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Performance Platinum 50 Gal. Tall 12 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.
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Product Overview

The Rheem Performance Platinum 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 3 to 5 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 residents
  • California and 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
  • Delivers 77 Gal. of hot water in the first hour
  • 12-year limited warranty on tank and parts for your convenience
  • 3-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
  • Push button ignition system simplifies the startup process
  • Energy Star
  • 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



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Ratings
(644)
(2017)
(730)
(246)
Nominal Tank Capacity (gallons)50505075
Application TypeResidentialResidentialResidentialResidential
Gas TypeNatural GasNatural GasNatural GasNatural Gas
Vent TypeAtmosphericAtmosphericAtmosphericAtmospheric
Product Height (in.)58.375 in59.2550.560.25
Water Heater ProfileTallTallShortTall
Water Heater FeaturesOverheat Protection,Pilot Light Window,Pilot Reset Button,Temperature Pressure Relief Valve,Ultra LoNoxLoNox,Overheat Protection,Pilot Light Window,Pilot Reset Button,Self Cleaning,Temperature Pressure Relief ValveLoNox,Overheat Protection,Self Cleaning,Temperature Pressure Relief ValveOverheat Protection,Pilot Light Window,Pilot Reset Button,Temperature Pressure Relief Valve
BTU Rating38,00040,00040,00076,000
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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
21.5
Product Height (in.)
59.25
Product Width (in.)
21.5
Tank Valve Size (in.)
.75
Water Connection Size (in.)
.75

Details

Application Type
Residential
BTU Rating
40,000
Commercial/Residential
Residential
Efficiency Level
High
Finish Family
Gray
Fuel Type
Gas
Gas Type
Natural Gas
Household Size
3-5
Indoor/Outdoor
Indoor
Maximum Temperature (F)
160
Minimum Temperature (F)
45
Nominal Tank Capacity (gallons)
50
Pack Size
1
Product Weight (lb.)
165
Rated Tank Capacity (gallons)
48
Recovery Rate at 90F Rise (gallons/hour)
40.4
Returnable
180-Day
Tank Lining Material
Glass
Tank Warranty
12 Year
Uniform Energy Factor
0.64
Vent Type
Atmospheric
Water Heater Features
LoNox,Overheat Protection,Pilot Light Window,Pilot Reset Button,Self Cleaning,Temperature Pressure Relief Valve
Water Heater Profile
Tall
Wattage (watts)
0

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
CSA Certified,FVIR Certified
Labor Warranty
3 Year
Part Warranty
12 Year

Questions & Answers

345Questions19Answers

Is this unit lp convertable?

Asked by Dan November 23, 2020
4
Answers

Very doubtful but manufacturer would have to have final say.

What Size is Venting?

Asked by ray November 13, 2020
2
Answers

Thank you for asking. You can use either 3" or 4" venting.

how much for installation

Asked by Lu November 9, 2020
1
Answer

Thank you for asking. Please contact the Home Depot Installation line for assistance 855-400-2552.

Is this model compatible with the Rheem EcoNet Home Comfort WiFi module? This is listed as Model...

Asked by Nick November 5, 2020
2
Answers

Thank you for asking. No, the EcoNet will not work on that model. The model in question with the "DM" is a power damper unit that requires a 120 volt connection.

What does self cleaning mean?

Asked by Janet November 2, 2020
1
Answer

Thank you for asking. At the end of the dip tube there is a helix coil built in that swirls the water in such a manor that reduces the amount of sediment that may get stuck to the bottom of the tank.

How often does the anode have to be changed? Does it come with an extra anode? How easy is it to ...

Asked by Janet November 2, 2020
1
Answer

Thank you for asking. We recommend checking the anode rod once a year. The anode rod is very easily accessible and no, the water heater does not come with an extra anode rod.

This model says it has self cleaning, where as the performance does not. What does self cleaning ...

Asked by GrandpaB November 1, 2020
2
Answers

The only thing I can think of is they may mean it’s less like to accumulate scale, which means a longer warranty.

Can I use shark bite connectors on the top of tank next to the flue (called shark bite they said ...

