50 Gallon - 40,000 BTU ProMax Power Vent Residential Gas Water Heater (LP Gas) Zoom

50 Gallon - 40,000 BTU ProMax Power Vent Residential Gas Water Heater (LP Gas)

SKU:GPVH-50-LP

Brand: AO Smith

AO Smith
GPVH-50-LP has been discontinued.
Direct Replacement:
SKU: GPVL-50-LP
Brand: AO Smith
0

Resources

Specs

Intended Household: 3-4 Person
Application: Plumbing
Fuel Type: Propane
Capacity (Gallons): 50
BTU Input: 40000
Gas Connection: 1/2"
Water Connection: 3/4"
Vent Size: 3"
2"
4"
Vent Type: ABS
CPVC
PVC
Height (Inches): 65
Diameter (Inches): 20"
1st Hour Delivery (Gallons): 83
Energy Factor: 0.65
Recovery 90°F Rise: 44 GPH
R-Value:
?
8
Weight (lbs): 177 lbs
Warranty: 6 yr Tank/6 yr Parts Limited

Description for AO Smith GPVH-50-LP

ProMax water heaters are engineered to help lower your energy bills and provide exceptional reliability.

ProMax water heaters feature A. O. Smith's patented C3 Technology® design. Covered by four U.S. patents, C3 Technology gas water heaters feature a sealed combustion chamber with air intake screen and a fireproof Corderite flame arrestor built into the water heater base. ProMax Power-Vent water heaters are also equipped with a flammable vapor sensor, which automatically shuts down the blower, Intelli-Vent gas control and hot surface ignitor if the presence of flammable vapors is detected.

Features:

  • Liquid Propane
  • Equipped with C3 Technology®
  • Versatile Power Vent design
  • Hot surface ignition
  • 0.65 energy factor
  • CSA certified and ASME rated T&P relief valve
  • Vents with PVC, CPVC, and ABS
  • Coregard aluminum anode
  • FVIR compliant
  • Extra long Dynaclean diffuser dip tube
  • External heat trap nipples, pipe installation, and T&P insulation
  • Intelli-Vent Gas control
  • Green Choice® gas burner
  • Permaglas® glass tank coating
  • Meets Phase II of the ANSI Z21.10.1 standards for flammable vapor ignition resistance dealing with the accidental or unintended ignition of flammable vapors, such as those emitted by gasoline
  • 6-year limited tank & parts manufacturer warranty

PLEASE NOTE: The product weighs 172 lbs. and may require the use of a
lift gate.
If you do require a lift gate at your delivery, you'll have the option to add this FREE of charge when you checkout.

50 Gallon - 40,000 BTU ProMax Power Vent Residential Gas Water Heater (LP Gas)

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
AO Smith50 Gallon - 40,000 BTU ProMax Power Vent Residential Gas Water Heater (LP Gas)
 
4.8

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Reviewed by 17 customers

Sort by

Displaying reviews 1-10

Back to top

Previous | Next »

 
4.0

So far So Good

By Ken

from Sunrise Beach, MO

Verified Reviewer

Comments about 50 Gallon - 40,000 BTU ProMax Power Vent Residential Gas Water Heater:

Just got converted to natural gas. I have 2 houses next door and had to retrofit both as they were not set up for gas chimnies. Power Vent was my only choice if I wanted to convert to gas. I bought the 50 gallon model for each house. They seem very efficient and the time to get from fresh cold water to the average 125 temp was about 25 minutes. When it does cycle, its not for long as it seems to heat water very fast. Main draw back is the noise from the blower. It litterly sounds like a hair dryer. If you can locate this thing in an area that will not bother you from noise, its a great deal. Take into consideration that there is noise on the inside from the blower motor. There is also noise on the OUTSIDE from the exhaust vent which is nearly the same level of noise. Consider your placement of the exhaust vent before you install taking into consideration your next door neighbor. While you may have found a good spot inside, your vent will also put off some major noise. If it points at a neighbor's house, you will be in trouble as it will keep your neighbor up at night when cycling. Good news, it doesnt cycle very long. Knowing what I know now, I would flip a coin and go either way if I still had the chance. Over all, other than noise, a good product..

 
5.0

Great water heater works perfect.

By Duano

from Seattle, WA

Verified Buyer

Comments about 50 Gallon - 40,000 BTU ProMax Power Vent Residential Gas Water Heater:

I bought this product to vent outside the house because we want to remove a chimney. It works just like our last gas water heater. Same temps, same recovery, we don't notice any difference which is good. It was easy to install.

The only drawback is the powered vent has an electric fan that makes a bit of noise. Our water heater is in the basment and with the upstairs door closed we don't hear it but it is something to keep in mind if installing it on a main floor.

 
5.0

I would buy this product again

By Hunter

from Eureka Springs, AR

Verified Buyer

Comments about 50 Gallon - 40,000 BTU ProMax Power Vent Residential Gas Water Heater (LP Gas):

When I built my house 15 years ago I installed an AO Smith power vent hot water heater. It was still working but was becoming less efficient because of hard water deposits. I replaced it with a proven product and expect 15 years of perfect device like the first one.

