Rheem Metro 26 LPG Gas Hot Water System

Rheem Metro 26 LPG Gas Hot Water System - Installed Today
Rheem Metro 26 LPG Gas Hot Water System - Installed Today

Rheem Metro 26 LPG Gas Hot Water System

Installed Today, Enjoyed Tomorrow. Seamless Service, Every Time
  • * 60Deg Unit May Require Restriction to 50Deg At Additional Cost
Regular price $899.00
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  • Over 90% of Systems Delivered Same Day
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  • South East QLD Installation Available
  • Same Day Installation Option
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  • Inventory on the way


Same day installation is only available business days (Monday-Friday EXC Public Holidays) with online purchases prior to 8am, all orders after 8am will be installed the following business day unless availability has been confirmed in writing prior. The installer will advise of installation time and where the customer is not available the installation will be moved to the following day.

All online packages are for a like for like (see definition below) EXTERNAL (outside building lines) replacement of existing compliant installation only and installation fees do not cover relocating the system, upgrades to current standards, electrical supply alterations outside of a standard disconnect/reconnect, upgrades due to insufficient gas, water or power supplies or repairs of any kind outside of the hot water system. All electrical hot water systems must be perpendicular to the wall with the electrical connection at the front and center facing forward.

All installations are for replacement of an existing system only (excluding water filters) and must be EXTERNAL to the building unless confirmed with installed today prior in writing. Please note where installed internally additional rates and conditions apply.

Installed Today will arrange a reputable installer to install your system when requested. All workmanship warranties will be between the purchaser and the installer. All product warranties will be handled by Installed Today.


Price for installation includes the valve kit only plus applicable basic sundries. Where required the installer will provide pricing for any additional work outside a standard like for like external installation not mentioned in rates below.

Please see rates below for any additional required work and all additional work is to be paid directly to the installer. Note some work may be mandatory to meet any legal or manufacturer requirements and will be added to your final invoice. Other work may be required if the selected system is not a like for like EXTERNAL replacement and only optional extras not required will be discussed prior to installation.

Where you require explicit costs prior to install please send a photo of the existing system to help@installedtoday for clarification at least 1 business day prior to installation if extra additional work is needed. Confirmation of photos being received and viewed will be sent via email.

Installers may send quotes reconfirming the rates below prior to install for approval along with same day payment conditions. Quoted installation rates apply only to payment at time of install of within 24hours of invoice issue only. Any discounts applied for prompt payment will be removed from quotes when paid outside the agreed time period. Any quotes issued will require approval prior to any installation taking place. 

Possible Mandatory Requirements for External Like for Like Replacements (added to invoice where legally or manufacturer required)
1. Gas main upgrades +$75pm
2. LPG Regulator Replacement - 250mj Manual +$250
3. LPG Regulator Replacement - 450mj Auto +$350
4. LPG Gas Bottle Restraint Set +$50
5. Additional pipework outside of package inclusions +$45pm supplied and fitted
6. Electrical extensions where the power does not reach the required connection point +$350
7. RCBO Safety switch where required if power is to be extended +$200
8. Internal Installations +$150
9. Internal Installations Requiring Safe Tray and Mildred Valve +$450
10. Water main location and/or subsurface relocation externally +$550
11. New concrete Support Bases +$80
12. New plastic pizza type support spacer +$50
13. Excavation $850m2
14. Element Swaps +$80
15. Fixture relocation or removal, inc access clearing or any disassembly required to access site (+$35 per 15minutes)
16. Two man install where access issues noted below are applicable and installation is not safe to be completed by a single person +$200

Optional Extras
17. Electrical new circuit +$600 includes circuit upto 10m in single phase
18. Hot water System Disposal exc Heat Pump and Solar +$80
19. Heat Pump/Solar system disposal +$120
20. Solar Removal from Roof Inc Crane Hire +$900
21. System Relocations inc Plumbing and Electrical +$1200
22. LPG Manifold - 3 Bottle +$200
23. LPG Manifold - 4 Bottle +$250
24. Key pickup and delivery for real estate +$75 per drop off/pickup

Two man install where access issues noted below are applicable and installation is not safe to be completed by a single person (+$200). Access for installation is to be free of stairs, steep driveways, through homes, over retaining walls, in ceilings. Unit must be able to be maneuvered by hand trolley from vehicle to installation position without being carried. Confirmation from installed today in writing of access suitability where any of the above conditions apply.


