It takes time for Rheem to heat water
(Oak Park, Mi)
What is the problem? Rheem electric water heater, model 82V30-2 is 2-3 years old and cannot meet the demand. Actually it takes too long to heat water, I will run out of hot water and have to wait more than usual.
The thermostat is OK and is working... the temperature is close to 140 F. Last winter I had to install the insulation blanket and some foam tubes around the exiting pipes. All the long run pipes are properly insulated too. The wiring was properly done.