Rheem or A.O. Smith used 40-50gal gas hot water heater ok?


Premium Member
Jan 19, 2016
Powder Springs, GA 30127
Model Number
More than 10 years
I have a 22 yr old 40gal A.O. Smith gas hot water heater that has a burn out burner and the burner is no longer produced(per A.O. Smith parts). So I'm in the market for a new hot water heater and I've seen some decent aged used units on FB marketplace for around $200-250 for a 6month old Rheem with a two year warranty remaining. I'd heard somewhere that Rheem was Chinese owned and they don't make a great product anymore and service was not great either. If I am looking for another gas unit that I can get a 20 year run like I got with the A.O. Smith What are your thoughts on A.O. Smith,Rheem and other brands you'd recommend for durability?
A.O. Smith is much better IMO.

But I sure would not get it from Facebook Market Place.

I'd get it NEW from Lowes or Home Depot or any hardware store or plumbing store in your area.

Users who are viewing this thread

Support Our Site

If you feel that you have benefited from this site, and would like to show your appreciation, please consider making a donation.