Vertex 100 Power Direct Vent 50-Gallon Propane Water Heater

The GDHE-50 Vertex™ Power Direct Vent gas water heater is designed specifically to generate a constant flow of 4 gallons per minute, resulting in continuous hot water for your home.

Featuring a 50-gallon (nominal) tank and a 100,000 BTU propane burner, the GDHE-50 (LP) Power Direct Vent delivers a thermal efficiency of 96%, a Uniform Energy Factor of 0.88, and a recovery rate of 129 gallons per hour. It carries a 6-year limited warranty, and meets Ultra-Low NOx emission requirements.

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  • Helical Coil Heat Exchanger
  • Spiral heat exchanger keeps hot combustion gases in the tank longer to lengthen the heat transfer cycle. It's positioned in the center of the tank for more even and efficient heat distribution, which saves money on operating costs compared to a standard gas water heater.
  • Side-Mounted Recirculating Taps
  • For installation with combination space heating/potable water heating applications (such as with air handlers) or any system requiring a recirculating hot water loop.
  • Advanced Electronic Control
  • Large touchscreen display; Precise temperature control; Advanced water heater status and diagnostics.
  • Brass Drain Valve
  • • Solid brass, tamper resistant, enhanced-flow, ball type, valve.
  • • Uses a standard female hose fitting that allows for fast and easy draining during maintenance.
  • • Screwdriver slot features a 1/4 turn radius, for straight-through water flow and a quick and positive shut off.
  • Tech Specs
  • Nominal Capacity: ? 50
  • Rated Storage Volume ? 49
  • UEF 0.88
  • Maximum BTUs: 100,000
  • Standby Loss BTUs per Hour: 499
  • Power Source: Propane
  • Limited Tank Warranty: 6 Years
  • Limited Parts Warranty: 6 Years
  • Anode: Standard Anode
  • Anode 2: Standard Anode
  • T&P Relief Valve: Yes
  • Pilot Reset Button: Yes
  • Ignition Type: Electronic
  • Water Connection Location: Top
  • Water Connection Size: 3/4"
  • Emissions: Ultra-Low NOx
  • LEED Rating: 1
  • ENERGY STAR® Certified: Yes
  • Digital Display: Yes
  • First Hour Rating: 100
  • Dimensions & Venting
  • Type: Tall
  • Height: 66 3/4"
  • Height w/Draft Hood: 66 3/4"
  • Diameter: 22"
  • Width: 22"
  • Depth: 22"
  • Vent Type: Power Direct Vent