Model # XG50T09HE40U0

Internet #204698003

Store SKU #1000035246

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

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

$ 604 00
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Product Overview

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 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. 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 & 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.
  • Natural gas water heater costs less to operate than electric models
  • Delivers 77 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
  • 0.64 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
  • 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
  • California residents see Prop 65 WARNINGS

Product Overview

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 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. 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 & 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.
  • Natural gas water heater costs less to operate than electric models
  • Delivers 77 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
  • 0.64 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
  • 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
  • California residents see Prop 65 WARNINGS

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Brand Rheem Rheem Rheem Rheem
Ratings (1973) (2147) (1068) (707)
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
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
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 Lining Material
Glass
Tank Warranty
9 Year
Uniform Energy Factor
0.64
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
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
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 Lining Material
Glass
Tank Warranty
9 Year
Uniform Energy Factor
0.64
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
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: 2018-10-30

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

Asked by: martha
Make me wonder when the bottom of the drain pan fill up with the leaking tank water and many other said no legs require that seems not making any sense at all.
Answered by: Sam
Date published: 2018-11-12

how much do you charge to install?

how much do you charge to install?
Asked by: tom
I was quoted at $1285 for this unit, which includes 2 workers, delivery, install, recycling old unit, and permits. Other plumbers in my area were charging $1800, $1400, and $1570 for comparable unit. Located in NJ. Hope this helps.
Answered by: BB
Date published: 2018-12-06

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

Asked by: Henry
Yes - I loaded it into our minivan on its side without issues. There is an indicator on the box telling you which side has the control unit- best to have that side facing up. Mine seemed very well built and packed, and the porcelain lining on the tanks is durable. It would take a pretty good drop to cause any damage.
Answered by: kmmatney
Date published: 2018-12-06
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Customer Reviews

Performance Plus 50 Gal. Tall 9 Year 40,000 BTU Natural Gas Tank Water Heater is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 2147.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from The water heater installed easy enough as a replacement for a 15 year old 50 gallon heater. When... The water heater installed easy enough as a replacement for a 15 year old 50 gallon heater. When I hooked the gas up I could hear a hissing and clicking sound coming from the white control box on the front. I can hear if from 8 feet away. Turn the gas off and it stops. Turn it back on and it starts again. You can smell gas if you put your nose next to the white control box. I sprayed all my connections with soapy water and all my connections are ok. I called Rheem tech support and explained the issue. The tech told me the leaking gas is called "allowable leakage" and gas is leaking out of their control box, but some leakage is ok. He emailed me a bulletin that explained that it is acceptable to leak 200 cubic centimeters of gas per hour. That translates into 1 cubic foot per 6 days, or 912 cubic feet of gas leakage over the 15 year life span. How does the tech on the phone know it is only 200 cubic centimeters or less that is leaking? Any amount of natural gas should not be leaking into my house! The cost of the natural gas is really not that much, only $10 or so, but just knowing that their brand new product was leaking from day one and will be leaking gas into my house for the next 15 years makes me a very unhappy customer.
Date published: 2018-12-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Rheem Customer service / warranty is terrible I purchased this unit exactly 2 years ago this month, and it worked fine until now. The gas valve unit apparently is now defective. We contacted a plumber that was recommended on the Rheem website. The plumber identified the issue as a faulty gas valve, but Rheem customer service insisted that he try to replace the burner first. Five days later, the new burner finally arrived! We called the plumber back out, and he replaced the burner. Unit still does not work, and Rheem finally agreed to send the parts that the plumber indicated were needed, but it will now be another "2 to 3 days" until the next part gets here. All together, we will be without any hot water for well over a week while we wait for their great "warranty" service. What good is paying more for the 9 year warranty when they wont support the product? According to the plumber, this issue only is because we bought from Home Depot. If we bought from a dealer, we would have been able to get it repaired the same day we first called.
Date published: 2016-09-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from The water heater pilot failed to light right out of... The water heater pilot failed to light right out of the box. Technicians were called and it took over a week to get it working. Horrible quality control from Rheem.
Date published: 2018-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It was exactly what we were looking for and more. It has a self contained, push button gas ignit... It was exactly what we were looking for and more. It has a self contained, push button gas ignition system that is an appreciated improvement over the older model we were replacing. We were also able to go to a larger capacity unit for not much difference in cost. We have only had it installed for a short time but we have already seen a great improvement in consistency of temperature & cost efficiency.
Date published: 2018-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Put this in myself to replace a leaking 40 gallon... Put this in myself to replace a leaking 40 gallon tank. The btu increase is amazing. The family is complaining now that they can't turn the knob on hot anymore (it's on lowest heat setting). It works great for family of 7.
Date published: 2018-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great price and easy to install. I would recommend buying.... Great price and easy to install. I would recommend buying.
Date published: 2018-11-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from RHEEM water heater This is to anyone who is considering a RHEEM hot water heater.I just purchased the 50 gallon 40K BTU unit and I have had no luck getting it to ignite. I called the service number and they told me it was a faulty igniter. They gave me an option to have it over-nighted or look for it locally. I found the part locally but they told me to check the igniter out of casing first because they usually don't fail. Long story short it was not the igniter. Through a secondary check the RHEEM tech figured out it was the entire gas control box. I now have to wait for 2-3 business days for the entire assembly. I just paid $600 from HD, there is no option to return for an exchange and my family has no hot water for 4 days! I also have to do my own service work on a brand new RHEEM WATER HEATER. It just doesn't make sense. Let the buyer beware!! DO NOT PURCHASE RHEEM'S JUNK!
Date published: 2016-06-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from 50 gal Rheem has water heater I purchased a 50 gal gas Rheem water heater a couple of years ago to replace an old 40 gal. The Rheem has been able to keep up with the hot water demands of our household. Just this week, however, the thermopile has failed. One thing to keep in mind when you buy from any of these big box stores is ARE REPLACEMENT PARTS AVAILABLE? I have searched the local Home Depot stores as well as the stores in Indianapolis. The stores do not keep the most common replacement part for these Rheem water heaters. For this reason I would NOT recommend one of these. When the thermopile fails, you may have to go a week without hot water.
Date published: 2019-02-02
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