Like for like replacement includes the following replacement types below ONLY. Note all systems are for replacement installation only in an external compliant position. Please confirm the system will fit in the desired position prior to purchasing. If in doubt please send pictures to help@installedtoday.com.au to confirm.

A. Gas storage replaced with Gas Storage

B. Continuous Flow replaced with Gas Storage

C. Continuous Flow replaced with Continuous Flow (Note power point must be reused and/or preinstalled)

D. Electric Storage replaced with Electric Storage

E. Electric Storage replaced with Heat pump 

F. Heat pump replaced with Heat pump

G. Heat pump replaced with Electric Storage (May require electrician to extend circuit at additional cost)

Tax included. Shipping calculated at checkout.

From our customers


Great service and price, will only use JR Gas and Water from now on. Joshua and Sean turned up exactly when they said they would, and Brandon and Lachlan fixed an issue with our shower in 5 minutes!

Brisbane, QLD

Josh arrived on time to replace a hot water system with a friendly and positive attitude. Josh explained the maintenance process and cleaned up after himself. Job was completed within a very short turn around time from engaging in their services. Professional, competitive company with excellent communication. A credit to Jarred's organisation from his website, quote and invoicing to his staff member Josh. Highly recommended.

Wen J
Brisbane, QLD

Very happy with JR Gas and Water, for a new Rheem Steller hot water system installed last week. Sean the installer was very polite and friendly, professional. Owner Jarrod very professional and helpful. We have used this Company twice in two years with two properties. Many thanks.

Jacqui K
Brisbane, QLD

What a great experience. Needing hot water replacement. JR Gas & Water provided quick, easy and well defined scope of works. They were quick to respond. Tradies keep me informed before, during and after the job. Sean and Mark did a great job. Workmanship excellent and the price was good. Highly recommended. JR Gas and Water set the standard for customer service. Great job, well done and highly satisfied. Enviro heat Pump is awesome.

K Hain
Brisbane, QLD

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Los Angeles, CA

Contacted JR Gas and Water this morning regarding a faulty hot water system. As promised by the person I was talking to (unfortunately do not remember his name) Sean and Josh arrived on time. They were extremely professional, polite and quick. Everything went smoothly and left my place in a spotless condition. Should I require their service again, I will not hesitate to contact them. Highly highly recommended. Thanks again guys, you are champions.

Brisbane, QLD

Jared, Sean and Mark has done a fabulous job installing a new hot water system for me. The whole process from quote to installation took less than a week and it's painless! Thank you team for your prompt and professional work! We highly recommend JR gas and water.

Fei F
Brisbane, QLD

Maximize Comfort with the Rheem Metro 26 Continuous Flow Water Heater

The Rheem Metro 26 is acclaimed for providing reliable hot water to medium-sized households. With a compact design and 6-star energy rating, it promises efficiency in both space and operation. This guide covers its suitability for your specific needs, the ease of installation, cost implications, and what existing users have to say about its performance.

Key Takeaways

  • The Rheem Metro 26L Gas Continuous Flow Water Heater boasts high efficiency with a 6-star energy rating and Rheem Q Factor technology for stable temperature control and rapid hot water delivery.

  • The Rheem Metro 26L series, including the Max model, meets various household needs and can support 1-5 people, offering models suitable for both residential and commercial use, backed by a comprehensive 10-year residential warranty on the heat exchanger.

  • Customers generally report satisfaction with the Rheem Metro 26L’s performance, although some concerns about durability have been noted; the company offers nationwide delivery and a hassle-free purchase process that includes a 100% money-back guarantee.

