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Rheem 42vp50f


Contact rheem about model differences.
Shop around for cost comparison.
Copy following link:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-install-gas-water-heater.html
http://waterheatertimer.org/Which-is-best-gas-water-heater.html
I usually recommend avoiding Rheem, but others disagree.
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Aug 12, 2013 | Water Heaters

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I have a ecosense tankless water heater #rtg-74pvn-2 how far can i take the vent


Feb 2013
1) Rheem/EcoSense tankless product manual does not have specifications for length. Error 11 will let you know if venting is improper.
Often, tankless are installed outside because unobstructed venting is key for combustion of the amount of gas coming out of 3/4" gas line.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Troubleshoot-Rheem-Tankless-water-heater.html

2) Copy following link for Bradford White venting: Exactly same as Rheem, but more installation detail. No maximum lengths given.
For lengths greater than 5 feet, a condensate trap must be installed. Acidic water from hydrocarbon combustion will damage metal, and destroy heat exchanger inside tankless if water drips back into unit.
http://hometips.me/Tls/Venting-Bradford-White-tankless-gas.pdf

3) Copy following link for tank-type power vent tables:
Generally, the longer distance requires larger vent diameter, and there is max number of elbows and/or air-flow restrictions.
http://hometips.me/Mar/Bradford-White-Power-Vent%20-tables.pdf

4) Otherwise call Rheem/EcoSense, and add comment saying what resources they offer.

Mar 06, 2013 | Water Heaters

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Have 75 gallon gas water heater. Can I run 90 PVC off top power vent without vertical PVC first? Have Richmond unit.


1) I believe you can immediately elbow the PVC pipe.
There is a limit for how many elbows can be used between blower and termination, and limit is determined by diameter of PVC pipe.

2) Copy following link for venting resources and typical Rheem and Richmond power vent manuals, and diameter-elbow pdf from Bradford White.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-gas-water-heater.html#venting

3) Richmond is Rheem. Product manual will show specifications for venting.
Product warranty is voided if installation does not follow specifications shown in manual.

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Replacing a rheem power vent water heater


1) Avoid Rheem.
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/Which-is-best-gas-water-heater.pdf
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-install-gas-water-heater.html

2) Maintain water heater. Pay yourself 10$ a month in future replacement costs.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-maintain-water-heater.html

3) Read product manual for power vent specifications.
Keep in mind that power vent on top of heater can sometimes cover access to anode rod located on top of tank.

Dec 21, 2012 | Water Heaters

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Rheem Intelli-vent intermittently goes in lockout mode


Rheem does not post service manuals.
However AO Smith has posted relevant service manual:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-gas-water-heater.html#intellivent

Have you cleaned the air intake located under combustion chamber, and inspected for broken glass vial?
Rheem FVIR system uses glass vial that breaks if combustion air is slowed, and resulting combustion causes slow-moving venting of hot gasses, causing overheating that breaks glass vial.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-repair-Rheem-FVIR.html

Check gas pressure.

Replace gas control valve:
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/How-to-replace-water-heater-gas-valve.pdf

Oct 09, 2012 | Water Heaters

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I have a rheem power vent 21vp75e-1 it ignites the burner for couple of seconds and shuts off and retry to ignite into a lock out I wire jump the vacuum switch and it works properly than i replace the...


Before calling service technician, read manual for troubleshooting and yearly maintenance requirements.
Open following links to identify same-similar product and download manual.
Once you have product showing on page, click 'specs-docs' tab to see use-and-care manual.
http://www.rheem.com/product.aspx?id=C24E3F52-A6A4-4BC7-AF5B-0DF23A7A0263
http://www.rheem.com/Products/tank_water_heaters/gas_water_heaters
http://globalimageserver.com/fetchDocument.aspx?id=c0471d58-5e59-4be6-96f7-68361b8fb515
Rheem site loads slow, and some manuals never load.
Typical power vent manual:
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/Rheem-power-vent-manual.pdf

I believe the 21VP is older and Rheem does not show older manuals, but manuals are generally generic enough to help greatly. Year of manufacture show as second and third digit of serial number.

Lockout condition requires service technician and part replacement, or call Rheem and have them send part.
I found one link that talks about FV lockout that may or may not pertain to your issue:
http://www.diychatroom.com/f7/rheem-hot-water-heater-pilot-burner-not-staying-lit-65755/

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I too have an issue where our Rheem power vent water heater will not stay lit. I cannot see that it has a thermocouple though. I can only see the "glowplug" with two wires. The glow plug is fine....


You do not have thermocouple on your unit, you have a sensor. Rheem power vent water heaters ir very sensitive to any pressure changes. There are several things you can do to trouble shoot your water heater. Make sure the flue vent is fully open all the way out of the house. Unplug the unit from its electrical power source for 3 minutes, and then rest the heater. Make sure you have an adequate fuel supply, you may need to contact your local utility for a free inspection.

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Rheem Power Vent 2 occasioallly will not light. I


most likely the flame sensor. take it out and clean with steel wool or replace.

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Rheem power vent motor doesn't shut off


There could be blockage in your water heaters venting on the outside of the home. It sound like the high limit switch has been tripped. Try unplugging the tank and plugging it back in. this will reset the tank. if the problem persists you will want to call your provider for service.

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Rheem water heater, will start but flame lasts 10 seconds


Is the vent fan working well and can you feel unobstructed air out the termination fitting outside?

Apr 04, 2009 | Water Heaters

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