Rated 4.3 out of 5Â by 29
Rated 5 out of 5Â 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 out of 5Â 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
Rated 4 out of 5Â by graygoose Radon Mitigation Fan Kit
The price was good
Fan installed easily
Problem with the fan gives off a hum noise thru entire wall. Very noticeable in the garage where the pipe goes up the wall into the attic of the garage, then out thru the roof. I've tried putting pieces of rubber backed carpet behind the mounting flanges but it is still sending the hum noise on the end of the house wall. I'll have to figure out something for the mounting to stop the resonation hum thru the entire wall. More rubber I guess, anyone with suggestions.
This is my first time dealing with this type of fan so I'm not sure weather there all this way no matter what brand you get. So can I recomend it, the price was very good for what you received, now lets see how long it runs for.
I saved about 750 dollars by installing it myself, plus I hired a person to go up on the roof to install the roof flang. My total cost was about 350 dollars and took about 10 hrs. at a slow and easy pace (over 3 days). The fan seems to be doing the job according to the vacume meter.
I'll do another Radon test in a couple of weeks and I hope it goes from 29 down to below 4.
August 12, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Amanda It is doing the job very well!
Installed it a month ago and since then our radon levels have went from almost five to .7. this is a huge improvement! We put the fan in the basement in the room with the sump pump and ran a pvc pipe outside and above the roof line. The fan itself is not silent but it's not obnoxiously loud either. You can hear a hum in the background but at this point I really don't even notice it. It's just a little white noise. If we had installed it outside as recommended we wouldn't be able to hear it at all. Since we do have it inside we also have a radon detector that runs 24/7 ($120) so if there is a leak we will know it!
May 13, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5Â by Matt Works but noisy
This product dropped the levels in my home. But I can hear the fan run at night and when it is quit in my home. I would go with one that was more quiet .
July 6, 2014