Exploring the Rheem Metro 26L Gas Continuous Flow Water Heater

The Rheem Metro 26L:

  • Crafted in Australia

  • Flexible unit that meets a wide range of user needs

  • Compact dimensions make it ideal for spatially challenged installations

  • Power belies its size

Thanks to its efficient gas consumption rate of 199 MJ/hr, the Rheem Metro 26L rapidly supplies hot water, making it a popular choice among homeowners seeking solar hot water solutions.

Key Features of Rheem Metro 26

The Rheem Metro 26L is more than your average water heater. Its features include:

  • Lightweight design and compact dimensions, making it a perfect fit for various installation environments

  • 6-star energy rating, ensuring high efficiency and cost-effectiveness

  • Ideal for households with 4-5 members

Reports from users indicate rapid hot water, quick heating times, and uniform water temperature across various outlets, which reflects the continuous flow units’ superior heat exchange technology.

The Rheem Q Factor

The Rheem Metro 26L stands out with its unique Rheem Q Factor technology. This ensures rapid delivery of hot water without delays, demonstrating the system’s efficiency and enhanced user experience. Even during periods of high demand, the Q Factor maintains stable water temperatures, preventing the discomfort of temperature fluctuations.

Such consistent hot water delivery ensures a steady and uninterrupted supply, which contributes to the excellent performance of the Rheem Metro 26L continuous flow hot water system.

Installation Essentials

Installation of the Rheem Metro 26L requires a 20 millimeter gas connection and a 20 millimeter hot water connection. Additional aesthetic and protective components like a recess box or pipe covers may be required for a neat finish and to shield the unit from external elements. The installation process is straightforward for like-identical external hot water heater replacements, possibly without the need for extra valves. Nevertheless, installation should always be carried out by a certified technician to guarantee safety and peak performance.

Unveiling the Rheem Metro Max 26: A Step Up in Hot Water Systems

Robust and energy-efficient hot water system

The Rheem Metro Max 26 is an advancement in hot water systems, offering a highly efficient hot water system designed to effectively serve the hot water needs of larger homes, accommodating multiple bathrooms simultaneously.

Thanks to its impressive water delivery rate of 26 liters per minute, the Rheem Metro Max 26 guarantees a steady flow of hot water for its users.

Enhanced Energy Efficiency

One of the key features of the Rheem Metro Max 26 is its 6.1-star energy rating. This high rating indicates excellent energy efficiency, which could lead to potential cost savings for users. Efficiency is attained through the integrated Rheem Q Factor technology, which optimizes gas consumption, as evidenced by the unit’s controlled gas consumption rate of 199 Mj/hour.

Safety and Eco-Conscious Operation

Safety is a primary concern with any water heater. The Rheem Metro Max 26 includes Flamesafe overheat protection, which automatically shuts down the water heater to prevent overheating, ensuring extra safety.

Specific models of the Rheem Metro 26, known as temperature limited models, offer a maximum heat output of 50°C, ensuring water is delivered at the best and safest temperature for all users.

The Ultimate Guide to Rheem Metro 26 Models and Accessories

Variety of Rheem Metro 26 models and accessories

The Rheem Metro 26L Gas Continuous Flow Water Heater series is designed to cater to different user needs with propane models available in both natural gas and propane. For higher demand scenarios, the Rheem Metro 26L models can be linked using Rheem EZ Link, allowing the connection of two units to work as one.

Choosing the Right Model

The Rheem Metro 26 model is well-suited for households with 1-3 bathrooms, and can cater to a household size of 1 to 5 people. It operates on either natural gas or propane, allowing for flexibility depending on the existing household fuel source.

The Rheem Metro 26L model can be easily installed in existing locations, bringing an advantage to customers who wish to replace or upgrade their present system.

Accessorizing for Efficiency

Various accessories can be coupled with the Rheem Metro 26 to amplify its efficiency. Among the remote temperature controller options, some can be used to set optimal and safe water temperatures in different areas of a home. Tempering valves are advised accessories for the Rheem Metro 26 to safely regulate the delivery of water, particularly in homes with vulnerable individuals like young children or the elderly.

