Model # XG50T09HE40U0

Internet #204698003

Store SKU #1000035246

Rheem Performance Plus 50 Gal. Tall 9 Year 40,000 BTU High Efficiency Natural Gas Water Heater
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Rheem

Performance Plus 50 Gal. Tall 9 Year 40,000 BTU High Efficiency Natural Gas Water Heater

  • Provides ample hot water for households with 3-5 people
  • California Residents – See disclaimer below before purchasing
  • Same-day installation in most areas. Call 1-855-400-2552 by noon.
$57500 /each
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Product Overview

  • Provides ample hot water for households with 3-5 people
  • California Residents – See disclaimer below before purchasing
  • Same-day installation in most areas. Call 1-855-400-2552 by noon.
The Rheem Performance Plus 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 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.
  • California residents: 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 map 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
  • Natural gas water heater costs less to operate than electric models
  • Delivers 84 Gal. 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
  • 0.62 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
  • Self-diagnostic gas valve monitors system performance
  • 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



  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs

Product Overview

  • Provides ample hot water for households with 3-5 people
  • California Residents – See disclaimer below before purchasing
  • Same-day installation in most areas. Call 1-855-400-2552 by noon.
Model #: XG50T09HE40U0
Sku #: 1000035246
Internet #: 204698003

The Rheem Performance Plus 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 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.

California residents: see   Proposition 65 information

  • California residents: 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 map 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
  • Natural gas water heater costs less to operate than electric models
  • Delivers 84 Gal. 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
  • 0.62 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
  • Self-diagnostic gas valve monitors system performance
  • 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



  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs

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Name Performance 50 Gal. Tall 6 Year 38,000 BTU Natural Gas Water Heater Performance Plus 50 Gal. Tall 9 Year 40,000 BTU High Efficiency Natural Gas Water Heater Performance Platinum 50 Gal. Tall 12 Year 40,000 BTU High Efficiency Natural Gas Water Heater Performance Platinum 50 Gal. Tall 12 Year 40,000 BTU ENERGY STAR Natural Gas Water Heater
Brand Rheem Rheem Rheem Rheem
Ratings (164) (1818) (765) (608)
Water Heater Features Overheat Protection,Pilot Light Window,Pilot Reset Button,Temperature Pressure Relief Valve LoNox,Overheat Protection,Pilot Light Window,Pilot Reset Button,Self Cleaning,Temperature Pressure Relief Valve LoNox,Overheat Protection,Pilot Light Window,Pilot Reset Button,Self Cleaning,Temperature Pressure Relief Valve LoNox,Overheat Protection,Self Cleaning,Temperature Pressure Relief Valve,WiFi
Gas Type Natural Gas Natural Gas Natural Gas Natural Gas
Water Heater Profile Tall Tall Tall Tall
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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
21.50
Product Height (in.)
59.25
Product Width (in.)
21.50
Tank Valve Size (in.)
.75
Water Connection Size (in.)
.75

Details

Application Type
Residential
Energy Factor
0.62
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.)
165lb
Rated Tank Capacity (gallons)
48
Recovery Rate at 90F Rise (gallons/hour)
40.4
Returnable
90-Day
Tank Warranty
9 Year
Uniform Energy Factor
0.65
Water Connection Location
Top
Water Heater Features
LoNox,Overheat Protection,Pilot Light Window,Pilot Reset Button,Self Cleaning,Temperature Pressure Relief Valve
Water Heater Profile
Tall

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
CSA Certified,FVIR Certified
Labor Warranty
2 Year
Part Warranty
9 Year

Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
21.50
Product Height (in.)
59.25
Product Width (in.)
21.50
Tank Valve Size (in.)
.75
Water Connection Size (in.)
.75

Details

Application Type
Residential
Energy Factor
0.62
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.)
165lb
Rated Tank Capacity (gallons)
48
Recovery Rate at 90F Rise (gallons/hour)
40.4
Returnable
90-Day
Tank Warranty
9 Year
Uniform Energy Factor
0.65
Water Connection Location
Top
Water Heater Features
LoNox,Overheat Protection,Pilot Light Window,Pilot Reset Button,Self Cleaning,Temperature Pressure Relief Valve
Water Heater Profile
Tall

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
CSA Certified,FVIR Certified
Labor Warranty
2 Year
Part Warranty
9 Year

Questions & Answers

does this water heater come with a pressure. relief valve installed?

Asked by: Texan
no it does not
Answered by: Dan
Date published: 2017-07-17

Are legs required for the unit? If not does the unit sit flat on the elevated platform?

Asked by: martha
If located within the house you may be required to set it in a pan with a drain to meet code. If located in a garage you need to have it off the floor but you may not need a pan. Check with your city plumbing inspector for requirements - a must prior to contracting for installation, even if you decide to use HD.
Answered by: Davidjay
Date published: 2017-04-27

How do we stop wasting so much water while waiting for the hot to come in?

To run a shower or bath, we have to run 2-3 gallons of water before it turn to hot. HELP!
Asked by: Grammy
2-3 gallons? Quite excessive. I'd return it and heat your water on the coal stove.
Answered by: VoVo
Date published: 2017-09-26

Can I load the unit sideways when I pick it up from the store?

