40 Gallon - 38,000 BTU Defender Safety System PDX1 Power Direct Vent Energy Saver Residential Water Heater (LP Gas) Zoom

40 Gallon - 38,000 BTU Defender Safety System PDX1 Power Direct Vent Energy Saver Residential Water Heater (LP Gas)

SKU:PDX1-40S6FSX

Brand: Bradford White

Bradford White
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$1,449.95
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Specs

Intended Household: 2-3 Person
Fuel Type: Propane
Capacity (Gallons): 40
BTU Input: 38000
1st Hour Delivery (Gallons): 72
Venting: Power Vent
Height (Inches): 58.75
Diameter (Inches): 20"
Depth (Inches): 30 1/2"
Weight (lbs): 146 lbs
Energy Factor: 0.62
Energy Star Rated: No

Description for Bradford White PDX1-40S6FSX

The Power Direct Vent model is the solution to installations that lack sufficient air for combustion and require installation flexibility. The Power Direct Vent water heater can vent vertically or horizontally and is also approved for unbalanced, direct-vent closed combustion applications.

Features:

  • ENERGY STAR® Qualified - These models qualify for the January 1st, 2009 minimum ENERGY STAR® EF requirement, as well as most utility rebate programs.
  • 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.
  • Flammable Vapor Sensor - Electronic sensor prevents burner operation if flammable vapors are detected. The sensor will also prevent burner operation if there is an ongoing flammable vapor burn inside the combustion chamber.
  • 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.
  • Electronic Gas Control - Integrated, immersion control offers precise temperature control for higher First Hour Delivery ratings, easy temperature adjustment and removal of gas valve without draining the tank. Also, an LED display provides real time status indication for diagnostic codes and start-up procedure.
  • Spark to Pilot Ignition System - Eliminates the constant burning pilot used on other water heaters.
  • Powerful Blower Motor - Our significantly quiet design has greater resistance to outside winds and the power to vent in many difficult venting situations.
  • Optional Concentric Vent Kit Termination - 2" termination fitting provides for only one exit opening through a wall or roof. (Subtract 10ft. for intake pipe and 10ft. for exhaust pipe when calculating total vent length.)
  • Horizontal and Vertical Venting - With 2" or 3" PVC, ABS, or CPVC. The equivalent feet of intake venting cannot be greater than the equivalent feet of exhaust venting.
  • 1" Non-CFC Foam Insulation - Surrounds the tank surface, saving energy by retarding loss of heat.
  • Water Connections - 3/4" NPT factory installed true dielectric fittings extend water heater life and makes installation easier.
  • 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 - Provides added protection against corrosion for long trouble-free service.
  • T&P Relief Valve - Included.
  • Brass Drain Valve - Tamper proof design.
  • Design Certified by CSA International (formerly AGA and CGA).

Heater is a propane gas (LP) model and features a titanium stainless steel propane burner

PLEASE NOTE: The product weighs 146 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.

40 Gallon - 38,000 BTU Defender Safety System PDX1 Power Direct Vent Energy Saver Residential Water Heater (LP Gas)

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Bradford White40 Gallon - 40,000 BTU Defender Safety System PDX1 Power Direct Vent Energy Saver Residential Water Heater (Nat Gas)
 
3.7

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5.0

quality

By shtscore

from south jersey

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Comments about 40 Gallon - 40,000 BTU Defender Safety System PDX1 Power Direct Vent Energy Saver Residential Water Heater (Nat Gas):

great quality fast recovery time. power vent is not loud but you can hear it. I read that they have a stand or leg kit for this but i couldn't find it. if you decide to put a water catch pan under this you will have a problem with it hitting the pan unless you get an extremely large diameter pan. i had to put blocks under the heater to elevate it to clear the side of the pan. thats where a leg kit would solve that problem.

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4.0

Great water heater for negative pressure

By Medievalist

from Mid-Atlantic Coast, USA

Verified Buyer

Comments about 40 Gallon - 38,000 BTU Defender Safety System PDX1 Power Direct Vent Energy Saver Residential Water Heater (LP Gas):

This is a fairly standard high efficiency power-vented storage water heater, but it uses a separate 2" PVC pipe to provide outside combustion air. It is completely sealed combustion, so it solves problems with negative pressure such as you commonly find in old or poorly insulated houses in wintertime. Because it is a storage water heater, it works fine on well water systems - unlike many tankless sealed combustion water heaters, which can't deal with the constantly varying pressure of a typical well pump + expansion tank system.

I installed it in the basement of a 160+ year old house with strong negative pressure and a well system, and it is performing remarkably better than the previous two water heaters (a Bosch Aquastar and a power-vented Bradford-White without sealed combustion).

I re-used the 3" PVC air intake and 3" stainless exhaust already plumbed through the wall for the Bosch unit that was being replaced, with 2"-to-3" PVC adapters to fit the 2" fittings on the new heater. I have not noticed any condensation from the drip line in the exhaust yet, but it hasn't been real cold so far this year. The PVC on the exhaust side does not get very hot to the touch.

Note, the unit does not come with feet! I believe there is an accessory kit to provide feet but I used three large pavers. It's generally a good idea to keep water heaters up off the floor in basements, in case of laundry water, pipe leakage or stormwater problems that might occur in the future. If I had realized there were no feet I would have bought the accessory kit. My fault for not reading the description thoroughly enough.

Bottom line, I recommend this water heater for negative pressure situations.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Great PEX Service - Lousy B-W QC !

By KM

from Urbana, OH

Verified Buyer

Comments about 40 Gallon - 38,000 BTU Defender Safety System PDX1 Power Direct Vent Energy Saver Residential Water Heater (LP Gas):

Product was DEAD On Arrival! Not the fault of PEX.

Bradford-White had installed two Molex connectors in thew wrong positions, so the thermostat didn't turn on the unit (8-3 error code).

Poor Quality Control - Unit would never had worked IF they tested it prior to shipment.

They used identical connectors right next to each other, so they're easy to switch by mistake.

I troubleshot the system and found the error by using the schematic and tracing the wires.

Unit works fine now. Excellent heater when it's assembled correctly.

Before I found the problem, PEX instantly offered to replace it at no charge! Great service.

I WOULD recommend the heater IF you're ready to fix a DOA unit yourself,or accept a delay for replacement.

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  • 40 Gallon - 40,000 BTU Defender Safety System PDX1 Power Direct Vent Energy Saver Residential Water Heater (Nat Gas)

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    WHY IS THAT MEAN PDX1 AND PDX2
    Asked on 4/5/2012 by EDDIE from MASSACHUSETTS

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      A:

      PDX2 models generally have greater capacity. They also have thicker insulation and higher BTU inputs.

      Answered on 4/6/2012 by PexSupply Staff from NY
  • 40 Gallon - 38,000 BTU Defender Safety System PDX1 Power Direct Vent Energy Saver Residential Water Heater (LP Gas)

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    Does this water heater have a pilot light or an electronic ignitor? Also, what is it's rated efficiency in %?
    Asked on 11/18/2011 by Anonymous

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      This unit has an energy factor of .62. This unit is spark ignited.

      Answered on 11/18/2011 by PexSupply Staff from NY
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