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80 Gal. Solar 6-Year 4500-Watt Universal Connect with Element Electric Water Heater

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  • For use with an open loop direct system circulating potable water
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  • Provides ample hot water for homes with 5 people
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Product Overview

The Richmond 80 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.
  • 80 Gal. solar model is a backup electric water heater designed for use with single- and double-collector potable water systems
  • Includes 80 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
  • California residents

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Nominal Tank Capacity (gallons)55 gal80 gal50 gal80 gal
Application TypeResidentialResidentialResidentialCommercial
Water Heater ProfileTallTallTallTall
Required Volt Connection240 volt240 volt240 volt208 volt
Wattage (watts)5500 W4500 W4500 W12000 W
Household Size5+5+3-55+
Efficiency LevelHigh Super High
Water Heater FeaturesGlass-Lined Tank,Overheat Protection,Self Cleaning,Temperature Pressure Relief Valve,Vacation Mode,WiFiOverheat Protection,Temperature Pressure Relief ValveGlass-Lined Tank,Overheat Protection,Temperature Pressure Relief Valve,Vacation Mode,WiFiOverheat Protection,Temperature Pressure Relief Valve
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Specifications

Dimensions

Kilo Watt4.5Product Depth (in.)24.5 in
Product Height (in.)58.75 inProduct Width (in.)24.5 in
Tank Valve Size (in.)0.75 inWater Connection Size (in.)3/4 in

Details

Amperage (amps)18.8 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)80 galNumber of Elements2
Pack Size1Product Weight (lb.)192 lb
Rated Tank Capacity (gallons)80 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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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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    Working well so far
    Was installed a couple of weeks ago by my solar tech. So far, so good. Was difficult to even FIND an 80 gallon WH!
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      I purchased the hot water heater by accident. I didn’t...
      I purchased the hot water heater by accident. I didn’t realize it was solar so I had to return it. Home Depot was very good about returning the water heater. I also purchased another more suitable one from Home Depot. Now, if I can just figure out how to program it. It works with a manual program to but with the internet I can control it remotely
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      When I unpacked the unit the top of the water heater...
      When I unpacked the unit the top of the water heater was dented. It is water tight, but cosmetically looks terrible. Frustrating after all the work carefully transporting to my house
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      Hot water still doesn't last long. Lasted the same as my 60 gallon tank.
      Hot water still doesn't last long. Lasted the same as my 60 gallon tank.
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      Actually need to return it. Works infrequent...
      Actually need to return it. Works infrequent
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