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A.O. Smith GPVH-50 ProMax Power Vent Storage Water Heater

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Pros: None at all

Cons: Lent and fluke issues.

My A.O. Smith heater is only 5 years old. In that short span of time I have had to have the pilot assembly replaces, serviced twice, pulled off its base and serviced, it has cost me fee to have the dryer vent cleaned as well as the fluke.   This has all been down at various times in a 3 year period. I have been told that each item is required to keep the pilot light on. I now live life constantly checking that the pilot light is on and wondering  what the next course of action might be.

I do not recommend that this water heater is purchased.

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Cons: breaks often

I have had this heater for 3 1/2 years now and it had to be fixed 3 times already. Twice the blower unit had to be replaced and once the controller. It's going to cost me double the price originally paid soon. You have to constantly go see the indicator lights to make sure none are on, otherwise the whole thing shuts down. So I find this very unreliable. But when it works, it works fine.

A.O. Smith GPVH-50 ProMax Power Vent Storage Water Heater
Description:

The ProMax® Power-Vent 40 and 50-gallon residential gas water heaters are equipped with A. O. Smith’s patented C3 Technology® design, and meet Phase II of the ANSI Z21.10.1 standards for flammable vapor ignition resistance. In addition A. O. Smith has engineered other enhancements into its power-vent design, for easier installation and maximum venting flexibility. A power-vent water heater provides an alternative to conventional vertical-vent models, which require the use of a metal vent. They provide a solution to potential venting problems in replacement applications and offer versatile options for placement of gas water heaters in residential new construction. VERSATILE POWER-VENT DESIGN • 40 and 50-gallon models vent using 2", 3" or 4" Schedule 40 PVC, CPVC or ABS pipe • System versatility allows combined horizontal and vertical vent runs up to 120 equivalent feet with 3" pipe, up to 160 equivalent feet with 4" pipe on 40,000 BTU and 50,000 BTU models • All models supplied with termination elbow and screens See next page for complete information on vent distances and supplied elbows and screens for all models INTELLI-VENT™ GAS CONTROL • Equipped with a nearly indestructible silicon nitride hot surface ignitor – no standing pilot • Advanced electronics for more precise control of water temperature and easy to understand system diagnostics • Side-mounted gas connection simplifies installation 6-YEAR LIMITED TANK & PARTS WARRANTY • For complete information, consult written warranty EXCLUSIVE A. O. SMITH POWER-VENT BLOWER • Specifically designed and manufactured by A. O. Smith Electrical Products • Equipped with 110/120 volt electrical system, rating 3 amps or less • 6-foot cord with standard 3-prong male connector A. O. SMITH DYNACLEAN™ DIFFUSER DIP TUBE • Reduce harmful lime and sediment buildup to maintain high efficiency, prolong tank life • Made from long-lasting PEX cross-linked polymer EXCLUSIVE A. O. SMITH COREGARD™ ANODE ROD • Aluminum anode with stainless steel core protects tank against corrosion GREEN CHOICE® GAS BURNER • Patented “eco-friendly” design reduces NOx emissions up to 33% and complies with Southern California and Texas requirements DURABLE TAMPER-RESISTANT BRASS DRAIN VALVE A. O. SMITH PERMAGLAS® GLASS TANK COATING • Patented PermaGlas lining helps withstand steel tank corrosion and rust FACTORY-INSTALLED TEMPERATURE AND PRESSURE (T&P) RELIEF VALVE LISTED BY UNDERWRITERS LABORATORIES • Listed according to ANS Z21.10.1 or ANS Z21.10.3 standards governing storage-type water heaters • Additional code compliance: UBC, CEC, SBCC, CABO, HUD, BOCA National codes, ASHRAE/IES 90.1-1999 and 2004 NAECA

Details:
DetailValue
Size
Additional Features
Volume Capacity50 Gallons
Power SourceGas
Energy Factor.65
Insulation R Value8
First Hour Rating83
Insulation Material
Input40,000 BTU/ Hour
Release Date
Models:
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC
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