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Model # u3088flex18bvlf

Store SKU #391119

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SharkBite

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

  • Push to Connect system, easiest way to install water heaters
  • Single lever control can be rotated after install for easy use
  • Made of braided stainless steel
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Product Overview

  • Push to Connect system, easiest way to install water heaters
  • Single lever control can be rotated after install for easy use
  • Made of braided stainless steel
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)
  • Rated to 200°F and 200 psi
  • 3/4 in. pipe insertion depth = 1-1/8 in.
  • California residents see Prop 65 WARNINGS

Product Overview

  • Push to Connect system, easiest way to install water heaters
  • Single lever control can be rotated after install for easy use
  • Made of braided stainless steel
Model #: u3088flex18bvlf
Sku #: 391119
Internet #: 202685676

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)
  • Rated to 200°F and 200 psi
  • 3/4 in. pipe insertion depth = 1-1/8 in.
  • California residents see Prop 65 WARNINGS

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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
1.43
Product Height (in.)
2.38
Product Width (in.)
18.125

Details

Finish Family
Silver Metallic
Material
Rubber/Brass
Product Type
Venting Parts
Product Weight (lb.)
1.036lb
Returnable
90-Day

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Manufacturer's Warranty

Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
1.43
Product Height (in.)
2.38
Product Width (in.)
18.125

Details

Finish Family
Silver Metallic
Material
Rubber/Brass
Product Type
Venting Parts
Product Weight (lb.)
1.036lb
Returnable
90-Day

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Manufacturer's Warranty

Questions & Answers

do you need any additional parts to use this item?

does it hook up without buying additional parts and if not what is needed and can it be purchased in store?
Asked by: harryrevs
If hooking up to the indicated sizes you should only need some teflon tape to put on the male threads on the top of the water heater.
Answered by: SoMoMan
Date published: 2019-04-24

Can this connector be used outdoors, specifically to hook up my irrigation system to my house wat...

Can this connector be used outdoors, specifically to hook up my irrigation system to my house water supply? I live in California and am worried about earthquakes. I am hoping that the flexibility of this connector could help avoid a break in the connection between my indoor water system and my outdoor irrigation system in a major tremor.
Asked by: SoeA
Yes, it can be used outdoors. The only concern would be having it connected to an open water valve in below freezing temperatures.
Answered by: Darrell
Date published: 2019-01-06

Does the connector that goes to the water heater have a dielectric insulator ?

Does the connector that goes to the water heater have a dielectric insulator ?
Asked by: Bob
no
Answered by: 1Prohandiman
Date published: 2019-01-03

How much psi can it take?

How much psi can it take?
Asked by: psi
Sharkbite specification say 200psi and 200F, sure if that means 200psi @ 200F.
Answered by: LukeSkaff
Date published: 2018-02-14
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Customer Reviews

3/4 in. Push-to-Connect x 3/4 in. FIP x 18 in. Braided Stainless Steel Water Heater Connector with Integrated Ball Valve is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 362.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from The depth of the female threading is too shallow to fit on the tanks that have the non-metallic i... The depth of the female threading is too shallow to fit on the tanks that have the non-metallic inserts.
Date published: 2019-05-07
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Love the features but the big problem with it, it gets twisted when you tighten the nut down on t... Love the features but the big problem with it, it gets twisted when you tighten the nut down on the water inlet side.I had to constantly twist back as I tighten the nut down.
Date published: 2019-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from First time using a shark bite connector. What a nice easy job using the connector. Over a week an... First time using a shark bite connector. What a nice easy job using the connector. Over a week and no leaks on the water heater.
Date published: 2019-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I had to replace a water heater and these were... I had to replace a water heater and these were perfect. No sweating joints, quick and clean, highly recommended.
Date published: 2019-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sharkbites would always get 10 stars if they could. WONDERFUL... Sharkbites would always get 10 stars if they could. WONDERFUL product!!! Work fast and easy! Love them!!
Date published: 2019-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Couldn’t be simpler, a little preparation and press on... a... Couldn’t be simpler, a little preparation and press on... a great improvement in plumbing innovations!
Date published: 2019-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is the only way to do plumbing. Shark bite... This is the only way to do plumbing. Shark bite is the best thing to come along since buttered toast.
Date published: 2019-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I use these every time I change water heaters... they... I use these every time I change water heaters... they work very well and I have never had any issue.
Date published: 2019-05-07
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