ProMax® Direct Vent 50-Gallon Gas Water Heater

ProMax® Direct Vent 50-Gallon Gas Water Heater

Model GDV-50

ProMax Direct Vent Gas Tank Water Heater GDV-50 is rated 4.6667 out of 5 by 6.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Reputation I have owned these units in the pastI am a General Contractor and have see the high performance of these Hot WaterTanks on our projects for the last 40 yearsThis was just installed today so no history on performance of this unit
Date published: 2014-12-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hot Water for Days This AO water was installed by the builder during construction and it's unbelievable the job it does keeping up water demands for the family.
Date published: 2014-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works Great! Love this water heater! With our last water heater we constantly had to wait for the water to heat up after just two people taking a shower. With a family of 7 taking showers, doing laundry, washing dishes, etc we have never ran out of hot water...Couldn't be happier with my GDV 50 200!!
Date published: 2014-07-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Energy efficient I will recommend to family and friends as well as others.
Date published: 2014-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just Installed - Impressed So Far I ordered this unit to replace another brand of direct vent gas water heater (it began leaking after 12 years of service). The unit was shipped to my home and arrived in excellent condition. Installation was straightforward as was lighting (a tag on the unit warned it could take 90 seconds for first light and it did take 60 seconds - glad they gave us the warning. Sight glass is beneath the insulation blanket - took a little while to find. Installation instructions were easy to follow (I had installed the previous two water heaters). Exhaust system outer pipe got very warm during initial heating cycle (unit ran for about an hour) but all seems well.So far I am pleased with the unit. Check back with me in 15 years - if it is still going without a leak, I'll be a happy camper.
Date published: 2014-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice Hot water heater Instructions were complete and easy to follow.  My water system is not a closed water system but I found that it was necessary to install a thermal expansion tank.  The piezoelectric ignition system is a nice feature.  The controls are clear and work nicely.
Date published: 2014-02-01

The FVIR-compliant Promax Direct Vent gas water heater is to designed to draw air from outside the home, eliminating problems caused by insufficient indoor ventilation. The unit has horizontal air intake and venting on all models up to 80” from the outside wall with no electrical power needed.

Featuring a 50-gallon tank and a 42,000 BTU gas burner, the GDV-50 Direct Vent delivers a first hour rating of 87 gallons and a recovery rate of 45 gallons per hour. With an 0.59 Energy Factor, this water heater is not ENERGY STAR® qualified. It carries a 6-year limited warranty, and meets Low NOx emission requirements.

Where to Buy

Where to Buy

Ashburn, VA

Location #1

Booze Plumbing And Heating

Vienna, VA

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Air-Right

Manassas, VA

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Offutt Plumbing Inc.

Sterling, VA

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Product Features & Options

Intelligent Control Logic

The internal microprocessor provides enhanced operating parameters and tighter differentials for precise sensing and faster heating response to optimize performance.

DynaClean™ Diffuser Dip Tube

Thanks to the improved technology, the inlet tube features water jets that redirect incoming cold water into the tank, creating turbulence, which helps reduce lime build-up, therefore maintaining heater efficiency.

Self-Powered Electronic Gas Valve

Uses a thermopile to generate the power needed to operate the electronic gas control without requiring an external power source.

Diagnostics

The electronic gas control incorporates an LED status indicator that monitors system operation and service diagnostics.

How it Works

The FVIR-compliant Promax Direct Vent gas water heater is to designed to draw air from outside the home, eliminating problems caused by insufficient indoor ventilation. The unit has horizontal air intake and venting on all models up to 80” from the outside wall with no electrical power needed.

Certifications

6

year

limited warranty

0.59

energy factor

CSA International Low Lead Content Certification in compliance with U.S. and Canadian safety standards on gas components
ASME American Society of Mechanical Engineers
The Blue Diamond formula is enriched with a high level of zircon, producing a coating that is harder and more water-resistant than any other in the industry

Product Specifications


Tech Specs
Gallon Capacity: 50
Recovery Gallons: 45
Maximum BTUs: 40,000
Power Source: Natural Gas
Energy Factor: 0.59
Limited Tank Warranty: 6 Years
Limited Parts Warranty: 6 Years
Anode: Standard Anode
T&P Relief Valve: Yes
Pilot Reset Button: Yes
Ignition Type: Electronic
Water Connection Location: Top
Water Connection Size: 3/4/2014 12:00:00 AM"
Emissions: Low NOx
FVIR Certified: Yes
First Hour Rating: 87
Dimensions & Venting
Type: Tall
Height: 59"
Height w/Draft Hood: 73"
Diameter: 22"
Width: 22"
Depth: 22"
Shipping Weight: 200lbs/91kg
Vent Type: Direct Vent

Incentives

Rebate and incentive programs provide cash-back to consumers for the purchase of appliances that meet certain energy efficiency standards. Often, these standards are tied to the ENERGY STAR® program.

Cash for Appliances is designed to encourage the purchase of energy efficient appliances. Consumers who purchase ENERGY STAR® or CEE qualified appliances can receive cash rebates. Most states are offering rebates in the $50 to $250 range.

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