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JM Installation, Operation & Maintenance


Overview

 

What is pH?
The pH measurement of a fluid is an indicator of the acidity
or alkalinity. Neutral fluids have pH of 7.0. Acid fluids have pH
below 7. And alkaline fluids have pH above 7 (up to 14). The pH
can be easily measured using litmus paper.

Condensate from condensing boilers and furnaces is typically
around 4 (slightly acidic). The condensate needs to be increased
(made more neutral) to prevent possible amage to cast iron soil
pipe, ABS pipe, septic tanks, plants, wastewater treatment plants
and other materials handling waste water.

JM-series condensate neutralizing tubes
increase pH (reduce acidity).

JM-series residential and commercial flue-side neutralizing tubes
are designed to raise the pH level of the condensate discharged
by high-efficiency boilers and warm air furnaces.

Each change of 1.0 in pH is a 10-times reduction (or increase)
in concentration. The pH of condensate is increased by approximately
1.0 to 3.0 higher after passing through JM neutralizing
tubes. (This is a change in concentration of from 10 to 1,000
times.)


Figure 1 JM-series Condensate Neutralizing Tubes – features and dimensions

JM-series condensate neutralizing tubes features and dimensions.

 

FEATURES
RATINGS & DIMENSIONS (in inches)
Item
Description
Model
MBH
GPH
A
B
C
D
E
F
1
PVC tubing filled with ½” and ¾” aggregate calcium carbonate
JM-2
200
2
15
3 78
N/A
2
Channel strut mounts
JM-6
600
6
14¼
4
6
10¾
3
Galvanized strut clamps, bolts and nuts
JM-10
1,000
10
19
4
6
16 18
4
Condensate outlet hose barb fitting
JM-2 to -30: ¾” hose barb x ½” NPT
JM-20
2,000
20
19½
5
6
16 18
3 18
5
Condensate inlet hose barb fitting
JM-40 to -50: 1″ hose barb x ¾” NPT
JM-30
3,000
30
24½
5
6
21
3 18
6
Plugged – alternate location for condensate inlet hose barb fitting
JM-40
4,000
40
22½
7 316
8
19
JM-50
5,000
50
28½
7 316
8
24

Applying JM-series neutralizing tubes
Condensate can be collected from flueways and boiler/furnace
condensate trap outlets. Use a separate neutralizing tube for each
connection. DO NOT combine condensate lines from flueways
with those from boiler/furnace condensate traps. Match neutralizing
tubes to boiler/furnace ratings. Locate the JM-series neutralizing tube below the condensate connection and slightly
above the floor drain or inlet to a condensate pump reservoir
(if used).

Follow the guidelines in this manual, the boiler/furnace manual
and all applicable local codes when installing, using and maintaining
JM-series condensate neutralizing tubes.


Installation

 

WARNING
  • Application – Flue gas condensing boilers, furnaces, and breeching condensate drains only.
  • DO NOT exhaust flue gases through JM tubes, they are not rated for boiler of furnace flue gases. Operating JM tubes as exhaust vents can cause injury or death from carbon monoxide.
  • DO NOT combine vent condensate drain lines and boiler/furnace condensate lines. Use a separate JM tube for each application.
  • JM tubes must be installed below system P-traps, boiler, furnace, and breeching condensate drains.
  • Gas traps must be installed btween the boiler, vent drains, and furnace condensate outlet and the inlet of all JM tubes.
  • Before operating the boiler or furnace fill the JM tube and traps with tap water.
  • NEVER operate with tubes or P-traps dry.
  • Tubes should be recharged yearly (every 2,000 operating hours), or when pH level moves below 6.
  • Failure to comply with these guidelines could result in severe injury, death or substantial property damage.

 


Figure 2 JM tube application with floor drain, typical


Figure 3 JM tube application with condensate pump, typical

JM tube application with floor drain. JM tube application with condensate pump.
LEGEND
A
Condensing boiler or furnace
B
JM condensate neutralizing tube
C
Boiler/furnace condensate trap connection
D
Boiler/furnace vent
E
Vent condensate trap, when used — Install a trap as shown.

Connect the tubing to a separate JM tube.

DO NOT combine
with the boiler/furnace condensate line.

F
Floor drain or sump
G
Condensate pump
H
Bottom of boiler/furnace condensate outlet — MUST be
ABOVE bottom of JM tube condensate outlet
J
Bottom of JM tube condensate outlet
L
Mounting pad or structural platform, when required to elevate
boiler condensate drain as needed
M
Unistrut bases — bolt to floor, wall or mounting pad
N
Unistrut clamps — secure tube in position and clamp securely — NOTE that the condensate outlet must be oriented UP,
with the condensate inlet into the side.
P
Plastic tubing or PVC pipe — When using PVC pipe, remove
the JM inlet and outlet hose barb fittings and replace with
threaded PVC fittings. Include unions in the piping to allow
removal of the JM tube for inspection and service. — Secure
pipe or tubing in place. — Protect with a shield if necessary
if routed through traffic areas.
R
Use hose clamps at all connections when using plastic tubing.
S
Condensate drain termination at floor drain or condensate
pump reservoir inlet — secure in place with clamps. — Follow
instructions for condensate pump.
T
Elevate the JM tube on a structural base if necessary for the
outlet to be raised.
U
Route discharge line from condensate pump assembly per
instructions supplied by pump manufacturer.
Installation sequence
1.
Securely fasten the two unistrut bases (item M) to floor or
wall.
2.
Mount tubes across bases and secure with the two unistrut
claps (item N).
3.
Connect plastic tubes or PVC piping from appliance or
breeching drains to P-traps and then from P-trap outlet to
either one of the two JM tube inlets.
4.
Connect the JM tube outlet to house drain or condensate
pump.
5.
Use Teflon tape on all threaded plastic fittings.
6.
NOTE — Always contact the local authority in regards to
any requirements concerning flue gas condensate handling
codes.

Maintenance

 

Inspect frequently
Installer — Instruct the building owner to frequently inspect the
JM tube and all condensate connections. The owner must notify
a qualified technician if any problems are noticed.

Recharge annually or every 2,000
operating hours

Installer — Have the building owner schedule an annual (or
every 2,000 operating hours) recharge of the JM tube. Contact
JJM Boiler Works for replacement parts.

 

WARNING
  • Before operating the boiler or furnace fill the JM tube and traps with tap water.
  • NEVER operate with tubes or P-traps dry.
  • Tubes should be recharged yearly (every 2,000 operating
    hours), or when pH level moves below 6.
  • Failure to comply with these guidelines could result
    in severe personal injury, death or substantial
    property damage.

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