The SharkBite Water Heater Connectors 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.
Compatible with electric and gas water heaters connecting to PEX, copper, CPVC or PE-RT pipe
Push-fit connections require no solder, glue, or unions
Decreases the amount of time and effort needed to connect water heater to pipe
Corrosion resistant to improve longevity
Design certified and listed to ASSE 1061 and NSF/ANSI 372-2010 and NSF/ANSI 65
Made of stainless steel
Ideal for working in tight spaces
Connect water heaters with existing pipes that don't line up without needing to make new joints
Remove using a disconnect clip or disconnect tongs (both sold separately)
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Apr 9, 2020
Used these on a Hot Water Tank replacement, worked great! Once I removed the old tank, all I need...
Used these on a Hot Water Tank replacement, worked great! Once I removed the old tank, all I needed to do was screw the Sharkbites to the nipples on the Water Heater Tank (use teflon tape), set it in place and determine where to make the connection to the copper. Cut the copper lines at the appropriate places, cleaned them up with sandpaper and did a quick deburr. The Sharkbites slid right on (1 inch) and when I turned the water supply on no leaks. In my case these were a blessing because the replacement Rheem Heater I purchased had a defective controller so I returned it for another. Made the job of removing the defective heater very quick and easy.
Used Sharkbites before and they are a great product. I did not have to sweat one pipe.
Mar 26, 2019
I installed this to the cold water feed line to my new Tankless Hot Water works good.. I bought i...
I installed this to the cold water feed line to my new Tankless Hot Water works good.. I bought it and the tankless hot water at Home Depot..
Nov 1, 2018
not good at all
I used this connection for my boiler , after several months its rusted and start dripping water , not for long use .
Dec 20, 2016
I, unfortunately, did not end up using this hose due to, of all things, the valve. My water heate...
I, unfortunately, did not end up using this hose due to, of all things, the valve. My water heater was on a reinforced shelf in the garage and the copper pipes were not well placed to make an even transition so the Sharkbite hose needed to be in a loop for the supply side. With the valve on the end it greatly limited the bend I could put on the hose without kinking it, so I returned it and got the Sharkbite hose w/o the valve and it worked out great. I needed to step the connection down to 1/2" for this one so I used a valve-less hose as well with a Sharkbite 90 degree elbow and that worked out even better as there was no loop to make. Overall, I was stunned at how easy this install became using this hose system.
Note: You really need to buy the Sharkbite pipe end tool. It looks like a pan flute with all the pipe sizes it supports for cleaning, and most importantly, allowing you to mark the needed depth of the connection onto the copper pipe. Too shallow and it will not stay on. All you do is push and turn on the copper pipe using the correct size opening to prep the pipe and then, without withdrawing the tool, mark a line on the pipe with it firmly in the tool. This is the depth that the fitting needs to be pushed on to the copper to have the proper 'bite' on the pipe! I'll post a pick of my completed project here. I have another size hose to review here so I'll be using this review and will adjust that one for size but mainly it will be the same review. I would definitely use these hoses again for other projects around the house. One last thing I forgot. Buy the small horseshoe shaped removal tool for the size connections you'll be making!!!!! If you make a mistake these will allow you to undo the connection without damaging the fitting. Small cost with a great 'just in case' value!
3 people found this helpful
Jun 2, 2015
Very easy to use
I am a new home owner and have no clue what I am doing plumbing wise. The old electric water heater broke so I decided to replace it on my own. These guys made the job extremely easy. All I did was got a pipe cutter to cut the copper pipe and sanded the pipe to clean it up a bit then they just snap on. I will be using sharkbites for all of my plumping needs in the future.
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Nov 16, 2021
Oct 29, 2021
Oct 16, 2021
Excellent product to use. Tied in on-demand water heater. No muss, no fuss