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
Power Direct Vent models are the solution to installations that lack sufficient air for combustion and require installation flexibility. All models can vent vertically or horizontally and are also approved for direct-vent, closed combustion applications.
  • 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