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Model # XG50S06EC40U1

Store SKU #1001300196

Store SO SKU #1001231044

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Performance 50 Gal. Short 6 Year 40,000 BTU Natural Gas Tank Water Heater

  • Provides ample hot water for households with 3-5 people
  • CA, UT Residents – see disclaimer below before purchasing
  • Same-day installation in most areas. Call 1-855-400-2552 by noon.
$ 564 85
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Product Overview

  • Provides ample hot water for households with 3-5 people
  • CA, UT Residents – see disclaimer below before purchasing
  • Same-day installation in most areas. Call 1-855-400-2552 by noon.
The Rheem Performance 50 Gal. Natural Gas Short Water Heater comes with a 40,000 BTU/hour environmentally friendly Low NOx burner that provides ample hot water for households with 3 to 5 people. A piezo ignition system enables safe and easy startup. 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.
  • 50 Gallon tank provides ample hot water for households with 3 to 5 people
  • Natural gas water heater costs less to operate than electric models
  • Delivers 86 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
  • 0.64 uniform energy factor indicates an energy efficient water heater
  • Maintenance free - no filter to clean or replace
  • Piezo ignition system for no match lighting
  • Rated for installations up to 5,999 ft.
  • 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



  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs
  • California residents see Prop 65 WARNINGS

Product Overview

  • Provides ample hot water for households with 3-5 people
  • CA, UT Residents – see disclaimer below before purchasing
  • Same-day installation in most areas. Call 1-855-400-2552 by noon.
Model #: XG50S06EC40U1
Sku #: 1001300196
Internet #: 205811178

The Rheem Performance 50 Gal. Natural Gas Short Water Heater comes with a 40,000 BTU/hour environmentally friendly Low NOx burner that provides ample hot water for households with 3 to 5 people. A piezo ignition system enables safe and easy startup. 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.
  • 50 Gallon tank provides ample hot water for households with 3 to 5 people
  • Natural gas water heater costs less to operate than electric models
  • Delivers 86 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
  • 0.64 uniform energy factor indicates an energy efficient water heater
  • Maintenance free - no filter to clean or replace
  • Piezo ignition system for no match lighting
  • Rated for installations up to 5,999 ft.
  • 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



  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs
  • California residents see Prop 65 WARNINGS

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Key Features

Product Overview
Key Features
  • Provides ample hot water for households with 3-5 people
  • CA, UT Residents – see disclaimer below before purchasing
  • Same-day installation in most areas. Call 1-855-400-2552 by noon.
The Rheem Performance 50 Gal. Natural Gas Short Water Heater comes with a 40,000 BTU/hour environmentally friendly Low NOx burner that provides ample hot water for households with 3 to 5 people. A piezo ignition system enables safe and easy startup. 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.
  • 50 Gallon tank provides ample hot water for households with 3 to 5 people
  • Natural gas water heater costs less to operate than electric models
  • Delivers 86 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
  • 0.64 uniform energy factor indicates an energy efficient water heater
  • Maintenance free - no filter to clean or replace
  • Piezo ignition system for no match lighting
  • Rated for installations up to 5,999 ft.
  • 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



  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs
  • California residents see Prop 65 WARNINGS

Product Overview

  • Provides ample hot water for households with 3-5 people
  • CA, UT Residents – see disclaimer below before purchasing
  • Same-day installation in most areas. Call 1-855-400-2552 by noon.
Model #: XG50S06EC40U1
Sku #: 1001300196
Internet #: 205811178

The Rheem Performance 50 Gal. Natural Gas Short Water Heater comes with a 40,000 BTU/hour environmentally friendly Low NOx burner that provides ample hot water for households with 3 to 5 people. A piezo ignition system enables safe and easy startup. 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.
  • 50 Gallon tank provides ample hot water for households with 3 to 5 people
  • Natural gas water heater costs less to operate than electric models
  • Delivers 86 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
  • 0.64 uniform energy factor indicates an energy efficient water heater
  • Maintenance free - no filter to clean or replace
  • Piezo ignition system for no match lighting
  • Rated for installations up to 5,999 ft.
  • 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



  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs
  • California residents see Prop 65 WARNINGS

Info & Guides

You will need Adobe® Acrobat® Reader to view PDF documents. Download a free copy from the Adobe Web site.

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Price
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Ratings (731) (731) (61) (192)
Water Heater Features LoNox,Overheat Protection,Pilot Light Window,Pilot Reset Button,Temperature Pressure Relief Valve Overheat Protection,Pilot Light Window,Pilot Reset Button,Temperature Pressure Relief Valve Overheat Protection,Pilot Light Window,Pilot Reset Button,Temperature Pressure Relief Valve Overheat Protection,Pilot Light Window,Pilot Reset Button,Self Cleaning,Temperature Pressure Relief Valve,Ultra LoNox
Gas Type Natural Gas Natural Gas Natural Gas Natural Gas
Water Heater Profile Tall Tall Short Tall
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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
23.75
Product Height (in.)
51
Product Width (in.)
23.75
Tank Valve Size (in.)
.75
Water Connection Size (in.)
.75

