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Questions and Answers for Rheem Performance 50 Gal. Short 6 Year 36,000 BTU Natural Gas Power Vent Tank Water Heater

Internet #307249495

Model #XG50S06PV36U0

Store SKU #1004653821

  • Can vent up to 150 feet: See specification sheet for max. lengths
  • Features multiple venting options for inexpensive installation
  • Restricted in CA and UT – see disclaimer below

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Q:Will 50 gallon tank fit in the previous 40 gallon tank space?
by|Mar 8, 2023
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A:  Hi DonF and thank you for your question. Please check the size of both units. The size for the one you linked is: Specifications Dimensions: H 51.25 in, W 23.75 in, D 23.75 in

by|Mar 9, 2023
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    Q:How many amperes does the blower motor draw when the blower is running?
    by|Mar 1, 2023
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    A:  Hi monteg3534 and thank you for your question. The maximum current draw is approximately 5.0 amps.

    by|Mar 2, 2023
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      Q:Minimum vent for 2? and 3?? I need to go up and 4? and over about 7?? will this be enough venting for the motor?
      by|Feb 14, 2023
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      A:  Hi Jeff and thank you for your question. When using 2 in. (5.1 cm) diameter pipe and fittings: 1. Connect the vent system piping to the blower assembly using the already installed 2 in. (5.1 cm) diameter rubber coupling and clamp. (See Figure 1). 2. Tighten the clamp between 30 to 40 in. lbs. 3. For the vent terminal, use the 2 in. (5.1 cm) diameter, Schedule 40, PVC, 45° elbow supplied with the water heater. When using 3 in. (7.6 cm) diameter pipe and fittings: 1. Install a straight length of 2 in. (5.1 cm) diameter pipe to the rubber coupling on the blower assembly, followed by a 2 in. (5.1 cm) to 3 in. (7.6 cm) diameter pipe increaser fitting (See Figure 2). 2. Tighten the clamp between 30 to 40 in. lbs. 3. For the vent terminal, use a 3 in. (7.6 cm) diameter, Schedule 40, PVC, 45° elbow (not supplied). DO NOT use unequal diameters of pipe and fittings for the vent systems except as defined previously. IMPORTANT: Ensure that the coupling clamp is tight before allowing the water heater to operate. When using CPVC or ABS pipe and fittings, use 90° elbows of the corresponding size and material for the vent terminal. The minimum and maximum equivalent lengths for the vent system are shown in Table 1. • The vent termination is not included in the equivalency calculations. NOTICE: A 90°, 1/4 standard bend or long bend elbow is equivalent to 5 ft. (1.52 m) of straight pipe. A 45°, 1/8 standard bend or long bend elbow is equivalent to 2.5 ft. (0.76 m) of straight pipe. DO NOT use short bend elbows. Use only standard and/ or long bend elbows. Table 1 From Sea Level through 2,000 Ft. (609 m) Above Sea Level ModelGas Heater InputVent System Diameter Min. Allowed Equivalent Vent Length Max. Allowed Equivalent Vent LengthVent System TerminationBtu/hr.InchesFeetMetersFeetMeters AllNatural & Propane 42,000 40,000 36,000 32,000 272.15516.745° Elbow 372.115045.745° Elbow From 2,000 Ft. (609 m) through 7,800 Ft. (2,377 m) Above Sea Level ModelGas Heater InputVent System Diameter Min. Allowed Equivalent Vent Length Max. Allowed Equivalent Vent LengthVent System TerminationBtu/hr.InchesFeetMetersFeetMeters 40 GallonNatural40,000 272.1257.645° Elbow 372.115045.745° Elbow 40 GallonPropane36,000 272.13510.645° Elbow 372.115045.745° Elbow 40 GallonNatural & Propane 36,000 32,000 272.14012.245° Elbow 372.115045.745° Elbow 50 GallonNatural & Propane 42,000 36,000 32,000 272.13510.645° Elbow 372.115045.745° Elbow. Horizontal Vent Installation Read these instructions thoroughly and make sure you understand all steps and procedures before proceeding with the installation. Determine the locations for the vent terminal then make a hole through the exterior wall to accommodate the vent pipe. • Maintain a minimum horizontal distance of 12 in. (30.5 cm) between the vent terminal centerline. Insert vent pipe through the wall as shown. • Allow sufficient length of pipe to extend beyond the exterior wall of the building for attachment of the vent terminal. Place the supplied mesh metal screen inside each terminal fitting. NOTICE: For cold climates, the screen may be removed. Connect the terminal to the vent pipe, which extends out of the building. • Ensure that the back of the supplied terminal is flush with the outside wall surface. Complete the installation of the remainder of the vent system and attach it to the vent connector fitting on the water heater’s blower assembly. • Horizontal lengths of the vent system must slope downward a minimum of 1/8 in. per foot (10 mm per m); IMPORTANT: When the vent system cannot be sloped away from the water heater or, if the vent system has vertical section(s), then all horizontal sections must slope upwards a minimum of 1/8 in. per foot (10 mm per m); DO NOT use unequal diameters of pipe and fittings for the vent system except as defined previously. Support vertical and horizontal lengths of the vent system as previously mentioned.Horizontal Vent Riser Terminal Installation Read these instructions thoroughly and make sure you understand all steps and procedures before proceeding with the installation. Determine the locations for the vent terminal then make a hole through the exterior wall to accommodate the vent pipe. • Maintain a minimum distance from the vent terminal of not less than 1 ft. (30.5 cm) above grade or average snowfall whichever is greater. Insert length of the vent pipe through the wall as shown. • Allow sufficient length of pipe to extend beyond the exterior wall of the building for attachment of the vent riser assemblies as shown. • Place the supplied mesh metal screen inside the terminal fitting. NOTICE: For cold climates, the screen may be removed. Front View Terminal assembly to be parallel to wall. Short piece of pipe Connect the vent riser assembly to the vent pipe, which extends out of the building. • Ensure that the back of the 90° elbow is flush with the outside wall surface and that the vent termination of the vent riser is parallel with the outside wall. IMPORTANT: Remember to include the additional 90° elbows and vertical height of vent pipes of the vent riser when calculating the maximum equivalent vent system length. The maximum equivalent, vent system length must be as specified in Table 1. • The vent termination is not included in the equivalency calculations. Complete the installation of the remainder of the vent system and attach it to the vent connector fitting on the water heater's blower assembly. • Horizontal sections of the vent system must slope downward toward the water heaters a minimum of 1/8 in. per foot (10 mm per m). DO NOT use unequal diameter of pipe and fittings for the vent system except as defined previously. Support vertical and horizontal lengths of the vent system as previously mentioned.Vertical Vent InstallationThe location of the vent terminal depends on the following minimum clearances and considerations. Minimum 12 in. (30.5 cm) above roof. Minimum 12 in. (30.5 cm) above anticipated snow level. Maximum 24 in. (61cm) above roof level without additional support for vent. Four (4) ft. (1.22 m) from any gable, dormer or other roof structure with building interior access (i.e., vent, window, etc.). Ten (10) ft. (3.05m) from any forced air inlet to the building. Any fresh or make-up air inlet such as a dryer or furnace area is considered to be a forced air inlet. Maintain a minimum horizontal distance of 12 in. (30.5 cm) between the vent and combustion air-inlet terminal centerlines. Maintain a minimum distance from the vent and the combustion air-inlet terminals of not less than 12 in. (30.5 cm) above grade or average snowfall, whichever is greater. Read these instructions thoroughly and make sure you understand all steps and procedures before proceeding with the installation. Determine the locations for the vent terminal then Terminals with Mesh Protective Screen. Note: Termination Restrictors used on 75 Gallon models ONLY Terminal # make a hole through the roof and interior ceiling(s) to accommodate the vent pipe. Assemble the vent pipe assembly. Install the vent system and attach it to the vent connector fitting on the water heater’s blower assembly. Horizontal lengths of the vent system must slope towards the water heater a minimum of 1/8 in. per foot (10 mm per m). • Support vertical and horizontal lengths of the vent system as previously mentioned. • Determine the vent terminal height and cut the pipe accordingly. • Insert length of vent pipes through the ceiling wall as shown. • Install adequate flashing where the vent pipe pass through the roof. • Connect a short piece of pipe approximately 3 in. (7.6 cm) in length between terminal and elbow. • Place the supplied 1/2 in. (1.3 cm) mesh metal screen inside the terminal fitting then connect a short piece of pipe approximately 3 in. (7.6 cm) in length between the terminal and elbow. NOTICE: For cold climates, the screens may be removed.

