AL50SL Alliance Hydrastone-Lined Indirect Water Heater Zoom

AL50SL Alliance Hydrastone-Lined Indirect Water Heater

SKU:AL50SL

Brand: Burnham

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Specs

BTU Input: 110000
Capacity (Gallons): 50
Height (Inches): 40.75
Diameter (Inches): 26"
Size: 3/4"
Circulator (GPM): 6
Continuous Draw: 171 Gallons/Hr @135F
1st Hour Delivery (Gallons): 225 Gallons @ 135°F
Warranty: 10 Year Limited Warranty on Tank/1 Year Limited Warranty on Parts
Application: Plumbing
Water Connection: 3/4"
Max PSI (Boiler): 45 psi
Max PSI (Domestic): 150 psi

Description for Burnham AL50SL


  • Maximum First Hour Rating at 135°F (gal./hr.) : 225
  • Continuous Draw Rating at 135°F (gal./hr.) : 171
  • Standby Loss (°F/hr.) : .56
  • Minimum Boiler Output (MBtu/hr.) : 110
  • Boiler Water Flow Rate (gal./min.) : 6
  • Pressure Drop through Coil (ft. w.c.) : 9.5
  • Storage Capacity (gal.) : 50
  • Height (in.) : 40-3/4
  • Diameter (in) : 26
  • Maximum Allowable Working Pressure : 150 psi
  • Approximate Shipping Weight (lbs.) : 248
  • A 10-year full tank replacement, two-year labor and one year on parts, which include the coil, come with every Alliance SL.
  • Hydrastone-lining
    The concept of stone-lined water tanks is not a new one, and has been proving successful against corrosion for ages. Many of the stone-lined tanks are installed are 25-30 years old. In fact, the New England area has been using stone-lined tanks for years due to their water supply being very acidic and has been devastating to glass lined tanks.
    Br> What makes the Alliance SL unique is the Hydrastone-lining. This one half inch lining protects the steel tank from the corrosive action of water. When the water first enters the tank, it is absorbed into the Hydrastone-lining permanently. This water loses its oxygen and becomes inert, non-corrosive water which then acts as a protective wall between the hot water and steel tank. This unique process and design makes Alliance SL water heaters a great choice for domestic hot water applications.

PLEASE NOTE: The product weighs 313 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.

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5.0

Works as advertised

By Homeowner Jim

from CT

Verified Buyer

Comments about AL50SL Alliance Hydrastone-Lined Indirect Water Heater:

installation was straight forward and so far this water heater functions properly. It seems well built.

 
5.0

Awsome unit!!!!

By Benny

from Shirley, NY

Comments about Burnham AL50SL Alliance Hydrastone-Lined Indirect Water Heater:

I was contemplating converting to Lp gas and getting a direct vent water heater, until I saw this unit and decided to stay with oil. This product is easy to install, and it holds water temp for many hours . We have 2 showers in our house, and a dishwasher and a washer and we always have hot water even if all are going at the same time. I'm a beliver peck supply is the best supply company that I have ever had to deal with.

 
5.0

Nice water heater

By JT

from Upstate, NY

Verified Buyer

Comments about AL50SL Alliance Hydrastone-Lined Indirect Water Heater:

I installed this in conjunction with a weil-mcclain UO-3 boiler. Despite only setting the boiler to 85,000 btu / hr, this thing supplies infinately more hot water then our old 40 gal electric. No more running out of hot water when drawing the kids a bath!

The hook up is relatively straighforward, and the instructions are very clear. Especially useful is the wiring diagrams that show exactly how to wire it too a SR504 switching relay.

 
5.0

Built to last

By Cubano

from Bedford, NH

Verified Buyer

Comments about AL50SL Alliance Hydrastone-Lined Indirect Water Heater:

Bought the AL50SL to replace an Amtrol WH-41L BoilerMate Classic that had started to rust through after ~6 years. Installation was a breeze due to top-mounted heat exchanger (compared to bottom-mounted on the Amtrol). Holds heat well, recovers quickly!

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5.0

Lots of hot water

By Lisa

from Duchesne, Utah

Verified Buyer

Comments about AL50SL Alliance Hydrastone-Lined Indirect Water Heater:

We put this hot water heater in our home. (Two baths, family of 6). It definitely supplies an unending amount of hot water. We were replacing an older 45 gallon boiler so we just figured 50gallons would be great and we didn't pay much attention to the dimensions. It's huge! and heavy! We think the 35 gallon tank would have been sufficient but it works great. [...]

