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3/4 in. Push-to-Connect x 3/4 in. FIP x 24 in. Braided Stainless Steel Water Heater Connector

$1651
  • 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 Details

The 3/4 in. x 24 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 (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
  • Lead free
  • 3/4 in. pipe insertion depth = 1-1/8 in.
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  • California residents
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Questions & Answers

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Q:Is rubber lining in this hose safe for drinking water? Would it produce micro rubber particles over time?
by|Nov 30, 2022
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A:  Hi, The SharkBite 3/4 in. Push-to-Connect x 3/4 in. FIP x 12 in. Braided Stainless Steel Water Heater Connector have been Design certified and listed to ASSE 1061 and NSF/ANSI 372-2010 and NSF/ANSI 65. They Meet IAPMO, UPC, IPC and CUPC requirements. If you have any more questions you can call tech support at 877-700-4242. (Kind regards,)

by|Nov 30, 2022
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    Q:Can I use this to reconnect water copper pipes instead of soldering? I’m removing my water softener permanently and need to loop pipes back
    by|Mar 9, 2022
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    A:  Absolutely. I have been using Sharkbite fittings and braided hose assemblies for years and swear by them. It is amazing how they grip and do not leak. Just be sure to follow the directions and use the Sharkbite tool to debur the copper and fix the depth of the fitting.

    by|Mar 11, 2022

      A:  Hi, The SharkBite 3/4 in. Push-to-Connect x 3/4 in. FIP x 18 in. Braided Stainless Steel Water Heater Connector are only for connecting the water heater to the hot and cold water lines. If you have any more questions you can call tech support at 877-700-4242. (Kind regards,)

      by|Jul 22, 2022

        A:  Yes we changed our water heater and used them on copper pipes. 

        by|Oct 30, 2022
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          Q:What is the minimum radius this flex hose can be bent to?
          by|Jan 14, 2022
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          A:  Hi, The SharkBite 3/4 in. Push-to-Connect x 3/4 in. FIP x 18 in. Braided Stainless Steel Water Heater Connector has a minimum bend radius of 5". If you have any more questions you can call tech support at 877-700-4242. Kind regards,

          by|Jan 17, 2022

            A:  Looks like approx 20 degrees without crimping.

            by|Jan 17, 2022

              A:  about 3 inch radius

              by|Jan 18, 2022

                A:  Better question would be what’s the maximum that this hose can be bent, this is shark bite and it supposed to be straight because it might cause some leaks eventually if it’s bent on the connection. However if You really need to do that i wouldn’t suggest shark bite connectors in that case.

                by|Feb 15, 2022
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                  Q:Can these be used to connect a hydronic kickspace heater under kitchen cabinets?
                  by|Jan 14, 2021
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                  A:  Hello, The SharkBite 3/4 in. Push-to-Connect x 3/4 in. FIP x 18 in. Braided Stainless Steel Water Heater Connector will connect to your heater. It has been tested up to 200 degrees Fahrenheit. You would need to check with your local code to verify it's approved for your application. If you have any more questions you can contact tech support at 877-700-4242. Kind regards,

                  by|Jan 16, 2021

                    A:  I would ask Shark bite directly

                    by|Jan 15, 2021
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                    Customer Reviews

                    4.8 out of 5
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                    • 4.8
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                    Hose failure
                    BEWARE! 10 years ago I installed these on my water heater along with a shark bite shutoff valve. Several months ago I started getting oily black flecks and flakes in my bathtub. I checked my faucets and found it there also. I suspected the shark bite hoses and went to replace them. The valve had also failed and I had to shut the water off to the house. The fittings were impossible to get off with the SB tool and had to call a plumber. The hoses had deteriorated and contaminated my entire hot water system. $300 later the problem was fixed but I’m still dealing with the mess in my hot water system. Still don’t know the extent of the damage to my fixtures and appliances. NEVER AGAIN!
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                    Response from RWC SupportNov 10, 2022
                    Hello, Allen. We apologize for the inconvenience you are experiencing with the SharkBite 3/4 in. Push-to-Connect x 3/4 in. FIP x 18 in. Braided Stainless Steel Water Heater Connector. We would be happy to work with you to ensure you are 100% satisfied with any SharkBite product, and we understand your frustration with the outcome. We encourage you to contact our Customer Service Team at 1-877-700-4242 so we can learn more about your installation and help troubleshoot. SharkBiteCashAcme
                      Horrible quality
                      Purchased and installed in April 2022. Its now the end of August and i have black flecks of the rubber all throughout my plumbing. I found out after a kitchen sink and a bathroom sink lost hot water pressure days apart. According to Sharkbite they fixed this issue years ago, clearly its not the case. Now i have to replace the hoses, flush out the plumbing in the house, and have to replace 2 faucets now and who knows about the others. I’ve attached pics of the rubber flecks from the pipes.
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                      Response from RWC SupportNov 14, 2022
                      Hello, Cole. If there is anything we can do to improve your
                      experience, please reach out to our Customer Service Team at 1-
                      877-700-4242 so we can assist. SharkBiteCashAcme
                        Failed after 9 months
                        We installed a new water heater and the plumber used the sharkbite quick connectors. We needed to turn the temperature up on the water heater to 140° so that it would flow through the house. The shark bite connection then began to fail and sent small rubber pieces throughout the water system. We replaced both of the shark bites with straight copper connections.
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                          Failed within a year, rubber specs in water
                          Our plumber used these to install the new water heater from HD. We had to turn up the water heater to setting “B” (140 degrees) as we use a recirculating line (no pump) and the sharkbite fitting failed with rubber specs appearing in the tub and elsewhere. The cold water line was fine, it was the hot water line. We replaced them with copper flex lines. See photos.
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                          Response from RWC SupportJun 2, 2022
                          Hi, Danny. Please give our Customer Service Team a call at 1-877-700-4242 so we can assist with the issue. SharkBiteCashAcme
                            6 found this review helpful
                            Rubber in my water
                            I got a new water heater installed by a plumber 8 months ago and he used this shark bite hose. This hose is already breaking down. I replaced my shower head filter today and found large deposits of rubber. Other people here claimed years of use before this issue would arise and some said this company fixed the issue in 2013. It’s 2021 and I can tell you this issue is not fixed and is now leaving rubber residue on my family when they shower and on the dishes I wash!
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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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                              1 found this review helpful
                              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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                              • Recommended
                              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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