Warranty and After-Sales Support: Your Assurance of Quality

Warranty and after-sales support assurance

Rheem ensures quality and peace of mind with its comprehensive warranty and after-sales support. The Rheem Metro 26 offers a 10-year warranty on the heat exchanger for residential installations.

The Rheem Metro 26 Max offers a 1-year warranty on the heat exchanger, labor, and parts for commercial installations. This provides peace of mind for businesses relying on this system.

Residential Peace of Mind

At Rheem, we comprehend the value of peace of mind for homeowners. Hence, we back the heat exchanger of the Rheem Metro 26 with a 10-year warranty. Additionally, the Rheem Metro 26 includes a 3-year warranty on parts and labor for residential installations, providing homeowners with comprehensive coverage and peace of mind.

Commercial Confidence

For commercial installations, Rheem offers a specifically tailored 1-year warranty. This warranty covers the heat exchanger, labor, and parts for the Rheem Metro 26, assuring businesses of Rheem’s support. Rheem’s after-sales support for commercial operations includes a dedicated service hotline for prompt booking of service calls.

Real-World Experiences: Customer Feedback on the Rheem Metro 26

Customer reviews of the Rheem Metro 26 Max show varying levels of satisfaction. While some users applaud its performance and durability, others have expressed concerns regarding the product quality and after-sales service.

Satisfied Users Speak

Rheem Metro 26 users consistently share positive experiences with the product in both residential and commercial settings.

The Rheem Metro 26L model is particularly favored by larger households for its capability to simultaneously provide an adequate supply of hot water for multiple uses.

Addressing Concerns

Issues raised about the Rheem Metro 26’s durability include reports of ignition failures after about 8-10 years of use and rapid failures of the status indicator. Rheem assists customers with a troubleshooting guide that provides a list of error codes and fault conditions for the Rheem Metro 26 systems.

For error codes that require further assistance, Rheem’s service department is available to provide direct support to customers.

Seamless Service and Delivery Options

Nationwide delivery and hassle-free purchase process

Nationwide delivery, mostly free of charge, is available for the Rheem Metro 26. This ensures that no matter where you are in the country, you can access this top-of-the-line water heater.

Hassle-Free Purchase Process

The Rheem Metro 26 can be conveniently purchased online, with options available for both supply and delivery or supply and professional installation by certified tradesmen. To ensure customer satisfaction, online purchases of the Rheem Metro 26 include a 100% money-back guarantee and a commitment to beat any written or online quote.

Quick and Reliable Installation

The Rheem Metro 26 is offered with a supply and installation service that includes:

  • Professional installation by a licensed plumber

  • Adherence to the strictest safety standards

  • Additional options like removing the old water heater

  • Procuring necessary compliance certificates

This service ensures proper setup and functioning of the Rheem Metro 26.


Whether it’s the compact size, the impressive energy efficiency, or the robust performance, the Rheem Metro 26L Gas Continuous Flow Water Heater and the Rheem Metro Max 26 have proven to be top choices for homeowners and businesses alike. While concerns have been raised about longevity and after-sales service, the majority of users express satisfaction with the performance and durability of these water heaters.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between Rheem 26 and 27?

The main difference between the Rheem 26 and 27 is their capacity, with the 27 being ideal for larger families with limited space and high hot water demands.

What is the difference between Rinnai 26 and B26?

The main differences between the Rinnai Infinity 26 and the Rinnai B26 are the display window, warranty, and the material of the heat exchanger, which is made of copper. Heat exchanger failure is uncommon in Rinnai continuous flow systems under 14 years old in domestic use.

Where is the Rheem 26 made?

The Rheem 26 is made in the United States. No specific location is mentioned.

What is the energy rating of Rheem Metro Max 26?

The energy rating of Rheem Metro Max 26 is 6 stars, making it a highly efficient unit for continuous flow hot water.

Is the Rheem Metro 26 suitable for larger households?

Yes, the Rheem Metro 26L model is suitable for larger households due to its capability to provide hot water for multiple uses.

    Installation Service (Optional):
    For your convenience, we offer an optional installation service through our network of trusted and professional contractors.

