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Our 20-year old Rheem water heater (power vent; model no…

Our 20-year old Rheem...

Our 20-year old Rheem water heater (power vent; model no 21VP40-1 A; w. power glo ign. system) failed; as part of a 2 identical water-heater system for our house, we want a replacement with no, or little, installation changes/work. What is the model?

Contractor's Assistant: How long has this been going on? And how severe is the problem?

Built-in fan failed; replacement is $800 (we were told). We want a new full heater (power vent). Which is it?

Contractor's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

No; we have a local plumber who will do it.

Contractor's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

Just the model (name, number etc) that fits (performance- and installation-wise)

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This is the closest currently available model.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Richmond-40-Gal-Short-6-Year-36-000-BTU-Power-Vent-Natural-Gas-Water-Heater-6GR40SPVE2-36/206137472

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
What about the Rheem 40 gallon Tall 40000 BTU power vent (Model no XG40T06PV40U0)?

It's a matter of tank height. I speced the short because it will work either way. If you have a short now and get a tall it could be problematic.

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