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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:The Energy Guide link says annual usage is estimated at $479. Is this correct? All the other similar models are around $270. In addition, the photos that customers included are also under $300.
by|Sep 2, 2022
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A:  Hi Molly and thank you for your question. The pricing is based on the cost of gas at the time of testing. This will be different due to fluctuations. One tested showed 2.41 per therm and another test for a different unit showed 1.07 per therm.

by|Sep 2, 2022
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    Q:Will this water heater operate at 8,400 ft altitude?
    by|Jul 14, 2022
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    A:  Hi Robert and thank you for your question. This water heater can be installed at elevations up to 7,800 ft. (2,377 m) above sea level.

    by|Jul 14, 2022
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      Q:Can I rotate the exhaust fan and vent flue 180 degrees?
      by|Jul 7, 2022
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      A:  Hi Phil and thank you for your question. You can not.

      by|Jul 19, 2023
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        Q:Is it vent type category III or category IV?
        by|Jun 14, 2022
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        A:  Hi Robby and thank you for your question. The Flexible venting options up to 100 ft. using PVC, ABS or CPVC vent pipe options.

        by|Nov 20, 2022
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          Q:What is the power draw of the unit in standby and while heating? Is the CFM volume of the blower available?
          by|Mar 29, 2022
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          A:  Hi Twodog and thank you for your question. For the 40S model, it works out to ~170W per day or 7W per hr. of power consumption during stand-by. In general this applies to all PV models.

          by|Apr 1, 2022
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            Q:So, does the power vent waterheater sense the temperature of the water and thus turn on and off both the burner and the blower in it's programed sequence, thus not running the blower continuosly when the water is up to temperature?
            by|Mar 29, 2022
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            A:  Hi Twodog and thank you for your question. yes it does.

            by|Mar 29, 2022
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              Q:Hi is Carlos again....I don't see a yes in de answer...so just to be sure ..can I use this model specifically in New Jersey ?
              by|Feb 19, 2022
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              A:  yes

              by|May 17, 2022

              A:  Hi Carlos and thank you for your question. As long as local codes allow it you can.

              by|Apr 19, 2022
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                Q:Is this model unit a ULN air quality approved to use in Ney Jersey
                by|Feb 15, 2022
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                A:  Hi Carlos and thank you for your question. ULN stands for Ultra Lo-Nox and is only designated for 13 counties in CA and in UT. All our models are Lo-Nox however, so this heater would be rated to work in every state outside of UT and the 13 counties in CA. Please see below: California and 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

                by|Feb 15, 2022
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                  Q:What size of gas pipe is required?
                  by|Feb 11, 2022
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                  A:  Hi Yusuke and thank you for your question. for gas pipe sizing, please contact a gas technician / installer, or gas provider.

                  by|Feb 11, 2022
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                    Q:How loud is the power vent?
                    by|Feb 10, 2022
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                    A:  Hi Kevin and thank you for your question. It is about 65-70 decibels.

                    by|May 7, 2023