Asked by Pawpaw October 27, 2020
2
Answers

Hello Paw, Thanks for asking, Using shark bite fittings will not be an issue, Granted the unit is vented properly the top of the unit will not get anywhere close to 200 degrees. it will be no problem.

Where is the heater manufactured?

Asked by Tom October 20, 2020
2
Answers

Mexico

how high and how wide is this tank?

Asked by rush October 15, 2020
2
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How tall is heater?

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Great water heater - FYI on installation
Called Home Depot and was given quote over the phone of around $1200 for this hot water heater and install. However, when technician got here, it was $500 more for new gas line, new water line pipes and expansion tank. Nobody to blame, you just need to be aware. Our city code requires an expansion tank (which was not on our old hot water heater) yes, the technician could have probably re-used the original gas line and water pipes. But better to be safe than sorry. I am sure they don’t want to re-use old parts when their reputation is on the line for the install. That being said, I called Home Depot install services at around 10am and by 3pm the old tank was out and new one put in. So, I can’t complain. Sure, I could have done it myself and got around the upgraded code issues...but now it’s done right by a licensed technician. 22 year old house and this is my third (3rd) hot water tank. I am sure the first one was “builders grade” and the second one had a 6 year “warranty” and it went out at eight (8) years. Not much cost difference on the tank itself going from a 6 year, 9 year to a 12 year warranty tank. I am sure the installation price would be the same no matter which grade I would have chosen. Overall: happy
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After just 2 years water is leaking from bottom.
I have had this water heater for less than 2 years and it’s failing. Water is leaking from bottom as if it’s about to fail. I never had a water heater before fail in less than 10 years. But 2 years it’s poor quality. I didn’t keep receipt because I didn’t think I would have a problem with it. I tired entering SN and Model on Rheem warranty check site and it said it couldn’t find it. I put my email and phone number in and have yet to hear from anyone days later.
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Home Depot came out the same day I called and installed it. which was nice since the old one started leaking. Of course I had to pay for it, but it sure looks nice. Hope I can forget about now for 15 years.
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So this unit replaced my original Rheem unit from 1999! I am hoping this unit provides "Platinum ...
So this unit replaced my original Rheem unit from 1999! I am hoping this unit provides "Platinum Performance" like my previous one. So far so good but only time will tell!
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My gas water heater was the original with the house I bought. It was 18 years old and began leaki...
My gas water heater was the original with the house I bought. It was 18 years old and began leaking. I looked it up and it was considered a 12-year product. When I got 50% more performance from my original Rheem, I could not consider anything else. Now a month in service, the new one is more efficient and of course cleaner than the first one. This is a fantastic product that I installed myself. It was very straight-forward and the worst of it was getting it into my second floor attic with a pull-down door.
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I've been using this water heater for a very short time only and have no complaints. It is very q...
I've been using this water heater for a very short time only and have no complaints. It is very quiet when lighting and heating.
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Easy installation. I took me less that 2 hours to remove and replace my old hot water heater wit...
Easy installation. I took me less that 2 hours to remove and replace my old hot water heater with this new one. Excellent warranty provides peace of mind. Hot water in less than one hour after installation.
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The hot water heater is very nice. The control mechanism is very nice. The fact that Ignition is ...
The hot water heater is very nice. The control mechanism is very nice. The fact that Ignition is done without having to light with a match or a liter is very convenient and easy. The hot water heater once placed was a direct hook up to the existing connections which are all unions, no soldering involved which made installation very easy. Installed 18 April 2020 Exceeds all expectations, very efficient unit with a quick recovery time.
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I've only had this water heater for a little over a week but, so far, so good. I picked it up an...
I've only had this water heater for a little over a week but, so far, so good. I picked it up and installed it myself. It was packaged well and appears to be built well,too. The price seemed fair based on a comparison to other units of similar size and warranty period. Here is a picture of it "in action":
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Nice unit. 12 year warranty. 50 gallon tank takes care of hot water needs. Easy to install. Sett...
Nice unit. 12 year warranty. 50 gallon tank takes care of hot water needs. Easy to install. Setting on 130° is plenty warm for shower or bath.
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