The 3/4 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 to any combination of copper, PEX, CPVC or PE-RT pipes
Innovative push-to-connect design makes for quick and easy installation
Push-to-connect fittings require no solder, glue, unions or tools
Fitting can be rotated on pipe after installation making it easier to work in tight spaces
Designed for potable water distribution as well as hydronic heating applications
Corrosion resistant to improve longevity
Listed by IAPMO and design certified and listed to ASSE 1061/NSF 61
Meets IAPMO, UPC, IPC, and cUPC requirements
Demount clip allows user to release the fitting from the pipe for convenient installation flexibility (sold separately)
Electric Tank,Electric Tankless,Gas Tank,Gas Tankless
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Feb 7, 2021
I needed to replace my water heater. I also wanted to install a tempering valve at the same time....
I needed to replace my water heater. I also wanted to install a tempering valve at the same time. Of coarse, nothing lined up. With this house, it takes forever to gets things drained enough to be able to sweat joints. So I went with the Sharkbite fittings. The one end threads nicely to the fittings on the water heater, (Or in my case, the tempering valve.) The other end slides onto the cut copper pipe. You can make the connections while you are still getting a trickle of water out of the pipe. The next time you have to replace the water heater, you have some adjustment in case the connections don't line up.
Product is a described. It was easy to install and seems like it will last for years of service....
Product is a described. It was easy to install and seems like it will last for years of service. It made installing a new water heater an easy install without having to sweat copper pipes. I would recommend even though they are a bit expensive.
2 people found this helpful
Feb 12, 2019
Eliminates time wasted cutting and fitting pipe and fittings. Push to connect and you’re done. Pe...
Eliminates time wasted cutting and fitting pipe and fittings. Push to connect and you’re done. Perfect for a diy water heater replacement.
3 people found this helpful
Jan 29, 2019
Installed water heater in less than 3hrs, using these. It was great not having to solder pipes an...
Installed water heater in less than 3hrs, using these. It was great not having to solder pipes and I would of had to reposition copper pipes, replaced heater was 18yrs old. And i'm not a licensed plumber.
Jan 15, 2019
This is truly the easiest plumbing connection on the planet. I used a couple of these 12 years a...
This is truly the easiest plumbing connection on the planet. I used a couple of these 12 years ago or so on some washer connections at my mom's. Did not worry too much about them as the laundry set up was in the garage. I used this for my water heater that is located in my laundry room which is in my house. Some consider them a temporary fix and I get that but I know other folks that have had them installed for years. When installing them make sure your pipe cut is clean and has not deformed the copper in any way. Then use 400-600 sandpaper to clean the copper about two inches worth or as far as you can if less than that. Press firmly, it should slide on most of that two inches. In the pic attached you can see that you can still add insulation to the pipe, it will leave some gap on other side of handle but you could cut a piece for that too if you wanted.
Jan 4, 2019
Well, I can’t say that much about this supply line with shut off. It is an awesome a piece of ing...
Well, I can’t say that much about this supply line with shut off. It is an awesome a piece of ingenuity to help out the homeowner. We thought oh no don't turn on the water its will just blow off the pipe. You cut pipe, get a smooth end, push it on the pipe and that's it. Screw another end into the tank and you're done. No soldering, gluing or taping fitting. Love it.
Nov 6, 2018
Replaced a 14 year old water heater and this made it so easy!! Going to replace all the sink and ...
Replaced a 14 year old water heater and this made it so easy!! Going to replace all the sink and toilet valves with Sharkbite!
Jun 26, 2018
SharkBite work great. Make sure to leave enough space between pipe joints and couplers to install...
SharkBite work great. Make sure to leave enough space between pipe joints and couplers to install the removal tool before installing the bites or you'll go mad trying to get it off. Don't think you want need to remove them either. What if they leak a little and need to be adjusted.
Jun 13, 2018
Very simple product to use. Simply cut old pipe (with water turned off) clean the edge of burrs a...
Very simple product to use. Simply cut old pipe (with water turned off) clean the edge of burrs and slide on. That’s it. Works perfectly. I used this and one without spicket to install a new water heater. No drip no fuss no soldering.
May 11, 2018
Well I am been using this type of. Braided Stainless Steel Water Heater Connector with Integrated...
Well I am been using this type of. Braided Stainless Steel Water Heater Connector with Integrated Ball Valve for a while, like it because when you bring new piping or just old ones already there it is easy to connect to water heater and remove if you want to change the water heater