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Internet # 202959710

Model # S120U-1

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120 gal. Tall 6-Year Solar Electric Water Heater with Universal Connect

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  • For use with an open loop direct system circulating potable water
  • Make sure it fits: measure your space to ensure dimensions fit
  • Provides ample hot water for homes with 7 people
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Product Details
  • For use with an open loop direct system circulating potable water
  • Make sure it fits: measure your space to ensure dimensions fit
  • Provides ample hot water for homes with 7 people
About This Product

The Richmond 120 Gal. universal connect solar storage tank with multi-port connections are available as electric backup water heaters and as storage tanks for solar water heating systems. The connection ports on the top, right and left side fit more installations. Collector feed and return fittings are conveniently located on the front of tank for easy installation. This unit is to be used as part of an open loop direct system with potable water circulating throughout.

  • 120 Gal. solar model is a backup electric water heater designed for use with single- and double-collector potable water systems
  • Includes 120 Gal. storage tank, cold water inlet that brings cold water to tank bottom to prevent mixing with heated water
  • Household size: up to 5 people
  • Versatile connection ports on top, left, and right fit more installations
  • Convenient installation collector feed and return fittings located at front of tank
  • Safety over-temperature protector included
  • Peace-of-mind backed by a 6-year tank and parts limited warranty
  • Features tank lining to resist corrosion and prolong tank life
  • Durable brass drain valve for easy maintenance
  • Meets all current requirements for solar storage tanks, meets or exceeds NAECA and ASHRAE requirements
  • Designed for easy replacement of your existing water heater
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Product ID #: 202959710Internet #: 020352577074Model #: S120U-1
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Specifications

Dimensions: H 62 in, W 28.25 in, D 28.25 in

Dimensions

Kilowatt4.5Product Depth (in.)28.25 in
Product Height (in.)62 inProduct Width (in.)28.25 in
Tank Valve Size (in.)0.75 inWater Connection Size (in.)3/4 in

Details

Amperage (A)18.75 AApplication TypeResidential
Electricity PhaseSingle PhaseFinish FamilyGray
First Hour of Delivery (gallons/hr)0Fuel TypeElectric
Household Size5+Indoor/OutdoorIndoor
Maximum Temperature (F)140 FMinimum Temperature (F)60 F
Nominal Tank Capacity (gallons)120 galNumber of Elements1
Pack Size1Product Weight (lb.)336 lb
Rated Tank Capacity (gallons)118 galRequired Volt Connection240 volt
Returnable90-DayTank Lining MaterialGlass
Tank Warranty6 YearUniform Energy Factor0
Water Heater FeaturesOverheat Protection, Temperature Pressure Relief ValveWater Heater ProfileTall
Wattage (watts)4500 W

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and ListingsUL ListedLabor WarrantyNo Warranty
Part Warranty6 Year
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Questions & Answers

47Questions
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Q:What is the model number of this heater? How does this compare to the Rheem 81VR80U-1 which I currently have and want to replace. Yes, I have a solar collector. Thank you.
by|Jan 18, 2024
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A:  Hi James and thank you for your question. The unit you listed is Internet # 202959691 Model # S80U-1 Store SKU # 1004123125. Please call 800-432-8373, opt 2, 3, 6 Mon-Fri: 9am-6pm

by|Jan 18, 2024
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    Q:Can I get a regular water tank and still use the solar panels to heat the water
    by|Dec 30, 2023
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    A:  Hi Angel and thank you for your question. I'm not sure exactly what you need - please call 800-432-8373.

    by|Jan 2, 2024
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      Q:how much does hit weigh
      by|Nov 27, 2023
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      A:  Hi roogeregor and thank you for your question. The Product Weight (lb.) is 192 lb.

      by|Nov 28, 2023
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        Q:If this is not meant for stand alone, does this mean it will heat water and transfer it to my current hot water heater? I do not have solar panels on my house. What type of solar system is recommended to make this work? Thanks
        by|Oct 24, 2023
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        A:  Hi Moni and thank you for your question. The Richmond 80 Gal. universal connect solar storage tank with multi-port connections are available as electric backup water heaters.

