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3/4 in. Push-to-Connect x 3/4 in. FIP x 18 in. Braided Stainless Steel Water Heater Connector

$1449
  • Fastest way to connect water heater to hot or cold water lines
  • Flexiblity makes installation easier when pipes do not line up
  • Push-to-Connect compatible with PEX, copper, CPVC and PE-RT pipe
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Product Overview

The 3/4 in. x 18 in. SharkBite Water Heater Connector 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 braided stainless-steel connectors are available in different lengths from 12 in. - 24 in. (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.
  • 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
  • 3/4 in. pipe insertion depth - 1-1/8 in.
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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
18 in
Product Height (in.)
1.26 in
Product Length (in.)
18 in
Product Width (in.)
1.26 in

Details

Compatible Brand/Model
ALL
Finish Family
Silver Metallic
For Use With
Electric Tank,Electric Tankless,Gas Tank,Gas Tankless
Material
Stainless Steel - DZR Brass
Pack Size
1
Product Weight (lb.)
0.73 lb
Returnable
90-Day

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
For warranty information on this product, please call our Internet Customer Service Center at 1-877-700-4242

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.8
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  • 95% recommend this product
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good quality
easy to install and look very sturdy
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I just recently replaced one of my 50 gallon hot water heaters. These made the reconnecting job q...
I just recently replaced one of my 50 gallon hot water heaters. These made the reconnecting job quick and easy.
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I have been using these 3/4 in. Shark bite push to connect hot water heater connectors for quite ...
I have been using these 3/4 in. Shark bite push to connect hot water heater connectors for quite some time. Several years! These connectors make the project of replacing a hot water heater an extremely easy task. You have to make sure that you get the correct length for your connector because if it is to long it will be hard to connect without crimping the line. Very good product.
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I have been using these 3/4 in. shark bite push to connect hot water heater connectors for quite ...
I have been using these 3/4 in. shark bite push to connect hot water heater connectors for quite some time. Several years! These connectors make the project of replacing a hot water heater an extremely easy task. You have to make sure that you get the correct length for your connector because if it is to long, it will be hard to connect without linking the line. Very good product.
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I'm busy replacing the PVC pipes that connect to my water heater with PEX piping. These SharkBite hose assemblies make for a quick and easy connection to my new PEX ready water distribution manifold. Water heaters come standard with 3/4 inch MIP fittings so the FIP connector on the SharkBite screws on with no problems. The other end of the SharkBite hose has a Push-Fit connector for my PEX pipe. It will also accept copper or PVC pipe.
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I'm busy replacing the PVC pipes that connect to my water heater with PEX piping. These SharkBite hose assemblies make for a quick and easy connection to my new PEX ready water distribution manifold. Water heaters come standard with 3/4 inch MIP fittings so the FIP connector on the SharkBite screws on with no problems. The other end of the SharkBite hose has a Push-Fit connector for my PEX pipe. It will also accept copper or PVC pipe.
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They may be expensive but are well worth it, they are time savers and easy to use...EXCELLENT pro...
They may be expensive but are well worth it, they are time savers and easy to use...EXCELLENT product
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echo others. this hose fails by 18 mo
Like many others, i started getting black rubber flecks in the bath tubs. Quick searched online all pointed to shark bite flexable supply line. I replced it immediately, and the flecks stopped immediately too. Waste of time and money!
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Response from RWC SupportFeb 14, 2020
Hello, thanks for the feedback on the SharkBite Water Heater Connector. We understand your frustration with the black particles breaking down in your system. We have reengineered the rubber inside the connectors and any connectors made after 2014 should not have this issue. We have also come out with connectors that do not have rubber on the inside (The Home Depot # 205545583). Please let our Customer Service Team know if there is anything we can do for you to improve your experience. They can be reached Monday through Friday at 1-877-700-4242. SharkBiteCashAcme
    AS SHARKBITE SAYS, DO NOT USE ON WATER WITH CHLORINE OR CHLORIDES. IF YOU HAVE MUNICIPAL WATER, ...
    AS SHARKBITE SAYS, DO NOT USE ON WATER WITH CHLORINE OR CHLORIDES. IF YOU HAVE MUNICIPAL WATER, YOU HAVE CHLORIDES IN YOUR WATER, PERIOD. RUBBER DEGRADES OVER TIME, PERIOD. MUCH, MUCH FASTER WITH CHLORIDES. HOT WATER TURNS THE RUBBER LINER INTO BLACK SPECKS AND GOO IN YOUR HOT WATER EVEN FASTER!!! NOT SUITABLE FOR DRINKING WATER SUPPLIES UNLESS REPLACED EVERY TWO YEARS OR LESS. NEARLY LOST THE SALE OF OUR HOUSE DUE TO THE BLACK 'stuff' IN OUR WATER DURING THE INSPECTION. CHANGED TO (SHARKBITE UNFORTUNATELY AS WELL) CORRUGATED STAINLESS STEEL AND NO MORE PROBLEMS. AVOID RUBBER LINED HOSES OF ANY KIND IN YOUR MUNICIPAL WATER - ESPECIALLY HOT WATER OR IF YOU DON'T MIND REPLACING EVERY COUPLE OF YEARS MIN.
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    Response from RWC SupportNov 25, 2019
    Hello, we are sorry for the poor experience you have had with the SharkBite Water Heater Connector. We are aware of the issue with the rubber breaking down in Water Heater Connectors in areas with hard water. In 2014, we redesigned the rubber in the Water Heater Connectors as well as came out with the corrugated connecters that do not contain rubber, as you mentioned. Newer connectors should not have this issue. We would be happy to talk to you regarding your situation and help provide a solution. Please reach out to our Customer Service Team at 1-877-700-4242 so we can assist. SharkBiteCashAcme
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