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Piping from a rheem 120 gallon water heater to a 120 gallon storage tank

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It should be 1 inch and either copper or cpvc pipe with the proper 1 step glue,, what is your question???? what are we to get out of what you wrote???????

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    see sir we are looking for water heaters 120 gallons 210 volt,1phase 45000to6000watts

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Can i use the pipe ihad for my 40 gallon hot water heater


If you had a tank-type heater, and installed tankless, then you cannot use the same gas line pipe. You must have 1" gas line running to within 10' of tankless unit, and then 3/4" to tankless... and you cannot use flexible gas line.
You can use same hot and cold water pipes, but install service valves so you can delime the heat exchanger each year.
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Can i use my old vent pipe i had for my old 40 gallon water heater


If you are installing new tankless in place of 40 gallon gas water heater, then you CANNOT use same vent pipe.
You must use larger diameter pipe that is specified by instruction sheet, and the pipe must be approved plastic or stainless steel to avoid corrosion.
The vent pipe must also have a condensate trap to catch acidic water that drips back down the vent pipe.
The reason is that tankless burn more gas than regular tank-type heater... because tankless must raise temperature quickly as water passes in a pipe.
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I have Rheem model 41V50 leaking from the top...The top is a lid with screw....can I buy and replace the top ?


No.
Replace tank.
Buy 40 gallon from local Lowes and install yourself.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-install-gas-water-heater.html

Under thin metal shell is a welded steel tank, surrounded by insulation and then covered with painted metal shell. The shell is what you look at.
The inside steel tank is made to withstand high pressure expansion that comes with heating water.
The steel tank has rusted out.
Turn gas control valve to vacation, so pilot light stays on, and then only heat enough water as needed until you can replace tank.

Prevent next tank from rusting by replacing anode rod, and ground water pipes.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-maintain-water-heater.html

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My family is moving in...how do i increase hot water availability?


large water heater, turn p the themo stat to a higher setting ( watch for burns with young childern and older folks)

or the best install a tempering valve. this valve mixs hot water with cold water before it goes into the building.

Again if you have young ones or old people they can burn faster than any other group.the best is a larger heater for the DIY person.

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Need a blanket for Rheem Water Heater model #22VRP75.


You have 75 gallon gas water heater.
I install water heater insulation 3 ways:
1) Easiest: buy ready-made blanket from Lowes and use duct tape
2) Harder: wrap heater in ordinary fiberglass insulation and use tie wire
3) Hardest: Build a box out of blue styrafoam >> leaving room for air intake for gas water heater, and space around vent pipe

Instructions for gas water heater:
Do not cover TP valve.
No insulation is put over gas valve or air intake.
No insulation touches vent pipe.
Remember the gas water heater has to breathe air into the burner, and aftter combustion takes blace, hot gases escape so extra space is left around hot vent pipe to avoid fire.

Find age of Rheem: look at 3rd and 4th digit of serial number, for example 06 was manufactured in 2006.

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The model I have is actually a 21VP4C-1. The water will not flow into the tank. It trickles in very slowly and then stops after about 1/2 gallon. Is there a float of some kind that may be stuck? The valve...


Turn water off and remove pipes between shut-off valve and water heater.
Water heater inlet may be clogged.
Pipes might be filled with sediment.

If clog is not there, then shut off water to house and remove shut-off valve located above tank.

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I have a Rheem 40 gal. tank that is leaking water front the top where the vent stack is. It is pouring out. Can it be repaired?


A leaking water heater cannot be repaired, assuming it's the tank leaking and not nearby water pipe.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Water-heater-leaking.html

First thing is to protect your property from catastrophic tank failure where tank ruptures and water runs until it is shut off:
Tanks are under pressure when they are hot.
Close cold water shut-off located above tank.
Turn control knob to 'pilot' so pilot is lit but burner will not turn on.
Open hot side on tub for few moments to relieve tank pressure.

Now your property is safe.
You need a new water heater.
In mean time, gas water heater makes 41 gallons hot water per hour.
Shower used 5-9 gallons hot water.
Bath uses 10-15 gallons hot water.
You can turn on water heater for short stretches and limp by until you get a new heater.

Steps for installing gas water heater:
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Where do I find the serial number for a Rheem Stellar gas storage hot water unit


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Labels contain information like model number, tank capacity and BTUs
First 4 digits of serial number are date of manufacture: for example 0604 is June 2004
Take photo of label for easy reading and for your records

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