Smart 40 Indirect Water Heater Zoom

Smart 40 Indirect Water Heater

SKU:SMART40

Brand: Triangle Tube

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Specs

BTU Input: 112000
Capacity (Gallons): 42
Height (Inches): 46
Diameter (Inches): 22"
Water Connection: 3/4"
Size: 1"
Continuous Draw: 150 Gallons/Hr @200F
Heating Surface: 16 Sq. ft.
Application: Plumbing
Max PSI (Boiler): 45 psi
Max PSI (Domestic): 150 psi

Description for Triangle Tube SMART40

NOTE: Please do not call the manufacturer, Triangle Tube, with questions about this product. If you have questions (technical or otherwise), please call customer service at 1-888-757-4774 and a customer service representative will be happy to assist you.

  • Boiler Output Btu/Hr : 112,000
  • 1st Hour Recovery (gal) : 180
  • Continuous Flow (gal) : 150
  • Peak/Flow (gal/10 min.) : 50
  • Diamter : 22"
  • Hieght : 46"
  • Boiler Supply/Return : 1"
  • Domestic Inlet/Outlet : 3/4"
  • Domestic Capacity (gal) : 36
  • Heating Water Capacity (gal) : 6
  • Shipping Weight (lbs) : 135

***Note: The Triangle Tube Smart water Heaters do not come with a T&P Relief Valve, to order a T&P Relief Valve please follow the following link, T&P Relief Valve .

PLEASE NOTE: The product weighs 135 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.

Smart 40 Indirect Water Heater

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Triangle TubeSmart 40 Indirect Water Heater
 
4.0

(based on 6 reviews)

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4.0

Great hot water recovery. Nice tank.

By a

from michigan

Verified Buyer

Comments about Smart 40 Indirect Water Heater:

Fast hot water recovery. Easy to install.

(4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Outer tank rusted through within 2 yrs

By Laurence

from Lansing, Michigan

Verified Reviewer

Comments about Smart 40 Indirect Water Heater:

In my view, the advertizing from Triangle Tube is deceptive. In claiming that it is a stainless steel system, they obfuscate the fact that only the inner tank is stainless steel. The outer tank, in contact with the boiler water, it just steel and my Smart 40 rusted through in less than two years. I am really ticked off with them for their shoddy material design.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I would use this product agan

By Barry

from Hanna, Ind

Verified Buyer

Comments about Smart 40 Indirect Water Heater:

I used the product as the heat exchanger from my outside wook furnace to my zone heating system with an oil furnace as backup. It transfers enough heat to keep an old KOA store building heated well.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Product Easy to Install

By Dom

from Northern PA.

Verified Buyer

Comments about Smart 40 Indirect Water Heater:

The tank supplies all the hot water we need for a family of 4. It is well insulated the boiler runs only when the hot water is drawn off. If you have long runs from the tank make sure you insulate your lines. Simple to hook up no vent needed, comes with the aqua stat. Anyone looking to upgrade their hot water tank that has a boiler should look into one of these indirect tanks. Very pleased with our purchase.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very high quality

By rocker

from Osage, IA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Smart 40 Indirect Water Heater:

used for dhw and as a buffer tank for radiant house heat. works exactly as planned. love the lifetime warranty, and the quality is excellent.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great performance, very minor quibles

By Sean

from St Paul, MN

Verified Buyer

Comments about Smart 40 Indirect Water Heater:

I am using this in conjunction with a Triangle Tube 110 boiler. It performs excellent and I'm very happy with it.
The only minor complaints that I have are related to the piping connections. None of them came out perpendicular to the tank itself. My contractor ended up spending an extra hour plus to get the piping to look decent and not like an Escher drawing.
For the cost of this tank I would have expected a little more quality control in this area. but it doesn't diminish what this is actually for and at the end of the day it is down in the basement and it works great.

Make sure you put a heat trap on your cold water line, the bottom of the tank actually does heat up and that heat will travel right up your cold line.

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  • Smart 40 Indirect Water Heater

    Q:

    I have a question about this product, I have a Lochinvar indirect tank now with Lochinvar condensing boiler. We are on our 4th indirect tank they seem to last about 2 years then start leaking, so now the factory tells me that I can get another tank, they mentioned the smart tank by triangle tube did they buy Lochinvar so with the issues with the past tanks not sure what to do is there leak issues with Triangle as well thanks for the help.
    Asked on 7/29/2014 by Jim from Michigan

    1 answer

    • CUSTOMER CARE

      A:

      Lochinvar was purchased by A.O. Smith a few years ago, and neither company is affiliated with Triangle Tube as far as we know. Triangle Tube SMART indirect water heaters have an internal stainless steel tank that serves as the heat exchanger. Lochinvar may have made this recommendation because stainless steel is a durable material. Lochinvar Squire indirects, however, also have stainless steel heat exchangers, but use a coil rather than an internal tank. It is also possible that you have aggressive water, in which case water treatment could extend the lives of the tanks.

