Model # XG50T06EC38U0

Internet #204298978

Store SKU #1000034919

Rheem Performance 50 Gal. Tall 6 Year 38,000 BTU Natural Gas Water Heater
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Rheem

Performance 50 Gal. Tall 6 Year 38,000 BTU Natural Gas Water Heater

  • 50 gallon tank provides ample water for 3-5 people.
  • A natural gas heater costing less to use than electric models.
  • Same-day installation in most areas. Call 1-855-400-2552 by noon.
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Product Overview

  • 50 gallon tank provides ample water for 3-5 people.
  • A natural gas heater costing less to use than electric models.
  • Same-day installation in most areas. Call 1-855-400-2552 by noon.
The Rheem Performance 50 Gal. Natural Gas Tall Water Heater comes with a 38,000 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.
  • 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
  • 50 Gal. tank provides ample hot water for households with 3 to 5 people
  • Natural gas water heater costs less to operate than electric models
  • Delivers 82 Gal. 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
  • Meets or exceeds NAECA requirements
  • Maintenance free - no filter to clean or replace
  • Push button ignition system simplifies the startup process
  • Self-diagnostic gas valve monitors system performance
  • Rated for installations up to 10,200 ft.
  • Narrow tank profile fits in a variety of indoor spaces
  • Energy factor 0.58
  • 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."
  • California Residents - See if your county requires water heaters that meet Air Quality Management District Ultra Low NOx (ULN) requirements:

    Ultra Low Nox Requirements

  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs

Product Overview

  • 50 gallon tank provides ample water for 3-5 people.
  • A natural gas heater costing less to use than electric models.
  • Same-day installation in most areas. Call 1-855-400-2552 by noon.
Model #: XG50T06EC38U0
Sku #: 1000034919
Internet #: 204298978

The Rheem Performance 50 Gal. Natural Gas Tall Water Heater comes with a 38,000 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.

  • 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
  • 50 Gal. tank provides ample hot water for households with 3 to 5 people
  • Natural gas water heater costs less to operate than electric models
  • Delivers 82 Gal. 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
  • Meets or exceeds NAECA requirements
  • Maintenance free - no filter to clean or replace
  • Push button ignition system simplifies the startup process
  • Self-diagnostic gas valve monitors system performance
  • Rated for installations up to 10,200 ft.
  • Narrow tank profile fits in a variety of indoor spaces
  • Energy factor 0.58
  • 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."
  • California Residents - See if your county requires water heaters that meet Air Quality Management District Ultra Low NOx (ULN) requirements:

    Ultra Low Nox Requirements

  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs

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Name Performance 40 Gal. Tall 6 Year 36,000 BTU Natural Gas Water Heater Performance 50 Gal. Tall 6 Year 40,000 BTU High Efficiency Natural Gas Water Heater Performance 50 Gal. Tall 6 Year 36,000 BTU Natural Gas Direct Vent Water Heater Performance 50 Gal. Tall 6 Year 38,000 BTU Natural Gas Water Heater
Brand Rheem Rheem Rheem Rheem
Ratings (525) (217) (10) (558)
Water Heater Features LoNox,Overheat Protection,Pilot Light Window,Pilot Reset Button,Temperature Pressure Relief Valve LoNox,Overheat Protection,Pilot Light Window,Pilot Reset Button,Temperature Pressure Relief Valve LoNox,Overheat Protection,Pilot Light Window,Pilot Reset Button,Temperature Pressure Relief Valve LoNox,Overheat Protection,Pilot Light Window,Pilot Reset Button,Temperature Pressure Relief Valve
Gas Type Natural Gas Natural Gas Natural Gas Natural Gas
Tank Capacity (gallons) 50
Water Heater Profile Tall Tall Tall Tall
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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
20.25
Product Height (in.)
58.25
Product Width (in.)
20.25
Tank Valve Size (in.)
.75
Vent diameter (in.)
3
Water Connection Size (in.)
.75

