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Move over Lead! (by NE [PA]) Jan 14, 2019 2:03 PM
       Move over Lead! (by RB [MI]) Jan 14, 2019 2:34 PM
       Move over Lead! (by NE [PA]) Jan 14, 2019 2:36 PM
       Move over Lead! (by RB [MI]) Jan 14, 2019 2:45 PM
       Move over Lead! (by NE [PA]) Jan 14, 2019 2:54 PM
       Move over Lead! (by RB [MI]) Jan 14, 2019 3:06 PM
       Move over Lead! (by NE [PA]) Jan 14, 2019 3:12 PM
       Move over Lead! (by NE [PA]) Jan 14, 2019 3:15 PM
       Move over Lead! (by Richard [MI]) Jan 14, 2019 4:04 PM
       Move over Lead! (by Richard [MI]) Jan 14, 2019 4:08 PM
       Move over Lead! (by Julie [KS]) Jan 14, 2019 5:10 PM
       Move over Lead! (by Nellie [ME]) Jan 14, 2019 5:41 PM
       Move over Lead! (by Wilma [PA]) Jan 14, 2019 6:35 PM
       Move over Lead! (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Jan 14, 2019 7:23 PM
       Move over Lead! (by nhsailmaker [NH]) Jan 15, 2019 4:03 AM
       Move over Lead! (by JAC [OH]) Jan 15, 2019 5:31 AM
       Move over Lead! (by cjl [NY]) Jan 15, 2019 8:59 AM


Move over Lead! (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Jan 14, 2019 2:03 PM
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It's all about Radon now! The EPA has declared January national Radon awareness month! Woohoo! My local news has an story on it this evening.

I don't know if this is a new declaration by the EPA, I just hope it doesn't become the next hot topic witch hunt.

If it does, I'm may start a mitigation business. We've had to install several systems in order to get flip houses to close, what a $1,000 joke! --50.107.xxx.xxx




Move over Lead! (by RB [MI]) Posted on: Jan 14, 2019 2:34 PM
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Locations: Basements/ Main floors ?

High

Low

Required at what Level Reading ?

Lets hear more.

--184.53.x.xxx




Move over Lead! (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Jan 14, 2019 2:36 PM
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No details in the article. --50.107.xxx.xxx




Move over Lead! (by RB [MI]) Posted on: Jan 14, 2019 2:45 PM
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You said (in your thread) you had to install several systems

Should be some answers, there. --184.53.x.xxx




Move over Lead! (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Jan 14, 2019 2:54 PM
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Yes, hired out. The systems are nothing to install. A pipe cut into the concrete under the slab to create a negative pressure under the slab. There is a fan in the in line with pipe that pulls the air up to the outside above the roofline. 2 holes cut, one in slab and on in block. There is a test hole in the pipe to measure the levels. If the levels are still high, another hole can be cut in a different location in the concrete and piped into this loop. Very easy to install. --50.107.xxx.xxx




Move over Lead! (by RB [MI]) Posted on: Jan 14, 2019 3:06 PM
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My new Primary, built in 2012, Local TWP. Code Required:

a Crock in the basement concrete floor. (had to be there)

No equipment added because of Low or No Radon Level.

--184.53.x.xxx




Move over Lead! (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Jan 14, 2019 3:12 PM
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Found a video showing pretty much every system we've installed. Youtube: Radon remediation System installation video - Radon mitigation. Done to some Rage against the machine sound clips. Hope you like metal music!

One thing I didn't mention you'll see him doing in the video is sealing all the cracks in the slab.

The gauge is shown up close at the end of the video.

As you can see, there's nothing special about the installs. This guy actually paints the exterior which is nice, most around here are left white.

With a certification, this could be a good gig. Ride the paranoia and hype wave. --50.107.xxx.xxx




Move over Lead! (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Jan 14, 2019 3:15 PM
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One thing that people may not know about this is old stacked stone foundation houses have lower levels of Radon than newer homes. They breathe better. --50.107.xxx.xxx




Move over Lead! (by Richard [MI]) Posted on: Jan 14, 2019 4:04 PM
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At least with mobile homes there's no worry about radon.

--23.121.xx.xxx




Move over Lead! (by Richard [MI]) Posted on: Jan 14, 2019 4:08 PM
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Radon is serious stuff. It can kill you. Some areas of the country have a lot more than others. Easy to check. --23.121.xx.xxx




Move over Lead! (by Julie [KS]) Posted on: Jan 14, 2019 5:10 PM
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The state of KS went nuts over radon about 10 years ago. My Mr. got certified to mitigate, bought the equipment. Did enough installs to pay for the equipment. Then sold it to another mitigator in the area. Most guys licensed to mitigate are spraying for bugs, house inspections, termite treatments in order to put food on the table.

I've probably sold about 10 houses in the last 10 years & not one has been checked for radon.

I wouldn't necessarily look at this as the next cash cow. Of course, your mileage will vary. --104.128.xx.xx




Move over Lead! (by Nellie [ME]) Posted on: Jan 14, 2019 5:41 PM
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Weve had to give copies of our test results for every apartment at lease signing. Been in effect for about 5 years, I think. --64.223.xxx.xxx




Move over Lead! (by Wilma [PA]) Posted on: Jan 14, 2019 6:35 PM
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We don't have any basements in our rental biz, but do at home. The short-term tests are notorious for giving high readings. When we bought, the test showed that we needed to have remediation. The seller spotted us the money. We put in a long term test. The levels were fine. Yay! --71.175.xxx.xx




Move over Lead! (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Jan 14, 2019 7:23 PM
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NE,

Weve been dealing with this for years. Science has proven its dangerous to health. Central Indiana is a high radon area. EVERY buyer calls for a test because realtors dont want to be sued. The test is cheap and done by the house inspector.

We proactively install a system on flips. Install early so it has time to run and air oit the basement and house.

Slab homes are just as vulnerable.

My mother died from lung cancer. She had quit smoking 35 years earlier. When we sold her home it tested very high for radon. So which got her?

BRAD --73.102.xxx.xxx




Move over Lead! (by nhsailmaker [NH]) Posted on: Jan 15, 2019 4:03 AM
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When I ran our state weatherization program we did a RADON scientific experiment coordinated by Indiana University.

We used the best data loggers to read the Radon levels before and after weatherization. One would suspect that tightening the house would increase levels.

Poured concrete foundations VS stone was a necessary part of the testing

After hundreds of homes tested the results were inconclusive. I am not at all concerned with air born radon but the realtors here mandate the home inspector do them with their crappy test strips. Worthless test.

At my home the water Radon was through the roof so we installed an system

--73.182.xxx.xxx




Move over Lead! (by JAC [OH]) Posted on: Jan 15, 2019 5:31 AM
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Every house up for sale in our neighborhood has been checked for the last 10 years. Half of them have mitigation installed. It's one of the go to's for house inspectors to help justify their cost. --74.215.xxx.xx




Move over Lead! (by cjl [NY]) Posted on: Jan 15, 2019 8:59 AM
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Ok so I tried to upload the EPA site for you to check it out but this site is blocking the post.

Typically, radon gas exceeding four pico-curies per liter (4 pic/lit) is considered high and should be mitigated.

the site is www.epa.gov/radon --209.217.xxx.xx





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