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Rheem

Model # XG50T09HE40U0

Internet # 204698003

Store SKU # 1000035246

Store SO SKU # 1000395221

Performance Plus 50 Gal. Tall 9 Year 40,000 BTU High Efficiency Natural Gas Water Heater

$609.00 /each
  • 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.

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Product Overview

The Rheem Performance Plus 50 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 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.

  • California residents: due to requirements from air quality management districts in the state of California, please use the map below to confirm whether you live in an area that requires the purchase of ultra low NOx water heaters
  • 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
  • Natural gas water heater costs less to operate than electric models
  • Delivers 84 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
  • 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
  • Rated for installations up to 8,500 ft.
  • 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
  • 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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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.) 
21.50 
Product Height (in.) 
59.25 
Product Width (in.) 
21.50 
Tank Valve Size (in.) 
.75 
Water Connection Size (in.) 
.75 

Details

Application Type 
Residential 
Energy Factor 
0.62 
Finish Family 
Gray 
Fuel Type 
Gas 
Gas Type 
Natural Gas 
Indoor/Outdoor 
Indoor 
Maximum Temperature (F) 
160 
Minimum Temperature (F) 
45 
Product Weight (lb.) 
165 lb 
Recovery Rate at 90F Rise (gallons/hour) 
40.4 
Returnable 
90-Day 
Tank Capacity (gallons) 
50 
Water Connection Location 
Top 
Water Heater Features 
LoNox,Overheat Protection,Pilot Light Window,Pilot Reset Button,Self Cleaning,Temperature Pressure Relief Valve 
Water Heater Profile 
Tall 

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings 
CSA Certified,FVIR Certified 
ENERGY STAR Certified 
No 
Labor Warranty 
2 Year 
Part Warranty 
9 Year 

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does this water heater come with a pressure. relief valve installed?

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February 4, 2016
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Yes, In my case however, the pressure valve was defective. As soon as tank filled the valve started leaking water. Tried lowering water pressure and it did not make a difference. Ended up exchanging the valve from my outgoing water heater which worked great.
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Yes!
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October 24, 2015
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Yes, it comes with brass pressure valve installed
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October 20, 2015
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Yes it does. it is on the side of the unit.
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October 15, 2015
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Yes.
You will need to add the relief pipe to it per local code.
In my case, it's a copper pipe run to within a few inches of the floor.
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October 14, 2015
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Yes it does. I think they all have to by law. You just need to put on the "down spout".
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Does this unit need a 120V electrical outlet?

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November 3, 2015
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Nope.
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October 24, 2015
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No, this unit does not need any electrical outlet. However there are Gas Heaters which need electrical outlets: one with internet connected module and one with electrically operated dampener, but this model doesn't have either.
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It does not need Electrical outlet. It functions on Natural Gas only.
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October 7, 2015
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No, it does not require external power.
It does have electronics and an indicator light, but they appear to be powered by a battery.
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No electrical connection is needed. This unit uses a pilot light and is gas only.
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How do we stop wasting so much water while waiting for the hot to come in?

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To run a shower or bath, we have to run 2-3 gallons of water before it turn to hot.
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May 12, 2016
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The issue you are having is because of the distance from the water heater to the faucet. Short of redesigning your plumping there is not much you can do. Try insulating the pipes. Plan you water use at the same times. Or add a small hot water heater to the faucet that is taking so long.
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There are a couple of possibilities: 1) Your hot water level is set too low, 2) Your shower/tub is a long way away from the hot water heater. the water in the pipes has lost its heat, and has to be flushed out prior to the hot water from the tank reaching you. If this is the case, the water coming from the HWH also loses some of its heat while warming the pipes before reaching your faucet.
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You could put in a "local" water heater in your bathroom, but it'd take you years to recover the expense.
Simple things you can do:
-insulate the hotwater "up" pipe from your water heater
-if the hotwater pipe is accessible in any of the house, insulate it.
Don't increase your water temp. That costs more in energy, and you run the risk of scalding.
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You could put in a "local" water heater in your bathroom, but it'd take you years to recover the expense.
Simple things you can do:
-insulate the hotwater "up" pipe from your water heater
-if the hotwater pipe is accessible in any of the house, insulate it.
Don't increase your water temp. That costs more in energy, and you run the risk of scalding.
You may be out of luck if the shower is at the end of a long pipe run, and the pipe runs in a cold wall. Read Less
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The water line from your hot water heater to your faucet in the shower or bath is probably one end of the house to the other. In other words, you some distance between your hot water heater and your bath/shower. I have the same problem in my house.
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Are legs required for the unit? If not does the unit sit flat on the elevated platform?

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There aren't any legs with this unit but a drain pan is recommended.
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No legs required. I'm not sure what you mean by "sit flat on the elevated platform", but yes the unit sits flat on the ground. There is a vented area at the bottom that draws in oxygen for the unit during heating cycles.
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No legs.
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Check with your local building codes..
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Customer Reviews

Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 425 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great replacement water heater! Our gas water heater began leaking a week before Christmas. After looking at our options, I decided on the Rheem Performance Plus 50 Gallon 40,000 btu High Efficiency Natural Gas Water Heater. from the Home Depot. The features and quality were second to none and the ease of installation was a bonus. The electronic control at the base of the unit even provided the piezo spark lighter to ignite the pilot. It was a pleasure to get such a great product at reasonable pricing. I would highly recommend this unit to anyone needing to replace their current gas heater! I did the install myself and had my work checked by local utility. January 12, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Was defective had to wait a week for a replacement part. So we had no hot water for a week. The Igniter(?). The thing that lights the pilot didn't work. I was annoyed Home Depot didn't just replace it or at the minimum give us something off of it. We bought it the next day after ours broke and hired someone to install it only to find out it needed a new part. It works fine now after they sent someone on their end to fix it a week later. I know these things happen. I just think they could have handled it better. June 21, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Works well I have it near the lowest setting and still delivers plenty of warm water. The anode is placed at the rear, making it a bit more difficult to remove, but not impossible. July 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Glad I picked this water heater I went from a 40 gal to this 50 gal and it heats up quick after a shower and is ready for the next shower. I been using it for about 3 months now with no issues. June 27, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Quick and hot Easy to fire up. Delivers hot water quickly and efficiently. June 14, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by RHEEM water heater This is to anyone who is considering a RHEEM hot water heater.I just purchased the 50 gallon 40K BTU unit and I have had no luck getting it to ignite. I called the service number and they told me it was a faulty igniter. They gave me an option to have it over-nighted or look for it locally. I found the part locally but they told me to check the igniter out of casing first because they usually don't fail. Long story short it was not the igniter. Through a secondary check the RHEEM tech figured out it was the entire gas control box. I now have to wait for 2-3 business days for the entire assembly. I just paid $600 from HD, there is no option to return for an exchange and my family has no hot water for 4 days! I also have to do my own service work on a brand new RHEEM WATER HEATER. It just doesn't make sense. Let the buyer beware!! DO NOT PURCHASE RHEEM'S JUNK! June 2, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by 2 weeks and still not working right Purchased this system on 4/12/2016. Problems with pilot light assembly first then control module second. NO technical service support in Dallas/Ft Worth area, which means you the customer have to get a plumber to repair at your cost initially, and wait for reimbursement from Rheem. System worked for about 3-4 days and now its out again. No pilot light and no hot water after more than 2 weeks. Home Depot does not care about customer satisfaction as they push you over to Rheem. Rheem does not care much either. I am returing the system tomorrow 4/27 and buying from Lowes. Maybe I will get treated better there. April 26, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Great water heater Easy to install and to start. So far, no issues with it. May 31, 2016
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