FLEXIBLE WATER HEATER CONNECTORS is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
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Stainless Steel Braided Water Heater Connector

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1/2" X 3/4" FIP, 12"
1/2" X 3/4" FIP, 15"
1/2" X 3/4" FIP, 18"
1/2" X 3/4" FIP, 24"
3/4" X 3/4" FIP, 12"
3/4" X 3/4" FIP, 15"
3/4" X 3/4" FIP, 18"
3/4" X 3/4" FIP, 24"
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The SharkBite Water Heater Connectors are used in residential and commercial applications to connect the hot and cold supply lines to the water heater. The connectors are EPDM knitted with braided stainless steel. The connectors are available in 12 in., 15 in., 18 in. (with and without ball valve) and 24 in. lengths. The SharkBite connection allows the installer to connect to copper, PEX and CPVC tubing eliminating the need for an additional transition fitting.


ASME A112.18.6-2009/CSA B125.6-200 & NSF/ANSI 372-2010 & NSF/ANSI 61


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy install, no leaks, quality product !! I used 2 11'' flex hoses and a in line ball valve on my new hot water tank install and it made what might have been a tough job very easy
Date published: 2015-08-20
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Does your flexible hoses for water heater connections contain "chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm"? If so, what are the ramifications on young teens?

Asked by: Billorights
Greetings Billorights, The chemical is lead. Any brass fitting or product is going to contain traces of lead. Our product is considered in the US and to the state of California to be Lead Free. Our products contain less than .25% of lead. There should be no health concerns when using our product. The reason we have that warning label on the packaging is because California will not let us sale in their state unless its on there. Any items that have lead or come in contact with lead during the manufacturing phase must have that warning label.
Answered by: SharkBite_KM
Date published: 2015-08-18

can a flex tube be installed horizontally and then flexed 90 degrees ?

Asked by: Drake Masters
Greetings Drake, There is no reason, on our end, that our Flex hoses can't be installed this way. As long as you have enough pressure, the system should be okay.
Answered by: SharkBite_KM
Date published: 2015-08-17

Can I use flexible hose to connect a gas water heater

Asked by: Will100
Greetings Will100, Our flexible hoses are designed to be connected directly to water heaters.
Answered by: SharkBite_KM
Date published: 2015-08-11

What is the size washer for a 3/4 flex hose? I have tried a hose bib and it appears to be slightly too large. Where can I find the correct washer?

Asked by: Steve
Greetings Steve, We can send you out a replacement washer free of charge. Please reach out to our Tech Support at techsupport@cashacme.com. At this time, we do not have these washers available to purchase but will be happy to send you out a replacement so you can get your system back up and running!
Answered by: SharkBite_KM
Date published: 2015-08-10

How tight should one make the threaded end? It has a washer correct. So does one make it snug, or real tight, or a couple turns? One of my threaded ends is weeping and tighten pretty hard.

Asked by: Fred
Greetings Fred, Should be able to hand tighten to complete the seal. We also suggest using plumbers tape to enhance the sealing ability.
Answered by: SharkBite_KM
Date published: 2015-08-22

What is the minimum bend radius for your 3/4" radius hot water flexible water heater hoses?

Asked by: eferg
Greetings Eferg, We would suggest not bending the Flex Hoses more than you would our PEX tubing. Our corrugated may have a slightly more bend radius, but we can guarantee our Braided and Corrugated would work if you keep it within our suggest PEX Tubing bend. Please see Below: Size Bend Radius 3/8" --- 4" 1/2" --- 5" 3/4" --- 7" 1" --- 10"
Answered by: SharkbiteKM
Date published: 2015-07-15
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