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Direct  Vent  Gas
Tankless  Water  Heater
Rheem/  Ecosense
RTG-­95DV  (N,P)
ECO200DV  (N,P)  3
RTG-­84DV(N,P)
ECO180DV(N,P)3
RTG-­64DV(N,P)
ECO150DV(N,P)3
Paloma/Wai  Wela
PH2-­28RDVS  (N,P)
PH2-­25RDVS  (N,P)
PH2-­20RDVS  (N,P)
Ruud
RUTG-­95DV  (N,P)
RUTG-­84DV  (N,P)
RUTG-­64DV  (N,P)
Richmond
RMTG  95DV  (N,P)
RMTG  84DV  (N,P)
RMTG  64DV  (N,P)
  WARNING:   If   the   information   in   these   instructions   is   not   followed   exactly,  
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a  fire  or  explosion  may  result,  causing  property  damage,  personal  injury  or  death.
  FOR  YOUR  SAFETY!
 
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—     Do  not  store  or  use  gasoline  or  other  
flammable  vapors  or  liquids  or  other  
combustible  materials  in  the  vicinity  of  
this  or  any  other  appliance.  To  do  so  may  
result  in  an  explosion  or  fire.
—   WHAT  TO  DO  IF  YOU  SMELL  GAS
Do  not  try  to  light  any  appliance.
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  Do  not  touch  any  electrical  switch;;  do  not  
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use  any  phone  in  your  building.
  Immediately  call  your  gas  supplier  
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from  a  neighbor's  phone.  Follow  the    
gas  supplier's  instructions.
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Use  &  Care  Manual
With  Installation  Instructions  for  the  Installer
The  purpose  of  this  manual  is  twofold:  one,  to  provide  the  installer  with  
the   basic   directions   and   recommendations   for   the   proper   installation  
and   adjustment   of   the   water   heater;;   and   two,   to   the   owner–operator,  
to  explain  the  features,   operation,   safety   precautions,   maintenance   and  
troubleshooting   of   the   water   heater.   This   manual   also   includes   a   parts  
list.
It  is  very  important  that  all  persons  who  are  expected  to  install,  operate  
or   adjust   this   water   heater   read   the   instructions   carefully   so   they   may  
understand   how   to   perform   these   operations.   If   you   don't   understand  
these  instructions  or  any  terms  within  it,  seek  professional  advice.
Any   q uestions   r egarding   t he   o peration,   m aintenance,   s ervice   o r   w arranty  
of   this   water   heater   should   be   directed   to   the   seller   from   whom   it   was  
purchased.  If  additional  information  is  required,  refer  to  the  section  on  
If  You  Need  Service.
Do  not  destroy  this  manual.  Please  read  carefully  and  keep  in  a  safe  
place  for  future  reference.
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Rheem/Ruud
GT-­200  DV  (N,P)
GT-­180  DV  (N,P)
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CERTIFIED
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Warning:  This  water  heater  is  not  suitable  
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for  use  in  manufactured  (mobile)  homes!
 
Recognize   this   symbol   as   an   indication   of   Important   Safety  
Information!
  California   Proposition   65   Warning:   This   product   contains  
chemicals  known  to  the  State  of  California  to  cause  cancer,  birth  
defects  or  other  reproductive  harm.
  If  you  cannot  reach  your  gas  supplier,  call  
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the  fire  department.
  Do  not  return  to  your  home  until  authorized  
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by  the  gas  supplier  or  fire  department.
—     Improper  installation,  adjustment,  
alteration,  service  or  maintenance  can  cause  
property  damage,  personal  injury  or  death.  
Refer  to  this  manual.  Installation  and  service  
must  be  performed  by  a  qualified  installer,  
service  agency  or  the  gas  supplier.
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31-­93681-­00
AP15317  (10/09)
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  • Page 1  any  phone  in  your  building.   Immediately  call  your  gas  supplier   from  a  neighbor’s  phone.  Follow  the     gas  supplier’s  instructions. 31-­93681-­00 CERTIFIED AP15317  (10/09) ® AP15317 (10_09) DV Gas Manual 10 30 09.indd 1 11/9/2009 3:10:22 PM...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Adjustment   ....  35 High   A ltitude   A djustment   . . .35 AP15317 (10_09) DV Gas Manual 10 30 09.indd 2 11/9/2009 3:10:22 PM...
  • Page 3 Read and follow water heater warnings and instructions. If owners manual is missing, contact the retailer or manufacturer. AP15317 (10_09) DV Gas Manual 10 30 09.indd 3 11/9/2009 3:10:23 PM...
  • Page 4 Temperatures  85°F(29°C)  and  up  to  140°F  (60°C)  can  be   achieved  with  the  Main  (UMC-­117)  remote  control.  See  page   34  &  35  for  minimum  and  maximum  temperature  adjustment. AP15317 (10_09) DV Gas Manual 10 30 09.indd 4 11/9/2009 3:10:23 PM...
  • Page 5 G     It  is  recommended  that  more  than  one   method,  such  as  soapy  solution,  gas   detectors,  etc.,  be  used  to  detect  leaks     in  gas  applications. AP15317 (10_09) DV Gas Manual 10 30 09.indd 5 11/9/2009 3:10:23 PM...
  • Page 6: Safety  Precautions