 
5.0

Good deal

By none

from WA

Comments about 50 Gallon - 40,000 BTU ProMax Power Vent Residential Gas Water Heater:

No problems. Easy to adjust.

 
5.0

I will buy this water heater again

By czeslawp

from Staten Island ,NY 10305

Verified Buyer

Comments about 50 Gallon - 40,000 BTU ProMax Power Vent Residential Gas Water Heater:

I had this water heater before for 12 years,no problems

 
5.0

new hot water heater

By jonnie cap

from rhode island

Verified Buyer

Comments about 50 Gallon - 40,000 BTU ProMax Power Vent Residential Gas Water Heater:

this is a great co. excellant delivery on time.replcement was easy.

 
5.0

Excellent product and service.

By Mike

from Oakboro, NC

Verified Buyer

Comments about 50 Gallon - 40,000 BTU ProMax Power Vent Residential Gas Water Heater (LP Gas):

Delivered on time as promised. I installed this unit myself and had no trouble. This went so smoothly, that I would certainly come back to PexSupply for any future appliance purchases.

 
4.0

a do it yourself project

By Suri

from Columbia Maryland

Verified Buyer

Comments about 50 Gallon - 40,000 BTU ProMax Power Vent Residential Gas Water Heater:

Installing was easy. The fan is quite, so far everything is working very well.

 
5.0

great hot water, easy installation

By coolbernie

from granby, MA

Verified Buyer

Comments about 50 Gallon - 40,000 BTU ProMax Power Vent Residential Gas Water Heater (LP Gas):

i replaced my instantaneous heater with this unit. Now I can run several taps at once at still an economical cost. Service was prompt and friendly and the installation was easy. Great tank and company.

 
5.0

Excellent Value!

By Dan

from Highland

Verified Buyer

Comments about 50 Gallon - 40,000 BTU ProMax Power Vent Residential Gas Water Heater:

Overall, a pretty close to identical replacement for my last AO Smith. PEX supply had an excellent price compared to others, and free shipping. One small drawback; I had to be there to accept the product because the delivery company would not unload it from the truck. All in all, a good purchase experience. My last AO Smith lasted 8 years. I'm hoping to extend this one's life by replacing the anode after 5 years. The old one that I pulled out was completely gone.

Displaying reviews 1-10

Back to top

Previous | Next »

Q&A: Ask the Questions, share answers

Do you have questions about this product?

get answers from real customers and in-house experts with AnswerBox.

19 Questions | 26 Answers
Displaying questions 1-10Previous | Next »
  • 50 Gallon - 40,000 BTU ProMax Power Vent Residential Gas Water Heater (LP Gas)

    Q:

    Is this model high altitude rated?
    Asked on 7/18/2012 by The Captian from Parker, CO

    1 answer

    • CUSTOMER CARE

      A:

      This model is rated for up to 7,700 feet.

      Answered on 7/19/2012 by PexSupply Staff from NY
  • 50 Gallon - 40,000 BTU ProMax Power Vent Residential Gas Water Heater

    Q:

    How do you re-set the unit when it's on a self diagnostic check, it has detected the presence of flammable vapors from the FV sensor.
    Asked on 7/7/2012 by Andy from Willis, VA

    2 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Hi, if turning unit off and waiting a few minutes does not work the sensor is bad .i am on my second one. Good to have a spare on hand. Oh and they don't like to get wet ,they malfunction and may or may not dry and work. Jumpering the sensor does not seem to work also . Good luck.
      Sent from my iPad

      Answered on 7/7/2012 by Anonymous
    • CUSTOMER CARE

      A:

      Before attempting to reset the gas control, you must be certain to remove any substances that might have caused the
      FV sensor to activate, and thoroughly air out the area near the water heater for at least one hour.
      The FV sensor must also be dry. Once you’ve determined there are no flammable vapors or liquids near the water
      heater, you may reset the gas control.
      Turn off power to the water heater and wait at least one minute.
      Turn power to the water heater back on and immediately (within 10 seconds) press and hold both the HOTTER
      and COOLER buttons until the green VACATION LED light begins to flash.
      Release the HOTTER and COOLER buttons and immediately press and hold the HOTTER and COOLER
      buttons again until the green VACATION LED light is steady (NOT FLASHING). When the green VACATION
      LED is steady, release both buttons.
      If the gas control reset was successful, all LED lights on the gas control will light briefly then go out. At this
      point, the water heater should be working normally. No LEDs are lit when the water heater is working normally.
      If the gas control fails to reset, air out the room again and repeat steps 1 – 4. If the gas control fails to reset
      after several attempts, call a service technician to replace the FV sensor.

