,18"x1/2x3/4 and15"x3/4x3/4 hot water co Your shark bite hot water connecters caused me to have black pieces of plastic in my bathtub after running hot water. I'm so upset about this since this has happened twice, once 6 months ago and again this week. It has cost over 200.00 dollars in plumbers fees because of your defective products. Plus the cost of your connections. The plumber had to connect all the pipes with copper fittings. Hopefully, this will end the nightmare with your products
Date published: 2015-06-29
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