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Performance 40 Gal. Short 6 Year 34,000 BTU Natural Gas Tank Water Heater

$56900
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  • Maintenance Free burner system – no filter to clean
  • CA, UT Residents – see disclaimer below before purchasing
  • Provides ample hot water for households with 2-4 people
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Product Overview

The Rheem Performance 40 Gal. Natural Gas Short Water Heater comes with a 34,000 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. 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 & Utah Residents (Utah Effective 7/1/18): 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 maps 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 Gallon tank provides ample hot water for households with 2 to 4 people
  • Natural gas water heater costs less to operate than electric models
  • Delivers 64 Gallons of hot water in the first hour
  • 6 year limited warranty on tank and parts for your convenience
  • 1-year in home labor warranty for peace of mind
  • Maintenance free - no filter to clean or replace
  • Push button ignition system simplifies the startup process
  • Rated for installations up to 5,999 ft.
  • Short tank profile fits in a variety of indoor spaces
  • 0.58 uniform energy factor indicates an energy efficient 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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BrandRheemRheemRheemRheem
NamePerformance 40 Gal. Tall 6-Year 36,000 BTU Natural Gas Tank Water HeaterPerformance 40 Gal. Short 6 Year 34,000 BTU Natural Gas Tank Water HeaterPerformance 30 Gal. Short 6 Year 30,000 BTU Natural Gas Tank Water HeaterPerformance 40 Gal. Tall 6 Year 40,000 BTU Natural Gas Power Vent Tank Water Heater
Price
$53900
$56900
$60900
$118900
Ratings
(8757)
(1454)
(1265)
(1304)
Nominal Tank Capacity (gallons)40403040 gal
Vent TypeAtmosphericAtmosphericAtmosphericPower Vent
Application TypeResidentialResidentialResidentialResidential
Water Heater ProfileTallShortShortTall
Gas TypeNatural GasNatural GasNatural GasNatural Gas
Product Height (in.)58.549.2546.2559 in
Efficiency LevelHighHighHighHigh
BTU Rating36,00034,00030,00040,000
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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
21
Product Height (in.)
49.25
Product Width (in.)
21
Tank Valve Size (in.)
.75
Water Connection Size (in.)
.75

Details

Application Type
Residential
BTU Rating
34,000
Commercial/Residential
Residential
Efficiency Level
High
Finish Family
Gray
Fuel Type
Gas
Gas Type
Natural Gas
Household Size
2-4
Indoor/Outdoor
Indoor
Maximum Temperature (F)
160
Minimum Temperature (F)
45
Nominal Tank Capacity (gallons)
40
Pack Size
1
Product Weight (lb.)
120
Rated Tank Capacity (gallons)
38
Recovery Rate at 90F Rise (gallons/hour)
34.3
Returnable
90-Day
Tank Lining Material
Glass
Tank Warranty
6 Year
Uniform Energy Factor
0.58
Vent Type
Atmospheric
Water Heater Features
Overheat Protection,Pilot Light Window,Pilot Reset Button,Temperature Pressure Relief Valve
Water Heater Profile
Short
Wattage (watts)
0

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
CSA Certified,FVIR Certified
Labor Warranty
1 Year
Part Warranty
6 Year

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  • 4.4
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This water heater is great so far, my only issue is the temp. , I have it set to "hot" but the water temp. is actually 131' at the faucet. that seems a bit to hot but I can not adjust it any lower. is this a normal temp reading for hot? Do the rest of you guys out there that own one have this issue? I would hate to set this thing on a-b-or c. That I sure would melt my skin off....other than that seems great
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    I bought 3 of these to replace 1 of my...
    I bought 3 of these to replace 1 of my AO Smith gas water heater leaked after 6 years usage. I decided to give Rheem Performance 40 gal a try since the AO Smith failed. My two other GE water heaters were still going strong but I decided to not chance another flooded basement and HD was offering a bulk discount for buying 3 at once. The color looks good compared to the white AO Smith & GEs I replaced. I was upset to find out 2 of the 3 Rheem did not come with the white Self-diagnostic electronic gas control with the LED status indicator like the first photo on the HD website. It now comes with the gray basic push button control like the second photo. If I had known there were 2 versions, I would have made sure to choose the white control version like the image.
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    Response from RheemDec 15, 2020
    Hi,

    Thank you for choosing Rheem for your home and we apologize for any inconvenience this has caused. Rheem is committed to providing hot water for our customers during this time and has faced a few challenges with parts supply. To make sure we continue to provide hot, water you may notice a different part. Please call Technical Support at 866-279-4566 between the hours of 7 A.M. and 7 P.M. CST and one of our experienced analysts will be happy to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

