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Rheem Fury Water Heater Review

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Rheem is one of the most recognized names in the water heating industry, their reputation is unmatched. They have a huge line of water heaters to choose from , and one of Rheem’s premier water heaters is the Fury.

The Rheem Fury Water Heater has some great features that many other companies cannot match. Standard features of the fury are their Guardian System. This is Rheem’s unique air and fuel shut off instrument that gives the heater more protection and less maintenance visits.The Guardian System also offers a select Combustion Shut Off System. This system is put in place in case of a fuel spill in the area, the system will shut off the gas supply as well as the air supply which will help stop fuel vapors from burning inside the the combustion chamber. You also get the Flame Arrestor Plate; this is a plate that stops the ignition of fumes outside the combustion chamber.

You will also get an easy to light pilot, there are no matches required making the lighting of the water heater safer than ever. The Fury has a high Energy Efficiency Rating that almost guarantees that you will immediately lower the cost of your hot water heating bills.The Fury Series Water Heater is available in 29, 38, 40 and 50-gallon tall water heaters and 30, 40 and 50 gallon short heaters. These models are rated from 29,000 to 50,000 BTU’s per hour. Rheem offers a 6 year Limited Tank and Parts Warranty. You can upgrade to the Protection Plus Warranty, this upgrade offers a 10-year limited parts and tank warranty.

The Fury offers a brass drain valve and a temperature and pressure relief valve already factory installed. The Fury also the EverKleen system that helps reduces the chance of any sediment from building up in the tank. The Fury is design to give the home more hot water and it is virtually maintenance free. This will save you a lot of money on service calls.

As we mentioned the Rheem Fury Gas water Heater is an energy efficient unit. One contributing factor to the efficiency of the water heater is the Low NOx emissions. The low NOx burner is an environmentally friendly burner that will drastically lower the NOx emissions, and increase efficiency thereby lowering your heating costs. The burner is made from a high quality stainless steel, which is perfect for longer lasting life and toughness of the burner. All Rheem Fury Water Heaters are designed to handle up to 6,000 feet above the sea level. There are some models in the Fury Series that are rated for over 10,200 feet of altitude. You can read more about the altitude on the website for Rheem. All Rheem Water Heaters are certified to meet all of the National Appliance Energy Conservation Act Requirements. These water heaters are factory assembled, wired and tested before they leave the factory. Rheem is committed to bringing you the most durable and long lasting products of anyone else in the heating industry. If you choose Rheem you can’t go wrong.

17 Comments

  1. Hi, I live in the country and we have a water well that occassionally allows sediment and gook into the house water lines. At least once a week we have to clean the kitchen sink faucet filters. I have a Rheem Fury everkleen gas water heater. About a year ago we had a professional repairman come clean something out on the water heater that had gotten clogged with this sediment from the well. My hot water is dwindling and I am thinking it needs to be cleaned out again. Is this something my husband and I can do without calling in a professional? can you guide us through this please? would so much appreciate your help. Thank you.

    Rebeca Wallace
    rdgw@poka.com

  2. Hi Rebeca,

    Yes, you can empty the sediment out of the water heater yourself every couple of months,

    You just shut the heater down, shut the power, shut the water supply and then drain the heater and you will see all the sediment come out,

    I would also suggest putting a water filter inline before the heater to help with the sediment,

    Feel free to ask more questions :)

  3. Thanks so much Joseph for responding. Do you know where I can get a drawing/visual of the heater so I can figure out how to follow the specific steps that you’ve recommended? I am a visual learner and really need the basics on how to do this. Thanks again for your patience.

    RGW

  4. YES YOU CAN EVERBODY SHOULD DO TIS AT LEAST ONCE A YEAR,
    STEP
    #! TURN YOUR GAS VALVE TO PILOT
    #2 CONNECT A DRAIN HOSE LEADING TO A PROPER DRAIN AREA
    #3 LEAVING COLD WATER “ON” TO HELP
    TO FLUSH OUT SEDIMENT
    THIS IS A EVER KLEEN MODEL THAT US’ES THE INCOMING WATER TO STIR THE MUCK UP INSIDE THE TANK,
    AND SINCE YOU WILL NOT BE DRAINING THE TANK YOU ONLY HAVE TO TURN THE THERMOSTAT DOWN OR TURN TO PILOT JUST SO BURNER DOE’S NOT COME WHILE YOU ARE FLUSHING TANK
    YOU WANT TO USE THE SORTEST HOS POSSIBLE WITH NO KINKS IN IT

