Reliance® 50gal Electric Water Heater (12 50 DARS)

Item no: 4300307 | 0091193047828
$469.99
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  • 50 gallon capacity
  • 5500 watts/240 volt elements
  • Self cleaning unit
  • Unit dimensions: 50"H x 24"D
  • 3" foam insulation
  • R-value 16.00
  • Energy factor .95
  • Factory installed T & P (temperature and pressure relief) valve
  • Meets Federal energy standards AHRAE 90A-1980 approved, BOCA approved
  • UL listed
  • Meets NAECA codes
  • Warranty: 12 year tank/parts 1 year labor


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Reliance® 50gal Electric Water Heater (12 50 DARS)
 
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  • Works quickly (10)
  • Energy efficient (6)
  • Long-lasting (5)
  • Simple controls (4)

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    • Large homes (3)
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    5.0

    HOT WATER FAST

    By ACE LOVER

    from SOUTH GEORGIA

    About Me Handyman, Homeowner

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Energy Efficient
    • Long-Lasting
    • Works Quickly

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home

      Comments about Reliance® 50gal Electric Water Heater (12 50 DARS):

      I converted to this electric water heater from an old propane water heater due to todays high propane costs. After much research, I concluded that the Reliance 12/50DARS was the best heater available to me for the money. I looked at some more efficient heat pump water heaters, but did not feel comfortable with the at least double the purchase price, technology and questionable dependability. This heater heats up fast with the two 5500 watt lifetime elements....... and after setting the top thermostat at 140 degrees and bottom one at 130, the water is good and HOT for dishwashing, clothes washing or bathing. I figure it will save me 2-3 hundred dollars per year operating cost over my old 20+ year old propane heater, so it should pay for itself in 2 years or so. Shipping to my local ACE was fast and free after online purchase, and item arrived to store in perfect undamaged condition. Installation/plumbing was easy enough, but I did have an electrician buddy to assist me with the hard wiring of the 240 electric from my panel box 30 breaker.

       
      5.0

      works great best warranty for the price

      By grasshopper

      from Bellefonte Pa.

      About Me Homeowner

      Verified Reviewer

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      • Works Quickly

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        • Home

        Comments about Reliance® 50gal Electric Water Heater (12 50 DARS):

        excellent choice all the way around

         
        5.0

        Much better than the big-box stores!

        By Bob

        from Lakeland, FL

        About Me Handyman, Homeowner

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Addl Pipe Insulation
        • Energy Efficient
        • Long-Lasting
        • Precise Controls
        • Super Insulation
        • Works Quickly

        Cons

        • No Cons At All

        Best Uses

        • Home
        • Large Homes
        • Small Homes

        Comments about Reliance® 50gal Electric Water Heater (12 50 DARS):

        easy install for average DIYer but it is on the heavy side so you will need a friend if you need to lift it into a drain pan. Love the foam insulation - feel no heat loss at all on sides or top! Comes with additional pipe insulation for in/out piping. I considered this one after reading a number of reviews (it got 5 stars!) & think it's a great buy!
        Took only 4 business days to get it delivered to my local ACE store !

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        So far, so good

        By Phil

        from Lutherville, MD

        About Me Handyman, Homeowner

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Works Quickly

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home
          • Large Homes

          Comments about Reliance® 50gal Electric Water Heater (12 50 DARS):

          I had to replace an oil-fired water heater which had developed a leak after 7 years. After comparison shopping online, and talking to some water heater dealers, I decided to get an electric water heater, 50 gallon size, 12 year tank life, and no (in my opinion, supefluous) digital display and controls. I chose the Reliance unit because of its features, price and favorable online reviews. I purchased it online through Ace Hardware. It was delivered in 5 days to the nearest Ace store, where I picked it up. I had it installed by professionals, a plumber and an electrician, about 40 feet closer than the old heater, to the majority of faucets in the house. The installation required connecting to existing overhead hot and cold water pipes in the basement, and running a new 240 Volt line from the house's circuit breaker panel The water heater produced hot water very quickly. Because of the shortened path to faucets, the hot water reached the faucets much sooner than it did previously. Thanks to the insulation, the outside of the water heater did not even get noticeably warm, except for the brass TP valve. The factory-set temperature of 120 F enabled me to enjoy showering without having to mix in cold water.