Details

Application Type
Residential
Energy Factor
0.58
Finish Family
Gray
Fuel Type
Gas
Gas Connection Size
.50
Gas Type
Natural Gas
Indoor/Outdoor
Indoor
Maximum Temperature (F)
160
Minimum Temperature (F)
45
Nominal Tank Capacity (gallons)
50
Product Weight (lb.)
130lb
Recovery Rate at 90F Rise (gallons/hour)
38.4
Returnable
90-Day
Tank Capacity (gallons)
50
Total BTU
38000 Btu
Vent Type
Single Wall
Water Connection Location
Top
Water Heater Features
LoNox,Overheat Protection,Pilot Light Window,Pilot Reset Button,Temperature Pressure Relief Valve
Water Heater Profile
Tall

Warranty / Certifications

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

Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
20.25
Product Height (in.)
58.25
Product Width (in.)
20.25
Tank Valve Size (in.)
.75
Vent diameter (in.)
3
Water Connection Size (in.)
.75

Details

Application Type
Residential
Energy Factor
0.58
Finish Family
Gray
Fuel Type
Gas
Gas Connection Size
.50
Gas Type
Natural Gas
Indoor/Outdoor
Indoor
Maximum Temperature (F)
160
Minimum Temperature (F)
45
Nominal Tank Capacity (gallons)
50
Product Weight (lb.)
130lb
Recovery Rate at 90F Rise (gallons/hour)
38.4
Returnable
90-Day
Tank Capacity (gallons)
50
Total BTU
38000 Btu
Vent Type
Single Wall
Water Connection Location
Top
Water Heater Features
LoNox,Overheat Protection,Pilot Light Window,Pilot Reset Button,Temperature Pressure Relief Valve
Water Heater Profile
Tall

Warranty / Certifications

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

Questions & Answers

How to vent

Asked by: Russell
Very easy. Turn off the water supply valve to the tank. Connect a common garden hose to the spigot on the side of the tank (near the bottom and near the white electronic control unit. Open any of your faucets in the house to let air in during the draining process. Turn the plastic spigot know counter clockwise about 1 revolution. You will hear the water draining.
Answered by: Superlenny
Date published: 2017-06-10

6 month old heater makes popping noise when burner is firing

Asked by: Schwindt27
I have noticed this and it doesn't seem to be excessive or a hazard. I suspect that the heat from the flame is causing the metal parts to expand slightly, but enough that they are flexing some of the fasteners that hold them together. If this is the case, it would be normal operation, I think.
Answered by: Superlenny
Date published: 2017-06-10

Red light is blinking on dial what does that mean?

Asked by: nuzzy
If it is blinking just once every 5 seconds, or so, this is normal. If it blinks several times in series within 5 seconds, then there is a problem with the electronic control valve. I just replaced mine. See my comment from June 10 2017.
Answered by: Superlenny
Date published: 2017-06-10

Item not sold in my store

Hello, it says this item is not sold in my store? Why can i not order it online and Have it ship-to-store?
Asked by: rygunner
Rygunner, thank you for your recent inquiry with The Home Depot. This item is only sold in stores. Your local Home Depot store will be able to check area stores for availability. We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you in the future. Thank you for shopping Home Depot.
Answered by: THDSupport
Date published: 2016-05-18
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Customer Reviews

