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PARTS CATALOG
RELIANCE
Has Everything Your Customers Need to Do the Job Right!
Reliance Water Heater Company was founded in 1981 to provide a everything you need, from nipples, thermostats and electric heating
water heater brand specifically for sale by hardware and home im- elements to “all-in-one” Installation Kits for gas and electric water
provement retailers. Since then, Reliance has earned a reputation for heaters. Most Reliance parts and accessories are “universal”, mean-
providing the highest-quality water heaters, plus all the products the ing they can be used on all brands of residential water heaters.
“do-it-yourselfer” and professional contractor need for water heater
installation and basic service and repair procedures. Our mission is to make it easy for you to sell Reliance water heaters,
and easy for your customers to install and maintain them. Any time
Parts and accessories are a critical requirement for a store to truly you have a question or problem, you can speak to a Reliance Cus-
be “Your Neighborhood Water Heater Source”. They are also an es- tomer Assistance Representative by calling 1-800-365-7782.
sential element of the complete selection plumbing professionals de-
pend on for one-stop shopping convenience. This catalog presents
Table of Contents
BEST Lifelong Electric Heating Elements 3
BETTER and GOOD Electric Heating Elements 4
Dry Well and Solar Electric Heating Elements 5
Heating Element Replacement Charts 6
Electric Heating Element Parts and Accessories 7
Electric Water Heater Thermostats 7
Gas Water Heater Thermostats 8
Gas Water Heater Thermocouple Kits 8
Direct-Vent Gas Water Heater Vent Kits 9
and Accessories
Parts for FVIR (Flammable Vapor Ignition Resistant)
and C3 Gas Water Heaters 8
Miscellaneous Installation and Repair Parts 9 – 11
• Gas and Electric Installation Kits
and Accessories
• Aluminum Drain Pans
• T&P Valves
• T&P Valve Discharge Pipe
• Dip Tube
• Drain Valves
• Anode Rod
• Water Heater Stands
• Expansion Tanks
• Water Connectors, Nipples and Fittings
This Reliance gas water heater was installed using Fittings, Flexible Water Connectors,
a Flexible Gas Connector, a T&P Valve Discharge Pipe, an Aluminum Drain Pan and an
Expansion Tank, all of which are included in this catalog.
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ELECTRIC HEATING ELEMENTS
Our BEST Lifelong Elements for Electric Water Heaters
Reliance LIFELONG heating elements feature a sheath made with out wattage, reducing the heat transfer load (“watt density”) to a
the highest-quality Incoloy® nickel/chromium alloy steel. This su- range of 68 to 116 watts per square inch, compared to 97 to 243
perior design will deliver dependable performance even when high watts per square inch on our GOOD elements.
mineral content causes lime and scale buildup that would cause
other heating elements to burn out. LIFELONG elements are proven to last longer. So, Reliance backs
them with a limited lifetime warranty, assuring the original purchaser
These premium elements also feature the most efficient and du- of a free replacement element if a LIFELONG element ever fails due
rable extra-low watt density design. A larger surface area spreads to defects in workmanship or materials.
“TR” THREADED FLANGE
Carton Quantity – 10, on Blister Card or Bagged
Part No. Wattage/Voltage Alt. Wattage Sheath Watt Density Minimum Tank Diameter
@ 208 Volts (Watts per square inch)
9001511 1440/120 - 68 10"
9000225 3800/240 3000 84 14"
9000405 4500/240 3500 77 14"
9000396 5500/240 4000 86 14" 9000405
1-3/8" THREADED AMALLOY FLANGE
Carton Quantity – 10, on Blister Card or Bagged
Part No. Wattage/Voltage Alt. Wattage Sheath Watt Density Minimum Tank Diameter
@ 208 Volts (Watts per square inch)
9002451 3000/240 2400 85 14"
9002434 3800/240 3000 84 14"
9002450 4500/240 3500 77 14" 9002450
“UF” UNIVERSAL FLANGE
Carton Quantity – 10, on Blister Card or Bagged
Part No. Wattage/Voltage Alt. Wattage Sheath Watt Density Minimum Tank Diameter
@ 208 Volts (Watts per square inch)
9000968 3800/240 3000 80 14"
9000970 4500/240 3500 95 14"
9000971 5500/240 4000 116 14" 9000970
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ELECTRIC HEATING ELEMENTS
BETTER Low-Watt Density Elements for Electric Water Heaters
Reliance BETTER copper-sheath heating elements feature low-watt density design (ranging from 50 to 122 watts per square inch) for longer
life and more efficient water heating performance. 1-year warranty.
