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Old 05-24-2020, 01:46 PM   #41
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No. I was wondering the same but thus is how I was told to do it and the fan is rated for outdoors use so I take it that it might have an internal design directing the water safely past the motor. The man who signs my paychecks told me to do it that way so that is how it went in. If I felt it was safety issue or something really totally hacked then I would object. Just because I would personally prefer a different approach does not mean I have good grounds to stand on for objecting. The luxury of having the final say is reserved for the boss not the employee. The end of this year or beginning of next I will have that luxury myself.

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the fan may be rated for outdoors but when it gets to be freezing out and that pipe fills up with snow /ice and water and freezes solid it aint gona work for nothing...unless the constant flow of warmer air keeps it open, I did a quick google and all the systems dont recommend a rain cap....
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Old 05-24-2020, 08:29 PM   #42
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No. I was wondering the same but thus is how I was told to do it and the fan is rated for outdoors use so I take it that it might have an internal design directing the water safely past the motor. The man who signs my paychecks told me to do it that way so that is how it went in. If I felt it was safety issue or something really totally hacked then I would object. Just because I would personally prefer a different approach does not mean I have good grounds to stand on for objecting. The luxury of having the final say is reserved for the boss not the employee. The end of this year or beginning of next I will have that luxury myself.




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the fan may be rated for outdoors but when it gets to be freezing out and that pipe fills up with snow /ice and water and freezes solid it aint gona work for nothing...unless the constant flow of warmer air keeps it open, I did a quick google and all the systems dont recommend a rain cap....



The idea is that you want the air coming out to go straight up, so no cap. And yes, it is warm enough that it won't clog with ice. Any water that goes in will just soak into the pea stone.


This is a standard way of doing this and is pretty reliable. Those fans last a long time and are even better than the ones marketed solely as bathroom exhaust fans.



Whether or not it's worth doing is a whole 'nother ball of wax. Now that people can live past 100 on a regular basis and still be in "good health" for their age, dying at 70 from lung cancer possibly caused by radon could be considered a bad thing.





Personally, I think if you live so long that something such as low amounts of radioactive gas kills you than you're still ahead of the game. There are areas with really high amounts though and areas with low amounts can change suddenly to have more.





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Radon gas/radiation & plumbing-20200417_132517.jpgLike in Tango's picture, we have it easier in Canada. We can put the fan in the basement and pipe it directly outside as long as we are within our clearances (taken from natural gas direct vent clearances).
We have high radon levels in the area that I live and work so we got certified for radon mitigation. I'm not sure of American laws but in Canada you don't actually have to be certified. I usually do a system every week or two.
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Here in Sask they really push the Radon evacuation systems in some areas.

From the course I took they say those areas have a high level of uranium decay in the soil.

The thing that surprised me was the fallout from the coal plants was high in uranium. But it's not the radiation that's the problem it has more to do with the heavy metal effect on your kidneys and internal organs. The same thing goes for uranium in the drinking water.
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..... I usually do a system every week or two.

50 systems a year? Where do you live that you have that much new construction?

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Hey man you have it wrong he's likely isn't doing new housing. He's remediating housing that has been around for years. That's what we do here too.

New housing is different, all subsoil drainage has to the sealed from the house. Then vented through the roof, it's supposed to be air tight from the building.
We have areas where they have radon detectors that sound an alarm.

If you want uranium come to Saskatchewan last count there are six mines still producing. It's not so bad yet, we still need a light for a middle of the night pee.

Reverse osmosis removes uranium from drinking water. Lots of small towns all their water goes through and RO of some kind.
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