Condensate Drain Systems
Section   23   _ _   _ _
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** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Section   23 _  _   _  _  - CONDENSATE DRAIN SYSTEM is suggested for all HVAC condensate drains.
CostGard™ Condensate Drain Systems are products of Trent Technologies.
CostGard™ Condensate Drain Systems were developed to replace the failure-prone P-trap commonly used on HVAC air handlers. They solve all the problems associated with the P-trap by eliminating destructive water damage and health-threatening conditions. Unlike the P-trap, CostGard™ Condensate Drain Systems require virtually no maintenance.
This section is based on products of Trent Technologies located at:
15939 Old Jacksonville Highway
Tyler, TX 75703
Tel: 903-509-4843
Email: info@TrentTech.com
Web: www.TrentTech.com
PART 1 GENERAL
1.1    SECTION INCLUDES
A.    CostGard™ Condensate Drain System for HVAC units for Draw-Through and Blow-Through air handlers.
1.2    DEFINITIONS
A.    Draw-Through: HVAC units where the cooling coil (and drain pan) operates below ambient pressure.
B.    Blow-Through: HVAC units where the cooling coil (and drain pan) operates at a pressure above ambient.
     1.3    RELATED SECTIONS
A.    Section 23 06 30.13 - HVAC Fan Schedules
B.    Section 23 06 70 - Schedules for Central HVAC Equipment
C.    Section 23 06 80 - Schedules for Decentralized HVAC Equipment
D.    Section 22 05 53 - Identification for Plumbing Piping and Equipment
E.    Section 22 07 19 - Plumbing Piping Insulation
F.    Section 22 13 16 - Sanitary Waste and Vent Piping
1.4    REFERENCES
A.    McGraw-Hill: HVAC Handbook, 2004, Chapter 18.8
    **NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** [Click Here]  View: HVAC Handbook
B.    ASHRAE Standard 62-89R, paragraph 5.6.4.
     **NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** [Click Here]  View: Standard 62-89R
C.    San Antonio Condensate Collection and use Manual for Commercial Buildings 

Diana D. Glawe, PhD, PE, LED AP, Professor of engineering and science at Trinity University in San Antonio, TX.

**NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** [Click Here]  View: Condensate drain seal comparisons

1.5    SUBMITTALS
A.    The manufacturer shall supply product data sheets for each product.
B.    Manufacturer shall provide installation drawings.
    **NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** [Click Here]  View: CAD Drawings. (Revising as of 7/4/24)
1.6    QUALITY ASSURANCE
A.    Manufacturer Qualifications: Single source for design, engineering, production, and technical support.
B.    The manufacturer shall have at least 20 years of experience manufacturing condensate drain systems.
1.7    DELIVERY, STORAGE AND HANDLING
A.    Store products in the manufacturer's unopened packaging until ready for installation.


PART 2 PRODUCTS
2.1    CONDENSATE DRAIN SYSTEM
A.    Provide CostGard™ Condensate Drain System for all HVAC air handlers.
1.    Draw-Through CostGard™ Drain System.
   **NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** [Click Here] View: Draw-Through Submittal
2    Blow-Through CostGard™ Drain System.
   **NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** [Click Here]  View: Blow-Through Submittal
B.    Acceptable Manufacturer: Trent Technologies located at 15939 Old Jacksonville Highway, Tyler, Texas 75703; Tel: 903-509-4843; Email: info@TrentTech.com; Web: www.TrentTech.com.
1.    Provide HVAC submittals and equipment schedules to Trent Technologies.
C.    Substitutions: Not permitted.
2.2    ACCESSORIES
A.    Install field-supplied pipe supports as required by the manufacturer.
B.    Install field-supplied pipe and fittings as required by the manufacturer.


PART 3 EXECUTION
3.1    INSTALLATION
A.    Allow sufficient height on the curb or slab to accommodate the drain system.
B.    Allow sufficient height to accommodate the drain system if suspended.
C.    Allow 1/8" per foot slope in drain line from drain system to condensate disposal location.
D.    Install following manufacturer's instructions.
E.    Provide field data if requested by the manufacturer.
F.    Test and balance for proper operation. Adjust and retest until correct operation is achieved per the manufacturer's instructions.
G.    Contact the manufacturer for technical support.
3.2    MAINTENANCE
A.    None
                          **NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** [Click Here]  P-Trap Maintenance 


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