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Rheem Performance 50 Gal. Tall 6 Year 38,000 BTU Natural Gas Water Heater


Performance 50 Gal. Tall 6 Year 38,000 BTU Natural Gas Water Heater

  • 50 gallon tank provides ample water for 3-5 people.
  • A natural gas heater costing less to use than electric models.
  • Same-day installation in most areas. Call 1-855-400-2552 by noon.

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Product Overview

The Rheem Performance 50 Gal. Natural Gas Tall Water Heater comes with a 38,000 BTU/hour environmentally friendly Low-Nox burner that provides ample hot water for households with three to five people. The push button ignition system ensures safe and easy startup. Its maintenance free combustion air intake system means there are no filters to clean and replace. The self-diagnostic gas control valve monitors system performance. A premium grade anode rod provides long lasting tank protection. Factory installed temperature and pressure relief valve and 3/4 in. water connections are included with the water heater for easy installation.

  • Due to ultra low NOx requirements from air quality management districts in the state of California, please confirm that your shipping zip code is not restricted from the use of items that do not meet local qualifications
  • 50 Gal. tank provides ample hot water for households with 3 to 5 people
  • Natural gas water heater costs less to operate than electric models
  • Delivers 82 Gal. of hot water in the first hour
  • 6 year limited warranty on tank and parts for your convenience
  • 1 year in home labor warranty for peace of mind
  • Meets or exceeds NAECA requirements
  • Maintenance free - no filter to clean or replace
  • Push button ignition system simplifies the startup process
  • Self-diagnostic gas valve monitors system performance
  • Rated for installations up to 10,200 ft.
  • Narrow tank profile fits in a variety of indoor spaces
  • Energy factor 0.58
  • Want it installed? Call 1-855-400-2552 before noon for same-day service in most areas, or visit our Water Heater Installation page for more information."
  • California Residents - See if your county requires water heaters that meet Air Quality Management District Ultra Low NOx (ULN) requirements:

    Ultra Low Nox Requirements

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Name Performance 50 Gal. Tall 6 Year 38,000 BTU Natural Gas Water Heater Performance Plus 50 Gal. Tall 9 Year 40,000 BTU High Efficiency Natural Gas Water Heater Performance 50 Gal. Tall 6 Year 40,000 BTU High Efficiency Natural Gas Water Heater Performance 50 Gal. Tall 6 Year 38,000 BTU Natural Gas Water Heater
Brand Rheem Rheem Rheem Rheem
Ratings (99) (1444) (217) (550)
Tank Capacity (gallons) 50 50 50 50
Water Heater Profile Tall Tall Tall Tall
Part Warranty 6 Year 9 Year 6 Year 6 Year
Gas Type Natural Gas Natural Gas Natural Gas Natural Gas
Product Height (in.) 58.25 59.25 59.25 58.25
Water Heater Features Overheat Protection,Pilot Light Window,Pilot Reset Button,Temperature Pressure Relief Valve LoNox,Overheat Protection,Pilot Light Window,Pilot Reset Button,Self Cleaning,Temperature Pressure Relief Valve LoNox,Overheat Protection,Pilot Light Window,Pilot Reset Button,Temperature Pressure Relief Valve LoNox,Overheat Protection,Pilot Light Window,Pilot Reset Button,Temperature Pressure Relief Valve
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Customer Questions & Answers

6 month old heater makes popping noise when burner is firing

Asked by: Schwindt27
Popping noises in gas models normally occur when sediments build up in the bottom of the tank. When the burner comes on the sediments collect air bubbles as the water is being heated and the popping is the sound when being released. Think of a pot of water on a stove top when the water gets close to boiling. In a newer unit you would not think sediments would have built up so quickly. You can try flushing the bottom of the tank through the drain valve and see if this helps. In the "Use and Care Manual" we do recommend flushing a few quarts of water through the drain valve each month. If you have more questions please contact our technical support team at 800-431-1549 – 7 to 7central time, 7 days a week, this includes weekends and holidays.
Answered by: Rheem
Date published: 2016-10-22

Item not sold in my store

Hello, it says this item is not sold in my store? Why can i not order it online and Have it ship-to-store?
Asked by: rygunner
Rygunner, thank you for your recent inquiry with The Home Depot. This item is only sold in stores. Your local Home Depot store will be able to check area stores for availability. We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you in the future. Thank you for shopping Home Depot.
Answered by: THDSupport
Date published: 2016-05-18

Red light is blinking on dial what does that mean?