        by|Jan 14, 2024
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          Customer Reviews

          3.2 out of 5
          • 3.2 out of 43 reviews
          • 45% recommend this product
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          Very Nice Solar Hot Water Storage Tank!
          I have two 3' x 8' Alten 1980 vintage solar hot water collector panels on my roof which feeds food grade glycol antifreeze to the heat exchanger on this water heater tank via a Watts circulator pump with a small expansion tank. The pump is controlled by a Mysol solar controller. So far this winter I'm getting 120 degree water temperatures most days this February with this Richmond 80 gallon solar water tank. The insullation on this tank is very good as we recently had a two day power outage and we were able to take showers for two days even though the circulator pump was unable to run and add heat to the water. I also have not connected the electric heating element yet although I plan to in the near future. I can see why some people have bought this water heater by accident thinking it was an electric only water heater as the box has large letters which read "80 Gallon Electric Water Heater".
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            3 found this review helpful
            This water heater had me deceived, thinking it was a stand alone heater I had no idea. It’s basically a useless $1200 heater I got
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            Response from RheemFeb 9, 2024
            Hello Chris,

            We apologize for the inconvenience you have experienced. If you still need assistance, please call 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.

            Isaiah rheem
            • Verified Purchase
            by
            • Verified Purchase
            The water was a perfect replacement unit. It matched all the connections of the previous though they are different manufactures. It was also easy to install and provides enough hot water at the right heat for the home .
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            Response from RheemFeb 15, 2024
            Hi Donovan,

            Thank you for this 5-star review. For additional assistance with your water heater, please call our Technical Support team at 866-279-4566 between the hours of 7 A.M. and 7 P.M. CST. One of our experienced analysts will be happy to assist you.

            Derius rheem
            • Verified Purchase
            Great product at a very reasonable price. Thanks HD!
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            Response from RheemFeb 15, 2024
            Hi,

            Thank you for this 5-star review. For additional assistance with your water heater, please call our Technical Support team at 866-279-4566 between the hours of 7 A.M. and 7 P.M. CST. One of our experienced analysts will be happy to assist you.

            Derius rheem
            • Verified Purchase
            Easy connections and set up
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            Response from RheemJan 10, 2024
            Hi,

            Thank you for this 5-star review. For additional assistance with your water heater, please call our Technical Support team at 866-279-4566 between the hours of 7 A.M. and 7 P.M. CST. One of our experienced analysts will be happy to assist you.

            Derius rheem
            • Verified Purchase
            DELIVERY DATE CHANGED 2 TIMES FROM 5 DAYS TO 26 DAYS
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            Response from RheemDec 1, 2023
            Hi,

            Thank you for this 4-star review. For additional assistance with your water heater, please call our Technical Support team at 866-279-4566 between the hours of 7 A.M. and 7 P.M. CST. One of our experienced analysts will be happy to assist you.

            Derius rheem
            • Verified Purchase
            Although asked for a closed system water tank, this is an open loop one that mixes both water streams together (it does not have any heat exchanger coils) which does not work for pressurized solar water systems. We had to bring it back to the store (which HD was very nice about).
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            Response from RheemNov 10, 2023
            Hi,

            Thank you for this review. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope the issue has been resolved. If you still need assistance, please call 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.

            Derius rheem
            • Verified Purchase
            I just needed it because it was an 80 gallon hot water heater. However, if you’re not using it with a solar hook up or an expansion tank set up or some sort, you won’t have all the parts you need.
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            Response from RheemSep 7, 2023
            Hello Alan,

            Thank you for your review and feedback. We apologize for the inconvenience you may have experienced with our product. If you need assistance or just have questions about your water heater, feel free to reach out to our Technical Support Team 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.

            Isaiah rheem
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            1 found this review helpful
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