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Rheem Performance Plus 40 Gal. Short 9 Year 38,000 BTU High Efficiency Natural Gas Water Heater
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Rheem

Performance Plus 40 Gal. Short 9 Year 38,000 BTU High Efficiency Natural Gas Water Heater

  • Provides ample hot water for households with 2-4 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.
$559.00 /each

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The Rheem Performance Plus 40 Gal. Natural Gas Short Water Heater comes with a 38,000 BTU/hour environmentally friendly low NOx burner that provides ample hot water for households with 2 to 4 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.

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.
  • 40 Gal. tank provides ample hot water for households with 2 to 4 people
  • Natural gas water heater costs less to operate than electric models
  • Delivers 71 Gal. of hot water in the first hour
  • 9 year limited warranty on tank and parts for your convenience
  • 9 year limited warranty on tank and parts for your convenience
  • 2 year in home labor warranty for peace of mind
  • 0.62 energy factor makes this one of the most efficient gas water heaters available
  • Maintenance free - no filter to clean or replace
  • Push button ignition system simplifies the startup process
  • Self-diagnostic gas valve monitors system performance
  • 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 (73) (579) (661) (270)
Tank Capacity (gallons) 40 40 40 40
Water Heater Profile Short Short Tall Short
Part Warranty 6 Year 9 Year 9 Year 12 Year
Gas Type Natural Gas Natural Gas Natural Gas Natural Gas
Product Height (in.) 49.25 50.25 60.25 50.25
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,Self Cleaning,Temperature Pressure Relief Valve LoNox,Overheat Protection,Pilot Light Window,Pilot Reset Button,Self Cleaning,Temperature Pressure Relief Valve
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Is electricity required to ignite the pilot?

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No, I believe its just a spark system like a BBQ grill
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Nope - set switch to pilot, push piezo button repeatedly until lit.
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The unit has a unit that is contsained and it creates its own spark by following the instructions that come with the unit. Always ready instructions carefully before instillation.
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can you lay on side to haul this home?

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It's still in the box just make sure you lay it on his backside I had no problem work just fine after I hooked it up
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Yes, no problem
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No, it is not recommended. The tank could easily get damaged including the elements in the tank as well as the connections on the outside of the tank. It is recommended to to haul the tank upright.
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Yes. It is an empty tank. Tanks are easily dented so be sure to secure it.
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Is there a power cord? If there is, is it included?

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No, this unit does not require a power chord.
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No, that's one of the reasons I chose this water heater....it will stay on even when power goes out.
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No, the gas heater does not require a power cord.
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The installation directions show the TP relief valve location on the top or the side.

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Does the heater come equipped with both connections, or do you have to order it with either top OR side connection?
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Its on the side, about 6" down.
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The TP Relief Valve is located on the side of the unit.
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Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 491 reviewers.
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Brand New. Newly Installed. Pilot would not light. Plumber Installed brand new Rheem water heater. Installation went fine until plumber tried to light pilot. Pilot Light would not work. Called 800 Phone Number for Service. They shipped new part overnight and had a local technician contact me to install the part. Technician came next day and installed the part. Brand new water heater and it did not work. Had to wait two more days to get hot water and I have lost confidence in Rheem. Who knows now what will happen next. Had 14 years of trouble free service from my Kenmore. I have had no trouble since and it has been about one month since the installation. This experience was extremely disappointing! October 3, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Easy Install Good value, worked as it should right out of the box. Install was as easy as it could get. Fit right in where old one was and fittings all matched up nicely. October 11, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Pilot will not stay lit after less than a month Installation took about 1 1/2 hrs for my brother and myself to complete. We have done many water heater installations over the years and this was a normal basement installation. Blue LED that shows normal operation was not lit after about 3 weeks. Went through procedure to relight and since then has gone out several more times. Would not always get the pilot to stay on. As of 10/3/2016 had to do the relight procedure again and pilot stayed on through the night. Was able to get hot water in the morning.,I placed a call to have the control unit replaced anyway as I do not feel this will stay on without service. One other thing, I registered the product online using the enclosed web link. When I started having problems, I called to have service come out. Had to register again as the person stated the registration was not the same ? October 4, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Good Purchase Product so far is good no problems installing , Time will be the true test . One of the deciding factors for this product was the warranty October 4, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by 0 STARS We have had to replace a few hot water heaters in 43 yrs. of marriage. Never had any problems and installed ourselves...until this RHEEM! Honestly all our previous had been purchased at Menards...until now! Oh how we wish we had read reviews about RHEEM first! So MANY complaints! It can't be returned and all the reviews said RHEEM was NO help with faulty parts! Live and learn. We have spent about $2,000 at Home Depot in the past week! NOT HAPPY September 13, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rheem Water heater Great product for a small household.It holds the right amount if gallons for a 2-4 person househild. September 27, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Good Product Reasonable Price Was in excellent condition out of the box; came with pressure relief valve installed along with pipe nipples. Works great. September 6, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by So far flawless Pulled a 1972 A.O. Smith water heater out and replaced it with this one. Install was a breeze, but it's going to have to work flawlessly for the next 44 years to beat the last one's track record. February 20, 2016
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