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Commercial Marathon 85 Gal. Lifetime 4500/4500-Watt Non-Metallic Electric Tank Water Heater

  • Plastic tank wont rust; ideal in hard water applications
  • Lightweight tank is easy to maneuver and position
  • Same-day installation in most areas. Call 1-855-400-2552 by noon.
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Product Overview

The 85 Gal. Tall Marathon non-metallic electric water heater provides hot water with peace of mind. Plastic tank eliminates the need for anode rod and prevents smelly water. Rigid foam insulation covers the entire tank for maximum efficiency. Bowl-shaped tank bottom drains completely for easy service and sediment removal. Lower titanium heating element for superior resistance to lime buildup. Factory installed temperature and pressure relief valve offers added protection. Offers Lifetime tank and 6 year parts warranty for installation in Commercial buildings.
  • California residents
  • First hour rating of 91 GPH
  • Offers lifetime tank and 6 year parts warranty for installation in commercial buildings
  • Lower element is made of titanium steel for resistance to lime buildup
  • Bowl-shaped tank bottom drains completely for easy service and sediment removal
  • Plastic tank eliminates the need for an anode rod and prevents smelly water
  • Non-metallic tank and jacket resists corrosion
  • Factory-installed temperature-and-pressure relief valve enhances your safety and offers peace of mind
  • Thermally-fused upper element protects against dry firing
  • Tough molded polyethylene outer shell resists dents, scratches and salt air
  • Recessed brass drain valve is out of the way of brooms and scrubbers
  • Designed for easy replacement of your existing water heater
  • Water heater must be registered online within ninety (90) days of the installation date; lifetime warranties are only available to original occupied dwelling
  • Call 1-855-400-2552 before noon for same-day installation service in most areas, or visit our Water Heater Installation page for more information.
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Ratings
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Nominal Tank Capacity (gallons)75858080
Application TypeCommercialCommercialResidentialResidential
Product Height (in.)58.625 in70.2575 in75 in
Water Heater ProfileTallTallTallTall
Product Width (in.)28.25 in28.25 in24.25 in24.25 in
Water Heater FeaturesOverheat Protection,Temperature Pressure Relief ValveOverheat Protection,Temperature Pressure Relief ValveGlass-Lined Tank,Overheat Protection,Temperature Pressure Relief Valve,Vacation Mode,WiFiGlass-Lined Tank,Overheat Protection,Temperature Pressure Relief Valve,Vacation Mode,WiFi
Fuel TypeElectricElectricElectricElectric
Efficiency Level Super HighSuper High
Smart Home Smart Home EnabledSmart Home Enabled
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Specifications

Dimensions

Kilo Watt
4.5
Product Depth (in.)
28.25
Product Height (in.)
70.25
Product Width (in.)
28.25 in
Tank Valve Size (in.)
0.75
Water Connection Size (in.)
3/4

Details

Amperage (amps)
18
Application Type
Commercial
Commercial/Residential
Commercial
Electricity Phase
Single Phase
Finish Family
Gray
First Hour of Delivery (gallons/hr)
91.0
Fuel Type
Electric
Household Size
5+
Indoor/Outdoor
Indoor
Maximum Temperature (F)
181
Minimum Temperature (F)
90
Nominal Tank Capacity (gallons)
85
Number of Elements
2
Pack Size
1
Product Weight (lb.)
139
Recovery Rate at 100F Rise (gallons/hour)
18.2
Required Volt Connection
240 volt
Returnable
180-Day
Tank Lining Material
Glass
Tank Warranty
10 Year
Uniform Energy Factor
0
Water Heater Features
Overheat Protection,Temperature Pressure Relief Valve
Water Heater Profile
Tall
Wattage (watts)
4500

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
UL Listed
Labor Warranty
No Warranty
Part Warranty
1 Year

Questions & Answers

72Questions46Answers

Can you put this 85 gallon in your house, technically it's listed as commercial

Asked by Lee September 27, 2017
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Rheem, as well as other WH companies, often use this for their warranty. A commercial heater, installed on a residential setting will not necessarily have a warranty, as it isn't installed per manufacturer's instructions. Same thing goes, when you install a residential heater, in a business. Just keep that in mind, if you purchase this for the lifetime warranty. And especially the past year, Rheem has started following through with this. So, now you're warned.

Is a thermal expansion tank required with this water heater?

Asked by Quest113031 December 10, 2018
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An expansion tank is only needed when you are on public water and have a check valve at the water main. Otherwise if you are on a well, an expansion tank is not needed as an expansion tank allows for the expansion and contraction of the water as it heats up and cools down. on a well the pump tank will double as an expansion tank.

What BTU would this be equivalent to?

Asked by Jim May 15, 2018
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Each 4500 watt element is equivalent to 15,354.639 BTU/Hr on this water heater.

Should this be run off a 20 amp or 30 amp breaker. I noticed the specs it listed 18 amps.

