Can a condensate pipe go into a soakaway?

Can a condensate pipe go into a soakaway?

SOAK1GR – Soakaway for Condensate from Condensing Boilers The SOAK1GR has top and side connections to accept condensate discharge pipe from above or below ground level. The SOAK1GR should only be used if it is not practical or convenient to connect condensate discharge pipe to the soil pipe or mains drainage.

Where do you drain the condensate on a boiler?

Where should a boiler condensate pipe go? The HHIC states that: ‘When fitting a new or replacement boiler, the condensate discharge pipe should be connected to an internal ‘gravity discharge point’, such as an internal soil stack, internal kitchen or bathroom waste pipe such as sink, basin, bath or shower waste.

Can boiler condensate go into rainwater drain?

It is possible to terminate a condensate pipe into a rain water down pipe that terminates into the foul waste system. As with all externally-run condensate pipes, it is recommended to keep the external run to minimum and the pipe diameter to 32mm when exiting the property.

Does a condensate pipe need to go to a drain?

All modern boilers can’t run without one Essentially, a condensate pipe takes waste water away from the boiler. All modern condensing boilers require a condensate pipe to run to a suitable drain.

How far should condensate soakaway be from house?

Should be 500mm from foundations and depending which make you use should have the holes facing away from building.

Where can I drain my condensate line?

The final place to drain your condensate line is the drain line access point. The access point is most often located inside the home near the indoor air conditioner unit. This access point will also be covered with a PVC cap. Pour hot water or vinegar into the access point to flush the drain line from the inside.

Where does the condensate drain route go?

Locate the condensate drain access point outside your home or near the indoor air handler enclosure. You should see a small vertical vent extension as part of the piping. The vent is located above the point where the line exits your air handler. Open the plug on top to access the drain lines.

What comes out of a boiler condensate pipe?

This is because when your boiler burns fuel, a chemical reaction causes produces carbon dioxide and water vapour by-products. Once enough heat is produced from this vapour, it’s condensed back into water form. After this water has been collected, it gets expelled out the condensate pipe.

Do combi boilers have condensate pipes?

What is a condensate pipe? SInce 2005, it has been a UK requirement that all gas combination boilers use condensing technology to increase their efficiency. Condensing technology allows heat existing in the flue gasses to be captured and ‘recycled’ back into the heating system to heat the water inside the boiler.

How much water should come out of a boiler condensate pipe?

There will often be around 2-3 litres of condensate water produced in an hour if the boiler is operational. Typically, it is expelled in around 300ml bursts, so you may hear the water going through the pipe at intervals.

Does a condensate pipe need a trap?

Building regulations require a trap to be installed in the condensate pipe from the boiler. If it goes straight to a gully or rainwater hopper a water seal of at least 38mm is required.

What is a condensate soakaway?

The Boss Condensate Soakaway enables the controlled release of condensate from boilers into the ground. Where a suitable gravity drain point is unavailable, the Boss Soakaway unit should be used installed in conjunction with 10mm lime chippings to neutralise any acidity.

How do you install a condensate soakaway?

The soakaway should then be placed in the hole with the cut holes in the soakaway facing away from the foundations of the building. The soakaway should then be filled with 10mm limestone chippings The condensate pipework may terminate above or below ground level. If above ground the condensate pipe must be protected with a waterproof lagging.

What size pipe do I need to discharge condensate from boiler?

The condensate from the boiler should, where possible, be discharged into the internal drainage of the household drainage system Internal condensate discharge pipework must be a minimum diameter of 19mm (which is generally viewed as 22mm OD) and must be of corrosion-free plastic pipe

Can I fit a condensate drain to an external boiler?

Manufacturers Instructions must be referred to when installing boiler condensate discharge pipes Only fit an external boiler condensate drain connection if an internal gravity or pumped connection is impracticalto install.