Rheem Performance 50 gal. Tall 6 Year 38,000 BTU Natural Gas Water Heater-XG50T06EC38U0 - The Home Depot


Model # XG50T06EC38U0

Internet # 204298978

Store SKU # 1000034919

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

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

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The Home Depot no longer carries this specific product.

$414.00 / 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 888-988-9935 by noon.


Model # XG50T06EC38U0

Internet # 204298978

Store SKU # 1000034919

Store SO SKU # 1000899862

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 888-988-9935 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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Assembled Depth (in.)  20.25 in  Assembled Height (in.)  61.75 in 
Assembled Width (in.)  20.25 in  Product Depth (in.)  20.25 
Product Height (in.)  58.25  Product Width (in.)  20.25 
Tank Valve Size (in.)  .75  Vent diameter (in.) 
Water Connection Size (in.)  .75 
Application Type  Residential  Automatic Shut-off  Yes 
Finish Family  Gray  Fuel Type  Gas 
Gas Connection Size  .50  Gas Type  Natural Gas 
Indoor/Outdoor  Indoor  Maximum Temperature (F)  160 
Minimum Temperature (F)  45  Product Weight (lb.)  130 lb 
Recovery Rate at 90F Rise (gallons/hour)  38.4  Returnable  90-Day 
Tank Capacity (gallons)  50  Total BTU  38000 Btu 
Vent Type  Single Wall  Water Connection Location  Top 
Water Heater Features  LoNox,Overheat Protection,Pilot Light Window,Pilot Reset Button,Temperature Pressure Relief Valve  Water Heater Profile  Tall 
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications and Listings  CSA Certified,FVIR Certified  ENERGY STAR Certified  No 
Labor Warranty  1 Year  Part Warranty  6 Year 


Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 523 reviewers.
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by RECALLED DEFETIVE PILOT LIGHT RECALLED DEFETIVE PILOT LIGHT Installed water heater 12/19/14 finally got replacement part 01/09/15. House full of angry guest for Christmas and New Year’s. Part was easy to install when finally received. After talking to Home Depot this problem has been going on for a while. Disappointed with Home Depot for keeping this product on the shelf. Only been 24 hours but hope the water heater works properly from now on. If you buy it just be prepared. :-) January 10, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Bad Quality. Do not Buy! Most 4 or 5 star reviews are for newly installed units but my review is for a unit that has been used for some time. Only after the gas heater has been used for a period of time can you truly find out about its quality. My Rheem was Made in Mexico and it stopped working after 3 years of use. The water heater was under very light use. The cost to hire a licensed technician to make the repair comes out to about half the cost of purchasing a new unit. Warranty does not cover labor because of the of time that has lapsed. The technician said that with their experience they do not recommend this make. The water heater that was in place prior to the Rheem worked for decades without any issue. I do not know why these new water heaters have so many problems. January 3, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Defective pilot light Bought four water heaters for rental property's. All four had defective pilot lights. January 13, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Purchase I was hesitant to purchase this because of the lack or reviews and because the few were poor but I was in a time crunch and gave it a shot. I installed this myself which was very easy. Had a little trouble getting the pilot lit but after following the instructions a little closer it lit right up. The heater has now been installed for three weeks and has no issues but plenty of HOT water. April 16, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lots of hot water I have a house of eight and was tired of cold showers! We were almost happy to find a puddle under the old water heater. After taking photos of the old unit we headed to Home Depot. It had been 12 years since I last installed a water heater and was a little nervous. Sure I could sweat pipes and I learned about gas lines enough with my gas range so I figured it was worth exploring. The gentleman at Home Depot was very helpful! We chose this model, I was nervous about one of the previous reviews, but he said don't worry about that just keep pressing the button over and over it will light. Just takes a while for the gas to move through. He helped me load the cart, handed me a gas installation kit. Pointed out I didn't need to sweat the old pipes. Pointed out where in my picture to cut off the old pipes. Gave me a tube of professional pipe dope, and I was on my way. I had the new unit installed three hours later. When the big moment of will it light came I was nervous. Pressed the button about fifteen times, I was so happy to hear the Woosh and get the ok blinking light. An hour later I had the hottest shower ever! Thank you Home Depot! April 22, 2014
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