    G     Be  sure  your  appliance  is  properly  installed   in  accordance  with  local  codes  and  the   provided  installation  instructions.   READ   A ND  FOLLOW  THIS  SAFETY  INFORMATION  CAREFULLY. SAVE  THESE  INSTRUCTIONS AP15317 (10_09) DV Gas Manual 10 30 09.indd 6 11/9/2009 3:10:24 PM...
  • Page 7: Location

     Instruction/Warning  Label,  located  on   the  front  panel  of  the  heater  differ,  install   the  water  heater  according     to  the  clearances  stated  on  the  label. AP15317 (10_09) DV Gas Manual 10 30 09.indd 7 11/9/2009 3:10:24 PM...
  • Page 8: Inspect  Shipment

     instructions. Printed  in  USA ® Tankless  Unit Use  &  Care  Manual Manual   A ppliance Remote  Control  Cable Pressure Relief Valve Gas  Shut-­off  Valve (some models only) AP15317 (10_09) DV Gas Manual 10 30 09.indd 8 11/9/2009 3:10:25 PM...
  • Page 9: Venting

    The  water  heater  must  be  installed  with  a  3”/5”  diameter  UL  approved  Category  III  Concentric  Stainless   Steel  appliance  concentric  vent  pipe  or  Rheem  approved  concentric  vent  pipe. Venting DANGER:  Failure  to   The  installation  of  venting  must  comply    ...
  • Page 10  capped  to  prevent   exhaust  gases  and   condensate  from  entering   Condensate  Drain  Line   the  building.  The  cap  is   (to  suitable  drain) supplied  on  the  water   heater. AP15317 (10_09) DV Gas Manual 10 30 09.indd 10 11/9/2009 3:10:25 PM...
  • Page 11 A  minmum  clearance  value  determined  by  testing  in  accordance  with  section  2.20,  or;;   b)   A  reference  to  the  following  footnote:    "Clearance  in  accordance  with  local  installtion  codes  and  the  require-­     ments  of  the  gas  supplier." AP15317 (10_09) DV Gas Manual 10 30 09.indd 11 11/9/2009 3:10:25 PM...
  • Page 12  between  vent  terminations  of  19  inches  (48  cm)  for  two   unit  installation.  Maintain  a  center-­to-­center  distance  between   vent  terminations  of  21  inches  (53  cm)  for  three  or  more  unit   installation. AP15317 (10_09) DV Gas Manual 10 30 09.indd 12 11/9/2009 3:10:25 PM...
  • Page 13 (30 cm) Ceiling Board Inspection Inspection Access Panel #1 Access (optional) Panel #2 (optional) Example   A :  Typical  Horizontal  Termination   w/  1/4”  per  foot  DOWNWARD  Slope AP15317 (10_09) DV Gas Manual 10 30 09.indd 13 11/9/2009 3:10:26 PM...
  • Page 14: Vertical  Vent  Termination  Location

