60 Gallon - 40,000 BTU Defender Safety System High EF Energy Saver Residential Water Heater (Nat Gas) Zoom

60 Gallon - 40,000 BTU Defender Safety System High EF Energy Saver Residential Water Heater (Nat Gas)


Brand: Bradford White

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Intended Household: 5+ Person
Fuel Type: Natural Gas
Capacity (Gallons): 60
BTU Input: 40000
1st Hour Delivery (Gallons): 101
Venting: Atmospheric
Height (Inches): 60.75
Diameter (Inches): 24"
Weight (lbs): 192 lbs
Warranty: 6-Year Limited Tank/ 6-Year Limited on Component Parts
Energy Factor: 0.59
Energy Star Rated: No
Application: Plumbing
Water Connection: 3/4"
Vent Size: 3 x 4
Recovery Efficiency: 80%

Description for Bradford White M-4-60T6FBN

PLEASE NOTE: This water heater cannot be sold to residents of certain southern California zip codes due to Air Quality Regulations. To view a list of zip codes where this heater cannot be installed, click here.

Bradford White's high efficiency, energy saver, atmospheric vent residential gas water heater features the Defender Safety System® and offers additional insulation and integral heat traps to reduce stand-by heat loss.


  • Bradford White ICON System - Intelligent gas control with proven millivolt powered technology and built-in piezo igniter. A standard, off the shelf thermopile converts heat energy from the pilot flame into electrical energy to operate the gas valve and microprocessor. No need for external electricity.
    • Enhanced Performance - Proprietary algorithms provide enhanced First Hour Delivery ratings 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.
  • Advanced ScreenLok® Technology Flame Arrestor Design - Flame arrestor is designed to prevent ignition of flammable vapor outside of the water heater.
  • Resettable Thermal Switch - Proven and reliable bimetallic switch prevents burner and pilot operation in case of ongoing flammable vapor burn inside of the combustion chamber or restricted air flow.
  • Maintenance Free - No regular cleaning of air inlet openings or flame arrestor is required under normal conditions.
  • Sight Window - Offers a view into the combustion chamber to observe the operation of the pilot and burner.
  • 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 - Bradford White tanks are lined with a exclusively engineered enamel formula that provides superior protection from the highly corrosive effects of hot water. This formula (Vitraglas®) is fused to the steel surface by firing at a temperature of over 1600ºF.
  • 2" Non-CFC Foam Insulation - Covers the side and top, reducing the amount of heat loss. This results in less energy consumption, improved operation efficiencies and jacket rigidity.
  • Pedestal Base.
  • Water Connections -3/4" NPT factory installed true dielectric fittings.
  • Factory Installed Heat Traps.
  • Protective Magnesium Anode Rod.
  • 3x4 "Snap Lock" Draft Diverter - Allows either 3" or 4" vent connections with inputs of 40,000 BTU/Hr or less.
  • T&P Relief Valve - Included.
  • Brass Drain Valve - Tamper proof design.

PLEASE NOTE: The product weighs 192 lbs. and may require the use of a
lift gate.
If you do require a lift gate at your delivery, you'll have the option to add this FREE of charge when you checkout.

60 Gallon - 40,000 BTU Defender Safety System High EF Energy Saver Residential Water Heater (Nat Gas)


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Bradford White60 Gallon - 40,000 BTU Defender Safety System High Efficiency Energy Saver Residential Water Heater (Nat Gas)

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Extremely please

By Pete

from Kansas City

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Comments about 60 Gallon - 40,000 BTU Defender Safety System High Efficiency Energy Saver Residential Water Heater (Nat Gas):

I was researching tank-less water heaters, I really wanted endless water supply and high efficiency (as I am soon to have a house full of teenage girls). As it turns out, I would have had to run PVC vent pipe to an outer wall of my house, and it would have to be piped through an interior wall and then out through my garage. Also, I found out the gas meter would need to be upgraded to support the nearly 200,000 BTU burner. The entire install was going to cost me north of $3500, don't get me wrong, I love hot water, but not that much.

