Convert Rheem tankless water heater LN to LP, Rheem vs Rinnai

I'm currently having a home built and chose to have a tankless water heater installed. The home will have a buried propane tank in the front yard for hvac, water heater, etc. We chose the tankless option and we were supposed to get a Rinnai 94iP. The plumber recently installed a natural gas model Rheem RTG-95DVLN-1. The builder told me that if their plumber can't get the specific model we paid for, we are supposed to get an equal or higher quality product. Another home being built also chose the tankless option and had an Rinnai RUR199iP installed. The builder also told me that they can put a regulator on the natural gas designed model and run propane through it. All the Rheem documentation I saw specifically says not to do that and when I pointed it out the builder they blew me off. I also found out according to Rheem's warranty site that the tank that was installed in our currently being built house was manufactured in April 2019 and installed in May 2019. Besides just wanting to unload inventory, I don't understand why one would install the wrong fuel type and how would they have stock from almost two years ago to do so?? Has anyone converted a Rheem? I'm not sure about the equality of the products either. The BTU/hr are comparable but pricewise the Rheem is 30% less. I know price isn't everything, but I'm not familiar with either product so I'm hoping someone who is way more knowledgeable could tell me if I'm getting hosed or not. submitted by /u/timubce [link] [comments]

Convert Rheem tankless water heater LN to LP, Rheem vs Rinnai

I'm currently having a home built and chose to have a tankless water heater installed. The home will have a buried propane tank in the front yard for hvac, water heater, etc. We chose the tankless option and we were supposed to get a Rinnai 94iP. The plumber recently installed a natural gas model Rheem RTG-95DVLN-1. The builder told me that if their plumber can't get the specific model we paid for, we are supposed to get an equal or higher quality product. Another home being built also chose the tankless option and had an Rinnai RUR199iP installed. The builder also told me that they can put a regulator on the natural gas designed model and run propane through it. All the Rheem documentation I saw specifically says not to do that and when I pointed it out the builder they blew me off. I also found out according to Rheem's warranty site that the tank that was installed in our currently being built house was manufactured in April 2019 and installed in May 2019.

Besides just wanting to unload inventory, I don't understand why one would install the wrong fuel type and how would they have stock from almost two years ago to do so?? Has anyone converted a Rheem? I'm not sure about the equality of the products either. The BTU/hr are comparable but pricewise the Rheem is 30% less. I know price isn't everything, but I'm not familiar with either product so I'm hoping someone who is way more knowledgeable could tell me if I'm getting hosed or not.

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