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Rheem Performance Platinum 50 Gal. Short 12 Year 40,000 BTU ENERGY STAR Natural Gas Water Heater
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Performance Platinum 50 Gal. Short 12 Year 40,000 BTU ENERGY STAR Natural Gas Water Heater

  • Provides ample hot water for households with 3-5 people
  • Make sure it fits: measure your space to ensure dimensions fit
  • Same-day installation in most areas. Call 1-855-400-2552 by noon.
$699.08 /each

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The Rheem Performance Platinum 50 Gal. Natural Gas Short Water Heater comes with a 40,000 BTU/hour environmentally friendly Low-NOx burner that provides ample hot water for households with 3 to 5 people. The electronic ignition system eliminates the standing pilot light, saves energy and monitors system performance. Its maintenance free combustion air intake system means there are no filters to clean and replace. A patented magnesium anode rod design incorporates a special resistor that protects the tanks from rust, providing longer tank life. Factory installed temperature and pressure relief valve and 3/4 in. water connections are included with the water heater for easy installation. The water heater is ENERGY STAR qualified. This Rheem Performance Platinum model is Wi-Fi compatible allowing for remote monitoring of the water heater's operation (Wi-Fi Module REWRA631GWH sold separately).

California residents: see   Proposition 65 information

  • California residents: THIS WATER HEATER DOES NOT MEET ULTRA LOW NOX (ULN) EMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS. REGULATIONS PROHIBIT THE SALE, SHIPMENT OR INSTALLATION OF THIS WATER HEATER IN ANY AIR QUALITY DISTRICT THAT REQUIRES ULN WATER HEATERS. Please refer to the map below to confirm if your home is in a district that requires ULN emission water heaters, and if so please select an approved ULN model.
  • REQUIRES STANDARD 110-VOLT ELECTRICAL OUTLET (3-PRONG GROUNDED) FOR INSTALLATION
  • 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 89 Gal. of hot water in the first hour
  • 12 year limited warranty on tank and parts for your convenience
  • 3 year in home labor warranty for peace of mind
  • 0.67 energy factor indicates an energy star qualified water heater
  • Maintenance free - no filter to clean or replace
  • Electronic ignition system simplifies the startup process and eliminates the need for a pilot light
  • Electronic diagnostic gas valve monitors system performance
  • Rated for installations up to 10,100 ft.
  • Wi-Fi compatible with the purchase of Rheem EcoNet Home Comfort Wifi Module (sold separately) for gas water heaters (Wi-Fi model # REWRA631GWH)
  • Designed for easy replacement of your existing water heater
  • Call 1-855-400-2552 before noon for same-day service in most areas, or Visit our Water Heater Installation page for more information.
  • Meets 2015 NAECA Standards



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Brand Rheem Rheem Rheem Rheem
Ratings (380) (246) (363) (192)
Tank Capacity (gallons) 50 50 50 50
Water Heater Profile Tall Short Tall Tall
Part Warranty 12 Year 12 Year 12 Year 6 Year
Gas Type Natural Gas Natural Gas Natural Gas Natural Gas
Product Height (in.) 59.25 50.5 58.50 58
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Does this water heater keep heating water during a power outage?

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July 26, 2015
I see it requires a 110 outlet for installation; does it have batteries for the EI, or is it dependent upon functional mains power?
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March 22, 2016
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This unit will only operate with 110 power to the transformer that powers the damper.
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December 14, 2015
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No, this unit requires power in any scenario like that.
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November 9, 2015
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The unit has a 'damper system' that requires electricity. As such, during a power failure/no-electricity, the damper system will NOT operate and the water heater will not heat.
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August 21, 2015
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It only requires the 110V for the electric ignition, so as long as your pilot is already lit the water heater will continue heating during a power outage.
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Can this unit be vented through my current flue?

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Prescott, AZ
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August 9, 2016
I have a 50 gallon natural gas hot water heater that I am replacing. Can I use the exhaust duct that is there or do I need to vent it horizontally to the outside?
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August 12, 2016
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I found my own answer. The POWERED VENT needs to be vented to the side; the POWERED DAMPER should be able to use the current exhaust duct.
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August 11, 2016
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I don't know for sure-but I believe the existing was used (maybe with modifications)-not sure what you mean vent it horizontally to the outside-as the existing exhaust I think was/is a;ready vented to the outside.
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August 11, 2016
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I am unclear of what you previously had installed. This model is not designed to be vented horizontally out of a side wall.
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Does this have to be vented thru a chimney?