“TR” THREADED FLANGE
Carton Quantity – 10, on Blister Card or Bagged
Part No. Wattage/Voltage Alt. Wattage Sheath Watt Density Minimum Tank Diameter
@ 208 VoltS (Watts per square inch)
9000253 1650/120 - 50 12"
9000147 3000/240 2250 104 12"
9000148 3800/240 3000 101 12"
9000095 4500/240 3500 103 14"
9000151 5500/240 4000 116 14" 9000095
1-3/8" THREADED AMALLOY FLANGE
Carton Quantity – 10, on Blister Card or Bagged
Part No. Wattage/Voltage Alt. Wattage Sheath Watt Density Minimum Tank Diameter
@ 208 Volts (Watts per square inch)
9002441 3000/240 2250 113 14"
9002449 3800/240 3000 108 14"
9002442 4500/240 3500 109 14"
9002448* 5500/240 4000 122 14" 9002442
* 9002448 has a premium Incoloy® sheath instead of copper sheath.
“UF” UNIVERSAL FLANGE
Carton Quantity – 10, on Blister Card or Bagged
Part No. Wattage/Voltage Alts. Wattage Sheath Watt Density Minimum Tank Diameter
@ 208Voltage (Watts per square inch)
9000965 1500/120 - 99 8"
9000097 4500/120 3500 103 14" 9000097
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ELECTRIC HEATING ELEMENTS
Good High-Watt Density Elements for Electric Water Heaters
These standard copper-sheath elements are designed for high-watt density operation (ranging from 97 to 243 watts per square inch).
1-year limited warranty.
“TR” THREADED FLANGE
Carton Quantity – 10, on Blister Card or Bagged
Part No. Wattage/Voltage Alt. Wattage Sheath Watt Density Minimum Tank Diameter
@ 208 Volts (Watts per square inch)
9000128 1000/120 - 97 8"
9000129 1440/120 - 140 8"
9000130 2000/120 - 194 12"
9000132 1500/240 1130 146 8"
9000133 2000/240 1500 194 8"
9000134 2500/240 2000 243 10"
9000135 3000/240 2250 198 12"
9000136 3800/240 3000 221 12"
9000092 4500/240 3500 214 14"
9000386 5500/240 4000 220 14" 9000092
“UF” UNIVERSAL FLANGE
Carton Quantity – 10, on Blister Card or Bagged
Part No. Wattage/Voltage Alt. Wattage Sheath Watt Density Minimum Tank Diameter
@ 208 Volts (Watts per square inch)
9000177 1500/120 - 146 8"
9000178 2000/120 - 194 8"
9000180 1500/240 - 122 8"
9000182 2500/240 2000 243 10"
9000183 3000/240 2250 175 12"
9000184 3800/240 3000 180 12"
9000094 4500/240 3500 214 14" 9000184
DRY WELL and SOLAR Electric Heating Elements
Each boxed individually. Carton quantity: 1
Part No. Wattage/Voltage Sheath Watt Density Description
(Watts per square inch) 9000100
9000100 1500/120 N/A Dry Well Element
9000050* 4500/240 73 Solar Element 9000050
* 900050 has a premium Incoloy® sheath instead of copper sheath.
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REPLACEMENT ELEMENTS
GOOD, BETTER, BEST Replacement Elements for Electric Water Heaters
The following charts will help you select the right Reliance Replacement Electric Heating Element,
depending on your customer’s Voltage, Existing Heating Element Wattage and Breaker Size.
Existing Minimum Reliance Replacement Element
Voltage Element Breaker
GOOD BETTER BEST
Wattage Size Wattage
Part Number Part Number Part Number
120 1000 15 Amp 1000 9000128
120 1440 15 Amp 1440 9000129 90001511
120 1500 15 Amp 1650 9000253
120 1650 20 Amp 1650 9000253
120 2000 20 Amp 2000 9000130
240 1000 15 Amp 1500 9000132
240 1500 15 Amp 1500 9000132
240 2000 15 Amp 2000 9000133
240 2500 15 Amp 2500 9000134
240 3000 20 Amp 3000 9000135 9000147
240 3500 20 Amp 3800 9000136 9000148 9000225
240 3800 20 Amp 3800 9000136 9000148 9000225
240 4000 20 Amp 3800 9000136 9000148 9000225
240 4500 25 Amp 4500 9000092 9000095 9000405
240 4500 30 Amp 4500 9000092 9000095 9000405
240 5000 30 Amp 5500 9000386 9000151 9000396
240 5500 30 Amp 5500 9000386 9000151 9000396
240 6000 30 Amp 5500 9000386 9000151 9000396
FOR 1-3/8" DIAMETER THREADED HEATING ELEMENTS
Consult the chart below when replacing elements in water heaters
displaying the “Genuine AMALLOY 1-3/8" dia. Threaded Element” label.
