Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 47
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bob Good buy
When my house was built 25 years ago, contractor installed 3" ABS piping to roof, including sub-slab perf pipe for future radon mitigation. My radon levels measured over twice the recommended 4 pC/L, so I finally got around to mitigation as a DIY project. I had problem in attic, because the existing pipe was almost all at 45 degrees, with not enough vertical for the fan. I had to modify attic pipes and elbows to get a 22.5 degree angle, allowing a good vertical run for the fan, after which the installation was pretty straightforward. I haven't yet measured my post-mitigation radon level - expect to do that in a week or so. Just a little bit of noise heard in room below.
April 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Retired Good product, good price
Installed with bypass as required in northern climate. Radon went from 7pC/l to 0.7pC/l three days after installation. I had to add elbows in condensate bypass to use included wall brackets. It was the only one I found for sale with the pressure indicator included. That helped me choose Suncourt over others.
January 26, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by mar so far so good
easy to follow instructions and worth the safety and value
May 3, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Jack the fan is quiet but need some work on electrical power connection
The fan runs very quiet and smoothly. Everything is fine except the electrical power connection. Need a power cord with the plug to connect the power.
April 27, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Brad Good solution to the problem
Some of the negative reviews that I had read were due to excessive noise. I installed the fan per the instructions and it is rather quiet. It came with a pressure indicator so you can see that it is pulling a vacuum.
February 25, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by XRing Nice fresh air fan
My goal was to get some fresh air moving in the basement. If this fan could accomplish that goal, I had planned to buy a second fan, to add a full radon removal setup to the sump hole where we have radon. (Radon is only emitted from one of our four sump holes).
However, after adding this fan in another area (well away from the radon source), the radon detectors (at the source) now indicate normal radon gas levels. I've checked it twice and our radon problem seems to be gone. Just by adding a little fresh air flow. Currently running the fan 7 hours a day, and the average reading this morning is 1.6 pCi/L (third test).
Tested with both detectors hanging 16" above the 'open' sump hole. The 'Before' (fresh air fan) reading was 4.6 pCi/L with the sump hole sealed. (Before flooding necessitated installing the sump pump).
June 25, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Corey Good product
Cost effective product.
Recommended For future use.
February 10, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ggendel Does the job
Having a complete kit made installation made things easy. Local code requires a cutoff for the fan so I attached a cord with a molded plug instead of hard-wiring the unit. The only other thing needed beyond what was included was a sealant required when installing the flow gauge.
It reduced my radon level from 4.7 pC to 0.3 pC which was at the background radiation level at my area.
The only negative is that the unit produces a bit more noise that I would have liked. I think that if the couplings were softer they wouldn't transfer so much from the fan to the pipe. Since the pipe runs through all floors you can hear it anywhere near that pipe. To be fair it's not loud enough to be annoying. On the good side you can easily tell if it's still running.
Doing this work myself saved me several hundreds of dollars over using a professional installer and was trivial. I ran an outlet to the area for the fan in the attic, cut the existing pipe and inserted it. It did require submitting plans for approval by our township (kind of overkill for a plug-in fan in my book) and I was required to use an independent tester to certify the radon level was properly mitigated. Expect to spend up to a couple hundred over the price of the fan if you have the same requirements in your area.
December 10, 2013