30 Gallon - 119,000 BTU AERO Series Energy Saver Oil Powered Residential Water Heater (Rear Flue) Zoom

30 Gallon - 119,000 BTU AERO Series Energy Saver Oil Powered Residential Water Heater (Rear Flue)


Brand: Bradford White

Bradford White
RF-30-6 has been discontinued.
Please contact customer service at
(888) 757-4774 for help finding an alternative.



Intended Household: 2 Person
Fuel Type: Oil
Capacity (Gallons): 30
BTU Input: 119000
Features: Rear Flue
Flue Size: 6"
Water Connection: 3/4"
Height (Inches): 47.375
Diameter (Inches): 23 3/16"
Depth (Inches): 34"
Weight (lbs): 250 lbs
Test Pressure (PSI): 300 psi
Working Pressure (PSI): 150 psi
Warranty: 6 Year Limited Tank/2 Year Limited Parts
Application: Plumbing

Description for Bradford White RF-30-6

NOTE: Burner/Aquastat is NOT included with heater and must be purchased separately

The AERO Series Energy Saver Oil-Powered Water Heater is rugged, durable and renown for its high output. It meets the highest standards in quality and dependability. The Aero® Series residential water heater includes exceptional standard features that customers and installers can depend on.


  • High Recovery Rates - Oil heats water 3 to 4 times faster than other methods. These models are designed to assure a constant supply of hot water provided the draw-off rate is within the recovery capacity of the unit. Center flue models from 32 to 50 gallons capacity delivery recovery rates as high as 110 gallons per hour. Rear flue models are designed for heavier demand with recovery rates as high as 195 gallons per hour.
  • Installation - Occupies relatively little floor space and does not require a separate fuel oil storage tank when used in an oil-heated residence.
  • 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 at top of tank (Center Flue models only).
  • Vitraglas® Lining - Bradford White water heater tanks are protected from the corrosive effects of hot water by an exclusive ceramic porcelain-like coating. The Bradford White high silica Vitraglas® lining provides a tough interior surface for our water heater tanks.
  • Controls - Single immersion aquastat (supplied with burner) for precise, easy water temperature regulation and safety.
  • Beckett Burners - All burners are 120V, 1-stage with multiple firing rates (see reverse side for part numbers). Carlin and Riello are optional burners, but not available through Bradford White.
  • New Beckett Burners are Compatible with Biofuel - Up to B5 (5% Biofuel) can be used with water heater, provided the Biofuel meets ASTM D6751.
  • 1" Non-CFC Foam Insulation - Surrounds the tank surface, saving energy by retarding loss of heat (Center Flue models only).
  • Fiberglass Insulation - High density fiberglass insulation provides a thick blanket around tank and combustion chamber for more heat retention and maximum fuel efficiency (Rear Flue models only).
  • Water Connections - 3/4" NPT factory installed true dielectric fittings extend water heater life and eases installation (RF-50 has 1 1/4" water connections).
  • Two Protective Magnesium Anode Rods - Provide added protection against corrosion for long trouble-free service (Rear Flue models have one Magnesium Anode Rod).
  • Flexible Stainless Steel Flue Baffle - Maximizes the amount of heat absorbed by the tank and reduces heat loss during standby periods. Hinged for low ceiling removal and cleaning (Center Flue models only).
  • Steel Tank - Heavy gauge steel automatically formed, rolled and welded.
  • Ceramic Fiber Combustion Chamber - Concentrates the flame for a smaller, hotter fire and faster transfer of maximum heat.
  • T&P Relief Valve - Installed.
  • Brass Drain Valve.
  • Design Certified by CSA International (formerly AGA and CGA).
NOTE: See Product Information/Specifications PDF for information on electrical specifications

PLEASE NOTE: The product weighs 250 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.

30 Gallon - 119,000 BTU AERO Series Energy Saver Oil Powered Residential Water Heater (Rear Flue)

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  • 30 Gallon - 119,000 BTU AERO Series Energy Saver Oil Powered Residential Water Heater (Rear Flue)


    What is a replacement for this model? I need a 30 gallon oil powered water heater (rear flue). Thank you.
    Asked on 1/17/2016 by Will from East Meadow, NY

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      Bradford White no longer manufacturer's oil powered water heaters so there is no suggested replacement.

      Answered on 1/21/2016 by SupplyHouse Staff from NY
  • 30 Gallon - 119,000 BTU AERO Series Energy Saver Oil Powered Residential Water Heater (Rear Flue)


    What is the different between the RF-30-6 gallon oil water heater
    RF-30SX-6 gallon oil water heater

    What do they not have in common?
    Asked on 3/17/2012 by sharon from Norwalk, CT

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      I think one has a side exhaust and the other is a top exhaust. Don't take my word on it. I think it explains it in the manual. Besides that they are the same units

      Answered on 3/18/2012 by Another PexSupply Customer


      The RF-30SX-6 is a shorter version in height to the RF-30-6. The height you'll need will depend on what you have now. This version has the flue pipe exiting the rear (RF) of the hot water heater. Take a measurement from the floor to the centerline of the flue on your existing hot water heater. Match it up as close as you can to the measurements on the spec. sheet (A - Floor to Flue Conn.). This will tell which one you need. The flue connection on the hot water heater to the chimney connection should pitch up slightly when installed.

      Answered on 3/19/2012 by Another PexSupply Customer


      RF-30SX-6 is the short version of RF-30-6. It is shorter and wider, which may be necessary in certain installations. The units have the same hot water output ratings.

      Answered on 3/20/2012 by PexSupply Staff from NY
  • 30 Gallon - 119,000 BTU AERO Series Energy Saver Oil Powered Residential Water Heater (Rear Flue)


    the height of the vent pipe from the floor
    Asked on 6/17/2011 by Anonymous

    1 answer

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