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Is it a health risk if I install a Rheem 82XR80-2 in my house?

I bought an 80 gallon electric heater at a second hand store, new in box Rheem 82XR80-2, the description said for non-human use, does that mean I'm putting myself at risk if I install it?

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This heater contains higher amounts of lead than the safe water drinking act allows and it is against Federal Law to install in a human consumption usage situation. You should not install it due to high lead hazard

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probably the thermostat ,also this could be your dip tube broke (burned) off! this tube takes the incoming cold water and sends it to bottom of tank! so only the hot water comes out the top...if broke, the incoming water mixes in the top of tank and presto! lukewarm water.. also I want to point out, as a plumber of 25 years, replacing estimated 200 plus tanks..that the average lifespan of tanks seem to be 11 years....really! so don't spend too much money on this one ! John

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SOURCE: is 30a sufficient for a 80 gallon electric hw

The wattage of the heating elements will determine the amperage you need. Take the total wattage of all the elements and divide it by the voltage you are using (probably 220). That will give you the amperage. Example: 4400 watts divided by 220 volts equals 20 amps.

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SOURCE: HOOKED UP WATER HEATER CANNOT GET HOT WATER

recently got a new water heater, we are not getting very much hot water and I think it is hooked up wrong. Cold water coming to the tank is in (H) spot on the heater and?? will this keep us from getting very much water???

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SOURCE: Loud blower on my new Rheem Power Vent 2 water heater

find out if it does the same noise with the venting disconnected

Posted on Jan 16, 2010

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I have water in the junction box on top of my hot water heater and into the electrical conduit leading to the hot water heater.


I do not see your earlier post with photo.

The problem could be the conduit.....
-disconnect the conduit and wires from water heater
-run wire into a junction box set lower than top of water heater... -then run another #10 wire from the junction box up to water heater...
-So if water is coming from conduit, it will accumulate into junction box and not in the water heater wiring cavity.

Next thing....
... a water softener can cause rusted tank.
-Softened water adversely affects anode rod...
-causing anode rod to deplete faster...
-once anode rod is gone, then tank begins to rust.
-Here are details for checking anode rod each 2-3 years:
http://waterheatertimer.org/Replace-anode-rod.html
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-maintain-water-heater.html
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-electric-problems-with-water-heater.html

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I need part # for heating element 81V80D


Buy generic element from hardware store:
Copy following link to identify element and see installation tips.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-replace-water-heater-element.html

80 gallon, non-simultaneous electric heaters usually have 4500 watt elements

Avoid promotion of 'lifetime' or 'resistorized' or 'all copper' elements as a waste of your money, ... but might be beneficial by adding surge to the economy.

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I have an 80 gallon Rheem Hot water heater #81V80D A. In the last 5 days it stopped heating water after 6PM. I have hot water all day, but none at night. What do you suggest?


1) I bet the water heater has hot water, but hot does not arrive at tap because of bad faucet cartridge or bad recirculation system check valve
http://waterheatertimer.org/Crossover.html
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-electric-problems-with-water-heater.html#crossover

2) When cold water arrives at tap, go check if water heater has hot water. Then do the crossover test. Then add comment and say what you discover

3) Electric water heaters can be repaired by homeowner using generic off-the-shelf parts from local hardware store.

Feb 18, 2013 | Rheem Water Heaters

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Energy factor rating


Rheem 50 gallon Pro52-2 has EF .95, which makes it ordinary 240Volt 4500 watt non-simultaneous electric water heater that produces about 21 gallons hot water per hour, with 67 gallon first hour delivery.
Recommend 80 gallon per hour first hour for oversized bathtub.
http://bostonheatingsupply.com/Rheem/Rheem%20Residential%20Electric/Professional/Rheem_ResidentialElectric_Professional%20Spec%20Sheet.pdf

Maintain electric water heater and it will last indefinitely.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-maintain-water-heater.html
http://waterheatertimer.org/9-ways-to-save-with-water-heater.html

Anode rod is located on top in separate port.
Anode keeps tank from rusting.

Year of Rheem water heater manufacture shows 3rd and 4th digit of serial number.

Nov 25, 2012 | Water Heaters

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Where can i get a 21dv50 water heater to buy


21dv50 is discontinued. This is ordinary tank-type 50 gallon gas water heater.
Amazon sells 50 gallon 22V50F1 Rheem water heater for $420 with free shipping ... but who carries the warranty?

Frankly you can get in-store returns, and buy same quality gas water heater at local box store since Rheem makes GE water heaters at home Depot.
Other brands are equally good, as AO Smith makes Kenmore water heaters at Sears and Whirlpool at Lowes.

I prefer the AO Smith because maintenance is easier.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-install-gas-water-heater.html

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My rheem 50 gal water heater model 81mv52d keeps tripping the breaker, what do i need to do to stop this


Check all wiring at water heater and possible upper thermostat is bad, and in need of replacement.

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What cause the water heater to take more than an hour to heated up and unable to last longer. Usually its take about 15 min. to heat up and can last longer.


'Rheem 81VP15S point of use' is a single-element, 15 gallon, 120V electric.
Other 'point-of-use' sizes range from 2-1/2 to 6 gallon to 20 gallon.

Electric water heaters have 2 parts: thermostat and element. One is not functioning correctly. Most likely the element caused by sediment build-up.

How to determine if tank has element or thermostat problem:
Do not turn off water going into tank. Put hose on drain valve. Open drain valve. Does water come out like open spigot? If water does not flow, then heater is likely clogged with sediment.

Solution 1: If water flows out like a spigot, the thermostat is probably bad. Read: How to replace thermostat.

Solution 2: Water does not flow, so element is surrounded by sediment build-up and cannot heat water. You need to clean out tank with shop vac, and put in new element ... plan full day and 3 trips to hardware store. Simply draining tank will not remove sediment. Sediment is chunky and will not come out voluntarily.

Buy element before starting:
-Turn off electricity
-Open cover on side of tank, remove insulation (these have to be put back for proper operation of thermostat)
-The are 2 electrical parts >>the element and the thermostat which is located above element
-Element wattage is printed on element and also shows on label on side of tank
-I think Rheem element is held in place with 4 hex bolts
-Take photo of element to hardware store so you have part on hand before removing old element
-If element is 1-1/2' diameter hex type, you need inexpensive element wrench from hardware store + the element

Drain tank and clean sediment:
-Read: To open drain on water heater so water comes out
-Read: How to clean sediment out of water heater

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I have a Rheem 41v50n (about 10 years old)and the pilot light went out and will not re-light. Gas comes out when I hold the botton down, but it goes out again when I let go. Any simple fixes, or should I...


The thermocouple just needs to be replaced. Can be bought for around ten bucks at many hardware store or heating supply house. Simple installation. Takes about ten minutes to install. They come in different lentghs, see how long yours is before you buy, so you get the right one.

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Heating element cycling on and off fairly often


Yes, unfortunelty elextric water heaters do cycle a lot. They are a little bit different from gas water heaters, in the fact that they run differently and seem to run out of hot water faster, then gas water heaters. Just make sure, that the thermostat is set at 120 F. The thermostat will be behind a panel, and under the electrical wire connections. You will have to use a flathead screw driver, to change the temp. settings, if they need changing. Also, make sure that once a year, that you flip the Pressure relief valve to equalize the pressure and to drain at least 2 gallons of water out of the tank.

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