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

$16.56
  • Fastest way to connect PEX, copper, CPVC, or PE-RT pipe
  • Half the insertion force with double the burst pressure
  • Can be installed on wet lines and pressure tested immediately
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About This Product

SharkBite Max flexible water heater connectors are the fastest and easiest way to connect your water heater to existing pipes in your home. A newly designed stainless steel collet retainer delivers additional strength and durability and provides a 200 psi pressure rating. SharkBite Max connectors do not require a PEX tube liner, and a re-engineered body allows you to insert the pipe using less force and greater ease. No soldering, clamps, unions, glue, or special tools required. After inserting to pipe, stainless steel teeth bite down and grip the pipe tightly while a specially formulated O-ring compresses around the pipe to create a watertight seal. The flexible stainless steel braided hose reduces the need for extra joints or fittings, allowing for faster installs. Available in additional lengths (12 in. to 24 in.) and with integrated ball valve shut off.

Highlights

  • Compatible with PEX, copper, CPVC PE-RT, or HDPE pipe
  • Approved for electric and gas water heaters with flue vent
  • Requires no special tools to install on hot or cold-water lines
  • Can be installed on wet or dry lines pressure tested immediately
  • Rotatable after installation and removable
  • PEX tube liner not required
  • Approved for underground and behind-the-wall applications with no access panels (wrapping required when burying underground)
  • Low-lead DZR corrosion-resistant brass body
  • Rated to 140°F and 200 psi
  • Code approved, IAPMO Listed for details, see specification
  • 25-year warranty when used with PEX, copper, CPVC and PE-RT pipe, see warranty
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Product Information

Internet # 323676295

Model # UR3088FX18

Store SKU # 577192

Specifications

Dimensions: H 1.29 in, W 1.29 in, D 18 in

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)

18 in

Product Height (in.)

1.29 in

Product Length (in.)

18 in

Product Width (in.)

1.29 in

Details

Application

Potable Water

Compatible Brand/Model

Universal

Finish Family

Silver Metallic

For Use With

Electric Tank, Electric Tankless, Gas Tank, Gas Tankless

Material

Stainless Steel

Pack Size

1

Product Weight (lb.)

0.68 lb

Returnable

90-Day

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty

Must be installed per installation instructions.

Questions & Answers

12Questions
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Q:Can this be used on a water heater outside?
by|Apr 23, 2024
1 Answer
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A:  Hi Chris, The Max 3/4 in. Push-to-Connect x 3/4 in. FIP x 18 in. Braided Stainless Steel Water Heater Connector is intended for use inside. If you have any more questions you can call tech support at 877-700-4242. Kind regards,

by|Apr 23, 2024
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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
    3 Answers
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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|Sep 17, 2023
      1 found this answer helpful

      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|Sep 17, 2023
          1 found this answer helpful
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          Q:What is the minimum radius this flex hose can be bent to?
          by|Jan 14, 2022
          4 Answers
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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
                  1 found this answer helpful
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                  Q:Can these be used to connect a hydronic kickspace heater under kitchen cabinets?
                  by|Jan 14, 2021
                  2 Answers
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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

                    • 4.8 out of 910 reviews
                    • 91% recommend this product
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                    I love these
                    I have been using Shsrk Bite for all my DIY and they have tet to fail me. These connector are another win. Great job guys.
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                      SharkBite Forever
                      I installed a new pool & screen enclosure. I didn't have water access inside of encloser. So, using a splitter off of outside spicket I used a SharkBite (3/4 X 3/4 FIP 18") to 3/4" SharkBite 90-degree elbow to 3/4" CPVC piping. Drilled a 1" hole in screen enclosure SUPPORT RAIL & mounted SharkBite 3/4 x 3/4 Inch MHT 45 Degree Hose Bibb. Awesome engineering & thanks to SharkBite no LEAKS!
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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
                          2 found this review helpful
                          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 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
                              good quality
                              easy to install and look very sturdy
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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'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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                              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
                                2 found this review helpful
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