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Rheem

Model XG50T06EC38U0

Internet #204298978

Store SKU #1000034919

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

$434.00 /each
  • 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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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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6 month old heater makes popping noise when burner is firing

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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 Read More
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. Read Less
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Item not sold in my store

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Hello, it says this item is not sold in my store? Why can i not order it online and Have it ship-to-store?
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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.
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Red light is blinking on dial what does that mean?

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Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 548 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by water heater Easy to purchase in store and have it installed by home depot. December 8, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Working great I have it installed now for a month and everything is working great. Heats up very fast. November 10, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by THIS PRODUCT IS JUNK The tank would not light due to a defective pilot assembly. Had to call the 800 number and they had to ship me a new one. Since it was a Saturday, the new part did not arrive until Tuesday. A few weeks later the unit shut off due to a failed control assembly. Called the 800 number and that part is out of stock with no date for restock. I managed to get it lit again but it fails every couple of weeks. After three months the part is still not in stock. The 800 number offered me the opportunity to return the tank. I find that unacceptable since I would have to pay to have this tank removed, returned, and the new tank installed. March 2, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great so far Easy to install and is working like a champ since the day that I had installed it, and I hope it does for years to come. I haven't had it for long yet so I'm not a good reference for a recommendation, but based on it's performance so far I would recommend this water heater. June 30, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Plastic drain valve does not mate to any known threads. The drain valve for the unit is cheap, doesn't fit any known thread types. The associate at the store could only tell me sorry, he didn't know anything about the drain valve. If you ever plan to maintain this unit, then do not buy it. You will have to drain it into buckets and haul them out. You will not be able to just hook up a hose and drain it like that. I will be going to get a real heater. This will become scrap. Maybe it will be good at least for this. May 2, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Rheem Warranties aren't what they once were Installed in May 2014. Worked until February 2015. Pilot started having occasional problems, not heating and going out. Called Rheem on a Saturday. They would not dispatch a repair person until they mailed us the part. They over nighted it on Monday arriving on Tuesday. We then had to call Rheem who then called a technician who arrived and replaced the pilot on THURSDAY. Rheem had not sent all of the needed parts but the servicer stocked them since the problems were normal with Rheem. Five days to get warranty. Not acceptable. March 3, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Stay AWAY... Bought this in October.... Valve started leaking and opened a service ticket. Tech told me that the thermostat was set to high. Turned it down and it leaks more. Called back and Tech told me I needed an in-line pressure reducer. Didn't need this with the last tank. I know, advances in technology.... So looks like now I will need to spend some more money and have a plumber come out to make this tank function properly or dump this tank and go with another brand which I think I will do. For Sale... Slightly used 50gallon leaking hot water tank. February 8, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Converted from tankless to this one We had a tankless water heater that was not big enough for a family of 5 in our house. After three hours of installation (this was with making modifications to fo to the tank) this unit was ready to go and tool about 45 min to am hour to heat the water. I've had it installed for about a month and can not be happier that I stayed away from going with another tankless heater. Yes it took a bit to initially get lit, but read the instructions and it will light. March 27, 2015
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