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pH-Treat

  • For neutralizing condensate from high efficiency fuel-fired furnaces, biolers and tankless water heaters
  • Complete line-up includes throwaway canister, refillable, and tank designs for the market
  • New refillable condensate neutralizers are most cost effective approach overs the appliance’s service life
  • Translucent cartridge design with offset fittings for horizontal or vertical positions

Description:

Nu-Calgon’s pH-Treat neutralizers address acidic condensate produced by high efficiency furnaces, boilers and water heaters before it goes to drain. If left untreated, the condensate produced by these appliances can potentially harm the environment and drainage systems over time due to its low pH (typically 2 to 4). The pH-Treat line-up provides customer options based on cost of ownership, maximum install versatility, range for different system types, and whether there is an available drain nearby. The complete line-up includes throwaway canister, refillable, and tank designs for the various needs of the market.

  • New refillable condensate neutralizers are most cost effective approach over the appliance’s service life
  • Refillable condensate neutralization tank with pump for applications that require neutralized condensate to be removed
  • Low-profile commercial neutralization tank with several piping options for fast and versatile installation
Packaging Size Part Number Additional Info
Replacement Media for 4720-14 4720-15
pH-Treat Condensate Neutralizer Kit 4720-06
Condensate Neutralizer Tank 4720-14
Replacement Media for 4720-12 4720-13
Condensate Neutralizer with Pump 4720-12
Replacement Media for 4720-10 4720-11
Refillable Condensate Neutralizer Kit 4720-10

Directions:

Directions for pH-Treat 4720-06

Application Gravity Flow: Follow Local Code Requirements for Discharge of Condensate. Install in a vertical position below condensate collection tank level. Avoid obstructions as condensate could be damaging to surrounding surfaces and articles.

Directions for pH-Treat 4720-10

Check with your local water authority for regulations regarding discharge of treated condensate to the drain or sewer system.

WARNING: This product can expose you to Silica, crystalline (airborne particles of respirable size) which is known in the state of California to cause cancer. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov. Risk of damage to appliance. The neutralization kit inlet and discharge must be at a lower elevation than the condensate drain from appliance. Do not allow exhaust flue gases to vent through the neutralization kit. All condensate drains must have a trap to prevent flue gas leakage. Flue gas leakage can cause injury or death from carbon monoxide. Connection to the appliance and neutralization kit must be installed to ensure that no condensate backflow into the appliance can occur.

The inlet has a center connection port and the outlet connection is off center. Mount the neutralization capsule on the wall or floor securing it with the provided brackets. When mounting capsule in the horizontal position rotate the tube so the outlet is at its highest point (Figure 1 and 2). When mounting in the vertical position ensure the outlet is at a higher elevation than the inlet (Figure 3). The preferred mounting method is in the horizontal position. Follow Local Code Requirements for Discharge of Condensate. Install in a vertical position below condensate collection tank level. Avoid obstructions as condensate could be damaging to surrounding surfaces and articles.

Connections to the appliance and neutralization kit must be installed to ensure that no condensate backflow can occur. Connect corrosion resistant piping and secure it to the floor or wall to prevent movement. Do not route the condensate line through any area that is exposed to freezing temperatures. If traffic poses a risk, install some protection to prevent movement and/or damage. Install a Y or T-fitting as a safety overflow in the event that the condensate drain becomes clogged. Mount as per installation diagram. Any connection supplied with the pH-Treat device should be installed after the trap. Ensure that the condensate will flow freely from the appliance drain into the capsule then to the drain. Access to the discharge is necessary for proper maintenance in order to check the effectiveness of the neutralizing media, using pH test strips. If there is no gravity drain available, install a condensate removal pump designed for use on condensing boilers and furnaces. The condensate pump must be equipped with an over flow switch to prevent the appliance from running should a failure occur.

Directions for pH-Treat 4720-12

Check with your local water authority for regulations regarding discharge of treated condensate to the drain or sewer system.

WARNING: Do not use to pump flammable or explosive fluids such as gasoline, fuel oil, alcohol, etc. Do not use in explosive atmospheres. Do not handle pump with wet hands, when standing on a damp surface, or in water. To reduce the risk of electrical shock connect pump to a properly grounded grounding type receptacle. It is recommended to use the pump with a GFCI (ground fault circuit interrupter). Connect the pump only to the power supply specified on the nameplate of the pump. In any installations where property damage and/or personal injury might result from an inoperative pump, a backup system and/or alarm should be used. Do not twist or kink the drain hose. Before doing any maintenance or repairs on the pump, disconnect the pump from the power supply to avoid electrical shock. Keep children away from pump This is a non-submersible pump. Every installation or after-sales service should be done by a qualified service technician. If the pump runs for more than 5 minutes before shutting off check the trouble shooting chart on page 4 for a solution. Risk of damage to appliance: The neutralization tank inlet must be at a lower elevation than the condensate drain from appliance. Do not allow exhaust flue gases to vent through the neutralization tank. All condensate drains leading into the neutralizer must have a trap to prevent flue gas leakage. Flue gas leakage can cause injury or death from carbon monoxide. Connection to the appliance and neutralization tank must be installed to ensure that no condensate back flow into the appliance can occur.

Installation Instructions

Select a mounting location near the appliance. The pump must be mounted level and horizontally. Run corrosion resistant tubing or pipe from condensing appliance drain into the inlet port of the pH-Treat Neutralizer. Be sure the inlet piping is sloped downward to allow gravity flow. If using the ¾” side inlet, only use Teflon tape to make the connection to the tank

Connect the provided 3/8” I.D. outlet tubing with the check valve. Extend outlet tubing from the pH-Treat device straight up as high as necessary, but not higher than the maximum head/flow rate (see pump performance on page 4) of the pump. Be sure that the outlet piping is not twisted or clogged.

Do not route the condensate line through any area that is exposed to freezing temperatures. If traffic poses a risk, install some protection to prevent movement and/or damage.

Check that the power source voltage matches with the pump’s requirement. Connect the pump’s power cord to a constant source of power (not a fan or other device that runs intermittently). Do not connect or link the appliance’s power cable directly to the pump’s power cable. Use each of their power plugs respectively. If the pump’s power cable should be extended, use a cable of same specification. All wiring should be done by qualified service technician.

Pour the supplied pH-Treat neutralization media evenly into the first three chambers of the tank. Do not pour any media into the pump out chamber.

AC (Air Conditioning) condensate may be piped into the AC inlet labeled and located near the check valve on top of the pH-Treat tank. Ensure that the condensate will flow freely from the appliance condensate drain into the device, and that the pump will remove the condensate to the drain.

Directions for pH-Treat 4720-014

Check with your local water authority for regulations regarding discharge of treated condensate to the drain or sewer system.

WARNING: Risk of damage to appliance: The neutralization tank inlet and discharge must be at a lower elevation than the condensate drain from appliance. Do not allow exhaust flue gases to vent through the neutralization kit. All condensate drains must have a trap to prevent flue gas leakage. Flue gas leakage can cause injury or death from carbon monoxide. Connection to the appliance and neutralization kit must be installed to ensure that no condensate backflow into the appliance can occur.

Installation Instructions

Set the neutralization tank on a secure and level base. Connect appliance condensate drain to the inlet using corrosion resistant piping. Do not route the condensate line through any area that is exposed to freezing temperatures. If traffic poses a risk, install some protection to prevent movement and/or damage. Ensure that no air pockets will remain or form in the piping and that the condensate will flow freely from the appliance condensate drain into the tank and then to the drain.

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