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Model RB  (30,40, 80 and 120 Gallon Capacity)
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High Performance and High Efficiency

The Vaughn American-made Range Boiler combines Hydrastone cement lining with heavy gauge steel for the industry's most effective, longest lasting and reliable range boiler. For three generations, Vaughn has built range boilers of heavy gauge steel with half inch thick Hydrastone lining and bronze fittings at all six water openings.

Range Boiler

Hydrastone Lining

  • A seamless one-half inch thick lining which has proven to be the most effective method of preventing tank failure due to corrosion

Bronze Fittings

  • At all six tappings eliminates corrosion due to dissimilar metals. No dielectric unions or anode rod required.

Heavy Welded Steel Legs

Hand Hole Cleanout Option

  • Allows for easy inspection and cleaning of bottom of tank

Wide Selection

  • Models in 30, 40, 80, and 120 gallons

Protected in Shipping

  • Newly designed container allows for easy inspection and disposal

Warranty Information

  • 5 year limited tank warranty

Specifications

Model Capacity Height Diameter A B C Weight
T30-RB 30 Gal 39 1/2 16 23 30 3/4 11 180
T40-RB 40 Gal 56 3/4 16 33 45 5/8 11 212
T80-RB 80 Gal 56 22 33 46 11 280
T120-RB 115 Gal 67 24 33 57 11 395

  • All tappings 1" except: 120 gal. model has 1 1/2" fittings
  • Hand hole cleanout option
  • Temperature and pressure relief valve required
Dimensions Diagram

Options

  • Optional 4" hand hole cleanout flange
  • Optional electric backup elements (specify wattage and voltage - maximum allowed wattage is 12 kW)
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Range Boiler Specific Questions

Do I need to install an insulation blanket?

No. Most new water heaters and storage tanks are highly efficient with respect to the amount of heat loss radiating from the storage tank. This is due to the use of “blown in” polyurethane foam insulation as the insulating method for modern tanks, compared to the fiberglass blanket style insulation used by water heater manufacturer’s largely in the past. As such there is little to no benefit, and very possibly a detrimental effect to efficiency,from installing an insulation blanket on a new water heater or storage tank constructed with foam insulation.

Is the Vaughn heat exchanger removable?

Yes. The heat exchanger is fully removable in all Vaughn indirect water heaters. The benefit to having a removable heat exchanger is that the coil can be removed for cleaning and de-scaling for improved performance and efficiency when used in hard water applications. It should be noted that the heat exchanger is not removable and the coil cannot be cleaned in many other indirect water heater brands.

Why is dielectric isolation so important?

The unique design of the Vaughn heat exchanger electrically isolates the heat exchanger from the tank by means of a non conductive barrier installed between the two. This provides dielectric isolation between the tank and the heat exchanger thereby eliminating electrolysis between the two due to dissimilar metals. This feature is one reason why the Vaughn indirect water heater far outlasts competitor models.

Is it OK to use softened water with my cement lined tank?

Yes it is OK. A water softener system will not affect the longevity or operation of a Vaughn cement lined water heater tank. A water softener is typically installed when a potable water system has hard water resulting in the need to soften the water. Unfortunately, the salt used in a water softener corrodes the anode rod and exposed steel surfaces of the water heater tank, rapidly causing a glass lined water heater to corrode and leak within a few years. This is an issue for a glass lined water heater due to its reliance on a sacrificial anode, however because a cement lined tank does not use a sacrificial anode softened water is of no concern to the Vaughn cement lined tank.

General Questions

Are Vaughn Heaters made in the USA?

Yes. Vaughn water heaters are all made in the USA and our factories located in Connecticut and Massachusets and qualify for incentives under The Buy American Act and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). For more information go to the following link Here.

Where can I purchase a Vaughn water heater?

There are numerous ways to purchase a Vaughn water heater depending upon the model you desire and your geographic location. The easiest way is to contact Vaughn directly at 978-462-6683 and ask for the sales department where you will be directed to either our local representative or our order entry department for quick and easy ordering.

What code requirements are applicable for my installation?

The installation of water heaters are mostly governed by the Uniform Plumbing Code (or CPC in California), Uniform Mechanical Code, and National Electrical Code. These are standard codes that are used across the United States, and each state can amend them as they wish. To take it further, each city and county jurisdiction has assigned one or more building officials with what is called Administrative Authority. This Authority" allows each jurisdiction the right to interpret the codes as they see fit. Because of this many cities differ on their requirements. Vaughn strongly recommends that you contract with a plumbing engineer who knows and understands the intricacies of the building code requirements for your location.

Is it OK if my plumbing system has plastic pipes (PVC or PEX)?

Yes. All Vaughn water heaters will work with both types of plastic piping.

My question is not found in these FAQ’s, where do I look next?

Check out the Vaughn Product Center at Here for a complete listing of all technical Operation & Maintenance manualsdocumentation available by model. Get easy access to Installation Sales Brochures Service Bulletins Wiring Schematics Parts Breakdowns and various other technical documents related to the full line of Vaughn water heaters. Or if you prefer please call us at 978-462-6683 and ask to speak with Sales.

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