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Bradford White RG2DV40S6N-OLY 40 Gallon, Short, Direct Vent Water Heater, Natural Gas

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  • Description

    You may want to consider a new hot water heater before the old one gives out. After about 10 - 15 years of service sediment build-up and corrosion inside the tank can take their toll.

    The Bradford White RG2DV40S6N-OLY is a 40 gallon direct vent hot water heater. It uses a co-axial vent pipe with an inner dimension of 3 inches and an outer dimension of 5 inches. The pipe inside a pipe configuration allows for air intake through one pipe (the outer pipe) and exhaust/combustion directly back outside though the other (the inner pipe). This hot water heater does not include a vent kit. The Bradford White 239-51284-00 Flexible Vent Kit is available separately.

    This tank is 63 1/2" from the floor to the C/L of Vent and the floor to the top of the heater is 50 3/16". The jacket diameter is 22" wide, the depth of the heater is 31". This hot water heater features an input of 38,000 BTUs, and has a First Hour Rating or First Hour Delivery of 73 gallons.

    Basically, the First Hour Rating means how much hot water the hot water heater can deliver in an hour of use, starting with a fully heated tank. It does not mean that the hot water will last for one hour. As the cold water enters the tank it is heated, the faster you use your hot water, the faster your water will become tepid and then cold. However, depending on your temperature set point and your household's water use you can calculate how much hot water you need during your busiest hour. As you use the water in the tank, it is continuously being replenished and heated.

    The Energy Factor (EF) is used to determine the energy efficiency of the hot water heater. Recover efficiency, stand-by loss and cycling loss are all included in the energy factor. Typically, the higher the energy factor, the more efficient the water heater. Cost of fuel however, will have an impact on annual operating costs.

    You can calculate your peak hour usage with this simple chart:


    Average Gallons

    of Hot Water

    per Usage

    Times Used

    During 1 Hour

    Gallons Used

    in 1 Hour

    Shower (10 minutes)





    (Standard 60" x 30" x 14")





    (0.05 gallons/minute)




    Hand Dishwashing or

    Food Prep

    (2 gallons/minute)




    Automatic Dishwasher




    Clothes Washer




    Total Peak
    Hour Demand


    An example of a 73 gallon peak demand might look like this:
    • 4 showers (10 x 4 = 40 gallons)
    • 2 shaves (2 x 2= 4 gallons)
    • 3 hand dishwashing (4 x 3 = 12 gallons)
    • 1 meal prep (4 x 1 = 4 gallons)
    • 1 dishwasher run (6 x 1 = 6 gallons)
    • 1 load of laundry (7 x 1 = 7 gallons)
    This household would probably want a hot water heater with a first hour rating of between 71 and 75 gallons.

    Another important feature when choosing a hot water heater is the Recovery Rise. A 90° recovery rise for this tank is about 41 minutes. In other words, when the cold water enters the hot water tank, it will take almost three quarters of an hour to rise 90° inside the tank. All Bradford White hot water heaters are NAECA Compliant.

    The Bradford White Defender Safety System is designed to be the safest, most reliable flammable vapor ignition resistant system in the industry meeting all the requirements set forth by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). The Defender Safety System features ScreenLok Technology flame arrestor. The louvered flame arrestor design increases the speed of incoming combustion air and creates a vector effect inside the combustion chamber when flammable vapors are ignited, preventing flames from traveling back through the flame arrestor and outside the water heater. Other features include Resettable thermal switch, virtually maintenance free.

    ICON Control System is included on all Bradford White Residential and Light Duty Commercial Water Heaters. Features of the ICON System include:
    • Advanced Temperature Control System - A microprocessor constantly monitors and controls burner operation to maintain consistent and accurate water temperature levels
    • Exclusive Performance Software
    • Intelligent Diagnostics for installers with status indicator
    • Pilot-On-Indication
    • Millivolt Powered - No external electricity required
    • Separate Immersed Thermowell - No need to drain the tank when removing or replacing the gas valve
    • Integrated Piezo Igniter
    Hydrojet® Total Performance System: The Hydrojet® Total Performance System is a cold-water inlet tube that was especially engineered to reduce costly sediment buildup and create more thorough mixing of incoming water with stored water. Because of more efficient mixing, extreme temperature differences throughout the tank are greatly reduced. Water Heaters with the Hydrojet Total Performance System don't have to work as hard or as often to maintain a maximum supply of hot water at the desired temperature. They heat water faster and use less energy to do it. And, it’s standard equipment on all Bradford White top connect residential water heaters.

    Vitraglas® The World's Best Enamel Tank Lining: Bradford White water heater tanks are protected from the corrosive effects of hot water by an exclusive enamel lining. The exclusive Vitraglas enamel lining is uniquely formulated and applied to the interior of the water heater tank.

    Our test results prove that Vitraglas provides unsurpassed protection against failure when compared to other water heater linings.
    • Standard Features:
      • Co-axial venting - can be rotated
      • Closed combustion
      • Factory installed Hydrojet® Total Performance System - Cold water inlet sediment reducing device helps prevent sediment build up in tank. Increases first hour delivery of hot water while minimizing temperature build up in tank.
      • Vitraglas lining
      • Magnesium anode rod
      • Cast aluminum air intake boot
      • T&P valve
      • Brass drain valve
      • 2" non-CFC foam insulation
    • ICON Features:
      • Enhanced Performance
      • Advanced Temperature Control System
      • Intelligent Diagnostics
      • Pilot On Indication
      • Green LED
      • Separate Immersed Thermowell
  • Tech Specs

    Capacity (Gallons)
    Fuel Type
    Natural Gas (NG)
    BTU Input
    First Hour Delivery Rating (Gal.)
    Energy Factor (EF)
    Includes Heat Pump
    Energy Star
    Direct Vent
    Overall Depth (in.)
    31 "
    Overall Height (in.)
    63.5 "
    Overall Width (in.)
    22 "
    Net Weight (lbs.)
    Water Connection Size
    3/4" NPT
    Warranty Detail
    6 Year Limited Warranty on Tank and Component Parts
  • Manuals and Guides

  • More Info

    • Dimensions:
      • A - Floor to C/L of Vent: 63 1/2"
      • B - Jacket Dimensions: 22"
      • C - Vent Size: I.D. - 3" / O.D. - 5"
      • D - Floor to T&P Connection: 43 3/8"
      • E - Floor to Gas Connection: 15"
      • F - Floor to Top of Heater: 50 3/16"
      • H - C/L of Water Connection: 8"
      • J - Floor to Water Connection: 51 1/8"
      • K - Depth: 31"
      • L - Floor to Space Heating Inlet: NA
      • M - Floor to Space Heating Outlet: NA