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  • AL50SL Alliance Hydrastone-Lined Indirect Water Heater

    Q:

    is this this water heater compatible to a new gas driven Burnham N7 steam boiler used for heat?
    Asked on 3/5/2014 by topnote from Boston

    1 answer

    • CUSTOMER CARE

      A:

      No this water heater is not compatible with steam systems. The product manual states "This appliance is designed to heat water by circulating water from the boiler through the internal coil in the tank. We specifically do not warrant this tank for high temperature applications such as wood stoves or steam producing systems. Such use of this product will automatically void the warranty."

      Answered on 3/26/2014 by SupplyHouse Staff from New York
  • AL50SL Alliance Hydrastone-Lined Indirect Water Heater

    Q:

    What is the units efficiency rating percentage?
    Asked on 3/5/2014 by topnote from boston

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      A:

      The Unit has an 87% energy efficiency rating.

      Answered on 3/6/2014 by PexSupplyStaff from New York
  • AL50SL Alliance Hydrastone-Lined Indirect Water Heater

    Q:

    Family of 4, 2 adults, 2 young daughters. next couple of years we will all be showering in the morning (2 bathrooms). will the 50 work or do i really need the 70?
    Asked on 5/8/2013 by michael from boston from Boston, MA

    5 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Yes. Fast recovery if water heated by a boiler. We have had 12 people using 4 showers never a problem. But we also heat with a boiler. Jim
      Sent from Jim Weaver's iPad3

      Answered on 5/8/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      If you have standard showers with a single shower head and a boiler with a domestic hot water priority control, even a 30 gallon indirect water heater would be adequate. I have two showers, but one is configured as a vertical spa with a large shower head and four body sprays for which an auxiliary pump is used to increase the water pressure to drive the five heads. I bought the 50 gallon water heater based on the better flow rate specifications and have never run out of hot water using both showers. A 50 gallon heater would be a better choice if your boiler does not have a domestic hot water priority control. In either case, a 70 gallon would be way-overkill. With a 70 gallon tank, you would also be heating up a larger volume of water unnecessarily.
      Domestic hot water priority control is the ability of the boiler to provide full attention to producing hot domestic water when demanded; while suspending heating of the hot water for home heat as long as there is a demand for domestic hot water (during the relatively short period that people would be taking a shower). When there is no longer a demand for domestic hot water, the boiler will return to heating hot water for home heat.

      Answered on 5/8/2013 by CLB from NY
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      You should be fine we have three adults and one children. The tank is
      plenty big.

      Answered on 5/9/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      We are a family of 6. We have never had an issue with running out of hot water. I would say the 50 is the way to go.
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 5/9/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Yes. We have 2 adults, and 4 kids (two teenagers and two little ones) and it keeps up. We sometimes have 2 showers at the same time or a shower and and a wash load along with the heaters in the winter and it keeps up just fine. The only time I’ve had to wait for hot water is when the furnace has turned off for some reason! (It was bigger than we thought, if you have a confined space to put it in it would be a good idea to check dimensions.)

      Answered on 5/9/2013 by Anonymous
  • AL50SL Alliance Hydrastone-Lined Indirect Water Heater

    Q:

    I am thinking of installing this unit to replace a traditional 50 gal water heater. After reading the other questions and answers, and reviews, I am wondering if I need a new 50 gal unit or if a smaller one will work fine. I live in a small town home, only 1 bath. There are only 3 of us, but if I sell someday, there of course could be more people living here.
    Asked on 10/4/2012 by Stefanie from United States

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    • VERIFIED BUYER

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      I'd go with the 50. We are three here as well and it is perfect.
      Scott Feero

      Answered on 10/4/2012 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Yah I think the smaller one would be fine but I can’t say for sure since I have a 50 gallon. We have 3 baths and 6 people and an endless hot water supply. Someone with the smaller size would be a better resource.

      Answered on 10/4/2012 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      The smaller unit should be fine for your 1 bathroom townhome. Make sure your boiler is capable of providing enough output and water tank is on Priority Zone. Also note the weight of the unit. Very heavy.