Long story short, I spent 4 weeks researching gas water heaters and this is the model I purchased. I wanted a "direct" replacement for the old water heater. This has a 40,000 BTU burner and works with a 3" vent. It's very easily installed, it has a piezoelectric ignition for easy lighting, and it produces over 100 gallons in the first hour. My wife filled up our Jacuzzi bathtub while I was taking a shower, and all of this was while we were running a load of laundry on the warm setting. Surprisingly, it was able to keep up with these demands without any problems. I'm pleased with this purchase and feel like I've saved myself a couple thousand dollars.

Other notes, I like the fact that it has a microprocessor to monitor the temperature setpoint more accurately. It's completely silent when running and has 80% efficiency when heating water. It has a 2" jacket of foam around the tank. The overall efficiency is at about 59% when all of the other losses are taken into consideration. This doesn't bother me as it is much better than the old 50 gallon unit we are replacing.

Delivery went smoothly. The heater arrived without damage 6 days after purchase. The freight carrier unloaded the unit and wheeled it into my garage.

I would highly recommend this heater. I am looking forward to several years of trouble free use.



This heater rates #1 for good reason

By Jim-Bob Lee

from Scottsdale, AZ

Verified Buyer

Comments about 60 Gallon - 40,000 BTU Defender Safety System High Efficiency Energy Saver Residential Water Heater (Nat Gas):

I spent several days researching a replacement water heater for my 17-year-old AO Smith 80 gallon unit.Bradford White stands above all others according to both consumer reviews and professional plumbers. It would have been easy to run over to [@] and buy a GE unit off the shelf. Thanks to the engineers at B/W and availability through PEX Supply, I was able to get the exact water heater for my needs, delivered to my door, at a fair price.My Bradford White 60 gallon tank was well-packed for shipping, and is truly a thing of beauty. It's old-school, American made and just oozing with quality. I look forward to years of reliable performance ang lower gas bills.It's reassuring these days to find American companies that still produce quality goods and services. PEX and Bradford White may well be the "Apple Computers" of the plumbing world.


worth every penny we paid for it

By bob

from Indianapolis, IN

Verified Buyer

Comments about 60 Gallon - 38,000 BTU Defender Safety System High Efficiency Energy Saver Residential Water Heater (LP Gas):

although we have only had this unit installed in our home for the last couple of weeks, we are very happy with its performance. With the temp set on the lowest setting, there is still plenty of hot water. My wife thinks it was worth every penny we paid for it.

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  • 60 Gallon - 40,000 BTU Defender Safety System High Efficiency Energy Saver Residential Water Heater (Nat Gas)


    Is this designed for a 6,000' elevation? Do you have any high- efficiency residential water heaters (Nat Gas) that are designed for this elevation?
    Asked on 7/5/2014 by Me from Nevada

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      Yes, The 60 gallon AO Smith model BTH-120 will operate up to the altitude of 10,100 ft and has a 95% efficiency rating.

      Answered on 7/7/2014 by SupplyHouse Staff from NY
  • 60 Gallon - 40,000 BTU Defender Safety System High Efficiency Energy Saver Residential Water Heater (Nat Gas)


    To what extent is installation the same as for a typical 40 gallon gas water heater? To what extent is it different?

    I am wondering how readily this unit could replace an existing 40 gallon model.

    Thanks very much.
    Asked on 3/24/2014 by Aardvark from Pittsburgh, PA

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      I replaced an 80 gallon unit. This unit was easy to manage and install. It's
      a bit larger than a 40 gallon unit so make sure the dimensions will fit
      before you start. This water heater is so efficient and recovers so quickly
      that a 60 gallon unit out-performs the prior 80 gallon one. Other than
      making sure it fits, the installation should be almost identical.
      Hope that helps.

      Answered on 3/24/2014 by Anonymous
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