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I cant seem to find were the gallon size is on my reliance 501 electric water heater were might it be located?

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Look at label on side of tank.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Figure-Volts-Amps-Watts-for-water-heater.html

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http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/WaterHeaterSerialNumberDecoder.pdf
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http://www.aosmith.com/OperatingUnits/Detail.aspx?id=138&ekmensel=c580fa7b_12_0_138_3
Reliance is an AO Smith company

http://www.reliancewaterheaters.com/prod/elec.html
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The serial number seems to show it was made in 1994, so the spec sheet would be difficult to find
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http://www.reliancewaterheaters.com/lit/spec/electric/R606E0510.pdf

Typical 40 gallon Reliance electric:
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http://www.reliancewaterheaters.com/lit/spec/electric/R909E0510.pdf
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