    How It Works:

    1. Select Installation Service: Indicate your interest in installation service during the checkout process.
    2. Payment for Installation: Pay for you installation with you system purchase.
    3. Contractor Assignment: We will assign a certified contractor from our network to handle your installation.
    4. Schedule Your Installation: The assigned contractor will contact you to schedule the installation at your convenience.
    5. Direct Support: For any questions or support related to the installation process, please direct your inquiries to the contractor first and if you are having issues with the contractor we are here to help.

    Please Note: Our role is to supply the product and facilitate the connection with a certified contractor for installation services.

    We are committed to ensuring your satisfaction both with our products and the installation service facilitated through our contractor network. For any product-related inquiries or assistance, please contact us.

    Experience the "Installed Today" Difference with Our Verified Installers

    When you choose "Installed Today" for your installation needs, you're not just getting a product; you're gaining access to a network of rigorously verified installers dedicated to providing you with an exceptional service experience. Here's what you can expect when you opt for an installation by an "Installed Today" verified installer:

    Professional and Efficient Service

    • Prompt Communication: Our verified installers will contact you within 2 business hours of receiving your order details to confirm and begin scheduling your installation at the earliest convenience.
    • Expert Installation: All "Installed Today" installers are highly skilled and qualified, ensuring your product is installed according to the highest industry standards and specific regulations in your area.
    • Clear and Professional Communication: From the moment they receive your order until the completion of your installation, our installers maintain clear and professional communication, providing you with all necessary information regarding your installation.

    Peace of Mind

    • Insurance and Liability: Every "Installed Today" verified installer maintains comprehensive insurance coverage, giving you peace of mind knowing you're protected throughout the installation process.
    • Warranty and Quality Assurance: Enjoy a warranty on your installation, guaranteeing rectification work at no additional charge in the unlikely event of any deficiencies. Our installers strive to achieve a minimum 4.5-star average rating across major review platforms, reflecting our commitment to excellence and customer satisfaction.

    Customer-Centric Policies

    • Customer Dispute Resolution: In the rare event of a dispute, our installers are committed to acknowledging and initiating the resolution process within 1 business day, aiming for a swift and satisfactory resolution within 5 business days.
    • Rectification Work Timeframes: Should any rectification work be necessary, it will be acknowledged within 1 business day and completed within 2 business days, ensuring minimal inconvenience to you.

    Additional Services at Transparent Rates

    • Beyond Basic Installation: Our verified installers offer a range of additional services to complement your installation. All available services and their set rates are communicated upfront, ensuring no surprises.

    By choosing "Installed Today," you're not just installing a product; you're investing in a seamless, quality service that values your time and peace of mind. Trust in our verified installers to exceed your expectations with their professionalism, expertise, and commitment to excellence.

    This product description outlines the benefits and assurances provided by "Installed Today" verified installers, designed to inform and reassure customers about the high level of service they can expect.


    Greater Brisbane and Gold Coast (EXCLUDING BAY ISLANDS) - 1 business day

    Metropolitan Cities - Up to 3 Business Days

    Non-Serviced Metropolitan Areas (confirmation via email to availability only) - Upto 10 business days


    Greater Brisbane and Gold Coast (EXCLUDING BAY ISLANDS) - Up to 2 business days

    Metropolitan Cities - Up to 4 Business Days

    Non-Serviced Metropolitan Areas (confirmation via email to availability only) - Upto 10 business days


    Greater Brisbane and Gold Coast - up to 5 business days

    Metropolitan Cities & Centres - Up to 10 Business Days



    -Gold Coast

    -Sunshine Coast


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    -Harvey Bay



    -Tweed Heads


    Brand - Rheem

    Model - 876T26

    Volume (L) - 26

    Height (mm) - 580

    Width (mm) - 355

    Weight (kg) - 26

    Energy Rating - 6.0/6

    Made In - Japan

    Made By - Rheem

    Maximum Warranty - 10years

    Internal Material - NA

    Noise Level (dBa) - NA

    Recommend Occupants - 1-7

    Recommended Bathrooms - 2-3

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