ProMax® 40-Gallon Propane Water Heater

ProMax® 40-Gallon Propane Water Heater

Model GCVL-40 (LP)

ProMax Propane Tank Water Heater GCVL-40 (LP) is rated 4.7353 out of 5 by 68.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Far, It's Great!! Water heater is really quiet, the water is super hot, and I love the added features (gas odorant, and easy to use thermostat)!
Date published: 2014-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works fine! Has given me hot water on demand just like it should!
Date published: 2014-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New indicator light is very neat and helpful. So far I have only had it for a month, but have been happy with the way it works. I hope great things for many years to come.
Date published: 2014-10-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from unbelievable Our old water heater split down the back but before that happened we thought it was working great . Now that we have a new water heater wow what a difference!!!!
Date published: 2014-10-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product I purchased a Rheem water heater it came damaged, I exchanged it right away the 2nd Rheem hot water tank would not fire up. I had two professional companies come out and they couldn't get it fired up. I returned it, went and bought the AO Smith and within an hour and a half I had hot water once again. Easy to install, quality components throughout the heater and just all around a much better product.
Date published: 2014-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Clean, quiet, and pleant of hot water. Purchased a moth ago and so far so good. Plenty of hot water. Better than my old John woods.
Date published: 2014-09-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from looks ok Too soon to tell. Just installed today, but seems to work. Had same one for 20 years without a problem. Thought it was time to replace to avoid issues.
Date published: 2014-09-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New I bought this water heater because the old one was29 yrs old and it would have puked on Christmas morning or something like that. Also it is made in the USA and this is the one that Franks Plumbing sells.
Date published: 2014-09-16

The Promax® 300/301 Series gas water heater is designed to deliver an economical performance that can lower your energy bills and also provide long-lasting value.

Featuring a 40-gallon tank and a 40,000 BTU propane burner, the GCVL-40 (LP) standard vent delivers a first hour rating of 66 gallons and a recovery rate of 41 gallons per hour. With an 0.59 Energy Factor, this water heater is not ENERGY STAR® qualified. It carries a 6-year limited warranty, and meets Low NOx emission requirements.

Where to Buy

Where to Buy

Ashburn, VA

Location #1

Booze Plumbing And Heating

Vienna, VA

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James G Davis

Rockville, MD

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Air-Right

Manassas, VA

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Product Features & Options

Self-Powered Electronic Gas Valve

Uses a thermopile to generate the power needed to operate the electronic gas control without requiring an external power source.

Diagnostics

The electronic gas control incorporates an LED status indicator that monitors system operation and service diagnostics.

CoreGard™ Anode Rod

A. O. Smith’s exlusive aluminum anode has a stainless steel core, which protects the tank against corrosion longer than ordinary mild steel anodes.

Brass Drain Valve

Our brass drain valve is more durable and tamper-resistant than an ordinary plastic drain valve, which contributes to improved safety and reliability.

How it Works

Gas water heaters heat water by burning either natural gas or LP (propane). Gas water heaters need a source of air and also need to be vented properly. Cold water enters the water heater through an internal “dip tube” which forces the cold water to the bottom of the tank and pushes hot water out through the outlet connection. This arrangement provides the most hot water for a given tank size. Most gas water heaters use a pilot light. The pilot light on some models also generates the power needed to operate an electronic gas valve. When cold water enters the tank, the temperature sensor on the gas control tells the main gas valve to open. Gas flows to the burner where it is lit by the pilot light. The air needed by the burner is supplied by the room where the water heater is installed. The exhaust gases are vented to the outside. When the proper temperature is reached, the main gas valve shuts off. Because water can corrode the steel tank, we glass line the inside of the tank and install an anode rod to help reduce corrosion. The temperature and pressure relief valve is a safety device designed to open if the internal temperature or pressure of the tank exceeds certain limits. Water heaters should be large enough to provide adequate hot water even when temperatures are cold and household demand is greatest.

Certifications

6

year

limited warranty

0.59

energy factor

CSA International Low Lead Content Certification in compliance with U.S. and Canadian safety standards on gas components
ASME American Society of Mechanical Engineers
The Blue Diamond formula is enriched with a high level of zircon, producing a coating that is harder and more water-resistant than any other in the industry

Product Specifications


Tech Specs
Gallon Capacity: 40
Recovery Gallons: 41
Maximum BTUs: 40,000
Power Source: Propane
Energy Factor: 0.59
Limited Tank Warranty: 6 Years
Limited Parts Warranty: 6 Years
Anode: Coregard™ Aluminum Anode
T&P Relief Valve: Yes
Ignition Type: Electronic
Water Connection Location: Top
Water Connection Size: 3/4"
Emissions: Low NOx
FVIR Certified: Yes
First Hour Rating: 66
Dimensions & Venting
Type: Short
Height: 47 3/4"
Height w/Draft Hood: 47 3/4"
Diameter: 20"
Width: 20"
Depth: 20"
Shipping Weight: 135lbs/61kg
Vent Type: Standard Vent

Incentives

Rebate and incentive programs provide cash-back to consumers for the purchase of appliances that meet certain energy efficiency standards. Often, these standards are tied to the ENERGY STAR® program.

Cash for Appliances is designed to encourage the purchase of energy efficient appliances. Consumers who purchase ENERGY STAR® or CEE qualified appliances can receive cash rebates. Most states are offering rebates in the $50 to $250 range.

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