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Old 07-29-2007, 07:32 PM
 
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Radonguy, I seem to recall the date written on that installation was 2002. Maybe guidelines have since improved for radon exhaust fans to be positioned outside the home.
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Old 07-30-2007, 05:07 PM
 
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they are peddling radon exhaust kits with Fantech fans on EBay for around $230. A complete 'How To Install Your Own Radon Removal System' easy-to- read booklet is included,i.e. radon removal for dummies. Certain items need to be separately purchased such as additional PVC piping, a junction box to plug the Fantech fan into, etc.

do you think I could buy one of those kits and install it myself?
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Old 07-30-2007, 08:21 PM
 
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the kits are normally sold with only one (1) Fantech fan. Check out Item number: 180143560905 on EBay represented to adequately suck out all the radon gas from homes less than 8,000 sq ft.

The Seller out of Dayton, Ohio states that the entire system is 'easily installed' and a novice can do it in 4 hours for $300 total. Seller throws in a 'watertight electrical terminal box' so installation can be made in wet locations. The Seller even throws in a stainless steel radon collection bowl which can be used as a dog dish if the installation fails.
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Old 07-30-2007, 09:13 PM
 
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Check out what else this guy specializes in....He's selling wristwatches, coffee makers and a pair of shoes on E-bay also.

I don't use Fantech so I'm not familiar with the fan he is selling, but it it probably a very high suction/high volume fan. Which is only needed on special occasions. If you have a leaky wall joint that you can't see you'll suck all the conditioned air out of the house not to mention the unnecessary energy consumption.

I have yet to install a system in less than 5 hours with a helper. Today's job took two of us 14 hours over 2 days, granted this was a complicated one. But this guy is blowing smoke and definitively cutting corners. The picture of the installed fan was inside the building, the absolute #1 no-no. Combustion appliance back-drafting is a serious concern with any radon mitigation system not something he was probably going to tell anyone about.

I think he did have a dog dish with a toilet flange screwed on the bottom of it, he'd better stick to selling watches!!

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Old 07-30-2007, 09:34 PM
 
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I was only poking fun at that guy's claims. I definitely wouldn't want to stand in a pool of water trying to wire his 'watertight' electrical terminal box.
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