Friday, March 28, 2014
Don't use a sharkbite water heater connector
The problem is that these fittings have a rubber seal that break down. The sediment can clog up fixtures and will reduce the overall quality of the water coming through the fixture.
Thermal expansion is another major concern when using quick connect fittings on or near a hot water heater. It's common for water heaters to start to swell along the top when the water heater is near the end of it's life.
Check out the images in the gallery below to see examples of how supply lines can shift as a result of thermal expansion.