Rheem
AVERAGE LIFESPAN
12.3 Years out of 46 Checkins.
REVIEWS
4.3 Stars out of 5 Stars based on 19 customer reivews.
REPAIR
2 Average age on 1 repairs.
REASON FOR REPLACEMENT
  • 31 LEAK
  • 5 GAS VALVE / PILOT
  • 4 PRETENTATIVE MAINTENANCE
  • 2 No Hot water
  • 2 VENTING / INSTALLATION
  • 1 Heat Trap
  • 1 flood
Rheem water heaters
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RHEEM
Model
Rating
Age
6 Years
Open/Closed Loop
OPEN LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

A new 50 gallon water heater was installed and the hot and cold were reversed. Thermal expansion tank and Pressure Regulating valve also installed. Venting was also replaced.
KC Water Heaters
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RHEEM
Model
Rating
Age
12 Years
Open/Closed Loop
OPEN LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

Installed with (2) Bradford White water heaters. Replaced pans, flexible copper water connections, flexible gas connectors, replaced gate valve with ball valve to allow for ease of shutting off water in case of emergency.
By The Book Plumbing
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RHEEM
Rating
Age
3 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

Bradford White RG250T6N installed along with Thermal Expansion tank. This is a newer way we are installing our thermal expansion tanks. They are actually strapped to the side of the tank. When the expansion tank fails and possibly even leaks it should minimize damage to the water heater. A 4" 26ga metal vent was also installed. Heavy backdrafting had occurred in this house and as a result the 30ga metal initially used for the flue pipe was insufficient.
KC Water Heaters
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RHEEM
Model
Rating
Age
18 Years
Open/Closed Loop
OPEN LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

The new Bradford White was installed with a new PRV, 4" vent, and thermal expansion tank.
KC Water Heaters
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RHEEM
Model
Rating
Age
15 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

Vent for new water heater was rerouted to gain connector rise. This vent setup poses far less risk of backdrafting than the previous setup.
KC Water Heaters
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RHEEM
Model
Rating
Age
12 Years
Open/Closed Loop
Reason for Replacement

Water heater was replaced
Water Heater Warehouse
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RHEEM
Model
Rating
Age
6 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
GAS VALVE / PILOT

A new water heater was installed along with new venting. There was also a negative pressure issue that was identified and resolved. This is a great example of why you should always hire a licensed professional to install a gas water heater.
KC Water Heaters
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RHEEM
Model
Rating
Age
12 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
Heat Trap

New AO Smith installed along with thermal expansion tank and new PRV. Valve for humidifier also replaced.
KC Water Heaters
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RHEEM
Model
Rating
Age
14 Years
Open/Closed Loop
OPEN LOOP
Reason for Replacement
GAS VALVE / PILOT

New AO Smith installed and thermal expansion tank added.
KC Water Heaters
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RHEEM
Model
Rating
Age
17 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

The water pressure from the city was only 70 psi. The PRV was removed and the house was setup to be on an open loop system. Thermal expansion tank is not required on the open loop system.
KC Water Heaters
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RHEEM
Model
Rating
Age
9 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

Two water heaters were no longer needed so they were replaced with a single 50 gallon GCR50. Thermal expansion tank installed along with new PRV.
KC Water Heaters
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RHEEM
Model
Rating
Age
11 Years
Open/Closed Loop
OPEN LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

New AO Smith tank installed and elevated off the basement floor. The water pressure was right at 80 and no PRV was present. The gas line was corrected and a drip leg was added.
KC Water Heaters
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RHEEM
Model
Rating
Age
16 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

New AO Smith installed along with new PRV and thermal expansion tank. The valve for the humidifier was also replaced.
KC Water Heaters
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RHEEM
Model
Rating
Age
13 Years
Open/Closed Loop
OPEN LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

New AO Smith water heater installed along with new main shutoff and replaced PRV. The flue was also replaced due to calcification and a thin wall. The piping was also shortened and replaced where corrosion was present.
KC Water Heaters
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RHEEM
Model
Rating
Age
6 Years
Open/Closed Loop
OPEN LOOP
Reason for Replacement
VENTING / INSTALLATION

New AO Smith installed and the flexible lines were replaced with solid copper.
KC Water Heaters
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RHEEM
Model
Rating
Age
15 Years
Open/Closed Loop
OPEN LOOP
Reason for Replacement
PRETENTATIVE MAINTENANCE

New AO Smith water heater installed, line for humidifier moved from hot side to cold and new valve was installed.
KC Water Heaters
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RHEEM
Model
Rating
Age
12 Years
Open/Closed Loop
OPEN LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

New AO Smith GCR50400 installed and new gas shutoff put in.
KC Water Heaters
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RHEEM
Model
Rating
Age
13 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

AO Smith water heater installed in this Merriam home. The water pressure was 100 psi so we installed a PRV to lower it to 70 psi. There was also an issue with an outside hosebibb which we were able to fix. When the water was turned back on one of the faucets started to leak. We replaced a seal inside the faucet free of charge to the HO.
KC Water Heaters
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RHEEM
Model
Rating
Age
22 Years
Open/Closed Loop
OPEN LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

A new AO Smith Power Vent model was installed.
KC Water Heaters
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RHEEM
Model
Rating
Age
11 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

A new Pressure Reducing Valve was installed along with a new main water shutoff valve. A thermal expansion tank was also installed and an AO Smith water heater was put in.
KC Water Heaters
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RHEEM
Model
Rating
Age
14 Years
Open/Closed Loop
OPEN LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

