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  1. #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by sskzekeman View Post
    Wow, What overkill for a simple problem unless you cant dump it outside.
    Actually, the main reason that I had this done was that I wanted an easy way to monitor what my system is doing. In my former location, the a/c was piped outside. In my present home, the condensate was piped to a french drain in the basement, near the furnace.

    It was difficult to get to and there was no way to measure how much condensate was being produced. Now, when I want to see what's going on, I place the outlet into a 2 quart vessel w/calibrations.

    As far as the cannister, while not necessary, I thought it would be a good idea environmentally speaking.



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  2. #15
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    Quote Originally Posted by sskzekeman View Post
    Oh, I didn't notice.
    But with flow of condensate in winter no way could it freeze up anyway since it takes a lot of time to lose enough heat for freezing.
    Doesn't take long to freeze up condensate.

    Been to a few places that I had to thaw the frozen drain line to get the furnace to work again.
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  3. #16
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    when I use to install we would try and pump them in laundry tubs. If you have a good winter it will freeze up and then the pump will fill and whala no heat.

  4. #17
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    Why can't the condensate be discharged into a sewer or septic system? The ph of the condenstae is 3.8 to 4.8 , which is close to that of an orange, which is 3.3 to 4.15. What harm is caused ?

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    The average orange, doesn't contain 5 plus gallons of juice.


    Some municipalities, require a neutralizer, some don't.
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