ProMax® Direct Vent 50-Gallon Gas Water Heater

ProMax® Direct Vent 50-Gallon Gas Water Heater

Model GDVT-50

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 50,000 BTU gas burner, the GDVT-50 Direct Vent delivers a first hour rating of 88 gallons and a recovery rate of 55 gallons per hour. With an 0.58 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

Seattle, WA 98109

Location #1

Robison Plumbing Service Inc.

Bremerton, WA

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Location #2

A Quality Plumber Inc.

Everett, WA

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Location #3

Rush Plumbing Inc.

Seattle, WA

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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.

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.

Brass Drain Valve

Our brass drain valve is more durable and tamper-resistant than an ordinary plastic drain valve, which contributes to improved safety and reliability.

How it Works

Gas water heaters heat water by burning either natural gas or LP (propane). Gas water heaters need a source of air and also need to be vented properly. Cold water enters the water heater through an internal “dip tube” which forces the cold water to the bottom of the tank and pushes hot water out through the outlet connection. This arrangement provides the most hot water for a given tank size. Most gas water heaters use a pilot light. The pilot light on some models also generates the power needed to operate an electronic gas valve. When cold water enters the tank, the temperature sensor on the gas control tells the main gas valve to open. Gas flows to the burner where it is lit by the pilot light. The air needed by the burner is supplied by the room where the water heater is installed. The exhaust gases are vented to the outside. When the proper temperature is reached, the main gas valve shuts off. Because water can corrode the steel tank, we glass line the inside of the tank and install an anode rod to help reduce corrosion. The temperature and pressure relief valve is a safety device designed to open if the internal temperature or pressure of the tank exceeds certain limits. Water heaters should be large enough to provide adequate hot water even when temperatures are cold and household demand is greatest.

Certifications

6

year

limited warranty

0.58

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: 55
Maximum BTUs: 47,000
Power Source: Natural Gas
Energy Factor: 0.58
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: 88
Dimensions & Venting
Type: Tall
Height: 60"
Height w/Draft Hood: 74"
Diameter: 22"
Width: 22"
Depth: 22"
Shipping Weight: 215lbs/98kg
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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