Asked by Builderbob August 24, 2017
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30 amp. I believe you should only use 80% so 30 amps X 80% is 24 amps. 20 wouldn't be enough.

Is this water heater compatible with a Jacuzzi walk in tub?

Asked by Lulu February 7, 2018
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yes, it would be compatible with a Jacuzzi, However, i'm not sure of the capacity of the tub in question. so i would verify that this unit would meet your needs as far as gallons needed to fill the tub.

titanium upper and lower elements?

Asked by sarayale February 8, 2016
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From the Rheem website for the MHD models. "Titanium upper and lower elements for superior resistance to lime build-up" rheem.com/product/commercial-electric-water-heaters-marathon-heavy-duty

What is the energy rating for this water heater?

Asked by Steve January 3, 2018
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It does not have a lifetime warranty only 5 Years tank and 1 otherwise.

IS THE WATER HEATER ADJUSTABLE

Asked by brezzly September 15, 2015
4
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Yes. Two simple dials for each element (top and bottom).

can I use shark bite kits on this install

Asked by andy January 18, 2019
4
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Yes. I used shark bite on my install.

What is the diameter of this water heater?

Asked by Wayne August 5, 2018
3
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27.75"

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Practically brand new and it's leaking
After installing the 50 gallon unit at one home and having no issues I got the 85 gallon water heater for my other home. Shortly after it was installed it started leaking. There is no water collecting around the top of the heater near the cold water inlet/hot water outlet and there is no water around the pressure relief valve or the drain valve BUT there is water collecting below the unit.
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Used it to replace our original 80 gallon heater. Plumber installed, works great.
Used it to replace our original 80 gallon heater. Plumber installed, works great.
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Old heater was on the outs so we looked at all kinds of replacement models. Decided on the Rheem ...
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Old heater was on the outs so we looked at all kinds of replacement models. Decided on the Rheem Commercial series. The reviews were not bad on Home Depot but other sites were less than stellar. The bad reviews seem to coincide with earlier versions. We purchased online and picked it up at the store. Store helped with loading and we lugged it home. Word to the wise this thing is huge, so pay close attention to the dimensions if your replacement is smaller ours was 65 gallon. I installed it myself and this thing is working awesome. My girls are not complaining about running out of hot water anymore and the recovery time on this sucker is quick versus my 15 year old previous heater. Time will tell but so far we are happy with this heater. Do not forget to register your warranty you do get the lifetime if left unregistered.
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I have all the hot water I need when I need it.
I have all the hot water I need when I need it.
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Just installed, had hot water in a couple of hours. Looks like a well made unit, time will tell. ...
Just installed, had hot water in a couple of hours. Looks like a well made unit, time will tell. The vacuum valve was stuck open/leaked and had to be replaced.
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I only have it in service for a few weeks and all I can say at that point is "so far so good". Co...
I only have it in service for a few weeks and all I can say at that point is "so far so good". Considering how fast it is delivering hot water to my shower it well exceed my expectations. And the installation was very easy.
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REGISTER YOUR HEATER ASAP and read the fine print on the "warranty." This water heater was fanta...
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REGISTER YOUR HEATER ASAP and read the fine print on the "warranty." This water heater was fantastic for 4+ years. We are a family of 8 and never ran out of hot water. Then, on a Friday evening the faithful water heater water started to leak. Rheem's customer service hours are Monday - Friday, 9-5. So we went the weekend with no hot water. Made contact with Rheem Monday morning. After many phone calls back and forth between Rheem, then Home Depot, we were informed that we would get back what we paid for it, but that we had to pay out the extra $600+ for the current price. That was a low blow. So much for "Lifetime Warranty." THEN... we ordered our new hot water heater. The website said it would be delivered in 7-10 days. It took Home Depot 11 days to deliver it to store. We were with out hot water for 14 days. Another blow was that we were told we would get a cash refund for our defective heater (so we could immediately apply it to the purchase of our replacement), but when we brought it back and went through return process they were not able to give us a cash refund. Instead they said "we will mail you a check in the next 21 days." Its been 11 days so far and no check. We are floating that $1200+ dollars. Home Depot gets 1 star for how helpful they were in this whole process. (Emily and Paula at customer service in our local store were very nice and helpful.)
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Installed this product yesterday, and within hours of filling the water heater it started leaking...
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Installed this product yesterday, and within hours of filling the water heater it started leaking from around the electric junction box. The warranty only covers the heater and shipping - so adding insult to injury I am responsible for disposal.
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If you like a basically endless supply of hot water for your family and can’t go to tankless this...
If you like a basically endless supply of hot water for your family and can’t go to tankless this the best option out there. It’s a Super insulated bottle with 2 top of the line heating elements. The unit has a 98 efficiency rating. Rheem has winner with this product
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Large unit compare to 40 gallon take. It fit through a door way. Works very well. Had to turn d...
Large unit compare to 40 gallon take. It fit through a door way. Works very well. Had to turn down the water temp due to being to hot. But it's an easy process.
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