Bradford White® Defender Safety System® RG2PDV40S6N Gas Water Heater, 40000 Btu/hr Heating, 40 gal Tank, Natural Gas Fuel, Direct/Power Vent, 43 gph Recovery, Domestic

  • Country of Origin: US
  • Dimensions: 22 in Dia x 32-3/8 in D x 59-11/16 in H
  • Domestic/Import: Domestic
  • Energy Factor: 0.64
  • Fuel Type: Natural Gas
  • Gas Connection: 1/2 in
  • Heating Capacity: 40000 Btu/hr
  • Manufacturer Name: Bradford White
  • Pressure Rating: 150 psi
  • Recovery Rate: 43 gph
  • Ultra Low NOx: No
  • Vent Size: 2 x 3 in
  • Vent Type: Direct/Power
  • Water Connection: 3/4 in NPT
  • Features and More


  • EnergyStar® qualified: Some models meet or exceed requirements for EnergyStar® per the latest EnergyStar® criteria revision, as well as most utility rebate programs
  • Bradford White® ICON System™: Intelligent gas control with spark to pilot ignition system eliminates the constant burning pilot, this results in savings of pilot gas during stand-by periods (120 VAC)
  • Enhanced performance: Proprietary algorithms provide enhanced first hour delivery rating and tighter temperature differentials
  • Advanced temperature control system: Microprocessor constantly monitors and controls burner operation to maintain consistent and accurate water temperature levels
  • Intelligent diagnostics: An exclusive green led light prompts the installer during start-up and provides ten different diagnostic codes to assist in troubleshooting
  • Pilot on indication: Flashing green led provides positive indication that pilot is on
  • Separate immersed thermowell: High strength advanced polymer composite thermowell provides isolation between electric temperature sensor and surrounding water, no need to drain the tank when removing gas valve
  • Closed combustion venting system: Power direct vent models are ideal for installations which lack sufficient are for combustion, such as new construction homes or additions which are tightly insulated, these models use a twin pipe system where combustion air is drawn from outside the building in one pipe, and combustion products are expelled to the outside in another pipe
  • Cast aluminum air intake boot: A cast molded air intake boot design provides exceptional durability during installation and operation
  • Horizontal and vertical venting: PVC, ABS, or CPVC, the equivalent feet of intake venting cannot be greater than the equivalent feet of exhaust venting
  • Flammable vapor sensor: Electronic sensor prevents burner operation if flammable vapors are detected
  • Factory installed Hydrojet® total performance system: Sediment reducing device that also increases first hour rating of hot water while minimizing temperature build-up in tank
  • Vitraglas® lining
  • Insulation system: 2 in non-CFC foam insulation covers the sides and top of the tank, reducing heat loss, this results in less energy consumption, improved efficiencies, and jacket rigidity
  • Water connections: 3/4 in NPT factory installed true dielectric fittings extend water heater life and simplify water line connections
  • Side connections: 3/4 in NPT tapping's allow easy connections for space heating applications
  • Factory installed heat traps: Design incorporates a flexible disk that reduces heat loss in piping and eliminates the potential for noise generation
  • Protective magnesium anode rod: Provide added protection against corrosion for long-term, trouble free service
  • Low restriction brass drain valve: Durable tamper proof design
  • NOx emission: less than 40 ng/J


  • Residential Application


  • Temperature and Pressure Relief Valve


  • AHRI Certified
  • ANSI Z21.10.1-2014
  • ASHRAE 90.1b
  • CEC Listed
  • CSA 4.1-2014
  • CSA International (Formerly AGA/CGA)
  • CSA LLC - Low Lead Compliant
  • EnergyStar® Certified
  • Massachusetts Approved
  • NAECA Compliant
  • NSF 372
  • PROP65: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -


  • 6 Years Limited on Tank/6 Years Limited on Component Parts