  5. Got to vent. Grrrr
    Just found out my rheem 22v40-f1 will not qualify for a SWG rebate. the 22v40-fN does. Why doesn’t someone , like maybe RHEEM, put that on the tank or at least tell their venders. What’sa so hard about,” Hey dude, your gas company will give you a nice rebate if you buy the FN model versus the F1.” what the F.
    grrr

  6. You really should correct your review of the Rheem as follows so as not to misinform the reader:

    You state: “The low NOx burner is an environmentally friendly burner that will drastically lower the NOx emissions, thereby lowering your heating costs.”

    The fact is, lowering NOx emissions DOES NOT reduce the energy required to heat a given volume of water in the water heater, just as lowering the NOx emissions of an automobile’s exhaust will not change the fuel volume required to make a given amount of horsepower. In both cases there will be no savings in terms of energy used. Nobody get’s a holiday from the laws of physics, not even Rheem, who by the way DOES make products of good design and value. I own one and love it.

    On the other hand, you might consider adding a few details that even Rheem leaves out of their literature:

    1. New Rheem hot water heaters with their sealed burners and air intake defusers are exceptionally quiet while operating compared to open burner, or burner designs not using such a flame arresting defuser.

    2. Rheem Magnesium anode rods are a link-type, shortening the required overhead needed to remove them. This is a big deal, since many installations do not provide adequate vertical clearance to remove an otherwise rigid 42″ mag anode.

    Best,
    Phil G.
    Balboa Island, Ca.

  7. My 50 gal rheem 50 gal gas is a 1976 yr model.I have changed anode twice ,the first one was approx 8 yrs old and looked like a wire ,the second was in such good shape I could have scraped it off with sand paper and put it back in but since I had a box of anodes , left I changed it ,we have never run out of hot water or had any problems with it .I changed the drain valve to brass and clean the burners yearly ,with a good flush out, I leave water on and just open drain valve for a few minutes and let it go ,sometimes I use hot water to wash out inside of my plumbing truck eddie

  8. I have a Reheem Fury Engery Efficent Gas Water Heater Model 21V40-38 installed in new home in 2000. I do not have hot water pressure upstairs. The cold water rushes out, but once the handle for Hot is turned on, I get just a dribble. Hard to take a shower or run dishwasher. We have drained tank to see if any sediment was in it and it wasn’t. Can you advise what else we might look for.

    • You will need to adjust the gas burner control module from low to hot or desired heat temperature. Remember it takes time for this to react.
      If you have small children make sure it is not too hot to where it is unsafe.

  9. I have two Rheem Water Heaters model 21V40-38 and the one with the main intake water line is leaking water from the top intake and the top drain relief valve. What are my options?

    • You prob already fixed but had same problem leaking from relief valve and seems noone can legal tell homeowner the fix but i went to home depot bought new relief valve followed basic instruction for shutdown and draining then replaced valve and for me, problem solved

  10. I have a four year old Rheem model 22V40-36F1. Going back a few months, I noticed that the water was not as hot as it used to be. A technician we contacted said sometimes the calibration get off, and he suggested turning up the temperature setting. So we went from A to between A and B, then to B, then to between B and C. We are running out of letters. My fear is that the thermostadt is going bad. Is that something I can replace if the part is covered under warrantee?

    Thanks.

  11. I am finally replacing a Rheemglas Fury Energy Miser water heater Model 22G-40-6. It’s still working perfectly, but I’m getting nervous because it’s so old. I have no idea how long it’s been here, but I bought the house 20 years ago and it was here then. I wish I knew when Rheem was making this model. I gotta tell ya…. they make one incredible water heater! I hope

  12. We have a Rheem Guardian Fury Model # D RP60-51F.
    We rent it. Just wondering what the R value of the tank is and whether or not it is cost effective to purchase an insulating blanket for it?

  13. My Rheem is producing knocking sound. What does that mean? has no maintenance at all since we got it installed except at one time, did manual emptying of the sediment only twice since we had it.
    Mfg date: 8/2006 has been giving good hot water. One floor unit house Do I need to change my water heater or maintenance only. Please advise whatI need to do.

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