50 Gallon Rheem Natural Gas Tank Water Heater (TALL)

Professional Classic™ Atmospheric Series

.64 UEF
More hot water at a low operating cost

FHR: 54 to 90 gallons for natural gas
Recovery: 30.3 to 40.4 GPH at a 90 degree rise, based on model

Guardian System™ & Sensor
Exclusive air/fuel shut-off device
Maintenance free - no filter to clean

Low Emissions
Eco-friendly burner, low NOx design
Meets 40 ng/J NOx requirements

Longer Life
Rheem exclusive R-Tech (resistored) anode rod provides long-lasting tank protection

High Altitude Compliant
All models certified up to 6,000 ft. above sea level
Some models certified up to 10,200 ft. above sea level, check factory for listings

Easy to light - no matches required
EverKleen™ patented system fights sediment build-up
Enhanced-flow brass drain valve
Low lead compliant
Temperature and pressure relief valve included
Standard replacement parts

6-Year limited tank and parts warranty*
With ProtectionPlus™ the 6-year limited tank warranty becomes 10-year
* See Residential Warranty Certificate for complete information

Nominal Capacity: 50 Gallons
Rated Capacity: 48 Gallons
First Hr. Rating:  85 Gallons
REC. GPH 90 deg Rise: 38.4
Energy Factor: 0.64 UEF
Height: 58 3/8"
Height to Vent: 61 1/4"
Diameter: 20 1/2"
Height to Gas Conn: 14 1/4"
BTU Input: 38,000
Water Connection Size: 3/4"
Max Temperature: 140° Fahrenheit
Max Pressure:  150 PSI

Specification Sheets

Additional information


Energy Star Certified


Model Number

PROG50-38N RH60

3 reviews for 50 Gallon Rheem Natural Gas Tank Water Heater (TALL)

  1. Lambert

    This 50 Gallon Rheem Natural Gas Tank Water Heater is a total game-changer for home comfort! The price for such a reliable and high-performance water heater is remarkably reasonable, and its efficiency in providing ample hot water left me thoroughly impressed. For anyone seeking a top-notch water heating solution without breaking the bank, this heater is an absolute steal!

  2. Dalton B

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  3. Sutton D

    I recently purchased the 50 Gallon Rheem Natural Gas Tank Water Heater (TALL), and to my sheer delight, the unbeatable price, coupled with the exceptional quality of the equipment and its stellar performance, has made this product an absolute steal that far exceeded my expectations!

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