Asked by: Henry
To: 'Henry' - Re:{can I load & haul sideways?} Often-asked herein, of course you may B-U-T, Rheem has just-as-often stated to Others that it should N-O-T be laid down!.....eli2
Answered by: eli2
Date published: 2017-07-25
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Customer Reviews

Performance Plus 50 Gal. Tall 9 Year 40,000 BTU High Efficiency Natural Gas Water Heater is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 1818.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I purchased this water heater to replace my 20 year old Rheem water heater that finally gave out.... I purchased this water heater to replace my 20 year old Rheem water heater that finally gave out. The installation was easy with the exception of re-installing the vent pipe that mounts on top. The new water heater is 2 1/2" taller than the old one and is was difficult to get the existing rigid vent pipe to go on top of the new water heater but with a little patience and some experimentation I got the pipe mounted OK. Great product so far but time will tell.
Date published: 2017-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The water heater is easy to light as well as to adjust water temperature. The control light flash... The water heater is easy to light as well as to adjust water temperature. The control light flashes to let you know the state of the unit. A blue flashing light means that everything is working perfectly.
Date published: 2017-09-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Water heater has good performance for the cost. The first hour available gallons is similar to th... Water heater has good performance for the cost. The first hour available gallons is similar to the model replaced with slightly better energy rating. Tanks have changed since my last install 14+ years ago. The good news is that that most of the connections are in the same place! Also learned that the 6-9-12 year tanks are all the same, but have different warranties. The tank being replaced was a 12 year warranty and it lasted 14+ years (I replaced the tank on first leak, but many folks wait for a more major leak? Seems like it is better to replace when it is a little issue and not a major issue). The 9 year warranty tank was a little more than the 6 year tank, but a lot less expensive than the 12 year tank. DIY installation notes: Had to pull permit and have inspection (state requirement - since it is a gas unit always good to double check). Chat with inspector indicated a pan might be needed (which is easier to install from the start). New tank doesn't have feet, so I cut some left over cement board (four 4x9 rectangles)) to sit the tank on in case the bottom would get wet (to allow it to dry out). Although the connections were in the same location, the height of everything was different, so gas and plumbing all had some alterations.
Date published: 2016-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good quality water heater. It fit into same footprint as old water heater, very efficient had hot... Good quality water heater. It fit into same footprint as old water heater, very efficient had hot water within an hour of installation.
Date published: 2017-08-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This replaced a 3 year old GE heater that started to leak. Luckily the old heater had a warranty ... This replaced a 3 year old GE heater that started to leak. Luckily the old heater had a warranty and I did not pay for this new unit. But Home Depot installation/labor cost is just outrageous. It was installed in 1 1/2 hour and I was charged over $1000. Yes, the service was very fast, but taking advantage of people in distress - in my opinion is criminal. For a piece of a 36" copper pipe that was screwed into the relief valve I was charged extra $110 - really! I accepted all this only because the plumber I know, is away for a long vacation and as a family of 5 being without hot water is a major problem.
Date published: 2017-03-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Old General Electric 50 gallon 12-year warrantied hot water tank 9 months into it's thirteenth ye... Old General Electric 50 gallon 12-year warrantied hot water tank 9 months into it's thirteenth year of use. Purchased a replacement at Home Depot and noticed they are now only stocking Rheem which I have never tried before. I did note the prices of all these hot water tanks are quite cost prohibitive however when you need hot water for the home you cannot quibble over price. I compared pricing on a 9year tank to Rheem's "top of the line" 12 year tank and decided why cough up almost $200 more just for an added 3 more year warranty? Went with the 9year 50gal tank and installed it with a good friend and buddy and had it up and running in a little bit more than a hours time. No leaks and fired up problem free however I am still cautious on Rheem reliability and quality issues. Quite a few of the reviews posted on Home Depot voiced horror stories varying from damaged tanks in pristine unblemished packaging, inability to light and the dreaded DOA's after install. Either I was extremely fortunate or Rheem quality issues have finally been resolved. I am NOT too happy however with the warranty as it is explained once you register your tank on the Rheem website. Warranty starts the moment the tank is made in the factory....what if you purchase a tank which has been sitting on the shelf for a year? A 9 year warrantied tank now becomes just a 8 year warranty. This is NOT Home Depot's fault but instead Rheen is culpable and plain deceptive. Rheem is now using cheap plastic drain valves which for me is NOT good to have or even see. Appearance of a plastic drain valve cheapens Rheem branding but more importantly is prone to leaks down the road. The good news currently is this new tank no longer uses analog gas valves and controls. In it's place is a completely digital gas valve and digital controls with piezo electric ignition, a thermopile to power the electronics. Insulation and sound proofing on these Rheem tanks are simply amazing....I simply cannot hear when the burners cycle up. Energy ratings even surpasses my old failed tank and it was extremely energy efficient.
Date published: 2017-04-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Purchased this product on 12-31-2016 and installed the water heater with no problem. the Nightmar... Purchased this product on 12-31-2016 and installed the water heater with no problem. the Nightmare is trying to get the pilot to lite!!! I called the Rheem customer service and tried trouble shooting, after an hour of trouble shooting Rheem stated the Honeywell gas control was defective. after researching on internet this is a very common problem and gas control is garbage. Home depot does not carry the gas control, so you have to wait two to three business days for replacement part. not what I expected when buying a new unit and being without hot water for 5 days since Sunday and Monday were considered holidays. I recommend buying a home depot extended warranty because you will have constant issues with the Honeywell gas control. Home Depot needs to start carrying the replacement so you can fix same day.
Date published: 2017-01-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So far so good. Installation went smoothly with Universal Plumbing. Disappointed to find that the... So far so good. Installation went smoothly with Universal Plumbing. Disappointed to find that the customer in-store tank has a computer control which allegedly has a poor reliability history, whereas the contractor version (not available in-store) has the old style steel control box which outlasts the tank.. I think customers should be advised of that, and offered the option of paying a little more for the conventional control version to eliminate the reliability issue. Rheem indicates that it is not possible to switch from one to the other once you have purchased and installed the device the device.
Date published: 2017-10-03
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