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Commercial Water Heaters | SPIDERfire ® Series
SPIDERfire: Delivers high
efficiency and real savings for
today’s businesses
•Upto97%thermalefficiency
•80and100-galloncapacitymodels
•Patentedheatexchangersystem
eliminateshotspots
•LCDdiagnostics
•Quietoperation
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SPIDERfire takes a bite out of fuel costs
The SPIDERfire®familyof80and100-galloncondensingcommercialwaterheatersoffersawide
rangeofBtu/hinputsandultra-highthermalefficiencies.Theresultisfuelsavingsandahigher
hotwaterrecoveryrate–especiallyduringperiodsofpeakdemand.
How SPIDERfire Works
Exclusive SPIDERfire Features
The heart of the
SPIDERfire is its
patentedmulti-leg,
heat-exchangesystem.
Ourproprietarydesign
providesaremarkably
efficient heat transfer
system.
Durable, Energy-efficient
“Wet-base” Design
Rheemengineereda“wetbase”for
thelowerportionofitsfluesystem,
suspendingthefirsttwolegsofthe
porcelaincoatedfluenetworkin
water.Hotspotsareeliminatedand
thedesignboostsefficiency.
Slim Profile
SPIDERfire’snarrowdiametersand
modestheightwillfitintightspaces.
Advanced Burner Operation
Latest80and100-gallonmodels
have increased burner surface area
for ultra smooth ignition and quiet
operation.
Third-party Tested
The SPIDERfire unit has been
extensivelytestedbyRheemand
athird-partyagencyforwater
conditions,temperature,corrosive
environments,dustandlint,
increasedcycling,andventing
configurations.
1. Topburnerblows
combustion gases
downthemainflue.
2. Hot gases traverse nearly the full
lengthoftheelongatedtubestwo
moretimes,extractingtheheat.
3. Bytheendofthecycle,the
temperatureofthefluegases
dropstobetween110°Fand
140°Fandiscoolenoughfor
condensationtobegin.
LCD Diagnostic System
Positionedateyelevel,itmonitors
keyfunctionsandincludesa
scrollable,operationalhistorythat
detailsusage.
Brass Drain Valve
Factoryinstalled,full-port,full-flow
brass drain valve for faster draining
andservicing.
Made in America
ManufacturedinMontgomery,AL.
SPIDERfire Fits
Many Commercial
Applications
Withitssleekmoderndesign,
SPIDERfire models are
engineeredtoquicklydeliver
substantialamountsoflowcosthotwaterthatmeetsthe
needs of larger commercial
applications.
Restaurants
Athletic Clubs
Laundromats
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Additional SPIDERfire Features
PVC or CPVC Venting
SPIDERfire’s cooler flue gases
permitventingthroughlow-cost2,
3,and4inchtubing,whichmeansit
canbeinstalledvirtuallyanywhere.
Direct Spark
Ignition System
Energy saving ignition that
there
ignitespilotonlywhenthere
isacallforheat.
Power Vent and Power Direct Vent
Installation
AllmodelscanbeinstalledasaPV
orPDV.ThePDVisagoodchoice
wherenegativeairpressureor
indoorairqualityisaconcern.
ASME Certification
with
Allinputsareavailablewith
ASMEcertification.
Multiple Water Connections
Hot and cold connections on front
andrearformoreinstallationoptions.
Please refer to Commercial Warranty Certificate.
Warranty
limitedwarranty
arranty
Standardthree-yearlimited
years.
canbeupgradedtofiveyears.
SPIDERfire in Action:
Hazeltine National Golf Club
Natural and LP Gas
AllSPIDERfire models are available
ineithernaturalorLPgas.
Steepeddeepintraditionandnatural
beauty,HazeltineNationalGolfClubhas
hostedmoreUnitedStatesGolfAssociation
(USGA)eventsthananyothergolfclubin
thecountry.
Reduced Emissions
UltralowNOxburnerdesign
reducesgreenhouseemissions.
SCAQMDRule1146.2compliant:
14ng/JNOxemissions.
Customer Benefits
80 and 100gallon models
“Withoutareliablesupplyofhotwater,our
clubsimplycannotfunction,”explainedMatt
Murphy,whohasmanagedcluboperations
since2007.“Fromourkitchenandculinarystaff,toguestservicesandlocker
rooms,downtoouronsitelaundryfacility–
dependablehotwateriscritical.”Headded
thattheclubhostsmorethan150events
anddrawsupwardsof60,000membersand
guestseachyear.