Existing Reliance Replacement Element
Breaker
Voltage Element
Size GOOD BETTER BEST
Wattage Wattage
Part Number Part Number Part Number
240 3000 20 Amp 3000 N/A 9002441 9002451
240 3800 20 Amp 3800 N/A 9002449 9002434
240 4500 25 Amp 4500 N/A 9002442 9002450
240 4500 30 Amp 4500 N/A 9002442 9002450
240 5500 30 Amp 5000 N/A 9002448 9002433
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PARTS & ACCESSORIES
ELECTRIC WATER HEATER THERMOSTATS
Carton Quantity on All: 10
Part No. Description 9001954 9000523 9000509
9001954 Upper Electric Water Heater Thermostat for 2-element models
9000507 Lower Electric Water Heater Thermostat for 2-element models
9000509 Single Element Electric Water Heater Thermostat
9000512 Lower Electric Water Heater Thermostat, with Shaft
9000523 Single Element Water Heater Thermostat, with Shaft
Point of Use (2 and 4-gallon) Electric Water Heater Thermostat
9001471 (for models manufactured after 10/1/96.
Point of Use (2 and 4-gallon) Electric Water Heater Thermostat
9002394 (for models manufactured after 10/1/96. 9000507 9000512
HEATING ELEMENT PARTS AND ACCESSORIES
Part No. Description
9000030 Electric Heating Element Adapter Kit – Carton quantity: 10
9000443 Electric Heating Element Gasket Kit Assortment – Carton quantity: 10 9000030
9000429 HD Heating Element Wrench – Carton quantity: 10
9000443
“TR” Heating Element Gasket – Carton quantity: 1,
9000308 9000429
containing 50 gaskets
POINT OF USE 6-2-SSUS-K (2.5 GALLON) PARTS
Part No. Description 9006402
9006405
9006405 Element Kit Includes Anode Rode
9006401 Elem. Gasket for 2.5 POU
9006402 Temp. Sensor and Thermostat
9006401 9006403
9006403 High Limit Switch
TEMPERATURE & PRESSURE RELIEF VALVES (T&P VALVES)
Carton Quantity: 10
Part No. Description
9000071 T&P Valve with 5/8" shank
9000728 T&P Valve with 2" shank
9001583 T&P Valve with 2-1/2" shank
9002403 T&P Valve with 3" shank 9000728
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PARTS AND ACCESSORIES
GAS WATER HEATER THERMOSTATS
Carton Quantity on All: 1
NOTE: Gas valves are similar in appearance but are not interchangeable. Differences in pressure regulation, gas type, BTU capacity and shank length makes each valve unique. You
must use the correct gas valve for proper heater operation. Call the manufacturer of your heater for the correct part number if you are not sure which valve to use.
Part No. Description 9000251
9000246
9000246 Natural Gas for Inputs Through 55,000 BTU
9000247 Propane Gas for Inputs Through 55,000 BTU - RH Threads
9000248 Natural Gas for Inputs Over 55,000 BTU
9000249 Natural Gas - Long Shank for Inputs Through 55,000 BTU
9002454 Natural Gas - Long Shank for Inputs Over 55,000 BTU
9000250 Propane Gas - Long Shank for Inputs Through 55,000 BTU - RH Threads
9000251 Mobile Home - Convertible for Natural or Propane gas
9000796 Mobile Home - Long Shank Convertible for Natural or Propane gas
9000249
9002122 Propane Gas for Inputs Through 55,000 BTU - LH Threads
9000247
9002123 Propane Gas - Long Shank for Inputs Through 55,000 BTU - LH Threads
9003691 Natural Gas Intelli-Vent™ Power Vent Electronic Ignition Combination Gas Control
9003713 Propane Gas Intelli-Vent™ Power Vent Electronic Ignition Combination Gas Control
9006655 Natural Gas FVIR for Inputs Through 50,000 BTU and Suffix starting With "G" 9003691
9006656 Natural Gas FVIR - Long Shank for Inputs Through 50,000 BTU and Suffix Starting With "G"
9006657 Propane Gas FVIR for Inputs Through 50,000 BTU and Suffix Starting With "L"
9006658 Propane Gas FVIR - Long Shank for Inputs Through 50,000 BTU and Suffix Starting With "L" 9006655
GAS THERMOCOUPLE KITS REPLACEMENT PARTS FOR FVIR TECHNOLOGY
Carton Quantity on All: 10 FLAMMABLE VAPOR IGNITION RESISTANT GAS WATER HEATERS
Not for use on C3 FVIR heaters Carton Quantity: 1
*Note on pilot assembly–before ordering pilot assembly, call Reliance Parts Department (1-800-821-2017) with
Part No. Description the model number and serial number of the water heater, to ensure the correct assembly is provided.
