Model # RETE 27

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Rheem RETE-27 - 27kW 4.1 GPM Tankless Electric Water Heater
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Rheem

RETE-27 - 27kW 4.1 GPM Tankless Electric Water Heater

  • Uses energy only when hot water is needed
  • Rugged brass/copper heat exchanger for longer life
  • Same-day installation in most areas. Call 1-855-400-2552 by noon.
$64800 /each
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Product Overview

  • Uses energy only when hot water is needed
  • Rugged brass/copper heat exchanger for longer life
  • Same-day installation in most areas. Call 1-855-400-2552 by noon.
The Rheem RETE-27 tankless Electric Water Heater features a rugged brass and copper heater exchanger that is designed to withstand tough water conditions for long life. Its lightweight and compact design enables simple installation in a variety of locations. It is designed to provide hot water for up to two bathrooms in warmer climates or a single bathroom in colder climates. Please click the "More Info" Tab and then "Specifications" to view the Rheem Brochure Guide to assist you in your purchasing decision.
  • Provides a maximum of 5.27 GPM continuous flow at a 35°F temperature rise
  • Designed to provide hot water for applications such as small homes, cottages, condos, apartments, workshops or offices
  • Flow rate provided by a tankless electric water heater is dependent on the difference in temperature of the incoming cold water supply and the desired hot water delivery temperature
  • 27kW water heater requires 240-Volt electric service, 2 separate 60 Amp breaker(s) and 6-Gauge copper wiring
  • Energy efficient, uses hot water only when needed
  • On-unit temperature controls and LED lights indicate active elements and system operation
  • Modulating control adjusts power consumption to meet the required hot water temperature and flow rate
  • Rugged brass and copper heat exchanger is designed to withstand tough water conditions for long life
  • Lightweight and compact design saves space and enables simple installation in a variety of locations
  • Requires 240-Volt electrical connection
  • Equipped with 1/2 in. water connections for easy installation
  • Modulating Control adjusts power consumption to meet the required hot water / temperature flow rate

    How to Choose Your Rheem EcoSense Tankless Electric

    Choose your application, ie. shower, bath tub or vanity sink-faucet, kitchen sink faucet or washer. See chart below.

    For example: you choose a kitchen sink faucet.


    See application chart below and locate your flow rate. For example: your flow rate is 1.5 gpm.


    On the map, locate the average water temperature in your area.

    For example: your water temperature (in Atlanta) is 55°


    Use the water temperature and flow rate chart to determine the model you need.

    For example: 1.5 gpm flow rate + 55° = RETE 9.



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Product Overview

  • Uses energy only when hot water is needed
  • Rugged brass/copper heat exchanger for longer life
  • Same-day installation in most areas. Call 1-855-400-2552 by noon.
Model #: RETE 27
Internet #: 202514587

The Rheem RETE-27 tankless Electric Water Heater features a rugged brass and copper heater exchanger that is designed to withstand tough water conditions for long life. Its lightweight and compact design enables simple installation in a variety of locations. It is designed to provide hot water for up to two bathrooms in warmer climates or a single bathroom in colder climates. Please click the "More Info" Tab and then "Specifications" to view the Rheem Brochure Guide to assist you in your purchasing decision.

California residents: see   Proposition 65 information

  • Provides a maximum of 5.27 GPM continuous flow at a 35°F temperature rise
  • Designed to provide hot water for applications such as small homes, cottages, condos, apartments, workshops or offices
  • Flow rate provided by a tankless electric water heater is dependent on the difference in temperature of the incoming cold water supply and the desired hot water delivery temperature
  • 27kW water heater requires 240-Volt electric service, 2 separate 60 Amp breaker(s) and 6-Gauge copper wiring
  • Energy efficient, uses hot water only when needed
  • On-unit temperature controls and LED lights indicate active elements and system operation
  • Modulating control adjusts power consumption to meet the required hot water temperature and flow rate
  • Rugged brass and copper heat exchanger is designed to withstand tough water conditions for long life
  • Lightweight and compact design saves space and enables simple installation in a variety of locations
  • Requires 240-Volt electrical connection
  • Equipped with 1/2 in. water connections for easy installation
  • Modulating Control adjusts power consumption to meet the required hot water / temperature flow rate

    How to Choose Your Rheem EcoSense Tankless Electric

    Choose your application, ie. shower, bath tub or vanity sink-faucet, kitchen sink faucet or washer. See chart below.