          (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Hot Water FAST!

          By Rent-A-Husband

          from Palm Coast, FL

          About Me Handyman, Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Energy Efficient
          • Long-Lasting
          • Works Quickly

          Cons

          • Plastic drain valve

          Best Uses

          • Home
          • Large Homes

          Comments about Reliance® 50gal Electric Water Heater (12 50 DARS):

          Seems to be well built. Heat trap nipples are already installed so you don't have to buy a set of those. I do recommend getting Sharkbite connectors and supply lines if you can. Easier to use than compression fittings and no need to solder copper pipe. This would be a good time to replace the cold water shut-off valve too. Just remember to shut off the main water supply valve first.

          The only let down, though small, was the installed plastic drain valve. It would be best to replace it with a brass 1/4 turn ball valve before filling the tank. But bring the plastic valve with you when purchasing the new one. A standard boiler drain valve won't work. The 3/4" drain hole is recessed about three inches into the tank. Use lots of pipe dope. You don't want to waste 50 gallons of water if it leaks. Also note: the T and P valve is side mounted about 40" off the floor. I set mine up to drain into a laundry sink using 3/4" schedule 40 PVC.

          Installation was relatively easy and straightforward. The unit was very fast at heating water right away. Noticeably warm in 10 minutes, hot in 1/2 hour. This thing is packed with insulation and the outside of the tank actually feels cool. No need for a blanket. I expect to see energy savings over my ten year old 40 gal. tank. Also, not that it matters much, but the color of the tank is actually a medium slate gray with black cover plates. Looks sharp!

           
          4.0

          Heats Water

          By Dennis

          from Mount Airy, MD

          About Me Homeowner

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Works Quickly

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home

            Comments about Reliance® 50gal Electric Water Heater (12 50 DARS):

            Free ship to store was easy. Only had to drive a mile with it rather then 15 miles from the big box stores. No issues so far. Hope the 12 year tank warranty holds.

            (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            12 year warranty, easy install.

            By John

            from Port Deposit, MD

            About Me Homeowner

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Energy Efficient
            • Long-Lasting
            • Precise Controls
            • Works Quickly

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home

              Comments about Reliance® 50gal Electric Water Heater (12 50 DARS):

              I purchased the Reliance 50 gallon water heater due to reading reviews and the company's 12 year warranty. The installation was relatively easy and the water heated quickly. So far, so good. I ordered it online [...]

              (9 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              exactly what i wanted!

              By Jim

              from Perkasie, PA

              About Me Homeowner

              Pros

              • Precise Controls
              • Works Quickly

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home

                Comments about Reliance® 50gal Electric Water Heater (12 50 DARS):

                Needed to replace a 15 yr old 50 Gal Electric. Shopped some larger Home Improvement stores, but this one has longer Warranty and higher wattage elements for the same price. Installed easily and my wife was extremely happy with the temp of her filled jacuzzi tub. It is a little taller and wider than other 50 gallon heaters, but it has a better/thicker insulation blanket.

                (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great water heater value

                By Tater

                from Red Lion, PA

                About Me Handyman, Homeowner

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Energy Efficient
                • Works Quickly

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Reliance® 50gal Electric Water Heater (12 50 DARS):

                    I checked several major home improvement chains stores and several local plumbing houses before I purchased this heater. This was by far the best value for the dollar!

                    (13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Perfect size and great quality

                    By Sheri

                    from Puyallup, WA

                    About Me Homeowner

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Energy Efficient
                    • Long-Lasting
                    • Precise Controls
                    • Works Quickly

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Reliance® 50gal Electric Water Heater (12 50 DARS):

                        I was searching for a hot water heater with a good reputation, long warranty, and the right size (going in a basement with a low ceiling) this one fit the bill on all counts. Plus the price was right.

                        When I went into the store to order they told me another guy had just been in earlier in the week to order a Reliance. As the one he had for 28 years just bit the dust.

                        And lastly my plumber was really impressed with the overall quality.

                        So all in all a great purchase.

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