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Kenmore — trusted in the homes of more than 100 million Americans. Professional Installation is available in most areas! Please call 1-800-549-7853. The 50-gallon  Kenmore 33186 short natural gas water heater  features an energy-saving pilot, nylon drain valve and a long-lasting Pexan™ polymer dip tube. This water heater's foam insulation saves energy, and the Cobalt Blue Ultra Coat™ glass-lined tank has 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. California residents:  If you live in an air quality management district that requires a low-emission water heater,  click  to see all water heaters that meet local requirements. Districts include Bay Area, Sacramento Metro, San Joaquin Valley, Santa Barbara, South Coast (most of LA county), Ventura County and Yolo-Solano.  Click  for a searchable ZIP code list. For help, call 1-800-549-7853 .
  • Glass-lined steel tank with one anode rod for increased tank protection
  • 2 inches of energy-efficient foam insulation with 8.0 R-value 
  • Factory-installed temperature and pressure safety valve
  • Height with diverter: 53.25

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Height to Vent Hood (In.) 54
Additional Features:
ENERGY STAR Compliant No
Tank Style Short
Unit Location Indoor
Low NOx Burner No
Control Type Mechanical
Power Cord Included No
Power and Performance:
Tank Insulation Thickness 2 in.
Tank Nominal Capacity 50 gal.
Parts Warranty 9 year limited
Tank Height (In.) 48.5
Tank Diameter (In.) 24
Tank Warranty 9 year limited
Dimensions and Capacity:
Drain Valve Brass
Size Category - Gallons 41 gallons to 50 gallons
General Features:
Required Vent Size 3 in. or 4 in.
Heavy Duty Anode Rod Yes
Altitude Rating (ft.) 10100
Tank Lining Glass
Product Overview:
Fuel Type Natural gas
First Hour Rating (gal.) 87
Recovery at 90 Degree Rise (gph.) 45
Uniform Energy Factor (UEF) 0.60
Gas Input (btu/hr) 45000

Manufacturer's Warranty
1 year parts and labor
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