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gyrfalcon
gyrfalcon Member Posts: 165
Hi all,  I was in the boiler room at my work yesterday and noticed that the boiler condensation drain was dripping water as it should but…. I do not see a condensate neutralizer , there appears to be a y pipe/ trap apparatus at the bottom of boiler and drain attaches to it.  Boiler and building are from 2008/2009.  Do we need to be concerned at this point? 
Slant Fin Galaxy GG100(1986) , 2 zone hot water baseboard, T87 Honeywell thermostats. 

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  • gyrfalcon
    gyrfalcon Member Posts: 165
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    Slant Fin Galaxy GG100(1986) , 2 zone hot water baseboard, T87 Honeywell thermostats. 
  • HomerJSmith
    HomerJSmith Member Posts: 2,467
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    I'm more concerned about the cabinet being eaten away with acidic condensate. Not having a condensate neutralizer is a concern for the sewage sys.
    mattmia2kcopp
  • gyrfalcon
    gyrfalcon Member Posts: 165
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    @HomerJSmith, yes! That too!!  I’ve pointed that out to management 
    Slant Fin Galaxy GG100(1986) , 2 zone hot water baseboard, T87 Honeywell thermostats. 
  • mattmia2
    mattmia2 Member Posts: 9,734
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    Depends on what type of drain it is going to. If it is all pvc then it is ok, if it is cast iron it needs a neutralizer.
  • gyrfalcon
    gyrfalcon Member Posts: 165
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    Looks like pvc.  I’m not sure what it connects to beyond the building 
    Slant Fin Galaxy GG100(1986) , 2 zone hot water baseboard, T87 Honeywell thermostats. 
  • Derheatmeister
    Derheatmeister Member Posts: 1,548
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    Hopefully not on a septic without a neutralizer...We have seen leach fields that were only a couple years old that needed to be redone due to the acidic propeties killing the Nitrobacters causing the laterals to become clooged.
    mattmia2kcoppgmcinneshot_rod
  • hot_rod
    hot_rod Member Posts: 22,244
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    While it is probably diluted by the time it hits the public sewer, manholes and the base are concrete, the condensate really attacks concrete
    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
    trainer for Caleffi NA
    Living the hydronic dream
  • gyrfalcon
    gyrfalcon Member Posts: 165
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    Thank you all for the insight 
    Slant Fin Galaxy GG100(1986) , 2 zone hot water baseboard, T87 Honeywell thermostats. 
  • HomerJSmith
    HomerJSmith Member Posts: 2,467
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    The house may be PVC or ABS plumbing but the lateral to the street may be cast or Transite Portland and asbestos cement. Transite needs a neutralizer.