    Jennifer rheem
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    Easy installation and what a solid piece of equipment. This appliance heats the water almost inst...
    Easy installation and what a solid piece of equipment. This appliance heats the water almost instantaneously. Easy starting too.
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    2 people found this helpful
    Installation was easy enough, had to adjust for height difference. The new unit slightly taller t...
    Installation was easy enough, had to adjust for height difference. The new unit slightly taller than the old one. Performance is fabulous, so far so good, absolutely no issues with our gas unit. Quite pleased with Home Depot's curbside service, and appreciate the loading assistance. Very pleased overall, 4 stars for now but could probably deserve a 5!
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    The product worked well to replace my 25 year old previous water heater. The heights were similar...
    The product worked well to replace my 25 year old previous water heater. The heights were similar which made the change easy since most connections (gas & exhaust) were close to the original locations. Once the plumbing was done, getting it started was simple. Only been in use for about 3 weeks, but so far it's been a good purchase.
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    Easy to install. It's running as expected for a month now.
    Easy to install. It's running as expected for a month now.
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    This special order unit was built in Mexico a day after I placed the order and paid. The reason w...
    This special order unit was built in Mexico a day after I placed the order and paid. The reason why I special ordered this unit was to NOT have to re-plumb the expansion tank and valve directly above the old tank. (new one is a few inches shorter and wider) The new unit's intake was vented directly through the perforated sides instead of close to the bottom. This meant that I couldn't use the old support stand or pan, as the stand was a 'hugging' type that fit snugly around the old pan. Even though the special order took more than 5 weeks to arrive in store, extensive planning made for a very smooth replacement experience that only took a couple of hours. The water heater is working great for just over a month now. MY expectations were met and my only complaint is that the main large sticker at the top of the unit is peeling off.
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    Great water heater
    It’s been a week and this heater has about a 25 minute recovery time after running hot water for 25 minutes. I’m satisfied for it being the 6 year tank. The paint and the insulation on this tank very nice . They kept the dimensions almost the same as the Rheem from 10 years ago which I replaced and was 10 years old and still worked . This is Cleveland area hard water if your tank is 10 years old time to replace .Instructions was great too for operating .
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      While there were some issues as follows, overall I am very impressed. I was skeptical of the ...
      While there were some issues as follows, overall I am very impressed. I was skeptical of the new back check valves and they were a bit of a pain to get the connections to seal to. Its a bit fatter than the old short one, I knew taller and had the room, so a bit more crowded but ok. Interesting to me was that I shut it down over night to monitor next day and it had held the heat while the old one (20 years) would not. I think I can leave it on one setting dial wise and get good hot water as needed. I would not be surprised if its the info is true and it saves a fair amount of money was the Hot Water heater is a constant month in month out cost summer or winter.
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        Rating provided by a verified purchaser
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        Response from RheemApr 8, 2020
        Thank you for choosing Rheem for you water heating needs and for taking time to review this product. We are happy to see you are enjoying your new Rheem Water Heater!


        Thank you,
        Jennifer rheem
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        I have had my new Rheem water heater for a month now and it is fantastic. Good clean hot water, ...
        I have had my new Rheem water heater for a month now and it is fantastic. Good clean hot water, very quite and a short turn around time for reheating. This is a good solid product and the installation person was fantastic.
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        Looks durable. My friend who is also helped me with his plumbing skills, thinks it's a good unit...
        Looks durable. My friend who is also helped me with his plumbing skills, thinks it's a good unit. HomeDepot is very easy to deal with. 5 extra years of warranty for $12 / year is a steal.
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        STAY AWAY I had a plumber come install the day I bought it. One of the fittings I bought from hom...
        STAY AWAY I had a plumber come install the day I bought it. One of the fittings I bought from home depot was leaking so the plumber had to come back the next day (charged me for his time). The heater worked great for 5 days unit it stopped working. I reset it and worked fine. The next day water was all over my basement as it was coming out of the element. I called rheem and they said they will send over a tech to fix it. Got an email offering me to find someone and they will redeem me $125. Called around nobody will do it for that price. Now I got to pay a plumber to come disconnect. Going to return it. now I have to pay to get it installed again. So basically I am out hundreds of dollars and hours of my time for the install and I have no hot water. Will never buy rheem product again
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        Response from RheemNov 13, 2019
        Hi Nondas,

        We apologize for the inconvenience and a member of our team will be reaching out to you to the email address you have provided to follow-up.