      Answered on 7/31/2014 by SupplyHouse Staff from NY
  • Smart 40 Indirect Water Heater

    Q:

    What's the proper T&P relief valve for a Smart 40 tank hooked up to a Triangle Tube Prestige Solo 250 boiler? Manual seems to indicate one (Watts 100XL-8) for the 40 Gal tank, but then another (much pricier) for a 200,000 BTU boiler (Watts 40XL-8). Can anyone answer which to use?
    Asked on 9/5/2013 by Jay from Philadelphia, PA

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    • CUSTOMER CARE

      A:

      The Smart40 requires the 100XL-8, which is SKU 0556001. The 40XL is only required for the larger indirect tanks, such as the Smart60 and up. The boiler itself does not effect the choice of T&P valve for the indirect.

      Answered on 9/20/2013 by PexSupply Staff from NY
  • Smart 40 Indirect Water Heater

    Q:

    I have had a Smart III Indirect water heater in my house since 2005. I just noticed about two weeks ago that I am getting some rusty water coming through my hot water taps in the house. It is more prevalent in some taps than others. I took about 5 gallons out of the tank via the release valve on the side but the water remained rusty colored. Does this mean my tank is shot or is there a fix to this problem?
    Asked on 8/9/2013 by Paul from United States

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    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Sounds like an anode problem. Call a service guy. But, it sounds like a big problem. You can completely drain the tank and start over to see if that works
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 8/10/2013 by Anonymous
  • Smart 40 Indirect Water Heater

    Q:

    i am planning to purchase this tank the smart 40 to replace a 40 gal. amtrol tank that is now leaking and the company refuses to honor the life time warrenty. so out goes the amtrol question is is this the tank size i need. and is all i need to do is just take the old one out and replace it with this one or is there other things i need to make this tank work thanks roger
    Asked on 10/13/2012 by roger in hot water from riverview mi.

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    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Good morning Roger, I purchased the smart 40 tank over a year ago..It works
      perfect. Don't know how many members in your family or how big your boiler
      is. My boiler is 150,000 BTU. It recovers very fast. There're only two of
      us home now so the water demand is not as great as it would be if you have
      children and do lots of laundry, baths and dishes. You might want to get
      the next size larger if you have lots of usage. I'm very happy with mine.
      Hope this helps. G.

      Answered on 10/14/2012 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Hi Roger:
      First off, I should preface this response by letting you know I am not a plumber nor an HVAC expert. I am a homeowner who researched (and ultimately purchased) the indirect Smart 40 a few years ago. There are a lot of indirect tanks on the market but I decided on this tank for a number of reasons. Perhaps you could use these as guidelines when thinking about which type of tank to replace yours with.
      1) Warranty: The warranty on the product was impressive. Many of the components are not covered for life but the tank itself is. Some indirect tanks I looked at did not offer this.
      2) Capacity and Recovery Time: You should size your new indirect heater based on the demands generated from your household. Simply replacing a 40 gal. with another 40 gal. is not always the preferred measure. You may find (after calculations) that you'll require a smaller or bigger unit. I searched some websites to do a demand/load calculation. It's not difficult to do. Basically, the variables are: the appliances you run along with the number of people in the household as well as the gallons of hot water utilized.. My calculations allowed me to arrive at the Smart 40. The other very important factor is the recovery rate. This refers to its ability to recover and resupply the "spent" domestic hot water. The longer the recovery rate, the more difficult it is to supply out consistent hot water.
      3) Head Loss: The better the insulation, the less heat is lost. Most of the heat escapes from the top, hence "head loss". This data is available on all of the brands' specifications sections. This unit comes with its own jacket that provides a good level of thermal retention.
      4) Reliability: This tank does not use a coil. The tank in tank design exchanges a greater surface amount of area, making it a preferred choice for me. I also know someone who had an earlier version of this tank and it's still going strong some 18 years later.
      You should do some homework (it is not a cheap unit) and definitely speak with a qualified plumber/hvac pro before purchasing any model. His/her input, along with your research should land you in a narrow category from which to choose. This is not a do it yourself job and should be installed by a pro-warranty is voided if it's installed improperly. Also make sure you get the residential version of this unit. There is a commercial-grade one if I remember correctly that is not eligible for residential use. An educated choice will pay you back for years to come. Good luck and let me know how you do!

