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Performance Plus 40 Gal. Short 9 Year 36,000 BTU Liquid Propane Tank Water Heater

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  • Maintenance Free burner system – no filter to clean
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  • Provides ample hot water for households with 2-4 people
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The Rheem Performance Plus 40 Gal. Liquid Propane Short Water Heater comes with a 36,000 BTU/hour 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.
  • 40 Gallon tank provides ample hot water for households with 2 to 4 people
  • Delivers 68 Gallons of hot water in the first hour
  • 9-year limited warranty on tank and parts for your convenience
  • 2-year in home labor warranty for peace of mind
  • 0.58 uniform energy factor makes this one of the most efficient gas water heaters available
  • Maintenance free - no filter to clean or replace
  • Push button ignition system simplifies the startup process
  • Rated for installations up to 10,200 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
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  • California residents

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Nominal Tank Capacity (gallons)40 gal50 gal50 gal75 gal
Water Heater ProfileShortTallTallTall
Vent TypeAtmosphericAtmosphericAtmosphericPower Vent
Fuel TypeGasGasGasGas
Household Size2-43-53-55+
Application TypeResidentialResidentialResidentialResidential
Gas TypeLiquid PropaneLiquid PropaneLiquid PropaneLiquid Propane
Water Heater FeaturesLoNox,Overheat Protection,Pilot Light Window,Pilot Reset Button,Self Cleaning,Temperature Pressure Relief ValveLoNox,Overheat Protection,Pilot Light Window,Pilot Reset Button,Self Cleaning,Temperature Pressure Relief ValveLoNox,Overheat Protection,Self Cleaning,Temperature Pressure Relief ValveLoNox,Overheat Protection,Temperature Pressure Relief Valve
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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)21.5 inProduct Height (in.)50.25 in
Product Width (in.)21.5 inTank Valve Size (in.)0.75 in
Water Connection Size (in.)3/4 in

Details

Application TypeResidentialBTU Rating36000
Efficiency LevelHighFinish FamilyGray
Fuel TypeGasGas TypeLiquid Propane
Household Size2-4Indoor/OutdoorIndoor
Maximum Temperature (F)160 °FMinimum Temperature (F)45 °F
Nominal Tank Capacity (gallons)40 galPack Size1
Product Weight (lb.)125 lbRated Tank Capacity (gallons)39 gal
Returnable90-DayTank Lining MaterialGlass
Tank Warranty9 YearUniform Energy Factor0.58
Vent TypeAtmosphericWater Heater FeaturesLoNox,Overheat Protection,Pilot Light Window,Pilot Reset Button,Self Cleaning,Temperature Pressure Relief Valve
Water Heater ProfileShortWattage (watts)0 W

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and ListingsCSA Certified,FVIR CertifiedLabor Warranty2 Year
Part Warranty9 Year

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  • 4.6
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Surprisingly easy to install
It took two weeks to get the special order delivered to home Depot. It was extremely easy to install. It had the dielectric nipples already installed and the safety valve and a brass drain valve. All that was just connecting the old plumbing to the water heater and the propane line. It started right up and heats water a lot faster than my 16-year-old Kenmore performance water heater. It also keeps the water heated longer compared to the old Kenmore. The only tricky part was the exhaust tube.
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    Guess I really never realized my old hot water heater wasn’t working as well as it could but, whe...
    Guess I really never realized my old hot water heater wasn’t working as well as it could but, when I installed this Raheem Platinum series, “WOW”! This new Rheem really does an excellent job. I took a shower about 30 minutes after installing it and nearly burned myself with all the hot water. I have readjusted it to better fit my needs but, I am very impressed
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    Works excellent I can have the setting to low and still have a long hot shower and it does not ru...
    Works excellent I can have the setting to low and still have a long hot shower and it does not run that often so I am using less propane then I was before. I have had it approx 1 month and I highly recomend this unit.
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    3 found this review helpful
    Could not get Pilot Light to stay on
    Purchased this unit online and picked up and proceeded to install the water heater without any issues. After I had everything hooked up and filled with water I followed the lighting procedure and could not get the pilot light to stay lit after numerous attempts. I called the Rheem Service Phone Number and explained the situation. The customer service representative told me I needed to replace the Pilot Light Assembly. He ordered me a Pilot Light Assembly Kit but said it will take 2-3 days to arrive. I checked to see if the Home Depot carried the part and no luck, it would have to be ordered. Here I am on a Friday afternoon and no hot water until the part arrives next Monday or Tuesday.....Very Dissapointed Indeed. I researched many different brands of water heaters before I chose the Rheem and it appears to have been the wrong decision. Hopefully the Pilot Light Assembly Kit will correct the situation and I can update this review with something positive. Now I get to explain to my wife why we will not have any hot water for the next few days. If the new part does not correct the problem, I will be looking into returning the Water Heater and purchasing a different brand.
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    Response from RheemFeb 23, 2018
    Hi Kevin,

    Thank you for purchasing the Rheem Performance Platinum 40-Gallon Power Liquid Propane Water Heater. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope you are now enjoying your heater. If you have any questions or concerns please call Rheem 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.

    Thank you,
    Jennifer rheem
      7 found this review helpful
      Easy install, It heats water what can I say, I hope it lasts the 9 years. I wish it was not so ex...
      Easy install, It heats water what can I say, I hope it lasts the 9 years. I wish it was not so expensive.
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      Arrived dented in box
      The installation was easy and straight-forward. I was able to get hot water within an hour of completing the installation. Unfortunately, the water heater arrived dented in the box without external damage to the box. The water is hotter than I'd expect for the setting, but I'm working on refining that.
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      Heats My water
      Install was easy, works great, the reason for 4 star is that unity came dented at the bottom. Will try to contact manufacturer, see if they would issues partial refund. Will update.
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      New heater. So far so good
      2 weeks old. Easy install. No issues. Working as expected.
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      Easy install
      Installed in approx two hours and fired right up. Really nice unit.
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      Fast and easy installation
      It's only been 3 weeks, but so far so good. I have a 50 gallon tank for a family of 4. Plumber installed it within an hour. The true test comes with time.
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