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PSWired

join:2006-03-26
Annapolis, MD

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reply to Archivis

Re: Educate me on Radon

My parents had a house built in 2001 when I was living at home. The radon level in the basement was several times above the EPA action level.

The house was built with a "passive radon mitigation system" which was essentially a sealed sump pit with a 4" PVC vent pipe leading to the roof. There was a perimeter drain field attached to the sump pit as well.

I added an inline blower to the vent pipe and a manometer to monitor the sub-slab vacuum level. Subsequent re-tests showed radon levels *well* under the EPA limit. Total cost was $200 or so.

The blower has been running 24/7 for 11+ years now.

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AVD
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said by PSWired:

Total cost was $200 or so.

not including the electricity you have been using to run the unit. Probably a few bucks a month, but it all adds up.
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