      Answered on 10/5/2012 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I have the 50 and even with 12 house guests and 4 full baths it has never run out of hot water. Your boiler roaches the water with 180 degree water. Conclusion, I would think a smaller tank would be more then sufficient. Jim
      Sent from Jim Weaver's iPad

      Answered on 10/5/2012 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      We have a family of 4 that love long showers and ha
      Garret
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 10/8/2012 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Never ran out of water. We love to unit. I would recommend it.
      Garret
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 10/8/2012 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I have this very same unit and it is great. There are 3 of us and I
      have an outdoor furnace which heats this unit. This is probably the
      best solution to hot water heating I've ever seen. We never need to
      worry about lack of hot water. I personally would not go to a smaller
      unit unless space is an issue. This unit should not cost any extra to
      operate than a smaller one since it holds heat very well.

      Answered on 10/17/2012 by Anonymous
  • AL50SL Alliance Hydrastone-Lined Indirect Water Heater

    Q:

    I have a Burnham ES2-4. Will I be able to install an indirect water heater on this unit?
    Asked on 4/9/2012 by scoester from Butte, MT

    6 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Yes. You'll need to have an additional zone added to your heating system dedicated to circulating boiler water through the heat exchanger in the indirect water heater.

      Answered on 4/9/2012 by Another PexSupply Customer
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Yes, it is just another loop off the boiler.

      Answered on 4/10/2012 by Another PexSupply Customer
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      My indirect hot water heater is to the furnace a second heating zone, so
      the controller on your furnace must allow two zones. I am not a plumber,
      but I'm pretty sure your can replace the controller if necessary.

      Answered on 4/10/2012 by Another PexSupply Customer
    • CUSTOMER CARE

      A:

      Yes, you can connect an indirect water heater to an ES2 boiler.

      Answered on 4/11/2012 by PexSupply Staff from NY
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Yes, you can add an indirect water heater to this unit. You will need to add a zone for the water heater and if you use the burnham hydrostone lined indirect water heater you'll want to have that zoned with a pump as the pressure drop across the coil is significant. If your heating system is currently zoned with zone valves it will be a decent project to reconfigure for the additional zone. You'll also want priority for the indirect water heater.
      John White
      Process Engineer

      Answered on 4/13/2012 by Another PexSupply Customer
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      i use a pvg4 boiler with 3 different indirect water heaters 1 for my potable water 1 for my breezeway heat and al50sl indirect water heater just for my house infloor heat runs. i would recemend indirect heaters for boiler systems . i found that just useing a boiler with a mixing valve into the floor runs are not as good as useing a idirect water heater to do the 2000feet of pex runs . i have a 2800 squ foot house and with an 80 dollar gas bill for heat and also potable hot water. im very happy with my puchase

      Answered on 4/13/2012 by Another PexSupply Customer
  • AL50SL Alliance Hydrastone-Lined Indirect Water Heater

    Q:

    I currently have a Top Performer S50TPP it is leaking at the base. I thinking of replacing it out with this AL50SL. Will this be ok?
    Asked on 1/20/2012 by Anonymous

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    • CUSTOMER CARE

      A:

      That should be fine, as long as the existing unit is 50 gallons. Indirect water heaters tend to be interchangeable and they work with any type of boiler.

      Answered on 1/30/2012 by PexSupply Staff from NY
  • AL50SL Alliance Hydrastone-Lined Indirect Water Heater

    Q:

    i'm looking to install this to my burnham gas boiler. i have an exsiting 40 gas chimney water heater. i have a 3 story victorian house, 3 baths and a family of 5. 3 floors of wonderful radiant heat from cast iron radiators. will this sl 50 work for my application and will i need to add a circulating pump on the water heater side of the piping. thanks
    Asked on 10/14/2011 by stp from fort atkinson, wi

    1 answer

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      A:

      This unit will work. You will need a circulator pump for the indirect water heater.

      Answered on 10/18/2011 by PexSupply Staff from NY
  • AL50SL Alliance Hydrastone-Lined Indirect Water Heater

    Q:

    Is this oil fired? And will it work with a Weil Mclain Boiler?
    Asked on 9/20/2011 by Anonymous

    1 answer

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      A:

      All indirect water heaters are powered by the boiler that is connected to them. They generally work with any boiler.

      Answered on 9/21/2011 by PexSupply Staff from NY
  • AL50SL Alliance Hydrastone-Lined Indirect Water Heater

    Q:

    I just had the 50 gallon indirect installed on Friday. The hot water has a slight odor. I am assuming that this condition will disappear after a while, but should I be concerned?

    Sometimes the water will have an ammonia smell.
    Asked on 3/13/2011 by Edward from Massachusetts

    1 answer

    • CUSTOMER CARE

      A:

      We recommend flushing the system to make sure there is no solder in the piping or other items.

      Answered on 3/15/2011 by PexSupply Staff from NY
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