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[Amazon Canada] Radon Detector - Corentium Home by Airthings - $179.99

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batman2002 wrote:
Oct 18th, 2019 4:19 pm
Just curious, how does the radon get into the device? I taped the radon level sticker that came with the box onto the front, that shouldn't impact readings/accuracy right?
think there are grills on the back.

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t3359 wrote:
Oct 18th, 2019 4:25 pm
think there are grills on the back.

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Does this unit have to be vertical? Or can it be horizontal on a shelf?
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bizzyseller wrote:
Oct 18th, 2019 4:26 pm
Does this unit have to be vertical? Or can it be horizontal on a shelf?
placement rules are in the manual :facepalm:

I don't recall seeing anything saying it had to be vertical.

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t3359 wrote:
Oct 18th, 2019 4:27 pm
placement rules are in the manual :facepalm:

I don't recall seeing anything saying it had to be vertical.

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Wish I'd never bought this. First room I'm testing is at 160 avg so far.
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porksoda wrote:
Oct 19th, 2019 8:25 pm
Set up the system in the basement.
Yeah that's where it is.
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Konowl wrote:
Oct 19th, 2019 8:34 pm
Yeah that's where it is.
I meant the radon mitigation system. Set that up.
160 is good for US-CAN but id be aiming for < 100
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robfun wrote:
Oct 18th, 2019 12:28 pm
For those who did a DIY solution and those who had a contractor do the install, I have a few questions.
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  • How did you pick the location for the suction point in the slab? Did you do any test points? Did you pick the area with the highest radon levels? Corners vs side-walls? This guide has code limitations on page 46/54.
  • how did you get through the slab? I saw someone mentioned a powerful rented hammerDrill. Did it come with bits? How does this process work? I'm a newb about this. Anyone recommend a good video?
  • Does the fan come with a cord that you can plug right into an outlet? Is there any special electrical work required?
Thanks!
- My basement was finished, so I had 2 possible locations. One was close to the furnace intake, so not there. Ideally, would be right in the middle of the house, but apparently it's not needed. Put it in a place where the noise isn't an issue. It's not loud, but I'd rather not have it close to my office/bedroom. Sounds like a bathroom fan thats on a few rooms away.
- You can rent a drill and a core bit (cleanest look). I had a hammer drill and bits, so I drilled smaller holes in a circle, then used a cold chisel to knock the center out. Much more difficult though. Maybe not as pretty if you're not careful. I was most worried about pipes and rebar, so also a consideration when picking a spot.
- Mine didn't come with a cord. I hardwired mine to a switch. It likely depends on what fan you buy.
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robfun wrote:
Oct 18th, 2019 12:28 pm
For those who did a DIY solution and those who had a contractor do the install, I have a few questions.
@CalgaryBen @MikeB84225 @Drizzt @muffin_man @instanoodles @bya1998 @d_Ave

  • How did you pick the location for the suction point in the slab? Did you do any test points? Did you pick the area with the highest radon levels? Corners vs side-walls? This guide has code limitations on page 46/54.
    The contractor picked the location, the major concerns for location was to make sure that the exhaust isnt near a window or other air intake. I just happened to have a really good spot that was easily accessible.
  • how did you get through the slab? I saw someone mentioned a powerful rented hammerDrill. Did it come with bits? How does this process work? I'm a newb about this. Anyone recommend a good video?
    They used a concrete hole saw, I didnt see them drill the actual hole but I saw the concrete plug they drilled out on the floor.
  • Does the fan come with a cord that you can plug right into an outlet? Is there any special electrical work required?
    Nothing special on the electrical side, just needed a plug close by. All the did was put an orage sticker that says "radon fan, do not unplug"

Thanks!
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I've been having trouble figuring out where to buy Schedule 20 or 40 PVC pipe. I don't see any at HomeDepot at the 3" or 4" size.

Can I just use sewer pipe PVC like this? https://www.homedepot.ca/product/ipex-h ... 1000659635

If not, any suggestions for where to find Schedule 20/40 would be appreciated.

From the Health Canada Manual:
"The preferred piping is solvent welded 100 mm (4") Schedule 40 PVC or ABS. This is used for domestic drain, waste and vent plumbing, and the pipe, fixtures, and the skills to install the piping are readily available. A lighter Schedule 20 pipe is available, and is satisfactory where the pipe is unlikely to be damaged. The Plumbing Code can be used as a guide to installation. Systems can use 75 mm (3") pipe in tight spaces, but the pressure drops and air noise will be higher."
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robfun wrote:
Oct 21st, 2019 12:04 pm
I've been having trouble figuring out where to buy Schedule 20 or 40 PVC pipe. I don't see any at HomeDepot at the 3" or 4" size.

Can I just use sewer pipe PVC like this? https://www.homedepot.ca/product/ipex-h ... 1000659635

If not, any suggestions for where to find Schedule 20/40 would be appreciated.

From the Health Canada Manual:
"The preferred piping is solvent welded 100 mm (4") Schedule 40 PVC or ABS. This is used for domestic drain, waste and vent plumbing, and the pipe, fixtures, and the skills to install the piping are readily available. A lighter Schedule 20 pipe is available, and is satisfactory where the pipe is unlikely to be damaged. The Plumbing Code can be used as a guide to installation. Systems can use 75 mm (3") pipe in tight spaces, but the pressure drops and air noise will be higher."
This one explicitly says SH 40:

https://www.homedepot.ca/product/ipex-h ... 1000656874

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Just got mine. Want to test it, we're going to move to another house in a week, should I just reset it when I move before running it in the new house?
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hagbard wrote:
Oct 21st, 2019 3:42 pm
Just got mine. Want to test it, we're going to move to another house in a week, should I just reset it when I move before running it in the new house?
I assume you should reset it whenever you move it (even within the same house).

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