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Rheem Performance Plus 40 Gal. Tall 9 Year 40,000 BTU High Efficiency Natural Gas Water Heater
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Performance Plus 40 Gal. Tall 9 Year 40,000 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.
$476.00 /each

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

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  • 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.
  • 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
  • 2-year in home labor warranty for peace of mind
  • 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
  • Self-diagnostic gas valve monitors system performance
  • Designed for easy replacement of your existing water heater
  • Rated for installations up to 10,200 ft.
  • 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."
  • Meets 2015 NAECA Standards



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Ratings (189) (658) (696) (311)
Tank Capacity (gallons) 40 40 50 40
Water Heater Profile Tall Tall Tall Tall
Part Warranty 6 Year 9 Year 9 Year 12 Year
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Does the water heater come with a base so it does not sit directly on the floor.

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August 30, 2016
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no base, I put mine on cinderbocks to raise it above the floor
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November 7, 2015
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No, it does not. My installation was in the basement so I elevated the water heater with a few construction bricks. Installation in a garage or any area where gas or combustible vapors are present requires a raised mounting base. Please check your local codes for the proper height of the base.
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The water heater doesn't come with a stand but there are drain pans available to purchase.
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This tank purchased in Oklahoma does not have little legs, it sits on the floor.
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October 6, 2015
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im not sure what you consider base but you can always put drain pan under it
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The water heater doesn't come with a stand.
Comes with:
Inlet/outlet nipples
Draft hood
2x 2ft 3/4 inch foam pipe insulation
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It has short little legs on it so the tank does not sit directly on the floor.
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is this unit power vented

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No this is a standard atmospheric vented model.
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Not power vented
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On the natural gas connection, which type of sealant should I use on thread?

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So basically I am asking best way to seal the threads coming from the black iron pipe to the water heater itself. Best type of line between the two as well? Thanks
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Teflon tape or Pro-dope (it is a brush on pipe compound). Black iron pipe needs to go all the way to the heater. Do NOT use galvanized, plastic, copper etc.
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We have no recommendation for types of sealant. Follow the recommendations on the manufactures container or consult with a local plumber or plumbing supply house.
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You can use the yellow gas piping tape.
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April 1, 2016
Answer: 
Hello scotta,
Two good options are the #5 pipe thread sealant or the Yellow PTFE Tape. I've included links to both below. I hope this helps.
#5 Pipe Thread:
http://www.homedepot.com/p/RectorSeal-1-75-oz-5-Pipe-Thread-Sealant-25790/100144191
PTFE Tape:
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Oatey-1-2-in-x-260-in-Yellow-PTFE-Tape-31403D/202078116
Cheers,
Chris
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How do you know if your water heater need s to be replaced

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Just got a home inspection done....they said i needed to put new lines in the old lines causes corrsion
is this true? to me it looks like it needs to be replaced its a rheem 40 gallon gas
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First and foremost, it leaks. The other sign I look for is a limited amount of hot water or a slow recovery time after a shower.
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generally if its leaking water
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It's hard to say that your water heater needs to be replaced. I would have someone come out and take a look at your unit if you are experiencing problems with your water heater. It could be as simple as replacing a part.
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Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 562 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Superior Hot Water Heater I chose this model over the most expensive model because the warranty and quality is excellent and I didn't see $125 more value in the top model. I did replace the plastic drain faucet with a brass one. (I've had trouble with the plastic ones leaking and it's much easier to replace it when the tank is new plus it was only $7.00). The one thing that surprized me is that this tank is the same capacity as my original but over 6" taller and 1" wider than my original. The insulation and design is much better than my original. I really like the convenient lighting and control system. It too is superior to anything I've had in the past. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this unit. September 27, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Home Depot is the Greatest!!! I purchased a Rheem 40gal gas Water Heater. This was the top rated water heater based on many internet reviews(Home Depot carries the BEST products available). Installation was straight forward and very easy based on Home Depot's pro help. It was so nice to get the staff at Home Depot to get all the items needful for an easy, professional installation. The water heater has a factory warranty and what is so great is that I piked up locally and if there were any needs I had a friendly and courteous Home Depot just down the street that I could rely on. Thanks Home Depot for being a community store and providing the best prices locally. August 13, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Didn't fufill warranty I bought 4 top of the line waters heaters from Home Depot. The pilot light kept extinquishing on one of the water heaters. I called their support line, and to their credit they did send me a new valve free of charge. They told me to submit the receipt for the plumbers charge, which I did. I never heard back from them, and after following up a couple times I have given up. October 22, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great product , very easy to install. October 25, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rheem Performance Plus 40 Gal NG water heater The water heater went in easily and has worked flawlessly since install with nice consistency. September 27, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great water heater pretty simple to install if you are familiar with a little plumbing and safety procedures. September 29, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Home Depot Install Service The water heater works great! The issue I have is: The sales person told me about the Home Depot Installation and entered my information into a device he had. When I got hone I call the number and they quoted me $792 to install the $529 water heater. I felt this was an outrageous price! I contacted a local contractor who quoted me (????) per hour and it would be about 2 and half hours. They came out the next morning and replaced and installed it in 2 hours. If you write a product review follow the rules or Home Depot will reject it! September 6, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT! Huge disappointment! Easy install and took my time to insure no water leaks and gas line connect thoroughly. Looked really nice installed and that was about it! Family was excited once all hooked up and installed. Went to light pilot and nothing happened after following instructions several times. Took longer talking to the tech to tell me the thermostat wiring to the controller is bad and needs to be replaced. They are sending a tech out, but not till Monday! It is Saturday and have to go 2 more days with no hot water. A product right out of the box should work! How does a company send products out the door knowing they are defective? We had a Rheem previously that was a 6 year warranty and lasted 10 years before the tank rotted out. Never had any problems in all those years and decided to stick with this brand. Not to mention made in America. Read all the reviews and 90 percent were 5 star reviews saying great things. Of course I have to be part of the 10 percent that happened to buy a unit that does not work after install. Huge disappointment. April 9, 2016
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