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Products > Standard Dip Tube
With 4-Inch Pipe Nipple

Picture of a standard dip tube with integral pipe nipple


  • standard dip tube with 4-inch nipple
  • pipe thread seal tape
  • instructions

Fits all residential water heaters with 3/4-inch plumbing. Heaters of 75 gallons and greater usually have bigger plumbing. Forty-four inches long with integral plastic-lined nipple. Can be cut to fit any-size tank.

IMPORTANT! If you have an electric water heater made after April 2015 by A.O. Smith, State, Kenmore, Reliance, American, Maytag or Whirlpool; or any Rheem, Ruud, Richmond, or GE made after that date, let us know because you'll need a dip tube with a pipe nipple longer than four inches.

Click here to learn how to read the label to know when a water heater was made.


It replaces a broken or disintegrated dip tube to restore a water heater to proper function.



  • pipe wrench
  • drill with 7/8-inch hole saw

For further details, check out the Tools page.


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The products offered here are designed to make water heaters last longer, or solve specific problems. Installation is potentially do-it-yourself, but if you have the least doubt about your abilities, we suggest that you obtain expert help.

Remember also that if you have difficulties with installation, odds are that a professional or handyman will know a way to do it.

Shipping is by UPS within the contiguous United States. UPS does not deliver to post boxes. Allow up to about a week for delivery. Canada, Hawaii and Alaska are only served by Priority Mail and can use a post box.

If you have any doubts about what you're ordering, be sure and e-mail your questions to us at mail@waterheaterrescue.com. We want you to order only what you need!


Merchandise in original condition can be returned within 120 days for a full refund of the purchase price, not including shipping. E-mail mail@waterheaterrescue.com for instructions and authorization.


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