Rheem Professional Classic Series: Direct Vent Series

Professional Classic Series: Direct Vent

Professional Classic™ Direct Vent gas water heaters use outside air for combustion, offer longer venting options and a coaxial vent for easy installation

  • .51 - .56 UEF
  •  Well insulated for reduced stand-by heat loss
  • FHR: 78 gallons for 50-gallon model and 66 gallons for 40-gallon model
  • Recovery: 30.3 to 36.4 GPH at a 90° F rise, depending on model
  • Adjustable coaxial vent allows flexibility of installation, can swivel 360 degrees and uses outside air for combustion and requires no electrical power
  • Aluminum vent and cap base to prevent staining of building exterior
Longer Venting
  • Longer venting options available, see chart on reverse
  • Order Horizontal Vent Kit: #SP20131
  • Order Vertical Vent Kit: #SP20132
Guardian System™ & Sensor
  • Exclusive air/fuel shut-off device
  • Maintenance free – no filter to clean
  • Disables the heater in the presence of flammable vapor accumulation
Low Emissions
  • Meets 40 ng/J NOx requirements
Longer Life
  • Premium grade anode rod provides long-lasting tank protection
  • Enhanced flow brass drain valve
  • Temperature and pressure relief valve included
  • Low lead compliant
  • Exclusive Rheemglas® tank lining resists corrosion and prolongs tank life
  • Heat saving flue baffle design
  • Gas control and combination thermostat
  • Piezo ignition
  • High temperature silicone bands reduce venting installation time
  • Internal air tube for reduced footprint
  • EverKleen™ patented system fights sediment build-up

  • .51 - .56 UEF
  • SCAQMD Rule 1121 compliant
  • Flexible venting options
  • 40 and 50 gallon capacities


Professional Classic Direct Vent
Specification Sheet
Specification Sheet (Canada FR)
Specification Sheet (Canada)
Use and Care Instructions (US)
Warranty Information (Canada)
Warranty Information (US)


United States
Tank - 6 Years limited
Parts - 6 Years limited
With ProtectionPlus™ the 6-year limited tank warranty becomes 10 years!

Tank - 6 Years limited
Parts - 6 Years limited

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