Performance 50 Gal. Tall 6 Year 38,000 BTU Natural Gas Water Heater is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 558.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very pleased with the transaction, and the thing just keeps on trucking. Had AO and other product... Very pleased with the transaction, and the thing just keeps on trucking. Had AO and other products in the past that just didnt seem to last or had bad ratings. Id say with a fairly efficient shower head, I am able to run a pretty hot shower for about 40 mins. What more could you want!? Easy Install for DIY Good Quality Been running for 2 years strong zero issues. Quiet No Fumes/Exhaust that I can sense Easy to light (havent relit since install) Tips: Grab new flex lines. Its a good idea to replace them, cheap insurance. They have some steel braided ones and even some PEX hookups that are worth the added cost.
Date published: 2017-10-11
Rated 2 out of 5 by from I had the same experience as some of the other commentators. Purchased in November 2014. The Hone... I had the same experience as some of the other commentators. Purchased in November 2014. The Honeywell electronic control valve failed in June of 2017. I called the technical support number and the man entered my serial number in his computer which immediately identified a known problem with the valve. He sent a new valve to me by Fedex and it arrived the next morning. I installed in about 1.5 hours, including draining, refilling and reconnecting all pipes. Seems to be working ok now. So, this was a very disappointing and inconvenient experience. But the fast response of Rheem and their no-questions-asked, no charge policy makes it acceptable for now. I hope this heater will last much longer than the warranty as all of my previous heaters have. I'm not yet sure that I would recommend Rheem based on my experience so far. Let's wait and see what else happens.
Date published: 2017-06-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Bad Quality. Do not Buy! Most 4 or 5 star reviews are for newly installed units but my review is for a unit that has been used for some time. Only after the gas heater has been used for a period of time can you truly find out about its quality. My Rheem was Made in Mexico and it stopped working after 3 years of use. The water heater was under very light use. The cost to hire a licensed technician to make the repair comes out to about half the cost of purchasing a new unit. Warranty does not cover labor because of the of time that has lapsed. The technician said that with their experience they do not recommend this make. The water heater that was in place prior to the Rheem worked for decades without any issue. I do not know why these new water heaters have so many problems.
Date published: 2015-01-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Defective Purchased Water Heater on 4/24/14 and installed same day, once I put the heater into service the heater began leaking from the anode rod, the manufacturer did not properly seal it. I contacted Rheem and they asked me to take out rod and reseal, which is pain to do, now I have to purchase another tool and it cost me an additional $30 to remove something that was installed incorrectly at their plant. Tech informed me that if this did not work I would need to exchange heater. At this point I informed him that Rheem will have to provide the labor. Will let the board know if issue is resolved today.
Date published: 2014-04-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from THIS PRODUCT IS JUNK The tank would not light due to a defective pilot assembly. Had to call the 800 number and they had to ship me a new one. Since it was a Saturday, the new part did not arrive until Tuesday. A few weeks later the unit shut off due to a failed control assembly. Called the 800 number and that part is out of stock with no date for restock. I managed to get it lit again but it fails every couple of weeks. After three months the part is still not in stock. The 800 number offered me the opportunity to return the tank. I find that unacceptable since I would have to pay to have this tank removed, returned, and the new tank installed.
Date published: 2015-03-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from RECALLED DEFETIVE PILOT LIGHT RECALLED DEFETIVE PILOT LIGHT Installed water heater 12/19/14 finally got replacement part 01/09/15. House full of angry guest for Christmas and New Year’s. Part was easy to install when finally received. After talking to Home Depot this problem has been going on for a while. Disappointed with Home Depot for keeping this product on the shelf. Only been 24 hours but hope the water heater works properly from now on. If you buy it just be prepared. :-)
Date published: 2015-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Purchase I was hesitant to purchase this because of the lack or reviews and because the few were poor but I was in a time crunch and gave it a shot. I installed this myself which was very easy. Had a little trouble getting the pilot lit but after following the instructions a little closer it lit right up. The heater has now been installed for three weeks and has no issues but plenty of HOT water.
Date published: 2014-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lots of hot water I have a house of eight and was tired of cold showers! We were almost happy to find a puddle under the old water heater. After taking photos of the old unit we headed to Home Depot. It had been 12 years since I last installed a water heater and was a little nervous. Sure I could sweat pipes and I learned about gas lines enough with my gas range so I figured it was worth exploring. The gentleman at Home Depot was very helpful! We chose this model, I was nervous about one of the previous reviews, but he said don't worry about that just keep pressing the button over and over it will light. Just takes a while for the gas to move through. He helped me load the cart, handed me a gas installation kit. Pointed out I didn't need to sweat the old pipes. Pointed out where in my picture to cut off the old pipes. Gave me a tube of professional pipe dope, and I was on my way. I had the new unit installed three hours later. When the big moment of will it light came I was nervous. Pressed the button about fifteen times, I was so happy to hear the Woosh and get the ok blinking light. An hour later I had the hottest shower ever! Thank you Home Depot!
Date published: 2014-04-22
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