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

Internet #202270647

Model #u3088flex18lf

Store SKU #577192

  • 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

Customer Reviews

  • 4.8
    out of 1,165 reviews
  • 95% recommend this product
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trying to hook up PEX to water meter
have not tried it yet. can you use this on the water meter inside the house??
by Bobby
Response from RWC SupportAug 13, 2021
Hi Bobby, the SharkBite Water Heater Connector can be connected to copper, PEX, CPVC, and HDPE pipe on the SharkBite side. It is intended for use with a water heater and the FIP side threads on to the water heater. We would be happy to learn more about your application and help provide a solution. Please reach out to our Customer Service Team at 1-877-700-4242 so we can assist. SharkBiteCashAcme
    • Recommended Product
    I was able to replace the water heater so much...
    I was able to replace the water heater so much quicker with this hose.
    by AMADEO
    • Verified Purchase
    Makes the replacement of a water heater so much easier...
    Makes the replacement of a water heater so much easier and quicker.
    by AMADEO
    • Verified Purchase
    Easiest thing I have installed since I plugged a toaster...
    Easiest thing I have installed since I plugged a toaster in.
    by Ron
    • Verified Purchase
    Was easy to install. Used it on my new water heater. Plumber told me to pull white insert out if...
    Was easy to install. Used it on my new water heater. Plumber told me to pull white insert out if not using on pex. Push on straight and not at angle and you'll be good to go.
    by Chris
    • DIY
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    by HomeDepotCustomer
    • Verified Purchase
    Fail over time causing black rubber sediment to enter and exit tank to faucets, bathtubs, etc.
    Do NOT listen to the happy 5-star reviews that were placed a day after purchase and installation, pleased with the ease of installation. The reviews to pay attention to are the 1 and 2 star reviews from the people who soon learned that these hoses fail. While yes, installation is a breeze with these hoses, they will inevitably fail or deteriorate, leeching black rubber bits into the hot water lines, clogging faucets and shower heads. We had these type of lines installed only a few months before this started happening and it has driven us nearly to insanity because of the damage its caused by clogging faucets with rubber bits and spraying black sediment in the shower. Luckily, we found out these were the issue relatively easily due to other bad reviews and switched as soon as possible to corrugated stainless steel hoses. Avoid this product at all costs. It is not worth the few seconds saved instead of using a compression fitting and corrugated hose or soldering. BUYER BEWARE!!!!!
    by Danny
    Response from RWC SupportJul 23, 2021
    Hi, Danny. We understand your frustration with the issue you experienced with the SharkBite Water Heater Connector. Please give our Customer Service Team a call at 1-877-700-4242 so we can assist. We are available Monday-Friday, 7 am-7 pm EST. SharkBiteCashAcme
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      by HomeDepotCustomer
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      Makes repair much quicker to fix.
      Makes repair much quicker to fix.
      by Yung
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      by HomeDepotCustomer
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      by ERIK
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      by HomeDepotCustomer
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      by HomeDepotCustomer
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      Super easy. Works as it should. Better than sweating pipe
      Super easy. Works as it should. Better than sweating pipe
      by MilfordJoe
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      • Recommended Product
      Works best on water heaters...
      Works best on water heaters
      by Klfor
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      by HomeDepotCustomer
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      by HomeDepotCustomer
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      Very easy to install would definitely recommend it...
      Very easy to install would definitely recommend it
      by Angel
      • Verified Purchase
      Worked exactly as advertised.
      Worked exactly as advertised.
      by Satisfied
      • Verified Purchase
      • Recommended Product
      Simplicity and quality is the best way to describe ShakeBite...
      Simplicity and quality is the best way to describe ShakeBite water heater hose.
      by MARK
      • Verified Purchase
      Easy to use, saved hiring a plumber for $1,000 to...
      Easy to use, saved hiring a plumber for $1,000 to install a water heater. I did it myself.
      by HomeDepotCustomer
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      Rating provided by a verified purchaser...
      Rating provided by a verified purchaser
      by HomeDepotCustomer
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      by HomeDepotCustomer
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      very easy to use, just push to connect , no leaks and no mess.
      very easy to use, just push to connect , no leaks and no mess.
      by pinball2733
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      I had to use the shark bite before but it...
      I had to use the shark bite before but it was so easy just to cut the pipe put the shark bite on and it certainly was easy and never leak to drop. I was impressed.
      by HomeDepotCustomer
      • Verified Purchase
      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.
      by Bagman
      • DIY
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      Rating provided by a verified purchaser
      by HomeDepotCustomer
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      The part was fine but returned as it was to...
      The part was fine but returned as it was to large for this installation.
      by Steve
      • Verified Purchase
      SharkBites make for easy installation and eliminates soldering....
      SharkBites make for easy installation and eliminates soldering.
      by Steve
      • Verified Purchase
      Had to replace after 3 days!!!...
      Had to replace after 3 days!!!
      by HomeDepotCustomer
      Response from RWC SupportJul 14, 2021
      Hi, Val. We would like to learn more about the problem with the SharkBite Water Heater Connector and assist. Please reach out to our Customer Service Team at 1-877-700-4242 so we can help. SharkBiteCashAcme
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