Part No. Description
9000876 18" Thermocouple Kit
9006143 Large Piezo Igniter
9000056 24" Thermocouple Kit 9003410 C3 Piezo Ignitor assembly, with bracket
9000283 26" Thermocouple Kit *See note C3 Pilot Ignitor assembly, with automatic
reset thermal cut-off switch*
9000496 30" Thermocouple Kit
9003401 Inner door gasket (not shown)
9000497 36" Thermocouple Kit 9000876 9003406 Air intake screen (not shown)
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PARTS AND ACCESSORIES
Installation Kits and Accessories for Gas & Electric Water Heaters
GAS AND ELECTRIC INSTALLATION KITS AND ACCESSORIES
Part No. Description 9000105 9000104
Gas Water Heater Installation Kit – Carton quantity: 1
Includes: two 15" flexible water connectors, one 15" flexible gas connector, two 3/4", 2" long pipe nipples, two 3/4"
9000105
pipe connectors, two 1/2" pipe connectors, two 3/4" x 1/2" reducer bushings, one male thread gas fitting, one female
thread gas fitting, one 1/2" all thread black iron gas nipple, one 5-foot roll of Teflon tape.
9000068 18" Flexible Gas Connector for gas water heaters. Carton quantity: 10
9000894 Adjustable Vent Extension Kit (up to 3 feet) for gas water heaters. Carton quantity: 10
Electric Water Heater Installation Kit – Carton quantity: 1
9000104 Includes: two 15" flexible water connectors, two 3/4", 2" long pipe nipples, two 3/4" pipe connectors, two 1/2" pipe
connectors, two 3/4" x 1/2" reducer bushings, one 5-foot roll of Teflon tape, one wire clamp, two wire nuts.
Electric Cord Set – 240 Volt
9001740 9000068
Carton quantity: 1
ALUMINUM WATER HEATER DRAIN PANS, WITH FITTING
Diameter of drain pan should be a minimum of 4" greater than diameter of water heater.
Drain pans equipped with fitting to direct water to floor drain or to outside of homes.
Part No. Quantity Description Part No. Quantity Description
Per Box* Per Box*
9002846 6 20" Diameter Drain Pan 9002769 1 24" Diameter Drain Pan
9000741 1 20" Diameter Drain Pan 9002849 6 26" Diameter Drain Pan
9002847 6 22" Diameter Drain Pan 9000743 1 26" Diameter Drain Pan
9001609 1 22" Diameter Drain Pan 9002850 6 28" Diameter Drain Pan
9002848 6 24" Diameter Drain Pan 9001608 1 28" Diameter Drain Pan 9001609
* 1 box per carton.
MOBILE HOME DIRECT-VENT GAS
WATER HEATER ROOF JACK KITS DIRECT-VENT GAS WATER HEATER ACCESSORIES
Carton Quantity: 1 Carton Quantity: 1
Part No. Description Part No. Description
9002964 12" Non-Adjustable Vent Kit 9001246 10" to 15-1/2" Adjustable Vent Kit
9001246
9002965 12" to 32" Adjustable Vent Kit 9001247 15-1/2" to 26-1/2" Adjustable Vent Kit
9002966 32" to 60" Adjustable Vent Kit 9001248 26-1/2" to 48" Adjustable Vent Kit
9002967 60" to 95" Adjustable Vent Kit 9002965 9000915 Direct Vent – Vent Cap Protector Grill 9000915
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PARTS AND ACCESSORIES
PEX POLYMER T&P VALVE DISCHARGE PIPE
Required for installation on T&P Valve, to direct discharge to drain pan or floor drain.
PEX polymer can be easily trimmed to proper length (to within 8" of floor).