      by|Feb 15, 2023
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        Q:Can this be converted to propane ?
        by|Jan 20, 2023
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        A:  Hi BGil and thank you for your question. No it can not.

        by|Jan 20, 2023
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          Q:Why does a 40 gallon powervent cost mor ethan a 50 gallon unit?
          by|Dec 28, 2022
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          A:  Because they sell far far fewer 40 gallon models.

          by|Jan 11, 2023

            A:  Hi GEOrge and thank you for your quesiton. For pricing questions, please contact the local outlets.

            by|Oct 12, 2023
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              Q:My current unit has a electrical plug. Does this unit come with an electrical plug or MUST it be hard wired?
              by|Dec 27, 2022
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              A:  It does comes with electric plug.  Just plug in and motor should run time to time during the day.

              by|Jan 4, 2023
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                A:  Hi LenC and thank you for your question. The power vent needs to be plugged in.

                by|Dec 28, 2022
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                  Q:is the height from the bottom of heater to the top of the power vent
                  by|Dec 26, 2022
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                  A:  Hi scott and thank you for your question. No it is the height of the unit.

                  by|Dec 29, 2022
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                    Q:Can I use the water heater without the power vent fan installed
                    by|Nov 10, 2022
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                    A:  No, you CAN NOT!

                    by|Jan 11, 2023

                      A:  Hi Timp and thank you for your question. Yes you can.

                      by|Nov 3, 2023
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                        Q:Can this water heater replace AO Smith water heater model # GPNH 50 100?
                        by|Nov 5, 2022
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                        A:  Hi Mike and thank you for your question. The unit you linked is also a 50 gallon unit.

                        by|Nov 7, 2022
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                          Q:Flue size?
                          by|Oct 6, 2022
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                          A:  Hi raymondrowlands and thank you for your question. It can be either 2" or 3". Please check the manual and specification sheets for further information.

                          by|Oct 7, 2022