Specifying Engineers
SPIDERfireoffersultra-highefficiencyandenergysavings.Withmaximumdelivery
ofupto516gallonsofhotwaterforonehourata100degreerise,itsperformance
meetstheneedsofmostbusinesses.Indoorairqualityissuescanbeaddressedby
drawingcombustionairfromoutsidethebuildingwithapowerdirectventinstallation.
Thesmallfootprintreducesspacerequirementsandlongventrunscanbeachieved
throughtheuseoflow-costPVCventing.
Contractors
SPIDERfire’snarrowdiameterfitsmoreeasilydownstairsandintightplaces.Hot
andcoldwaterconnectionsonbothsidesofthejacketprovideinstallationflexibility,
especiallyduringretrofits.Theeyelevelstatusanddiagnosticdisplayisscrollableand
reducesguesswork.Low-costplasticventingcanbeusedforpowerorpowerdirect
ventapplications.
Facilities Managers
SPIDERfire’senergysavingsisanattractivesolutiontoescalatingcosts.Because
businessesoftenhaveheavyperiodsofhotwaterdemanddaily,theabilitytodeliver
upto516gallonsforonehourhelpskeepyouinbusiness.Easy-to-readstatus
anddiagnosticdisplayprovideskeyinformationforfasterinstallationandservice.
Standardthree-yearwarrantycanbeincreasedtofiveyears.
“Weareverypleasedwiththeoutcome
ofthisextensivecourseandfacilities
renovationandespeciallyournew
clubhouse,”saidMurphy.“We’re
experiencinga20-30percentreduction
inenergycostsforthenewclubhouse,
despiteincreasingoursquarefootageby25
percent.Basedontheenormousamountof
hotwaterusedbyourkitchen,laundryand
guestservices,Iwouldattributeasizable
portionoftheseenergysavingstoourhigh-
efficiencywaterheatingsystem.”
Rheem.com
800.621.5622
Lower installation costs
To get an installation done fast, start small.
Whenyouinstallan80or100gallon
SPIDERfire you’ll have your choice of
24SPIDERfiremodelsand12ofthese
modelsusethelow-cost,easy-to-handle
2inchventpipe.SPIDERfirehasanarrow
footprintandabuilt-inexhaustriserthat
fitstightlytothechassis.Thenew80gallon’s
fits
shorterheight,plusSPIDERfire’s
shorter
convenient
topventing,meansitcanbeinstalledfasterin
top venting,
tightspaces.
tight spaces.
Installation Features
Choose from 24 Models!
80&100Galloncapacities
thatrangefrom130,000to
399,900Btu/h
Choice of 2, 3, 4 Inch
Plastic Venting
Twoinchventforfaster,
lowcostinstallations
Built-in Exhaust Riser
Noneedtobuildriseryourself;
SPIDERfire’s factory installed
exhaustriserfitstightlytothe
chassis and is covered by an
attractiveblackfascia.
Power Vent or Power Direct Vent
InstallasPVorPDVforinstallationflexibility.PDVisagood
choicewheneithernegativeair
pressureorairqualityisanissue.
Water Connections on Front
and Rear
Theindustry’sbest2inchNPT
high-flowconnectionstoensurea
maximumflowrate.
Narrow Footprint
SPIDERfirewillfitintight
spaces,havingjusta26¼inch
diameterforboththe80and
100gallonmodels.
ASME Construction
ASMEconstructionisavailable
onallmodels.
LCD Display
Providesmultiplesettingoptions,
status,andotherinformationthat
willspeedinstallation.
No Conversion Kits Necessary
When ordering SPIDERfire,ask
fornaturalgasorliquidpropane
modelsandtheywillbeshipped
readytoinstall.
Competitor Venting Comparison
2" VENT
PIPE
69 ⅝"
75 ½"
77 ⅝"
26¼"
27¾"
28¼"
SPIDERfire
199,900 Btu/h
80-Gallon
COMPETITOR “A”
199,900 Btu/h
100-Gallon
COMPETITOR “B”
199,900 Btu/h
100-Gallon
Commercial Gas
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SPIDERfire Water Heaters
SPIDERfire Specifications
RECOVERY CAPACITIES
MAXIMUM DELIVERY
Recovery in U.S. Gallons/Hr. (GPH) and Liters/Hr. (LPH) at Various Temperature Rises
In U.S. Gallons and Liters (Includes useable storage and recovery for indicated times)
MODEL
NUMBER
INPUT (BTU/H)
NAT. & LP
THERMAL
EFFICIENCY
GHE80-130(A)
130,000
97%
GHE80-150(A)
150,000
94%
GHE80-200(A)
199,900
94%
GHE80-250(A)
250,000
92%
GHE80-300(A)
300,000
92%
GHE100-130(A)
130,000
95%
GHE100-160(A)
160,000
95%
GHE100-200(A)
199,000
95%
GHE100-250(A)
250,000
93%
GHE100-300(A)
300,000
93%
GHE100-350(A)
350,000
92%
GHE100-400(A)
399,900
92%
100°F
(56°C)
153
580
171
648
228
864
279
1057
335
1270
UNITS
GPH
LPH
GPH
LPH
GPH
LPH
GPH
LPH
GPH
LPH
GPH
LPH
GPH
LPH
GPH
LPH
GPH
LPH
GPH
LPH
GPH
LPH
GPH
LPH
150
567
184
698
229
868
282
1068
338
1282
390
1479
446
1688
140°F
(78°C)
109
413
122
462
163
618
199
754
239
906
107
405
132
499
164
620
201
763
242
916
279
1057
319
1209
MODEL
NUMBER
GAL.
