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Dealing with acidic condensate

We were told in classes, it is possible to produce a gallon of condensate for every 100,000-Btus combusted per hour Before long, we noticed the concrete where condensate was allowed to drain onto its surface was becoming etched Handling the disposal of both the acidic condensate and air conditioning coil condensate can be relatively simple

The 1980s brought forth the first condensing gas-fired appliances we dealt with: 92% efficiency furnaces. Those first-generation condensing furnaces had more than their share of glitches, which gave us a few more gray hairs while customers chewed us a new behind on more than a few occasions! Having not dealt with combustion=produced condensate previously, we either piped that to a nearby floor drain or to the outdoors using a condensate pump. That first winter, we learned — the hard way

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