This house was on an open system and the pressure was normal. They replaced the GE with an AO Smith and kept the house an open system.
KC Water Heaters
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RHEEM
Model
Rating
Age
10 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
GAS VALVE / PILOT

Upon arrival it was clear that the old flue for the existing water heater had worn thin and had several holes. The flue pipe was replaced all the way to the double wall section. The water pressure was also high due to a failed PRV. The pressure reducing valve was replaced and a thermal expansion tank was installed.
KC Water Heaters
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RHEEM
Model
Rating
Age
12 Years
Open/Closed Loop
OPEN LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

Drip leg added to gas line at lowest point. New shutoff for gas valve installed that allows for emergency shutdown.
KC Water Heaters
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RHEEM
Model
Rating
Age
10 Years
Open/Closed Loop
OPEN LOOP
Reason for Replacement
PRETENTATIVE MAINTENANCE

A new AO Smith GDHE 50 water heater installed along with a new PRV and thermal expansion tank.
KC Water Heaters
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RHEEM
Model
Rating
Age
8 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

New water heater installed along with thermal expansion tank. This tank was under a lot of pressure and lasted only 10 years which is a little below average, even for a Rheem.
KC Water Heaters
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RHEEM
Model
Rating
Age
21 Years
Open/Closed Loop
OPEN LOOP
Reason for Replacement
PRETENTATIVE MAINTENANCE

The new 50 gallon AO Smith to replace the old Rheem water heater. Section of the flue replaced and the old saddle valve connected on the hot line was cut out and installed on the cold line.
KC Water Heaters
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RHEEM
Model
Rating
Age
13 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

Two new Bradford White water heaters installed along with thermal expansion tank. The existing PRV was 13 years old and had some signs of leaking from the outside. A new PRV was installed. The water heaters had a recirculating line installed that provided instant hot water. In order for the recirculating line to work, the heat traps had to be removed from the new water heaters prior to installation.
KC Water Heaters
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RHEEM
Model
Rating
Age
5 Years
Open/Closed Loop
OPEN LOOP
Reason for Replacement
No hot water

New 40 gallon electric water heater and new shutoff valve.
KC Water Heaters
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RHEEM
Model
Rating
Age
13 Years
Open/Closed Loop
OPEN LOOP
Reason for Replacement
GAS VALVE / PILOT

New AO Smith GCG50400 installed along with new shutoff valve for the gas and water supply. There was also a new flue installed to safely vent the water heater.
KC Water Heaters
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RHEEM
Model
Rating
Age
24 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

New AO Smith installed along with Amtrol thermal expansion tank.
KC Water Heaters
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RHEEM
Model
Rating
Age
11 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

New AO Smith installed along with thermal expansion tank inflated to 75 psi. The copper lines were also bonded which should help increase the tank life when paired with a water softener.
KC Water Heaters
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RHEEM
Rating
Age
2 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
GAS VALVE / PILOT

New AO Smith water heaters installed in a parallel system with a 4 gallon thermal expansion tank.
KC Water Heaters
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RHEEM
Model
Rating
Age
14 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

New
KC Water Heaters
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RHEEM
Model
Rating
Age
13 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

New water heater was installed with a pan to catch any future leaks. A thermal expansion tank was installed and inflated to 85 psi.
KC Water Heaters
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RHEEM
Model
Rating
Age
13 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

Install two new AO Smith 50 and add thermal expansion tank. Also replaced the undersized flue connector.
KC Water Heaters
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RHEEM
Model
Rating
Age
5 Years
Open/Closed Loop
OPEN LOOP
Reason for Replacement
No Hot water

Install new AO Smith 40 gallon electric water heater.
KC Water Heaters
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RHEEM
Model
Rating
Age
13 Years
Open/Closed Loop
OPEN LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

Install a 40 gallon AO Smith hot water heater.
KC Water Heaters
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RHEEM
Model
Rating
Age
8 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
VENTING / INSTALLATION

Install rigid copper
KC Water Heaters
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RHEEM
Model
Rating
Age
13 Years
Open/Closed Loop
OPEN LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

Install new AO Smith closer to the flue. A flue liner had been installed so the water lines and gas line just had to be moved to the new location.
KC Water Heaters
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RHEEM
Model
Rating
Age
8 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
flood

Install new AO Smith water heater and add thermal expansion tank.
KC Water Heaters
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RHEEM
Model
Rating
Age
14 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

Install new AO Smith hot water heater.
KC Water Heaters
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RHEEM
Model
Rating
Age
14 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

Install State Select hot water heater.
KC Water Heaters
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RHEEM
Model
Rating
Age
16 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
PRETENTATIVE MAINTENANCE

Install new state GS650YBRT hot water heater with thermal expansion tank. The expansion tank is a code requirement on all closed loop systems in OP. The saddle valve was replaced on the water heater and a new shutoff was installed.
KC Water Heaters
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RHEEM
Model
Rating
Age
2 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

KC Water Heaters
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RHEEM
Model
Rating
Age
14 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

Install 50 gallon AO Smith.
KC Water Heaters
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RHEEM
Model
Rating
Age
23 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

Changed slope on flue, added thermal expansion tank, replaced condensate line.
KC Water Heaters
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RHEEM
Model
Rating
Age
12 Years
Open/Closed Loop
CLOSED LOOP
Reason for Replacement
LEAK

Water took some time to drain out of the pipes, luckily we have a tool to allow us to sweat on a shutoff valve even when the water is still draining from the lines. New copper lines and fittings installed along with a new humidifier supply shutoff valve.
KC Water Heaters
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