    To Drain: Dispose of condensate in accordance to Vertical Vent Installation Straight Vertical local codes with Horizontal offset Vent Installation Standard  Vertical  Vent  Termination AP15317 (10_09) DV Gas Manual 10 30 09.indd 14 11/9/2009 3:10:26 PM...
  • Page 15: Water  Connections

     to  achieve  maximum  flow  rate. made. consideration.  Gravity  water  pressure  is   not  recommended. G     To  maintain  proper  performance,  ensure   sufficient  water  supply  pressure.  The   AP15317 (10_09) DV Gas Manual 10 30 09.indd 15 11/9/2009 3:10:26 PM...
  • Page 16  for  space  heating     or  non-­potable  water   distribution.   A ll  water   piping  and  components     shall  be  suitable  for     potable  water. AP15317 (10_09) DV Gas Manual 10 30 09.indd 16 11/9/2009 3:10:28 PM...
  • Page 17: Relief  Valve

     may  be  needed  to  ensure  that   the  relief  valve  and  discharge  line. the  valve  probe  is  not  directly  in   the  flow  path  of  the  water.   AP15317 (10_09) DV Gas Manual 10 30 09.indd 17 11/9/2009 3:10:28 PM...
  • Page 18: Gas  Supply

    NOTICE:  For  installations  above  3,280   feet  (1,000  m)  elevation,  contact  a  quaili-­ fied  service  technician  to  make  the  proper   altitude  adjustment.    See  page  35  for  ad-­ ditional  information. AP15317 (10_09) DV Gas Manual 10 30 09.indd 18 11/9/2009 3:10:29 PM...
  • Page 19: Remote  Control

    BATH  2 tures  up  to  185°  F  (85°  C). Qualified  Technician 85°F  (29°C)   A djustment MIC-­6 Manifold Optional  (Sold   MIC-­180  or System Separately) MIC-­185 Manifold System AP15317 (10_09) DV Gas Manual 10 30 09.indd 19 11/9/2009 3:10:29 PM...
  • Page 20 Gas  Inlet   Connection  Cover Valve Remote Control Connection Terminals Projections Remote  Control   Cable Remote Remote Control Wall Control Cable Penetration Suitable Wall Anchors Control Base Plate Screw Screws AP15317 (10_09) DV Gas Manual 10 30 09.indd 20 11/9/2009 3:10:30 PM...
  • Page 21: Electrical  Connection

    <<BATH>> WATER FLOW SENSOR OVER HEAT LIMITER MODEL ONLY (UMC-117) (USC1-117) (USC2-117) CAPTEUR DE DÉBIT LIMITEUR DE SURCHAUFFE POUR MODÈLE INTÉRIEUR À 31-93618 0 D'EAU ÉVENT DIRECT SEULEMENT AP15317 (10_09) DV Gas Manual 10 30 09.indd 21 11/9/2009 3:10:30 PM...
  • Page 22: Typical  Installation

    NOTICE:  The  National  Fuel  Gas  Code  (NFGC)  and  B149  mandates  a  manual  gas  shut-­off  valve:  See   NFGC/B149  for  complete  instructions.  Local  codes  or  plumbing  authority  requirements  may  vary  from   the  instructions  or  diagrams  provided  and  take  precedent  over  these  instructions. AP15317 (10_09) DV Gas Manual 10 30 09.indd 22 11/9/2009 3:10:30 PM...
  • Page 23: Pipe Insulation

    Don’t  use  pipe  dope  on  water  line   with  the  guidelines  found  in  the  Use  &     connections  and  fittings. Care  Manual  and  National  Fuel  Gas  Code   (CSA  B149  in  Canada). AP15317 (10_09) DV Gas Manual 10 30 09.indd 23 11/9/2009 3:10:31 PM...
  • Page 24: Installation  Checklist

    Gas  supply  pressure  is  sufficient  for  the  water  heater. Supply  cord  and/or  wiring  meets  all  local  codes. Gas  line  equipped  with  shut-­off  valve,  union  and   sediment  trap. AP15317 (10_09) DV Gas Manual 10 30 09.indd 24 11/9/2009 3:10:31 PM...
  • Page 25: For Your Safety Read Before Operating

