The Rheem Fury is a discontinued gas water heater with an efficiency of .58 – .62 EF and an FHR of 50 to 90 gallons for natural gas. Fury water heaters featured the Guardian System and were designed to surpass ANSI standards for flammable vapor ignition resistance. The Fury included a brass drain valve and temperature and pressure relief valve. The EverKleen system fought sediment build-up, and a patented magnesium anode rod with resistor prevented rust from building up inside the tank. The Fury came in 29, 38, 40 and 50 gallon tall and 20, 40 and 50 gallon short capacities.
We have owned our present water heater for a little over half a year. We purchased the Fury last September when our old Kenmore (that had been heating the house water for an unbelievable 35 years) developed a noticeable gas leak. Our plumber installed the Fury quite easily. It is a very compact unit that even our cramped utility room can accommodate. Thusfar, I have no grievances about the Fury whatsoever. It is whisper quiet, and so well insulated that only a little heat escapes. The pilot is inaccessibly shielded from everyday tampering, and unlike my 70s water heater, none of it is made of sheet glass. The Fury uses a respectably small amount of gas to heat 50 gallons of water for our home, and although it is not Energy Star certified, it uses less fuel then comparable water heaters which are. I would solidly recommend this water heater to friends, with the caveat that Rheems are hard for mere mortals to come by (the company sells primarily to craftsmen and companies). Every plumber I know swears by Rheem products, and so far I have no reason to doubt them.
Reviews of the Fury were positive when compared with other gas water heaters. A thread of comments on terrylove.com compared it favorably to a Bradford White heater, and several members commented favorably on the brass drain valve of the Fury.
Fury Gas Warranty
The Rheem Fury gas water heater has a 6-year limited tank and parts warranty in the United States. With ProtectionPlus, the 6-year limited warranty becomes 10 years. In Canada, the tank warranty is 6 years and the parts warranty is 1 year.
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