    For example: you choose a kitchen sink faucet.


    See application chart below and locate your flow rate. For example: your flow rate is 1.5 gpm.


    On the map, locate the average water temperature in your area.

    For example: your water temperature (in Atlanta) is 55°


    Use the water temperature and flow rate chart to determine the model you need.

    For example: 1.5 gpm flow rate + 55° = RETE 9.



  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs

Info & Guides

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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
3.25
Product Height (in.)
10.50
Product Width (in.)
11.25
Water Connection Size (in.)
1/2

Details

Amperage (amps)
112
Application Type
Point of Use
Electric Product Type
Point of Use
Energy Factor
0
Finish Family
Gray
Flow Rate @ 35 F Rise (gallons/min)
4.5
Flow Rate @ 45 F Rise (gallons/min)
3.5
Flow Rate @ 55 F Rise (gallons/min)
3
Flow Rate @ 65 F Rise (gallons/min)
2
Fuel Type
Electric
Heat Exchanger Warranty
5 Year
Indoor/Outdoor
Indoor
Maximum Temperature (F)
125
Minimum Activation Rate (gpm)
.4
Minimum Temperature (F)
0
Product Weight (lb.)
12lb
Required Volt Connection
240
Returnable
90-Day
Uniform Energy Factor
0
Water Connection Location
Side
Water Heater Features
No Additional Features
Wattage (watts)
27000

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
2-UL Recognized
Labor Warranty
No Warranty
Part Warranty
1 Year

Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
3.25
Product Height (in.)
10.50
Product Width (in.)
11.25
Water Connection Size (in.)
1/2

Details

Amperage (amps)
112
Application Type
Point of Use
Electric Product Type
Point of Use
Energy Factor
0
Finish Family
Gray
Flow Rate @ 35 F Rise (gallons/min)
4.5
Flow Rate @ 45 F Rise (gallons/min)
3.5
Flow Rate @ 55 F Rise (gallons/min)
3
Flow Rate @ 65 F Rise (gallons/min)
2
Fuel Type
Electric
Heat Exchanger Warranty
5 Year
Indoor/Outdoor
Indoor
Maximum Temperature (F)
125
Minimum Activation Rate (gpm)
.4
Minimum Temperature (F)
0
Product Weight (lb.)
12lb
Required Volt Connection
240
Returnable
90-Day
Uniform Energy Factor
0
Water Connection Location
Side
Water Heater Features
No Additional Features
Wattage (watts)
27000

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
2-UL Recognized
Labor Warranty
No Warranty
Part Warranty
1 Year

Questions & Answers

What size circuit breaker (30, 60, etc.) is needed for this and what size wiring ( 8 amp or 10 amp)?

Asked by: arbor
Note ... the other answer that says two 60 amp breakers is incorrect ... It requires 2 sets of 60 amp breakers, 4 total.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2017-08-25

My unit didn't last 2 years and now I don't have hot water... What the heck am I supposed to do w...

My unit didn't last 2 years and now I don't have hot water... What the heck am I supposed to do with this hunk of junk?
Asked by: Gregory
For technical and warranty assistance please contact our support line at 800-432-8373
Answered by: Rheem
Date published: 2017-08-28

Is there one made for the whole house 2 b/r, 1 w/m, 1 d/w, 3 sinks

Asked by: John
I don't think so ... check the Rheem site. It depends on how many outlets you plan to use simultaneously ... and their flow rate demands.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2017-08-25

Will this unit work on a 208volt system?

