50 Gallon Tall Natural Gas Water Heater - 12 Year Warranty

50 Gallon Tall Natural Gas Water Heater - 12 Year Warranty

Model: NU50T122-403    Lowe's Item* #: 333577


  • FLAME LOCK® Safety System Reduces the Risk of Accidental Fires Involving Flammable Vapors
  • Electronic Gas Valve has fewer moving parts than a conventional mechanical gas valve, for durability and long life-no external power source needed
  • Self-Diagnostic Electronic Gas Control incorporates an LED status indicator that monitors and reports on system operational status
  • Piezo Electric Igniter makes lighting the pilot fast and easy
  • Environmentally friendly polyurethane foam insulation reduces heat loss for maximum efficiency, saves money
  • Ceramic tank lining and aluminum anode rod protects tank from corrosion, for long tank life
  • Factory installed temperature and pressure relief valve ensures safe operation
  • Ultra Low NOx

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Product Dimensions
Height w/Draft Hood:61.00"
Weight:160 lbs.
Vent Type:Type B Double Wall
Vent Diameter:3"
Configuration and Overview
Capacity:50 Gallons
Family Size:5+
Energy Star Certified:No
Energy Factor:0.62
Annual Cost of Operations:$263
LCD Display:No
Self Cleaning:Yes
Warranty Tank:12 Years
Warranty Parts:12 Years
Warranty Labor:1 Year
BTU Input:40,000 BTUs
Emissions Standards:Ultra Low NOx
Ignition Type:Pilot with Piezo Igniter
Foam Insulation:2 inches
Water Connection Location:Top
Water Connection Size:3/4 inch
T&P Relief Valve:Yes
Energy & Eco-Friendly
Energy Factor:0.62
Ultra Low NOx:Meets SCAQMD Rule 1121
50 Gallon Natural Gas Water Heater - NU50T122-403 4.6 5 70 70
Performance to be determined. The installation went ok. still waiting on the savings. One item I felt was not discussed was the piezo starter. I asked the sales person if it meant that the pilot was only one when the water needed to be heated. He said yes. However the piezo starter only meant that it was a push button starter and the pilot remains on. The continued pilot means paying hundreds of dollars to PG& E on natural gas expense needlessly. A simple design to auto start the the burner is used in many other appliances with out a pilot. This engineering failure is a disappointment, expensive, and generates more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Trying to reduce my carbon foot print by making a automatic burner would save hundreds of dollars and reduce my carbon foot print. December 3, 2014
Great replacement experience Set up was simple and straight forward. Start up went without a hitch. My son had a hot shower in less than an hour. December 2, 2014
Easy to install and operate! Good product, fast installation. very straightforward instructions and very easy to light! December 1, 2014
This product was very easy to install. The water heater looks good and it's nice to get away from the standard white color I've always had. The water heater when ignited was so quiet I didn't know it was on. I will always buy Whirlpool they honor their warranties, tech support and customer service is very good. November 17, 2014
easy installation. Work very good so far. I like and trust to be loyal to Whirpool. My last Water heater was also Whirpool . I like it. This one to replace for the old one, I just want Whirpool. October 20, 2014
great product perfect price for my needs and a great value for 50 gallon tank. October 4, 2014
Good Price! This product has nice features such as a status light with clear instructions on what they mean. Easy ignition. Easy installation. October 4, 2014
No Matches Required This water heater is easy to light and maintain. No problems after almost a year. September 21, 2014
Good product so far Just installed yesterday. So far so good. Unit is very quite, not as other negative complaints. Maybe Whirlpool hear enough and correct their design. Light up pilot is ready right on the first time even though the instruction states that it may have to take several trial. Hopefully it will last about 12 years as its warranty. My previous unit last only 7 years (not Whirlpool) The only complaint is ventilation plug is so close to the tank and not straight. It made the hard time for plumber to install the copper tube in. September 7, 2014
Great heater, very satisfied Great heater, very satisfied, plus $30 rebate from the Gas company. August 20, 2014

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