Carton Quantity: 1 box of 10
Part No. Description
9002273 3/4" T&P Valve Discharge Pipe – Length: 55" 9002273
PEX POLYMER WATER HEATER DIP TUBE (COLD WATER INLET TUBE)
Dip tubes carry cold water to the bottom of the tank for maximum hot water delivery.
Tube must be trimmed to exact same length as original dip tube.
Carton Quantity: 1
Part No. Description
9001596 52" Long PEX Polymer Dip Tube 9001596
WATER HEATER DRAIN VALVES
These are the same drain valves that come as original equipment on many water heaters. They will fit all makes.
Select the valve that is long enough to clear the insulation between the jacket and the tank.
Carton Quantity: 10
Part No. Description
9000254 5/8" Drain Valve
9000058 2" Drain Valve
9003098 3" Drain Valve 9000254
WATER HEATER ANODE ROD
Anode rods protect the tank from corrosion.
To extend tank life, flush the tank and replace the anode rod every year.
9000029 Anode Rod fits all water heaters. It can be cut to fit shorter tanks.
Carton Quantity: 1
Part No. Description
9000029 29" Aluminum Anode Rod
9001829 22" Magnesium Anode Rod
9001453 29" KA-90 Aluminum Anode Rod for Smelly Water Applications 9000029
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PARTS AND ACCESSORIES
WATER HEATER STANDS
Most codes require an 18" stand when installing certain gas water heaters in a garage, shop area or closet.
Water heater stands are also ideal for elevating the heater for ease of future service to protect it from water
in basements or garages where rising water could be a concern.
Easy to assemble. Carton quantity: 1
Part No. Description
9005743 18" x 18" x 18" High Water Heater Stand
9005744 23-3/4" x 23-3/4" x 18" High Water Heater Stand 9005743
WATER HEATER EXPANSION TANKS
Protects the water heater and complies with warranty requirements of most water heater manufacturers.
Required by code for water heater installations in most homes. Protects plumbing system and water heater
from high water pressure spikes caused by thermal expansion and water hammer.
Easy to install. Carton quantity: 1
Part No. Model Description
Number
9850048000 ETC-2X 2-Gallon Expansion Tank, for water heaters up to 50 gallons
9850049000 ETC-5X 5-Gallon Expansion Tank, for water heaters up to 75 gallons
9850070000 ETC-10X 10-Gallon Expansion Tank, for 75 gallons and larger water heaters 9850048000
WATER CONNECTORS, NIPPLES AND FITTINGS
PEX polymer-lined nipples comply with dielectric waterway fittings requirements of many municipal plumbing codes.
Dielectric waterway nipples help protect the tank from corrosion caused when a dissimilar metal like copper is connected directly
to the tank. High-quality PEX nipples will not corrode shut, leak or clog with lime scale like plain galvanized nipples commonly do.
2 per package. Carton quantity: 1
Part No. Description 9000322 9000060
9000060 3/4" x 15" Flexible Water Connectors
9000511 3/4" x 18" Flexible Water Connectors
9000322 3/4" x 2" PEX Polymer-lined Nipples
9002563 3/4" x 2-1/2" PEX Polymer-lined Nipples
9002564 3/4" x 3" PEX Polymer-lined Nipples
9002565 1" x 2-1/2" PEX Polymer-lined Nipples
Energy-saving Silencer Heat Traps 3/4" x 3"for
9000415 water heater inlet and outlet connections
9000061 1/2" Compression Fittings
9000062 3/4" Compression Fittings 9000415 9000061
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RELIANCE
A Water Heater For Every Customer’s Need.
Reliance is the ultimate water heater source for retailers and their customers. The Reliance “Good-Better-Best” selection covers all
the bases when it comes to gas and electric water heaters, including direct-vent, power-vent and power direct-vent gas, and point
of use electric units. For water heaters, parts and accessories, Reliance has everything a retailer needs to offer one-stop convenience
for “do-it-yourself” consumers and professional plumbing contractors.
Parts Orders 1-800-821-2017
Parts Orders (Fax) 1-800-644-9306
Products Information Center 1-800-365-4054
Water Heater Orders 1-800-807-7014
Water Heater Orders (Fax) 1-800-365-3291
Sales Department 1-800-553-3452
Sales Department (Fax) 1-800-821-2032
For Reliance Customer Service www.RelianceWaterHeaters.com
and Sales Support, visit:
500 Tennessee Waltz Parkway
Ashland City, TN 37015
www.reliancewaterheaters.com
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