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I am replacing an old electric water heater now that I have gas at my home. I plan on installing in the basement and wanted to know if it can be vented thru a wall or if it has to go to a chimney.
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March 22, 2016
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This unit is not a powered vent and must be vented through a suitable gas chimney.
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January 11, 2016
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It has to be vented with standard 3" Type B metal vent pipe. A power vent model using PVC type vent would be much easier for you to install.
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January 9, 2016
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I replaced mine in the basement on 1/2/16 and it had to be vented through the old chimney wall.
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how tall is this unit

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the tank is 50.5 inches. With the draft hood it is 55.5 inches.
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This unit is 50.5" tall.
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50.5 inches
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Customer Reviews

Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 154 reviewers.
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by I would not buy this unit again. IT IS MADE IN MEXICO AND HAS POOR QUALITY CONTROL. READ ALL THE BOTTOM REVIEWS HERE. IT IS NOT A QUALITY UNIT..... Faulty from the beginning. Flu vent 3 flash LED error right out of the box. I want to RETURN THIS UNIT !!! I WANT MY MONEY BACK !!!!! October 29, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Have only had the heater running for a few days but so far so good. Be aware that this unit does require electricity, it has a 19 foot cord and a standard plug. I handled the install myself it was very straight forward. October 25, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great solution for downsizing. My 75 gallon Rheem Fury finally died at the GRAND old age of 32. I wanted to downsize to a 50 gallon since it was now just for two people- my wife and myself. I learned that because of venting requirements its almost impossible to go taller and the 50 gallon short that was in stock was only a 6 year model. The 12 year platinum premium was recommended but I'd have to wait a bit. 20 days later the Gray Beauty arrived and was expertly installed by Delta- Home Depots install group. Was showering (2 in a row) washing clothes one hour after install. So far. So good. Very pleased. Will let you know if it's as good as its predecessor in 32 years from now. July 5, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by just took a long time to get good product fair price. wish they stock short tanks September 6, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Be Careful with this water heater and Rheem! Top of the line water heater picked up and was installed. It would not operate and after my contracted installer spent a half hour trying to diagnosis and then twenty minutes on the phone with Rheem's tech group, find that it is a dead transformer that was shipped with the unit; albeit a completely nonfunctional water heater. The Rheem technician told us a replacement would go out next day FedEx air so we should receive it today and I would receive the tracking number upon shipment. Today, since i had not received said tracking number, I called Rheem again. Almost an hour was spent waiting, discussing and waiting some more until finally got a supervisor. The part won't go out until late today; no tracking number will be sent to me and that's all they can do. So, brand new expensive water heater that doesn't work, still waiting for a new transformer and without hot water for over two days. August 30, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Time will tell ! I bought the LP version (12/2015) of this water heater based on the 12 yr warranty for parts and I thought it was built in Montgomery, Alabama. I now believe the tank portion is made there and then it is assembled in Mexico. Still much better than some other country. There are also a lot of HVAC products now manufactured in Mexico and I would rather see them here in the good old USA but Mexico is much better than China. Back to the water heater , it is well built, easy to install and has the best warranty. It is a much better buy than a power vent model unless you have to have that option for venting. If I start to have any issues with it I will revise my review. January 11, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 50 Gallalon Natural Gas Hot Water Heater Appears to be well made. Hopefully it last the 12 years May 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Seems like a great water heater so far. Purchased it, picked it up and brought it home. Took about an hour to install the pipes/fittings. Once it was installed I filled it and plugged it in. After a few beeps, it fired up and within 20 minutes, HOT water. I used to have about 15 minutes of hot water (40 gal tank) and chase the mixture dial the whole time to keep it hot/warm until nothing but the hot water was on (and it would still go cold within 15 min). Now, I set it at a nice temp and take a 20 minute shower and never have to touch the hot/cold mixture until I shut it off to get out. Seems like it has hot water forever. No issues so far and I highly recommend it. January 12, 2016
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