Corrugated Stainless Steel Water Heater Connection Kit

Corrugated Stainless Steel Water Heater Connection Kit is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 13.
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Information

The SharkBite Water Heater Installation Kit is designed to simplify water heater installation. The kit features special push-fit fittings that allow the user to easily connect water distribution pipe. This kit includes:

  • 3/4″ FIP x 3/4″ SharkBite x 18″ Hose (1)
  • 3/4″ FIP x 3/4″ SharkBite Ball Valve x 18” Hose (1)
  • 3/4″ Disconnect Clip (1)

Approvals

IAPMO/ANSI Z1157

ASME

A112.18.6/CSA

B125.6-09

NSF/ANSI 372

NSF/ANSI 61

SizesPart #
3/4" FIP x 3/4" SB x 18" hose and 3/4" FIP x 3/4" SB ball valve x 18" Hose
24680

Reviews

Rated 1 out of 5 by from Word of warning: DO NOT buy I love shark bite fittings, I have used them before and will continu... Word of warning: DO NOT buy I love shark bite fittings, I have used them before and will continue to use them. The issue with the lines is not the shark bite side, its the rubber washer on the threaded side. When the FIP fitting is tightened there is no collar on the ID of the flex pipe to keep the washer from over compressing. I went through 2 sets of these lines, each time same thing. Under compression the rubber washer tears and begins to leak. One of these fittings held for 8 days before doing so. I'm not saying all flex lines with rubber washers don't work, just know that these rubber washers will fail over time and temperature cycles
Date published: 2017-05-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Prefacing this with my disdain for sweating pipes--not because I disagree with the practice but b... Prefacing this with my disdain for sweating pipes--not because I disagree with the practice but because I'm not terribly efficient and I waste a lot of solder--I had high hopes for this product. I am a big fan of SharkBite products and use them frequently on a number of projects. When it came time to replace my hot water heater and I was gathering the materials, I came across this set and instantly purchased it. True to expectation, they were a breeze to install. Just cut the old pipe and push these on. After a successful installation, I turned on the new unit and set it to 120 degrees. A few hours later I heard beeping coming from the basement and upon inspection I found water leaking heavily from the seal on the hot water outlet terminal.   Assuming I received a defective unit, I returned the kit and replaced it, only to discover that the second one leaked at the same location as well.  Rather than replace it, I adjusted the water temperature to 115 degrees and surprisingly the leak stopped.  It hasn't leaked since, and it's been six months.  I still use the unit, but would advise caution to anyone who likes to keep their hot water heaters on higher temperatures.
Date published: 2017-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely amazing! Worked exactly as advertised. I have to admit I was skeptical and originall... Absolutely amazing! Worked exactly as advertised. I have to admit I was skeptical and originally planned to sweat fit the lines to the new water heater but the way it was installed would have necessitated re-routing existing piping to be able to sweat the new valve and pipe adapter in as the new heater was a couple inches taller than the outgoing unit. The snake bite with integral valve was several inches shorter overall and allowed me to do in 5 minutes what would have taken hours otherwise. I will definitely consider this for future plumbing projects.
Date published: 2017-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This was a life saver! I was worried about having to solder a new section of copper pipe for my ... This was a life saver! I was worried about having to solder a new section of copper pipe for my replacement water heater. I have used other SharkBite connectors before, so I was confident when I saw it available in these premade kits. I got home, cut the pipes and pushed these on and I was all set in about 10 minutes. No leaking whatsoever.
Date published: 2016-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I had considered putting together "pieces" (pex, connectors and shut off valve) including using ... I had considered putting together "pieces" (pex, connectors and shut off valve) including using SharkBite connectors but when I saw this kit available it was an immediately solution to what needed to be done. It was easy to install and made the job turn out extremely professional. I am very pleased.
Date published: 2017-02-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from These make quick work of water heater installation piping connections. Everything depends on hav... These make quick work of water heater installation piping connections. Everything depends on having the right piping with the right size at the right locations, though. In my case, the original piping above my water heater was badly corroded because of galvanic metal corrosion. This happens with dissimilar metals (like copper and galvanized steel), and the result after a couple years is fittings that are in such bad shape that they are at risk of failure and leaking. The original job was done by a union plumbing shop, who should have known better. Cutting the copper at the right locations went fine, bending the new flexible connectors to meet at the right locations went fine, but the existing nipple at the water heater had to be replaced, and I used a regular short galvanized nipple. That's where I had trouble. Everything went fine with no leaks until the next day. Seems that the new nipple was not sufficiently rounded to avoid cutting into the rubber gasket washer from the new connector. I had a bit of water to clean up. Another problem was that a new gasket washer was nowhere to be found. I don't think that Sharkbite makes a replacement. There are some other brands available at Home Depot, but not the quality of the original. The sharp nipple cutting into the gasket washer isn't Sharkbites fault, but failing to warn me is, and failing to provide a means to obtain a replacement is as well. For these reasons, I'm dropping the rating down. With a tentative recommendation of the product only for new installations.
Date published: 2016-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best thing since buttered bread Had used this on hot water heater connection I had 4 sodered 45 elbows one which was leaking after cutting copper line took less than 5 min to replace and no leakes love all sharkbite products I'm a customer for life and tell everyone about it!
Date published: 2017-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is my first project with SharkBite connectors. Simple, quick, and they work. Based on my pl... This is my first project with SharkBite connectors. Simple, quick, and they work. Based on my plumbing , it would have been nice if they were just a tad longer.
Date published: 2017-10-12
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Questions

