Do I need a condensate neutraliser?

Any gas-fired condensing appliance requires a condensate neutralizer. This is because gas-powered appliances produce low-pH wastewater. If you allow this water to drain into your pipes or local wastewater system, you run the risk of serious damage to your equipment as well as wastewater violations.

How do you size a condensate neutralizer?

A: The easiest way to size a neutralizer is by the amount of condensate (in gallons) produced by the condensing equipment in an hour. If this data is not available, manufacturers suggest using BTU rating of the equipment.

How do I dispose of a boiler condensate?

In most installations condensate can be removed through the normal gravity drain in conjunction with the boiler manufacturer’s instructions. However, if a boiler has to be installed on internal walls or within basements the use of a boiler condensate tank pump or soak away can be the only solution for the installer.

How long does a condensate neutralizer last?

How Long Do Neutralizers Last? Condensate neutralizers can last many years without needing to be serviced apart from replacing the media. We are so confident in our Fireside condensate neutralizers that we offer a 10-year warranty on our units, which is the best in the industry.

Where should a condensate pipe be installed?

Where an installer is fitting a new or replacement boiler, the condensate discharge pipe should be connected to an internal “gravity discharge point” such as an internal soil stack (preferred method), internal kitchen or bathroom waste pipe such as sink, basin, bath or shower waste.

How often do you replace a condensate neutralizer?

once each year
We recommend you refill your condensate neutralizers at least once each year. If your facility produces a large amount of condensate, however, more frequent refills may be necessary.

When should I replace my condensate neutralizer?

As a general rule of thumb, you should change condensate neutralizer media approximately once or twice a year.

What is the purpose of a condensate neutralizer?

What is a condensate neutralizer? As its name implies, condensate neutralizers filter and neutralize water by-products, making them safe to dispose of down the drain. With professional help, a condensate neutralizer can be attached to the drainage pipe coming out of your furnace in order to neutralize waste water.

How much condensate do I need for a condensing boiler?

A general rule of thumb, 3.5 litres of condensate is produced for every 30kw of input providing the boiler is operating in full condensing mode. A boiler having 30kW of input operates for 1200 hours annually will produce approximately 4200 litres of condensate.

Does a condensing boiler need a drain?

All modern condensing boilers require a condensate pipe to run to a suitable drain. It can be taken to the outside, run internally, or even pumped through a 10mm plastic tube rising vertically, then to a drain.

How often should you change condensate neutralizer?

Does a condensing boiler need to be on an outside wall?

Your boiler should be installed inside a building and can be fitted to any suitable wall strong enough to take its weight when full of water. If the condensate pipe is fitted outside, it could freeze during cold weather and make the boiler shut down.

How is a condensate neutraliser used in a boiler?

Condensate neutraliser for domestic condensing boilers In condensing boilers, high efficiency is achieved by using waste heat from the hot flue gases to pre-heat the water in the boiler instead of just being exhausted though the flue.

Can a condensing boiler be used with baseboard?

You can use a condensing boiler with baseboard, no problem, but it won’t condense on very cold days (when you need very hot water to heat the house) and so the efficiency will be lower. With an outdoor reset controller, you’ll use cooler water on warmer days, so you’ll get some condensing each season,…

Is it possible to undersize a condensate neutralizer?

A: It is possible to undersize only if volume of condensate produced exceeds the neutralizer unit’s capacity. It is generally not possible to oversize the condensate neutralizer – the neutralizer media will simply last longer but otherwise will give no benefit or cause an issue. Q: How often does neutralizer media has to be replaced?

How is caldensate used in a condensing boiler?

CalDensate is designed to treat the acidic waste produced by all condensing boilers. The tough, non-corrosive, in-line unit is quick and easy to fit. There is no need to dig a condensate trap. CalDensate is versatile – it can be fitted with all makes of condensing boiler – even those that are situated above ground floor level.