LITERS
INPUT (BTU/H)
NAT. & LP
GHE80-130(A)
80
303
130,000
GHE80-150(A)
80
303
150,000
GHE80-200(A)
80
303
199,900
GHE80-250(A)
80
303
250,000
GHE80-300(A)
80
303
300,000
GHE100-130(A)
100
379
130,000
GHE100-160(A)
100
379
160,000
GHE100-200(A)
100
379
199,000
GHE100-250(A)
100
379
250,000
GHE100-300(A)
100
379
300,000
GHE100-350(A)
100
379
350,000
GHE100-400(A)
100
379
399,900
TEMP.
RISE UNITS
5
MIN.
1
HR.
100 F
56°C
100°F
56°C
100°F
56°C
100°F
56 C
100°F
56 C
69
262
70
265
75
284
79
299
84
318
209
792
227
860
284
1076
335
1270
391
1482
100°F
56°C
100°F
56°C
100°F
56°C
100°F
56°C
100°F
56°C
100°F
56°C
100°F
56°C
GAL.
LTR.
GAL.
LTR.
GAL.
LTR.
GAL.
LTR.
GAL.
LTR.
GAL.
LTR.
GAL.
LTR.
GAL.
LTR.
GAL.
LTR.
GAL.
LTR.
GAL.
LTR.
GAL.
LTR.
83
313
85
323
89
338
94
354
98
372
103
389
107
406
MIN. TO RECOVER
CONTENTS
31
28
21
17
14
220
833
254
964
299
1134
352
1333
408
1547
460
1745
516
1956
39
33
26
21
18
15
14
All models have a maximum setpoint of 185°F.
Zero inch clearance to all combustible surfaces on sides; 6" top clearance
for 130 to 300 models; 8" for 350 to 400 models.
DIMENSIONAL INFORMATION
All dimensions shown in English and Metric
MODEL
NUMBER
GHE80-130(A)
GHE80-150(A)
GHE80-200(A)
GHE80-250(A)
GHE80-300(A)
GHE100-130(A)
GHE100-160(A)
GHE100-200(A)
GHE100-250(A)
GHE100-300(A)
GHE100-350(A)
GHE100-400(A)
UNITS
inches
mm
inches
mm
inches
mm
inches
mm
inches
mm
inches
mm
inches
mm
inches
mm
inches
mm
inches
mm
inches
mm
inches
mm
A
69-5/8
1768
69-5/8
1768
69-5/8
1768
69-5/8
1768
69-5/8
1768
78-3/4
2001
78-3/4
2001
78-3/4
2001
78-3/4
2001
78-3/4
2001
78-3/4
2001
78-3/4
2001
B
26-1/4
667
26-1/4
667
26-1/4
667
26-1/4
667
26-1/4
667
26-1/4†
667
26-1/4†
667
26-1/4†
667
26-1/4†
667
26-1/4†
667
26-1/4†
667
26-1/4†
667
C
66-1/8
1680
66-1/8
1680
66-1/8
1680
66-1/8
1680
66-1/8
1680
66
1674
66
1674
66
1674
66
1674
66
1674
66
1674
66
1674
D
12-3/4
324
12-3/4
324
12-3/4
324
12-3/4
324
12-3/4
324
12-3/4
324
12-3/4
324
12-3/4
324
12-3/4
324
12-3/4
324
12-3/4
324
12-3/4
324
E
64-5/8
1641
64-5/8
1641
64-5/8
1641
64-5/8
1641
64-5/8
1641
73-3/4
1873
73-3/4
1873
73-3/4
1873
73-3/4
1873
73-3/4
1873
73-3/4
1873
73-3/4
1873
F
64-13/16
1646
64-13/16
1646
64-13/16
1646
64-13/16
1646
64-13/16
1646
73-5/8
1869
73-5/8
1869
73-5/8
1869
73-5/8
1869
73-5/8
1869
73-5/8
1869
73-5/8
1869
G
62-13/16
1595
62-13/16
1621
62-13/16
1621
62-13/16
1621
62-13/16
1621
72
1829
72
1829
72
1829
72
1829
72
1829
72
1829
72
1829
H
66-5/8
1692
66-5/8
1692
66-5/8
1692
66-5/8
1692
66-5/8
1692
66-7/16
1687
66-7/16
1687
66-7/16
1687
66-7/16
1687
66-7/16
1687
66-7/16
1687
66-7/16
1687
VENT
WATER CONN.