does the corrugated hose rubber lined just like the braided hose? will the lining flake off like I have heard so many people have issue with?

Asked by: w anderson
Hello, Our corrugated connectors do not contain a rubber liner in the hose and hold up better in areas with water that is harsh on rubber components. Thank you
Answered by: SharkBite118
Date published: 2017-09-14

What is the maximum working pressure of this connector?

Asked by: JosephP
Hello, The maximum working pressure for this connector is 200 psi. Thank you
Answered by: SharkBite118
Date published: 2017-09-14

How clean does the pipe I'm connecting to has to be?

Asked by: Dens
Hello, The pipe/tube must be free from all foreign materials that may cause a pathway for water to leak or prevent the grab ring from getting the proper grip. Thank you
Answered by: SharkBite118
Date published: 2017-09-07

can i use this for water softener?

Asked by: XXXX
Good morning, As long as the connection work together, you shouldn't have any issues using this product on your system.
Answered by: SharkBite_KM
Date published: 2017-08-02

Hi- Is the 24680 connection kit dielectric? I have purchased one but am hesitating to use it if I must purchase additional dielectric fittings. Thanks

Asked by: Bryn Z
Hello, Our water heater connector hoses are dielectric. Thank you
Answered by: SharkBite118
Date published: 2017-07-07

How to install on 3/4 in tubing? Does plastic insert get used or discarded?

Asked by: poorbroker
Good morning, Cut the pipe Deburr the pipe (if copper) Mark the insertion depth (1-1/8") Slide the fitting completely onto the pipe (up to the mark for the insertion) Done You should leave our stiffeners in the pipe no matter what type of pipe you are using. If you want to remove them with copper or CPVC, you can, but we recommend just leaving them in.
Answered by: SharkBite_KM
Date published: 2017-05-30

will these fittings work with type L tubing?

Asked by: carpenter
Good morning, You can find a list of pipes our SharkBite fittings work with below: Copper pipe hard drawn Type K, L and M and annealed Type M not to exceed 3/8 nominal, complying with ASTM B88 PEX pipe complying with ASTM F 876 or CSA B137.5 CPVC pipe complying with ASTM D 2846 or CSA B137.6 PE-RT pipe complying with ASTM F 276
Answered by: SharkBite_KM
Date published: 2017-04-10

when installing this kit the rubber washers did not fit properly and made the connection leak. I'm and not real happy with this kit as the washers fell into the water line it self. please help! Did I miss something?

Asked by: NDEBT
Hello, We do not recognize the kit you are referring to and believe it is from another manufacturer. Please supply us with the name and model # of the kit in question. Thank you
Answered by: SharkBite118
Date published: 2017-03-03
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