Asked by: Sam1
Yes, but not quite as well as with the full 240 volts. Multiply amps times voltage to see how many Kw worth of performance you will get. 122 times 208 = 25.376 Kw. Still very powerful.
Answered by: jj208t
Date published: 2016-10-09
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Customer Reviews

RETE-27 - 27kW 4.1 GPM Tankless Electric Water Heater is rated 3.2 out of 5 by 45.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works Great We built a small cabin at 2,200 feet elevation. We did not want a tank water heater to have to drain each winter. We researched the reviews on all the tankless electric heaters and this one had the most consistent results. We purchased the 27 kw model knowing the ground water temperature from our well in winter would be a challenge and we have more than enough hot water to handle a shower and washing machine running at the same time. This product met all our requirements. Saved space in a small cabin, no draining 40 gallons for winter and it provides hot water in the same time a tank heater takes to get the water to the tap. All things considered an excellent purchase for us.
Date published: 2012-02-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from best thing i've bought in years. works great and never runs out. i bought the 27k electric rheem tankless water heater in feb. the installation was easier than expected. the hardest part was working with the 6 gage wire. don't try wire nuts, use the wire clamps that can be tightened. you should also use a large enough box to give space to work with the wiring and keep the clamps from touching. the plumbing is a piece of cake. be sure and put a shutoff on the cold water line just before it goes into the tank. after the plumbing ts done, let all of the hot water lines run for a few minutes to bleed the air and check for leaks. now you can let the wife go shower without her complaining about running out of hot water.
Date published: 2012-03-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I wrote a detailed review but it was not published. I have had 3 units fail, each covered under w... I wrote a detailed review but it was not published. I have had 3 units fail, each covered under warranty, although it took as long as a week to confirm that. Because Rheem & HD TS, warranty and replacement services are uncoordinated, it has taken up to three weeks of daily telephone calls before a replacement unit was made available. That means 3 weeks without hot water. Each uninstall of the failed unit and reinstall of the replacement unit has cost considerable expense.
Date published: 2017-08-31
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Stopped working after less than 2 years. Stopped working after less than 2 years.
Date published: 2017-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy, Easy, Easy Works great for my 2 bath house. Solar installed and bill is still zeroed out. Gas bill cut in half. I installed the unit myself, wiring and plumbing. I don't do these for a living but have an understanding and respect. I had to adjust the flow for the faucet for my tub. 2 showers work great. More room in garage now!
Date published: 2013-09-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A real improvement over tank type heater The product works great for our house, which has two bathrooms. There is plenty of hot water for showers, or baths. It may take a little longer to regulate, but the results are worth it. My only question is how long will it last. The workmanship, especially the wiring, looks suspect. I had a hard time connecting the #6 wires to the terminal strips. The terminal strips had only one screw holding each of them when they should have had two each.
Date published: 2011-09-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I bought this unit and the RETE - 18 four years ago after using thier chart to find the appropria... I bought this unit and the RETE - 18 four years ago after using thier chart to find the appropriate model. The RETE - 18 broke after about one month which was replaced free but I had to pay another installation charge. My RETE-27 just broke this week and am told I need a new heating element which is hard to find. I find it difficult to believe that with Rheem still selling this product that it does not make parts readily available. Rheem rep told me I was out of luck since the one year warranty period has ended. I don't know if other brands have similar issues. Buyer beware!
Date published: 2017-03-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from THIS PRODUCT GETS IT DONE! GREAT PRODUCT. THE 27KW IS FOR A WHOLE HOUSE AND THIS SHOULD BE REMEMBERED. THE 18KW IS TOO SMALL FOR 2 BATHS. THE INSTALLATION WAS PRETTY STRAIGHT UP. IT REQUIRES 2 6 WIRE AND 2 DOUBLE POLL 60AMP BREAKERS. ONE THING THEY DON'T MENTION IS IT WILL CAUSE YOUR LIGHTS TO FLICKER DUE TO THE HUGE AMOUNT OF ELECTRIC REQUIRED TO FIRE THE UNIT. OTHER THAN THAT IT GETS THE JOB DONE.
Date published: 2011-05-31
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