Looking For A Range Boiler

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hobbyheater

Minister of Fire
Nov 14, 2011
1,188
I'm looking for a 50 gallon range boiler with the wrap around heating element to use as an expansion tank !
 

SpaceBus

Minister of Fire
Nov 18, 2018
5,935
Downeast Maine
I'm not sure that you are looking for a range boiler, which is a water tank that is connected to a wood burning stove. I have a stainless steel Amish made 40 gallon range boiler connected to my cookstove. The only other range boiler I've found is by Vaughn which is a concrete lined tank. I have never heard of using a range boiler as an expansion tank. My RB has two extra ports for adding electric heating elements, I'm sure the Vaughn unit does as well.
 

hobbyheater

Minister of Fire
Nov 14, 2011
1,188
I'm not sure that you are looking for a range boiler, . The only other range boiler I've found is by Vaughn which is a concrete lined tank. I have never heard of using a range boiler as an expansion tank. .
Yes, I'm looking for a range boiler for an expansion tank. I want to get it up another floor higher where there is no heat and the old style range boiler with the strap on element would work good for the odd time that there could be freezing temperatures.
The other option that I'm looking at is getting a propane or gas hot water tank taking the burner out and run 4 inch PVC up from the boiler room and through the tank , this may be enough heat to prevent freezing .
 
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