      Answered on 10/14/2012 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I do not know the mechanicals of the Amtrol. Electricly it should be a drop in. How well the fillings will line up is another story. If you go to the two web sites you might be able to compare them side by side.

      Answered on 10/15/2012 by Barry from Chicago Area
    • CUSTOMER CARE

      A:

      Indirect water heaters are almost always interchangeable. It should not be a problem.

      Answered on 10/25/2012 by PexSupply Staff from NY
  • Smart 40 Indirect Water Heater

    Q:

    What is the standby loss of this tank (degrees per hour)?
    Asked on 3/6/2012 by Crown Guy

    5 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      According to
      http://blog.triangletube.com/blog/hydronic-heating-solutions/water-heater-co
      mparisons-indirect-water-heaters-and-instantaneous-water-heaters, 1/2 degree
      F per hour.
      <http://www.triangletube.com/documents/2/SMART>
      -=Stephen=-

      Answered on 3/6/2012 by Another PexSupply Customer
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Per the manufacturers documentation this tank has a standby loss of less
      than 1 degree per hour.
      I have not personally verified this but I am very happy with this tank.

      Answered on 3/7/2012 by Another PexSupply Customer
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Hello, Triangle Tube says the following on their website:
      SMART Series, is insulated with 2" of
      injected polyurethane foam, resulting in
      a stand by heat loss of less than 1º/Hr.
      I hope this helps.

      Answered on 3/7/2012 by Another PexSupply Customer
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Good question. I asked the same thing as it is stated as loosing
      1degree/hour but when I installed it; and monitored its internal temp
      from my Triangle Tube boiler, it was closer to 2 degrees/hour. I could
      simply be a matter that the sensors and electronics here are not as
      accurate as their lab stuff thus giving erroneous readings. My question
      then is what is the standby loss for the average, good, plain old tank?
      Martin Loney CTS-D
      Duocom Canada

      Answered on 3/8/2012 by Another PexSupply Customer
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I have not measured the temp. Loss per hour. But I can tell you that I have
      saved a ton of $$ on heating oil. I'd say my boiler only fires once or twice
      a day to keep the water hot.

      Answered on 3/8/2012 by Another PexSupply Customer
  • Smart 40 Indirect Water Heater

    Q:

    what is the energy factor/thermal efficiency for the smart 40 water heater
    Asked on 2/26/2012 by Anonymous

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      A:

      Indirect water heaters do not have these ratings. They are essentially just tanks and the efficiency at which they operate is dependent on the efficiency of the boiler that actually heats the water.

      Answered on 2/27/2012 by PexSupply Staff from NY
    • A:

      Indirect operate at approximatly 92% of the boiler afue. Multiply the AFUE by .92 for an approximation of the EF.

      Answered on 3/18/2012 by Steve from LI, NY
  • Smart 40 Indirect Water Heater

    Q:

    I am trying to correctly size this unit for installation for a family of 5. Currently have a Peerless WBV-03 boiler with an estimated output of 100,000. Is this boiler adequate to get the required recovery for this unit or should I be looking at a different unit.
    Asked on 10/27/2011 by cleaver97

    1 answer

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      A:

      On average a family of five will use about 100 - 150 gallons of water during a peak hour. This unit should cover that demand.

      Answered on 11/4/2011 by PexSupply Staff from NY
  • Smart 40 Indirect Water Heater

    Q:

    I am trying to hook up the smart 40 water heater to a white rodgers 3 wire zone valve. What terminals connect to make this operate correctly. The smart 40 has the terminals c, 1, & 2 while the white rodgers zone valve has 2, 2/5, 4, 6, 1, & 3. Thanks for your help.
    Asked on 10/12/2011 by brrrrian from colorado springs, co

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      A:

      You will need to use a zone valve controller. The zone valves themselves do not wire directly to the indirect water heater.

      Answered on 10/14/2011 by PexSupply Staff from NY
  • Smart 40 Indirect Water Heater

    Q:

    Can any of the Smart Indirect Water Heaters be installed on its side, assuming the use of a platform that provide stable support?
    Asked on 10/5/2011 by Anonymous from San Mateo, CA

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      A:

      No, this is not recommended.

      Answered on 10/13/2011 by PexSupply Staff from NY
  • Smart 40 Indirect Water Heater

    Q:

    how much oil will i save with this i currently use 900 gallons of oil approximately 20%used for hot water
    Asked on 8/31/2011 by Anonymous

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      A:

      Any savings will be based on the boiler that is connected to the indirect water heater. The indirect will have priority over calls for heating.

      Answered on 9/6/2011 by PexSupply Staff from NY
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