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          We are pleased with unit.
          We are pleased with unit.
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          Very nice
          Very nice
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          My fiance and I installed ourselves, took about 3 hours (we aren't professionals, DIY learners) f...
          My fiance and I installed ourselves, took about 3 hours (we aren't professionals, DIY learners) from draining old tank to completion of new. Using Sharkbite connectors from old copper tubing made it quite easy. Followed the clear and concise instructions on the outside of Rheem box, tank went it like a champ. Only been two weeks, but GREAT RESULTS so far. A great decision in our opinion.
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          6 people found this helpful
          Repairman had good things to say about using the unit and being able to connect fittings easily.
          Repairman had good things to say about using the unit and being able to connect fittings easily.
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          This is an option for rental properties, as I have many. Quality name with a reasonable warranty ...
          This is an option for rental properties, as I have many. Quality name with a reasonable warranty to back it up. I will use these time and time again.
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          1 person found this helpful
          Easily installed within 2hours,I set it on low setting and water is still scorching HOT! Absolute...
          Easily installed within 2hours,I set it on low setting and water is still scorching HOT! Absolutely LOVE IT!!!
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          Product is very quiet and I have longer lasting hot water. I love this water heater
          Product is very quiet and I have longer lasting hot water. I love this water heater
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          very good performance and quiet.
          very good performance and quiet.
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          Well, I bought this based on need, cost and reviews. Never having installed a water heater before...
          Well, I bought this based on need, cost and reviews. Never having installed a water heater before. It took me a few hours but I pulled it off with a few glitches in the process. It started up pretty easy after reading the instructions on how to start. My only gripe and reason for 4 stars is like several others have mentioned. The unit was packaged damaged. I inspected the box before purchasing to verify any external damage and this one was clean. However, when I opened it. (See Photo) it had a pretty good amount of damage. After doing my best to verify that it was cosmetic. I decided to keep it. Reason being, this is my rental unit and my tenant needed hot water. Not to mention, i had to cut it out of the box and it specifically said NOT to return to the store. You have to go through the manufacture. I did not want to have have to spend another $450 to buy another one while making another trip to HD and wait for reimbursement. There are quite a few reviews on this type of damage. This company REALLY needs to focus on their handling of the product before packaging. Their employees are careless and it will hurt them down the road.
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            The hot water tank was easy to install and performs as expected.
            The hot water tank was easy to install and performs as expected.
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            I have only had the water heater for a few days but so far so good. No problem yet and the water ...
            I have only had the water heater for a few days but so far so good. No problem yet and the water is nice and hot. I'm pleased thus far and hope that it will bring many years of great service. The water heater I replaced was a Rheem water heater as well.
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            DIY Rheem Install
            Some planning and measurements made installing the new natural gas water heater a breeze. The instructions were pretty straight forward, it took me about 4 hours to install the unit by myself.
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              Very happy with my purchase and Rheem customer service. The water heater performance is much bett...
              Very happy with my purchase and Rheem customer service. The water heater performance is much better than the one it replaced. Only regret is that I waited so long to replace my old tank.
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              When I got it home I returned due to wrong size so I retuned it and tall in Bri g it home and plu...
              When I got it home I returned due to wrong size so I retuned it and tall in Bri g it home and plumbered installed it the water heater had DENT on the lower side of the water heater Mad and frustrated I told him to put in and not going to deal with Home Depot anymore so I hope with this product review dad Home Depot can make it right contact me if you can thank you very much
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              I had a 23 year-old Kenmore heater that reached its end of life. Also 30 gallons, new Rheem Wic...
              I had a 23 year-old Kenmore heater that reached its end of life. Also 30 gallons, new Rheem Wicked easy install, seems the industry keeps similar footprints for all fittings. Installed really quickly aside from one stubborn sweat joint. I have heard negative things about the Honeywell thermostat, but after a month so far so good! Energy Guide says I'll save a few bucks as compared to the old one too! The annoying thing is the flashing status light, it flashes like once every 2 seconds. I should also say that when showering if I shut the flow and re-open there is much more of a balanced temperature, whereas the old heater would deliver almost scalding water.
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              Follow the installation instructions and proper piping connection. I did it for one day. Very qui...
              Follow the installation instructions and proper piping connection. I did it for one day. Very quiet and supply all the hot water for our two family house. Only one thing is the bottom section , near left door grommet was bent about 2 inches.
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                So far, so great! We have had Rheem products installed before, years ago. The furnace first, then...
                So far, so great! We have had Rheem products installed before, years ago. The furnace first, then and A/C unit. Both worked flawlessly to date. I trust the hot water heater will, too.
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