    1.Turn off all electric power to the appliance if service is to be performed. 2.Turn the Gas Shutoff Valve located on the outside of the unit clockwise to the "OFF" position. AP15317 (10_09) DV Gas Manual 10 30 09.indd 25 11/9/2009 3:10:31 PM...
  • Page 26: Water  Temperature

      145°F  (63°C)   Less  than  3  seconds   150°F  (66°C)   About  1  seconds   155°F  (68°C)   About  1  second Table  courtesy  of  Shriners  Burn  Institute AP15317 (10_09) DV Gas Manual 10 30 09.indd 26 11/9/2009 3:10:31 PM...
  • Page 27   Temperatures  85°F  (29°C)  and  up  to  140°F  (60°C)  can  be  achieved  with  the  MAIN   (UMC-­117)  remote  control.  See  page  34  and  35  for  maximum  and  minimum   temperature  adjustment. AP15317 (10_09) DV Gas Manual 10 30 09.indd 27 11/9/2009 3:10:31 PM...
  • Page 28: Care  And  Cleaning

    The  water  filters  should  be  cleaned  on  a   G     Turn  the  electrical  power  supply  and   monthly  basis. cold  water  supply  ON  to  the  water   heater. AP15317 (10_09) DV Gas Manual 10 30 09.indd 28 11/9/2009 3:10:31 PM...
  • Page 29: Vent  Inspection

     codes  and  regulations. operate  without  the   trap  and  the  condensate  is  draining  properly. condensate  trap  connected  to   the  drain  fitting  and  routed   to  the  proper  drain. AP15317 (10_09) DV Gas Manual 10 30 09.indd 29 11/9/2009 3:10:32 PM...
  • Page 30: Draining

     of  approximately  1/8”  (.32  cm)  is   This  device  only  protects  the  internal   flowing.  Be  sure  to  check  the  flow   components  of  the  water  heater.  It  does  NOT   periodically. AP15317 (10_09) DV Gas Manual 10 30 09.indd 30 11/9/2009 3:10:33 PM...
  • Page 31: Troubleshooting  Tips

    CAUTION:  For  your  safety,  DO  NOT  attempt  repair  of  electrical  wiring,  gas  piping,  remote  control,  burners,   vent  connectors  or  other  safety  devices.  Refer  repairs  to  qualified  service  personnel. AP15317 (10_09) DV Gas Manual 10 30 09.indd 31 11/9/2009 3:10:33 PM...
  • Page 32 CAUTION:  For  your  safety,  DO  NOT  attempt  repair  of  gas  piping,  remote  control,  burners,  vent  connectors  or  other   safety  devices.    Refer  repairs  to  qualified  service  personnel. AP15317 (10_09) DV Gas Manual 10 30 09.indd 32 11/9/2009 3:10:33 PM...
  • Page 33 Heat  Exchanger   A ssy. Electrode Bypass  Pipe Ignitor Blower  Motor Gas  Valve   A ssy. Circuit  Board Gas  Supply. Hot  Water  Outlet Cold  Water  Supply Drain  Plug Water  Flow  Solenoid AP15317 (10_09) DV Gas Manual 10 30 09.indd 33 11/9/2009 3:10:38 PM...
  • Page 34: Maximum  Temperature

         38      39      40      41      42      43      44      46      47      48      49* °C 52      54      60   AP15317 (10_09) DV Gas Manual 10 30 09.indd 34 11/9/2009 3:10:38 PM...
  • Page 35: High   A Ltitude   A Djustment

    As set from factory Dip switch adjustment Dip switch adjustment 3,280 feet (1,000m) 6,560 feet (2,000m) thru thru 6,560 feet (2,000m) 9,840 feet (3,000m) Location  of  DIP  Switches  on  PC  Board. AP15317 (10_09) DV Gas Manual 10 30 09.indd 35 11/9/2009 3:10:39 PM...
  • Page 36: If   Y Ou  Need  Service

     and/or  all  venting  design  instructions  shall  remain  with  the  appliance  or   with  the  exhaust  vent  terminal  for  the  horizontally  vented  gas  fueled  heating  appliance   equipment  at  the  completion  of  the  installation.   AP15317 (10_09) DV Gas Manual 10 30 09.indd 36 11/9/2009 3:10:39 PM...