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Old 11-02-2013, 05:46 PM   #1
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I have two proposals. One uses the AMG Maverick and the other the Radonaway RP-145. The Radonaway is less powerful, yet more expensive. Does that mean it is better, or are both okay.

One guy specifies 3" to the pump and 4" beyond. The second is 4" all the way, but he is running it much further. Anything to be concerned about either? (the second guy wants to take it to the garage and up through the house; the first just goes up the side of the house. I think the side of the house will be fine, as no one will see it there, and it is rather cheaper)

Both pumps seem underpowered for a 1900sf basement, but my radon is only 5.1, so maybe I don't need much?

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5.1 picocuries per liter? That is barely over the EPA target of 4 picocuries per liter. Are you sure you want to remediate this "problem" at all? You may want to research the literature on radon danger before you embark on this fix.

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5.1 picocuries per liter? That is barely over the EPA target of 4 picocuries per liter. Are you sure you want to remediate this "problem" at all? You may want to research the literature on radon danger before you embark on this fix.
I tested it 3 times over the last year and it has gone up a bit each time. I will have to fix it before I sell it, so I might as well do it now.
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Radon mitigation is a total scam. I worked in the nuclear industry for more than 30 years, so know a bit about the subject. There are many, many things that will kill you or make you sick long before Radon ever does. Save your money.
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Radon mitigation is a total scam. I worked in the nuclear industry for more than 30 years, so know a bit about the subject. There are many, many things that will kill you or make you sick long before Radon ever does. Save your money.
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Gosh, that explains SO much....

I'm kidding, of course.
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Gosh, that explains SO much....

I'm kidding, of course.
I don't even glow in the dark. And none of my kids have extra toes or anything like that.
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Tell them to take a hike. If the reading went up, when the hvac system was off, and the house was closed up, yes you will get a higher reading in the basement, because there is no air movement down there.

Not even worth it. They are putting the systems in brand new builds in our area, which our area is not even a known high reading for Radon, unlike up in Chicago, or elsewhere, where you would have a lot of Granite under the Earth.

Really with your reading, again, just not worth the costs to put in the system. Radon mitigation is nothing more than a money grab, and they use statistics that they cannot back up, when they come in trying to scare people into the system. Really all the system is doing, is keeping the ground under the slab dry, because it is moving air under there. That is all it is doing and nothing else.
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I'm a fan of 'information'.....so...here are a few links....

http://www.homeprony.com/xSites/Insp...ut%20Radon.pdf
I really like this one....

But I like this one even better....
http://www.forensic-applications.com/radon/radon.html

What is obvious when you do a search....the 'The Sky Is Falling' proponents are 'selling' something.
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I'm a fan of 'information'.....so...here are a few links....

http://www.homeprony.com/xSites/Insp...ut%20Radon.pdf
I really like this one....

But I like this one even better....
http://www.forensic-applications.com/radon/radon.html

What is obvious when you do a search....the 'The Sky Is Falling' proponents are 'selling' something.
They are selling people into paying for the people that run these companies, family vacations for skiing, high end boats and other toys.

As for some Home Inspector site trying to sell Radon Mitigation, that is as bad as our current administration in D.C., trying to sell Health Care. It does not fly.
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Bottom line....it's more dangerous walking across the street
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Bottom line....it's more dangerous walking across the street
Actually more dangerous to walk the streets on the South Side of Chicago, then walk across the street anywhere else.

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