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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 1,177 reviews
  • 95% recommend this product
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Worked exactly as advertised.
Worked exactly as advertised.
by Satisfied
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  • 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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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
  • Verified Purchase
  • Recommended Product
Rating provided by a verified purchaser...
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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Rating provided by a verified purchaser...
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by HomeDepotCustomer
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Two Out Of Four Failed
Replaced water heater and attempted to connect the lines per the Sharkbite video, only one had a faulty connector to the water heater nipple, bought I had bought extra sizes so I used one of them. After installing them I started filling the water heater and came back a few minutes later to find the other junky Sharkbite hose spraying water against the wall. Then to top if off they want you to purchase a tool to remove something that didn't work in the first place. I should have gone with my gut and used CPVC and be absolutely certain it wouldn't leak, plus I saw that the warranty is only a handful of years. I've installed hard line at my home 15 plus years ago and still going strong. Avoid this terrible product if you want to be certain it won't develop a leak. Sharkbite also does NOT have an email, online form, or chat to tell them anything or get help. I find that companies that do this do not care for their customers and used it as a way to shield themselves from criticism. Never again or their sister companies!
by BESmith
Response from RWC SupportJul 15, 2021
Hello, we are sorry for the experience and we understand your frustration. We do have an online form under About, Contact Us on sharkbite.com. We also list our Customer Service phone number, 1-877-700-4242 and we encourage you to give us a call so we can assist. We are available Monday-Friday 7 am EST - 7 pm EST. SharkBiteCashAcme
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    Rating provided by a verified purchaser
    by DA Topeka
    • Verified Purchase
    Nice and quick to connection to the pipes...
    Nice and quick to connection to the pipes
    by HomeDepotCustomer
    • Verified Purchase
    by HomeDepotCustomer
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    Bought wrong size so returned it...
    Bought wrong size so returned it
    by HomeDepotCustomer
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    by HomeDepotCustomer
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    Rating provided by a verified purchaser...
    Rating provided by a verified purchaser
    by HomeDepotCustomer
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    Sharkbites are Magic!! Ordered after hours and they were ready...
    Sharkbites are Magic!! Ordered after hours and they were ready at store opening.
    by PAMELA
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    by HomeDepotCustomer
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    Rating provided by a verified purchaser
    by HomeDepotCustomer
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    Couldn’t make the water heater swap any easier without these....
    Couldn’t make the water heater swap any easier without these. Shark bites for life!!
    by Mitch
    • Verified Purchase
    Great and easy install...
    Great and easy install
    by HomeDepotCustomer
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    by Sam
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    Easy to use and have never had one leak....
    Easy to use and have never had one leak.
    by CHARLOTTE
    • Verified Purchase
    This flexible pipe was very easy to install
    This flexible pipe was very easy to install
    by satisfied
    • Verified Purchase
    • Recommended Product
    Made it easy to instal the hot water heater....
    Made it easy to instal the hot water heater.
    by HomeDepotCustomer
    • Verified Purchase
    by HomeDepotCustomer
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