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Model #
U3068FLEX18LF
Item #
143068
SharkBite

18-In. Stainless Steel Braided Water Heater Connector, Lead-Free, 1/2 x 3/4 FIP

18-In. Stainless Steel Braided Water Heater Connector, Lead-Free, 1/2 x 3/4 FIP is rated 2.2 out of 5 by 11.
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Model #
U3068FLEX18LF
Item #
143068

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Description
1/2 x 3/4 fip-18" stainless steel braided water heater connector, lead free, u3068flex18lf, sharkbite push-fit fittings for use with copper tubing cts, cpvc and pex, with integral tube liner included, constructed of dzr brass, certified to 200 psi and 200 degrees f, design certified to asse 1061/nsf61 standards, meets upc, ipc and cupc requirements; fittings are listed with iapmo and are certified for use on potable and hydronic water distribution, certified for underground applications and as a manufactured joint without the need for access panel.
  • Lightning fast, won't let go
  • Easy installation, fast disassembly
  • Use on wet or dry repairs
  • No solder, clamps, unions or glue needed
Specifications
Specifications
SKU 143068
Weight 0.6000
UPC 00697285604575
Package Width 1.25
Package Length 18.0
Package Height 1.25
Model Number U3068FLEX18LF
Brand SharkBite
Assembled Width 1.25
Assembled Length 18.0
Assembled Height 1.25
Manufacturer Name SHARKBITE/CASH ACME
California Residents Proposition 65 Warning: This product can expose you to chemicals including lead which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
Rated 1 out of 5 by from poor long term performance After the fact review: I used these braided connectors for my water heater in 2011. The installation was easy and there were no leaks however the interior of the lines failed and contaminated my entire hot water heater and hot water supply to the home with black residue from the inside rubber lining. A plumber alerted me to the issue which he had seen before. I had to replace the water heater in 2017 and used the sharkbite stainless corrugated lines and am hoping to be able to flush my system. This is a warning to anyone thinking of using braided lines: Don't.
Date published: 2018-01-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Works, then you get black rubber pieces in tub. Easy to install, worked for a couple years. Then gf tried to take a bath and a bunch of black rubber stuff came out of the faucet, then all the other faucets with the hot water side. Traced it back to the shark bite connection from hot water heater. Replaced with 2 corrugated steel lines, but I replaced the black rubber washer with 2 red ones (supposedly for high water temps, as the Home Depot Employee stated). First time over tightened and blew out the 2 washers, replaced and didn't tighten down as much and seems to be leak free.
Date published: 2017-09-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from deteriorating water heater supply line I used a shark bite supply line when I replaced my water heater. About 3 and 1/2 years later we had black specs filling our tub. Replaced the line with another one and now about 3 and 1/2 years later we have black specks in our tub again. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2017-07-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Self distucting black internal hose!!! X2 5 years old and its shedding black rubber all through the home plumbing. Find another brand or go back to good old copper
Date published: 2017-04-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from EPDM rubber is not compatible with Chlorine Within 5 years the EPDM rubber began to breakdown and deposit soft deteriorated rubber 'bits and flecks' in bath water and in spigot strainers. Black deposits are soft and smear leaving greasy streak. City water treated with Chlorine will break down EPDM, this kind of rubber is graded "C - fair" with respect to material compatibility with Chlorine. Do not use or change out frequently if on city water. Suggest stainless steel or alternate (neoprene) type of flex product.
Date published: 2017-03-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Rubber failed I'm a contractor who installed these with new water heater in 2008 in our home. Over the last year there started to be black chunks and residue in the tub water. They would smear and coated the tub at water level. We've been showering, bathing in and cooking with whatever residue and contaminates are included in this. This is a health concern.
Date published: 2017-01-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Black gunk in my tub Installed by contractor. Six months later black gunk comes out into the tub only when the hot water is on. The rubber lining in the hose broke down. The black gunk looks powdery and floats on water. It sticks to the side of the tub forming a ring around the water level smears on the side of the tub when you wipe it.
Date published: 2016-12-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Hot Water Heater supply connectors - Don't Buy! Unfortunately, the chlorine in your water will deteriorate the rubber lining inside the flex hoses after a year or two. Within two years, I had rubber flecks inside a new hot water tank and coming out my bath tub faucet. These cause a problem in plugging up faucet aerators and washing machine supply valves... we had to have a new supply valve installed in our washing machine. I replaced the flex hoses with copper pipe and the problem went away. This has happened to quite a few others...just do an internet search. SharkBite should take this type off the market!
Date published: 2016-08-05
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