      Answered on 7/17/2012 by PexSupply Staff from NY
  • 50 Gallon - 40,000 BTU ProMax Power Vent Residential Gas Water Heater

    Q:

    I have a FPSH 50. Recently to consistently heating water. Light will flash 6 times then go off for second or 2. What is the fix? Lost my manual for trouble shooting
    Asked on 6/24/2012 by John from Clinton,NY

    1 answer

    • CUSTOMER CARE

      A:

      As per the manual for the FPSH-50, six flashes indicate a system lockout. To fix this, check/repair the following: 1. Reversed polarity in 115 volt power supply. 2. Heater/burner not properly earth grounded, check pin 3 on wire harness plug (valve end) to burner tube for 115 volts, check ground path to burner. 3. Ground fault interruption (GFI) breaker causing intermittent operation, try non-GFI outlet. 4. Flame sense rod dirty or incorrectly positioned. 5. Vent system length exceeded, too many elbows, blocked exhaust/intake switch opens after light off. 6. Flame sense/HSI wiring condition/connections. 7. Low or no supply gas pressure. 8. Fluorescent lighting on same breaker as heater. 9. Damaged, defective, or incorrectly positioned HSI.

      Answered on 6/26/2012 by PexSupply Staff from NY
  • 50 Gallon - 40,000 BTU ProMax Power Vent Residential Gas Water Heater

    Q:

    Is this a direct replacement for model FPSH 50 270E ?
    Asked on 5/30/2012 by Dan from Highland, MI

    2 answers

    • CUSTOMER CARE

      A:

      Yes, the GPVH 50 is the comparable model for the FPSH 50.

      Answered on 6/28/2012 by PexSupply Staff from NY
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      dan
      I contacted ao smith, they were very helpful. I went from a 40 gal to a 50
      and mine was 17 years old. they did not make mine anymore. they crossed
      referenced it and confirmed that the tank I selected was the right
      replacement for the one I had.

      Answered on 5/31/2012 by Anonymous
  • 50 Gallon - 40,000 BTU ProMax Power Vent Residential Gas Water Heater

    Q:

    Will this unit be a direct replacement for the FPSH-50 270E? Thanks.
    Asked on 5/15/2012 by Daniel from Highland, MI

    1 answer

    • CUSTOMER CARE

      A:

      The replacement model for the FPSH 50 40,000 BTU is the GPVH 50 40,000 BTU.

      Answered on 6/7/2012 by PexSupply Staff from NY
  • 50 Gallon - 40,000 BTU ProMax Power Vent Residential Gas Water Heater

    Q:

    Is this unit made in the united states of America?
    Asked on 5/11/2012 by alan

    2 answers

    • CUSTOMER CARE

      A:

      Yes, it is.

      Answered on 5/14/2012 by PexSupply Staff from NY
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      yes

      Answered on 6/4/2012 by Barry from Sherman, il
  • 50 Gallon - 40,000 BTU ProMax Power Vent Residential Gas Water Heater

    Q:

    Can you replace the galvanized pipe goin in to the water heater and going out. my current heater is leaking on top
    Asked on 4/4/2012 by Ross Smith from Fort wayne In

    1 answer

    • CUSTOMER CARE

      A:

      You can replace the galvanized pipe with a different material. If you use PEX, make sure to keep a gap of at least 18" between the PEX tubing and your flue.

      Answered on 4/4/2012 by PexSupply Staff from NY
  • 50 Gallon - 40,000 BTU ProMax Power Vent Residential Gas Water Heater

    Q:

    is measurement 65 to top of tank or include power vent
    Asked on 3/26/2012 by rob

    2 answers

    • CUSTOMER CARE

      A:

      The 65" measurement includes the power vent. This unit measure 56-3/4" to the top of the tank. Please refer to page 2 of the link below for detailed dimensions.

      http://s3.pexsupply.com/manuals/1277918330238/33619_PROD_FILE.pdf

      Answered on 3/26/2012 by PexSupply Staff from NY
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      The 65-in. measurement is to the top of the vent connection on the power vent.

      Answered on 3/27/2012 by Another PexSupply Customer
  • 50 Gallon - 40,000 BTU ProMax Power Vent Residential Gas Water Heater

    Q:

    i'v power vent lochinvar water heater 4o gal.natural gas. can i replace it with 50 gal.pro max power vent res. n. gas water heater?
    Asked on 3/12/2012 by curious from glastonbury ct

    3 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Likely yes. As long as there is room and appropriate venting for the exhaust.
      Rock Deco

      Answered on 3/12/2012 by Another PexSupply Customer
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Hi, you certainly can , I just did exactly that . Out with old style 40 power vent and in with 50 gal ao smith power vent .just slightly bigger . If size is a problem check the specs . Good luck ,pec supply is great,quick ship also .Keith
      Sent from my iPad

      Answered on 3/12/2012 by Another PexSupply Customer
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Yes, but you will probably have to alter your PVC vent connection.

      Answered on 3/12/2012 by Another PexSupply Customer
  • 50 Gallon - 40,000 BTU ProMax Power Vent Residential Gas Water Heater

    Q:

    How much more or less efficient is this model than the FPST 50 270?
    Asked on 12/31/2011 by Anonymous

    1 answer

    • CUSTOMER CARE

      A:

      This unit has a 0.65 Energy Factor, while the FPST-50 is rated at 0.60.

      Answered on 1/20/2012 by PexSupply Staff from NY
Displaying questions 1-10Previous | Next »

Do you have a question about this product?