Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 39
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 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 4.0 out of 5.0 by ranman Pretty good fan
The fan is a little noisy but I think it will last.
August 11, 2015
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 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
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CoolGuy Nice fan. Very quiet.
Easy to install. I used a cord from a broken hair dryer to hook it up because it came with GFCI. Two wires without ground. No problem for the Radon fan. This is a powerful fan, it sucks lots of air so I worry that it will pull too much warm air in the winter. Compared with A/C system basement fan, this unit is very quiet. You cannot notice the fan sound, unless you are a few feet away. The A/C fan is much louder due to the aerodynamic noise. This unit does not impact your activities in terms of its noise level. You won't notice it. I knew the fan is supposed to be installed outdoor. However in my case, my Radon level was not that high, just above EPA limit. So I didn't care much. I put it in the basement. It easily cut the Radon level by 60%. I used a Leviton RTF01-10W ($16) generic fan controller to reduce the speed from Max (38W measured by me) to Hi (20W). There is also a setting of MED (12W) and Lo. MED perhaps is too weak for suction. The single pole fan control itself has no humming noise at all. Radon fan is very quiet at HI. You have to be 1 ft away to hear it.
I am satisfied with the fan. Hope it will last.
April 25, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by dick would not buy this brand again.
Just didn't work. Checked and rechecked the wiring (even had someone else look at it). It came on but sounded like it was in "slo-mo"...Installed a Fantech and it works perfectly.
March 31, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DIYer Activated a Dan Ryan Passive Mitigation System
A mitigation company will charge $500 just to install this fan on a passive system, I can DIY it for $127. Was easy to assemble manometer at slab level, sealed tubing with clear silicone, and I did have to purchase the 6' appliance cord, and 3/8 clamp connector . Also bought a PVC wire saw (wire saw made it waaaay easy to remove the 9" piece of 3" piping in attic for fan assembly takeout). Fan whisper quite in attic. Attic already had preinstalled disconnect means (outlet).
February 25, 2015