Condensate neutralizer kits

Users who are viewing this thread

DX

General Contractor
Messages
189
Reaction score
4
Points
18
Location
Michigan
As far as I know, all neutralizer kits are just sealed containers full of chemical pellets. If there are other types, please let me know. Questions:

1. Do they flow well under just gravity or do they need the water pressure provided by a condensate pump? In other words, will they work with a furnace that drains into a nearby floor drain without a condensate pump? Or will the water back up?

2. Does anyone make a condensate pump that has an integral neutralizer kit? So as to not need a separate device?

3. If you use a very large neutralizer (meaning one that holds a large quantity of pellets), do the pellets last that much longer or do they "over-neutralize" the water? Meaning turning it alkaline.

4. Does anyone know of a US manufacturer of neutralizer kits that has a good tech support line so I can ask these types of questions?

Thanks
 

John Gayewski

In the Trades
Messages
2,663
Reaction score
695
Points
113
Location
Iowa
They run by gravity just fine, but there should be some head pressure. Meaning the height of the condensate outlet on the appliance should be a foot or two above the neutralizer chamber this makes it less likley to back up. Also an overflow is built into the piping so backing up into the appliance isn't really possible.

Pretty sure the chemicals your talking about is just limestone rocks and anyone spittle be able to just make one if they wanted.

Your other questions I'm not sure on.
 

DX

General Contractor
Messages
189
Reaction score
4
Points
18
Location
Michigan
Ok, I did find several manufacturers who combine the condensate pump and neutralizer chamber. Also found an additional question.
As far as the media, it appears that magnesium oxide and hydroxide offer better performance than calcium carbonate, but I'm still looking for some objective data, not just sales pitches. Some manufacturers offer proprietary pellets, will have to find out what those are.
 
Top
Hey, wait a minute.

This is awkward, but...

It looks like you're using an ad blocker. We get it, but (1) terrylove.com can't live without ads, and (2) ad blockers can cause issues with videos and comments. If you'd like to support the site, please allow ads.

If any particular ad is your REASON for blocking ads, please let us know. We might be able to do something about it. Thanks.
I've Disabled AdBlock    No Thanks