Details

Application Type
Residential
Finish Family
Gray
Fuel Type
Gas
Gas Type
Natural Gas
Indoor/Outdoor
Indoor
Maximum Temperature (F)
160
Minimum Temperature (F)
45
Nominal Tank Capacity (gallons)
50
Product Weight (lb.)
186lb
Rated Tank Capacity (gallons)
48
Recovery Rate at 90F Rise (gallons/hour)
40.4
Returnable
90-Day
Tank Lining Material
Glass
Tank Warranty
6 Year
Uniform Energy Factor
0.64
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

Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
23.75
Product Height (in.)
51
Product Width (in.)
23.75
Tank Valve Size (in.)
.75
Water Connection Size (in.)
.75

Details

Application Type
Residential
Finish Family
Gray
Fuel Type
Gas
Gas Type
Natural Gas
Indoor/Outdoor
Indoor
Maximum Temperature (F)
160
Minimum Temperature (F)
45
Nominal Tank Capacity (gallons)
50
Product Weight (lb.)
186lb
Rated Tank Capacity (gallons)
48
Recovery Rate at 90F Rise (gallons/hour)
40.4
Returnable
90-Day
Tank Lining Material
Glass
Tank Warranty
6 Year
Uniform Energy Factor
0.64
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

Questions & Answers

what is the approximate annual energy cost for this water heater?

what is the approximate annual energy cost for this water heater?
Asked by: hadi
The approximate annual energy cost for this heater is $288.
Answered by: Rheem
Date published: 2019-01-25

How big is the exhaust pipe for this unit?

Asked by: Mark
3 inches
Answered by: Tim
Date published: 2019-01-25

Can you vent with PVC?

Asked by: Curiousshopper
No
Answered by: Camtam
Date published: 2019-05-28

What is the height of the gas valve threaded inlet?

Trying to see if Inwill need to donadditional work on mybgasnline?
Asked by: Shawn
I suggest you get a tape measure and go measure it for yourself.
Answered by: jackrabbit
Date published: 2019-02-26
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Customer Reviews

Rheem Performance 50 Gal. Short 6 Year 40,000 BTU Natural Gas Tank Water Heater is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 61.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Installation is straightforward. Light up went well... Installation is straightforward. Light up went well
Date published: 2019-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Install was easy and it worked right out of the box as expected. So far so good. My full install ... Install was easy and it worked right out of the box as expected. So far so good. My full install experience below. 1) I found the packaging to be very good. Strong crush prooof cardboard on the corners and use of the packaged foam pipe insulation on the two front corners for extra protection on the control side. I know others complained about dents. Not the case for me. 2) A note for DIY'ers. This was a replacement, I had to choose the short unit so the existing vent still maintained the 1/4" per ft slope required by code here in MA. My older heater was 48" the new short was 51". Was just able to re-use the existing vent to code. So keep that in mind if you want to minimize the replacement work. 3) Local stores only had the short in 6yr warranty not 12. 12 is $100 more. By adding the depot $69 protection plan I got another 5 years plus labor. Not a bad deal 4) It took almost 10 tries of pushing the igniter before the pilot lit. As my plumber noted, it took some time to purge air in the gas line. So keep trying -it eventually purges and fires up.
Date published: 2016-12-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from GET YOUR INSTALLATION QUOTE IN WRITING!! I have only had this water heater a couple weeks and it seems to be working fine. The first one they brought had a huge dent near the top rim, so I refused that one and they brought a good one. Don't accept this kind of thing from Home Depot, even if it is a hassle to wait for a good one. I rated it lower because of the installation company that Home Depot uses. I ended up paying $600 more for installation than their quote. Yes, $600. GET YOUR QUOTE IN WRITING!!!
Date published: 2015-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This heater was only slightly larger in physical size than my State 50 gal short water heater but... This heater was only slightly larger in physical size than my State 50 gal short water heater but, all in all, appears to be more rigid and rugged. Surprisingly the cost was very reasonable, and even less than other name brands of the same size/capacity. Instructions were clear and unit was easily installed. The temperature settings are easily set and maintain the heat very well to the settings, more so than the State unit. The flashing status light is a plus, especially since there is no external electrical input.
Date published: 2018-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Had no problems with installation, it replaced a Westinghouse that... Had no problems with installation, it replaced a Westinghouse that had a 9 year warranty that lasted for 16 years, I can only hope that Rheem last as well as the Westinghouse. While replacing the hot water heater I noticed some damage to the flue pipe so I bought all new flue pipe from Home Depot and replaced it all at the same time. From start to finish replacing everything took me 2-1/2 hours. The longest part was waiting for the old hot water heater to drain, so it could easily be removed. You can order the same heater in tall or short which allows you to replace it with what works best for your situation. Lit very easy and I had hot water in 45 minutes.
Date published: 2018-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New heater I bought and installed this water heater. I like the pilot less ignition heats Much better than the unit it replaced.
Date published: 2016-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 5 Star Review Rating provided by a verified purchaser
Date published: 2019-07-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 4 Star Review Rating provided by a verified purchaser
Date published: 2019-04-24
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