Rheem 42VR50-40F Fury 50 Gallon Tall Natural Gas Residential Water Heater 40000 Max BTU Input

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Fury Collection Residential Natural Gas Water Heater with Tall 50 Gallon Tank 40000 Max BTU Input

Guardian System™

Rheem's Guardian System provides double protection, shutting off both air and fuel systems should it detect the presence of flammable vapor accumulation. This system is also maintenance free with no filter to clean.

Longer Tank Life

Standard anode rods help protect water heater tanks from rust. This unit uses a patented magnesium anode rod design that incorporates a special resistor, resulting in longer tank life.


Patented EverKleen™ system fights sediment build-up which helps to reduce fuel cost and provide more hot water.

Low Emissions

Fury's eco-friendly burner is a low nitrous oxide emission design, meeting 40 ng/J emission requirements


  • Easy to Light - No matches required
  • Brass drain valve
  • Temperature and Pressure relief valve
  • Meets or exceeds National Appliance Energy Conservation Act (NAECA) requirements


  • Tank Capacity: 50 Gallons
  • Energy Factor: 0.62
  • Performance:
    • First Hour Rating: 83 gallons
    • Recovery at 90 degree rise: 40.4 Gallons/Hour
  • Max BTU Input: 40000
  • Altitude Certification: 6000 ft. above sea level
  • Warranty: 6 Year Limited Tank - 6 Year Limited Parts

Rheem has been manufacturing water heaters since the 1930's, with coast to coast distribution by 1936. Their product offerings cover commercial and residential heating, cooling, solar water heating systems, conventional storage-style water heaters, tankless water heaters, replacement parts and accessories. Rheem's manufacturing facilities are ISO 9001 certified, with four facilities in the United States. Choose an industry leader that is respected for reliability. Choose Rheem.

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Rheem 42VR50-40F Reviews

Rated 1 out of 5 by from NIghtmare experience Water heater died. Knowing I had guests coming for Thanksgiving dinner, I bought a Rheem gas-fired water heater. Installed it (which took me quite a while as I am not a professional plumber). Pilot would not light. Called technical support. They told me they were over-nighting the required part to me to arrive the following day and that a local plumber would call me to schedule installation. Guy never called. Second call: Was told someone would be calling me within another hour. Third call: Rheem then told me they personally called another plumber in their service network who would call me "within minutes". No call. I called the plumber. He told me he could not schedule install until he knows I have the part. Fourth call: Rheem told me they could not confirm the part had, in fact shipped until the following morning. So I would have to call then. Fifth call: After a long time on hold they told me it had not shipped yet. Now advised it would arrive the day after Thanksgiving. I asked where I could buy the part locally (at my own expense).Tech support told me they don't have that info. I argued they MUST at least know who their wholesale distributor is in Maryland so I could locate the part and advise their local plumber that the part is available or pick it up and have it available at my home for him to install. Rheem tech support guy just kept repeating they don't have that info. I asked him to do me the favor of calling their parts division to find out. Told me they don't have the info necessary to make that call within their own company. I elevated the matter to a supervisor. He just kept repeating they are the tech support department and don't have the info necessary to contact the parts division. No rationale. Just kept repeating, "We are just tech support. We don't have that information" over and over again as if purposely trying to irritate me. I asked to elevate it one level higher - just to find out who is the local parts distributor. Was left on hold for 35 minutes before I hung up. The call wasted more than an hour. Calls the prior day amounted to nearly two hours. On top of that I called 8 plumbers and 6 supply companies around the state. Was told by several of them that no company stocks Rheem water heater parts. It became clear why Rheem tech support refused to provide the name of any wholesaler or retailer of parts in Maryland and simply kept repeating, "We are just tech support. We don't have that information". There are no parts wholesalers nor dealers who carry Rheem water heater parts - at least in Maryland and Virginia. I'm hoping the part will arrive the Friday after Thanksgiving and that it can be installed the same day. Otherwise, we will have gone an entire week without hot water due to a defective new water heater and desperately horrible customer service.
Date published: 2014-11-26

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