You can call Rheem directly for help. Alternatively, you can check your manual to get a rough estimate on age based on the copyright year. But beware: if the water heater tank leaks and fails before the end of the warranty period, if the system has not been properly installed or maintained the warranty may be void. On 2018-03-02 by mod - Nick, Thanks, these are great photos. The parts in this catalog are available from authorized Rheem dealers and distributors. He is also a contributor to InspectApedia. Home inspectors typically expect a generic water heater to last about ten years.
The example rating plates is on a tank made in June 2002. For instance, the picture below shows that this Rheem water heater was manufactured in December of 1991 1291. Baltimore - September 1950, posssibly. The Rating Plate is an adhesive sticker located in the top center of the warning labels as shown here. Photo: Rheemglas Fury model Rheem water heater data tag on a home in Boca Raton Florida.
I'll get some pictures of the unit itself tonight. That doesn't tell you exactly when a water heater was installed in a particular building but it does indicate the age of the water heater itself. Home Inspection serial number and age of water heater. This sticker is usually around any warning labels and the energy guide. I will continue researching to see if we can find a key to older Rheem water heaters that pre-date the modern date encoding schema. Other manufacturers use different formats, but in a similar fashion. Your serial numbers don't match this system, perhaps because of wear or smearing or heater particulars.
For an encyclopedic reference including manufacturers, history, contact information, and serial number decoding we recommend this book. Need to know if it's still under warranty. American Water Heater Age Acquired by A. On Rheem tankless water heaters the serial number is located inside of the heater body on the right side. The first letter is the year and the second is the month. Those products are currently produced in China.
From your serial number my guess would be 1979. If you are in need of water heater replacement call Just Water Heaters at 520-488-0816 or complete our online request form. All you need is to know who manufactured the water heater and its serial number both found on the label affixed to the water heater. Style 2: Digits 2-3 are the week of the year and digits 4-5 are the year. As home inspectors it's important to be able to decipher the age from the water heater manufacturers serial numbers so we can report aging conditions and tell you when you can expect to replace them because a water heaters service life is approximately 13-18 years. Typical water heater warranty periods for a water heater installed for use by a single family are 6-years, 9-years, or 12-years.
How can we determine the age of a residential water heater? The example rating plates is on a tank made in June 2002. Our photo at page top shows an oil fired water heater with a backpressure problem and other safety concerns like a missing extension tube on that relief valve, and maybe a missing draft regulator and perhaps an oil line that is not protected from damage. Each Rheem water heater has different length warranty, starting from six years warranty to fifteen years warranty the top-line in Rheem water heater industry ; all of which is Energy-Star certified. It comes equipped with 4000 watt elements. Nearly all modern water heaters, electric, oil fired, or gas fired, include data tags and stickers that indicate the year and month of manufacture of the water heater.
Fedders subsequently sold many of its assets to focus on room air conditioners under brands Airtemp, Climatrol and Fedders. First, locate the manufacturers label with the serial number on the side of your unit. This is a low-pressure thermal storage water heater whose data tag indicates that the unit was manufactured in 1981. The model and serial numbers are listed here directly beneath the Bradford White manufacturing facility address C. Thank you for the added information, Nick.
However Rheem does not have and appears not to have had a manufacturing facility in Baltimore, Maryland. If the serial number in your water heater data tag format does not match what's given in each of these guides, see. Rheem Water Heater Model Numbers New Rheem water heaters have an easy to understand rating plate. This 50 gallon electric tank was built in August of 1984, and came equipped with 4000 watt elements A. A small number of manufacturers create water heaters which are then sold under dozens of different brands. Nine Rheem Water Heater Serial Number Decoding formats Thank you for the added information, Nick.