WATER SOFTENER HOSES

WATER SOFTENER HOSES is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 1143.
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Information

The SharkBite Water Softener Hose is an easy solution to connect your water supply lines to your water softener system to. The hose has a 1” FIP swivel nut connection and a ¾” Push-to-Connect connection on the other side making installations quick and easy. This hose is rated for 200 psi and 200°F.

SizesPart #
3/4" X 1" FIP, 24"
U3086FLEX24LF

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product I was hooking up a new water softener to existing cpvc lines and noticed that the old softener had the ports facing straight out while the new GE softener offered only up or down facing ports, making it harder to mount the new softener without lifting it into place. The Sharkbites solved that problem big time. They were so simple to install and I had expected leaks from the push to connect end but following instructions to make sure the end of the pipe is square and clean I was pleasantly surprised that there were no leaks! The simplicity of the hose is amazing. Yes, it's a bit pricey but makes the job so much easier. I also used the Sharkbites to plumb in a whole house filter. Once again, another leak free installation.
Date published: 2016-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Water softener hose Just hooked up new water softener at my mother in laws home. These braided hoses with 1" nut to 3/4 push to connect worked awesome. I have used shark bite products before with the same result. Awesome products!
Date published: 2015-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellant Product Excellant product. Very easy to install. Almost no chance of error. I used this product during the installation of a water softener. The Shark Bite fittings are incredibly easy to use. It's nearly impossible to improperly install the fitting. The installation took only seconds and is leak free. I used this fitting with PEX pipe. I did the rest of the job using standard PEX fittings and compression rings. In hindsight, I would have used Shark Bite fittings for the entire project even dispite the higher cost.
Date published: 2014-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Good Product. Absolutely no leaking, extremely tight fit, flexible. Had this installed for 3 weeks on my newly installed water softener. Wish they sold them in even longer lengths. When you install them, be sure to put them in locations/positions that affords you some room/leverage if you ever need to remove them. Takes lots of effort to remove. But, hopefully, you will not have to remove them. The small U shaped tool used for removal takes some effort to push the hose loose so you need to have room for leverage. But overall, the push to fit hose is an extremely great product.
Date published: 2014-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to install Very easy to install. Shark bite fittings are quite expensive, but do add a great deal of convenience. Used to install a water softener. I had a leak on one fitting because I hadn't installed it far enough into the fitting. I turned off the water pressure, and reset the fitting using the $1 removal tool. No leaks and has worked great for the last month.
Date published: 2015-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unbelievably good I was replacing a water softener. Of course, the old fittings were sweated copper fittings with no union, and were backward from the setup of the new softener. Bought these, cut the pipes, pushed them on and connected them to the water softener. No leaks and they worked fine. They turned what could have been a 1-2 hour job into about a 5 minute job.
Date published: 2016-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A handy fitting for DIY/ all I recently installed water softener on my own and was looking for PVC connectors to connect it to my 3/4 pipe and this one proved to be the exact fitting required in this situation . no leakage and very easy to install.
Date published: 2015-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product! Had to move water softener and used these instead of soldering new connections. They worked great.
Date published: 2016-08-10
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Questions

Hello I install two of these hoses to hook up my hot water heater about a year ago and recently I've been seeing a lot of black specks of rubber throughout my house on all faucets when I turn the hot water on. Is there a known issue with some of these?

Asked by: Mtneff
Good morning, If you installed these in less than a year, we'd like to have you call us at 1-877-700-4242 between 8 am - 6 pm est Monday through Friday or send us an e-mail at techsupport@cashacme.com. We need to get these hoses back as we've heard about a similar problem from hoses manufactured before 2014. Since January 2014, we had the rubber upgraded. You should not experience this issue at this time. Please reach out to use through the customer support so we can work to get this matter resolved.
Answered by: SharkBite_KM
Date published: 2016-11-21

My softener has plastic threaded connection can I still use this?

Asked by: Byrne1931
Yes, as long as the threading is NPT then you should have no issues. One thing to make sure of though is to not over tighten the female threading onto the nipple. Over tightening can sometimes cause plastic threads to crack.
Answered by: sharkbite_rm
Date published: 2016-10-05

Any chance you will be making a 1"x1" flexible hose anytime soon?

Asked by: Alberto
Good morning, We have added this demand to our system. At this time, there is no expected date that we will offer 1 inch by 1 inch flex hose connectors. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Answered by: SharkBite_KM
Date published: 2016-08-01

I'm installing a water softener and will use your 24" flexible hose that has the 1" FIP connection. Do I need to use Teflon tape on the water softener end or will the 1" screw on end provide a leak free connection?

Asked by: JJP1
Teflon tape is always an added plus when using a threaded connection. These hoses to have a rubber washer that comes inside the threaded connection, but it is always a good idea using the tape.
Answered by: sharkbite_rm
Date published: 2016-07-18

What's the depth I need to connect for my softener to operate 

Asked by: Novia
Good afternoon, You need to insert the 3/4 inch Push To Connect side an 1-1/8 inch. You need to thread the 1 inch side down until it is tight.
Answered by: SharkBite_KM
Date published: 2016-06-27

Can the flex hoses be used to connect a water softener on the exterior of the house?

Asked by: justin walker
Good morning, Our Flexible Hoses are intended and recommended for internal use according to our installation instructions. We do not see any reason this hose will not work externally but if you are going to use any SharkBite product outside, we recommend wrapping it completely with self-adhesive silicone tape. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to our customer service team at 1-877-700-4242 between 8 am - 6 pm est Monday through Friday or by e-mail at techsupport@cashacme.com.
Answered by: SharkBite_KM
Date published: 2016-06-27

Are these hoses ok to use for drinking water to pass through? Are they certified for that?

Asked by: Yolanda Stclair
Yes, all water softener hoses are certified NSF 372 lead free for potable drinking water.
Answered by: sharkbite_rm
Date published: 2016-05-25

I need two 3/4" X 1" F, 24" water softener hoses part # U3086FLEX24. Ive tried 3 stores in my area and they do not have (Lowes, Menards, Westlake and Orchelins). Can I order this online?

Asked by: Andy T
Good afternoon, We do not sell direct. You will need to work with local vendors that sell our products. If you are unable to locate a store through our Store Locator (link here: http://www.sharkbite.com/find-a-store/?type=a_location&zip=&distance=5&ltype=), please feel free to reach out to our customer service team at 1-877-700-4242 between 8 am - 6 pm est Monday through Friday.
Answered by: SharkBite_KM
Date published: 2016-04-19
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