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A.O. Smith Vertex™ Power Vent Water Heater (Model GPHE-50)
- 90% Thermal Efficiency
- Endless Hot Water
- Versatile Power Vent Design
Today’s homes demand more hot water than ever before, and the 90% efficient Vertex power vent gas water heater offers unprecedented levels of performance to meet the need. The 50-gallon Vertex delivers more hot water than a standard 75-gallon atmospheric gas water heater. In fact, the fully condensing Vertex design is so advanced, it can deliver “continuous hot water for shower after shower”…a constant flow of over 3 gallons per minute.* Yet Vertex is
easy to install, with height, diameter and installation requirements similar to standard power vent units.
Helical Internal Heat Exchanger
- Spiral heat exchanger keeps hot combustion gases in the tank longer to lengthen the heat transfer cycle
- Positioned in the center of the tank for more even heat distribution
- Operates at 90% thermal efficiency, which saves money on operating costs compared to a standard 78% efficient gas water heater
Power Vent Design
- Combined vertical and horizontal runs terminating through an outside wall. Vents using PVC, CPVC, ABS or polypropylene pipe. Canadian installations require ULC S636 approved pipe for venting.
- 2” pipe, vents up to 25 equivalent feet
- 3” pipe, vents up to 65 equivalent feet
- 4” pipe, vents up to 128 equivalent feet
- Equipped with 120 volt, 60 Hz electrical system (rating 5 amps or less), 6-foot cord with standard 3-prong connector
- 2” PVC pipe, elbows and condensate drain supplied to connect heat exchanger outlet to blower
- PVC Vent Attenuation Assembly (VAA) supplied
Side-Mounted Hot and Cold Recirculating Taps
- Allows Vertex to be installed as part of combination space heating/water heating applications or any system requiring a recirculating hot water loop, including radiant floor heating.
Intelli-Vent™** Gas Control
- Equipped with 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
Blue Diamond® Glass Coating
Two Heavy-Duty Anode Rods
- Provide maximum protection against corrosion
Green Choice® Gas Burner
- Patented eco-friendly burner design reduces NOx emissions by up to 33% and complies with Low-NOx emission requirements of less than 40 ng/J.
ASME Rated and CSA Certified T&P Reliefe Valve
Maximum Hydrostatic Working Pressure: 150 PSI
- Meets UBC, CEC and HUD National Codes.
- Meets the thermal efficiency and standby loss requirements of the U.S. Department of Energy and current edition of ASHRAE/IENSA 90.1.
- Complies with the Federal Energy Conservation Standards effective April 16, 2015, in accordance with the Energy Policy and Conservation Act, (EPCA), as amended.
Design-Certified by Underwriters Laboratories
- Certified at 300 PSI test pressure and 150 PSI working pressure. Listed according to ANSI Z21.10.1 - CSA 4.1 standards governing storage tank-type water heaters.
6-Year Limited Tank and Parts Warranty
- Gallon Capacity: 50
- Maximum BTUs: 76,000
- Standby Loss BTUs per Hour: 364
- Power Source: Natural Gas
- Thermal Efficiency: 90%
- Limited Tank Warranty: 6 Years
- Limited Parts Warranty: 6 Years
- Anode: Standard Anode
- Anode 2: Standard Anode
- T&P Relief Valve: Yes
- Pilot Reset Button: Yes
- Ignition Type: Electronic
- Water Connection Location: Top
- Water Connection Size: 3/4"
- Emissions: Low NOx
- ENERGY STAR®: Yes
- Height: 68 1/4"
- Height w/Draft Hood: 70 5/8"
- Diameter: 27"
- Width: 15 3/4"
- Depth: 27"
- Shipping Weight: 210lbs
- Vent Type: Power Vent
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|GPHE-50 NG Vertex High Efficiency Power Vent Water Heater
50 gallon, Natural Gas, 76,000 BTU
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