How do I neutralize my boiler condensate?
Hereof, how does a condensate neutralizer work?
A condensate neutralizer is a tank or a vessel, which is installed in line with a condensate drain from a condensing boiler, water heater or furnace (before it enters the sewer). It's filled with media which raises the pH level of the condensate, making it safe to discharge into the sewage or septic system.
Additionally, is a condensate neutralizer necessary? Yes, even if you don't have to use one. Typical condensate from a condensing boiler has a pH level of 3.2 to 4.5, which is acidic enough to leave stains, kill shrubs, and eat away cast iron drainage systems. So remember to include a condensate neutralizer when designing a system.
Keeping this in view, how long does a condensate neutralizer last?
Condensate neutralizers can last many years without needing to be serviced apart from replacing the media.
What is condensate neutralizer made of?
Condensate neutralizers look like tubes or boxes that are filled with gravel-like particles. These particles, which include basic compounds like calcium carbonate, CO2, and salt, filter and neutralize waste water as it moves through the drainage pipe.