INLET
OUTLET
APPROX.
SHIP. WT. (LB)*
2", 3", 4"
2" NPT
2" NPT
725
2", 3", 4"
2" NPT
2" NPT
725
2", 3", 4"
2" NPT
2" NPT
745
3", 4"
2" NPT
2" NPT
745
Models with inputs of 130,000 Btu/h thru 199,000 Btu/h are certified to vent
with 2" schedule 40 PVC, CPVC or ABS pipe.
(For Canadian installations, please use ULC-S636 PVC or CPVC pipe.)
INTAKE
EXHAUST
TEMP
SENSOR
31°
42°
41°
3", 4"
2" NPT
2" NPT
745
2", 3", 4"
2" NPT
2" NPT
765
2", 3", 4"
2" NPT
2" NPT
765
2", 3", 4"
2" NPT
2" NPT
765
3", 4"
2" NPT
2" NPT
795
3", 4"
2" NPT
2" NPT
795
3", 4"
2" NPT
2" NPT
800
3", 4"
2" NPT
2" NPT
800
DRAIN VALVE
T&P
31°
TOP VIEW
GAS INLET
EXHAUST
AIR INTAKE
HOT OUT
REAR
T&P
HOT OUT
FRONT
A
C
F
H
COLD IN
FRONT
G E
HAND HOLE
CLEANOUT
DRAIN
VALVE
COLD IN
REAR
D
B
LEFT SIDE
FRONT
RIGHT SIDE
*Weights listed are for non-ASME. Add 35 lbs. for ASME models.
130,000 - 199,000 Btu/h models are certified to be installed with 2" venting.
All models require a 120V power source.
Input rates 130-199: 1/2" gas inlet. Input rates 250-400: 3/4" gas inlet.
See use and care manual for venting details.
†Overall width is 27-5/16" due to exhaust cover.
REAR
With
Optional Kit
ASME
(OPTIONAL)
Formerly GAMA
Low Lead
Compliant
In keeping with its policy of continuous progress and product improvement, Rheem reserves the right to make changes without notice.
Rheem Water Heating • 101 Bell Road
Montgomery, Alabama 36117-4305 • 1.800.621.5622
Rheem Canada Ltd./Ltée • 125 Edgeware Road, Unit 1
Brampton, Ontario L6Y 0P5 • 1.800.268.6966
Rheem.com
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Anatomy of SPIDERfire
Ultra Low NOx Burner
Reduces emissions
Schedule 40 PVC Venting
Choiceof2"-3"-4"vent
pipeforfast,lowcost
installations
Advanced Burner System
Largeburnersurfacefor
ultra smooth ignition and
quietoperation
LCD Display
Providesmultiplesetting
options,statusand
information
Direct Spark Ignition System
Energy saving ignition that
ignitespilotonlywhenthereis
a call for heat
Built-in Exhaust Riser
Reduces installation time
Multi-leg Heat Exchanger
Ultra-efficientheattransfer
with92-97%thermalefficiency
Water Connections
Secondsetonrear,
industry’sbest2"NPT
high-flowconnections
ASME Construction
Availableonallmodels
Brass Drain Valve
Full-port,fullflow
for faster draining
Wet-base Flue Design
Eliminateshotspotsand
prematuretankfailure
Small Footprint
26¼"Diameter
More Choices!
80 & 100 Gallon Models
24Modelstochoosefrom!
Natural Gas or Liquid Propane
Forapplicationflexibility
Btu Inputs
Fiveinputsfor80gallon
Seveninputsfor100gallon
Warranty
3-Yearlimitedwarranty,
upgradeabletofiveyears
Installs as Power Vent or
Power Direct Vent
Forinstallationflexibility
Built in Montgomery, Alabama
and third-party tested
ASME
(OPTIONAL)
Formerly GAMA
With
Optional Kit
Low Lead
Compliant