How the condensate pump works
Usually, such a pump consists of three main components: a collecting tank, in which the water is collected, the motor, which transports it and a backflow preventer. The backflow preventer ensures that no water escapes in the event of a defect. Since the proportion of condensate produced in condensing boilers is quite high, the water initially collects in the collection tank. If enough is collected, the motor switches on and transports everything to the nearest drain. Usually, the waste water in the drain is sufficient to dilute the condensate to a point where it is harmless to the plumbing. However, above a certain capacity of the system, legislation requires the installation of a neutralization device that neutralizes the condensate.