Asked by: nuzzy
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Customer Reviews

Performance 50 Gal. Tall 6 Year 38,000 BTU Natural Gas Water Heater is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 550.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rheem Performance 50 gallon The review right before mine pretty much sums up my thoughts as well. Our old water heater was 32 years old it was a Ruud Rheem series made in 1984. First it started leaking about a month ago then the burners finally failed. Install this unit in about three hours - Jerry Aromando who works at the Saint peters, Missouri Home Depot walked me through the installation. It was a breeze the only hard part was that I had to replace my entire flue because my previous one did not meet code. That part took an extra 45 minutes to put together and fasten but other than that it was a breeze. As a test I started my washing machine, then my dishwasher, then I went up and took a scalding hot shower for 15 minutes. Never ran out of hot water !!!!!!!!
Date published: 2016-11-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect fit to replace old water heater I installed this water heater myself. I am not a plumber so it was important to find a water heater that was as close to the size of my old water heater. I have copper tubing plumbing so it was easy make the adjustments.
Date published: 2017-03-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from New Leaky H2O Heater to Replace My Leaky Old One My new water heater leaks due to "condensation." I guess I should have just kept the 20 year old unit
Date published: 2016-10-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great water heater with sensitive sensor After much research I selected this water heater to replace our failing one. The water heater itself is great but the sensors have issues. The first one went out after 1 week. Of course it happened on Easter weekend. The second one went out on Thanksgiving weekend. According to the parts man these go out all the time. I have purchased several to keep on hand and they are easy to change. Just remember to turn the power off for 30 seconds and then turn the temperature control from cold to hot 7 times to reboot. The first sensor must have been defective but not sure why the second one went out. They will go out for paint fumes, odors and possibly dust.
Date published: 2017-01-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy Install - difficulty with pilot light Purchased this on sale at a big box orange in color store due to changing standards and rising costs of the newer models. I moved into a century home with a dated water heater and the prospect of savings and convenience was too great to pass up. After a year of being boxed up the install went what I thought was seamless. gas, water connections easy to connect.. After several attempts to light the pilot it was determined that the striker / ignitor component was bad. Oncall Rheem diagnosed ASAP and Fedexed out a replacement - snapped in place an *SPARK* - pilot on. Will continue to monitor as I have heard/seen issues with the attached honey well valve assy.
Date published: 2016-11-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from stopped working after 2 years Junk. Stopped working after only 2 years. Wouldn't stay lit. Sent my plumber who got it working, then left, and a couple hours later stopped working again. Couldn't figure out how to file a warranty claim, web site was no help, so the 6 year warranty is meaningless. Couldn't find a phone number, God forbid you should be able to talk to a human, but it appeared that was the idea. I'll never buy another Rheem product.
Date published: 2016-11-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good product for the price point Had an issue about a year after buying it. The gas valve went bad. While obviously that's not desirable, customer service was fantastic and overnighted the part to me free of charge. I almost expected to get the run around, but what I got was no hassle at all. All it took was a 2 minute phone call and I got what I needed. I understand that mechanical things will break, and fortunately I was easily able to diagnose it. The people I talked to knew what they were talking about and I'm confident that they could have talked the most clueless beginner through their issue. Great product, better people
Date published: 2017-01-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from does it deliver full load of hot water? Now installed for about a year on a system with a recirculating pump. Without settign water temp higher than we would wish, it does not deliver enough volume of hot water to fill an oval soaker tub without stopping for a few minutes after the initial load of hot water is run into tub. It seems it may not be uniformly hot from top to bottom to deliver a full capacity of hot water, despite recirculating system. Other than that it is good - easy to set and leave alone with instant reheat when returning from extended absence with it set off. Heats quickly. Visusal display of status helpful.
Date published: 2017-01-01
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