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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:Can I use this heater to heat 2 zones on a 1,300 sf house? What's high temp setting?
by|Jan 2, 2022
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A:  Hi Charles Peters and thank you for your question. you can not.

by|Jan 4, 2022

    A:  I been using AO Smith heater for my house. Excellent 30 degrees and above. A struggle in the 20s and below. The high temp seems to be 120 the deltaT is about 10 degrees. Looking for something i can get up to 140. A boiler makes water about 180.

    by|Jan 24, 2024

      A:  You can not. This is a water heater to provide hot water for a house, not suppose to provide heat to the housevv

      by|Jan 3, 2022
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        Q:Is there an option to use this unit with LP gas??
        by|Dec 22, 2021
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        A:  Hi Fred and thank you for your question. No there is not.

        by|Dec 22, 2021
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          Q:Does this come with ALL NECESSARY PARTS for exhaust installion (new install) except the pvc pipe?
          by|Dec 22, 2021
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          A:  Hi Frank and thank you for your question. Yes it does.

          by|Jan 24, 2022

            A:  I just installed this a couple months ago. I believe I just had to but the pvc and pvc cement/primer. Everything else was there. 

            by|Dec 25, 2021
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              Q:Why a regularly vented water heater is much more popular than a power-vent heater, besides the cost?
              by|Sep 30, 2021
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              A:  If you were talking about the old school or a fence up to the attic, I believe they would be a little more popular because most houses already have the exhaust pipes ran and quite possibly do not have an Outlet near to plug in the power van. I decided to redo my roof and instead of fixing my chimney I am just going to take it out so I had to get one of these so I could run the exhaust on the side of my house. I had to run the required PVC and run an extra outlet to plug visit before I could use it.

              by|Apr 12, 2023
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              A:  Hi Andrew and thank you for your question. I'm sorry, but there is no way to answer a "more popular" question. you might want to speak with the installer or people that you have gotten the "more popular" unit comments from.

              by|Sep 30, 2021
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                Q:Does a 12-year warrantee heater use different materials, e.g. stainless steel, for the tank, as compared to a 6-year warrantee heater, which is typically built with a regular carbon steel tank?
                by|Sep 30, 2021
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                A:  Hi Andrew and thank you for your question. No it does not.

                by|Sep 30, 2021
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                  Q:If my existing heater is a power vent type, can I buy a regular non-power-vent heater? What takes to install a non-power-vent heater on an existing power vent heater vent system?
                  by|Sep 30, 2021
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                  A:  Hi Andrew and thank you for your question. For installation question differences you woujld want to speak with an installer to go over local code restrictions.

                  by|Sep 30, 2021
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                    Q:What is the advantage of using a power venter heater which costs much more than a regular heater?
                    by|Sep 30, 2021
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                    A:  Hi Andrew and thank you for your question. The gas power vent water heaters offer flexible venting options using PVC, ABS, or CPVC vent pipe options with either vertical or horizontal termination. The recovery rate and the Uniform Energy Factor (UEF) are generally higher.

                    by|Sep 30, 2021
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                      Q:Does this unit have an igniter or a pilot light?
                      by|Aug 6, 2021
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                      A:  Hi tomdee and thank you for your question. This appliance has an automatic spark ignition system.

                      by|Aug 9, 2021
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                        Q:How do i know if i need a tall or short 40 gal gas power vented water heater to replace my old power vented gas water heater (i do not know if my old heater is tall or short).
                        by|Jul 8, 2021
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                        A:  Measure how tall the existing one is and Voila! There's your answer

                        by|Nov 20, 2022

                          A:  Hi Tm and thank you for your question. It depends on space available.

                          by|Aug 13, 2021
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                            Q:Do this have vents that need to be cleaned out?
                            by|Jun 3, 2021
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                            A:  Hi Sunny and thank you for your question. Yes it does.

                            by|Jun 3, 2021