Kenmore 50 gal. 6-Year Tall Natural Gas Water HeaterItem# 04233168000 | Model# 33168
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Specifications & Dimensions
|Dimensions and Capacity:|
|Height to Vent Hood (In.):||61|
|Required Vent Size:||3 in. or 4 in.|
|Tank Diameter (In.):||20|
|Tank Height (In.):||57.25|
|Tank Insulation Thickness:||1 in.|
|Capacity and Flow:_UP|
|First Hour Delivery (gal.):||83|
|Recovery at 90 Degree Rise (gph.):||36.34|
|Tank Capacity:||50 gal.|
|Altitude Rating (ft.):||10100|
|Heat Trap Fittings:||Yes|
|Heavy Duty Anode Rod:||Yes|
|Low NOx Burner:||No|
|Number of Anode Rods:||1|
|Tank Warranty:||6 year limited|
|ENERGY STAR Compliant:||No|
|Power and Performance:|
|Fuel Type:||Natural gas|
|Gas Input (btu/hr):||35500|
Ratings & Reviews
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The Kenmore 33168 50-gallon tall natural gas water heater is energy-efficient with foam insulation, and has a cobalt blue Ultra Coat™ glass-lined tank with a large anode rod to protect the tank from corrosion. It also includes the self-cleaning RotoSwirl cold water inlet tube which reduces and protects against mineral buildup in the tank.
A 50-gallon natural gas water heater is the minimum recommended size for a 5 or more person household with typical water use.
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- 6-year warranty on tank and parts
- Energy efficient foam insulation
- Self-cleaning, RotoSwirl cold water inlet tube
- Cobalt Blue, Ultra-Coat, Glass-lined tank with anode rod for corrosion protection
- Factory-installed Temperature and Pressure Relief Valve
Added on April 15, 2011
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Most Helpful Reviews
Product is great and dealing with Sears at the store was a good experience. The terms avaialble were favorable and the pricing was good. However, when the subcontractor arrived, I was presented with the $405 surprise that I need special hoses etc. to make sure everything meets the "new codes". I felt like a victim and mislead as I had no idea of potential extra charges since I paid Sears for installation services. I could have factored that information into my purchase decision, had I know ahead of time. Bought 2 of these hot water heaters that are good and left Sears feeling great about the experience. Two days later I felt bitter and taken advantage of!
East Hartford, CT
I did comparison shopping for a new tank and came across this unit. One factor I really liked was that this tank is Made in the USA. Also I earned points on the purchase and used them on another purchase. After having installed this tank I am very pleased with it. Installation was straight forward. Dielectric inlet and outlet nipples will help longevity. The drain valve is plastic which will also help. The unit is filled with spray foam. All in all, an excellent water heater
Lake Dallas, TX
West Memphis, AR
Salt Lake City, UT
Burner would blow out unless you kept the bottom cleaned out. Thermal Coupler failed $90 for parts.. when it is 2 months out of warranty. I like the swirl dip tube.. Hate the proprietary parts for what should be a $20 part at the "home improvement" store of your choice.
Las Vegas, NV
I was afraid I might need additional parts or assistance from someone with experience swetting pipes to complete the install. Much to my delight, everything I needed was available (once the old water heater was disconnected and there was no pipe swetting required). In fact it all I needed was some teflon tape (which I already had) for ensuring the threaded fittings wouldn't leak. I don't know why anyone would use the pipe dope that was previously smeared all over the fittings, but I'm not a pro, just a somewhat handy person. Anyway, the only thing I needed help with, was lifting the new water heater up on the pedastal, way to heavy for a one man job (especially because I also purchased a 24 inch diameter leak pan and wanted to set the heater approximately in the center. My previous water heater didn't include an expansion tank and although some cIaim this is required by code, I suspect it's more of a way for a plumber to make a little extra dough. So I opted to not install one.
Yes, it is inexpensive, easy to install and decent quality, but it doesn't seem to even heat as much water as my old leaky water heater did. I swapped a 50 gal for a 50 gal and 3 people can't shower with this thing. I can't complain about the quality or noise or any other issues, Just doesn't seem to put out a lot of hot water.